At the Brink

In an event that should probably get more widespread media coverage, a massive demonstration took place in Bahrain against sectarian Shia-Sunni violence yesterday. Gateway Pundit has coverage and plenty of good links and photos.

More from the BBC on the fragile situation following the shrine bombing in Iraq, as well as some reaction.

It's easy to get engrossed into reading all the Iraqi blogs and its differing opinions from not only mainstream media but from each other as well. Healing Iraq further illustrates the level of fear, and A Family In Baghdad gives a vivid account of the overall situation and describes the feelings generated from the Iran-Iraq War, the Persian Gulf War, the 2003 Invasion through now.

We aspired to change the political regime in Iraq, by honest, nationalistic Iraqi minds, from inside Iraq, who would plan and scheme to change the regime without heavy casualties; we hoped a new political authority would assume the reins of rule in the country quietly, without violence, revenge, or a settlement of past accounts…

We hoped everything should be changed by pure, Iraqi hands, bringing along a new intellectual speech; independent, nationalistic, and mature, in the interior or exterior policy…

But what happened?

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I talked to a lot of our kin and friends in Baghdad, yesterday and today, and they said: Do not fear for us, we organized joint comities in the neighborhoods, by Shia'ats and Sunnies, we cleaned the mosques and performed joint prayers. Every ordeal makes us stronger, fear not for us…

Riveting stuff.

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