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(More on the current) "Muslim Reformation" & the New York Times

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Oct 12, 2015 at 11:16

As the "Arab Spring" turns into the "Islamic Winter Nighmare" (my term), it appears that the New York times is effectively accepting the observation of Daniel Pipes that the best strategy for Western, and all human and humane interests is to let the two adverseries, or camps," the Sunnis and the Shia'a, to fight it out.

It is necessary to bear in mind that no one can bring Muslims and Iranians, under their respective theocracies, but the Muslim Arabs and Iranians themselves. And their seems to be no alternatives but - tragically - let the slug it out. Under Obama's hesitancy, and Putin's assertiveness, it's probably best for the United States to step back while Russia assumes the primary role of the "Crusader."

There are two Theocratic Islamist Jihadi forces at war with each other; and there probably is no way for the outside world to stop it. In fact, any outside intervention will be viewed as a Christian Crusade, or a Jewish Conspiracy. Only a Metternick, Bismarkian, or Kissinger approach, balance of power, enemy-of-my-enemy-is-my-friend, will do. And, by the way, there is no such think right now as a "moderate Sunni opposition" to Assad; there are mostly the backward or corrupt Sunni states which are ridding themselves of the foreigh fighters that join ISIS - best estimate, 30,000 at this momemt. It is time to acknowledge the existence of a theocratic Sunni Muslim state, not a member of the UN. It's miserible failure will force all the Muslims of the world to re-define their religion of Islam for the modern world. It should be obvious by now that Turkish Islamist demagogue Erdogan was incorrect when he said, roughly, that "there is no such thing as a Muslim terrorist; there is only Islam, and that's it."

I inadvertently omitted my recommended reading list in my prior posting. So here it is:

"Thousands Enter Syria to Join ISIS Despite Global Efforts"

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/27/world/middleeast/thousands-enter-syria-to-join-isis-despite-global-efforts.html?_r=0

"Syria, Obama and Putin"

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/09/30/opinion/thomas-friedman-syria-obama-and-putin.html?WT.mc_id=2015-OCTOBER-OUTBRAIN-EMAILED_AUD_DEV-1001-1031&WT.mc_ev=click&ad-keywords=AUDDEVREMARK&_r=0

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