I'd add, for the OP context, this story doesn't seem to involve anything particularly international for forces or motivation. It's another attack in
the long running sectarian (religious) infighting among the Sunni and Shiite sects.
I know it's not unprecedented. I made the mistake of suggesting that once, in a group I was in-person with. I got a rather rude and loud correction
from an old Scotsman about Catholics and Protestants having a wee little disagreement over some matters in Ireland. Indeed. It happens around the
It just doesn't make it any more logical. It's even easier to understand between entirely foreign cultures. Islam vs. Christianity, for instance or
the other way around as the case has been in different historic points.
Killing in the name of God or Allah when BOTH the attacker and victim are actually praying to the same Allah or God, as the case may be, seems a hard
row to hoe though.
How exactly does one explain on Judgement Day that they bombed a House of Worship as it let out from another sect of the same Faith.....to the Big Guy
who sees all man as his Children?
It's not a mushy anti-violence or even anti-war position I'm thinking from here but the name and cause it's done in. It just leaves me baffled
sometimes. Power and Vanity, I get ...for this at the field command level of fighting. I just don't get how the fighters themselves can reconcile what
they are about to do with who THEY fully believe they are about to meet.
edit on 3-3-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: (no reason