Saturday, June 07, 2003

AND THEN THERE IS this story. The predictions are the once-powerful minority Sunni Muslims will be the source of the greatest problems.
Backed by their patron, Saddam Hussein, Sunni Muslims were Iraq's power brokers for a generation. But in the new pecking order of U.S.-occupied Iraq, they have lost much of their influence. Though there is no indication of organized resistance yet, they're angry.

“The future is jihad,” said Sheik Mohammed Ali Abbas, a cleric in Ramadi, 65 miles west of Baghdad. “Do you know of anyone who can accept this humiliation? Do you just let them occupy your land while you sit and do nothing?”

The story goes on to say this as well..."They consider U.S. servicewomen a deliberate insult."


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