Wednesday, November 14, 2007

DoD blogger-roundtable adopts the rhetoric of the Sunni "regimes & minions"

Abou Muqawama (Andrew Exum) asks a very good question (a first on this side of the Atlantic) "When a U.S. spokesperson uses the phrase "Persian influence," does he mean Iranian influence? Is he talking about the role Iranians actively play in Iraq? Or is he unconsciously internalizing a phrase Sunni Arabs in Iraq use to describe not just the Iranians but Shia Iraqi Arabs -- who comprise a plurality of Iraq's population but are often not considered by Sunni Arab Iraqis to be real Iraqis?"
We have often heard the Jordanians, Egyptians, Saudis & Walid Jumblat refer to the Shia's in general as the "Persians, Majoos ..." The answer is that this is a premeditated effort and not an "unconscious" mistake.
Read the "DoD-Blogger RT" here

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