US Troops Leave Iraq: Sunni VP Flees – New Terrorism Law Kicks In – Iraq’s Worst Nightmare?

The day after U.S. troops pulled out of Iraq, Tariq al-Hashemi, Iraq’s Sunni Vice President, went on the lam, fearing arrest. Hashemi is believed to be in Kurdistan. A second Vice President, Adil Abdul-Mahadi is Shia. Jalal Talabani serves as the current transitional President of the country. Talabani is Sunni, a non-Arab from Kurdistan. Some faction of the Government has accused Hashemi of conspiring to assassinate other Government officials. Saddam Hussain was a Sunni. The larger part of the world’s Muslims are Sunni.

The move against Iraq’s highest-ranking Sunni elected leader marked a sharp escalation in sectarian tension, raising fear of a resurgence of mass bloodshed. Although many Iraqis had welcomed the American withdrawal, there was also considerable fear violence would worsen afterward. “Iraq is slipping into its worst nightmares now, and Iraqi people will pay a high price because of the struggle among political blocs,” predicted one Shia analyst, Kadhum al-Muqdadi, in Baghdad.

More insight:

Hashemi is a longstanding rival to prime minister Nouri al-Maliki, and the arrest order came two days after the main Sunni political bloc, Iraqiya, suspended its participation in parliament because al-Maliki refused to give up control over key posts. Al-Maliki, a Shia, has made moves in recent months to consolidate his power. Hundreds of former members of the Ba’ath party of Saddam Hussein have been rounded up as security threats, although no proof has been given.

Read the entire story here, including reports of confessions on state-run television.

Posted by Maggie @ Maggie’s Notebook



  • The military leaders warned Odummer of this very thing happening. Of course Odummer is smarter and more of a military leader than those who have served for years and know how the mind of Muslims work.

    • And here we thought “Odummer” had no experience to be President.. cough cough.. What a total dweeb… and a dangerous dweeb at that.

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  • From my own observations Obama is a Sunni Muslim…his support for Sunnis has not gone un-noticed…he is also a huge supporter of the Muslim Brotherhood and no-one in Congress gives a damn!

  • Thank you for a very informative article.Islam is a complete way of life. We need to learn our deen and then implement it.

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  • Ref:”Islam is a complete way of life.” You got that right! Islam is not compatible with any other way of life on earth…you would think that they would have the smarts to figure out that everybody else can’t be wrong so it must be them.
    And just what do you mean by a “complete” way of life? If Islam has an answer to the question, “Why did God make you (or me)?”, I cannot seem to find an answer. But the one offered up by the Catholics seems to make for a complete way of life, “God made me to know Him, to love Him, and to serve Him in this world, and to be happy with Him for ever in heaven.” Now what can be more simpler than that? And nowhere does it say one has to perform some kind of Jihad to gain eternal happiness.
    The remainder of your comment, “We need to learn our deen and then implement it.” …I don’t have a clue what you are talking about…i.e., What’s a ‘deen’?