3,000 civilians killed in Iraq so far this year. Yet the people who are so upset about drone attacks don’t seem concerned about Sunni-Shi’ite jihad violence at all. Oddly enough!
Sunni-Shi’ite Jihad Update: “Ten car bomb blasts across Baghdad province kill dozens,” by Kareem Raheem, Isabel Coles and Andrew Heavens for Reuters, October 27 (thanks to Steve):
BAGHDAD – Ten car bombs exploded across Baghdad province early on Sunday, killing at least 37 people, police and medics said.
Nine of the blasts hit predominantly Shiite Muslim districts, with the deadliest attack in the town of Nahrawan, south of the capital, where two car bombs exploded in quick succession near a busy market, killing seven people.
Shiites have been targeted by Sunni Muslim insurgents including al Qaeda who have been regaining momentum this year after being forced underground in 2007.
Insurgents have exploited growing anger among Iraq’s Sunni minority, which complains it has been marginalized under the Shiite-led government that came to power following the U.S.-led invasion in 2003….
Violence, which reached a climax in 2006-07 before starting to ease, is now on the rise again, with around 3,000 civilians killed so far this year, according to monitoring group Iraq Body Count.