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Monday, March 26, 2007

Surge improving security for some

I literally cried in my car while listening to this story on NPR. It's not that's it's our fault exactly, but we've made a mess over there for sure - this peaceful, integrated neighborhood joined the civil war when gunmen drove up and slaughtered a mixed group (Shia and Sunni) of boys playing soccer.

The houses around the empty lot are owned by families of both sects. They have known each other for years. Until then, sectarian tensions had been kept in check, but the savagery of this attack sent them over the edge. "Shia start shooting Sunni houses, Sunnis start shooting Shia houses. They let the real criminals run away," Saleem said. "The men in the houses, they lost their minds totally."




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