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Since Muslims want to kill each other, let's get out of their way

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Aug 24, 2007 at 10:55

Ianus makes a point I've been thinking since the summer of 2003 -- Islam is a bottomless well of evil and violence, so let's get out of Iraq so the Shiites and Sunnis can get at each other.

  • They would expend their violent dynamism killing each other, particularly the worst/craziest.
  • We would stop being the issue if we got out of the way, and the long-term hatreds would be internecine againi.
  • Iran (Shiites) would have the local advantage, but globally the Sunnis are the vast majortity, so Sunni crazies would probably flow into the region. (including from the US, where we have imported (and they've started converting) PLENTY of maniacs.
  • Once they're out of the country, we would have at least a prayer of screening them out if they tried to come bayine pleast s
  • During the Iran-Iraq war, both sides were eager to sell oil to buy weapons. This would be a variant of the same war -- only bigger, and every casualty would be just as sweet.

I assumed we were smart enough not to try "democratizing" Iraq. I thought we'd leave a military government there -- something on the order of Turkey or Algeria. (foolish me.)

I'm pleased the "surge" may be working, because it creates plausible cover to get out after a "success."

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