THE NONEXISTENT INTRA-SHIA WAR IN IRAQ

Just like the Times Magazine “The End of Iraq” cover that became a symbol of sensationalist journalism failure on Iraq in 2014, there is a new wave of doomsday analysis that started to build up in August and September predicting a new war in Iraq, this time between different Shi’i factions. The Institute for the Study of WarForeign Affairs, and the Wall Street Journal predicted ‘pro-Iran’ parties like Hadi Al-Ameri’s Fateh and the popular mobilization forces will clash against ‘pro-U.S.’ forces, represented by the likes of Muqtada Al-Sadr’s Sa’eroon and Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi’s Nasr. This scenario is falsely conceived despite other outlets following suit in pushing this narrative.

Political events taking place in October reveal a much different story…please continue reading the rest of the article on 1001 Iraqi Thoughts.

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