Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

Sunni protests intensify in Iraq against Maliki
REUTERS ^ | 01/07/2013 | ARIEL BEN SOLOMON

Posted on 01/07/2013 3:20:07 PM PST by MinorityRepublican

Iraqi troops fired in the air to disperse Sunni protesters on Monday, as the two-week-old protests gathered steam.

The protesters are allying themselves with foreign allies among the Sunni Arab states, mostly in Jordan, Turkey, and the Gulf.

slamists, who are demanding a Sunni autonomous region similar to that of the northern Kurdish region, dominate the protests, while events in Syria are affecting events in Iraq.

Iraqi street protests, gaining energy or perhaps even inspiration from the Sunniled rebel uprising in neighboring Syria, are putting pressure on Shi’ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki. In the northern city of Mosul, Iraqi troops fired shots over the heads of hundreds of protesters, and in the Sunni province of Anbar at least 5,000 protesters had gathered.

In response, Maliki has said that he would not tolerate protests indefinitely and gave a speech on Sunday where he said that the protests were a “foreign plot,” according to reports from the albawaba website.

Iran’s Press TV recently quoted Maliki claiming that al-Qaida terrorists and Ba’ath party members from the former regime are trying to spark violence.

Maliki’s “foreign plot” most likely refers to the Sunni Arab countries in Jordan, Turkey and the Gulf.

(Excerpt) Read more at jpost.com ...


TOPICS: Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: iran; iraq; israel; jordan; kurdistan; syria; turkey; waronterror

1 posted on 01/07/2013 3:20:16 PM PST by MinorityRepublican
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: MinorityRepublican

Uh Oh, looks like Barry’s Arab Spring is going off the rails a bit.


2 posted on 01/07/2013 4:11:51 PM PST by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks MinorityRepublican.
Maliki has said that he would not tolerate protests indefinitely and gave a speech on Sunday where he said that the protests were a "foreign plot,"
not by coincidence, the same line of bull used consistently by his puppet masters in Iran and his fellow pea-pod Assad.


3 posted on 01/07/2013 7:48:59 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson