Last Friday, 25 Iraqi protesters were shot to death in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square and some 150 were wounded. The day before, 13 protesters were stabbed in the same area.  Since the protests began in October, over 400 have been killed by Iraqi security forces.
Iraq’s prominent Shia leader, Ali al-Sistani, stated he fully supports the protest movement. Another Iraqi Shia leader, Muqtada al-Sadr, had his home hit by a bomb dropped by a drone.
As with the protests, riots, and demonstrations across the globe, the Iraqi movement, which began last October, remains leaderless.
PUBLISHER’S NOTE: Absent from media coverage is the initial cause of poverty, corruption, crime, and violence that has put thousands on the streets: the illegal 2003 Iraq War, launched by U.S. President George W. Bush and UK Prime Minister Tony Blair, which was based on a lie that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. 
It was a war that cost U.S. taxpayers trillions, has killed an estimated one million Iraqis, and bombed the nation into rubble.   
That the mass murder and destruction of an entire nation and regime-change military invasions are never mentioned by the media, the political/education establishment, and business and cultural leaders exemplifies the immoral mindset of the times.

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