Scott Horton Interviews Daniel DePetris

Scott Horton, April 02, 2012

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Foreign Policy in Focus contributor Daniel DePetris discusses his article “Al-Qaeda in Iraq’s Strategy for 2012,” which boils down to restarting the sectarian civil war through terrorism designed to provoke Shia retribution; Iraq’s attempted reintegration into regional affairs through the first Arab League Summit in Baghdad in decades; how Gen. Petraeus’s surge strategy helped security in the short term, but didn’t fix any sectarian political problems; the Maliki government’s refusal to integrate the Sunni “Sons of Iraq” into the national security forces; and Maliki’s martial law approach to combating terrorism – which is losing him the hearts and minds of ordinary Iraqis.

MP3 here. (18:27)

Foreign Policy in Focus contributor Daniel R. DePetris is the senior associate editor of the Journal of Terrorism and Security Analysis.

3 Responses to “Daniel DePetris”

  1. Wake UP and smill the Pu$h MOssad huntincc ZoO.

  2. youtube.com/watch?v=2vaUgHHcAew

  3. Mossad does have a rather comfy "base camp" in Kurdistan, don't they?

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