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CNN reports President Bush had no idea about a Shite or a Sunni Muslim and their history.Had the President done his homework, he would have learned these two factions hatred of each
other dates back to the 7th century. Mohammad was the supreme ruler, he died in 632
A.D.

The division became alive when the Shitie's  and Sunni fought  over how the next leader
should be chosen. The Sunni folks said the leader should come from an agreement or
should the leader be a direct descendant of Mohammad, as the Shite people wanted.

Over the centuries, these two groups have learned to really hate each other.

Unless you are okay with having American troops in Iraq forever, then be in favor
of trying to help Iraq's current leader. Nouri -al Malikis  is the current leader. He
is not popular with Sunni folks, and you should know we are getting in between sides
in a religious war.

Iraq is a large Country. It should be divided into 3 separate Countries. The Kurds in
the north have always deserved their own nation. Over 4 million people make them
the largest group with a country of their own. They lost over 100,000 people to
Saddam and his monsters. Bush the 1st promised he would protect them after
their help in the 1st Gulf war: he lied.

America should stay the hell AWAY from these two groups in Iraq. What  magical thing
will happen to make the Sunni people and Shiite people best friends? The Kurds should
have their own country. If Iraq falls, and a new platform is used to conquer Syria and
Jordon and Lebanon, Peace keeping groups from several nations should be placed
to keep the folks contained while they kill each other.

There are over 260 groups of Islam people spread all over the World. Boko Haram
is said to have killed over a thousand people in Nigera. He want's an Islamic state.
Please look under the fold.

Our nation's thinking HAS to be prepared for an  attack from anywhere in the World.
Republican's will tell you this current Iraq mess lies at the feet of our President.
Many Americans will believe whatever a conservative tells them.

Lets move forward and fight for better use of our tax money and most important: keep
our young from dying.

Let's make a loud noise in this country that we need to learn from the past and not
do the same thing again.

America's infra-structure is falling apart. I don't want you to get killed from a bridge falling down or building that crumbles.

I wish the World was a better place, It isn't and Evil is winning in certain areas. Good
will win someday. Let it happen soon.

-The most decisive actions of life
...are most often inconsidered actions.
-Andre Gide

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  •  Tip Jar (13+ / 0-)

    Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

    by Vet63 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 12:03:41 PM PDT

  •  I agree (6+ / 0-)

    we should stay out of Iraq. I always though that Iraq should be 3 countries.

    We discover in ourselves what others hide from us, and we recognize in others what we hide from ourselves. --Anonymous

    by Steven Park on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 12:16:39 PM PDT

  •  "Shites" is not a valid descriptor (0+ / 0-)

    from wiki:

    The Shia (Arabic: شيعة‎ Shīʿah) represent the second largest denomination of Islam and adherents of Shia Islam are called Shias or the Shi'a as a collective or Shi'i individually.

  •  For a more nuanced view of causes of strife in (1+ / 0-)
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    Santa Susanna Kid

    the region:

    Description:

    This documentary traces back the origins of Takfiris in Islam and elaborates on their objectives through interviews with senior Shia and Sunni clerics.

  •  not so sure I agree with the easy solution of (2+ / 0-)
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    Vet63, richardvjohnson

    dividing Iraq into 3s.  As has been pointed out before, if the Kurds somehow "deserve" their own nation, then there is a long list of other peoples who are displaced and/or disenfranchised who are just as deserving of their own country.

    Also, for the Western pundits to weigh in upon this pretends that the US is not only an influencing factor in this conflict but is the deciding factor in the resolution to the conflict.  I think Iran and Turkey and perhaps Russia are geographically, historically, and demographically better situated to have an effect upon the situation.  Already, the Syrian air force is pounding ISIS positions while Iranian volunteers prepare to enter the fray.

    As a question to those who would partition the country, the first question is that Saddam relocated large segments of the population to ensure Sunni majorities in areas where they were the traditional minority.  Now we have at least 2 Shia' Holiest of Holy places located in Sunni majority areas.  Do we expect the Shia' to relinquish their shrines?

    On the Kurds, they traditionally claim Kirkuk and its oil riches.  Do we expect the Shia' to relinquish control of this city in the case of any split?  After all, without Kirkuk, do the Kurds have a functioning country or merely another state dependent upon outside resources for its survival?

    Also, the Kurds traditionally claim Iranian and Turkish territory in addition to Iraqi territory.  In order to have a viable country, do we expect Iran and Turkey to surrender territory, or again, do we end up with a truncated state that would lack the necessary resources to provide for its population without outside intervention?

    Just a few thoughts, as I am reading various RW sites that are holding that counties should be free to secede from states if they feel that, due to various factors, they are no longer represented in the legislature.  Division is a quick and dirty solution to an immediate problem but it seldom seems to work out well without foreign support and even intervention as the breakup of the old Yugoslavia taught us  

    •  entlord (2+ / 0-)
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      I am quite honest when I admit your logic beats mine.
      I feel, however, unsure WHAT we should do next. I see
      no logic in wasting time saying how wrong it was to
      go to Iraq at all. We did go, maybe we should do nothing.
      Have strong defense against something that may happen
      in the future. I see no good suggestions as to what our NEXT move should be.
      Thanks for your great message,
      Mike

      Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

      by Vet63 on Sun Jun 15, 2014 at 02:38:55 PM PDT

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      •  I also have no idea what to do beyond suggesting (1+ / 0-)
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        Vet63

        that I am unwilling for my children and grandchildren to die on those foreign fields.  My generation had its VN and thanks to GWB, my children's generation has its rough equivalent

        I would suggest that we reached an agreement with VN' which I never thought I would live to see.  It appears we will eventually reach some sort of accommodation with Cuba.  China and Russia are supposedly our friends while Germany and Japan are our allies.  Maybe it is time to reach out to Iran and quit the pissing contest  

        •  entlord (0+ / 0-)

          I agree with you. I spent 2 years in Vietnam. I think we
          have spilled enough blood. Maybe Iran can help and maybe
          Iran and the US can REALLY deal with Iraq and other issues.
          Mike

          Social activist, nutrition and exercise advice,long distance runner, Writer.

          by Vet63 on Mon Jun 16, 2014 at 07:16:15 AM PDT

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