- Jun 3, 2007
There is no definable Sunni/Shiite political divide fighting over the country. What you've got is the fabric of Iraqi society splintering along tribal lines. And why shouldn't it? The Iraqi people have not had self rule since 900 BC! Since Babylon fell!! Since then it's been one empire after another. The tribes are now the only indeginous politcal force left in the country. One of them will emerge dominant enough to pacify the country, but it won't happen without excessive blood-shed.
This is what comes of a glaring, puposeful ignorance of history combined with obvious agenda. Pretty funny. As if the petty semantics of what you think constitutes civil war has any relevance to reality on the ground.