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A False Cresendo

Before being crushed by the falling sky that they always predict, American neo-conservatives were the only ones predicting an orgy of violence and death in Iraq after the withdrawal of U.S. forces.  However, nobody predicted the Arab Spring, when the governments of several Arab governments including Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya collapsed suddenly into bloodshed.  And, NOBODY foresaw an epic clash between Sunni Islam and Shia Islam in the budding war in Yemen.

As an American taxpayer tired of sending boatloads of dollars to keep Muslims from killing each other, I secretly wish for a climactic “mother-of-all-battles” to conclude this centuries old conflict between Sunni and Shia.  But, this war in Yemen will not do that.  Many more Muslims will be killed, and the hatred between both sects will only harden.

Maybe, the only way to solve such an intractable problem like this . . . is for Starbuck’s to write “Islam Together” on all their cups?