Skip to comments.The Muslim Civil War (Sunni vs Shiite)
Posted on 06/04/2013 5:55:50 AM PDT by george76
Yusuf al-Qaradawi, the prominent Sunni cleric, said Friday that Hezbollah and Iran are "more infidel than Jews and Christians." Coming from the guy who once lauded Hitler for exacting "divine punishment" on the Jews, that really is saying something.
That the war in Syria is sectarian was obvious almost from the start, despite the credulous belief that Bashar Assad ran a nonsectarian regime. That a sectarian ruling minority fighting for its life would not fold easily was obvious within months, despite happy guarantees that the regime's downfall would come within weeks. That a sectarian war in Syria would stir similar religious furies in Iraq and Lebanon was obvious more than a year ago, despite wishful administration thinking that staying out of Syria would contain the war to Syria alone.
What should be obvious today is that we are at the dawn of a much wider Shiite-Sunni war, the one that nearly materialized in Iraq in 2006 but didn't because the U.S. was there, militarily and diplomatically, to stop it. But now the U.S. isn't there. What's left to figure out is whether this megawar isn't, from a Western point of view, a very good thing.
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Is Bozo a Sunni or a Shite?
He acts like a Shite.
I see the Syrian conflict widening.
And I got 20 bucks on the Ruskies.
Sunni v. Shia ‘til the end of time. Let them have at it and - McCain, I’m looking at you - stay out of it. Reagan had it right when he let Saddam and the Ayatollah go at it hammer and tongs. Let them exhaust their wealth and their population; we’ll be better off for it.
Surprisingly, the administration is supporting the Sunni Rebels (*cough* Al Qaeda in Syria *cough*).
The author starts with building a case for inaction so he can knock it down. However, I do not think he ever knocks down his own straw man argument. If fact he ends with stated that Obama has worked himself into a corner with very little options. So why wouldn’t the US secretly embrace an Islamic civil war?
Lemmie see, now............
Its the BAD GUYS versus the BAD GUYS, IMHO.
Pull up a chair, and please pass the popcorn.
Got any beer?
When you enemies are killing each other, get out of the way.
I miss the days of the Iran/Iraq War.
Selling as much oil as they could to buy our weapons.
And then using those weapons to help each other find their 72 virgins.
It is a bit more complicated than that because the part of Iraq that borders Syria is Sunni dominated. You have Sunni’s from that area fighting for the Free Syrian Army but the Shiite gov’t in Baghdad is allowing Iranian overflights into Syria.
I see no good options other than a quarantine around Islamic states. Maybe Red Cross aid, only if security is guaranteed.
Christians are being persecuted in those countries. I'd use that as an opportunity to halt our current immigration system to one that makes some sense: those Christian Arab refugees and those from other countries who are highly skilled and those who are wealthy enough to start businesses that hire beyond members of their family.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Go long on popcorn futures.
Obama’s a Sunni and his foreign policy objectives prove that. At every step he’s benefited Sunnis. The only exception is in Iran. There, my suspicion is that he prefers Sharia over liberty.
Muslims are nihilistic. Obama is encouraging them and Islamizing the US government as best he can. It will take a long hard purge to remove the moles.
One danger is that many of these Christians are also socialists. Islam prefers a controlled market.
Whomever is losing needs to be given more small arms...
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