Civil War...? In Iraq...? Inconceivable...!

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    <center><h1><font color=red>Civil War...? In Iraq...? Inconceivable...!</font></h1></center>

    According to reports today, car bombs exploded near the Ali Iman shrine in Najaf, one of the most sacred sites to Shia Islam, and at a bus station in Karbala. Both cities are Shia controlled. According the <a href=http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/4109227.stm>BBC</a>, <blockquote>"...the aim of the bombers - believed to be Sunni insurgents - is to kill as many Shias as possible and try to stir up sectarian trouble ahead of the 30 January poll, our correspondent says.But leading Shias urged their supporters not to respond in kind.

    "The Shias are committed not to respond with violence, which will only lead to violence. We are determined on elections," said one of the most respected Shia clerics, Mohammed Bahr al-Uloum..."</blockquote>

    The key to avoiding all out civil-war between the Sunnis and the Shias lies in whether or not the Shia clerics can keep their followers in check. If they cannot, todays car bombings are but the first volley in a bloody internecine struggle between the Sunnis and the Shias. As to what the Kurds will do, that is anyone's guess. They may be content to play wait-and-see, letting the Sunnis and Shias slaughter each other. But should they be regularly attacked by either, or both, the Sunnis or Shias all bets are off. Iraq will become embroiled in a three-way civil war that will make Lebanon look like a Sunday-school picnic, as well as further radicalize and destabilize the entire region. If American forces step in, they will be accused of playing favorites, and will become targets to all involved.

    Both British and US intelligence summaries pointed to the very real possibility of a three way civil war in Iraq. But, as is typical of the Bush administration, if the projections donnot pass their ideological litmus test, they are ignored. If civil war does erupt it, and its consequences, can be laid squarely upon the doorstep of the Bush administration. They were warned against going into Iraq to begin with, but they chose to ignore those warnings...The blood, both US and Iraqi, is on their hands.

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    It is not, you stupid idiot. Try the scum-of-the-Earth terrorists, moron. Bush isn't over there blowing up Jewish children. :fu2:
     
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    His pursuit of an illegal and unjust war in Iraq rather than Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, leave him with the blood of the 9/11 victims, our US troops, and the countless Iraqi civilan casualties on his hands. Wake Up...! And smell the ashes...
     
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    Illegal and unjust?? Who said it was illegal? You're so ignorant it amazes me. Al-Qaeda is the thing that WE ARE FIGHTING RIGHT NOW IN IRAQ STUPID!! What do you think all those terrorists are??

    P.S. The civilian casualties caused by Bill Clinton's missile strikes in Serbia don't seem to bother you any. Why don't you wake up?
     
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    If the insurgents in Iraq are Al Qaeda it's because they came there after the invasion; Iraq is a festering incubation den for Islamo-terrorists. Terrorist doesn't necessarily = Al Qaeda. Take it easy on the caps and the exclamation points when you're wrong, sport.
     
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    You're wrong, fucktard.
     
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    Well, if ne's right there then it's just even more evidence to back up the view that we are fighting the Global war on terror in Iraq, not the war against Iraq :D If we were only in afghanistan, the insurgents would only be in afghanistan, and it Would have been a much rougher ride to afghan elections, and we'd be stuck in Afghanistan. I say this is not at all civil war but more of the same fan faming terrorists have attempted since the shiite festivals in march. It hasn't been working and I don't foresee it ever developing into civil war.
     
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    That's a good citizen...! You're such a good little citizen...! You are rationalizing our government's pursuit of an illegal, unwarranted, ill-concieved and unjust war in Iraq. Yes you're such a good little citizen...! Do you want me to rub your tummy?

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    Snappy come back. It avoids the issues and is an ad hominem attack on those who disagree with you.
     
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    and the problem with Civil war would be?
     

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