• Sunni Shia konflikten – och vem som spär på den

    I korthet tar artikeln upp det hyckleri som västvärlden kör med, att man å ena sidan kämpar mot Al Qaidah och mördar tusentals oskyldiga, allt i kampen mot islamisk terrorismens namn, samtidigt som man stödjer samma terrorister i länder som Syrien.

    I korthet belysas detta av det här stycket:

    In fact the main al-Qa’ida franchises in Iraq and Pakistan have always been more enthusiastic about killing Shia than killing Americans. The success of the Arab Spring movements was in part owing to the new willingness of Washington to tolerate the Muslim Brotherhood taking power, judging that this would not open the door to jihadis seeking to wage holy war.

    The logic of the US policy of covertly co-operating with fundamentalist Sunni groups has reached its logical conclusion. There is now ”good” al-Qa’ida on our side and ”bad” al-Qa’ida fighting on theirs. In Syria, the former operates under the name of the al-Nusra Front, labelled by the US as the Syrian branch al-Qa’ida, and is the main fighting force of the rebel National Coalition. This is recognised by the US, Britain and many others as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.

    Meanwhile, in Mali an advance last week by the forces of the local al-Qa’ida franchise, of whom we don’t approve, led to immediate action by the French army and air force against them. The hypocrisy of it all is baffling.

    viaThe war against the Shia catches all in its crossfire – Comment – Voices – The Independent.

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