July 02, 2006

Civil war in Iraq?

This might be a sign of a tactical blunder by al Qaeda, Bin Laden is calling for Sunni Muslims to attack Shiite Muslims in Iraq. That al Qaeda would eventually start to attach Shiites is not surprising, it considers them heretics and only their brand of Sunni Islam to be the true form that must eventually be practiced world wide. But the timing is a little odd as they have not driven out the Americans and British yet (despite the best efforts of the British politicians to make it easy for them) and by starting attacking Shiites, who make up the majority of the population, al Qaeda could force the Shiites into supporting the coalition as the lesser of two evils. This would be a rather stupid thing to do from a strategic point of view, but Bin Laden is fighting a religious war and as we all know religion is stupid.


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