the situation in iraq just got 100 times worse.
the golden mosque in samarra is one of the shi’ites most sacred places.
and today it was destroyed in a terrorist explosion.
the tension between sunni’s and shi’ites in iraq was already intense, and now it’s just gone past the boiling point.
i hope that i’m wrong, but my belief is that today will be the day that historians look back at and say ‘on february 22nd, 2006 the iraqi civil war began’.
i feel terribly for the men and women in our military who now have to try to prevent or quell a civil war in iraq.
to put it in perspective, imagine if an irish protestant blew up st peters in the vatican.
what would that do to protestant-catholic relations in northern ireland?
that’s basically the equivalent of what happened today in iraq.
the big question will be, ‘how far reaching will the ramifications be? will it involve other islamic countries?’
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