Thursday 14 November 2013
In one of them, a British security man tore down a poster or flag bearing the image of Imam Hussein, a figure highly revered by Shia Muslims. The violence may make international oil companies more nervous about operating in Iraq, which is at the centre of the largest oil development boom in the world....
Foreigners in Iraq don't allow for the fact there is no Western Diversity within the country's borders. The British guy was lucky he was still alive. This is a high holy day for the Shi'ites. Tearing down icons of the holiday obviously was a huge mistake.
This isolationism in the Mideast is becoming a real trend. It is strongly based in the hatred of the former dictators placed in power by the USA. I am not interested in being a nightmare to these people ever again.
...The Iraqi Oil Report website said that BP, the main operator at Rumaila, was scaling back its workforce and that employees of Baker Hughes and Schlumberger “were massed at Basra airport”. There were conflicting reports about whether the oil services companies were shutting down their operations.
In an earlier incident affecting Baker Hughes, an Egyptian worker had removed the flags commemorating Imam Ali and Imam Hussein from company vehicles. Protests prompted Iraqi authorities to arrest the Egyptian on charges of insulting a religion, while Baker Hughes suspended its operations in the country and declared force majeure because of “a significant disruption of business”....
I remember very shortly after the invasion into Iraq the Shi'ites held ceremonial beatings of themselves with chains. It was a ritual Saddam prohibited. If he was doing it for humanitarian reasons because they do hurt themselves I could empathize. Saddam was doing that because he hated the Shi'ites.
The point is these folks are sincerely not interested in being converted to any other religion or culture or political understanding. If an entire segment of their citizens held their beliefs in oppression by a dictator, there is just no way their cultural basis is going to change, nor should it.
"W" tried to destroy the Shi'ite culture in southern Iraq by destroying newspapers and attempted attacks on a temple. It just ain't going to happen no matter how much fish the Shi'ites pull out of the wetlands. If Saddam couldn't destroy them for decades, there is no way there is going to be any submission to Christianity. It isn't going to happen. Christians live within the borders of these nations in minority status and they are tolerated, but, they will never rule these lands.
Bush and buddies need to get over it and stop planning military cabals. The fact of the matter is Evangelicals don't respect other beliefs and their demands for conversion on a global scale is the policy and purpose of destroying cultures. A legal definition of genocide also includes when cultures are destroyed with intent by an outside force.
By Michael Luciano
...Rob Eshman (click here) wrote in the Jewish Journal, "Bush … is helping to raise money for a group whose reason for being is to stop there being Jews. It sounds alarmist, but there it is. Success for the group Bush supports would mean no more Jews."...
To quote "W," "Fool me the first time shame on you, the second time shame on me." It won't happen again, so the intelligence agencies need to put their spy scopes away. These folks are going to have their land on their own terms.
End of discussion.
To irritate more fighting and violence endangers any peace settlement between Israel and Palestine and The West and Iran. There will be no Western intervention in Iraq again. There is no reason for it. Any reporting of al Qaeda is due to the fact the invasion happened in the first place and if they are in Iraq it is in support of rebels in Syria which is a completely different set of circumstances and why the Russia's point of view has brevity.