"They say that the problems in the 20th century were –isms. Fascism, Communism, etc. However, another –ism has been much more effective in uniting people, even in the Arab world: Nationalism. We are about to see if the Iraqi people have gone through enough of a collective experience for a nation to be born out of the ruins of the past 50 years. Repression, a war with the Persians, invading a neighbor, getting crushed by the international community, more repression, sanctions, exploitation, bombings, gassings, and finally an invasion that took power from a repressor and handed it to the people. We’ve stepped aside now, and its time for the Iraqi people to step up.I'm betting on people power.
We’re at the brink in Iraq now, with chaos down one road and people power down the other one. Civil war, if
it comes to Iraq, will be nasty, brutish, and short. The Sunnis, the most coddled oppressive class by the international community ever, will be crushed in bloody short order by the Shiite militias if we do not intervene. The Kurds will likely do nothing, and continue to pursue their future of an autonomous Kurdistan. "
Friday, February 24, 2006
The most coddled oppressive class by the international community ever
The Officers' Club: I Don’t Need Your Civil War!: