Patrick Cockburn is interviewed on the Basra protests and discontent that’s detailed in his article “The Major Uprising in Basra and Southern Iraq that the world should be worrying about in the Middle East right now“. Cockburn talks about the motivation of the Sunnis in the area to revolt, their living conditions, and how they’ve been cut out of the government. The protesters have burned government buildings, including the Iranian consulate, in their anger.
Patrick Cockburn is the Middle East correspondent for The Independent and the author of The Age of Jihad and Chaos & Caliphate.
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