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Sadr followers rally for better living conditions
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Up to a million supporters of Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have converged on Iraq’s southern city of Basra to demand better living conditions.

Coffins displaying words like ‘electricity’ and ‘education’ were carried by demonstrators marking nine years since the start of the US-led invasion. Nearly a decade on, dire poverty persists.

Reading a statement from al-Sadr, his spokesman Sheikh Asaad al-Nasiri urged Iraqis to unite and defeat the US, Israel and other ‘enemies.’

Al Sadr led uprisings against the US presence before American troops withdrew last year. He has now joined mainstream politics and his followers are part of Iraq’s ruling power-sharing coalition.


Added: Mar-19-2012 Occurred On: Mar-19-2012
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  • Poor dumb Bastard's.
    Al-sadr is just a Puppet who's been doing Iran's bidding for years.

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  • Don't expect us to help, asshole. You had your chance for some help and blew it completely.

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  • Stupid jerks. The Americans offered to fix all that and more. But they spit in our faces and killed us instead.
    Fuck you Iraqis. You're as dense as the Somalians. We offered you help, you rejected it. So now go and fuck yourselves. Solve your own damn problems. Or don't. We really don't care any more.

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  • maybe you donkey fuckers should have thought about that when the yanks were going to do all that for free but naaaaaahh you had to fuck everything up fuck you fuck you up your stupid asses !

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  • And how will the women be treated..?

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  • lights must have gone out as our troops our gone , Mabey you all should have treated them a bit better

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  • hahahahaha the irony, the irony

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  • 'Up to a million supporters'

    Dont make me laugh, where was this million strong army when the yanks and their Iraqi lady-boys attacked Basra in 2007?

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  • If i remember correctly, The Mahdi Army was no resistance group on a national level nor an Islamic level. A extremist sectarian gang is all they were.

    And i remember clearly the Sunni Insurgents inflicted the most heaviest casualities against the U.S forces in Iraq and not the Shias. Specifically the Sunni Triangle is where most of the American casualties were. Why on earth does this guy claim vicroty? Total bullshit if anything that is the Sunnis victory but the media or whoever controls the w More..

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  • The reaso there is no longer a effective electrical network is all the guys, militia connected, and have generators and sell power to their neighbors. If they can steal and competitors wiring, or the government's electrical service's, they do, and provide electricity at a cost to the people who could and should get it fro a proper source.
    As for education, Madrasa's don't count.
    Pipelines get tapped so people can steal oil and fuel, and the electrical and sewage grid is just too complicated for More..

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  • ohh the fuckin irony, but isn't it Allah's will?

    now that will teach you to shit in your own nest

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  • I doubt any of the clerics or politicians are living in anything near poverty levels over there.....can't blame them for being pissed.

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  • they should ask Al-Sadr for it, why? while his so called supporters are suffering, he didn't lose weight. See that fat version of Komenei.

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  • may Allah bless him. that the man we need in Iraq not these dogs controlled by the us

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