Tension over Iraqi flag hits N Iraq

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  1. http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/1FD8F118-C424-42E0-81E4-2A8BEBAF3C3F.htm

    You think they'd have learnt after the last episode involving that flag.

    When the fledgling Iraqi National football team has a stong following where everyone is waving that flag with pride, then I can only see this action as a deliberate provocation, by the 'poor little Kurds'.

    Never underestimate the pride a lot of Iraqis feel in that flag. The depth of resentment expressed, when it was suggested the old flag was removed after the liberation was incredible.
  2. The Kurds deserve their own homeland, they have suffered for far, far too long under the Arab Yoke, Its the Iraqis who are being provocative here, this is simply a continuation of Saddams 'Arabification' policy of traditional Kurdish territory. Sooner or later Iraqi Arabs will be expelled from Kurdistan.

    On another note the script on the flag was a recent innovation of Saddams, when he was attempting to cast himself as a champion of Islam to prop up his regime. Its his hand writing on the flag as well, which is another objection that the Kurds have.
  3. Given the hideous blue and white thing that they came up with to replace it, I don't blame them.

    I think the non-scripted flag would be acceptable, but I don't know if it's worth making a big fuss out of it. Particularly up North, there are a fair few non-Muslims.

  4. Meanwhile in Kirkuk and elsewhere....

  5. Not keen on Kurds PTP?
  6. Not the ones in Germany anyway!!
  7. I'll be mad keen on them when they stop blowing British tourists to bits and trafficking Heroin
  8. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    I seem to recall that the Ba'ath only added the takbir to the flag around GWI? I seem to remember thinking at the time...ahhh now the pandering to the Islamic street, whereas before your panderings were to the ideology of illegitimate child of pan Arab Nationalism and Socialism i.e. Ba'ath.
  9. Nehustan

    Nehustan On ROPs

    Yep thought my memory served me correctly....

    "The Takbir
    The takbir [Allahu Akbar (God is great) in Arabic script] in green was added to the 1963 flag during the Gulf War, 13 January 1991. The Arabic text may be read from right to left on both sides of the flag, which are identical.
    Juan Manuel Gabino Villascán, 8 January 2001"