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Christians in Iraq

#1almasbabyPosted 3/19/2013 1:30:44 PM
When Saddam Hussein was in power Christians were free to worship. There were an estimated 2 million of them. Now, that number has fallen to between 200,000 and 500,000 because most Christians have fled the country in fear for their lives. Muslim insurgents see them as collaborators with Americans and target them for assassination. Christians hope the day will come again when they're safe to worship freely, but it doesn't look like that day is coming anytime soon.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/19/17357746-people-turned-on-christians-persecuted-iraqi-minority-reflects-on-life-after-saddam?lite
#2Moorish_IdolPosted 3/19/2013 1:35:50 PM
Yet another reason the Iraq invasion was a complete failure.
#3Polish_CrusaderPosted 3/19/2013 1:51:25 PM
Either way its a win-win situation for christians.

If they die for their belief in christ they will get even greater reward in heaven.
If they stay in iraq or flee someplace else, they will be able to spread the good news wherever they are. God did the same thing when alexander took over all the known world and made the israelites spread out.

As a christian, i am not worried about this fact of this article at all. It happens all over the world. God spreads us out for his will. Just like he spread me down to the great state of texas.
#4FingerpuppetPosted 3/19/2013 4:11:27 PM
Moorish_Idol posted...
Yet another reason the Iraq invasion was a complete failure.


You have no idea what you're talking about. Here's one reason why you're wrong: http://imgur.com/a/can2c
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#5Moorish_IdolPosted 3/19/2013 4:35:19 PM(edited)
Fingerpuppet posted...
Moorish_Idol posted...
Yet another reason the Iraq invasion was a complete failure.


You have no idea what you're talking about. Here's one reason why you're wrong: http://imgur.com/a/can2c

Okay, I admit the word "complete" was too much. The invaders did help to improve infrastructure.

But I still feel it weighs more heavily towards failure than success. The American economy tanked largely because of the war. America is not safer. Iraq is not safer (and if the above article is true, it may in fact be less safe). More than 100,000 civilians have been killed. And what was supposed to be a quick invasion ended up lasting almost a decade (or a decade if you count the Afghanistan invasion). And since then, the insurgent forces have killed thousands more.

So, complete failure: no. Success: hardly.
#6GBALoserPosted 3/19/2013 4:40:35 PM
The American economy tanked largely because of the war.


Actually our economy tanked largely because bankers decided to give home loans to people who didn't make near enough money to pay for the mortgage payments, and then tried to cover up their losses with more loans.
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#7bsballa09Posted 3/19/2013 4:56:15 PM
almasbaby posted...
When Saddam Hussein was in power Christians were free to worship. There were an estimated 2 million of them. Now, that number has fallen to between 200,000 and 500,000 because most Christians have fled the country in fear for their lives. Muslim insurgents see them as collaborators with Americans and target them for assassination. Christians hope the day will come again when they're safe to worship freely, but it doesn't look like that day is coming anytime soon.

http://worldnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/19/17357746-people-turned-on-christians-persecuted-iraqi-minority-reflects-on-life-after-saddam?lite


Those Kurds agree it was a great place to live under Saddam.
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#8FingerpuppetPosted 3/20/2013 7:34:17 AM(edited)
Moorish_Idol posted...
Fingerpuppet posted...
Moorish_Idol posted...
Yet another reason the Iraq invasion was a complete failure.


You have no idea what you're talking about. Here's one reason why you're wrong: http://imgur.com/a/can2c

Okay, I admit the word "complete" was too much. The invaders did help to improve infrastructure.

But I still feel it weighs more heavily towards failure than success. The American economy tanked largely because of the war. America is not safer. Iraq is not safer (and if the above article is true, it may in fact be less safe). More than 100,000 civilians have been killed. And what was supposed to be a quick invasion ended up lasting almost a decade (or a decade if you count the Afghanistan invasion). And since then, the insurgent forces have killed thousands more.

So, complete failure: no. Success: hardly.


https://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=d5bncppjof8f9_&met_y=ny_gdp_mktp_cd&idim=country:IRQ&dl=en&hl=en&q=iraqi%20gdp#!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=ny_gdp_mktp_cd&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=region&idim=country:IRQ:AFG&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false

Do you see what I see?
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#9almasbaby(Topic Creator)Posted 3/20/2013 10:36:06 AM
Fingerpuppet posted...
Moorish_Idol posted...
Fingerpuppet posted...
Moorish_Idol posted...
Yet another reason the Iraq invasion was a complete failure.


You have no idea what you're talking about. Here's one reason why you're wrong: http://imgur.com/a/can2c

Okay, I admit the word "complete" was too much. The invaders did help to improve infrastructure.

But I still feel it weighs more heavily towards failure than success. The American economy tanked largely because of the war. America is not safer. Iraq is not safer (and if the above article is true, it may in fact be less safe). More than 100,000 civilians have been killed. And what was supposed to be a quick invasion ended up lasting almost a decade (or a decade if you count the Afghanistan invasion). And since then, the insurgent forces have killed thousands more.

So, complete failure: no. Success: hardly.


https://www.google.com/publicdata/explore?ds=d5bncppjof8f9_&met_y=ny_gdp_mktp_cd&idim=country:IRQ&dl=en&hl=en&q=iraqi%20gdp#!ctype=l&strail=false&bcs=d&nselm=h&met_y=ny_gdp_mktp_cd&scale_y=lin&ind_y=false&rdim=region&idim=country:IRQ:AFG&ifdim=region&hl=en_US&dl=en&ind=false

Do you see what I see?


The World Bank is notorious for throwing third world countries into debt that they'll never be free from. They're loan sharks, not a charity. You'd think with that 120 billion dollars they'd be able to keep the lights on, yet Iraqis are lucky if they get electricity for 10 hours out of the day.
#10FingerpuppetPosted 3/20/2013 2:22:54 PM
...so you didn't see the GDP increase after the US took out Saddam and the Taliban?
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