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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Obama has flooded his Administration with Socialists/Marxists, and radicals and he is a follower of of Rev. Wrights Black Liberation Theology.
    I have challenged you on this many times, you do understand that the 3 ideaologies you posted there are incompatible, so if you could show me how that's possible...



    I took what Obama said as a threat to our Constitution and way of life and so far I have no reason to change my views.
    Yes of course...

    We've been hearing this for years now...

    You ever get tired of being a broken record, having nothing to back up your outlandish claims?

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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    It's not entirely accidental, but I'm not yet convinced it's orchestrated. I think the internet is just getting the word out quickly, and it's making it easier to organize.

    I am certain that the Muslim Brotherhood is sitting on the fence like vultures waiting to take over once the revolutionairies run out of steam. I don't think these young'uns have thought much beyond the overthrow.
    Why would they do that?

    Muslim Brotherhood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The Society of the Muslim Brothers (often simply الإخوان Al-Ikhwān, The Brotherhood or MB) is an Islamic transnational movement and the largest political opposition organization in many Arab states. The group is the world's oldest and largest Islamic political group,[1] and the "world's most influential Islamist movement."[2] The Brotherhood has as its slogan "Islam is the solution."[3] It was founded in 1928 in Egypt by the Islamic scholar and schoolteacher Hassan al-Banna.

    The Brotherhood's stated goal is to instill the Qur'an and Sunnah as the "sole reference point for ... ordering the life of the Muslim family, individual, community ... and state".[4] Since its inception in 1928 the movement has officially opposed violent means to achieve its goals.[5][6] Jeremy Bowen, BBC Middle East editor, calls it "conservative and non-violent,"[7] The Brotherhood condemned terrorism and the 9/11 attacks,[8][9] but whether or not it has ties to terrorism is a matter of dispute.[10] The Brotherhood's nonviolent stance has resulted in breakaway groups from the movement, including the Al-Gama'a al-Islamiyya and Al Takfir Wal Hijra.[11] Osama bin Laden has similarly criticized the Brotherhood, and accused it of betraying jihad and the ideals of Sayyid Qutb, an influential Brother member and author of Milestones.[12][13] In Egypt, the Brotherhood has stated that, while it seeks the establishment of an Islamic state, it would not force women to cover up.[14]
    They are not violent, nor are they seeking to over take the world and convert all to Islam, as the Republican born agains are to convert all to their cult.
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    ... the 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.

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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    I see a bad moon rising. I see trouble on the way.

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    Couple all this with this: Obama on, Mar 15, 2008 ... "My friends, we live in the greatest nation in the history of the world. I hope you'll join with me as we try to change it".

    I took what Obama said as a threat to our Constitution and way of life and so far I have no reason to change my views.
    That's a really vague statement. I doubt it's more than political jargon.
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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Muddy Creek View Post
    Why would they do that?

    Muslim Brotherhood - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    They are not violent, nor are they seeking to over take the world and convert all to Islam, as the Republican born agains are to convert all to their cult.
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    Ideology shadows fight to rule the new Egypt
    By Oren Dorell, USA TODAY
    2/14/11

    In the scramble for power among groups of various political identity after last week's ouster of President Hosni Mubarak, the Brotherhood — an Islamist group that has held as many as 20% of the seats in Egypt's parliament in recent years — is vowing to increase its influence on daily life in Egypt.

    The Brotherhood would seek "the preservation of honor" by Stoning adulterers, punishing gays, requiring Muslim women to cover their heads and shoulders in public and Killing Muslims who leave their faith, said Abdel Fattah, whose forehead bore the calluses of those who prostrate themselves five times a day in prayer.

    As he spoke late Saturday, the "thump thump" of a cleaver could be heard just outside the unadorned office. A man was hacking up a calf on a wood stump, arranging the meat on a plastic sheet on the patio floor. A bright puddle of blood ran into the street as the animal was slaughtered for a feast celebrating the Brotherhood's hopes for the future.
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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    I'm really surprised this is barely being talked about. On one hand we are supporting the people who are fighting against regimes in Egypt and Libya, but on the other hand our own soldiers are aiding the Iraqi government with quelling protesters in our occupied zone.

    These articles are as of the past day.

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/08/world/middleeast/08iraq.html
    BAGHDAD — Two political parties that led demonstrations in Baghdad over the past two weeks said Monday that security forces controlled by Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki had ordered them to close their offices.

    Protesters took to Baghdad’s Tahrir Square on Monday, the anniversary of Iraq’s parliamentary elections, and demanded more accountability from leaders.

    The actions, which the government said were merely evictions, came amid growing concerns that Mr. Maliki’s American-backed government is using force and other measures to stifle dissent in this fragile democracy, where tens of thousands of demonstrators have seized on the upheaval sweeping the Arab world to rally for government reforms and better services.

    Officials for the Iraqi Nation Party and the Iraqi Communist Party said in interviews that dozens of armed security forces had come to their offices here Sunday, two days after another round of demonstrations.

    Though the parties do not have any seats in Parliament, they are outspoken critics of Mr. Maliki’s government. They called the evictions illegal efforts to weaken them.
    Both civilians and journalists have been killed or injured.

    Quote Originally Posted by http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5hiJbq-zy_zllX_owwGUGrwUrtpKg?docId=6166707
    BAGHDAD — The U.S. Embassy in Iraq has condemned recent attacks on media organizations and journalists as protests have roiled the country.

    Monday's statement called on the central government in Baghdad and self-ruled northern Kurdish region to investigate the incidents and punish perpetrators.

    In recent weeks, a TV and radio station in the Kurdish region were attacked by gunmen, journalists covering a protest in the southern city of Basra were beaten by security forces and a journalist watch group was raided by security forces.

    Fueled by anger over corruption, chronic unemployment and shoddy public services, thousands of Iraqis have been taking to the streets in protests since mid-February.

    At least 14 people were killed during protests Friday Feb. 25 billed as the "Day of Rage."
    An example of our backward foreign policy. We support democratic protests in others nations but not in the ones we wish to occupy and control. We have THREE current examples of conflicting foreign policy happening right before our eyes: Egypt, Libya, Iraq.

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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Temporal View Post
    Here is the link: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests - World - CBC News

    The protests are increasing across Iraq and Baghdad is under lock down.
    God, this thing is sweeping the Middle-East. Maybe a new election in Iraq would be a good thing? We gave them democracy in the first place.
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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    This is almost reminiscent of the revolutions that took place when European and U.S. puppet-dictators were overthrown way back when.

    Odds are decent that many of these dictatorships will simply be replaced by a new kind of dictator.
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