Iraq Troops Kill 28 Protesters After Iran’s Consulate Torched: Security forces increasingly aggressive in shooting protesters | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Iraq Troops Kill 28 Protesters After Iran’s Consulate Torched: Security forces increasingly aggressive in shooting protesters

day after protesters in Iraq’s holy city of Najaf burned the Iranian consulate to the ground, Iraqi security forces are out in force with increasingly aggressive tactics, shooting live ammunition into crowds of protesters, and killing at least 28.

The biggest incident was in Nassiriya, where protesters were trying to block a bridge. Troops opened fire into the crowd, killing at least 24, and wounding dozens of others in the process.

The other four protesters were killed in Baghdad, also near a bridge, when troops opened fire on them. One protester said that since the consulate burned, riot police are “shooting at us as if we were burning Iraq as a whole.”

Iraq’s government has repeatedly ordered the troops to get more aggressive in stopping the protests, and they seem increasingly to appreciate that the only way they will remain in power is through sheer force.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

There is a point past which sheer force cannot prevail, if the entire country is truly agitated against the corruption and incompetence Iraqis are seeing in their government.

The question is, how long is Iraq's current military going to play along with its leadership, before it finds itself siding with Iraq's civilians?!?

With events unfolding so rapidly, this is a hard one to predict, but I would not bet against Iraq's military turning against the government relatively quickly.

I would also not bet against US intelligence operatives, stoking the fires of resentment against Iran in Iraq.

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