Yazidi bombs anger Mideast media
Tuesday's bomb attacks on Yazidi villages in northern Iraq have incensed Iraqi commentators, with one Baghdad daily accusing the militants of bringing nothing but more suffering.
The region's media generally focuses on who to blame, with the US receiving much criticism for the "failure" of its security plans.
A Yazidi leader, however, tells Al-Sharqiyah TV that it is the present Iraqi government and Iran who are the real enemies.
"The bombings prove how far the enemies of the Iraqi people have gone in committing their heinous crimes against humanity by targeting the innocent with their hate bombs, hiding under the robe of religion to achieve dubious ends that will bring nothing to Iraqis but more suffering, killing and bloodshed."
"No matter what terrorists have done, the Iraqi people will be victorious in the end... The blood that is spilled on Iraqi soil will pave the road to freedom and democracy."
"Iraq is now run by traitors... So, who is there to complain to? Shall we complain to the Iranians, who are the enemies of Iraq? Shall we complain to the Americans, who are occupying the country? We only have God to complain to."
"We should not expect a solution from the leaders of the political blocs, because their goals conflict with each other and their plans are far removed from the interests of the homeland and the people... Whenever they meet, the mill of death and destruction turns faster."
"The unprecedented explosions in Iraq prove the existence of a calculated plot that is being implemented in Iraq and Afghanistan to turn the situation back to its previous model... America is trying to bring the Baath party back to power."
"The blasts are aimed at sending an important and serious message to the US leadership in Washington, that security has not improved in Iraq and Bush's plan has failed."
"There is no doubt that the US bears, in the first place, the responsibility for crimes committed in Iraq from the point of view of international law... The US also bears a moral and a historical responsibility since it declared war on a country that was, once, safe."
"Whether they are American or Iraqi, the military security plans have proved a failure... The responsibility for the bombings falls first upon the shoulders of the US administration, then on those of the Maliki government."
"We can draw no conclusion from the Black Tuesday murders other than to say than that all plans and strategies hatched to impose law and security have failed."
"Everyone is a loser, whether it is the Iraqi people, the US, neighbouring regional countries or the international community."