Who Could Have Seen This Coming?

Here’s a brief review from the BBC about the Shia-Sunni split. 

If some of the geniuses in the Bush regime that got us into this mess were a little more enlightened about the history of Islam, they might have noticed that these folks have been seriously feuding with each other since the year 632.

Further, Women Wonder, Condoleezza Rice, is supposed to be an expert on the Soviet Union. And as we non-experts are aware, when the former Soviet Union broke up there were violent eruptions of long suppressed religious and ethnic animosities fueled by large numbers of unemployed former soldiers with no pensions and access to an abundance of military ordnance.

Who could have guessed that after we got rid of Saddam Hussein, disbanded the Iraqi army, but left the army’s supply depots unguarded that violent eruptions of long suppressed religious and ethnic animosities fueled by large numbers of unemployed former soldiers with no pensions and access to an abundance of military ordnance would cause problems?

But, as with the 9/11 attacks, the breached New Orleans levees, the Palestinian elections,(Recall the pictures of the Palestinians cheering when they saw the Twin Towers falling on 9/11?) who could have seen this coming?

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