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In Najaf, a city of ancient pilgrimage shrines that serves as seat of Iraq's powerful Shi'ite clergy, the Iranian consulate was reduced to a charred ruin after it was stormed overnight.
Iraqi forces kill 45 protesters after Iranian consulate torched.
BAGHDAD/NAJAF, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces shot dead at least 45 protesters on Thursday after demonstrators stormed and torched an Iranian consulate overnight, in what could mark a turning point in the uprising against the Tehran-backed authorities.
At least 29 people died in the southern city of Nassiriya when troops opened fire on demonstrators who blocked a bridge before dawn on Thursday and later gathered outside a police station. Police and medical sources said dozens of others were wounded.
Four people were killed in Baghdad, where security forces opened fire with live ammunition and rubber bullets against protesters near a bridge over the Tigris river, the sources said, and twelve died in clashes in Najaf.
In Nassiriya thousands of mourners took to the streets, defying a curfew to bury their dead after the mass shooting.
Video of protesters cheering in the night as flames billowed from the consulate were a stunning image after years in which Tehran's influence among Shi'ite Muslims in Arab states has been a defining factor in Middle East politics
Reuters By John Davison and Alaa Marjani,Reuters
Iran has acknowledged war on all and sundry that is not them. It's dreadful that citizens are not capable of selecting better governments. Iran is in it for the cash and power and doesn't mind to protect the nation's peace.
No one might actually know anything acurately because most of the attacks are censored ! !?
Will we get more of the refugees' diversity?
I can just hear Tulsi Gabbard say, let them all sort out their own wars!
Thank you, George Bush- you've handed an entire country to Iran without a shot fired. Wow!
Huyser was soon faced with accusations of neutralizing the Iranian military and for paving the way for Khomeini's ascension to power. In January 1979, while still EUCOM deputy, President Jimmy Carter sent Huyser to Iran. Sources disagree on the nature of his mission. According to Carter, Huyser, and American sources, he attempted to stabilize Iran during the turbulent early stages of the Islamic revolution.
BUSH did other televised wars...
I'm not a George Bush fan, but you are wrong about that!
Every US president was involved
The Bush administration had perhaps the most significant public engagement with Iran since the 1979 revolution, mainly on Afghanistan and Iraq. But it was short-lived. Iran's growing support for extremist groups and new revelations about its secret nuclear facilities soon produced some of the deepest tensions between Washington and Tehran since relations originally ruptured.
Iran Primer: The George W. Bush Administration
by STEPHEN J. HADLEY
03 Nov 2010 13:05