Monday, February 07, 2011

Tunisia, Egypt And Iraq

Protests in Iraq inspired by events in Tunisia and Egypt - see "Musings on Iraq". The photo shows the situation in Basra.


jay geenen said...

Hello from Western Canada;
I write at One of my novels is "The Iraqi Solution', almost a must read for those with political minds. More truth than fiction as I examine the reasons for war in a spoof style. email

Harry Barnes said...

Jay Geenen : I have 159 items on Iraq on this blog, including a four part history of the Iraqi Communist Party on 22,23,25 and 26 April 2007. I undertook my National Service at an RAF Movement's Unit in Basra in 1955-6.

Coventrian said...

I see you mate Gary Kent is using the LFIQ website to big up his employer, Nouri Al Maliki.

How much was he paid for this bit of propaganda? Know what I mean Harry.

More on the real Maliki here, read it and then defend the LFIQ if you have the guts.

Nouri al-Maliki's 'detention squad'
Reports show US worried that Iraqi prime minister uses his political power to crack down on rivals.
Gregg Carlstrom Last Modified: 24 Oct 2010 15:47 GMT

'In October 2006, an Iraqi army unit reportedly robbed a number of people living in Sunni neighbourhoods in western Baghdad. The unit was arrested on October 11 - and told its captors that it was operating under the authority of Iraqi prime minister Nouri al-Maliki.

1/5/6 IA patrol stops 2X IA M1114s and 1X pick up truck occupied by 17X LNs in IA uniforms and equipment. 5/6 orders detenftion of all 17 individuals and vehicles due to reports over several days of 2X IA M1114s conducting robberies in the Mansour and Washash areas of 5/6 IA battle space.

[...] Detainees claim to be Iraqi special forces working for the prime minister's office.

The unit seems to be a sort of "detention squad" operating under al-Maliki's authority. An official from the defence ministry showed up several hours later and urged the US to release the men, saying their mission was "directed by PM Maliki".'