Iraq after ISIS: Divide it or Fix it?

More than two years after fighters from the Islamic State (ISIS) captured the city of Fallujah, Iraqi Security Forces (ISF) liberated the embattled city last Sunday, paving the way for the long-awaited march against the group’s largest stronghold in Mosul. Although welcome news, the war is far from over. Even if Iraqi forces can uproot ISIS from Mosul before the end of the year, suicide bombings and guerilla attacks remain a grave threat throughout the country.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Divide it like Gaul into three parts. Neither Sykes nor Picot knew his ass from his elbow about demographics.

    • UCSPanther

      Europe after WWI had a fondness for creating unsustainable constructs and calling them “nations”. Yugoslavia is a prime example, and Syria, Jordan and Iraq are similar setups. They may have seemed like a good idea at the time, but it must now come to an end.

  • xavier

    Divide i

    It was originally 3 separate provinces. They were put together by Churchill for the oil fields

    Break it up and protect the Kurds,Yazadis and Christains with their own country. Let the rest burn Iran will be locked with a death struggle in Iraq as the Saudis will continue the war that’s raging in Yemen

  • Hard Little Machine

    Thunderdome that shithole.

  • canminuteman

    Let them divide it and fix it themselves. We could provide the sort of help one sovereign nation provides to another as long as they act like civilized countries, and if they don’t they are on their own. Or we can just make the whole region into a glass parking lot.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      Well, they paved paradise after all.