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L.A. Times 2013/01/07 00:00:00
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Mass Protests Against Government Spread in Iraq: Will Things Get Worse?

Tens of thousands of protesters rallied across Iraq on Friday, charging that Sunni Muslims had been disenfranchised under the Shiite-led government of Prime Minister Nouri Maliki and pressing for detainees to be freed.

Protests have raged for weeks and continued even after the Iraqi justice ministry freed nearly a dozen female prisoners and said it would transfer others to jails closer to their homes. The unrest has spread from Anbar province, where infuriated protesters have blocked a key highway, to other Sunni strongholds across northern and western Iraq.

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  • Elephant Lord 2013/01/09 03:44:44
    Yes
    Elephant Lord
    But at least they aren't using chemical weapons against Kurds.
  • Mike 2013/01/08 21:31:46
    Yes
    Mike
    better protests than car bombings, I'd sat!
  • Claybern 2013/01/08 20:57:46
    Yes
    Claybern
    Not only will it get worse it will turn into a civil war.
  • gvc 2013/01/08 20:41:09
    Yes
    gvc
    Coming soon to our very own Country!!!
  • Mike 2013/01/08 19:54:53
    No
    Mike
    Nothing has ever changed. Religious views run these countries, not people.........
  • zbacku 2013/01/08 19:38:21
    Yes
    zbacku
    There can be no peace in the Middle East, even within the borders of a particular country.
    I have come to the conclusion that the different sects of Religion will NEVER live together unless there is a Dictator that forces them.
  • Mystic Investigations 2013/01/08 18:46:24
    Yes
    Mystic Investigations
    +1
    They should have left Saddam in command.
  • Elephan... Mystic ... 2013/01/09 03:43:17
    Elephant Lord
    I know, right? suddam hussein kurds suddam hussein kurds suddam hussein torture
  • Turn the Tide 2013/01/08 17:26:46 (edited)
    Yes
    Turn the Tide
    This should put the USA on the right path (pig article link below):

    There you go... and we that elected Obama, a President of the USA who believes in the Communist way, and who seems to support Middle East Caos like the so called Terrorist movement of the so called Muslim Brotherhood described in the article link below? As well as seems to support the current Egyptian President Mosi (past leader of the Muslim Brotherhood) who states that the Israeli people are descendants of Apes and Pigs, and negotiations are worthless with Israel... so Israeli borders should basically be eliminated?

    A true SANE leader or SANE leaders (except the Hussein Insane type leaders) would want to stop the fighting and start trading to promote commerce and wealth as a nation. Why would anyone want to fight for a tiny piece of land in the sand pit of hell, unless it was for religious reasons and religious reasons alone?

    If I had control of our nation, I would cut them all off for the next 20 years except for the most civilized sections of the middle east and arm the most civilized sections to the hilt only after we become energy efficient. as well as, buy oil from Canada and our closest friends. Then threaten Russia, China, and the world to not increase oil consumption from the middle east or arm our ene...











    This should put the USA on the right path (pig article link below):

    There you go... and we that elected Obama, a President of the USA who believes in the Communist way, and who seems to support Middle East Caos like the so called Terrorist movement of the so called Muslim Brotherhood described in the article link below? As well as seems to support the current Egyptian President Mosi (past leader of the Muslim Brotherhood) who states that the Israeli people are descendants of Apes and Pigs, and negotiations are worthless with Israel... so Israeli borders should basically be eliminated?

    A true SANE leader or SANE leaders (except the Hussein Insane type leaders) would want to stop the fighting and start trading to promote commerce and wealth as a nation. Why would anyone want to fight for a tiny piece of land in the sand pit of hell, unless it was for religious reasons and religious reasons alone?

    If I had control of our nation, I would cut them all off for the next 20 years except for the most civilized sections of the middle east and arm the most civilized sections to the hilt only after we become energy efficient. as well as, buy oil from Canada and our closest friends. Then threaten Russia, China, and the world to not increase oil consumption from the middle east or arm our enemies, or we will force current trade and/or current manufacturing to other labor and cost efficient areas of the world in proportion to their violations.

    Next, if and/or when Iran or other radically aggressive countries acquire the Nuclear bomb, any nation can go to war with that country to eliminate the threat of the bomb, or if a bomb is used on another country created from a radically aggressive country traced back to a country who significantly helped build the Nuclear bomb, then any country can go to war with that radically aggressive country as well as go to war with the country that significantly helped create the bomb for that radically aggressive country. Individuals found going around this law and illegally selling and trading national secrets will be hung if found guilty in military court.

    Next time ELECT A SANE PRESIDENT WHO BELIEVES IN THE CONSTITUTION OF THE USA, A PRESIDENT WITH COMMON SENSE WHO HAS GROWN UP LOVING THE USA AND WHO HAS NOT GROWN UP BELIEVING THAT COMMUNISM IS GOOD, OR ONE DAY YOUR CHILDREN OR GRANDCHILDREN WILL BE SALUTING ONLY THEIR LEADER INSTEAD OF THE AMERICAN FLAG, A SYMBOL OF LIBERTY AND EARNED FREEDOM.

    PRESIDENT B.O. PROMISES UN-EARNED FREEDOM FOR ALL WHICH IS A RECIPE FOR DISASTER WHICH AT SOME POINT IN TIME WILL BANKRUPT THE USA AND CAUSE A DRAMATIC CHANGE TOWARD SOCIALISM OR COMMUNISM. THE MAJORITY OF PEOPLE OF THE USA WILL SELL OUT THEIR COUNTRY TO KEEP THEIR CABLE TV, FANCY CELLPHONES, ETC. WHICH HAS ALREADY BEGUN TO HAPPEN.

    TO CHANGE THIS, GOING BACK TO A PORTION OF THE CONSTITUTION WHERE ONLY LANDOWNERS CAN VOTE... MAKE IT WHERE ONLY US TAX PAYING CITIZENS WITH A MINIMUM ASSET VALUE OF $10,000 CAN VOTE; equity in a car, home, stocks, bonds, cash, etc. AND ALWAYS A SMALL PORTION OF GOVERNMENT FUNDS WILL BE DEDICATED TO CHARITY AND THE NEEDY THAT VOTING CANNOT DELETE, AS WELL AS, ENCOURAGEMENT TO DONATE TO CHARITIES FOR TAX PURPOSES.

    ARTICLE AT THIS WEB ADDRESS:

    http://www.newsmaxworld.com/N...
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  • Louisa - Enemy of the State 2013/01/08 17:14:04
    No
    Louisa - Enemy of the State
    Oh............sorry.......I was thinking Iran! YES..........in IRAQ, things CAN get worse.

    What I don't understand is how can you protest for weeks..........who buys food for you and your family? Never at anytime during the past 35 years have I been able to get off more than one day to protest!
  • polock 2013/01/08 16:54:12
    No
    polock
    +1
    hit the wrong button, things will be getting measurably worst during the coming year or so. with Idiots like those elected there is no way it can be better, unless you consider the millions more who will gain another entitlement and suck the nations tits for cash and benefits.
  • Chief 2013/01/08 16:49:26
    Yes
    Chief
    I don't think there is any repairing Iraq. Eventually Iran will control the area except for where the Kurds hold power.
  • John T. 2013/01/08 16:24:54
    Yes
    John T.
    +1
    Probably worse. Let us not forget that these people have been fighting one another for over 4000 years. Do you really think that anything we do will change there mentality?
  • The Madhatter 2013/01/08 14:11:17
    Yes
    The Madhatter
    +1
    Things are just going to keep building up and things get worse when there's build-up.
  • sodasmash 2013/01/08 12:46:38
  • ivegotloveinmypants 2013/01/08 11:56:45
    Yes
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Probably. I hope Iraq sorts out its problems soon.
  • Me_Myself_And_I :D 2013/01/08 11:50:38
    Yes
    Me_Myself_And_I :D
    +4
    There is corruption all over the world,it's highly likely that it'll be a long time until a majority of the issues are resolved.
  • keeper Me_Myse... 2013/01/08 16:10:54
    keeper
    +1
    You are quite astute. Very good answer.
  • Me_Myse... keeper 2013/01/09 11:36:48
    Me_Myself_And_I :D
    +1
    Danke :)
  • keeper Me_Myse... 2013/01/09 15:12:00
    keeper
    +1
    You are Welcome~~ ;o)
  • Me_Myse... keeper 2013/01/10 06:00:02
  • keeper Me_Myse... 2013/01/10 15:14:24
  • Lorenz0... Me_Myse... 2013/01/12 16:34:48
    Lorenz0 W. ElMenzo
    +1
    But, not, if, you, & I ruled, the world! :) eh?
  • Me_Myse... Lorenz0... 2013/01/13 12:09:46
    Me_Myself_And_I :D
    That's right! xD
  • AN 2013/01/08 08:57:44
    Yes
    AN
    +2
    before the Egyptian revolution i though that as a country we've hit rock bottom and things can't get any worse... but they did
    egyptian revolution country hit rock
  • james 2013/01/08 07:20:13
    Yes
    james
    +1
    Things are already so f****d in Middle-east that it is hard to get any worse.

    But I'm sure that US government / terrorists / revolutionaries / dictators and NATO will find a way.
  • ivegotl... james 2013/01/08 12:02:04
    ivegotloveinmypants
    US should keep out of the middle East, if you are implying that they can help. I don't think so. Look at what happened in Iraq- a nation largely untroubled by al-Qaeda or anti-Christians is now unstable thanks to US interference based on a lie.
  • james ivegotl... 2013/01/08 12:27:07
    james
    +1
    I meant that they will find a way to make it WORSE, not better.
    I was bit misleading there, sorry about that.
  • ivegotl... james 2013/01/09 12:45:04
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Oh, okay. You're right, I agree.
  • Cal 2013/01/08 06:41:57
  • BoomLover 2013/01/08 05:41:15
    Yes
    BoomLover
    +1
    Yep. it will...
  • TooSweet 2013/01/08 05:32:00
    Yes
    TooSweet
    We never should have taken Saddam out of power,he kept those animals under control.
  • ivegotl... TooSweet 2013/01/08 12:02:31
    ivegotloveinmypants
    EXACTLY!
  • Will of Truth 2013/01/08 05:16:38
    Yes
    Will of Truth
    And they will continue to get worse all over the planet. Until you sheep open your eyes and learn what's really happening.
  • Birthpangs 2013/01/08 05:14:29
  • Mary Mary 2013/01/08 04:41:43
    Yes
    Mary Mary
    +1
    Saddam had them all under control.
  • HistoryBuff782 2013/01/08 04:16:26
    Yes
    HistoryBuff782
    +1
    Why wouldn't it? The place is a f*cking hellhole, I've no idea why we are even trying to change things there.
  • ivegotl... History... 2013/01/08 12:03:10
    ivegotloveinmypants
    I'm afraid the US did little other than make things worse, and drag Britain into the mess.
  • History... ivegotl... 2013/01/08 12:52:43
    HistoryBuff782
    +1
    Pretty much. Thousands of civilians dead, trillions added to our debt, we've screwed ourselves and those people over.
  • ivegotl... History... 2013/01/09 12:45:47
    ivegotloveinmypants
    Glad to hear an American not afraid to stand up and say that. I usually get shouted down when I try to point this out.

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