Nov 28 2007

Iraq Reconciliation Progressing

Published by at 6:42 am under All General Discussions,Iraq

For those terminal defeatists (which should just admit their own defeat instead of everyone else’s) the signs of Iraqi reconciliation progressing must be maddening. I wonder how it feels to see news like this and grasp for a grey cloud from all the silver lining:

Leading Shiite cleric in Iraq Ali Sistani Tuesday banned the killing of Iraqis, particularly the Sunnis, and urged the Shiites to protect their brother Sunnis.

Sistani bans the Iraqi blood in general the blood of Sunnis in particular. His announcement came during a meeting with a delegation from Sunni clerics from southern and northern Iraq.

The clerics are visiting Najaf to participate in the first national conference for Ulemaa of Shiites and Sunnis.

Sistani called on the Shiites to protect their Sunni brothers, according to Sheikh Khaled Al-Mulla, head of the authority of Ulemaa of Southern Iraq, noting that the Fatwa of Sistani would have positive impacts nationwide.

H/T Reader Crosspatch. Sistani demands Shiia protect their fellow Muslims and Iraqis. That is something quite different from the approach al-Qaeda and the Shiite Militia have taken, which is simply a bloodlust of brutal atrocities on everyone around them. Reconciliation is progressing. Much faster than political reconciliation is progressing back here in the US with the idiotic delusional liberal far left at war with the rest of America and forcing the US Congress into a dearth of zero progress this term. The same tact the far right took last term. If America is going to look for or demand reconciliation in Iraq it needs to face up to the reality back here at home that ‘compromise’ is not a dirty word or hell on earth. The alternatives are pretty clear, especially in the extreme shown by Islamic sects.

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9 Responses to “Iraq Reconciliation Progressing”

  1. WWS says:

    Sistani is a very clever man, and (perhaps not surprisingly) for a religious figure he is also the most talented political force in Iraq. As long as the issue was in doubt, he withdrew from the public and refused to get caught up in any of the factions. Not particularly noble, perhaps, but it kept his hands clean and preserved his reputation – contrast to Sadr, who became heavily invested in the shiite militia’s and who has now seen his reputation ruined and his career relegated to the sidelines because of it. (his biggest mistake was running to Iran when the Surge began, which made him look like a coward to all of this supporters who didn’t have that luxury. Great commanders don’t run away under fire) Sistani’s actions of the last three years or so haven’t been particularly brave, but he was smart enough to never get himself in the position where he had to run away from them.

    Now that the fighting is ending and Iraqi’s of all stripes are seeking peace and reconciliation, Sistani has stepped back into the limelight as the leading voice of Peace. He can do it precisely because he’s the only important Iraqi figure left with clean hands. Shrewd move – and it almost goes without saying, one of the most telling signs yet that this peace and reconciliation in Iraq is the real thing.

  2. stevevvs says:

    This just out of Iraq:

    Female Bomber Attacks U.S. Troops
    AP on AOL News ^ | November 28, 2007 |

    BAGHDAD (Nov. 28) – A woman wearing an explosives belt blew herself up near an American patrol northeast of Baghdad – a rare female suicide bombing that wounded seven U.S. troops and five Iraqis, the U.S. military said Wednesday.

    And this headline from Thialand:

    Jihadists crucify one, behead two in Thailand

    “The punishment of those who wage war against Allah and His Messenger, and strive with might and main for mischief through the land is: execution, or crucifixion, or the cutting off of hands and feet from opposite sides, or exile from the land: that is their disgrace in this world, and a heavy punishment is theirs in the Hereafter…” (Qur’an 5:33)


    “Therefore, when ye meet the unbelievers (in fight), smite at their necks; at length, when ye have thoroughly subdued them, bind a bond firmly (on them): thereafter (is the time for) either generosity or ransom, until the war lays down its burdens….” (Qur’an 47:4)

    “Muslim crucified, two Buddhists beheaded in Thailand: police,” from AFP

    That Qur’an seems to be a problem, no?

    There is so much to learn…

  3. stevevvs says:

    The whole Thailand article and comments here:

  4. Terrye says:


    Not all Muslims are beheading people.

  5. stevevvs says:


    Where did I state they ALL are?

    What you can’t seem to grasp is they get their justifications for this from their religious text, which, of course, you have never looked into. Nor will you in the future.

    You are singularly focused on Al Quada, which ignores the vast majority of Islamic Terrorists.

    There are Millions of Moderate Muslims. There is no moderate Islam. And there, in lies the problem.

    Take care, enjoy your day.

  6. stevevvs says:


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  7. stevevvs says:

    I guess Terrye is not interested in expanding her Knowledge.

  8. the struggler says:


    would it be safe to say that most people beheading other people are muslims?

  9. stevevvs says:

    would it be safe to say that most people beheading other people are muslims?

    Left by the struggler

    You Islamaphobe! How in sensative! I’d add that it would be safe to say that 99.99999999% are Muslims.

    But please, don’t wake Terrye up.