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  • Who are Iraq's Sunni Arabs and What did we Do to them?
    • "They are capable, trained, educated people. They aren’t going to put up with that, and if turning to al-Qaeda is the only way to avoid that fate, they are often willing now to do it."

      The first point undermines the second. Educated people would not turn to a group that glorifies beheading shia.

      What's driving this sunni support for groups like ISIS is hate propaganda emanating from arab gulf media/clerics and the wahabi/salafi ideology of sunni supremacy that makes it unfathomable for them to be ruled by shia.

      From the very beginning of the war there has always been bombings of shia markets/shrines/gatherings. I just do not buy the argument that a suicide bomber looking to kill as many shiites as possible is going to be dissuade from acting based on some political wrangling over the number of MP's.

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