. September 20, 2005 SouthAmerica: I see many programs and news coverage of the Iraq War on television and the reporters are saying that: the Sunnis are trying to start a civil war in Iraq. I donât know what they mean by: the Sunnis are trying to start a civil war. I wonder what is wrong with all these reporters on television. Iraq has been in the middle of a civil war for a long time. I have no idea what has to happen in Iraq for the US media to realize that the Civil War has started in Iraq â at some point even the leaders of the US army will realize what is happening around them in Iraq. If it looks like a civil war. If it feels like a civil war. If it smells like a civil war. If there are bombings on a daily basis. If thousands of people are getting killed by insurgents. If they are blowing up everything in sight. Here is a clue: It is a âCivil Warâ. When they kill 200 people and injure another 600 in a matter of hours â that is a good âCLUEâ that the Iraqi Civil War is already under way. If US officials want to do a quick test to see if a civil war is really under way in Iraq â they can test very easily. All they have to do is announce that the US army will not protect the members of the current Iraqi government for a period of a week. If at the end of one week there is any member who still alive - from the current members of the Iraqi government - then you know that your efforts are working. But if they are all killed by the insurgency then you know you have a problem - and the country is in the middle of a civil war. Why people canât grasp that there is a very nasty âCivil Warâ going on in Iraq today. You donât have to be a rocket scientist to grasp that fact. .