Furious Iraqi protesters storm Iranian consulate in Karbala

Angry Iraqi anti-government protesters Sunday night stormed the Iranian consulate in the Iraqi Shiite shrine and pilgrimage city of Karbala, pulled down the flag and replaced it with an Iraqi national one. This incident brought the anti-government protests sweeping Iraq for two weeks to a new peak, stoked additionally by fury over Iranian influence in Baghdad. It was also a personal slap in the face for Iran’s al Qods Chief Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who last week assumed responsibility for quelling the mass protests and restoring Iran’s standing in Iraq.

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8 thoughts on “Furious Iraqi protesters storm Iranian consulate in Karbala

  • Nov 4, 2019 @ 13:48 at 13:48
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    The US has a base or two in Iraq, if Iran will send troops to “take care” of these demonstrations, what the US troops will do ?

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    • Nov 4, 2019 @ 15:03 at 15:03
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      They will do nothing until they are “under attack”, . . . and then the mullah rats will find out they messed with the wrong crew if they mess with the US folks there.

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    • Nov 4, 2019 @ 19:42 at 19:42
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      Fascist Iran needs troops IN Fascist Iran to “take care” of journalists, Kurds, “Zionists”, gays, women who reject the hijab, academics, opponents of the Islamofascist regime.

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    • Nov 4, 2019 @ 21:16 at 21:16
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      Te US will ask Russia to take over Iraq where thousands of US soldiers died to prevent the Russian/Iranian takeover. What did they die for in Iraq and Syria?

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  • Nov 4, 2019 @ 15:13 at 15:13
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    Under Trump, specific orders are given to the Generals to execute a plan. No need to call in for permission to kill the enemy. Under Hussein and other weaklings (aka Johnson, Nixon, Ford and Clinton), military is forced to wait for permission at stages of operations. Which one wins conflicts?

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  • Nov 4, 2019 @ 17:24 at 17:24
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    Life is chep in Arab countries. Iran has brutally supressed its own people when they tried to revolt. Now Soleimani has stepped into Iraq to take over supression of this revolt, so I am not sanguine about how this will turn out for the Iraq people.

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  • Nov 4, 2019 @ 17:51 at 17:51
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    put enough dollars in the right hands, bullets in the heads of a few tribal leaders, political/media hacks, 2 star generals and you own the country over night.

    milk with your tea?

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  • Nov 5, 2019 @ 0:41 at 0:41
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    Construction cranes are ready Sulimani

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