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USA - the architect of the Sunni-Shiite confrontation

USA - the architect of the Sunni-Shiite confrontationThe last months were marked by violent clashes between representatives of the two branches of Islam - Shiites and Sunnis, which occur throughout the Near and Middle East - Syria, Egypt, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Pakistan and even the Russian North Caucasus. A number of actions, such as the bombings of hundreds of Shiites in Pakistan, can only be called atrocities. In addition to such resonant actions committed by the marginals, the political confrontation of states with Shiites and Sunnis at the head is also becoming aggravated. And such countries as Syria and Iraq plunge into the abyss of bloody civil confrontation. It is obvious that ordinary participants on both sides find themselves in an obvious loser, becoming “cannon fodder”. However, there are those to whom the Middle East, which is slipping into interfaith chaos, is beneficial - they are present both in the region and far beyond its borders.

US policy as a prerequisite for future confrontation

It must be said that one of the main factors of tension that arose between Sunnis and Shiites at the present stage (despite the fact that hostile relations in general have existed for many centuries), was American policy in the Middle East. It was the United States that brought Al-Qaeda and the Taliban into the political arena of the Sunni radicals, during the period of global geopolitical confrontation with the USSR on the territory of Afghanistan. It is they who support the Persian Gulf monarchies, whose political elites also adhere to radical versions of Sunni Islam and sponsor their exports far abroad.

It is noteworthy that in this case, it was the United States that became, perhaps, the involuntary cause of the kind of “Shiite Renaissance” that has been going on in recent years. Washington has the merit of eliminating the regime of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, which not only brutally suppressed representatives of Shiite Islam inside the country, but also was a counterbalance to the Islamic Republic of Iran in the Middle East. In particular, the Arabian monarchies viewed Saddam’s Iraq as a “bastion” in the spread of the influence of the ideas of the Islamic revolution, closely intertwined with Shiite theology. The fall of the Baath regime in Baghdad quite logically led to the strengthening of the Shiite majority in the country, which currently has the majority of seats in parliament, and also led to the post of Shiite prime minister Nuri al-Maliki.

This strengthening of the Shiites in Iraq was made possible largely due to the activities of their religious leaders. In particular, the great Ayatollah Ali Sistani is not only the "architect" of modern Iraqi statehood, but also the man who successfully organized the "non-violent" withdrawal of American troops from the territory of Mesopotamia. At the same time, it was Sistani who openly abandoned the concept of a theocratic state for Iraq, like neighboring Iran. Ali Sistani was even nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize, which testifies to the wide recognition of the merits of the scientist. There are more radical characters among the Shiite spiritual leaders of Iraq. In particular, he came from the family of great theologians Muktada al-Sadr (due to the long imprisonment under Saddam, who only in recent years acquired religious knowledge and authority) not only advocated for accepting the Iranian concept of velayat al-fakih in Iraq, but also led his attacks supporters of the American troops and Sunni armed groups. Previously, there was even a clash between two Shiite militants. In 2003, while attempting to establish control over the shrines in the holy city of Kerbella, the Mahdi Army al-Sadr was defeated by parts of the Badr Army Ali Sistani. Despite this open armed rebellion against himself and numerous sacrifices, the great Ayatollah did not publicly criticize his young opponent, consistently advocating for the unity of the Shiites and all Iraqis in the face of American occupiers and in the future construction of a normal life in the country. At the present time, after the Americans left, the two leaders brought together their positions and abandoned the radical confrontation.

The Shiite government of Iraq, the rise in the country of the Shiite majority and the unprecedented growth of the authority of the Shiite leaders in the country eloquently demonstrate that from the anti-Shiite bastion Iraq has become a country ruled by a majority - the Shiites.

The ideology of "justice" and the miscalculation of Americans

It is unlikely that the Americans, as well as their allies in the Persian Gulf, did not expect that the fall of Saddam Hussein would lead to an increase in Shiism in Iraq. At the same time, it appears that Washington hoped that secular politicians would take power in the country. This is what happened. However, this did not prevent Iraq from becoming a sworn enemy becoming, in fact, the second (after Syria) ally of Iran in the Middle East. Moreover, a whole “Shiite Axis” has emerged - Tehran-Baghdad-Damascus, to which the Hezbollah movement in Lebanon also joins, the Shiite minorities of Afghanistan and Pakistan targeted at Iran, as well as the oppressed Shiites of the countries of the Arabian Peninsula.

Such a situation could not but cause the American administration and the medieval, both in letter and in fact, the regimes of the Persian Gulf of justified concern. In addition, the gentlemen representing them seemed to “see” that Shiism was the most revolutionary (but not associated with terrorism), anti-imperialistic and justice-oriented movement in Islam.

The fact is that in Shiism, the concept of Adalat is of paramount importance - justice that God manifests in relation to man. The latter is also obliged to implement the "fair" model in collaboration with their own kind. The concept of Adalat, in addition to issues of domestic relationships, also touched upon social and political issues. Just justice was the leitmotif of the actions of the most revered Shiite Imams - Ali and Hussein.

The combination of the concept of justice with a kind of cult of martyrdom in the name of it, established since the death in an unequal battle of Imam Hussein and his supporters under Kerbella, has provided Shiites with ideological “nourishment” in various political actions.

In the 20 century, Shiism reaffirmed itself first on an ideological and philosophical level - in the writings of Ali Shariati and Ruhollah Khomeini, and then - in practice, during the Islamic revolution in Iran. The latter was held under the slogans of achieving social justice, as well as the destruction of the influence of the imperialists - the Americans.

Subsequently, the “baton” from Tehran was picked up by the Lebanese Hezbollah fighters, in addition to arming their supporters, solving and continuing to solve pressing social issues in Lebanon, as well as stopping the invasion of another conductor of colonialism and imperialism - Israel.

The implementation of the same concept Adalat can be traced in the speeches of the Shiites for their rights in Saudi Arabia and Bahrain. A similar trend is taking place in Yemen. All of these events undermine the influence of the United States and its Middle Eastern allies. Even in Iraq, whose Shiite government prefers to maintain good relations with Washington, he managed to gradually force the Americans to withdraw their troops from the country.

As a result, the “Shiite belt” not only suddenly turned out to be a significant subject of regional and even world politics, but also received the prerequisites for further expansion of its influence. At the same time, the sympathies of a significant part of the Arab “street” turned out to be on the side of the Shiites - it was Iran that consistently opposed the United States throughout stories The Islamic Republic, namely Hezbollah, the first of the Arab countries, movements and associations, was able to succeed in confronting the formidable Israel, namely Ayatollah Sistani and Prime Minister Maliki provided the Americans withdrew from Iraq ...

The United States corrects its "mistakes", the Gulf of the Middle East with the blood of interfaith war

Such a “fair” and, moreover, geopolitically successful confession turned out to be beneficial for neither Washington nor any of its Middle Eastern allies. This explains the urgent attempts to find an antidote to the “Shiite recipe”. As the latter, the old, albeit well forgotten American allies - Islamic radicals were chosen. It would probably be simply impossible to put them on the role of fighters against the "Shiite threat" - ideologically, the Salafi al-Qaeda, and their various allies do not consider Shiites as Muslims, considering their killing permitted, economically, politically, or even related to the political elites of the Gulf countries. And the fact that it was Islamic Sunni radicals killed American soldiers and diplomats in Iraq and Afghanistan, and even destroyed the World Trade Center on the territory of the United States itself, as it turned out, not an obstacle.

In the fight against Shiite influence, Washington and its allies began to strive to plunge the Middle East into chaos, an all-out civil war with possible political and even military confrontation between states. In the beginning, there was demonization of the most powerful military, political and ideological Shiite state - Iran. The country, in fact, was deprived of the right to develop its own nuclear energy. Gradually tightened from 2010 to 2012. the sanctions regime has become a serious test for the Iranian economy, which it has so far, although not without problems, coping with. At the same time, the Americans began to arm the monarchies of the Persian Gulf - in recent years they have been receiving the latest weapons in huge quantities: Patriot missile systems, guidance systems aviation bombs, F-16 fighters, Apache helicopters, artillery pieces and more. Free US military aid to Saudi Arabia alone in 2010 was $ 1,7 billion - and that's not including military supplies. Their total sum for all countries of the peninsula from 2005 to 2010. equals $ 40 billion. It is clear that the monarchies of the Persian Gulf were so seriously armed and are arming themselves in the event of an armed conflict with only one state - Iran, which has a powerful army, navy and air force in the Middle East.

Another, perhaps, “innovative” method of combating the spread of Shia ideology and Iranian influence was provoking civil confrontation. A series of revolutions swept through the countries of North Africa and the Middle East, called the Arab Spring, helped his “designers” to do this. After the fall of the Tunisian, Egyptian and Libyan regimes, “revolutionary” events broke out in Syria.

About this country needs to be said. Not being a Shiite by the confessional affiliation of the majority of the population, it is, nevertheless, controlled by members of a minority who profess the Alawite branch of Shiite Islam. Nevertheless, the Syrian regime is emphatically secular - in the best traditions of Arab secular nationalism of the 60-70 model. Despite the fact that the Baath party, to which most of the Syrian ruling elite belongs, was once part of the Iraqi Baath structure, which was led by Saddam Hussein, the Syrians did not have a relationship with the Saddam regime. In fact, Hafez Asad, the father of the current president, was the only Arab leader who supported Iran during the 1980-1988 war. This line was continued by his son Bashar, who not only signed a treaty of alliance with Iran on 2007, but also moved from Alawite Shi'ism to the two-priests in Iran.

It was the secular regime of Asad that was attacked by “revolutionaries”, among whom for some reason turned out to be not only (and, as it turns out, not so much) supporters of democracy, but also those very Sunni Islamic radicals that were discussed above. In particular, in the ranks of the militants fighting against Bashar al-Assad there are already thousands of members of the Jabbat al-Nusra organization - the Iraqi branch of al-Qaeda. From the settlements captured by supporters of the Free Syrian Army, the Shiite population migrates en masse, and with it the Christian population, rightly fearing reprisals. The latter take place in huge numbers - the Shiites themselves, their mosques and the Husaynians are being destroyed. The anger of the radicals comes to the Sunnis, who do not share their point of view and methods of struggle. The highlight of this series was the recent assassination of Sheikh Saeed Ramadan al-Buti. Syrian events have turned into a slaughter where Salafis completely hide this, are fighting for the creation of an Islamic emirate. It must be assumed, at least on the basis of the actions of the radicals, that there will be no place for Shiites in this state.

However, Syria was a “hard nut to crack,” and its president, Bashar Assad, supported by Iran, is not going to give up. Meanwhile, the front of the interfaith war between Shiites and Sunnis is expanding. The local elections held a few days ago in Iraq became a detonator for rampant terrorism, similar to which took place only in 2005-2006. Last week, a checkpoint of the Iraqi army was attacked by Salafis in the Kirkuk region, killing a soldier. When the military attempted to arrest the perpetrators of the murder, the Sunni militia fighters resisted them. This led to the death of 25 militias and three military. Later, militants captured two checkpoints in the cities of Rashad and Riyad. The local command managed to knock them out only by requesting reinforcements. And on April 25, Sunni militants managed to seize the whole town of Suleiman Beck in 160 km north of Baghdad for a while.

Iraq is quite confidently sliding into the “Syrian” scenario. Given the events of six to seven years ago that have already taken place in this country, this scenario is quite real. The magnitude of the wave of interfaith violence that has swept the country can be assessed by looking at the data only for April 23-24. These days, 128 people were killed and 269 was injured.

Violent violations of Shiite rights in the Gulf countries continue. Bahrain was particularly “distinguished” in this row, where troops and police, loyal to the royal family of al-Khalifa, from the performance on Pearl Square in 2011, to date, scores were killed and hundreds were wounded and were in prison. Representatives of the Shiite majority are tortured and mocked in prison. In such measures even Princess Nura from the house of Al-Khalifa was noticed. At liberty, Shiites are constantly accused of participating in a conspiracy arranged for the money of Iran. Despite the fact that the charges have not been confirmed for a year, they provide some excuse for the royal family to continue in power and pursue the same policy as before.

Scary news increasingly come from Pakistan. The Shiite community, numbering about 30 million people, has not felt completely safe before, occasionally undergoing acts of violence. However, the systematic massacre of people organized by the militants of the Sunni radical group "Lashkar-e-Jhangvi" in Quetta is surprising and suggestive to its terrible thoughts with its scope. In January, 2013, as a result of the action of suicide bombers who blew up a billiard club in the Shiite district in this city, killed 92 and injured 120 people. A month later, February 17, an improvised explosive device worked in the Quetta market quarter, where the Shiite Hazaras lived. The 81 man died and 200 was injured. And on March 3 in Karachi there was a blast that killed 55 and crippled 150 people. The local authorities were so scared that they could not take any adequate measures for several days after each of the attacks. Apparently, Pakistan has a very real prospect of a religious war.

What will the slaughter between Shiites and Sunnis lead to?

Did the United States want all this blood, hatred and chaos? Perhaps, one can only say that such a situation is profitable for them. The Americans and their allies openly support the Syrian opposition and, in speaking of an alliance with the Iraqi government, do not prevent the Arabian sheikhs from arming his radical opponents. It seems that the United States does not feel danger to itself in the already begun confrontation, believing that such chaos can be controlled. A controversial point of view for a country in which the once-controlled Islamic radicals also destroyed the buildings of the World Trade Center.

Without a doubt, the religious war in the Middle East is terrible in itself - rampant cruelty, terrorism and ordinary obscurantism can not please anyone. However, the current situation is a serious danger for Russia. It should be recalled that both Sunni Muslims and Shiite Muslims also live in our country. And their relationship has already been marked by bloody actions. For example, on August 18, two masked men entered the Shiite mosque in Dagestan’s Khasavyurt, who opened fire on the worshipers. As a result, one believer died from gunshot wounds, and another seven required medical assistance. In case such actions are repeated, the already not calm North Caucasus can be thrown into the opposition from a new angle. This confrontation can easily spread to the streets of Moscow, St. Petersburg and other cities where hundreds of thousands of Muslims who practice both branches of this religion - Shiite and Sunni - are living.

The development of sectarian strife in the Middle East is not beneficial to anyone. In the future, it may lead to the most unpredictable consequences far beyond the region. It seems that the United States and the West as a whole have a sense of being more selective in their choice of allies and foreign policy priorities. Resolving issues with such “dirty” methods, as is the case now, more than once, as already mentioned above, was reflected in the lives of the Americans themselves. However, they received another wake-up call just the other day ... The Tsarnaev brothers accused of terrorist attacks in Boston, according to investigators, professed exactly that radical and aggressive version of Islam used by Americans in the fight against Shiites in the Middle East - Salafism. Can one be surprised at the similarity of the methods of the organizers of the Boston terrorist attack with those practiced by the organizers of the bloody anti-Shiite campaigns? ... I want to believe that at least the blood of American citizens will force the US government to reconsider some of its points of view.
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  1. Nevsky
    Nevsky 6 May 2013 18: 48
    Can someone explain to me how a nation of hamburger-eaters that cannot find a capital, to what extent the capital is there, Iraq and Iran on the world map, brings to the power such intellectuals who carry out such special operations to redraw entire regions? If we all leave this site together and go not even to the city portal of Boston, but to the site of their Massachusetts Humanities University, even there, in the comments, students will not know the difference between Shiites and Sunnis. Is the theory of elite generation among Masons true? Only closed aristocratic schools and colleges give rise to such strategists, whose fruits are described in this publication? what
    1. Guun
      Guun 6 May 2013 20: 39
      Well, how would I explain. In the United States they are preparing good professionals with narrow specializations, they know only one thing - but they can’t capture two and three, they are imprisoned for one. This is our professional wide spectrum.
    2. djon3volta
      djon3volta 6 May 2013 20: 57
      Quote: Nevsky
      Only closed aristocratic schools and colleges give rise to such strategists

      and then, because all their politicians and bankers are not graduates of vocational schools or technical schools, and not even Perelmans, they are taught special lessons, and then they are hooked and further promoted. Clinton and Navalny studied at the Elsky Institute if that, and Sakashvili is 8 years old studied in the usa, and then came and overthrew Shevarnadze.
    3. yak69
      yak69 6 May 2013 21: 01
      Quote: Nevsky
      Can someone explain to me how the nation of hamburger-eaters ... gives power to the intellectuals who carry out such special operations to redraw entire regions?

      Honestly, one does not need to be seven inches in the forehead to knock the heads of people who hate each other with fierce hatred, as they say, "by default." This confrontation is permanent and lasts for centuries. Playing this card is easy and simple. I am amazed at something else, HOW you can live for so many centuries with just anger towards everyone who is different from you, AT LEAST SOMETHING !!
      But this is a universal disease of mankind. Shiites hate Sunnis, Muslims hate Christians, Catholics hate Orthodox, Protestants Lutherans, Old people annoy Youth, Whites despise Blacks, etc. The whole world is in anger and hatred (you don’t have to go far - on our forum such battles sometimes unfold, wow, good, while verbal)!
      Why is it so difficult to push each other hating each other.

      Once a state appeared in the world proclaiming friendship between peoples and the struggle for world peace with its political credo, it was called the USSR. And it was truly a stronghold of world peace. Well, the USSR was gone, the number of wars on the planet has increased dramatically.
      Why so and who is to blame, I do not ask. The answer is obvious and well known.

      Humanity, at great speed, rushes to HELL.
      No fun!
      1. Yarbay
        Yarbay 6 May 2013 22: 42
        Quote: yak69
        Shiites hate Sunnis,

        You are not right!
        No hate!
        They want to instill this hatred !!

        The final document of the International Muslim Conference, held on July 4-6, 2005 in Amman (Jordan) under the motto "True Islam and its role in modern society"

        In the name of Allah the Merciful and the Merciful!
        Blessing and peace to our lord Muhammad and his family! “Oh people! Fear your Lord, who made you out of one soul ... ”(Quran 4: 1).
        In accordance with the fatwas (religious and theological conclusions) of the Supreme Imam Al-Azhar, the Mufti of Egypt, the Supreme Mufti of Oman, the Islamic Law Academy of Saudi Arabia, the Supreme Religious Council of Turkey, the Mufti and the Committee for Fatwas of Jordan, Shiite Maja (spiritual leaders) of the Ja'afarites and as well as Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani and Sheikh Yusuf al-Qardawi:
        1. Anyone who is a follower of one of the four Sunni madhhabs (Hanafi, Malikite, Shafiite, Hanbalite), Shiite movements of Jafaria, Zayed, as well as Ibadiy and Zakhir, is considered a Muslim.
        It is unacceptable to accuse him of unbelief, to encroach on his life, honor and property. In addition, it is forbidden to accuse adherents of asharism and those who practice true Sufism, continuing the traditions of their ancestors, in disbelief. In general, it is not permissible to classify atheists any group of Muslims who believe in Almighty Allah and His Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him!) Respect the tenets of religion, without rejecting any of them.
        2. Among the various areas of Islam, there is much in common. Adherents of the eight movements follow the basic Islamic principles, believing in the One Most High Allah, the holy Quran (the revealed Word of Allah), and our lord Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him!), The Prophet of all mankind. They also adhere to the five pillars of Islam (confession of faith, prayer, alms, fasting in the month of Ramadan, Hajj), recognize the five pillars of faith (in Allah, in His angels, in His Message, in His prophets (peace be upon them all), on Judgment Day , in predestination).
        The discrepancies between the ulama of these directions do not affect fundamental issues, but only particular ones. Moreover, the existence of differences in the views of the ulama is a positive phenomenon.

        3. Possession of knowledge of Islamic movements implies the need to adhere to the fundamental methodology of theology. No one has the right to make decisions on religious issues without understanding the specifics of each of the areas of Islam. No one is allowed to engage in independent theological activities in one direction or another, without adequate training, or to proclaim the emergence of a new trend, and to publish fatwas that would take Muslims outside the rules and principles of the doctrine established by the Sharia.
        4. The main idea of ​​the Amman message, adopted on the blessed night of Predestination in 1425 according to the Hijra and read out in the Hashemite mosque, is the admissibility of belonging to various streams and directions, recognition of their right to exist, recognition of the need for dialogue and interaction between their followers. This, in turn, implies a moderate approach, a search for mutual compromise, tolerance and condescension to each other, mercy and respect for the opinions of others.
        5. We call for the settlement of disagreements among Muslims, the unity of their statements and positions, the consolidation of their mutual respect, the solidarity of their peoples and states, the strengthening of fraternal ties so that there is no reason for confusion and division between them.
        Allah (praise be to Him) says: “Indeed, believers are brothers. Reconcile your brothers and fear Allah - maybe you will be merciful ”(Quran 49:10).
        Glory be to Allah!
        1. yak69
          yak69 8 May 2013 00: 05
          Quote: Yarbay
          No hate!
          They want to instill this hatred !!

          And what is your opinion ?! Love?! Is she (love) taking such specific forms of manifestation? Then I definitely don’t understand anything!

          Great message that you gave as an example. Similar messages to all mankind were given by Buddha, Jesus, Muhammad. And look with what "love" some destroy others. All over the world there are bloody conflicts, somewhere more, somewhere less.
          Aliyev generates belligerent statements towards the Armenians. Armenians too, in the same vein. America to Russia, Russia to America, Koreans to each other, Iran to Iraq, France, Spain, Italy, Bl. Vostok, Africa and others.
          Yes, hatred is artificially instilled. But still, there must be soil for the seed (of hatred) to ripen. And if there are shoots, it means that something in the person himself gives strength to these "shoots".
          Therefore, I say: Humanity is racing in HELL.
          Although, personally to me, I really do not want this.
    4. Geisenberg
      Geisenberg 6 May 2013 23: 18
      Quote: Nevsky
      Can someone explain to me how a nation of hamburger eaters that cannot find the capital,

      Whoever will explain for sure. laughing

      Why do you think that this particular nation is giving something? All these tricks are composed by specially trained people, they work for a particular government for taxpayer money, but completely different people dictate tasks to them.
    5. Horn
      Horn 7 May 2013 06: 17
      It seems that the United States has nothing to do with it. As Shiites and Sunnis slaughtered each other, Protestant Catholics (Ulster), Orthodox Catholics (Poland-Russia) cut it. It is the brothers who are the worst hit each other. And, the closer the relationship, the worse the consequences of hostility.
      And you simply support one of the parties, thereby exciting the envy and anger of the other ...
  2. avt
    avt 6 May 2013 18: 54
    Of course, I do not deny the work of Amers in the ongoing events in the Maghreb and Iraq, and in general Arabia, but the author’s headline is generally extremely illiterate. The author of the campaign does not know that these branches of Islam, and not only them, very cheerfully cut each other almost immediately after the death of Muhammad and his own education as a result of the division of his spiritual inheritance. Then, when there were no American architects in the project, even in the form of sperm.
  3. Nevsky
    Nevsky 6 May 2013 18: 56
    Quote: avt
    Then, when there were no American architects in the project, even in the form of sperm.

    Powerful argument. laughing
    1. dc120mm
      dc120mm 6 May 2013 19: 53
      laughing wassat Funny.

      For Salafis, Shiites are just as unfaithful as Christians and atheists. Amerikoshi clearly use this fact.
      1. Apollo
        Apollo 6 May 2013 19: 56
        Quote: dc120mm
        For Salafis, Shiites are just as unfaithful as Christians and atheists. Amerikoshi clearly use this fact.

        and now justify, just not with naked conclusions but with facts and links .......?!
        1. avt
          avt 6 May 2013 20: 18
          Quote: Apollon
          and now justify, not just naked conclusions but facts and links

          At the expense of the infidels, he may have got excited, rather apostates, although the radish is not sweeter, but the son-in-law of Muhammad, the husband of Fatima Ali ibn Abi Talib, certainly did not take the crusaders away. So, in fact, Shiit at Ali, the Ali party was formed by the Shiites, if only briefly. Well, then everything is like everyone else, Christians are no exception, Shiites have got extreme Shiites - Ismailis, Karmatians, Hanbolites, etc.
          1. Yarbay
            Yarbay 6 May 2013 22: 45
            Quote: avt
            At the expense of the infidels, he may have got excited, rather apostates, although the radish is not sweeter, but the son-in-law of Muhammad, the husband of Fatima Ali ibn Abi Talib, certainly did not take the crusaders away. So, in fact, Shiit at Ali, the Ali party was formed by the Shiites, if only briefly. Well, then everything is like everyone else, Christians are no exception, Shiites have got extreme Shiites - Ismailis, Karmatians, Hanbolites, etc.

            What was the reason for the murder of Ali and who killed him Do you know?
            Who was Ali, what knowledge did he have?
            Ali is revered by all Muslims!
            Writing something that you don’t know and don’t even get close to is not worth it !!
        2. Kangarli
          Kangarli 6 May 2013 23: 35
          Terrorists in Syria desecrated the grave of one of the companions of the Prophet of Islam

  4. Shabur
    Shabur 6 May 2013 18: 58
    Not a secret. Here is the best peer review. A man of Soviet hardening.
  5. rudolff
    rudolff 6 May 2013 19: 39
    Or maybe everything is much simpler? Oil? Somehow I can hardly imagine the Gulf states in the US allies if they did not have such rich deposits! And the fact that the Sunnis and Shiites have cut each other's throats since the time of the prophet is a fact!
    1. Shabur
      Shabur 6 May 2013 19: 51
      response in the video.
    2. Rus2012
      Rus2012 6 May 2013 19: 57
      Quote: rudolff
      Or maybe everything is much simpler? Oil?

      the theory of "controlled chaos" and "divide and conquer" operate ...
      Oil is a prize in this bloody policy.
      But, "he who sows the wind will reap the storm!" - the ancients said.
      So ... the game is just beginning and will end with the fact that Muslim blacks will slaughter whites in yuesei. It remains to wait for some 15-20 years ...
  6. waisson
    waisson 6 May 2013 19: 56
    E. Primakov: “Arab Spring” and the theory of clash of civilizations

    After the end of the Cold War, the ideas of inter-confessional, ultimately inter-civilizational contradictions as determining the development of the world situation began to be circulated. Washington has returned to the traditional pro-Israeli line.
    The relaxation of tension between the West and the Arab, more broadly, the Islamic world will not happen, but, on the contrary, will ultimately intensify as a result of the actions taken by NATO
    Evgeny Primakov, academician, member of the Presidium of the Russian Academy of Sciences
  7. Semyon Albertovich
    Semyon Albertovich 6 May 2013 20: 05
    The US world empire did not invent anything new - divide and conquer.
    1. UFO
      UFO 6 May 2013 20: 58
      Quote: Semyon Albertovich
      The US World Empire Invented Nothing New

      That’s for sure, the usual puppet game. Just amers competently play on Muslim contradictions. We have no such success, unfortunately.
    VADIMKRSK 6 May 2013 21: 05
    The East is unpredictable. Anglo-Saxon politics only adds to their enemies. And we need not to leave old friends and make new ones. Russia is respected in the Middle East. And to water someone else's war with money ... The world is small and growing. Stripes comes around. In vain, the people of the United States are not interested in what happens to the rest of the world. Why do so many nations hate them. Anglo-Saxon leaders created so many problems for themselves and others that in 100 years you can not figure it out!
  9. wax
    wax 6 May 2013 21: 10
    The USA is the architect of its destruction, and no one will stop them on this path with any arguments and spells.
  10. individual
    individual 6 May 2013 21: 19
    The United States and its political leadership do not care deeply Who professes what - Sunnis, Shiites, or their derivative branches of Islam. The main thing is oil and gas. And according to earthly resources, the explored reserves of these energy carriers by the will of God or their Allah are located in the zone of the states of the Islamic religion. The United States and its allies, seeing the inferiority of their subsoil or the limited nature of their barrels, use the classic divide and conquer method to organize discord in their region and gain control over their resources.
    Example: Tunisia, Egypt, Lebanon, Syria, further down the list of their interests. As in the joke: "you discovered oil, then we go to you." The imperialist essence of their ideology - capitalism in the name of profit, in the name of the "golden calf" - all means are good