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Shiite Crowds Protest Occupation

Posted on Apr 10, 2007

A massive procession made up of tens of thousands of Shiites marched to the holy city of Najaf on Monday to protest the occupation on the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad. One might recall that these are the very Iraqis who, having been oppressed by Saddam Hussein, were supposed to greet us as liberators.

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As this was a Shia protest, we thought it would be worthwhile to include the story as reported by Al-Manar, Hezbollah’s TV channel, which is financed by Iran. While we don’t speak Arabic, we found the difference in tone between this clip and the CNN version interesting.

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By Rodney, April 11, 2007 at 2:23 pm Link to this comment
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We will leave only after we have pumped and stolen all of Iraqis oil. Then they can have their sand back

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By Quy Tran, April 10, 2007 at 3:38 pm Link to this comment
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“Yankee No Go Home” ! They’ll stay there for ever and Iraq will become new imperialist colony !

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By Fred, April 10, 2007 at 2:21 pm Link to this comment
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is it responsible not to find someone who speeks arabic before posting something you don’t understand?

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By ali, April 10, 2007 at 8:01 am Link to this comment
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The message is loud and clear.  Americans go away.

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