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OIL is the most important energy resource o US wants to control oil to make sure Iraqi oil available to the World; Don’t want Iraqi oil to be in the ‘wrong’ hands Access to energy resources o US wants to make sure its allies and favored groups have enough money from Iraqi oil Politicization
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The coalition provisional authority (CPA) because the de-facto (ones giving orders) government of Iraq after the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s regime in April 2003. June 2004, the CPA was dissolved and power passed to an interim government. January 2005 general elections for Parliament The plan, at least on paper, was, first: to give the government back to the “right/ Shi’ites” Iraqis, that is: US allies and second: to establish democratic government o Sunhis and Shi’ites(majority) and smaller portion Kurds Has Iraq’s sovereignty been effectively restored? The authority of Iraq’s elected government is limited and challenged by armed groups of all kinds At end of 2015, “Iraq appeared to inch closer to dissolution along ethno-sectarian lines”, according to Freedom House Terrorist attack cities under government control, like Baghdad. Brutal killing, torture, and violence in areas under Islamic State (ISIS) control. Mass killings between Shiites and Sunnis o No one respects the constitution/government of Iraq De-Baathification was the CPA’s strategy of destroying the institutional base of support of Saddam Hussein’s regime o Saddam’s party (Baath party), Sunnis o Fired everyone in Baath party in government/destroy Saddam’s regime Immediately after taking over as the de-facto government, the CPA passed decrees disbanding the Army and firing civil servants leaving around 450,000 people unemployed An unintended effect of de-Baathification was the organization of an armed insurgency by Baath party loyalist in a predominately Sunni area that “progressively gained strength during the year” The insurgents attacked and killed US troops, perpetrated terrorist attacks on civilians and murdered prominent Iraqis who supported the invasion It was unintended, but somewhat predictable, that groups removed by force from their positions of power Last point on Prezi US destroyed the Sunni based government of Saddam Hussein and put in place Shia based governments 2004: Al-Zarqawi creates Al-Qaeda in Iraq (Sunni based who believe in killing Shias), pissed that he lost his job o Sunni declares war on Shias o Not the same organization Al-Queda in Afghanistan
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o Each Al-Queda operates independently 2006: the group changed name to the Islamic state of Iraq (ISIS) 2008: Al-Maliki government and the US signed an agreement by which “50,000 US military personnel remained in Iraq through 2011” Last US troops left the country in December 2011.
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