PetraeusÂ doesn’t think so:
Petraeus said: “This cannot be the United States being the air force for Shia militias, or a Shia on Sunni Arab fight.” He is half-right. If the U.S. did intervene, it would indeed be acting as the air force for Shia militias, and for the weak Shia regime in Baghdad.
USeful idiots welcome:
- Hassan Rouhani says Iran ready to aid Shi’ites in Iraq, “can think” of cooperating with U.S.
- Iraq’s Shi’ite Prime Minister calls for jihad against Sunni jihadists
Sunni Shiites United Against Jews
- Iran resumes financial assistance to Hamas–-Â My brother against my brother, and both of us against the Jews…
Iraq’s Maliki: I won’t quit as condition of US strikes against Isis militants—As senators say Iraqi PM’s sectarian leadership must end, Maliki calls upon west to give urgent air and intelligence support
Rouhani: Iran will protect Shia shrines in Iraq
It was only the invasion by the American troops that rescued the Shi’a of Iraq from Saddam Hussein’s relentless and ruthless campaign against them. That invasion was made by men who listened to people they thought were “Iraqi exiles” but who were, to a man and woman, Shiite Iraqi exiles — Ahmad Chalabi, Kanan Makiya (a “cultural Muslim” who claimed to be a freethinker), Rend Al-Rahim Franke, and others. It may still not have dawned on many of the people involved that they were snookered by Shi’a to get rid of Saddam Hussein and, with him, Sunni rule. And now a new administration is wiling to send advisers to help the Iraqi government — which it may not understand is, now under Maliki and under any conceivable successor to Maliki chosen through election — really an Iraqi Shi’a government, to defend Shi’a interests by helping against ISIS.
Does that make the Shi’a grateful to the Americans? Doesn’t look that way. SeeÂ here.
In Iran, Ayatollah Khamenei and other clerics keep warning aboutÂ those who would divide Sunnis and Shia. The Iranians, and other Shia, call them “takfiris” and keep hoping that they don’t, won’t, can’t possibly represent more than a handful of wild-eyed uber-Sunnis. ButÂ Sunnis have been at the throats of the Shi’a for a long time. They kill them in Pakistan. They attack them in Yemen. They deprive them of full political participation in Kuwait. They suppress them in Bahrain. They subjugate them, and carry on campaigns against them in the media, in Saudi Arabia. They once dismissed them as a despised minority, and now fear them, as a possible majority, in Lebanon. The hatred of Sunnis for Shi’a has not been encouraged by the Americans, the Israelis, the British, the French. And these Kuffar are incapable of whipping up such sentiments. In fact, the Americans spent much of their time in Iraq trying to keep the two groups from fighting, tried to keep the Iraqi state from merely being a pawn for Shi’a interests as it had been under Saddam for Sunnni ones, and in Afghanistan, they stopped the Sunni Taliban from continuing to kill the Shi’a Hazara.
And all you have to do is spend some time looking at all the anti-Shia propaganda, produced and up-loaded by Shi’a, to understand the depths of this hatred. As with the posting at the top of this page.