Security Forces Close Roads to American Embassy over U.S. Iraq Withdrawal Sit-in

إقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية W460

Security forces on Friday closed all the roads leading to the U.S. Embassy in Awkar because of a nearby rally that was held in celebration of the American withdrawal from Iraq, reported Voice of Lebanon radio.

A statement from the demonstrators praised “the Iraqi people and their resistance that contributed to the country’s liberation.”

“The withdrawal is a victory for the people’s perseverance and a political and national response to all who thought that the occupation and invasion would break the will of the mighty Iraqi people,” it stressed.

Free Lebanon radio also reported that a number of pro-Syrian regime youths gathered near the embassy amid a heavy security presence.

The 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq toppled the regime of Saddam Hussein, who was tried and executed in 2006, and a "surge" of 20,000 additional U.S. troops in 2007 helped to contain a rash of sectarian bloodletting verging on civil war.

The U.S. withdrawal earlier in December ended a war that left tens of thousands of Iraqis and nearly 4,500 American soldiers dead, many more wounded, and 1.75 million Iraqis displaced, after the invasion unleashed brutal sectarian killing.

Comments 5
Default-user-icon basra (Guest) 30 December 2011, 17:04

They came from Dahieh some holding pictures of Saddam Hussein making Muqtada al-Sadr's turban spin.

Default-user-icon clean_lebanon (Guest) 30 December 2011, 17:54

How come the scum of the Iranian/Syrian/Palestinian/Iraqi/etc people end up in Lebanon???

Missing roger@10452 31 December 2011, 09:29

what the hell is wrong with this picture....

The syrians are demonstrating in Lebanon.
The PLO are ALWAYS demonstrating in Lebanon.
The kurds were demonstrating before.
And now this crap!!!

is Lebanon some kind of an open field that everyone can take their turn and play their stupid games...

This is excatly what happens when the politicians sell their honor (assuming they had it to begin with) to the highest bidder...

What a disgrace....

Missing marie 31 December 2011, 12:09

ship these demonstrators to Syria and Iran now and send jabal ahbal on his way with them

Default-user-icon The Truth (Guest) 01 January 2012, 00:59

Funny, the 'resistance' that supposedly kicked the US out of Iraq spent more time killing other Iraqis than Americans and this is continuing now between the different militias there. How were they forced to leave when the US stayed for 8 years, brought down the Saddam government, destroyed the Baath party and ended the Al Qaeda in Iraq almost entirely and left peacefully and not under attack?