The highly unexpected victory of
Donald Trump in the US presidential elections sent shock waves
across the world, but for Iraq’s PM Haider al-Abadi, it
unquestionably heralded the beginning of what promises to be a
long-running painful nightmare.
The liberation of Mosul, backed up by Sunni powers, themselves backed up by western powers, will only add to the general feeling of injustice experienced by Shias and will only benefit Iran and its conspiracy theories.
goes on in Baghdad, plans need to be put in place to make people’s lives more bearable. Planning should not wait until the war ends, because in
Baghdad, as in much of Iraq, war is now the new normal.