Iraq bombs are a warning to Maliki says Jonathan Steel

Like Juan Cole, Jonathan Steel writing here for the Guardian also advises reconciliation with disgruntled Sunni Arabs if future attacks are to be prevented. But, again, what if the discontent among the Sunni Arab community and the Sunni insurgency is more to do with a refusal to accept that they no longer dominate the seats of power than anything else? Cole refers to this but fails to provide a remedy.

Do we really want to reward Sunni militants? Steel and Cole’s analysis could be deemed apologetic to the atrocities committed by the Sunni insurgency, and conducive to an environment of terror and coercion.

Advertisements

One thought on “Iraq bombs are a warning to Maliki says Jonathan Steel

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s