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Iraqis Seeing Red As U.S. Opens World's Biggest Embassy

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posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 10:56 PM
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Iraqis Seeing Red As U.S. Opens World's Biggest Embassy


www.commondreams.org

Like the infamous Boston highway project, the embassy is a mammoth development that is overbudget, overdue, and casts a whiff of corruption.

For many Iraqis, though, the sand-and-ochre-colored compound peering out across the city from a reedy stretch of riverfront within the fortified Green Zone is an unsettling symbol both of what they have become in the five years since the fall of Saddam Hussein, and of what they have yet to achieve.


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“It is a symbol of occupation for the Iraqi people, that is all,” says Anouar, a Baghdad graduate student who thought it was risk enough to give her first name. “We see the size of this embassy and we think we will be part of the American plan for our country and our region for many, many years.”

The 104-acre, 21-building enclave - the largest US Embassy in the world, similar in size to Vatican City in Rome - is often described as a “castle” by Iraqis, but more in the sense of the forbidden and dominating than of the alluring and liberating.

(visit the link for the full news article)



[edit on 24-4-2008 by DimensionalDetective]




posted on Apr, 24 2008 @ 10:56 PM
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Hmmm, if it looks like a COLONY...Acts like a COLONY....

Looks like TPTB have placed their flag and their greedy fingers firmly into the Iraq ground...

Anybody still want to wager we'll EVER leave?

Imperialism 101


“What does it say to Iraqis that we cannot walk along a beautiful part of the river in our own land because of this big American place?” says Qasim Sabti, an Iraqi artist and Baghdad gallery owner. “But it shows us something else about our own government,” he adds. “At least the Americans could build this thing, but we Iraqis have no new buildings or streets, everything is destroyed - but still the corruption is so great that the money goes into pockets before it can build something new.”

Other Iraqis say the embassy highlights the long-term interests the US has in both Iraq and the region.

“If it is so big, it is a reflection of the size of the designs they have for Iraq and the Middle East,” says Maimoon al-Khaldi, an actor and professor at Baghdad’s Fine Arts Academy. “It is a sign of their energy agenda and of their security agenda in this region,” he adds. “This building faces the Iraqis, yes, but also the Iranians they have declared to be their enemies.”




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posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 12:57 PM
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The 104-acre, 21-building enclave - the largest US Embassy in the world, similar in size to Vatican City in Rome - is often described as a “castle” by Iraqis


This is absolutely ridiculous. And how long do we really think it will remain in 'one piece'? Certainly assured, we will never leave.

All the while, more and more Americans go into foreclosure and lose their homes. I know I'm done paying my mortgage, starting this month. Screw 'em. Let's see how long it takes them to get me out...



posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 01:41 PM
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Just another jump off point for Americans to steal oil and enslave a populous.

This was America's long term plan all along. Create a war, lie to the bubble-headed American public and in time they will understand why we are a warring, God loving country, with devious motives.

The plan worked for Rome... now it works for us!



posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 01:47 PM
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Looks more like a military enclave than an embassy.

It's not a castle, it's a damn fortress.



posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 02:09 PM
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Looks more like a Soviet-era apartment bloc to me, but (lack of) architecture aside, Iraq has a population of 27 million and dropping, so this massive embassy Viceroy's compound--a city within a city within a city--just shows you McCain knows whereof he speaks: we'll be there a 100 years.



posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 02:35 PM
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Originally posted by RabbitChaser


This is absolutely ridiculous. And how long do we really think it will remain in 'one piece'? Certainly assured, we will never leave.


As each tidbit of real news comes out, I am further convinced that we were NEVER meant to leave, that this was and is and will remain a war of occupation. An illegal war of occupation, nonetheless. Amazing what a few elitists will do to maintain and exacerbate their "elite" status. "W" must be proud.


The $740 million compound - expected to cost more than $1 billion a year to operate - was originally expected to cost $600 million to build and was to open in September 2007. Design changes and faulty construction caused repeated delays.


Faulty construction? That wouldn't be Haliburton would it?


[edit on 26-4-2008 by kelbtalfenek]



posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 02:38 PM
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Maybe when i think 'Enclave' i've actually just seen pictures of soviet residential buildings and i've thought ever since that it's what a military enclave looks like.

*blames the commies*




posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 02:53 PM
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Actually, this is nothing!

Wait until you see the new compound they'll build in Brazil, now that Petrobras has announced they've got two enormous oil and gas fields off their coast, giving them some of the world's largest oil reserves.

The US Navy has just announced the resurrection of the 4th fleet, to sit plop between the Caribbean and the NE coast of South America, so the Halliburton no-bid contract for that Brazilian embassy should be signed, oh, about 15 years from now.



posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 03:04 PM
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The castle for the oppressors to live like kings while the nations population withers and die every time they are targeted because the occupation.

They will party, unscathed and with the highest protection that tax money can buy.

While here in America we are dealing with inflation and outrageous national debt and an economy that is killing Americans pockets.

Then we ask what country in the world beside ours had the most corrupted system of government of all.

But that is Ok, we are told that is for the good of the Iraqi people and the safety of America.

After all Capitalism at its fines manipulated and controlled by a few.

But we are after all the example of what a free nations should be.



posted on Apr, 26 2008 @ 07:35 PM
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Been trying to find it on Google earth.

Could this be it?

33°16'43.77"N 44°27'29.13"E


Side Note:
Looking at the neighborhoods in Baghdad they looks like any City of U.S. or Canada. The media certainly does not convey what it really looks like there. All the media shows are dust bowls and clay buildings.



posted on Apr, 27 2008 @ 08:07 AM
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let's just keep saying that america has no plans for a world govt.



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