Why would an “all out war between Shiites and Sunnis” be a “nightmare”?–Â Hugh Fitzgerald
“There’s still a tendency to see these things in Sunni-Shia terms. But the Middle East is going to have to overcome that.” – Condoleezza Rice,Â January 2007.
Six years later, Washington is even more clueless than it was then.
“Dozens killed by car and suicide bombs in Iraqi cities,” from theÂ BBC, May 20 (thanks to JW):
No one particularly cares about the bloody ideology that incites all this murder. To investigate that would lead to uncomfortable questions about the texts and teachings of Islam. Better to focus on the latest “Islamophobia” report instead.
Note also that there will be no international outcry over the “desecration” of these mosques. That is because the bombers were Muslims; that kind of moral opprobrium is reserved solely for the kuffar.
“Fresh bombings in Iraq target Shiite mosque, 9 killed,” fromÂ ANI, May 21:
Beijing: At least nine people were killed and 53 others wounded in bombing attacks against two Shiite mosques in Iraq’s southern city of Hilla on Monday, a police source said.
A suicide bomber wearing explosive vest blew himself up at Al- Wardiyah mosque in Hilla, some 100 km south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad, and about five minutes later a bomb exploded in the nearby Al-Galagh mosque, the source told Xinhua on condition of anonymity.
The two attacks targeted worshipers in the Shiite mosques and some of the wounded people were in critical conditions, he added.
No group has so far claimed responsibility for the deadly attacks, but the al-Qaida front in Iraq, in most cases, were responsible for such massive attacks in the country, raising fears that the terrorist group and other militia could return to widespread violence.
Earlier on Monday, a series of car bombs and shootings mainly targeting Shiite areas across Iraq killed at least 61 people, including several Iranian pilgrims, and wounded some 200, apparently in an attempt to stir up sectarian strife among Iraqis….