June 29, 2014
Arsonists & Firefighters in the Middle East
Thomas Friedman, New York Times
The Associated Press
Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki is an arsonist. The minute America left Iraq, he deliberately arrested Sunni leaders, deprived them of budgets and stopped paying the Sunni tribesmen who rose up against Al Qaeda. When this eventually triggered a Sunni response, Maliki ran in the last election as the defender of the Shiite majority against Sunni “terrorists.” It worked.
TAGGED: Middle East, Iraq, Syria