CPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 6392 posts, RR: 3 Posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2381 times:
Okay, so basically, they did a half-ass job on designing a new flag for Iraq, and after just 3 hours, the Iraqis already hate it.
For one, they removed the colours that just about every other Arab state is using. Then, there's the removal of the text "God is great" or something to that effect. And finally, there's the obvious resemblance to the colours in the Israeli flag. Not to mention, why do they even need a new flag? The old one wasn't Saddams invention (only the "God is great" bit), so I don't see the point.
LoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4028 posts, RR: 31
Reply 11, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2205 times:
The woman living in Iraq who has the Baghdad Burning Blog mentioned the flag and her thoughts about it in her April 26 entry:
I also heard today that the Puppets are changing the flag. It looks nothing like the old one and at first I was angry and upset, but then I realized that it wouldn't make a difference. The Puppets are illegitimate, hence their constitution is null and void and their flag is theirs alone. It is as representative of Iraq as they are- it might as well have "Made in America" stitched along the inside seam. It can be their flag and every time we see it, we'll see Chalabi et al. against its pale white background.
My email buddy and fellow Iraqi S.A. in America said it best in her email, "I am sure we are all terribly excited about the extreme significance of the adoption by the completely illegitimate Iraq Puppet Council of a new national piece of garishly colored cloth. Of course the design of the new national rag was approved by the always tastefully dressed self-declared counter terrorism expert viceroy of Iraq, Paul Bremer, who is well known for wearing expensive hand-stitched combat boots with thousand dollar custom tailored suits and silk designer ties.
The next big piece of news will be the new pledge of allegiance to said national rag, and the empire for which it stands. The American author of said pledge has yet to be announced."
QR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2178 times:
The Iraqi flag's colours of red, white and black represent the flag of the Prophet Mohammed, which he used to take with him to war. The flag's colours are used by a lot of the Arab nations. I don't see how this flag is related to Saddam in any way, and I think that this is a very bad move.
Krushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 2165 times:
The first thing that comes to my mind is a Valencian phrase : Xe, quina cosa mes lletja!! . (O what an awful thing)
Then I feel this is the nonsense of many political regime changes : change city names, street names, the national flag. What is next, changing the name of the country? Will it be called "Mesopotamia"? Or why not "Kursushi" (from Kurds, Sunnites & Shiites)? Or reinstate the Bagdad Caliphate?
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14710 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2116 times:
The German flag (Black, Red, Gold) has always been the flag of the democratic movement in Germany and as Aloges said, dates back to the time before the failed revolution of 1848 (long before the unification of the German kingdoms and duchies in 1871).
Whenever Germany was a dictatorship or a monarchy, the flag was Black, white and red, in variousd combinations. Actualy the Nazi flag was the flag of the Nazi party, they made it the national flag after they gained power in 1933 and superseeded the Black, red, gold of the Weimar Republic.
After the Nazis got disposed of, the republican flag was used again.
Airmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 390 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2115 times:
OH PLEASE!!!, and what can we foreigners do to help? before posting stupid comments like yours Backfire pause to think, we are discussing an issue and posting are opinions and views on the subject matter, its a fucking cheap flag to me, you on the other hand may love it, both of us are free to post our thoughts here, other than that neither of us can do anything about it, quite obviously America is out to completely re-do the middle east to make it Israel friendly, and guess what ..... its Backfiring.