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    91 protesters killed by Iraqi police over week of demonstrations: report

    Dozens of Iraqis are confirmed dead after a week of protests were met with violence from police forces.


    The New York Times reported Saturday that the death toll had climbed to 91 across the country after passing 40 dead just a day earlier.


    At issue according to protesters is rampant corruption in government and high unemployment rates in the country.

    MORE https://thehill.com/policy/internati...lice-over-week

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    At issue according to protesters is rampant corruption in government and high unemployment rates in the country.
    Wondering why in all countries liberated from their dictators the corruption and high unemployment is so much rampant?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Wondering why in all countries liberated from their dictators the corruption and high unemployment is so much rampant?

    The manner in which these things are planned and maintained by the ever benevolent West.
    Perpetual covert intervention/interference is what they do well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klondyke View Post
    Wondering why in all countries liberated from their dictators the corruption and high unemployment is so much rampant?
    Go tell that to a german

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    Quote Originally Posted by HuangLao View Post
    The manner in which these things are planned and maintained by the ever benevolent West.
    Perpetual covert intervention/interference is what they do well.
    It's thanks to the West they can actually protest against these things.

    If they did it under Saddam they would be 'disappeared'.

    Of course putting a bunch of Shi'a in charge of the country doesn't help, they are probably spending all the money propping up the mullahs next door.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HermantheGerman View Post
    Go tell that to a german
    That's just not a real comparison. Germany was a rich industrial country before the wars. The rest is politics and has no comparison to US failed state projects.

    The US wants these countries to fail so they are weak. If the US took out Iran, a secular nationalist Iran would be seen as a bigger threat than the Mullahs. The US would make sure Iran stayed weak and failed

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    It's thanks to the West they can actually protest against these things.

    If they did it under Saddam they would be 'disappeared'.
    Blanket-bombing and 'sanctions' applied to Iraq have killed over half a million people since 2003. Thanks to the West.

    Dick Cheney as Secretary of Defense and VP in both Iraqi campaigns got to decide who and where to bomb, so he could bring in his own companies Halliburton, Brown & Root, etc to 're-build' the infrastructure and oil producing facilities in all parts of the country. Democracy in action, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Blanket-bombing and 'sanctions' applied to Iraq have killed over half a million people since 2003. Thanks to the West.

    Dick Cheney as Secretary of Defense and VP in both Iraqi campaigns got to decide who and where to bomb, so he could bring in his own companies Halliburton, Brown & Root, etc to 're-build' the infrastructure and oil producing facilities in all parts of the country. Democracy in action, eh?
    As wrong as it was, it did liberate the Iraqis from a dictator.

    But you're right to point out the real motives, and it certainly hasn't been a blessing so far. But that's down to a sectarian government.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    As wrong as it was, it did liberate the Iraqis from a dictator.
    And the country has embraced the life in freedom (beside embracing the liberators...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    As wrong as it was, it did liberate the Iraqis from a dictator.

    But you're right to point out the real motives, and it certainly hasn't been a blessing so far. But that's down to a sectarian government.
    A secular nationalist Iraq would be able to project some power in the region. Which is why the US will keep the country from attaining that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Backspin View Post
    A secular nationalist Iraq would be able to project some power in the region. Which is why the US will keep the country from attaining that.
    It's a majority Shi'a state run by a majority Shi'a government (who are currently in the shit with Shi'a mullahs like Al Sadr), both of whom are in bed with the Shi'a theocracy next door.

    It's got about as much chance of being secular as you have of making any sense.

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