Friday 18 January 2013

Iraq disaster goes on......and on

The disaster that Bush and Blair unleashed when they blundered into Iraq a decade ago shows no sign of abating.   Yesterday at least a dozen people, mainly Shia pilgrims, were killed in a series of bombings across the country.

No one has claimed responsibility, but Sunni militants, some of whom have links to al-Qaeda, have been blamed for much of the recent violence.   On Wednesday, more than 40 people were killed by bombs.

According to the authoritative independent Iraq Body Count monitoring group, last year 4,471 civilians were killed, an increase on 2011.   Every week on average, there are 18 bombings in the country.

Relations between Sunnis and Shias appear to get worse by the day.  Under Saddam Hussein, the Sunnis ruled the roost.     Since the invasion, they feel they have been marginalised and they have begun staging strikes and sit-ins.
*  2nd blog on this page discusses my Historia Mundial de los desastres


  1. Sounds more like the disaster that the Umayyad Caliphate unleashed, no?

    During Hussein, the Sunni did rule the roost. That's not a good thing. They did so via genocide.

  2. You don't have to think the Saddam regime was good to recognise the disaster that has been happening in Iraq ever since the invasion of 2003.