Mass protests have sprang up across Iraq reminiscent of the people power movement in Syria. The mainly Sunni protesters have risen up against the increasingly despotic Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki, with many sporting the flags of the Free Syria movement as well as the Saddam era Iraqi national flag. Their objectives it seems is to depose Maliki, his Shia government and cast of the spectre of Iranian domination. Could we see Iraq spiral out of control, once again into a bloody sectarian civil war between the Sunnis and Shia?
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