Comments on: Iraqi faith in future of country blown away in seconds Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 By: Soulmaz Sat, 29 Aug 2009 05:21:02 +0000 Hassan, I am sorry if the truth makes you angry, but I totally agree with Robert. That’s what arabs do to their own nation, guess what they have done to Iranians. Did saddam what he did alone? He fought Iran single handed?

By: Robert Thu, 27 Aug 2009 12:29:45 +0000 Why are US, UK and UN officials surprised at Iraq violence?
Iraq and most other Arab countries have been ruled though tribal affiliations for 5,000 years. What would make anyone think this is going to change when they are left to self rule?

By: hassan Tue, 25 Aug 2009 22:27:43 +0000 soulmaz,
your comment was unsulting to iranians everywhere. to think that you can sit there and say that you don’t feel sorry for what is happening in iraq. I come from a persian background myself and because of that I feel even worse for my iraqi brothers. what they have been thru under sadaam and and what they have been thru after sadaam, no one else with the exception of the palestinains has seen “hell on earth” like this. this not an iraqi insurgency, this the work of foregin arab governments and anti-shia governments like the saudis, jordanians, yemen, egypt, etc. their wahabbi inspired groups are carrying out these attacks to start the shia-sunni conflicts that most iraqis are against. its no secret that al-qaeda and elements of taliban and other “jihadi” groups are in iraq carrying out these attacks. labeling this as an “iraqi insurgency” is an easy for the world to blame iraq for its own on going problems.

By: soulmaz Mon, 24 Aug 2009 07:34:27 +0000 As a human being I must feel sorry for you or at least show some sympathy. But I am iranian and was born in 1982 in Tehran. You are iraqi and am sure know what your country has done to us. You invaded my country and raved it for eight years. you killed innocent people. you bombed schools and hospitals. you used chemical weapons. that’s why I don’t feel sorry for you.

By: oberst Sun, 23 Aug 2009 12:44:05 +0000 Thank you, Mr. Bush

By: Anon Sun, 23 Aug 2009 02:52:23 +0000 There are many people who seem to empathise with the insurgents in Iraq and Afganistan.

Their argument is that people have a right to resist foreign occupation. And that they have a right to use force against our soldiers.

In some points, this argument has good ground. After all, if my nation was invaded I would probably resist.

But the point where the argument falls apart is with this article.

Yes, people have a right to resist occupation.

But how come those resistance members have just killed and maimed hundreds of innocent people? How does this explain the the thousands who have been kidnapped or murdered by ‘resistance fighters’?

Those who support terrorists argue that “One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter”.

But this is incorrect. Terrorism involves deliberate attacks against civilians, for the purpose of killing civilians.

It is the method that defines a terrorist, not the cause. Whether the bombers were freedom fighters or not, they are terrorists. And those who support them support terrorism.