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Iraqi Election

Unread post by Common Sense » January 23rd, 2005, 6:58 pm

U.S. and Iraqi officials fear more such attacks in the run-up to the Jan. 30 election and have announced massive security measures to protect voters.

Iraqis will choose a 275-seat National Assembly and provincial councils in Iraq's 18 provinces in the first countrywide balloting since 1953.

Zarqarwi declares war on democracy, and that all voters are infidels.

What do you think is going to go down this week?



I say the Sunni's are on their way out.
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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by kodiak » January 23rd, 2005, 11:13 pm

Will be some voilence i'm sure, but the election will be pushed through.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by Mraka » January 24th, 2005, 8:47 am

Women are able to vote ,not like in Saudi Arabia.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by Cold Bear » January 24th, 2005, 8:51 am

No Doubt Sunni’s are on the way out, but then becoming politically Shi’ite will allow Iraq to ally with Iran easily, being that Iran is predominantly Shi’ite as well. This is bound to get America, Christians, and the UN shook. Shi’ites practice a more fervent form of Islam, participating in festivals like Ashura, where men whip themselves with chains to recreate a martyr’s pain. Not saying more fanatical, but definitely more fervent and devoted than the more politically oriented Sunni party.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by Common Sense » January 24th, 2005, 8:58 am

Iran is skating on thin Ice. The people want change in a big way. Remember the late Shah of Iran. He was doing great things for the country. Iran was basically a western middle eastern country in the 70's until the hardlining religous ayatollah exiled him and brought the country back 75 years.

Iran is mainly young people due to the Iran-Iraq war, and they are not down with the Ayatollah program. When Iraq cross over, Iran will be next...maybe by revolution?

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Unread post by punamusta » January 24th, 2005, 9:15 am

As long as Iraq is under occupation, any elections there are inconsequential. In the worst case this forthcoming election will drive Iraq into a civil war.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by Cold Bear » January 24th, 2005, 9:22 am

Common Sense wrote:Iran is skating on thin Ice. The people want change in a big way. Remember the late Shah of Iran. He was doing great things for the country. Iran was basically a western middle eastern country in the 70's until the hardlining religous ayatollah exiled him and brought the country back 75 years.

Iran is mainly young people due to the Iran-Iraq war, and they are not down with the Ayatollah program. When Iraq cross over, Iran will be next...maybe by revolution?
You have a good point. There were plenty of Iranian / Persian families exiled from Iran because of their progressive and modern views, from Marxism, to being Agnostics.

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Unread post by Common Sense » January 24th, 2005, 9:35 am

lizard wrote:As long as Iraq is under occupation, any elections there are inconsequential. In the worst case this forthcoming election will drive Iraq into a civil war.
The people of Iraq don't want civil war. The terrorist and maybe a handful of Sunni's want civil war. Wait I'll take that back. The Sunni's would get crushed in a civil war, I won't believe they would be that stupid.

America does not want to occupy this country, unfortunately by international law America is responsible for their security until they can do it on their own.

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Unread post by Helms » January 24th, 2005, 3:23 pm

Common Sense wrote:
lizard wrote:As long as Iraq is under occupation, any elections there are inconsequential. In the worst case this forthcoming election will drive Iraq into a civil war.
The people of Iraq don't want civil war. The terrorist and maybe a handful of Sunni's want civil war. Wait I'll take that back. The Sunni's would get crushed in a civil war, I won't believe they would be that stupid.

America does not want to occupy this country, unfortunately by international law America is responsible for their security until they can do it on their own.
Yeah, but America doesn't abide by international law.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by BlaKK » January 24th, 2005, 3:52 pm

40 years of Tyranny and behold a Democracy. God Bless that region.
No doubt the Sunni's will fight it. But in the end Majority rule wins. and the majority of Iraq wants elections. a vass majority, The media only tells you what they want you to hear. They will not tell you that the rise in violence is due to the fact the elections are creepin, they simply make it all seem to be Bush's fault. And nuff of that shyt. We are the liberaters, and democracy will speak. nothing more.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by Common Sense » January 25th, 2005, 12:56 pm

Leaflets Threaten Voters:

Iraqis are to choose a 275-member National Assembly and legislatures in each of the 18 provinces in Sunday’s balloting. Voters in the Kurdish-ruled area of the north will also elect a new regional parliament.

Many Sunni Arabs are expected to boycott the elections, either to express opposition to the process or for fear of reprisals.

On Tuesday, militants handed out flyers in Baghdad promising that rebels would wash the streets with the blood of voters and shower polling stations with bombs, mortar fire and rockets.

The leaflets, which didn’t bear the name of any militant group, warned that “those who dare to stand in the lines of death to participate in the elections will be responsible for the consequences that will be heavy.”

“He will not be able to imagine what will happen to him and his family for taking part in this crusaders’ conspiracy to occupy the land of Islam,” the flyers said.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by Common Sense » January 27th, 2005, 11:06 am

Iraq Insurgents Attack U.S. Troops, Polls

At least 12 Iraqis, 1 Marine die in intense pre-election violence. Iraqi men sit stunned at the scene of a car bomb explosion in Samarra on Thursday that killed three people in a nearby house.

At least 12 Iraqis and one U.S. Marine were killed Thursday as insurgents clashed with U.S. troops and blew up a school slated to serve as a polling center, pre-election violence that followed the deadliest day for U.S. troops since the war’s start. Another U.S. soldier died in an accident.

The Marine was killed and four others wounded when insurgents launched mortars at their base near Iskandariyah, about 30 miles south of Baghdad.

In the capital, meanwhile, U.S. and Iraqi troops clashed with insurgents on Haifa Street in the center of the city, witnesses reported.

And to the west, an apparent suicide car bombing was reported outside a U.S. base in the restive city of Ramadi. Reuters reported there was an exchange of gunfire immediately after the explosion, but there was no immediate word on any casualties.

Australian officials also announced that one of two car bombings on Baghdad’s dangerous airport road Wednesday had injured eight Australian soldiers riding in a convoy escorting Australian government officials.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by Common Sense » January 28th, 2005, 10:08 am

Insurgents bent on wrecking Sunday's landmark election killed 10 Iraqis and two U.S. soldiers on Friday as the government announced the capture of two al Qaeda lieutenants.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by punamusta » January 28th, 2005, 11:20 am

I readed an interesting article from a one Finnish independent media newspaper. Here's in a nut shell what it said:

- In a country that's under a military occupation cannot be hold a real "free and democratic" elections

- These elections are illegal, because they are based on the laws made by Paul Bremer, and are in interference whit the the Wien contract that's draws the lines considering the responsibilities of an occupating country.

- Also these elections are not legal, because only some groups can take part of it. For example the groups that has publicly demanded the USA to whitdraw from Iraq are not allowed to participate.

- Most of the names of the candidates are not told to the public. People don't really know who's participating and how's not.

- The list of canditates is composed by the occupating countries

- About the half of the Iraqis (people from Shiias & Sunnis) are boycotting these elections

- USA isn't planning to go nowhere from Iraq even after these elections. That's why they are building 14 permanent military bases to Iraq.

- There's a possibility that the resulst of these elections has already made up between Allawi (former CIA agent), some moderate Shiia groups, and occupating countries. Remember: there is no election observers in Iraq. Only people from occupating countries.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by Common Sense » January 28th, 2005, 1:24 pm

Iraqi's are voting in 14 countries around the world.

1. Exiled Iraqi's
2. Iraqi's with citizenship in other nations.
3. First generation American born Iraqi's from Iraq born parents.

this election will be historic.

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Unread post by Common Sense » January 29th, 2005, 10:59 am

Violence Rages On Ahead of Iraq Vote; 17 Killed
By Matt Spetalnick


Insurgents vowing total war on Iraq's landmark polls killed 17 people on the eve of the vote on Saturday and threatened a bloodbath on election day.

Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi urged the country's fractious religious and ethnic groups to defy "enemies trying to break us and to break our world" and to vote in Iraq's first multi-party elections in half a century.


Even as U.S.-trained security forces barricaded streets, sealed Iraq's borders and closed Baghdad airport, more than a dozen polling stations were attacked and bloodshed continued to overshadow the final electoral countdown.


With just a day to go before the polls, a suicide bomber blew himself up outside a U.S.-Iraqi security center in the town of Khanaqin, northeast of Baghdad near the border with Iran. The U.S. military said three Iraqi soldiers and five civilians were killed. No Americans were hurt.


Al Qaeda's ally in Iraq, led by Jordanian militant Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, claimed responsibility and threatened mayhem when voters go to the polls from 7 a.m. (0300 GMT) on Sunday.


"For the last time, we warn that tomorrow will be bloody for the Christians and Jews and their mercenaries and whoever takes part in the (election) game of America and Allawi," it said in a statement posted on an Islamist Web site.

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Re: Iraqi Election January 30th

Unread post by BlaKK » January 29th, 2005, 6:23 pm

Why post all this negative, Comeon Youre sounding like the media. Haha. Let time takes its roll. My guess, 40,000,000 People will vote. Mark my word Biatch! Let Democracy Speak. Nothing More

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Unread post by Common Sense » February 1st, 2005, 5:56 pm

I'm glad this election went better than expected. The Iraqi's deserve it.

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Unread post by BlaKK » February 4th, 2005, 7:47 pm

indeed they did. Now let them prosper, without the Criticism Democrats, They will criticise the Progress soly to deminish Bush for political gain. Its so sad, but that is why they are currently powerless and left in a power-struggle, that is exactly why.

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Unread post by Mraka » February 8th, 2005, 1:07 pm

It is no official or regular election,did`t matter that G.W.Bush offered to pull the US troops out.
If troops weren`t there, then maybe it could have been one.
As far the regulations say it ,it is supposed to be a fake.

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Unread post by North Face » March 16th, 2005, 5:50 pm

BlaKK wrote:indeed they did. Now let them prosper, without the Criticism Democrats, They will criticise the Progress soly to deminish Bush for political gain. Its so sad, but that is why they are currently powerless and left in a power-struggle, that is exactly why.
CHECK DIS BLAKK EVEN THOUGH THEY ARE STRUGGLING FOR POWER THEY ARE STILL GETTING THEIR REVENGE. IRAQ CANT JUST STAND UP AGAINTS THE U.S WHEN AT WAR. ITS MORE JUST VENGEANCE, THEIR RELIGION JIHAD TELLS IT ALL BY SUICIDE BOMBERS SACRIFICING THEIR OWN LIVES!

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