Do you ever wonder why the suicide bombing continues in Iraq? How are people motivated to kill themselves — beyond the usual seventy-two virgins (or raisins, depending on whose Koran you’re reading)? Given the fact that it appears to be a losing cause, how does someone get into the car and drive into the middle of a crowd?
Here’s Hammorabi’s opinion
|The latest information indicates that some of the
|Sowara is one of the cities with Shiite majority of more than 95%.|
Hammorabi is making two points here:
- One, that the bombers don’t necessarily know they’re going to die. Their handlers are the ones who detonate them.
- Two, that the terrorists are specifically targeting Shiites.
(He doesn’t provide any documentation. If anyone has information, it would be helpful)
Hammorabi goes on to relate another story, this one to underline his belief that Sunnis — both the imported ones and the domestic kind — are behind the mayhem in Iraq:
|The Iraqi Student Unions today issued a statement determined to follow the terrorists where ever they go to send them to exterminate them. The statement comes after one Student in the College of Pharmacology in Baghdad (Masar Sarhan) found dead few days ago. He organized a party of celebration to his colleagues about the newly elected government.|
|He was then found beheaded outside his accommodation next day. The students who where with him claimed to have been hearing the Dean threatened him directly because he mastermind the celebration party. The dean was among the members of the Bathist regime according to the students.|
If prosperity truly comes to the average Iraqi, a prosperity he or she earns by personal initiative and creative productivity, the Shiites will stop being the underdog. In America, when people become prosperous they become owners and their sense of what is possible changes.
Our task in Iraq is not just liberty, it is also ensuring that prosperity under the rule of law is possible for the individual who strives. Iraq may have to wrest both from the Sunnis who remember when they controlled it all.