Now that al-Qaeda and Abu Musab al-Zarqawi have claimed responsibility for a dozen explosions in Baghdad, killing at least 152 people and wounding 542—227 alone were butchered in the Shi’ite neighborhood of Kazimiyah—we can conclude these murderous acts are part of a larger attempt to foment civil war between Sunnis and Shi’ites in Iraq.
It makes absolutely no sense for al-Qaeda (or the al-Qaeda we read about in the newspapers) to start a war with Shi’a Islam, especially when their stated goal is to put an end to the infidel Anglo-American occupation. In yet another “tape released on the internet” (how you release a tape on the internet is not explained), big bad Abu Musab al-Zarqawi says “all-out war against Shiites everywhere” has been declared and “there will be no mercy.” Abu Musab al-Zarqawi is of course an intelligence contrivance (since the real al-Zarqawi is dead) and “al-Qaeda in Iraq” is a classic “pseudo-gang” of Anglo-American covert op agents in league with demented Iraqis (since only the demented would pull off back-to-back suicide bombings against innocent civilians) and the objective is to start a bloody civil war in Iraq, thus splintering Iraqi society even further.
Since the United States cannot “win” the Iraqi “war” militarily (because invaded and occupied people always resist) the idea here is to spread violence and thus “conquer and divide,” as British imperialists have done for centuries. Call it Order out of Chaos (Ordo ab Chao), a technique of staged events. It is also the Hegelian Dialect in action and for the Iraqis will ultimately result in a splintered and ineffectual Iraq along ethnic and religious lines, precisely as the neoliberal globalists would have it.