There is an interesting article on the Guardian website today called Baghdad's Sunni fighters: we are ready for zero hour.
These are three excerpts.
In this one a man who is described as a 'Sunni fighter in the last round of civil war' explains how Iraqi Sunni Arabs kill Iraqi Shiites in order to provoke them into attacking Sunnis.
"There are many men willing to start the fight again but the problem is there is no fear," he said. People were not sufficiently worried about the situation, he said, and did not realise there was no way back. "If we string two Shia on poles for everyone to see, the militias will retaliate and all the men in the area will be forced to carry arms. This is how we start bringing our men together."This is an Iraqi Sunni Arab who has deluded himself into thinking ISIS can be used by the Iraqi Sunni Arabs.
"Isis will clear the path for us and we will take over. Our men are toppling provinces now and we wait for them."This is an Iraqi Sunni Arab who seems to have some understanding of how ISIS works but still believes that ISIS can be contained by the Iraqi Sunni Arabs who are currently allied with ISIS.
"There are many different factions here, and all are cooperating now but we fear that they [Isis] will impose there control, and they start treating everyone as subservient to them," he said. "And we end up sandwiched between the rock and the hard place between the Shia government and Isis and go back to the same bad situation of years ago of internal fighting."
The emir said that he and other factions were trying to contain Isis by using the tribes. "The tribes told them: welcome as our sons, you work under the framework of tribes but you can't come here and tell us what to do."