Army kills 6 as Iraq demos call for PM to quit
January 25, 2013 By Azhar Shallal
A protester throws rocks and shouts slogans in front of a burning vehicle, destroyed by protesters, during clashes with security forces in Falluja, 50 km west of Baghdad, January 25, 2013. REUTERS/Mohanned Faisal
FALLUJAH, Iraq: Six demonstrators were killed and 35 wounded when soldiers opened fire west of Baghdad as tens of thousands rallied in Sunni-majority areas calling for Iraq's Shiite leader to quit on Friday.
The deaths were the first at the hands of the security forces since massive protests began in mainly Sunni Arab areas of Iraq more than a month ago, railing against alleged targeting of their minority community by the Shiite-led authorities.
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Will these killings of protesters by the Iraqi army finally light the fires of the fourth judgment? Will the cities of the land of the Chaldeans now burn? Will the "high gates" -- a biblical euphemism for the 'city centers' -- now erupt in flames? Is Jeremiah's prophecy of doom on Babylon happening in our time?
Labels: Judgment 4 - Burning