Monday, October 16, 2006
Separate Sunni state declared by insurgents
Oh yeah... things are going SWIMMINGLY in Iraq: Martial law and the dissolution of the Iraqi govt is a hair away from being declared and: "The Mujahideen Shura Council, the main umbrella group of insurgents, which includes al Qaeda in Iraq, has issued a video in which it declares a new nation -- the Islamic State of Iraq -- consisting of Iraq's Sunni provinces, Baghdad, and parts of some Shiite provinces. The Financial Times of London is reporting the same thing. Umm... If there was any doubt before that the carnage in Iraq is a civil war and that the country is heading toward formal division along religious/ethnic lines, this should dispel it, no? I wonder if Cheney will announce these guys are in their last throes, too? Think Rummy will announce that they are just a bunch of dead-enders? Add to this clusterfuck mess the ready to snap at any second situation between the Kurds and the Turks, and this Sept quote from Massoud Barzani, president of the Kurdistan region: "If at any moment we, the Kurdish people and parliament, consider that it is in our interests to declare independence, we will do so and we will fear no one." and you have what?... say it louder... A CIVIL WAR. And who is caught in the middle of it all? Our troops and 100s of 1000s of Iraqis. Atta boy Bush... b/c fucking up our own country just wasn't enough for you. Oh well... don't despair. Experts are now saying that the best that can be hoped for in Iraq is a stable theocracy. Yes. A stable theocracy. Maybe somebody should tell this guy that. He lost his face in Iraq. He might just be a tad bit bitter that he sacrificed his face for..... a fricking stable theocracy.