SHIA v SUNNI
... should we care who wins?
Four-time Walkley Award winning political commentator and Churchill Fellow, has returned to the fray over concern that the integrity of news dissemination is continually being threatened by a partisan media.
Well yes, because, as predicted here last year, Iranian militia will sweep across Iraq like a tsunami toward Jordan and Israel in the absence of a US presence and no other nation will dare intervene, except to drop a few bombs on dodgy, unidentified targets killing more civilians.
Obama has now decided keeping a presence in Afghanistan might be advisable. Ooooh, good thinking Barry!
Iranian backed Iraqi Shia forces are now trying to “out-atrocity” the Sunnis in beheadings, rapes and mass slaughter, while good ‘ol Barry tries to thrash out a nuclear deal in Teheran so Iran can eventually have the bomb. Bloody hell, Shakespeare couldn’t come up with a script like this one.
Barry has refused existing US air support to the Shia who are wiping out the Sunni, which was exactly what Barry (a’hem) said he was trying to achieve without ground troops. Meanwhile the Kurdish Peshmerga, the only effective force against the ISIS in the north, are refused ammunition by every nation for fear of getting Turkey offside.
Let’s face it, from Kuwait to their home soil, Iraqis are highly skilled only at dropping their guns and running while discarding their uniforms at the same time. Only Iran stood between ISIS and the eventual fall of Baghdad, and now the Iraqis have Iranian backing they are showing they can equal the ISIS in cowardly barbarity.
This Sunni/Shia Islamic war is no different to any other war in terms of atrocities. People were set alight in both World Wars with flamethrowers. Mass slaughters and rapes were common in all wars, the Japanese beheaded more people than the ISIS and they raped and sex-slaved more women and children.
But we only read about those things. The difference with this war is that it has been professionally documented and delivered nightly in colour to the world’s lounge rooms, and it looks nasty and intimidating to the uninitiated.
So Islam continues its war with Islam! Big deal, why should we give a stuff? We should give a stuff because the US has abdicated its former leadership and the West no longer has a say in what happens in dysfunctional, primitive, Middle Eastern Islam.
The US has left Israel to fight its own battles in the face of a bourgeoning Iran determined to drive all Jews into the Mediterranean and declare Iran, an annexed Iraq and most of the Levant a Shia caliphate. Hmmm, won't THAT be nice!
The Islamic victor, once tribal differences are settled, will then turn its eyes West and Iran will have nuclear-armed ICBMs with only Jordan, Egypt (and maybe Turkey) daring to complain.
Obama in six short years has damaged alliances, wrecked his own economy, started an internal race war, opened his borders to millions of Democratic-voting aliens, weakened homeland security, denied an Islamic link to terrorism, courtesied to the Saudis, emboldened China, ignored North Korea, started another cold war with Russia, excited and encouraged the Islamic enemy and has set the entire Middle East alight while he sucks on a joint at the 19th hole.
Meanwhile, back here in little old Oz, Abbott still refuses to link terrorism to Islam. Crumbs! Is the sexual abuse of little children not linked to paedophilia?