11 June, 2006

Back to square 1?

File this one under STOOPID:

Iraq Insurgents Post New Beheading Video

"BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) -- Insurgents signaled the fight is still on after Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death, posting an Internet video Saturday showing the beheading of three alleged Shiite death squad members in revenge for killing Sunnis.

The video - as grisly as any the al-Qaida in Iraq leader issued - was clearly designed to quash hopes that the Sunni-dominated insurgency might change tactics by ending attacks on Shiite civilians and institutions, especially the police."
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Osama bin Laden was furious with Zarqawi (according to those in the know) for killing Muslims. Osama has a point. It is impossible to get ahead if you keep killing your ONLY POTENTIAL RECRUITING BASE. It's like Catholics killing Protestants in order to expand the Catholic Church in the face of a Buddhist onslaught.

Duh?

They'd have a better chance of converting the protestants. At any rate, we have little motivation to sort the inner collapse of Islam (which appears to be in the onset phase), but we need a stable Iraq to bring a bunch of hard working soldiers home. Thus, we're going to need to horse collar the new Sunni cabinet members and gently - as in a slap on te back of the head - nudge them to bring their boys under control.

Hope we can do it sooner, rather than later.

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