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Baghdad Wakes to Sounds of Helicopters, Talk of a People’s 'Revolt'
VOA News ^ | May 21, 2016 | Sharon Behn

Posted on 05/21/2016 5:34:29 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Baghdad Wakes to Sounds of Helicopters, Talk of a People’s 'Revolt'

Sharon Behn

May 21, 2016 4:58 AM

BAGHDAD—

Baghdad woke Saturday to the early morning sounds of helicopters flying overhead, most of them heading in and out of the fortified International Zone after protesters defied bullets and tear gas to storm the area.

As they fled the gunfire and tear gas Friday afternoon, some carrying their injured friends across the bridge away from the IZ, the anti-government protesters vowed they would return – but with weapons.

Many are followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr who, like many of the political leaders in Iraq, has his own armed militia known as the Peace Brigades.

Sadr has come out in support of what he describes as the people’s “revolt” against the government

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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: baghdad; hillarysfault; hillaryvotersforted; iran; iraq; lebanon; muqtadaalsadr; obamasfault; peacebrigade; peacebrigades; putingaveiranthebomb; shiite; waronterror
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1 posted on 05/21/2016 5:34:29 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster

And we have the former US Secretary of State running on her record. The world is falling apart.


2 posted on 05/21/2016 5:36:14 AM PDT by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

We should have offed Mookie a decade ago.


3 posted on 05/21/2016 5:36:23 AM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Thanks 0bama! Thanks, Hillary!

*SPIT*


4 posted on 05/21/2016 5:38:42 AM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

>>>Many are followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr who, like many of the political leaders in Iraq, has his own armed militia known as the Peace Brigades.<<<

PEACE BRIGADES!

That is what they call themselves? Ha! Too funny.


5 posted on 05/21/2016 5:40:46 AM PDT by heterosupremacist ("Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
...followers of Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ..

Not this guy again.

6 posted on 05/21/2016 5:49:43 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: heterosupremacist

Peace is that brief glorious moment in history,
when everybody stands around reloading.


7 posted on 05/21/2016 5:58:10 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: carriage_hill

The tomb is peaceful.


8 posted on 05/21/2016 6:02:45 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (I'm not a smug know-it-all, I just want you to experience epistemological closure.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Things are speeding up

They see 6 more months as their opportunity before their US President ally Odumbass is out of power


9 posted on 05/21/2016 6:09:36 AM PDT by Mr. K (Trump will win NY state - choke on that HilLIARy)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets

Heh, not for long.
Bremer should have taken out that Mookie turd from the punchbowl, long ago.


10 posted on 05/21/2016 6:13:34 AM PDT by carriage_hill ( A society grows great when old men plant trees, in whose shade they know they will never sit.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Pro-Iran Sadr Shiite agitators on a power grab. The guy’s a tyrant-wannabe and a semi-literate idiot. Imo this situation is a Good Thing. If/when the government-in-hiding decides they have to have more US support to put them down they will need to re-write and authorize US support agreements. Not sure this administration will approve that but ultimately the Apaches will be unleashed and Sadr’s fools will die just as they did in Najaf and Karbala in ‘04.


11 posted on 05/21/2016 6:20:09 AM PDT by Justa
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It's the smart play - unarmed protests shows they have numbers and attacking them with weapons gives them the moral high ground.

Stupid white bread Ivy Leaguers in the State Dept thought inside every gook is an American waiting to be free (Full Metal Jacket). Democracy can be a dangerous thing.

12 posted on 05/21/2016 6:26:27 AM PDT by Trumpinator ("Are you Batman?" the boy asked. "I am Batman," Trump said. youtube.com/watch?v=HZA9k7WAuiY)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yep! We knew he was a troublemaker.


13 posted on 05/21/2016 6:31:08 AM PDT by PhiloBedo (You gotta roll with the punches and get with what's real.)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

It is WAY past time for al-Sadr to have an “accident” while transiting a pen filled with hungry hogs....

No body...
No “martyrs” funeral.


14 posted on 05/21/2016 6:31:45 AM PDT by pfony1
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To: Justa

Pro-Iran Sadr Shiite agitators on a power grab. The guy’s a tyrant-wannabe and a semi-literate idiot. Imo this situation is a Good Thing. If/when the government-in-hiding decides they have to have more US support to put them down they will need to re-write and authorize US support agreements. Not sure this administration will approve that but ultimately the Apaches will be unleashed and Sadr’s fools will die just as they did in Najaf and Karbala in ‘04.


Apaches? More likely the kenyan does near nothing and hands Iraq to Iran.


15 posted on 05/21/2016 6:44:40 AM PDT by lodi90 (Clear choice for Conservatives now: TRUMP or lose)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Could it be the long-overdue coup?


16 posted on 05/21/2016 6:51:22 AM PDT by Rapscallion (You are correct. It IS a conspiracy, not a bad dream.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98AJUj-qxHI

Mookie should have been aired out in 04...

regards,


17 posted on 05/21/2016 7:42:22 AM PDT by Thunder 6
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yep, when he first popped his head up it should have been popped with a 7.62x51.


18 posted on 05/21/2016 7:53:13 AM PDT by Lurkinanloomin (Know Islam, No peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

US snipers had Shi’ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr(Mookie) in their sights at a “holy place” many years ago. The Condi Rice and Pentagon lawyers denied them a green light. W’s Fault.


19 posted on 05/21/2016 7:56:39 AM PDT by mad_as_he$$
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W’s Fault: misplaced confidence on Condi.
20 posted on 05/21/2016 8:02:11 AM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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