Violence and Tensions Mount As Muslims Observe Ashura
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  • Jacksonian_Libertarian

    It looks like the Shiite-Sunni fighting is heating up. This is good news for all us Infidels, with the Muslims focused on killing each other, there will be fewer resources and attention paid to murdering innocent men, women, and children. The Byzantine empire used this inexpensive “Divide and Conquer” strategy for hundreds of years with great success, against the many barbarians on their borders.

    I’m always surprised by the lack of Muslim combat skills, despite the numerous wars and continuous fighting in Muslim dominated regions producing such large numbers of veterans. Having them flail away at each other so ineffectively should keep them occupied for many years, as it’s unlikely either side can win with such weak strategic and tactical skills. It will be similar to the Iran-Iraq war, which was so incompetently fought despite modern equipment, that massed infantry attacks and trench warfare were the result.

  • lukelea

    “This religious element has added another layer of conflict to the geopolitical tensions within the region . . .” To say nothing of the tribal tensions within these clan-based societies. That’s the part we really don’t get.

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