Yesterday's snapshot included:
This week, BRussells Tribunal's Eman Ahmed Khamas spoke with RT about the assault on Anbar.
Eman Ahmed Khamas: I was saying that the US-led invasion and
occupation of Iraq is to be blamed for this violence. And of course
there are many other reasons behind this violence: the non-functioning
state, for example, the corrupt and fascist government, the absence of
any kind of services, the failing state, all of these -- and above all
the persecution of people -- especially those who protest against the
fascist policies of the government. All these togethar are behind the
escalation of violence. [. . .] Actually for the last year -- more
than a year Iraqis are protesting peacefully I mean protesting against
the government's policies and, above all, the executions and the
detentions. You know Iraq now has the first rate of executions in the
world. And, again, the non-functioning state, the failings, etc. What
the government did is that they attacked the peaceful protesters and
they killed many of them. For example, a few months ago, they
slaughtered 45 people in Hawija, people who were protesting peacefully.
And in other places -- in Diyala, in Mousl, and Anbar -- all these
killings. Yes, Iraqis are trying to cope with this violence but simply
the government has to stop persecuting the people.
Here's the RT video.
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