Sectarian or Legitimate?

As predicted in an earlier article here, “sectarian” violence will rise for a while in Iraq. It’s not necessarily all unhealthy — with the weakening of the terrorists, fear is going and it’s natural that some will seek revenge. However as a very wise man once said:

It is easy to be angry, however it takes an exceptional person to be angry the right amount, at the right time, with the right person.

The news reported at Yahoo makes this seem like random killing, and that is not the right path. To be free the people of Iraq must find the real terrorists, must eradicate Al Qaida and the Muslim brotherhood from their country like an evil weed. Randomly killing Sunnis, or Randomly killing Shia is not the way — you do not defeat evil by becoming evil.

BAGHDAD, Iraq – Masked Shiite gunmen stopped cars in western Baghdad Sunday and grabbed people off the streets, singling out the Sunni Arabs among them and killing at least 37, police said.

The attack in the Jihad neighborhood apparently was retaliation for the car bombing of a local Shiite mosque the night before.

Police Lt. Maitham Abdul-Razzaq said 37 bodies were taken to hospitals and police were searching for more victims reportedly left dumped in the streets. He also said U.S. and Iraqi forces had sealed off the area.

Deputy Prime Minister Salam Zikam Ali al-Zubaie, a Sunni, called the attack “a real and ugly massacre.”

He blamed Iraqi security forces that are widely believed to have been infiltrated by Shiite militia.

“There are officers who instead of being in charge should be questioned and referred to judicial authorities,” al-Zubaie told Al-Jazeera TV. “Jihad is witnessing a catastrophic crime.”

At about 10 a.m. gunmen pulled up in four cars in the dangerous Jihad neighborhood in western Baghdad and began seizing pedestrians and people in vehicles, according to police and witnesses.