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Iraq's problem is really an internal Islamic Conflict

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Submitted by David Goshen (Israel), Jul 24, 2007 at 16:02

I fully agree with the need to take Coalition Forces out of the cities & use them to protect vital interests such as oil supplies & leave the Coalition Forces a springboard for other Middle Eastern operations or by vitue of being on hand stablising the whole region.

I do not believe that the civil war in Iraq is being waged against Coalition Forces in the main. True, there are attacks on the Coalition Forces & the losses of life are terrible, but the real reason for the civil war is a religious dispute between the extremist intensely religious Shieites and the moderate Sunnis who controlled the Arab World for hundreds of years & are about to lose the control to the Sheites.

As it is strictly an Islamic Religious Dispute, only Islamic Forces can solve the problem or bring about a cease fire. The most powerful Islamic State in the Region is Turkey which with the help of Egypt should be called in to settle the carnage & let the Coalition Troops be off the stage in the unpopulated or strategic areas.

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