With all MSM outlets claiming "Civil War" is now running rampit in Iraq, the Washington Post in an article last Friday, puts a little bit of a different light on things. Instead of Civil War, the Post uses "Sectarian", which as most know has been taking place in Iraq for the last two years. Yes it is true that the bombing of the Mosque has inflamed many to acts of violence but is it really "Civil War"? Can we as Americans look into our past and see the resemblance any? For how many years did the states argue between themselves over who had the rule of the land before we reached a decision on a federal form of goverrnment and followed it?
Sectarian Violence Kills Over 100 in Iraq
Shiite-Sunni Anger Flares Following Bombing of Shrine
By Jonathan Finer and Bassam Sebti - Washington Post Foreign Service
Friday, February 24, 2006; Page A01
"...Long ruled by its Sunni Arab minority, Iraq has experienced a fundamental political shift since the fall of President Saddam Hussein. The Shiite majority, repressed during Hussein's rule, has won the most votes in two successive elections, giving Shiite parties control of the country's security forces. At the same time, Sunni Arabs have bridled at their loss of influence and privilege-- initially rejecting the new political system but recently moving to join the process. Sectarian violence, however, has flared sporadically since Hussein's fall, and intensified since the middle of last year."