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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.


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