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|Like the Sarajevo assassination that precipitated World War I, the attack on the mosque may trigger a war, but it wont be the cause. The cause is far more deep-rooted, embedded in the chaos and bitterness that followed the U.S. invasion of Iraq and Americas deliberate efforts to stress sectarian differences in creating the Iraqi Governing Council and subsequent government institutions. If the current crisis doesnt spark a civil war, be patient. The next one will.|
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