In Iraq, a bushel of problems threaten stability By: Chesley Lucas

posted Nov 2, 2013, 3:34 PM by Unknown user   [ updated Nov 10, 2013, 3:05 PM by Social Studies with Mister Parker ]

 Only two short years since the U.S army's extraction from Iraq to help destroy the Al Qaeda. Since then the conditions there had steadily increased for the worst this is because the government is controlled by Sunni Muslim controlled but the majority of people are Shia Muslims to add on to the trouble Iraq is a command economy. The difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims is the Sunni Muslims believe that Muhammad’s authority should be passed to a person who knows the religion but the Shia believe that Muhammad’s gifts are passed down through his genes. On November 1st 2013 an Al Quad-ea suicide bomber bombed a coffee shop in Iraq. Now Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is in Washington to beg for help from the United States in battling the al Qaeda.  

    This relates to our standards because we studied how the U.S helped established a government in Iraq. We learned that Iraq’s government is Sunni controlled so this causes a lot of conflict. We also learned that Iraq is a demand economy.