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Iraqi civilians file lawsuit against US
Press TV ^ | November 22nd 2011 | Staff/Agencies

Posted on 11/22/2011 3:11:51 AM PST by Cardhu

Iraqi Lawyers' Syndicate says more than 3,000 civilians in Iraq have lodged an official complaint against the US government and its military troops in the Middle Eastern country, Press TV reports.

The lawsuit has been filed against US forces for crimes they have committed against Iraqi civilians and the destruction of their private properties during the US-led occupation of the country that began in March 2003, the Iraqi Lawyers' Syndicate said.

The Iraqis have the right to call for the prosecution of those US soldiers that have committed crimes against the civilians during their military missions, said the director of the Iraqi legal body, Razzaq al-Abadi.

“According to the international conventions and as the US and the UK are members of the Geneva Conventions, they know that have to compensate Iraq for the invasion and the violence and destruction [that] followed the invasion,” al-Abadi added.

Meanwhile, members of Iraq's State of Law Coalition say the cases against the US government are in process in Iraqi courts and people are receiving legal assistance to proceed with their complaints.

“It is part of the rights of the Iraqi people to raise those claims, legal claims, and the government and the embassy is providing all necessary assistance and help in this matter and I believe that the foreign office should be more active,” member of Iraq's State of Law Coalition Saad al-Muttalibi said.

He added that the Iraqi parliament is now studying the cases and is about to introduce a legislation to send the complaints to the international courts.

“If the parliament succeeds in passing a legislation forcing the Iraqi government into steps, into demanding compensation for the individuals, then the government will be in a position to enter a legal claim against the United States,” al-Muttalibi went on to say.

Nearly 47,000 US troops have remained in Iraq, but they must all leave the country by the end of 2011 under the terms of a 2008 bilateral security agreement between Washington and Baghdad.

AO/MB/HJL


TOPICS: Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: iraq; lawsuits
Video at the link.
1 posted on 11/22/2011 3:11:53 AM PST by Cardhu
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To: Cardhu
Instead of worrying about us they better be preparing for the Iranian invasion.
2 posted on 11/22/2011 3:19:31 AM PST by Dusty Road
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To: Cardhu
You folks should be kissing their boots. Saddam took your sons and turned them into animals. He gassed your own people and you took it because you had no choice.

Now you have a choice. Yes, you have losses but so do we.

As one Iraqi woman said when we first arrived..."War...what is war??...we have had war for 30 years." She then covered her face and disappeared into the crowded market place.

3 posted on 11/22/2011 3:23:23 AM PST by Sacajaweau
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To: Dusty Road
"Instead of worrying about us they better be preparing for the Iranian invasion."

OH YEAH...the Iraqi's are going to REALLY ENJOY their next group of 'occupiers'!

Look of OBozo & company open up the immigration doors to the poor politically savaged Iraqi's before he's thrown out of office in January 2013.

4 posted on 11/22/2011 3:27:12 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: All

‘Look of’ = ‘Look for’


5 posted on 11/22/2011 3:28:18 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: All

‘Look of’ = ‘Look for’


6 posted on 11/22/2011 3:28:49 AM PST by harpu ( "...it's better to be hated for who you are than loved for someone you're not!")
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To: Cardhu

Thank you George Bush!


7 posted on 11/22/2011 3:29:31 AM PST by jpsb
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To: Cardhu

Now they’ve democracy and freedoms, including to file lawsuits!


8 posted on 11/22/2011 3:38:19 AM PST by odds
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To: Cardhu
The madness of a group of citizens of one country sueing in that foreign country, a nation foreign to IT is just beyond belief.

The entire Satanic world did not read Alinski ... they wrote it.

9 posted on 11/22/2011 3:39:15 AM PST by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Dusty Road
Instead of worrying about us they better be preparing for the Iranian invasion.

Let's not dismiss the probability that they support an Iranian invasion, or at least a Shi'ite theocracy with Iran as their primary sponsors.

10 posted on 11/22/2011 3:44:13 AM PST by neocon1984
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To: Cardhu

In that case I think I have a counter claim against the Iraqis.


11 posted on 11/22/2011 4:06:16 AM PST by davidwendell
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To: neocon1984

Lawyers are definitely the lowest form of human life.

What does that make an Iraqui lawyer.


12 posted on 11/22/2011 4:09:39 AM PST by Venturer
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To: Cardhu

We have already poured more dollars into that shit hole Country then the whole thing was worth before we got there. So shove it.............


13 posted on 11/22/2011 4:09:57 AM PST by SECURE AMERICA (Where can I sign up for the New American Revolution and the Crusades 2012?)
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To: Cardhu

Ya just can’t be nice to some people...


14 posted on 11/22/2011 4:10:14 AM PST by Chasaway ( Tonto: "What do you mean "WE", white man?")
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To: Cardhu

I have to remember that I lost sleep over other Iraqi citizens , not these ingrates.


15 posted on 11/22/2011 4:22:09 AM PST by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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To: Cardhu
Oh, I'm willing to bet a Susan B. Anthony dollar that lurking somewhere behind these lawsuits are American Liberals.
16 posted on 11/22/2011 4:22:15 AM PST by eCSMaster (Democrats: the Party of NO!)
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To: eCSMaster

You sir are entirely correct.


17 posted on 11/22/2011 4:25:36 AM PST by mazda77 (and I am a Native Texan)
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To: SECURE AMERICA
Bush was an idiot... truly... he could have bought hussein for a billion here and there and arming him up against the iranians... we could have but Bush had vendetta on his mind... I have no doubt of this today. Once I cared for iraq... now I see the truth... they are no different than any other ME viper pit.

LLS

18 posted on 11/22/2011 4:43:48 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: LibLieSlayer

Bush was not an idiot.

The idiots are those who bought into the thought.


19 posted on 11/22/2011 4:44:50 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: Cardhu

“Iraqi Lawyers’ Syndicate”

Funded by that creep Soros?


20 posted on 11/22/2011 4:55:49 AM PST by sergeantdave
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To: Cardhu

Send them the bill.


21 posted on 11/22/2011 5:03:14 AM PST by tnlibertarian (Things are so bad now, Kenyans are saying Obama was born in the USA.)
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To: Cardhu

Iraqi civilians file lawsuit against US

Before any court proceedings,the Iraqi people should be made to reimburse the US military for our part in liberating them. In other words, tell them to go to hell or pay up.


22 posted on 11/22/2011 5:14:05 AM PST by chainsaw (Sarah Palin would be my first choice. .)
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To: bert
OK bert... Bush was not an outright idiot but he did screw up with iraq and he could have Bbush didn't listen... that makes him stubborn and wrong... and that is a fact.

LLS

23 posted on 11/22/2011 5:31:12 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: LibLieSlayer

You and most others here do not understand what he did. You look at the narrow path defined by the press and fail to see the big picture.

The extermination of Saddam Hussein and the conquering of Baghdad eliminated the old game and produced fruit basket turnover and a new game. That new game is in process and involves a transformation of the mideast and elimination or containment of Iran.

It is an ongoing historical process, not an event.


24 posted on 11/22/2011 5:36:25 AM PST by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ..... Crucifixion is coming)
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To: bert

I know how it ends... I have read the BOOK.

LLS


25 posted on 11/22/2011 6:30:46 AM PST by LibLieSlayer ("Americans are hungry to feel once again a sense of mission and greatness." Ronaldo Magnus)
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To: chainsaw
Before any court proceedings,the Iraqi people should be made to reimburse the US military for our part in liberating them.

Just deduct it from the total...payable in billions of barrels.

26 posted on 11/22/2011 6:36:07 AM PST by ROCKLOBSTER ( Celebrate Republicans Freed the Slaves Month.)
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