This story from Ray Bergman not heard on national or international news … nor on SBS or on ABC despite over 350 dead and 15,000 injured in the revolt in Baghdad … 16 years on from ‘shock & awe‘. No international war crime indictments, no accountability from Bush, Blair or Howard.
Protesters say that Iranian and American leaders have expanded the occupation. Some of the oldest inhabitants of Iraq (the Assyrians) and people from provincial cities all over the country are bringing water, food, and medical supplies to unarmed demonstrators.
Demonstrators at the ‘Turkish restaurant’ near Tahrir Square are protesting the continuing theft of Iraq’s resources by foreign occupation forces, and by traitors serving foreign powers, that keep the whole country in poverty and without basic government services that should be directed to the needs of the people, and not to an elite that serves foreign powers – whether the USA or Iran!
Christians of the Nineveh Plain (Facebook page in Syriac language), “in solidarity with our brothers to the demonstrators (and we apologize for not going out in demonstration because our cities are not allowed to demonstrate) in which we called for the support of the demonstrators, and now we support them with these donations from Christian families.
We arrive in Baghdad after 7 and a half hours travel, to deliver what the demonstrators need. Bought with the money we have collected: blankets, oxygen bottles, tear gas shields, helmets, masks, medicines, water and food, Pepsi bottles, recharge cards for phones, socks, and lots of other stuff. A multitude of 5,000 through the group in networking site “Facebook”, a decision to use the strength of known Syriac pages” of Facbook, we bring these donationss from Baghdida, southeast of Mosul, center of Nineveh, Northern Iraq.
We gave a statement to the reporter of “Sputnik” in Iraq, that on Monday, 4 November, “We collected $6 million Iraqi dinars, the equivalent of 5 thousand US dollars”, from Christian families of the land. We’ve created this appeal on Facebook, to bring to Baghdad the supplies needed by the protesters in Tahrir Square, The Capital’s Center”.
I think the stage has been reached in many quarters where people are trying desperately to salvage a decent future for their children and grandchildren.
The current revolution in Iraq has teenagers with their grandparents on the streets, with mothers and fathers ferrying water, food and medical supplies to their children and parents!
It’s actually the grandparents who are saying they will fight to death to see a better future for their grandchildren!
“More than 300 martyrs and more than 12 thousand wounded, and more than 3700 kidnapped! This is a sign of cruelty and a regime that is unmistakably like ISIS itself! – Aqeel Al-Hajer
“During the month of October 2019 the Iraqi people started the greatest revolution existing in Iraqi history. The fight to determine whether we will have a means of existence or not! It’s the path to live freely and in a chamber of life, or to live under slavery and its darkness. The choice between darkness and the light. Iraqis path will always be the choice to live freely without restrictions, after all our ancestors were the founders of the first human rights laws.”
Announcement of the Iraqi National initiative abroad to support the uprising…
“Calling for the rapid attention of Iraqi National Committees abroad to support the national uprising, consisting of cultural, academic, social and political elements, which stand against fascism, against occupation and the subverted political process, to conduct initiatives all with external media and international human rights bodies, to follow the developments and trends of events as they unfold, and to contribute to the ongoing national dialogue on the next new steps to be taken, in particular the form of the new democratic National System, which raises the tasks of independence and reconstruction to get out of the current hellish disaster and bring Iraq back from control by foreign powers!”
Unconfirmed reports 3 hours ago today (04-Nov-2019) say that pro-Iranian Adel Abdul Mahdi, the current Prime Minister of Iraq, has been kidnapped by USA troops and placed in the American Embassy!
Reports are from research by Ray Bergman