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A Dramatic Rise in Freedom Protests World Wide

February 17th, 2011 . by TexasFred
A Dramatic Rise in Freedom Protests World Wide

What do ALL of these stories have in common?

Car bomb north of Iraqi capital kills 7

SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq (AP) – An Iraqi spokesman says a car bomb north of Baghdad has killed seven people.

The spokesman for the Diyala province police, Maj. Ghalib al-Karkhi, says Thursday’s blast took place in the town of Muqdadiyah, about 60 miles (90 kilometers) north of Baghdad. He says 24 people were wounded.

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Car bomb north of Iraqi capital kills 7

Bahrain crushes protest camp, locks down capital

MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) – Troops and tanks locked down the capital of this tiny Gulf kingdom after riot police swinging clubs and firing tear gas smashed into demonstrators, many of them sleeping, in a pre-dawn assault Thursday that uprooted their protest camp demanding political change. Medical officials said four people were killed.

Hours after the attack on Manama’s main Pearl Square, the military announced a ban on gatherings, saying on state TV that it had “key parts” of the capital under its control.

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Bahrain crushes protest camp, locks down capital

14 reported killed in Libya protests

TRIPOLI — Fourteen people reportedly have been killed in Libya in recent days as protesters seeking to oust longtime leader Moammar Gadhafi defied a crackdown and took to the streets in four cities Thursday for a “day of rage.”

Opposition activists reported the deaths of 14 demonstrators in clashes with pro-government forces Wednesday and Thursday. But the death toll could rise higher: A protester described seeing six people shot dead in a dramatic cell phone call to the Al-Jazeera TV news service at about 10.20 a.m. ET.

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14 reported killed in Libya protests

Thousands of Yemenis protest nationwide

SANAA, Yemen — Security forces have clashed with anti-government protesters in Yemen on the seventh consecutive day of demonstrations calling for the ouster of the president, a key U.S. ally.

Witnesses say government supporters wielding batons and daggers were also involved in fighting with protesters trying to move to downtown squares in Sanaa, the capital.

Clashes were reported Thursday in several other towns, including the port city of Aden. Protesters have taken inspiration from the toppling of autocratic leaders in Egypt and Tunisia.

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Thousands of Yemenis protest nationwide

Iran’s opposition calls for more protests

Reporting from New York — Iran’s beleaguered opposition movement, under enormous government pressure but encouraged by popular uprisings throughout the Middle East, is calling for another round of protests Sunday, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Tehran’s hard-line Islamist government.

A statement posted Thursday to the website of former prime minister and 2009 presidential candidate Mir Hossein Mousavi called on Iranians to take part in memorial services to mark the religiously significant seventh day after the deaths of two Iranians during raucous Feb. 14 opposition protests in Tehran and other cities.

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Iran’s opposition plans own protests

For some these protests are thought to be about nothing more than gaining FREEDOM from the oppressive regimes that control their nations.

For others, it’s all about keeping those oppressive regimes in place.

To the Muslim Brotherhood, al-Qaida and the Taliban, it’s all about a perceived opportunity to spread the poison that is called Islam. For them it’s all about domination, no freedoms, and the institution of strict Islamic law, Sharia.

The protests in Iran and Egypt illustrate the total lack of influence that the United States has in those parts of the world. Neither regime will listen to Obama, Clinton and the U.S. But I have to say, Obama has been so very benevolent in his expressions of sympathy and support for the protesters and their efforts. He calls for calm and reason, and for the police and military forces to NOT fire on their own citizens.

I have to wonder, would that benevolence still exist if those protests were taking place in the U.S. Capitol? Would Obama be sympathetic to OUR protests if HE were the one that was being protested in an attempt to force him from office?

I don’t think so.

Here’s something else I find interesting, Iran Warships Cancel Request to Transit Suez Canal, which just so happens to coincide with this: Enterprise Carrier Strike Group transits Suez Canal. Coincidence indeed.

It’s a strange and dangerous world we are living in. I have often said, ‘this politically correct way we have of fighting war is NOT going to win the war, nor is it going to win those hearts and minds that our elected officials are so worried about’.

We have enemies in the world, ones that want nothing other than to KILL us and destroy our once great America. We have a President that is doing everything he can to further the cause of OUR enemies.

When do WE take to the streets? What does it take to wake up the majority of the American people? Does DWTS and American Idol need to be taken off the air to get people ANGRY enough to act? It doesn’t seem that the biggest majority of Americans cares about too much of anything else other than AI, DWTS or ANY reality program, and who did what at the damned Grammy show.

Barack Hussein Obama IS an enemy of this nation, but unlike Nero fiddling as Rome burned, now it’s the American people that are fiddling, and burying their heads in the sand as America rapidly goes down the drain.

The biggest majority of Americans should be ashamed of themselves!

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11 Responses to “A Dramatic Rise in Freedom Protests World Wide”

  1. comment number 1 by: 13bucks

    Do you find it the least bit curious that both Mubarak (Egypt) and Ben Ali (Tunisia) have both been reported to be in a coma?

  2. comment number 2 by: HoosierArmyMom

    Fred, I think the American people have been in a coma for about 100 years. That’s how we ended up with the cowardly lion in the White House. I unloaded on some ditz this morning who was saying at least MaObama is trying to do good things… Oh my gawd what is wrong with these people!

    You are spot on Fred.

  3. comment number 3 by: Bloviating Zeppelin

    What they all have in common, essentially, is that — to a degree — many of the “common citizens” in those countries are more sectarian and Westernized than many think. There isn’t one common person or series of leaders linking all the discontent, but there IS the lack of food, skyrocketing prices, grip of oppressive government that is one thread.

    Many Westerners believe that the people in these countries want and desire freedom and Democracy — but in truth they may want them initially in an “idealistic” sense but won’t get them in the end. All they know is that things are bad, they’re playing a bit of “Follow The Leader” in terms of Egypt — just as many people in the US played “Follow The Leader” in the Watts, Philadelphia and LA riots. They’re not quite sure why they’re doing it but, hell, everyone else is.

    The Truth is hard to digest: real freedom and Democracy won’t “take” when a country and/or a government is run and dominated by Islam. There is still too much tribalism and nomadism and barbarism left.

    This much IS true: when and if more Middle Eastern countries are disturbed and broken, the vacuum that is left WILL be fought for by a more oppressive and violent form of Islam. And, in general, in the Middle East, the MOST violent regime WINS.

    BZ

  4. comment number 4 by: Longstreet

    Spot on, Fred!

    JDL

  5. comment number 5 by: minuteman26

    Fred – What BHO is doing is all scripted by Soros et al. We The People need to get our collective heads out of rear ends and put Obama out of office ASAP.

  6. comment number 6 by: extex_cop

    I’m ready to march in the streets…and with my guns if needed. We need to take America back. The Constitution gives us the right to do what it takes to insure our FREEDOM.

  7. comment number 7 by: TexasFred

    extex_cop — with your guns if needed? I always NEED my guns, and always have one, or more, on me… Always…

    It’s better to have it and not need it than to need it and not have it…

    Guns, just like the American Express Card… :P

  8. comment number 8 by: Always On Watch

    I can’t prove anything I’m about to say.

    I believe that Obama is enjoying watching the Middle East going all aroil. Why would he feel that way?

    1. He knows that Americans will vote him back into office if we’re caught up in a world war.

    2. He cannot even imagine that the American people would ever turn on him.

  9. comment number 9 by: TexasFred

    AOW — No *proof* needed, I think all you said is a given

  10. comment number 10 by: GM Roper

    Ditto your above Fred, with the added statement that Obama’s “LACK” of an effective foreign policy will likely cause multiple American deaths, perhaps in the 10′s of thousands.

  11. comment number 11 by: NativeSon

    Fred, Do yu know something ther est of us don’t??? IS AMERICAN DOL REALLY GOING TO BE CANCELLED?!?!? OH MY GOODNESS!!!
    :) :) :)

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