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What do Iraqis stuck between Iran and the USA want for their future?

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The repercussions of a violent fortnight are still being felt across the Middle East, particularly in Iraq, where the Americans killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani - and where Iran responded by attacking US military bases. (Subscribe: bit.ly/C4_News_Subscribe)
Many young Iraqis say they are fed up with their country being a battleground for other nations' quarrels - and protesters have been camping in central Baghdad for the last three months. But can Iraq be truly independent when so many of its politicians stand accused of being in thrall to outside powers?

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Jan 14, 2020

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PIGSY MAGIC
PIGSY MAGIC 20 days ago
Star wars?
Mike Diamondz
Mike Diamondz 26 days ago
Irak should fight with US not iran ... irans ideology of living is dark ideology since the ayatollahz and mullhahz took over .. you dont want that in irak ... nor saddam style nor ayatullah style ... secular is the best... is freedom .. democracy people voting etc ... freedom of speach ... also islam whitout secularism wont have a reform ... look at all countries under sharia, they are bad ...
HAZ MAT
HAZ MAT Month ago
Britain is annoying me very badly .... gonna have to say bi bi to you all soon....
HAZ MAT
HAZ MAT 26 days ago
@Gary Chance go eat your expired foodbanks don't forget your pipe and ashes ....Mr crack
HAZ MAT
HAZ MAT 26 days ago
@Gary Chance take your antidepressants then ....go back to Greenland
Gary Chance
Gary Chance 26 days ago
shut it chump, get back to your mud hut. We are sick of your people bleeding our country dry and making our city looks like your country
z h
z h Month ago
This track is not an attack upon the American people It is an attack upon the system within which they live Since 1945 the united states has attempted to Overthrow more than 50 foreign governments In the process the us has caused the end of life For several million people, and condemned many millions More to a live of agony and despair The strength of your dreamin Prevents you from reason The American dream Only makes sense if youre sleepin Its just a cruel fantasy Their politics took my voice away But their music gave it back to me The land where their lumpen are consumed by consumption Killing themselves to shovel down food and abundance I guess a rapper from Britain is a rare voice America is capitalism on steroids Natives kept in casinos and reservations Displaced slaves never given reparations Take everything from Native Americans And wonder why I call it the racist experiment Afraid of your melanin The same as its ever been That aint gonna change With the race of the president I see imperialism under your skin tone You could call it Christopher Columbus syndrome Is it Obamas nation or an abomination? Is it Obamas nation or an abomination? Is it Obamas nation or an abomination? Doesn't make any difference when they bomb your nation O! Say can you see by the dawn's early light What so proudly we hailed at the twilight's last gleaming Whose broad stripes and bright stars through perilous fight O'er the ramparts we watched were so gallantly streaming The worlds entertainer The worlds devastator From Venezuela To Mesopotamia Your cameras lie Cause they have to hide the savage crimes Committed on leaders that happen To try and nationalize Eating competitions while the worlds been starvin Beat up communism with the help of bin-laden Where would your war of terror be without that man Every day you create more Nidal Hassans Kill a man from the military, youre a weirdo But kill a wog from the Middle East youre a hero Your country is causing screams that are never reaching ear holes America inflicted a million ground zeros Follow the dollar and swallow your humanity Soldiers committing savagery you never even have to see Those mad at me, writing in emails angrily Im not anti-America, America is anti-me Is it Obamas nation or an abomination? Is it Obamas nation or an abomination? Is it Obamas nation or an abomination? Doesn't make any difference when they bomb your nation And the rocket's red glare The bombs bursting in air Gave proof through the night That our flag was still there O! Does that star spangled banner yet wave O'er land of the free and the home of the brave I don't care if him and Cheney are long lost relations What matters more is the policies I lost my patience Stop debating bringing race into conversation Occupation and cooperation equals profit makin Its over - people wake up from the dream now Nobel peace prize, jay z on speed dial Its the substance within, not the colour of your skin Are you the puppeteer or the puppet on the string So many believe that they was instantly gonna change There was still Dennis Ross, Brzezinski And Robert Gates What happened to Chas freeman (APAC) What happened to Tristan Anderson its a machine that keeps that man breathing I have the heart to say what all the other rappers arent Words like Iraq, Palestine - Afghanistan The wars on, and you morons were all wrong I call Donald Trump a bomber Cause those are your bombs
louie bautista
louie bautista Month ago
Freedom for the great people of IRAQ..
Human Being
Human Being Month ago
Iraqi woman without Hijjab, that's amazing.. I am shocked
Leo Walzim
Leo Walzim Month ago
What you on about, people women went without hijab since 60s.
0-equals-1-trillion Tiger
Iraq was for a 1000 years the heartland of Iran (Ctesiphon is 20 miles from Baghdad which is also an Iranian name). So much historical commonality. Iraqis are Iranian's brothers and they should work together to build that country. Yankees should leave.
Mesopotamian Senpai
@0-equals-1-trillion Tiger good boy.
0-equals-1-trillion Tiger
@Mesopotamian Senpai fine
Mesopotamian Senpai
@0-equals-1-trillion Tiger yes, we know very well that Iraq is the land and people who always fought iran and we are the Decendents of Sumer, Akkad, Babylon and Ashur and we're not persians not iranis. And why are so sticky here Iraqis don't want neither irani nor American influence!
0-equals-1-trillion Tiger
@Mesopotamian Senpai Baghdad is Iranian name. Bagh=God , daad=given means god-given it's 100 percent old persian name. The people of that region would not give their new capital an Iranian name unless they thought (and were) Iranian. Sorry some countries try to change history. Iraqi people should know better.
Mesopotamian Senpai
@0-equals-1-trillion Tiger iranian? If you mean Ctesiphon then it's name changed a about a thousand years ago. And Baghdad name was controversial but never persian or iranian. And don't connect Iraq to iran, Iraq is not ❌ for iran
Trudy Saint Clair
I don't care about their ties. They're got to stop murdering
shaha su
shaha su 27 days ago
but USA killed soleimani and abu muhandis in iraq why dont the USA leave them alone
FASIHI TV
FASIHI TV Month ago
usvid.net/video/video-QL3DW6eM1wA.html..خمس کی ادائگی//الموت للامریکا
Colin Yuan
Colin Yuan Month ago
you want freedom? i thought USA already gave that to you many years ago
Leo Walzim
Leo Walzim Month ago
@Colin Yuan hahaha delusional ignorant kid. We had more freedom then USA before they came to Iraq and showed the world what terrorists they were. There was no drugs, no crime there was free education free Healthcare, jobs, no homeless people... Seems like you country 30 years later don't share same freedom
Colin Yuan
Colin Yuan Month ago
@SeraphimEliA if Iraqis never have freedom since USA invasion, then what did Iraqis do in this decades? have they try their best to fight American? have they try their best to fight ISIS? have they try their best to fight Iran? i think we all know the answers for these three questions, so i dont see any reason that Iraqis deserve some true "freedom" in their land.
SeraphimEliA
SeraphimEliA Month ago
nobody can give anyone their freedom but themselves. you dont sound free at all, but delluded into freedom like some brainwashed commy
Hulk Hulk
Hulk Hulk Month ago
Go away US mother fuckers!!!terror Staate
Protocols Of The Elders Of Chicom
USA/Israel is a big obstacle to world peace
Larry Thao
Larry Thao 24 days ago
@Protocols Of The Elders Of Chicom iran shot down their own airliner plane. That makes the IRANIAN government the real terrorist and they lied about it.
Protocols Of The Elders Of Chicom
@peabase israel will fight till the last US soldier is dead. The chosen ones have a wall to protect and unarmed palestinians to murder.
peabase
peabase Month ago
​@Protocols Of The Elders Of Chicom That's really mature. Not only that, Iran's air assets are hopelessly outdated in comparison with those of Israel. It would be a massacre, but not one to your liking.
Protocols Of The Elders Of Chicom
@Paul Hester he is a hero. The idea he was a terrorist was implanted into your brain by the zionist media. All US soldiers that have rngaged themselves in the middle east are, by definition, terrorists. Your perception of reality has been inverted by ziopigs. Break free.
Paul Hester
Paul Hester Month ago
Soulemani was a terrorist, plain and simple. the us have questions to answer for sure but he was.a negative influence to peace in the region
Mac Panah
Mac Panah Month ago
It is time for occupiers to leave the middle east for good. The people have suffered enough.
Ghiffar Kramawardhana
Iranian millitary and its millitia should get out of iraq
peabase
peabase 26 days ago
@Ghiffar Kramawardhana Clever boy.
Ghiffar Kramawardhana
@peabase no he was still iranian,just because he die in iraq doesn't mean he was iraqi
Ghiffar Kramawardhana
@shaha su yeah i know but most of their commander was iranian and they have some iranian advisor
peabase
peabase 27 days ago
@shaha su An Iranian top commander was just killed in Iraq. I suppose he was an Iraqi militiaman, too?
shaha su
shaha su 27 days ago
thier is no iranian militia they are all iraqi militias you fool they just share the same religion with iran it doesnt mean they are iranian
A., Miles C.
A., Miles C. Month ago
Because it's a staging area for our Military.
Albert Pike
Albert Pike Month ago
'Confessions of an Economic Hitman' - John Perkins. Wake up people. usvid.net/video/video-XWuAct1BxHU.html
gladstone rayen
gladstone rayen Month ago
When Saddam Hussain killed and Gadaffi was killed in the name of Freedom and democracy why still want freedom?. This is fake concept .
Mohammed K.
Mohammed K. Month ago
No this is not fake there is no freedom here brother .
arc arcon
arc arcon Month ago
So your saying you want an opressed religion and kurds and a dictatorship... bruh
Albert Pike
Albert Pike Month ago
War = mass profit.
Vegie Veganic
Vegie Veganic Month ago
Iraqi and Iranian will never live in peace so far they have “allahakbar” the most cruel god on their flags. Never, ever. You all will die without have a single day of freedom in your countries.
Vegie Veganic
Vegie Veganic Month ago
SeraphimEliA And You are a child of rape, a slave to Allah the greatest Satan
SeraphimEliA
SeraphimEliA Month ago
you are so evil, i have to spell it out again for you E V I L U
Rodney Wienand
Rodney Wienand Month ago
“The US helped fight ISIS” is the classic case of problem, solution. The US and it’s allies created, trained, equipped and supported ISIS covertly. Do you think the US is providing their so called support forces for free; what is it costing and what is the future cost to Iraq. Let’s not forget if it weren’t for the US invasion under known false pretext (woman who almost stoped a war - gun, Valerie Plame) hundreds of thousands of innocent people would still be alive, the countries infrastructure would be intact, ISIS would not have existed and foreign troops would not be in Iraq vying for geopolitical domination.
Larry Thao
Larry Thao 24 days ago
Wtf you talking about? China also supplied ISIS with weapons but you dotn fkn talk about it
Labonnie Carter
Labonnie Carter Month ago
@Albert Pike isis was created by Islam
SeraphimEliA
SeraphimEliA Month ago
yes, so true. glad to see real awakened people , telling the truth of the matter. the truth can not replaced by lies and exist in peace ... lets go for peace :)
Albert Pike
Albert Pike Month ago
ISIS was created by the US and Israel.
Ann Nilsson
Ann Nilsson Month ago
If USA LEAVES NEW ISIS WILL APPEAR
Larry Thao
Larry Thao 24 days ago
@shaha su so did china idiot. China sent weapons to ISIS
shaha su
shaha su 27 days ago
USA CREATED ISIS after they invaded in 2003
scientist 22
scientist 22 Month ago
From i remember Isis apear after usa invad iraq and if you search you can find evidens of how usa ploiticians admited they have major role in making isis.
Rodney Wienand
Rodney Wienand Month ago
Ann Nilsson only if the US continues to support ISIS
arc arcon
arc arcon Month ago
Well yeah but i doubt it would be terror more like pro iraqi rebels vs iran backed iraqi govt militias etc.
Lord Aurum
Lord Aurum Month ago
How about enacting some sort of electrical code to address the hazardous wiring situation?
Omer Shomrat
Omer Shomrat Month ago
Eventually, what that person is saying at around 3:22 is the truth: if the US leaves now, do you think Iraq would become more democratic? More liberal? More into women's rights, not to mention gay rights? More into freedom? No. They'd have less of these, because they'd be left powerless against powerful religious fanatics. The way the US tried to turn a dictatorship (Iraq) into a democracy can fill textbooks in terms of how to fail in doing so, but if the US leaves now, the situation would get even worse for those Iraqi people who cherish freedom and democracy.
Rodney Wienand
Rodney Wienand Month ago
Omer Shomrat Well over half a million innocent people killed, more than double that wounded, millions displaced and the countries infrastructure decimated and you have the gall to talk up US intervention because it brought democracy; oh no not yet so they must stay while the killing continues. Would you think the same way if Iraq was the US and you had to go through what the Iraqis have and are going through just for democracy and gay rights. If you think the US or any “Western” country is democratic, you are naive and ignorant.
k84
k84 Month ago
Correct. Their paws are firmly in Iraq, and can not leave, risking destabilising the country once more. Just like Afganistan, they will need stay involved for decades to come.
TeslaMachines Cazares
They should of wanted FREEDOM before 1990.
Just B. Cause
Just B. Cause Month ago
Freedom cannot be denied.
1onewayonly
1onewayonly Month ago
enough is enough, we want our country back
arc arcon
arc arcon Month ago
Deal with your govt then. Dont keep blaming iran and us since your govt is whats causing so much issues.
TheC0mmnMann
TheC0mmnMann Month ago
Iraq has voted the US out. America who says they "freed" Iraq refuses to leave. Yankee go home. You have very few friends left with your constant war mongering.
Larry Thao
Larry Thao 24 days ago
If the Iraqi people want freedom then the best better to side with the USA instead of IRAN
Ayeda Parker Ashmarie
TheC0mmnMann How are you doing Text me ashmarieye@gmail.com
arc arcon
arc arcon Month ago
Its actually not been voted out just billed that just failed to work over many reasons.
Cabronosidad
Cabronosidad Month ago
So according to Lindsey Hilsum, it's the "politicians who have let Iraq become a battlefield for Iran and the USA." Hang on, didn't the USA bomb them back to the stone age, trash their infrastructure, purge the Iraqi military and civil service of former Sadaam supporters, and install a corrupt and intentionally weak government? This woman is an idiot.
HENRY WALKER
HENRY WALKER Month ago
Why do so many Iraquis come to the West
arc arcon
arc arcon Month ago
Well technically yes since war requires to destroy infrastracture they sat up a govt of multiple members hating each other causing dividison among govt members but the US did actually help iraq rebuild a lot by public order lowering iraqs funding on the govt to fund public services. Again corruption is here most funds dont get through. The us even paud tons of cash to rebuild but again its loss to corruption. The us got blamed and mostly left and removed fully on admin. Corrupted govt got away by blaming us public order failed intensely due to us forces being hated and blamed(leaving due to terror acts amongst the people hatong them). Anything just as isis can take advantage of iraq since the govt didnt care until they were strong.
Sam Birnie
Sam Birnie Month ago
Mental eyebrows
Dale D.
Dale D. Month ago
This is a battle between freedom/secularism and Islam/totalitarianism. Sharia will lose.
G&C RECORDS
G&C RECORDS Month ago
Usa propaganda better irak and irak was destroyed by sua bush junior's and raped iran only defend irak babilon becouse babylon was persian Empire's befores come umyad yemenites arabics there's and mix with kurdis iranians .
Sheeple are Lame
I'd say they want to be left alone to live in peace, without fear of USA dropping bombs on them
Trudy Saint Clair
@HENRY WALKER Guilty of informing us of corruption,just like Snowden Free Assange! Let Snowden come home!
HENRY WALKER
HENRY WALKER Month ago
WHY? HE'S GUILTY!
SeraphimEliA
SeraphimEliA Month ago
yes excactly , and yes, Free Assange and Iran for Iranians and Iraq for Iraqis :)
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Bitchyougottrolled
Because Iran has gaie
Robert Parsons
Robert Parsons Month ago
Game means wind.what are you talking about?
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