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AP Hopes For An ‘Uprising’ Across Iraq

From the Iraqi terrorist allies at the Associated Press:

6 killed as Iraqis protest in ‘Day of Rage’

By Sinan Salaheddin [sic], Associated Press
February 25, 2011

BAGHDAD – Thousands marched on government buildings and clashed with security forces in cities across Iraq on Friday, in the largest and most violent anti-government protests here since political unrest began spreading in the Arab world several weeks ago.

Maybe this is like the "unrest" that is "spreading in the Arab world." But it is certainly not people rising up in the name of democracy, since Iraq has the an elected government – and apart from Afghanistan and Israel – the only representative government in the Middle East.

More likely this is just the usual suspects (aka terrorists) who are hoping to accomplish through demonstration what they have been unable to accomplish through IEDs.

In two northern Iraqi cities, security forces trying to push back crowds opened fire, killing six demonstrators. In the capital of Baghdad, demonstrators knocked down blast walls, threw rocks and scuffled with club-wielding troops

Who else besides terrorist bombers would want to knock down the blast walls that have curtailed the loss of life in Baghdad? (That is, not counting our news media, who are their willing allies.)

"We want a good life like human beings, not like animals," said Khalil Ibrahim, 44, one of about 3,000 protesters in the capital Baghdad.

Like many Iraqis, he railed against a government that locks itself in the highly fortified Green Zone, home to the parliament and the U.S. Embassy, and is viewed by most of its citizens as more interested in personal gain than public service

In other words, Mr. Ibrahim wants the government officials to make themselves easier targets.

The protests stretched from the northern city of Mosul to the southern city of Basra, reflecting the widespread anger many Iraqis feel at the government’s seeming inability to improve their lives.

Maybe the protesters are mistaken in thinking that it is up to the government to improve their lives.

A crowd of angry marchers in the northern city of Hawija, 150 miles (240 kilometers) north of Baghdad, tried to break into the city’s municipal building, said the head of the local city council, Ali Hussein Salih.

Security forces trying to block the crow [sic] opened fire, killing three demonstrators and wounding 15, local officials said. The Iraqi Army was eventually called in to restore order.

In Mosul, also in northern Iraq, hundreds of protesters gathered in front of the provincial council building, demanding jobs and better services, when guards opened fire, according to a police official. A police and hospital official said three protesters were killed and 15 people wounded

In the south, about 4,000 people demonstrated in front of the office of Gov. Sheltagh Aboud al-Mayahi in the port city of Basra, Iraq’s second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad. They knocked over one of the concrete barriers and demanded his resignation, saying he’d done nothing to improve city services…

Around 1,000 demonstrators also clashed with police in the western city of Fallujah 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad clashed with authorities, witnesses said. And in the southern city of Karbala, about 1,000 protesters rallied for better services…

Gee, Mosul, Basra, Fallujah and Karbala. These names sound familiar for some reason. It’s almost as if they were hotbeds for ‘insurgents’ in years gone by.

Too bad the denizens there seem to prefer bullets to ballots.

On the even of the marches, [elected Iraqi President] al-Maliki urged people to skip the rally, which he alleged was organized by Saddamists and al-Qaida — two of his favorite targets of blame for an array of Iraq’s ills. He offered no evidence to support his claim.

And of course it is preposterous to even suggest such a thing. After all, what evidence do we have that the remnants of the Saddam regime and Al Qaeda want to take over Iraq?

Still, what a dream come true this could be for Mr. Obama and the rest of the Democrats and their minions in the media. We could still lose the war in Iraq, after all!

And there would be nobody to blame, since it would only be due to the Iraqi people yearning for democracy and a better life.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, February 25th, 2011. Comments are currently closed.

5 Responses to “AP Hopes For An ‘Uprising’ Across Iraq”

  1. proreason says:

    “a government that locks itself in the highly fortified Green Zone, home to the parliament and the U.S. Embassy, and is viewed by most of its citizens as more interested in personal gain than public service…”

    They are becoming more and more like the US every day.

  2. Right of the People says:

    If it wasn’t for that gooey black stuff in the ground over there, would anybody give a rat’s ass about the middle east? 90% of the people are still living in the 7th century they don’t have a clue what a representative government is about.

    If the jihadis and the leftovers of the B’aaaaaaath party take over we’ve just wasted countless billions and thousands of American lives for nothing.

  3. tranquil.night says:

    By my count, more people were bussed into Wisconsin over the past fortnight than yesterday’s apparent Day of Rage in Iraq. Maybe the real headline here is how many heeded the call of Maliki and chose not to participate in the Islam’s Friday Ritual of Anger. What happened – do they not understand they’re oppressed too?

    Also, no details about what may have provoked the security forces to open fire. But there’s no doubt to the AP that it’s just another corrupt American puppet-dictatotship suppressing another Middle East Freedom movement.

    Quick, count the minutes for the boy-king to denounce Maliki aggressively while once again yawning at nutso in Libya. Or maybe he’ll go the more ‘centrist’ route and chastise them both equally.

    • Rusty Shackleford says:

      Yes, he should “spread the wealth around”.

      Honestly, whenever I hear the petulant man-child speak, I change channels or cut the radio off. Having casually observed the lefty/socialist blogs it’s clear that this problem will not come to a cooperative conclusion. They want tax dollars to pay for everything; Including all their medical costs and their homes and lives. The division is clear and will take some generations to change, if it can. Young kids are indoctrinated into “fairness” from the first moment they step into daycare. It continues throughout their formative years and I recall when I was leaving the military in 1992, the biggest problem with new military members was getting them to show up on time. When I was new in the 70’s, the biggest problems were fighting and uniform violations.

      As a thought experiment, which is actually reality, letting the left have its head and do as it pleases has resulted in what we have now. They have manipulated everything to suit their take on things, and set things up to fail so they can then step back and say, “See? I told you it would fail”. it falls right in line with their continuous indoctrination of how to get their way, how to have tantrums and how to “get along” with others.

      Lack of independent thought is the problem. Lack of critical thinking and evaluating what could possibly go wrong, etc etc. Like Obama said a couple of weeks. “We’re digging ourselves out of a hole.” That very statement tells me everything I need to know about the left. The great logic disconnect that the hippies of the 60’s hoped for has occurred and I constantly run into people who are easily offended, who are owed everything, who think their “rights” have somehow been violated. It’s tiresome and I wish I could just leave it all behind. I’m sick of them and they’re sick of me. Fine. So….I would like to start a new country. No freebies, limited government and when you get caught stealing, you’re out.

      Well, enough out of me. I really don’t feel well and reading about the actions of middle-eastern morons doesn’t help.

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