Friday, December 31, 2004

Trouble in Paradise?

This article is certainly not a good sign.
If it is accurate, then a substantial number of Kurds do not see the major Kurdish parties as representative of them - one wonders how this will affect Kurdish support of the American troops.
I think that we are in trouble.
As for the civil war that the pro-warriors happily say we've avoided? I think that what we are rather seeing is a very gradual escalation. there won't be a sudden burst of one group battling another. Rather, we wil slowly notice an uptick in violence, and increasing ethnic tones to the violence.
The civil war is going on right now. The question is, are we smart enough to jump out of the pot before the water comes to a boil?

That is all.

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