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    Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

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    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 in the country since political unrest began spreading in the Arab world several weeks ago.

    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.

    The so-called "Day of Rage" protests were fuelled by anger over corruption, chronic unemployment and shoddy public services.

    "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.
    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.

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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    Perhaps they should stop electing people based solely on whether they are Sunni, Shia, or Kurd, and they might start to get a representative government.

    One day this part of the world might understand that tribal politics based soley on who they think succeeded Mohammed isn't working.

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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    Are the majority of people still under the delusion that all these events throughout the world right now are just random acts of spontaneous democracy?

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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gein View Post
    Are the majority of people still under the delusion that all these events throughout the world right now are just random acts of spontaneous democracy?
    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.

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    Is the Muslim Brotherhood in every Muslim country? It takes some level of organization to get people out to protest, so I think Ed has a point. How much of it is orchestrated is up for debate.
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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    I am happy to see tyrants and dictators being ousted, however in light of the language in all of these protests being the same along with the signs and hearing of calls for a day of rage here I am concerned that this is not going to end well.

    Obama has flooded his Administration with Socialists/Marxists, and radicals and he is a follower of of Rev. Wrights Black Liberation Theology.

    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.

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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    I thought we "won" in Iraq.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Is the Muslim Brotherhood in every Muslim country? It takes some level of organization to get people out to protest, so I think Ed has a point. How much of it is orchestrated is up for debate.
    I think it depends on how the cards fall in the end and what kinds of governments replace the former tyrants. If they are more amiable democracies then I'd say there's no conspiracy here.

    It's pretty ironic though that Iraq which we went to give democracy to is now resenting the occupiers. I wonder if Obama would be so laissez-faire about letting Iraq determine its own destinty so long as the U.S. is occupying it?

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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Gein View Post
    Are the majority of people still under the delusion that all these events throughout the world right now are just random acts of spontaneous democracy?
    So who's orchestrating them?
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    Re: Iraqis hold 'Day of Rage' protests

    The so-called "Day of Rage" protests were fuelled by anger over corruption, chronic unemployment and shoddy public services.

    "We want a good life like human beings, not like animals," said Khalil Ibrahim, 44, one of about 3,000 protesters.
    [A government] viewed by most of its citizens as more interested in personal gain than public service.
    Wow, sounds like it could be Washington.

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