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So no media is covering this aside from Saudi supporters on twitter? Has the world gone blind or what is happening in Iraq does not suit their agenda. Hypocrisy at its best.
 

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So no media is covering this aside from Saudi supporters on twitter? Has the world gone blind or what is happening in Iraq does not suit their agenda. Hypocrisy at its best.
World supports Iran and it's proxy militias in Iraq/Yemen/Syria. Iran is bloodthirsty for Arab blood, Sunni or Shia, and many nations will find them useful in containing an Arab Spring and change from status quo in the region.

What's weird is that some Iraqi's and other radical Shias(from countries other than Iraq) aren't posting anything about this on the forums or twitter. When they are, they are condemning the protestors and threatening to destroy them. If this happened in Saudi Arabia, they would be posting ten million threads a day.
 

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World supports Iran and it's proxy militias in Iraq/Yemen/Syria. Iran is bloodthirsty for Arab blood, Sunni or Shia, and many nations will find them useful in containing an Arab Spring and change from status quo in the region.

What's weird is that some Iraqi's and other radical Shias(from countries other than Iraq) aren't posting anything about this on the forums or twitter. When they are, they are condemning the protestors and threatening to destroy them. If this happened in Saudi Arabia, they would be posting ten million threads a day.
The demonstration will be crushed in no time. Iran is likely going to send its forces to put an end to this. If the current government is overthrown, Iran will be under threat.
 

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The demonstration will be crushed in no time. Iran is likely going to send its forces to put an end to this. If the current government is overthrown, Iran will be under threat.
I don't think so, the government took it too far and has lost confidence of the people. The protests will likely continue but the government is currently trying to crack down very hardly on them. Iran is using scholars/political leaders to encourage protestors to end demonstrations. It isn't working. Iraqi people are well aware of Iran's role in the corruption of the religious establishment and government and won't give in easily.
 

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I don't think so, the government took it too far and has lost confidence of the people. The protests will likely continue but the government is currently trying to crack down very hardly on them. Iran is using scholars/political leaders to encourage protestors to end demonstrations. It isn't working. Iraqi people are well aware of Iran's role in the corruption of the religious establishment and government and won't give in easily.
I agree but without media and maybe military cover, this is going nowhere. The reason Egypt, Libya and Tunisia demonstrations got to the surface is because social media campaigns and media coverage.
 

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I agree but without media and maybe military cover, this is going nowhere. The reason Egypt, Libya and Tunisia demonstrations got to the surface is because social media campaigns and media coverage.
True, but in Tunisia and Egypt they didn't start shooting at demonstrators right away. Iraqi government/militias already started killing demonstrators and this is because those militias are frustrated over the resentment of Iran's role in Iraq by the Iraqi population. Then the other side is the corrupt in the religious establishment and the government who want to keep controlling flow of resources and wealth. So we can see that those elements in Iraq are very afraid and trying to quell protests brutally which will make it worse for them.

Iraqi people, like everyone else in the region, do not need more reform. It's not a problem of reform but rather horrible and bad hearted people in positions of influence.
 

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True, but in Tunisia and Egypt they didn't start shooting at demonstrators right away. Iraqi government/militias already started killing demonstrators and this is because those militias are frustrated over the resentment of Iran's role in Iraq by the Iraqi population. Then the other side is the corrupt in the religious establishment and the government who want to keep controlling flow of resources and wealth. So we can see that those elements in Iraq are very afraid and trying to quell protests brutally which will make it worse for them.

Iraqi people, like everyone else in the region, do not need more reform. It's not a problem of reform but rather horrible and bad hearted people in positions of influence.
Those shootings are not getting any media attention and probably the government is not allowing access to foreign media either. Al Arabiya and Sky News are not doing enough covering. Al-jazeera on the other hand is on a silent mode.
 

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Those shootings are not getting any media attention and probably the government is not allowing access to foreign media either. Al Arabiya and Sky News are not doing enough covering. Al-jazeera on the other hand is on a silent mode.
Because they are all afraid of facing the same fate. Coverage so far seems to be mostly contained to their twitter pages.
 

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Why is western media not showing this, these demonstrations are against Iraqi govt that is supported by the Iranians, what is making the western media no cover this?
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Why is western media not showing this, these demonstrations are against Iraqi govt that is supported by the Iranians, what is making the western media no cover this?
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US media is busy with the Trump impeachment saga. EU has good ties with Iran and wants to be able to keep nuclear deal alive. Arab world do not want any uprisings. So not many people are covering it.
 

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Western media wakes up

Nearly 100 dead in Iraqi demonstrations

Iraq protests: Death toll nears 100 as unrest enters fifth day
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Iraqi men carry the coffin of a demonstrator, who was killed during anti-government protests, at a funeral in Najaf, Iraq October 5, 2019
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The death toll from ongoing anti-government protests in Iraq has risen to almost 100, according to the country's parliamentary human rights commission.
The unrest entered its fifth day on Saturday, with five people killed in the latest clashes in Baghdad.
The security forces are again reported to have used live rounds.
Demonstrators say they are taking a stand against unemployment, poor public services and corruption.
The protests are seen as the first major challenge to Prime Minister Adel Abdel Mahdi's fragile government, nearly a year since he came to power.
The authorities have been trying to control the protests through curfews and a near-total internet blackout.
An emergency session of parliament failed to go ahead on Saturday afternoon.
What's the latest?
The daytime curfew in Baghdad was lifted on Saturday, and smaller groups of protesters began to renew their action.
Iraqi security forces take a moment's rest in Tahrir Square during anti-government protests in Baghdad on 5 October 2019
Image copyrightREUTERSImage captionIraqi security forces have been patrolling Baghdad's central Tahrir Square
The city's Tahrir Square has been the focal point of protests, but it was blocked on Saturday, according to local news agencies.
The violence has also affected majority Shia Muslim areas in the south, including Amara, Diwaniya and Hilla. A number of deaths were reported on Friday in the southern city of Nasiriya, about 320km (200 miles) away.

A total of 540 protesters have been arrested, of whom nearly 200 remain in custody, the human rights commission said.
It also said more than 3,000 people had been injured
 

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