from Piazza Della Carina
Over forty days since outbreak of demonstrations in Iraq, people
continue to protest in the streets of the capital and southern cities
against corruption and poor services. Despite the news about winding
down of the protests, news still come out talking about civilian deaths.
The Iraqi security and military sources now blame a “third party”
responsible for killing of the protestors. Defense Minister Nejah
al-Shomari, for example, recently presented evidence suggesting that the
type of weapons by which people are killed are not used by the security
forces and police and that very likely a third force is targeting the
demonstrators. On November 15, while there were light demonstrations
with small number of people, a hand-made bomb exploded killing a
protestor and wounding 16 others.
Now the question is that who is directing such violent actions behind
the scenes? What are their goals? Since the beginning, some home and
foreign media in quite targeted propaganda tried to blame the Popular
Mobilization Forces (PMF), the voluntary force founded in 2014 to fight
ISIS terrorist group, for the actions. However, to make clarifications, a
multi-level analysis is necessary...
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