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WAR: Iraq declares state of emergency

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posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 06:17 AM
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The Iraqi interim government has declared a state of emergency for 60 days.
 


Iraq's government has declared a 60-day state of emergency in response to the escalation of violence by militants.

Official spokesman Thaer Naqib said the emergency would cover the whole of Iraq except Kurdish-run areas in the north.

news.bbc.co.uk...

Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


Just breaking - no other details yet.
The BBC website says "more [details] soon"


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posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 06:35 AM
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here...



Iraq's interim Government has declared a state of emergency for 60 days, the spokesman for interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi announced.

He said the state of emergency, equivalent to martial law, would apply to all of Iraq except the Kurdish north.

"The Prime Minister will give details in a news conference tomorrow," said spokesman Thaer al-Naqib.

www.abc.net.au...

Sorry 0951, i just duplicated your post. My mistake.
Sanc'.

[edit on 7-11-2004 by sanctum]



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 06:37 AM
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I think that we all knew this was coming. My question is why does the Iraqi government think it will be able to rectify the situation in only 60 days?



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 06:41 AM
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Martial law has its ups and downs, but in cases of insurrection is justifiable.

Certainly, it would be ridiculous to suggest that there isn't a very serious problem with that these days.

The spin will be that the smiting of Fallujah will be on behalf of the Iraqi government, or something like that.

But first, there are some heated negotiations to get out of the way.



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 06:42 AM
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I think this the sign that the hammer is coming down in no uncertain terms.

Sanc'.



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 06:44 AM
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I am guessing due to the US about to just bombard Falluja, and it's not going to be pretty .



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 06:44 AM
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The funny part of this is that they decided to do it now.

Where were they during the beheadings? The reporters there can't even leave their hotels.

And the Coalition kept saying politics had nothing to do with it, but now that American elections are over, the Coalition is saying, "Whew, Bush won...now let's get serious."



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 06:47 AM
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The sheikhs of Fallujah blame Mr Allawi for failed negotiations to avert an attack. They claim he initially agreed to let them drive out the foreign fighters but later insisted that US troops should be sent in to help Iraqi national guards search for them from house to house.

"The drums of war have now sounded and not even Allawi has the power to stop it from happening," said a source close to the talks.

www.news.com.au...

Sanc'.



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 08:16 AM
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Originally posted by sanctum

Sorry 0951, i just duplicated your post. My mistake.
Sanc'.



No worries at all Sanctum - it's important that news propogates freely, so for me, the more involvement and from the more sources, the better.

Thanks for being gracious and mentioning it tho'




posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 08:23 AM
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I love how Iraq is becoming so much more stable. Great job USA!


I think it will be interesting to actually see how State of Emergency is defined. I guess previously all the beheadings weren't enough...



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 08:32 AM
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Fallujia will be completely demolished, so that we can start re-building it. Big business, man!



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 08:40 AM
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Car bomb kills Iraq's finance minister's guard


November 8, 2004
A CAR bomb exploded today near the home of Iraq's finance minister, killing one of his guards, officials said.

The minister, Adil Abdel-Mahdi, was safe, a political associate said.

www.news.com.au...

edit:bold type

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posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 09:21 AM
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The state of emergency is due to the possibility of heated insurgents attack and retaliation for the destruction of the city, the insurgents in Falullah probably left the city with most of the civilians before the attacks last night, see they all look the same and no body is going to check women under their parkas, to see if the have a "surprised" under the skirts, so probably the US know that but, destroying the city will ensure that they will not have another place to hide.

Also the "state of emergency" will ensure that not people will travel in groups, but these people belong in the desert and they will move still from place to place and hide.



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 10:57 AM
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*further*
November 8, 2004


IRAQ'S interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi declared martial law today and said a US-led military offensive against the rebel-held city of Fallujah could not be delayed much longer.

www.news.com.au...



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 03:33 PM
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TextThe Americans say they are only awaiting the word from Mr Allawi, who returned from Europe yesterday, to attack.



So now our US troops take orders from the prime minister of Iraq?

Whao since when the position of the (comander in chief) change.



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 05:55 PM
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Fox is reporting the Iraqi 36th Commando Battalion has seized a hospital on the outskirts of Fallujah and that a U.S. tank battalion has moved into a staging area. No links at this point as the story is running as a News Alert on television.



posted on Nov, 7 2004 @ 08:03 PM
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Yeah, this is just to allow the US and iraqi special forces to allack fallujah, without the tag of 'martial law' it would look pretty bad for iraqis to be destroying their own city.







 
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