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The Northerner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 06:59 PM
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Iraqis rally against extending U.S. troops presence
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 07:01 PM by The Northerner
MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqis rallied in the northern city of Mosul on Sunday in one of the biggest protests yet against any extension of the U.S. military presence in Iraq.

Protests have swelled in the city since April 9 -- the eighth anniversary of the day U.S. forces toppled Saddam Hussein's statue in Baghdad -- but remain peaceful.

On Sunday, around 5,000 people, including provincial council members and tribal leaders, rallied in the main square against extending the U.S. troops presence beyond the year-end deadline.

"We are trying to put pressure on the government to not even think about extending the presence of Americans (in Iraq), who brought havoc to our country," said Sheikh Barzan al-Badrani, chief of the Badrani tribe in Mosul.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/24/us-iraq-prote...
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 07:48 PM
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1. Cancel the candy and flowers.
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bvar22 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:09 PM
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2. Afghans too.
Edited on Sun Apr-24-11 09:10 PM by bvar22
The Karzai Government has asked us to please stop killing Afghans.



If you're not FOR the New OIL WAR in Libya,
you're WITH The Communists AlQaeda The Terrorists Saddam Qaddafi!!!

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bluestate10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:25 PM
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3. Their country, their right. They got rid of a monster, they want to move
forward on their own.
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 09:36 PM
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4. By :"monster" are you refering to USA or Sadaam?? Funny, but many Iraqis now think Sadaam's evils
were the lesser of the monstrosities they have had to endure.

Somehow, we seem insensitive to the horror of the "Shock and Awe" and the murderous factional conflicts that our methods of "regime change" bring to countries we supposedly seek to help.
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Distant Observer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:16 PM
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5. Demostrations in Iraq spreading -- US intalled gov accused of massive corruption
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Quantess Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:27 AM
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6. After a few years, both fish and guests start to stink.
Time to go!
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