Seriously? Barack Obama really thinks he can end a bloody Middle Eastern schism going back
centuries 1400 years?
There was another affirmative action cookie by the name of Condolleezza Rice, who famously saidÂ Â inÂ January 2007:
“There’s still a tendency to see these things in Sunni-Shia terms. But the Middle East is going to have to overcome that.”
But now we got the Obamessiah:
We’re going to have to train the military there more capably.Â We’ve got to do more effective diplomatic work to eliminate the schism between Sunni and Shia that has been fueling so much of the violence in Syria, in Iraq.Â And so we put together a plan that is compatible with the kind of work that we’re doing now.
Is this man really so colossally vain? (Andrew Bolt)
Obama should start his grand mission of uniting Muslims in Gaza – before Hamas becomes the moderate option:
Abu Hafs al-Maqdisi is leader of Jaish al-Oumah â€” the Army of the Nation â€”one of nine Salafist groups in Gaza that believe Hamas is not pushing sharia quickly enough…
They are: Jaish al Oumah (Army of the Nation); Jaljalat (Rolling Thunder); Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam); Ansar al-Sunnah (Loyal Followers of Sunnah); Jund Ansar Allah (Soldiers of Followers of Allah); the Al Tawheed Brigades (The One God Brigades); the Al Haman Mohamed Bin Maslamah Brigades; the Mujahideen Shoura Council (the Defenders of God Council); and Ahrar al-Watan (the Free of the Homeland).
All are Sunni, all want sharia law immediately and some endorse kidnappings…
The rivalry has spilled into gunfights. In 2009 Jund Ansar Allah declared the south of Gaza a caliphate. Hamas surrounded the group’s mosque and opened fire, with 28 members killed…
Added to this lethal cocktail is Islamic Jihad, a formidable rival to Hamas. While Hamas has aligned itself with Sunni powers â€” particularly Qatar â€” Islamic Jihad has aligned itself with Iran, leader of the Shia world.
One Western intelligence source who specialises in arms movements in the Middle East tells The Australian that in the recent war with Israel Islamic Jihad had more lethal weapons than Hamas, because theirs had been supplied by Iran, while many of Hamas’s were made in Gaza.