Iraq: A lucky turn of events?
According to MEMRI (Middle East Media Research Institute), in addition to the sectarian violence tearing Iraq apart, a serious rift has opened between Iraqi insurgents and al-Qaeda in Iraq:
An Islamic website posted a 17-minute video cassette showing a masked man called "Abu Osama Al-Iraqi" who presented himself as one of the commanders of the jihad in Iraq. In the cassette, he addressed Osama bin Laden with accusations against Al-Qaeda in Iraq and its commanders, and threatened that the Iraqi mujahideen would fight Al-Qaeda in Iraq.A strategy of divide and conquer was employed fairly effectively by the British in their occupation of Iraq in the early 1900s. It is time that the US and its allies seize this strategic opportunity afforded so fortuitously and turn the Islamofascists on each other.