Friday, January 27, 2012

Iraq: Sunni vs Shia Pt 1400

Since the death of Muhammad in 632AD, Islam has been fighting among itself for control of its soul.  Sunni at 85% and Shia at 15% (appx) means there will always be bad blood, and since this animosity is based in core Islamic beliefs, the violence and bloodshed is not something anyone can control, except the warring parties themselves.  And after 1400 years, that prospect is as likely as me seeing Angeline Jolie in the shower.  It's just not going to happen, and the sooner we realize this, the sooner we can address the real enemy, and act accordingly.

One big reason we did nothing productive in Iraq is because we never understood the core principles of the people we dealt with.  We were played, victims of taqiyya, and it's our own damned fault.

From the Wall Street Journal January 28 by Sam Dagher and Ali A. Nabhan

Dozens Killed in Attack on Iraqi Funeral Procession

BAGHDAD—Dozens of people were killed and wounded when a suicide car bomber attacked a funeral procession in Baghdad on Friday, days after an al Qaeda-linked insurgent group warned it would step up its fight against Iraq's government, security forces and Shiite majority.

The suicide bomber rammed his explosives-laden vehicle into a crowd that included the pallbearers at a funeral for an Iraqi army commander's brother, according to a Ministry of Interior official. The brother had been assassinated along with three other people on Thursday.

Friday's attack in the predominantly Shiite neighborhood of Zafaraniyah.

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