U.S. Senate to vote on Iraq division plan

The US Senate is expected to vote as early as Tuesday on a Bosnia-style plan to subdivide Iraq on ethnic lines, touted by backers as the sole hope of forging a federal state out of sectarian strife.


Now we have Article 41

They crossed the high seas; they poured out their billions; they sacrificed their sons .. to "liberate" Iraqis .. but what we, the women of Iraq got, is article 41.


Iraq MPs oppose US division plan

Two Iraqi parliamentary blocs have enunciated opposition to a US plan aiming to subdivide Iraq on ethnic lines, notably Kurds, Sunnis and Shiites. The US Senate was expected to vote as early as Tuesday on a Bosnia-style plan to subdivide Iraq on ethnic lines, touted by backers as the sole hope of forging a federal state out of sectarian strife.


Iraq VP dismisses subdivision plans

Visiting Iraqi Vice-President Adel Abdel-Mahdi here Thursday dismissed Iraq subdivision plans, saying the country has been united for 5,000 years.


Arab League condemns U.S. Senate view to segregate Iraq

The Arab League condemned Thursday the U.S. Senate view to separate Iraq into several sectarian parts, saying that the decision was reflecting a grim vision for the future of the fellow Arab country.


US in Iraq in 2013? Democrats say maybe

All three leading candidates conceded that they could not guarantee that all U.S. combat troops would be gone from Iraq by 2013, the end of the next president's first term in office.


US plans $2.3bn arms sale to Iraq

The US is ready to sell Iraq up to $2.3bn of weapons to help the Iraqi army grow and take over operations currently run by US and allied forces, the Pentagon has said.


Iraq PM rejects U.S. Congress call for federalism

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday a U.S. Senate resolution calling for the creation of separate Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurdish federal regions in Iraq would be a disaster for his country.


Iraq's Shiites, Sunnis reject US partition idea

Shiite and Sunni figures in Iraq dismissed Saturday a US Senate plan to split Iraq along ethnic and religious lines, while the Kurds welcomed it as the "only viable solution" to the present chaos.


Let's Try Partitioning The US

By Linda S. Heard

Isn't Iraq supposed to be a sovereign nation with an elected government? If so, then why is the US Senate attempting to meddle in its affairs by overwhelmingly passing a resolution calling for the country's partition into three, which is tantamount to ethnic cleansing?


From Information Clearing House


Senate Endorses Plan to Divide Iraq

Reporting for The Washington Post, Shailagh Murray says, "Showing rare bipartisan consensus over war policy, the Senate overwhelmingly endorsed a political settlement for Iraq that would divide the country into three semi-autonomous regions."


Iraq PM: Senate Proposal "a Catastrophe"

CBS News: "Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki on Friday rejected a US Senate proposal calling for the decentralization of Iraq's government and giving more control to the country's ethnically divided regions, calling it 'a catastrophe.'"


Senate Vote Unites Iraqis in Anger

Ned Parker and Raheem Salman, of The Los Angeles Times, report: "Iraq's political leadership, in a rare show of unity, skewered a nonbinding US Senate resolution passed last week that endorses the decentralization of Iraq through the establishment of semiautonomous regions. The measure, which calls for a relatively weak central government and strong regional authorities in Sunni Arab, Shiite and Kurdish areas, has touched a nerve here, raising fears that the United States is planning to partition Iraq."



US embassy rips Senate’s Iraq partition plan

Arizona Republic


The U.S. embassy on Sunday criticized a U.S. Senate resolution that could lead to a division of Iraq into sectarian or ethnic territories, agreeing with many Iraqi leaders in saying the proposal ‘would produce extraordinary suffering and bloodshed.’ The statement came hours after representatives of Iraq’s major political parties denounced the proposal that calls for power to be given to Shiite, Sunni or Kurdish regions. ‘Our goal in Iraq remains the same: a united, democratic, federal Iraq that can govern, defend, and sustain itself,’ the statement said...


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