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Thread #97835   Message #2208211
Posted By: Teribus
04-Dec-07 - 08:40 AM
Thread Name: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
Subject: RE: BS: Maliki doesn't want more U.S. troops
"Which Sunnis are you talking about teribus?"

So its still all "black" and "white" with you is it dianavan, no shades of grey at all. And you telling us all about reasonable discussion. Now then lets start shading in a few areas of grey shall we Dianavan.

First point I note that Ron, yourself and a quite a number on this Forum keep trotting out, "The Sunni's this, the Sunni's that, etc etc." making no differentiation as to their race. Iraqi Kurdish Shia and Iraqi Kurdish Sunni have been rubbing along together just fine since we in the West have stood guardians over them since 1991.

Then you have the Iraqi Sunni Arabs, who formerly supported the insurgency and Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq, but who now by and large have given up on the insurgency and have now rounded on their former allies Al-Qaeda-in-Iraq.

Now 97% of Iraq's population are Muslim - Iraq's population is 26,783,383 - so 25,979,882 of them are muslim.

Of the muslim population of Iraq roughly 40% are Sunni - so the number of Sunni (Both Kurd and Arab) is around 10,391,953.

So am I correct in thinking that out of damn near 10.4 million people you regard the arrest of 36 of them to be significant in some way of illustrating that Sunni Arabs are not co-operating with the Government? Dianavan quite the reverse, who do you think gave them up? Who did they give them up to? Reconciliation at work.