Iraq and the Danes? A set up by whom?

It all seems a little too neat, doesn’t it? Quiet Denmark is accused (5 months late) of mocking Islam because of a handful of cartoons. Then riots all over the place…then a Mosque is blown up in Iraq…and who is being blamed?

The DANES.

It allllll feels like a long-planned set-up, does it not?

But by whom, exactly?

The purpose is obviously to destroy the momentum being created by the advent of democracy in the Middle East – grab everyone by the throat with religion and blame a country unlike to fight back.

Bad stuff. Very bad. I wonder who’s really behind it. It can’t be a couple of mullahs, alone.

Iraq the Model is writing and posting updates, and you’ll hate what you’re reading:

I believe there are foreign terror groups behind this attack and I don’t think local insurgent would do such a thing, simply because this particular shrine had been in Sunni territory for a thousand years and the residents of Samarra had always benefited from the movement of religious tourism and pilgrimage.

Things look scary here in Baghdad and I hope there won’t be more updates to report as I can’t see a positive thing coming out of this.

Belmont Club is thinking cooler heads might prevail.

Seems to me someone is TRYING to start WWIII.

Buster says, “someone oughta tell ‘em, fine, you want to start a World War? We’ll END it.”

Buster can be such a hothead sometimes.

Let us pray.

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  • Bender B. Rodriguez

    One thing about a new day dawning in the Middle East and Islam — it will first be necessary to go through the dark night. Yes, such things are bad, but there is some measure of “good” in the bad, because it is and will open more and more eyes to the reality of the situation. Better that a few thousand punks and thugs riot to cause people to wake up, even if it does lead to a few martyrs, than people get woken up by a few of them collapsing a skyscraper or blowing up a dam or nuking some city.

  • Bender B. Rodriguez

    One thing about a new day dawning in the Middle East and Islam — it will first be necessary to go through the dark night. Yes, such things are bad, but there is some measure of “good” in the bad, because it is and will open more and more eyes to the reality of the situation. Better that a few thousand punks and thugs riot to cause people to wake up, even if it does lead to a few martyrs, than people get woken up by a few of them collapsing a skyscraper or blowing up a dam or nuking some city.

  • pendell

    “Seems to me someone is TRYING to start WWIII.”

    That has been AQ’s plan all along. To set the Sunnis and the Shiites at each other’s throat. To provoke the Shiites into killing Sunnis, making atrocities that will look just awful on Al-Jazeera, which they can then show in Sunni countries like Syria to get recruits and money to fight the “evil” Shiites and their American puppets.

    It’s a similar principle that worked in Vietnam. Remember the photograph of the South Vietnamese guy blowing the head off a prisoner? Your average reader doesn’t ask why the cop is doing it. Your average reader doesn’t ask what the prisoner’s story is. No … the average person responds on a gut, emotional level.

    AQ needs Shiites and Americans to act like evil, murderous butchers in order to portray themselves as holy warriors in a crusade against evil. And if the Shiites need a little provocation to act like thugs .. well, that’s been part of revolutionary strategy for a hundred years. “Things must get worse before they can get better”, to quote Lenin.

    It’s classic Marxist strategy … provoke the state into reacting intolerably to make the people angry to generate sufficient recruits and money to build a real revolutionary movement. It can’t possibly work in Iraq where the Shiites are the majority, so the aim must be the larger Muslim world.

    Only thing is, this practically guarantees their defeat in Iraq. You can’t build a revolutionary movement by alienating >50% of the people in the country. Way to win those hearts and minds.

    That’s the one thing I take comfort from in our current Iraq adventure. Yes, we make mistakes. But Al-Zarqawi isn’t Ho Chi Minh or Van Nguyen Giap. He’s making mistakes too. And since we have an overwhelming military advantage, we can afford to make more mistakes than he can.

    Respectfully,

    Brian P.

  • pendell

    “Seems to me someone is TRYING to start WWIII.”

    That has been AQ’s plan all along. To set the Sunnis and the Shiites at each other’s throat. To provoke the Shiites into killing Sunnis, making atrocities that will look just awful on Al-Jazeera, which they can then show in Sunni countries like Syria to get recruits and money to fight the “evil” Shiites and their American puppets.

    It’s a similar principle that worked in Vietnam. Remember the photograph of the South Vietnamese guy blowing the head off a prisoner? Your average reader doesn’t ask why the cop is doing it. Your average reader doesn’t ask what the prisoner’s story is. No … the average person responds on a gut, emotional level.

    AQ needs Shiites and Americans to act like evil, murderous butchers in order to portray themselves as holy warriors in a crusade against evil. And if the Shiites need a little provocation to act like thugs .. well, that’s been part of revolutionary strategy for a hundred years. “Things must get worse before they can get better”, to quote Lenin.

    It’s classic Marxist strategy … provoke the state into reacting intolerably to make the people angry to generate sufficient recruits and money to build a real revolutionary movement. It can’t possibly work in Iraq where the Shiites are the majority, so the aim must be the larger Muslim world.

    Only thing is, this practically guarantees their defeat in Iraq. You can’t build a revolutionary movement by alienating >50% of the people in the country. Way to win those hearts and minds.

    That’s the one thing I take comfort from in our current Iraq adventure. Yes, we make mistakes. But Al-Zarqawi isn’t Ho Chi Minh or Van Nguyen Giap. He’s making mistakes too. And since we have an overwhelming military advantage, we can afford to make more mistakes than he can.

    Respectfully,

    Brian P.

  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    Buster, a hothead? I think not.

    He may actually be on to something.

    Rational behavior begins at the same time irrational behavior is punished sufficiently to merit reconsideration.

  • Sigmund Carl and Alfred

    Buster, a hothead? I think not.

    He may actually be on to something.

    Rational behavior begins at the same time irrational behavior is punished sufficiently to merit reconsideration.

  • http://benningswritingpad.blogspot.com/ benning

    WWIII ended – we beat the Communists. This is WWIV, and we’ve been fighting it – unbeknownst to most in the West – for decades (one of the lesser known instances that we all seemed to miss was a terrorist named Sirhan B. Sirhan). At least since the end of WWII. Ask the victims of Muslim insurgencies in Dutch Indonesia, among other places.

    Buster is correct! Time to “Cowboy Up!” and kick some tail!

  • http://benningswritingpad.blogspot.com/ benning

    WWIII ended – we beat the Communists. This is WWIV, and we’ve been fighting it – unbeknownst to most in the West – for decades (one of the lesser known instances that we all seemed to miss was a terrorist named Sirhan B. Sirhan). At least since the end of WWII. Ask the victims of Muslim insurgencies in Dutch Indonesia, among other places.

    Buster is correct! Time to “Cowboy Up!” and kick some tail!


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