Friday, August 12, 2005

t r u t h o u t - Stirling Newberry | Baghdad Putsch

" This transition means that a large fraction of the armed, organized, and able to govern Shia elite has lost faith in the US backed process, and sees an opportunity to sweep the Sunni completely out of the government. And it means that the unity within the Shia groups is broken. Both of these developments suit the Sunni insurgency just fine - the leading organizations of the insurgency have openly stated that they want a government in the same style as that which Saddam presided over. For them, disenfranchisement of the Sunni minority is a crucial step in the process of radicalizing the Sunni population."

This morning John Reid came on the Today Programme to tell us how well things are going in Iraq. He was as usual trounced by John Humphries. But he did keep his temper and died with dignity for a change.

This blog gets a lot closer to the truth, it seems to me.
Iraq is polarising fast. The majority Shia are becoming disillusioned with American led solutions and are pushing out the Sunnis and the non religious technocrats like the mayor of Baghdad.

When John Humphries quotes middle eastern sources saying civil war has already started he is not far wrong.

From a passionate humanist point of view the disenfranchisement of women is one appalling consequence of the American invasion.

But then that fits quite well with neo-con Christianity.

Soon the men will be back in control of women's bodies in those other disunited states too.

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