Wednesday, September 14, 2005

Is the Respite Over?

Earlier I noticed that the death tolls in Iraq for September were somewhat lower than or the previous few months; both in terms of coalition fatalities and in terms of Iraqi fatalities. This morning, there were renewed attacks on Iraqis. Unsurprisingly, mostly Shiites were targeted.

I think that what we are witnessing right now is the slow unfolding of the Iraqi civil war. We will soon be finding ourselves put more and more in the position where the Shiite Arabs (and maybe the Kurds) expect us to enact, or to help them enact, collective revenge on Sunni Arabs. For their part, the Sunni Arabs will attack the Shiite Arabs (and maybe the Kurds) with greater and greater force in a desperate bid to put them back under the Sunni thumb as they were before the war.

Welcome to Hell, America.

That is all.

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