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shironinja
29th April 04, 03:05 PM
So... some of you have probably heard Iraq has been "given" a new flag. As it turns out the Iraqi people don't like it, think it looks a bit like the Israeli flag, and simply don't want a new flag right about now.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/middle_east/3670001.stm

So... my question for you is thus:

What do you think a flag designed by Iraqis for the USA would look like?

Shuma-Gorath
29th April 04, 05:25 PM
If Saddam changed the flag then they should change it back, but otherwise that's just asking for trouble.

shironinja
29th April 04, 05:34 PM
Saddam added the words "Allahu Akbar" (Allah is Great) to the flag in 1991 during the Gulf War -- that's the only change he made.

The older flag was adopted in July 1963, after the Qassim regime was overthrown. The green stars were originally placed there for the proposed Union with Egypt and Syria (United Arab Republic) who both had a flag with two stars in the middle at the time. They would have changed to three if the Union had not fallen apart.

source (and more!): http://iraq.asinah.net/en/wikipedia/f/fl/flag_of_iraq.html

Ka-Bar
30th April 04, 04:54 AM
Iraqis disliking something the US crams down their throats? There's a shocker.

PizDoff
30th April 04, 12:17 PM
(Thanks to Rising Phoenix for the email fwd!)

Zeddy
30th April 04, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by PizDoff
(Thanks to Rising Phoenix for the email fwd!)

Lol omg this is priceless.

Seriously though, I can't imagine why the Iraqi people should just accept it like that. Whatever happened to "for the people"?

patfromlogan
3rd May 04, 10:53 AM
http://artistsnorth.com/guntzviller/betrayed.jpg

WingChun Lawyer
3rd May 04, 01:07 PM
Piz Doff, both I and my father would like to thank you profusely for a very good laugh.

PizDoff
4th May 04, 11:51 AM
I'll pass it on to Rising Phoenix.

:D

Freddy
4th May 04, 05:54 PM
Originally posted by WingChun Lawyer
Piz Doff, both I and my father would like to thank you profusely for a very good laugh.

PizDoff I think WingChun Lawyer and his dad wants to adopt you now!


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