Once again, r_bayless has asked a question that led to a response from my Iraqi friend. Here is the resulting conversation.
* Dividing Iraq would be bad under the current ruling parties, though a federal system might work under a different set of leaders.
* Political parties can't be trusted.
* The USA just sat by and watched as the militias and their foreign backers gained strength
Jassim: good morning
Karen: how are you today?
Jassim: fine thanks
Jassim: oohh I see an e mail from you
Jassim: let me read it plz
Jassim: ok what question
Jassim: woooow this is a long question
Jassim: so breifly what he was talking about??
Karen: basically, he's asking whether it would be a good idea or not to divide Iraq into three countries; a Kurdish country, a Sunni country and a Shia country
Jassim: well this would be so wrong
Jassim: no Iraqi would accept this idea
Jassim: also if we divided it then basing on what ?
Karen: Ethinc majority in a given regioni
Jassim: relegioun, nationality or another consideration ?
Jassim: this would resolve nothing and incease the problem
Jassim: I know that some people in Iraq wanting it but they know it is impossible
Jassim: like Kurds, they were always trying to achaive it, but in the other hand they know it is not possible... even if they could achaive it it would not survive for many reasons
Jassim: the nighbors countries would not allow it completely
Jassim: also the Shia party we talked about that day aim for a similer thing
Jassim: but not independing in a country, actually they are working here now and I can see them in Najaf working to be independent like in a federal region only to be able to control this area as they want
Jassim: their relation with Iran is not a secret
Jassim: so they are like working to be in control in this region without any intervention from any party and I believe that for this reason they are trying to fail the american plans in Iraq
Jassim: whih forse the american to withdraw from Iraq under the pressure from the American people, that time they will be free to do what they want and put their hands completely on the area furtunes
Jassim: we see this happening now at least in Najaf
Karen: So, you think that it is better to keep the Sunni and Shia in the same country? Do you agree with setting up autonomous federal regions?
Jassim: this is why I believe that they are more dangerous then Sader militia
Jassim: yes I believe in the first part of your question but do not believe with the second one
Jassim: I'm not against the idea of federation it self but I'm against implementing it by those people, they are completely untrusted and they would use it for bad things
Karen: So, the problem is with the United Iraqi Alliance, not with federal regions
Jassim: you can say that
Jassim: this is not only for them, they are another parties walking in the same way
Jassim: I can say some thing
Jassim: we do not trust any political party in Iraq
Jassim: except a very few parties
Jassim: and even those are powerless
Karen: which parties do you trust?
Jassim: may be the Iraqi nation party
Jassim: which it small and powerless
Jassim: but lestin
Jassim: people now started to relaize that it is better to them to follow a parties with no relegious or nationality shape
Jassim: I think their name is Tecnocrat
Jassim: not sure about the spelling
Jassim: I feel always how difecult to explain the situation in Iraq
Jassim: to the non Iraqi people
Jassim: it is too complex here and it is one of the main reasons behind bad interventions of other countries
Jassim: we believed that USA mistakes were because of the poor knowldge in Iraq
Karen: what do you think can be done to stop the sectarian violence between the Shia and Sunni militias?
Jassim: stop the heads of them and people behind it
Jassim: I have a list lol
Karen: do tell
Jassim: the first one should disaapear is Hareth Al Thary and what he represent
Karen: Al Sadr
Jassim: Salih Al Motlag, Adnan Al Dulaimy
Jassim: and some others
Jassim: yes Al Sader
Jassim: which it more important is to stop the Arabic intervention in Iraq
Jassim: the Arabic countries are supporting them in every thing
Jassim: Saudia Arabia may looks like an innocent in what is going on in Iraq but they are not, a huge support come from them
Jassim: same for Qatar, Eygept, seriya
Karen: yes, there are those here who say that as well. Unfortunately, the current United States government and the Saudi ruling family are great friends
Jassim: some thing to force those countries to stop this bad intervention and support
Jassim: yes they are
Jassim: this is one of the main reason that makes USA government ssems not serious in resolve the bad situation inIraq
Jassim: there are also an intervention from Iran but it is not worse as they show
Jassim: it can be controlled at least
Jassim: those extreamist were moving and establish all this chaios in Iraq while the American were only watching them
Jassim: with out stopping or failing their plans
Karen: without causing their plans to fail
Jassim: and look now, they became very strong and powerfull and it became so diffecult to stop them, same as what happen in Najaf
Jassim: no this was not my meaning
Jassim: I mean American were only watching those extreamist people gathering and establishing a powerful terrorizm organization with out do any thing to stop it
Jassim: like I explaind for you what happened in Najaf with Muqtada
Jassim: when it became too late American start to move so slowly, what a freeking policy is this ??
Jassim: the american embasador in Iraq was claiming to share some parties in the new government who are the same who killed the american soldiers so badly
Jassim: I meant the americans did nothing to stop the extreamist's plans