A city council member
in Mada'in (Salman Pak) abruptly opened fire on Americans who had been in a
meeting with him. He killed 2 US troops and wounded 4 other Americans. He had
been in India recently because Sunni-Shiite tensions made it too difficult for
him in Mada'in. He had only been back one week as councilman. Although there is
speculation that he was unstable, my own suspicion is that the continued US
military occupation was just too hard for him to take. India has an
anti-colonial atmosphere, after all.
If you take everything away from a man, leave him with nothing left to lose, watch out. Whether he was unstable or driven unstable, his actions were a consequence of his situation. Expect more...consequences.