The fight for freedom, Not In My Back Yard

The fight for freedom, Not In My Back Yard

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It’s fine invading:-

  • Iraq
  • Afghanistan

and funding insurgencies in:-

  • Libya
  • Syria
  • Egypt
  • Yemen
  • Tunisia
  • Algeria

And all the other countries on this list.

US funded insurgencies by country

List of US funded insurgencies

CountryDate startedStatus of protestsOutcomeDeath tollSituation
Tunisia18 December 2010Government overthrown on 14 January 2011Overthrow of Zine El Abidine Ben Ali; Ben Ali flees into exile in Saudi Arabia

338[124] Government overthrown
Algeria29 December 2010Ended in January 2012
  • Lifting of the 19-year-old state of emergency[125][126]
8[127] Major protests
Jordan14 January 2011Ended
  • On February 2011, King Abdullah II dismisses Prime Minister Rifai and his cabinet[128]
  • On October 2011, Abdullah dismisses Prime Minister Bakhit and his cabinet after complaints of slow progress on promised reforms[129]
  • On April 2012, as the protests continues, Al-Khasawneh resigned, and the King appoints Fayez al-Tarawneh as the new Prime Minister of Jordan[130]
  • On October 2012, King Abdullah dissolves the parliament for new early elections, and appoints Abdullah Ensour as the new Prime Minister of Jordan[131]
3[132] Protests and governmental changes
Oman17 January 2011Ended in May 20112–6[138][139][140] Protests and governmental changes
Egypt25 January 2011The governments overthrown on February 2011, the Egyptian Crisis followsOverthrow of Hosni Mubarak, who is later convicted of corruption and ordered to stand trial for ordering the killing of protesters.

Sinai insurgency
  • Egyptian Armed Forces launch anti-terror military operations in the Sinai.
  • Increase in violence and attacks by insurgents since the ouster of Morsi.[151]
846[152]Government overthrown
Yemen27 January 2011Government overthrown on February 2012. Yemeni Crisis follows.Overthrow of Ali Abdullah Saleh; Saleh granted immunity from prosecution.

10,000+[156]Government overthrown
Djibouti28 January 2011Ended in March 20112[157] Minor protests
Somalia28 January 2011Ended0Minor protests
Sudan30 January 201126 October 2013
  • President Bashir announces he will not seek another term in 2015[158]
  • President Bashir nevertheless chosen as Ruling Party candidate for 2015 election[159]
200+[160] Major protests
Iraq12 February 2011ended 23 December 2011, instability and eventually civil war follows
  • Prime Minister Maliki announces that he will not run for a 3rd term;[161]
  • Resignation of provincial governors and local authorities[162]
  • Two-third wage increase for Sahwa militia members
35 Protests
Bahrain14 February 201118 March 2011120[168] Sustained civil disorder and government changes
Libya17 February 2011Government overthrown on 23 August 2011, crisis followsOverthrow of Muammar Gaddafi; Gaddafi killed by rebel forces

40,000+[171]Government overthrown and civil war
Kuwait19 February 2011Ended in December 20120[174] Protests and governmental changes
Morocco20 February 2011Ended in March–April 20126[177] Protests and governmental changes
Mauritania25 February 2011Ended3[178] Minor protests
Lebanon27 February 2011Ended in December 20110 Protests and governmental changes
Saudi Arabia11 March 2011Ended24[184] Minor protests
Syria26 January 2011Civil uprising, which transformed into Syrian Civil War on July–August 2011
  • Release of some political prisoners[185][186]
  • Dismissal of Provincial Governors[187][188]
  • Resignation of the Government[189]
  • End of Emergency Law
  • Resignations from Parliament[190]
  • Large defections from the Syrian army and clashes between soldiers and defectors[191]
  • Formation of the Free Syrian Army and full-scale civil war
400,000+Civil war
Iran Iranian Khuzestan15 April 2011Ended on 18 April 201112 Major protests
Borders of Israel15 May 2011Ended on 5 June 2011
  • Arab demonstrations on the borders of Israel
35[192][193] Major protests
Palestinian Authority10 February 20115 October 2012
  • Then Palestinian prime minister Salam Fayyad states that he is “‘willing to resign”[194]
  • Fayyad resigns on 13 April 2013 but because of political differences between him and the Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas over the finance portfolio[195]
0 Minor protests
Total death toll and other consequences:tens of thousands killed (combined estimate of events)
  • 4 governments overthrown as part of the events
  • One civil disorder leading to governmental changes
  • Five protests leading to governmental changes
  • Five major protests
  • Five minor protests
  • 2 governments overthrown in the aftermath
  • Three civil wars in the aftermath (Syria, Iraq, Libya)

US funded Insurgencies

Causing a six year civil war, and hundreds and thousands of civilian casualties, all in the name of democracy and democratic values.

It’s what citizens deserve….

This is the democratic dream.

The Trump dream

Sure you can moan, but why not turn up to vote? Why did these candidates make it in? How?

Syrians are still dying. People are dying in all of these countries all in the name of the US funded democratic dream.

All right for Peter, bad for Paul

In Western countries, we comply with the democratic dream, when it suits us…. but secretly, as Tony Blair suggests ‘mobilizing and organise[sic]‘ against it, when the results don’t turn out as we wish.

Killing and maiming in the name of something you’re mobilizing and organising against?

….The death-knell has been sounded…

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