Monday, March 14, 2005

It Ain't Much, But It's A Start............


Hey look at this! Now they are burning other flags in the mideast besides ours!!

Iraqis hold anti-Jordanian protests over bombing

By Michael Georgy

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of Iraqi Shi'ites protested on Monday after hearing reports that relatives of a Jordanian suicide bomber suspected of killing 125 people in the town of Hilla celebrated him as a martyr.

After breaking into the Jordanian embassy in Baghdad and tearing down the flag, protesters called on all foreign Arabs to leave the country and denounced Jordan's King Abdullah.

Anti-Jordanian sentiment has been spreading since Iraqis read newspaper reports that Jordan's Raid al-Banna blew himself up beside people lining up for jobs in the Shi'ite town of Hilla last month in the single bloodiest attack in postwar Iraq.

Al Qaeda's wing in Iraq, led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, claimed responsibility for the blast.

The Iraqi government said in a statement it strongly condemns "the expressions of joy" exhibited by the family of Banna, who it described as a terrorist.

"Prime Minister Iyad Allawi spoke to the prime minister of Jordan personally today and asked him for a clear answer regarding the family's activities as the reports are affecting relations between the Iraqi and Jordanian people," it said.

Most of the demonstrators were members of the Shi'ite Muslim majority newly empowered by Jan. 30 elections that stripped minority Sunnis of privileges enjoyed under Saddam Hussein.

Hundreds protested in Baghdad and thousands took to the streets of Najaf, spiritual home of the Shi'ites.

This should put to rest the idea that any sane Iraqi people actually support the murderous terrorist filth that are currently entrenched in their country. Iraqi's have been plagued by this influx of foreign born jihadists that want to fight the "great Satan". They are the ones who are causing the trouble in Iraq today, and there are many stories of Iraqi groups who are actively routing them out of their towns. If Zarqawi dared to show his face around a crowd like this, they would rip him limb from limb.

Since you probably won't read about it in the news, I suggest you go visit Arthur Chrenkoffs latest post of the other good news -yes, that's right- good news from Iraq. Is it all wine and roses? Of course not. But it isn't a vietnam level quagmire either, despite the efforts of the major media to portray it as such.

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