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I am guessing when Saddam was in power, there were Shia extremist groups operating in Iraq. Anyone know who those were? Anyone famous?
One of the core ideologies of ISIS has been to target Shia/Yazidis and they gained grounds based on the movement. Al Zawahiri who fronted Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) and later which was overtaken by current ISIS head Al Baghdadi implemented the extreme violence against Shia/Yazidis. It worked for them because :Since RTB mentioned The Daily Beast...
This Middle Eastern conflict is your classic piece of religious sectarian violence, and it has just spilt over into Paris.
There might have been Shia militants under Saddam's regime but the news did not reach international media. If there were any, they had to take extreme precaution and execute the plans mostly under coverI am guessing when Saddam was in power, there were Shia extremist groups operating in Iraq. Anyone know who those were? Anyone famous?
No, there'd be the Feyadeen instead, who in terms of personnel are in many ways the same thing.
Yeah, even with hindsight here's also no way of empirically demonstrating that maintaining the status quo in the Saddam situation should have been given of priority over a drive for conscious change. It's a nonsense article, the underlying logic of which is massively flawed, and that's true regardless of whether or not you agree with its overall message.No, there'd be the Feyadeen instead, who in terms of personnel are in many ways the same thing.
Yeah, but there's no way of proving whether or not this has actually happened (and that's assuming it's possible to develop a logically coherent metric by which "evil" can be measured), which is why this article is balls.Always easy to back someone as the "lesser of two evils" in hindsight, when the greater of the evils has arisen...