Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Iraqi Whispers Mull Repeat of 1920s Revolt Over Western Occupation

Iraq > 1920 > 2004
This is a great article, an exception to the mainstream ahistorical (or pseudohistorical) coverage, as it looks at before 1979, into Iraq's anti-imperial history to draw parallels to and motivations for the resistance to US occupation. Excerpt:

"To many Iraqis, today's U.S. occupation reads like an old play with modern characters: America as the new Britain, grenade-lobbing insurgents as the new opposition, and Ahmad Chalabi and other former exiles on the Governing Council as the new kings."

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