Iraqi Prime Minister, thinking a guarrantee, that Iraq will not become a US launch pad against Iran, would get a blessing, was snubbed instead by the highest authority in the Seyyed Empire in Iran. Khamenei did not give his blessings to the Iraqi gvernment draft with the US. And he did not give a guarantee that he would stop more interference in Iraq. In fact, did Al-Maliki dare to ask him to stop? So it seems Khamenei with Sistani have come to a conclusion, where they stand against the Shiite neck-tie wearers. The lines are finally firmly drawn in the sand. For so long we have been reading media speculations. Now finally the people of both countries can hold all this against these warmongering Seyyeds later when they get their countries back.
Politicians with their political tools, theocrats with their religious tools, have tried to get the blessings of the people. They have created fear and then war, with their political and religious ideologies, to take away the cultural freedoms that are thousands of years old, in these two oldest civilizations on Earth. But the ancient people of both Babylon and Persia will not fall for these tricks. Only when respect is given to the ancient history of both countries, will there be the right spirit of peace for all. The world just refuses to think out of the religio-politico boxes. The world press will not look for positive historical cultural roots.
The media boils everything down to US this and US that. The anti-US people say one thing, and the pro-US people say something else. For Goodness sake respect the ancient history of the people of the area for its own sake first. Establish the understanding of the cultural freedom first, then think about democracy and religion. The ancient cultural diversity of both countries are the strongest forces. Why doesn't the media in the world write more about these important matters first?