Thursday, February 23, 2006
Conspiracy theory of the day
It's something that Americans--including myself-- have a difficult time wrapping their minds around. Robert Fisk, who has spent more time in the Middle East than most people have been alive put it this way: "Chaos is the plan."
The US plan for the Middle East seems to be to aggravate sectarian war, to bleed Iraq and Iran and Syria slowly. This is exactly what the US did in the 1980s by arming Iran and Iraq.
As for who pulled the trigger, is it CIA? Seals? Delta Force? An Iraqi paramilitary group trained by the above?
Who knows and who cares? There are three suspects:
* Al Qaida
* Sunni extremists
* The US or its regional allies (notably the Kurds, but also Israel).
All have a goal of reducing Iraq to utter misery. All that's left is to figure out who got to Askariyah first?
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