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Iraq joins forces against new US ruse

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posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 08:30 AM
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Iraq joins forces against new US ruse


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Opposition to the long-term Iraq-US political, economic and security agreement, which is to be endorsed in two months, continues to grow among Iraqis, raising speculation that the deal may not go through.

While the Kurds are believed to be the only Iraqi group to support the agreement and the notion of long-term US military presence in the country, Shias and Sunnis have expressed their strong disapproval of the deal.

Various Iraqi cities, including Baghdad, were the scene of large protests against the Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA), following last week's Friday prayers. Demonstrators took to the streets upon the call of leading anti-occupation cleric Moqtada al-Sadr.

Opposition to the agreement, however, is not only limited to al-Sadr and his supporters. The Leader of Iraq's main parliamentary coalition, Seyyed Abdul-Aziz Hakim, has also objected to the binding contract.

Following a meeting between senior members of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council (SIIC), Hakim declared that the country is united in its opposition to articles of the agreement that violate Iraq's sovereignty.
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posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 08:30 AM
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Iraq seems united in rejecting the illegal US occupation that costed Iraqi families so dearly. Can't this rejection of US imperialism be the long-awaited unifying factor for rivaling forces inside occupied Iraq ? If so, the greatest service the US can render the Iraqi people is to leave immediately and scrap their grand empire plans. Unfortunately, a real change in foreign policy peobably won't happen even under an Obama presidency.

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posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 08:47 AM
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Well, if the population indeed has a majority of people against this move, and the deal goes through regardless then I think it's safe to say that the presence of foreign soldiers could easily be labeled as illegal occupation / invasion.
Just because so-called leaders sign such a thing doesn't make it right.
Unfortunately more and more so governments ignore the wish of the people.

[edit on 5/6/08 by flice]



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 09:06 AM
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Now that some of the dust has settled from the occupation it seems they are having second thoughts. I hope some mutually acceptable agreement can be reached for the sake of our service men and women over there. They have to live there.



posted on Jun, 5 2008 @ 09:07 AM
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something to unite the people of Iraq, their mutual disrespect for the long term presense of US forces. im sure the Shi are even more pissed off that the US is going for the right to use it as a base of operation against its neigbours.

hopefully georgy sees sense and stops it before the Iraqi militia get more trigger happy,
long term occupation = more US service men attacked



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