A huge American-financed wastewater treatment plant in the desert city of Falluja, which United States troops assaulted twice to root out insurgents in 2004, was supposed to be the centerpiece of an effort to rebuild Iraq, a country smashed by war and neglect, and bring Western standards of sanitation. >>>>>
Waving Iraqi flags and green Shiite banners, protesters chanted slogans condemning the pact. The demonstration in the mostly Shiite eastern part of Baghdad was staged under tight security, with soldiers and police manning checkpoints along the route.
“I am with every Sunni, Shiite or Christian who is opposed to the agreement … and I reject, condemn and renounce the presence of occupying forces and bases on our beloved land,” al-Sadr said in a message read to the crowd by a senior aide. >>>>>
This demonstration is in Baghdad; where the US has purportedly given them freedom. There are many in the West who don’t believe that Christians are opposed to anything related to the U.S. occupation. Very few asked the Christians in Iraq or anti-War activists of the West.
The dehuminisation of Islam will not change the above realities.
The PKK has been fighting for Kurdish autonomy in southeastern Turkey since 1984. The violence has killed at least 37,000 people. The PKK is considered a terrorist group by Turkey, the United States and the European Union. >>>>>
Syrian Foreign Minister Walid al-Moualem told Lebanon’s as-Safir newspaper that the uncovering of “terrorist cells” in both countries had shown that “the source of danger to both countries is one.” >>>>>
“We’re hearing about some pretty direct threats — people getting phone calls or finding notes on their doors telling them they’ll be harmed if they don’t leave again. . . . But we’re just getting individual anecdotes. It’s still hard to say how widespread it is.”
Brookings hasn’t noticed that either sect — Sunni or Shiite — is being targeted more than the other, Ferris said. “I think it just depends on the neighborhood and who’s in control.” >>>>>
In other words, their not even sure if the threats are coming from instigating outside sources.
Nouri al-Maliki, the Prime Minister, has ordered the formation of a committee to investigate the problem. Yesterday the UN expressed concern at the recent violence against Mosul’s Christian community.
Some Christians blame al-Qaeda for the attacks while others speculate that Kurdish elements might be involved as part of a political ploy to coerce minority sects into supporting Kurdish parties before forthcoming provincial elections. This allegation is strongly denied by the Kurdish authorities. >>>>>
There is still nothing conclusive as to which side or who did it. This doesn’t stop the West from capitalizing on this to make it appear as if Christians are not free under Islamic rule. There is no Islamic rule in Iraq; and secondly, both Christians and Muslims in the region are both Iraqis and Arabs, excluding the Kurdish and other ethnic differentials. This is a phony instigation effort to work towards continuing to divide the society into smaller groups, one especially that the West is nurturing to eventually help its agenda upon their resettlement in the region.