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  •  And one of the largest outside influences (0+ / 0-)

    is religion....and that's the main reason I don't think there is or will be a resolution.

    The care of human life and happiness, and not their destruction, is the first and only legitimate object of good government. - Thomas Jefferson

    by ctexrep on Thu Jul 17, 2014 at 03:43:56 AM PDT

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    •  to the extent that religion has been used as a (8+ / 0-)

      tool by various interests in the region to further their own ends.  For example, I note a meme in the Western press that the current sectarian violence has been ongoing on a continual basis for at least 600 years.  An examination of Iraqi history reveals that Shi'a and Sunni lived side by side in relative harmony for centuries and the current sectarian violence is a 20th Century product.

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