Over 100 people have been killed and over 6,000 wounded as Iraqi security forces used water cannons, tear gas, and live ammunition after two days of protests that spread across the entire country.
As of 6 October, eight government buildings and over 50 public and private buildings were set on fire during the demonstrations.
Prime Minister of Iraq, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, ordered a curfew and put the capital city of Baghdad in lockdown mode on 4 October. At least three other cities were also locked down.
As a result of America’s illegal 16-year war, launched on lies by President George W. Bush that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction and ties to al-Qaeda, an estimated one million people have been killed; millions injured; and the nation’s cities, towns, villages, and infrastructure destroyed.
With unemployment at 25 percent, most of the hospitals and schools throughout the country are dysfunctional and political corruption runs rampant… with nothing left to lose, despite the curfew, protesters continue to take to the streets in defiance of the Prime Minister’s edict. Reprising the chant popular during the 2011 Arab Spring uprisings, they shouted, “The people want the fall of the regime!”
TREND FORECAST: This is just the beginning of Arab Spring 2.0 that will spread throughout many nations of the Middle East. As for oil-dependent and economically depressed Iraq, protests will intensify as the global economy continues to weaken and the approaching “Greatest Depression” wreaks economic havoc.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: The U.S. and its allies’ invasion and occupation of foreign nations, murdering millions and bombing countries into ruin, have planted the seeds of “revenge,” which politicians and Presstitutes call “terrorism.”
As we used to say in the Bronx, “Paybacks a bitch!”
For those who are retaliating for having their lives destroyed, their loved ones killed, their nation destroyed, and their future robbed, “Revenge is sweet.”