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Will Maliki Survuve?

Discussion in 'Middle Eastern Politics' started by qalam, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. qalam

    qalam New Member

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    I have said several times in other venues that I believe he will not make it to the end of the year.


    BAGHDAD - For
    Iraq's embattled prime minister, the Askariya shrine bombing could not have come at a worse time and could end up bringing down Nouri al-Maliki's unpopular government.

    Al-Maliki had sufficient troubles before suspected al-Qaida-linked Sunni militants brought down the Shiite shrine's two minarets Wednesday in the second such attack on the site in nearly 16 months.

    "Now, this government is in a race against time," said Ali al-Adeeb, a top Shiite lawmaker close to the prime minister. "The government is going through a critical phase and there are real fears that things can spiral out of control," he said, noting heightened political tensions after the bombing in Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad.


    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070616/ap_on_re_mi_ea/iraq_al_maliki_in_trouble
     
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