Thursday, February 23, 2006

Bombing of Samarra's Al-Askariya Shiite Mosque

Already a civil war seems inevitable. I ask again why the US would not support, from the beginning of the occupation, a 3 state federation for Iraq. Why all this blood now being shed for a unified Iraq that seems to be unwanted and is only the relic of some lines drawn on the map by British colonial administrators. Even my own very unscientific sampling of Arab Blogs and news outlets indicate that ordinary Arabs think the Mosque was destroyed by the US and Israel in their continued assault on Islam. Such an accusation would need much greater evidence but there is no doubt that we are so mistrusted and resented that millions of ordinary people have no problem accepting it as fact. And when it comes to Iraq and the Middle East, who is telling the truth?