Baghdad’s Bloodshed A Taste of Middle East Chaos To Come
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  • Pete

    “Ultimately, the United States will not be able to countenance an Al Qaeda with a secure foothold in the Middle East, so something will eventually have to be done.”

    Neutron bombs?

  • rheddles

    “Ultimately, the United States will not be able to countenance an Al Qaeda with a secure foothold in the Middle East…”

    Why? They kill a lot more middle easterners than Americans. As long as they stay off the continent of North America, I doubt most Americans will have a problem. If they come back here, the middle east will have a problem. Maybe Putin can help them.

  • qet

    It amazes me that there are so many people–and I can’t tell if Via Meadia is one of them or not–who continue to entertain the fantasy that there exists a policy or policies that can be implemented by the US, by the US and EU, by the US and UNSC, or by the “international community,” that would forestall, defuse, transform etc. the violence throughout the ME wrought by the Islamists. Does no one read history any more, or use common sense? The violence perpetrated by the Islamists emanates from passion and conviction. The passionate and convinced fanatics will obliterate the secular moderate bourgeois democrats every time. The Jacobins did it to the Girondists and al-Qaeda and the rest are doing to it to whomever might be described as moderate, secular and democratic in the ME. The continued expressions by US “opinion leaders” in the liberal media that US policy ought to be directed to establishing the weak secular, moderate and democratic elements in ME society (all 10 of them) resembles more and more each day Einstein’s definition of insanity.

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