She demonstrates that, despite the Ba'thist regime
's pretensions to political hegemony, its frequent reliance on collective punishment of various groups reinforced and cemented identity divisions.
The choice of a Soviet company was made mainly for security reasons, in view of threats then from Saddam's Ba'thist regime
Providing numerous examples from the lives of the Iraqi people, he sheds light on the strategies through which the Ba'thist regime
established control over the people.
Fadavi further noted Iran's strong resistance against the Iraqi invasion in the 1980s, and said Iran could repel the former Ba'thist regime
of Iraq in those years while Iranians had just moved passed a revolution and the country was much weaker than what it is today and Iraqis were supported by many countries.
Following a positive relationship with Washington, the Ba'thist regime
was recast after the 1990 Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, and again when it was drafted into the Bush administration's "War on Terror" after the attacks of September 11.
In view of the extraordinarily high stakes it is useful to compile a preliminary balance sheet of the situation in the various parts of Iraq six months after the overthrow of the Ba'thist regime
. It is also worth considering the posture of neighbouring states, particularly Syria and Iran.
It provides a political history of modern Iraq with critical observation of the Ba'thist regime
which has ruled since 1968.
In 1966, however, the Ba'thist regime
was taken over by members of Syria's Alawite minority who re-made the party to suit their interests, as well as the armed forces and numerous security units.
He was believed to have been assassinated by the Ba'thist regime
because he tried to enlarge his religious activities for re-establishing hawza and to increase its relation with society through the Friday Prayer.
The fields were not damaged during the war, despite fears that the Ba'thist regime
would set fire to the wells.
Therefore, Saddam Hussein's dictatorial Ba'thist regime
was far from representing the model to be imitated because, in the eyes of the Maghrebis and other Arabs, this type of regime had serious limitations.
What is happening to the Alawite/ Ba'thist regime
of Bashar al-Assad in Syria - facing a stubborn Sunni-led revolution since March 15, 2011 - will affect Iran's Shi'ite theocracy which heads an axis of what it calls "anti-US/anti-Israel forces" in the Greater Middle East (GME).