Zayed of Healing Iraq, an Iraq blogger, writes about a protest in Nassiriyah that likely won’t be seen on CNN or al-Jazeera:
Huge anti-terrorism demonstrations were held in Nassiriyah yesterday by students association condemning the attacks on the Italian force carrying signs such as ‘No to terrorism. Yes to freedom and peace’, and ‘This cowardly act will unify us’. I have to add that there were similar demonstrations in Baghdad more than a week ago also by students against the bombings of police stations early this Ramadan. I hope the demonstrations advocates that bugged me are satisfied now. There are also preparations for anti-terror demonstrations before Id (end of Ramadan holidays).
It’s probably understandable that those who lived most of their lives under the shadow of unspeakable tyranny seem to have a greater appreciation of freedom that those European nations who spent the last half century enjoying the protection of NATO and the benefits of tens of thousands of American lives.