Talking heads in this country are trying to paint the conflict in Syria as a “civil war” which acording to Merriam-Webster means “a war between opposing groups of citizens of the same country.” This doesn’t really get at the heart of the matter in that the reason for the opposition is religion. The two sides are once again the Sunnis and the Shias. Both sides are Muslims, but their difference lies deeply in the past as to which branch of Mohammed’s spiritual descendents should be considered the proper channel.
And over time each side has painted the other as evil, so what one does to evil, demonized people is all fair and good. So, when Shiites are in the ascendant, Sunnis suffer. When Sunnis are in the accendant, Shias suffer.
Syria is just one episode in a long running religious war.
And John McCain and Dick Cheney and their ilk want us to get involved in it.
How many Americans would agreed with these war mongers if the dispute were correctly labeled as a “Religious War” rather than a “Civil War?”
If the god of the Jews, Christians, and Muslims is the same god, as is claimed, why is each faction goading the others into the fight, over the correct mode of worshiping that god?