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Purpose of iraq war institute a democratic government

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Purpose of Iraq war: Institute a democratic government What body ofg government was established after we killed Hussein’s government: Coalition provisional aurthority, objective: de-bhaafication: eliminate Bhaafis party (Hussein’s party) Why was AQI (al-Qaeda Iraq) formed? Nothing to do with Shiia and the Sunnis. Formed to resist US occupation Why did people get into politics of Iraq? To take some oil reserve money 1 st things economically we did in Iraq? Privatization of oil Who founded Al-Qaeda in Iraq? Abu Massad Al-Zaccarwi. Killed with US air strike Baahaist party: Saddam’s party After ousted Saddam, CPA (coalition provisional authority) took control Did the US want to maintain government in Iraq and Afghanistan? No, wanted to prop up democratic government and then leave Syria: What’s going in in Syria? Civil war 5 or 6 dictators overthrown starting with Tunisia, lead into Libya, Egypt and slowly moving to Syria. Assad got afraid he’s lose his power and arrested 7 Syrian youth and tortured them Arab Spring lead to the detention of the Syrian youth. The subsequent torture and detention of Syrian youth which lead to the civil war How did it start? 7 protestors were arrested and tortured Turkey, Syria, Iraq all next to each other (TSI) Status of territorial occupation in Syria? Assad has most of it, rebels have little to none 2017 Freedom House report: Syria had worst possible scores in both civil liberties and political rights (scores of 7 in each)
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REBELS HAVE VERY SMALL PORTION OF TERRITORY IN Syria What is the role Iran is planning in Syrian war? 1) Funding Assad, Iran. 2) Iran also wanted to say fuck off to Saudi Arabia. US lifted sanctions for Iran and then lifted sanctions lead to giving Assad credit from Iran What is one of the reasons Russia is backing Syria Militarily? Only military facility outside of former
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  • Spring '07
  • Wahlrab
  • Al-Qaeda, Special Activities Division

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