Iraqi gays in 'hell on earth'

  • metta

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    Sep 13, 2012 8:31 AM GMT
    Iraqi gays in 'hell on earth'
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    Sep 13, 2012 8:52 AM GMT
    "The US-led invasion of 2003 brought to power the Islamic Dawa party, which was established in Iran in the 1980s and backed Iran in its war with Iraq.

    The fact that Dawa's core beliefs were inspired by Iranian Shia clerics did not stop the US and UK from supporting the party after Saddam Hussein's fall."

    Proof the war wasn't about "freedom". Bush started it as a war for oil. Only idiots could have believed Iraq could have posed a threat to the US. And even that would not be a justifiable reason for war. US imperialists don't care who they ally with as long as it serves their interests. They allied with Islamist mujahideen in Afghanistan against the Soviets, and this led to the creation of the Taliban's government. They allied with Saddam before opposing him.

  • Lincsbear

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    Sep 13, 2012 10:20 AM GMT
    A disturbing article indeed! The claim that the Ministry of the Interior is actively out to rid Iraq of all gay men is frightening but not that surprising given the general collapse since the US-led attack in 2003.

    It`s beginning to look like the US and UK have done the same in Libya. And minorities in Egypt are fearful, too.

    My government cynically uses the abuse of human rights to attack countries like Syria, Iran, but ignores them in other dictatorships like Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States.

    The classic example was Pakistan under the brutal rule of General Musharaf post 9/11; where human rights protesters were regarded as a 'security' issue; as establishment professions like doctors, lawyers, and even judges marched on the streets against the government`s oppression!

    All these so called 'liberations' have a dark side as more democratic governance can actually unleash ancient emnities .