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Response to Cha (Reply #26)

Sun Sep 21, 2014, 11:45 PM

38. Funny how suddenly this threat came about. I have been following events in Iraq

pretty consistently especially since Maliki took over. The violence there has been constant. There never was any semblance of freedom. Maliki consistently brutalized the Sunni population there creating even more violence.

Yet, we rarely say any reports about the violence which escalated year after year.

Was the US looking the other way? Did they not see how violence was spreading to Syria with many of the same groups operating in Libya, Syria and Iraq??

How come there was no attempt to do anything to stop the Maliki Govt from their practices that any moron could have predicted was going to result in even more violence??

That WAS possible as we saw recently when the Western powers DID step in. TOO LATE!

Eg, during the Arab Spring, Iraqis joined those other nations and began peaceful protests, set up a website, went on Twitter etc. The crackdown was instant. But not once did I ever see Iraq mentioned as part of that movement.

Sorry, we were told in 2003 much of what we are being told now. AND those of us who opposed it, were greeted with comments just like yours.

I believe we are being lied to, as I did then. And if we are not, there has been some SERIOUS NEGLECT on the part of those charged with monitoring these things. Either way, something just doesn't add up here.

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