44 Iraq MPs resign after protest camp closed

Residents gather to protest near the house of Alwani, in Ramadi44 Iraqi MPs announced their resignation today after security forces demolished a Sunni anti-government protest site and detained a lawmaker.

The announcement was made at a televised news conference at which the MPs also demanded “the withdrawal of the army… and the release of MP Ahmed al-Alwani,” a Sunni who was arrested during a deadly raid on Saturday.

Clashes broke out today in the Ramadi area, west of Baghdad, as security forces dismantled a protest camp where demonstrators had gathered for more than a year.

Ten militants died in the fighting, which also spread to the nearby city of Fallujah.

Protests broke out in Sunni Arab-majority areas of Iraq in December 2012 after the arrest of guards of then-finance minister Rafa al-Essawi, an influential Sunni Arab, on terrorism charges.

The demonstrations have tapped into longstanding grievances of Sunnis, who say they are marginalised by the government and unfairly targeted with heavy-handed tactics by security forces.

Business Standard

Photo: Residents gather to protest near the house of prominent Sunni Muslim lawmaker Ahmed al-Alwani, in the centre of Ramadi, December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhadani

  • wargame1

    American/Iranian Puppet Nuri Al-Maliki wont last very long. Its a tick tock Tick tock situation for Maliki.

    • Peaceforleb

      If I were you Wargame, I would ease up on the predictions. You have been singing the same song regarding Assad.

      • wargame1

        Well the Song of Assad is a long song and at the moment its on the half way. These events are the preceding events and after that Jesus(peace be upon him) will descend. Assad might enjoy a upper hand during the “Battle of Alexandria” when the Roman ,Turk and Abyssinian will attack Egypt. The Army from Khorashan i.e. Possibly the Taliban march towards Jerusalem. Please note that the Pushtuns in Afghanistan are the Lost tribe of Israel and they will conquer Jerusalem.The Syrian regime and Iran along with their Khawarij/Alqaeda buddy will attack Saudi Arabia in Mecca and Medina. A huge army from Syria will be swallowed up under the ground in a place called “Al Bayda” between Mecca and Medina. The Army of the guided Muslim Leader will march towards Syria , kills the Tyrant and conquer Syria. When Assad is gone the war will even intensify more. In the mean time The Roman will have three invasion , first they invade Egypt then they will land in Palestine and in both occasion they will be defeated and then the Roman will ask for a treaty with the Muslim Army and together they will attack Iran and some other common enemy. They will be victorious but the Romans will break the treaty with the Muslims and invade all of Syria except the Mataq mountain in Homs and Damascus. This is the final battle and the Romans will be defeated but this battle will be decisive and too many warrior from both side will die. After this event the Antichrist appears around Syria and he prepares to give a final blow and then Jesus(peace be upon him) descends in the Grand Mosque in Damascus. He will pursue the Antichrist and finally captures him in the gate of lood i.e. Possibly Bengorian Airport in Israel where he will kill the Antichrist. Then the final assault will begin against the follower of Antichrist. This is a very short summery of the prophesy I read.

        • Peaceforleb

          I like you wargame, despite your madness, you are always very respectful. Happy New Year.

          • wargame1

            Happy new year.

    • hezzies are terrorists

      Don’t worry about that alawi pig. He/it has been singing the same song since its idol the other alawi pig has been torturing and killing innocent Syrians. He/it has been oink oink about its terrorist idol asshead going to finish off the innocent Syrians since that pig started its death and destruction plan. May all those involved and their supporters receive the same treatment the innocents have received. Your small toe nail has more honour and honesty than this alawi pig.

  • wargame1

    American/Iranian Puppet Nuri Al-Maliki wont last very long. Its a tick tock Tick tock situation for Maliki.

    • Peaceforleb

      If I were you Wargame, I would ease up on the predictions. You have been singing the same song regarding Assad.

      • wargame1

        Well the Song of Assad is a long song and at the moment its on the half way. These events are the preceding events and after that Jesus(peace be upon him) will descend. Assad might enjoy a upper hand during the “Battle of Alexandria” when the Roman ,Turk and Abyssinian will attack Egypt. The Army from Khorashan i.e. Possibly the Taliban march towards Jerusalem. Please note that the Pushtuns in Afghanistan are the Lost tribe of Israel and they will conquer Jerusalem.When Assad is gone the war will even intensify more. The Roman will have three invasion , first they invade Egypt then they will land in Palestine and in both occasion they will be defeated and then the Roman will ask for a treaty and together they will attack Iran and some other common enemy. They will be victorious but the Romans will break the treaty with the Muslims and invade all of Syria except the Mataq mountain in Homs and Damascus. This is the final battle and the Romans will be defeated but this battle will be decisive and too many warrior from both side will die. After this event the Antichrist appears around Syria and he prepares to give a final blow and then Jesus(peace be upon him) descends in the Grand Mosque in Damascus. He will chase the Antichrist and finaly captures him in the gate of lood i.e. Possibly Bengorian Airport where he will kill the AntiChrist. The the final assult will begin against the follower of AntiChrist. This is a very short summery of the prophesy I read.

        • Peaceforleb

          I like you wargame, despite your madness, you are always very respectful. Happy New Year.

          • wargame1

            Happy new year.

    • hezzies are terrorists

      Don’t worry about that alawi pig. He/it has been singing the same song since its idol the other alawi pig has been torturing and killing innocent Syrians. He/it has been oink oink about its terrorist idol asshead going to finish off the innocent Syrians since that pig started its death and destruction plan. May all those involved and their supporters receive the same treatment the innocents have received. Your small toe nail has more honour and honesty than this alawi pig.