Friday, August 17, 2007

Remember the Yazidis

I posted about the Yazidis following the massacre they experienced, today in the Washington Post, Eugene Robinson, asks that we Remember the Yazidis. A selection of some of his thoughts:

The who? Before Tuesday, you almost certainly would have asked that question -- before two villages in northern Iraq, populated by an obscure religious sect, suffered what is now officially the deadliest terrorist attack of the war, with more than 400 people confirmed dead. The final toll is expected to rise, but the coordinated suicide truck bombings in the Yazidi towns already constitute the second-worst terrorist attack of modern times, trailing only the carnage of Sept. 11, 2001.

I tend to agree with Mr. Robinson that the US government automatically assumes it was al-Qaeda and given the small numbers of the Yazidis it seems to be more religiously motivated than politically related. Unless of course al-Qaeda was using what they did to the Yazidis as an example of what they are capable of...

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