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Mohammedridha Alaskari

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Why does the security situation in Iraq remain as it is?

We need to focus on the real issues facing the Iraqi Security forces / departments to establish a good security conditions country-wide.

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    Mar 24 2013: Mohammedridha,
    Who are these extremists that you mention? What kind of people are they? What do they want? Why do they believe that violence is the way to get what they want? You said, there are extremists on both sides, Sunni and Shia. What side does AQI take?
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      Mar 24 2013: Arkady,
      here are the most active extremist groups in Iraq:
      1- AQI (alqaeda in Iraq).
      2- Baathists
      3- AII (aljash aleslami in Iraq)
      4- (PKK) Kurdistan Workers Party
      5- AAH (asaed ahl alhaq)
      6- Alyaoum Almawood Brigade

      There's a lot of them but the groups show above conducting the most effective attacks in Iraq, by the way Muslims don't considering them as a part of Islam.


      - They are radical people.
      - They want to oust anyone who does not agree with them and not be subjected to them.
      - I guess they believe in violence because they have brains been washed by the extremist leaders.

      I would like to explain something important: EXTREMIST GROUPS ARE NOT FROM SUNNI OR SHIITE SIDE. THEY HAVE DIFFERENT BELIEFS THAN SHIITE OR SUNNI. AS I SEE, EXTREMIST ARE TARGETING ALL IRAQIS AS A ONE TARGET.
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        Mar 24 2013: This seems like an extremely tough situation. My philosophy is to stay away from violence altogether. But I admire people like Mahatma Gandhi and Martin Luther King.

        I find that Westerners are very misinformed about Middle East. I'm not sure if you can get a good advice or solution from the Western culture.

        I wish you the best in your pursuit.
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          Mar 24 2013: Arkady,
          The reason of posting this question in English is to get advice by westerns because most of their countries used to have kind of same issue in my country long time back, and now most of the western countries they live in peace & sustainability.
          I believe Arab failed to make arab world much better, you can see what we earned from ARAB SPRING !!
          More bloody Arab nation..
          So sorry to say so, but it is the truth my friend..
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        Mar 24 2013: Look back at history. After the United States declared their independence in 1776, there was a war with Great Britain, there were decades of slave trading and driving out Indians from their land, there was a Civil war that ended in 1865 (89 years after Independence), women got to vote in 1920, apartheid ended in 1964, and gay rights just start to be debated. French history is not much "more civilized".

        When Mahatma Gandhi was asked, "what do you think of Western civilization?", he answered: "I think, it's a good idea." I don't think Arabs are lacking anything. It just takes time.
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          Mar 25 2013: Arkady,
          Its been a long time, Arab still remain in same stage, this is my point of view, I might be wrong, or right..
          I also agree with what Mahatma said; Western civilization is good idea!

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