Friday, December 29, 2006

ST Benefit to a Deeply Divided Iraq Post Saddam Execution?

The news says it’s a matter of hours before Saddam Hussein’s execution. Violence between Sunni and Shia Muslims in Iraq will likely escalate afterwards. Who stands to benefit? President Bush for one. The consultative Chief Executive will have data on its impact in short order. This can be used as he plans his new “way forward.”

Israel also benefits as the Muslim Middle East continues to divide and war amongst itself. While Hamas and Fatah duke it out in the Palestinian Territories, Shia and Sunni will battle in Iraq. War ravaged Lebanon has its own low level civil strife. Will any muster a coordinated response after the Jewish state raids Iran’s nuclear facilities? Nope and that just might be the plan…

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