Iraq is about to enter another civil war, and this one is unlike the last one due to leftover politico-social ramifications of the 2001-2012 war and ongoing turmoil in neighboring Syria. Back to the future… Back in Iraq?
Now we know it’s not true.
In recent days, an ultra-radical faction of the Sunni terrorist network — ISIS, the Islamic State of Iraq & Al Sham — has captured huge swaths of Iraqi territory, hundreds of millions of dollars from Iraqi banks, and even U.S. military equipment.
At the moment, ISIS forces are rapidly moving toward Baghdad, imposing Sharia law, killing thousands, terrorizing millions, creating an exodus of Iraqis trying to flee for safety, and raising serious new questions:
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