Sep 15 2007

Shiite Shieks To Follow Sunni Brethren And Fight Islamo Fascists

Published by at 8:36 pm under All General Discussions,Iraq

The death of the Sunni Shiek at the hand of al-Qaeda thugs has not thwarted Shiia tribes from following the example made by the Sunnis of Anbar Proivince and banding together, with US support, to purge their areas of Iraq of extremists:

American commanders in southern Iraq say Shiite sheiks are showing interest in joining forces with the U.S. military against extremists, in much the same way that Sunni clansmen in the western part of the country have worked with American forces against al-Qaida.

The movement by Shiite clan leaders offers the potential to give U.S. and Iraqi forces another tactical advantage in curbing lawlessness in Shiite areas. It also would give the Americans another resource as they beef up their presence on the border with Iran, which the military accuses of arming and training Shiite extremists.

The tide is turning. Iraqis want peace, are ready to ally with America to gain peace, and are taking up arms against our common enemies. This is not time to turn tail and run from Iraq like liberals scared of their own shadows.

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3 Responses to “Shiite Shieks To Follow Sunni Brethren And Fight Islamo Fascists”

  1. lurker9876 says:

    OT for AJStrata:

    Immigration Debacle: All-or-nothingism begat nothing

    You may be vindicated.

  2. crosspatch says:

    As time goes by people tire of the strife. At first they feel helpless and then someone such as the Sunni sheiks provide an example to show that the people themselves CAN make a difference. And eventually, when they get tired enough of “business as usual” they follow that model and stand up and take back their destiny.

    Nothing much gets done in Iraq in the summer. I have a feeling that a lot is going to happen as the weather cools off.

  3. Molon Labe says:

    This why we have to be engaged in this fight *over there*. So the Islamic world can see their own groups allied with us. Otherwise, they would see it as us against them, and Al Qaeda would exploit that perception to gain complete control of the muslim world.

    We cannot win an “us against them” war. There are 1.3 billion muslims and 0.3 billion of us (half of whom are traitors) in a world where the ability to cause mass death increases exponentially year by year. (Nuclear weapons technology predates *television*).

    It is so foolish to let it devolve into that anyway. The only use AQ has for Islam is mind control. They are a group of thugs and crooks exploiting their votaries for sheer power. Much like Democratic party leaders.