February 22nd, 2006, 04:34 AM #1
Blast destroys al Askariya 'Golden Mosque'
Hang on to your hats, boys and girls, it's gonna be a bumpy ride.
February 22nd, 2006, 10:58 AM #2
You would think at some point people would understand that they are being played by insurgents and actually get mad at them.
February 22nd, 2006, 12:03 PM #3
What "insurgents"?. The place is a full fledged civil war.RayH42450@gmail.com
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February 22nd, 2006, 12:34 PM #4
actually it is not full fledged civil war. I do not believe the population is that divided yet.
February 22nd, 2006, 12:38 PM #5
U.S. Says Will Help Rebuild Bombed Shrine
February 22nd, 2006, 05:59 PM #6Originally Posted by Epidemic
Mosque Attack Pushes Iraq Toward Civil WarBy ZIAD KHALAF, Associated Press Writer
9 minutes ago
SAMARRA, Iraq - Insurgents detonated bombs inside one of Iraq's holiest Shiite shrines Wednesday, destroying its golden dome and triggering more than 90 reprisal attacks on Sunni mosques. The president warned that extremists were pushing the country toward civil war.
With the gleaming dome of the 1,200-year-old Askariya shrine reduced to rubble, leaders on both sides called for calm and many Shiites lashed out at the United States as partly to blame.
But the string of back-and-forth attacks seemed to push Iraq closer to all-out civil war than at any point in the three years since the U.S.-led overthrow of Saddam Hussein.
"We are facing a major conspiracy that is targeting Iraq's unity," said President Jalal Talabani, a Kurd. "We should all stand hand in hand to prevent the danger of a civil war."
February 22nd, 2006, 07:52 PM #7
Divide and conquer, a time-old strategic war tactic yet extremely effective.
February 23rd, 2006, 09:23 AM #8Originally Posted by Epidemic
February 23rd, 2006, 07:41 PM #9
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That assumes they are distinctive groups; I am not convinced they are. Mao said that “the guerrilla must move thought the population like a fish moves through water” these guerrillas obviously can do that, which implies at least a degree of population support or at least tolerance. It seems to me that some people are just less inclined to take up arms but in reality sympathize with one violent group or another. This creates a situation where if violence is not quickly contained it soon becomes too late.
I fear any chance to salvage our situation in Iraq is fading fast.
February 23rd, 2006, 10:04 PM #10
I guarantee you it was Iran.
The more instability in Iraq the more trouble for US Forces, the harder it is (they think) to attack Iran. It is in Iran interest to make the Shia feel under attack by the Sunni's, and not protected by the USA.
Iran wants an unstable Iraq.Obama: The rich have the Federal Reserve and the poor have Harry Reid... LOL. Life really is unfair!
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