Jaish Al-Mahdi Give Baghdad Sunnis 72 Hours To Vacate, Wives, Children Will Be Killed
Jaish Al-Mahdi Give Baghdad Sunnis 72 Hours To Vacate Or Wives, Children Will Be Killed
Sep 27, 2006
Muhammad Abu Nasr | Free Arab Voice
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In a dispatch posted at 10pm Makkah time Tuesday night, Mafkarat al-Islam reported that Shia sectarian Jaish al-Mahdi gunmen had distributed leaflets in numerous Sunni districts of the occupied Iraqi capital threatening local residents that if Sunnis did not leave their homes within 72 hours their women and children would be killed.
Sunnis in the neighborhoods of as-Sihhah and al-Ma‘alif in the southern Baghdad suburb of ad –Durah were quoted as saying that Jaish al-Mahdi militiamen banged on doors of Sunni families and stormed aggressively inside where they ordered the man of the house to vacate his home with three days or he and his family would be killed. Residents said that in some cases the Shia sectarian gunmen also beat up the Sunni residents during these “informative visits.”
The sectarian assaults, kidnapping, torture and murder are seen as part of an American and Zionist effort to split Iraq up along sectarian and ethnic lines. Such efforts are consistent with plans hatched by US and Zionist politicians and reflected recently by Leslie Gelb (President Emeritus of the US Council on Foreign Relations) in “The Three-State Solution” published in The New York Times on 25 November 2003, in the article by Gelb and US Democratic Senator Joseph Biden in “Unity through Autonomy in Iraq,” in The New York Times on 1 May 2006.
Banking on splitting the Shia in Iraq from the rest of the country was a cornerstone of the neo-Conservative strategy laid out in “A Clean Break”, a paper drawn up by American Zionist government officials Richard Perle, Douglas Feith, David Wurmser, and Paul Wolfowitz in 1996 for the then Zionist Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Then in 2000 the neo-Conservative Project for a New American Century wrote Rebuilding America’s Defenses on the basis of the “Clean Break.”
But before the recent period, the idea of “the dissolution of Iraq into a Shia state, a Sunni state and the separation of the Kurdish part” was voiced by veternan Zionist military correspondent Ze’ev Schiff in Ha'aretz on 2 June 1982 and was a part of the divide-and-rule strategy laid out by Zionist writer Oded Yinon in his “Strategy for Israel in the 1980s,” first appearing in Kivunim (Directions), A Journal for Judaism and Zionism, published by the World Zionist Organization in occupied Jerusalem in February 1982. (It was translated by the late anti-Zionist writer and activist Israel Shahak and is widely available.)