28 February 2007

Still on Iran-IRAQ-Saudi???

Hi ZENistas,

Here's another look, from Mother Jones, at the current demographic makeup of the Middle Eastern Warzones, as I recently wrote about at my Feb 23 post Proxy war continues...

Who sees the lack of respect that came about with borders drawn after World War I, based on the Sykes-Picot agreement of 1916?

DISCLAIMER: ZENmud provides you, trusted reader, with a great many links to WIKIPEDIA. This is not a blanket endorsement of that resource, but it at least will have decent superficial coverage, and serves as a great starting point for more in-depth research.

So, anyway: Think about the families and cultures that overlap, peacefully for thousands of years, and now unleashed by illegal American and 'Coalition' intervention, aggression, and occupation?

More after lunch...

ADDITIONAL: ...while digesting my panini and wine, I thought about the map, above, and the facts we lived through, recently, in our American Evolution: into 'Red States', and 'Blue States'... what if Sunni and Shiite demographics were interpreted as the same?

Only problem is to decide who gets which color! Are the Iraqi Shiites, the majority in population and in government, who are propped up by Bush the Lesser, while BushL blasts the natural Iranian allies, to be RED?

Greater minds boggle...


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