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New Iraqi Flag - A Wide Miss  
User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5990 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1896 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.

Why?

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.

More at the Moonie Times (aka WP): http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A43438-2004Apr26.html (use Bugmenot.com if you don't have an account)
And more at Al-Jazeera: http://english.aljazeera.net/NR/exeres/94E338BA-2CAF-4267-A9FC-5C425A108CE1.htm

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User currently offlineDFWLandingPath From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 211 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1883 times:

Looks like they had a competition among kindergardeners and this one made the least mess and used the most fingerpaint. It looks so odd. I agree... what was wrong with the old flag?

Cheers,
DFWLandingPath


User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1874 times:

The old one was the result of their sister party flag in Syria, 2 stars instead of
3. Hard to break the spell the Baath party has thrown on Iraq, at least they
try...



User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6431 posts, RR: 54
Reply 3, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 1855 times:

Well, probably nothing very special, but what flag is very special?

Also the nazi German flag was forgotten and changed into a color variation of a Dutch, Russian or Hungarian flag.

Obviously the Iraqi Governing Council thought that it was their job. And they included some Kurdish as well as Arabian features. Good idea.

One could think that they might have waited until after 1st July. But well, it's their choice, not ours.




Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8705 posts, RR: 43
Reply 4, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1850 times:

They couldn't have come up with something more ridiculous, could they? How's that going to represent Islam, which almost all flags of Arab countries do in some way, with full popular support?



"Also the nazi German flag was forgotten and changed into a color variation of a Dutch, Russian or Hungarian flag."

Sorry? I'm afraid I don't get you?  Confused

The German flag (black-red-gold) is in fact older than anything "Nazi", goes back to about the German revolution of 1848 and probably earlier; I don't remember that well at the moment.

[Edited 2004-04-27 01:45:26]


Walk together, talk together all ye peoples of the earth. Then, and only then, shall ye have peace.
User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1827 times:

On a more serious note, here´s the history of Iraq´s flags,
http://flagspot.net/flags/iq-index.html


User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1819 times:

Looks like the Vikings just gained a legion of fans.

http://www.fansedge.com/Images/Product/31-32/31-32571-f.jpg


User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1814 times:

I like the flag, it is really nice.

User currently offlineDavid b. From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3148 posts, RR: 5
Reply 8, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1813 times:

That flag does not deserve to be well hung.


Teenage-know-it-alls should be shot on sight
User currently offlineWellHung From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1811 times:

*rimshot*

User currently offlinePrebennorholm From Denmark, joined Mar 2000, 6431 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (10 years 4 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 1801 times:

Dear Aloges, yes, I know that the present German flag dates back to the creation of Germany in mid 19th century.

And I am glad that the nazi flag has been forgotten. I think that in your country it is strictly forbidden in any form.

I would even assume that it is totally absent in even German school books.

But I can tell you, it was present in my history books when I went to school.

(And btw, my flag fell down from heaven at noon on 15th June year 1219).



Always keep your number of landings equal to your number of take-offs, Preben Norholm
User currently offlineLoneStarMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 3813 posts, RR: 34
Reply 11, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 1720 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."

LoneStarMike

User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1693 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.

User currently offlineKrushny From Spain, joined Dec 2000, 776 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1680 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?



User currently offlineBackfire From Germany, joined Oct 2006, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1665 times:

Typical "the glass is half-empty" response.

Sounds to me like people have at least made a bit of an effort with the flag. But instead helpful suggestions and constructive comments, there comes the usual tiresome bitching.

Don't like it? Lift a finger and bloody well start helping. Like the Chinese say: "Criticism is easy. Art is difficult."


User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14003 posts, RR: 62
Reply 15, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1631 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.

Jan


User currently offlineAirmale From Botswana, joined Sep 2004, 377 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 4 months 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 1630 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.


.....up there with the best!
User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (10 years 4 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 1550 times:

The people of Iraq may not have electricity or running water...but they have a flag!!!

http://www.comedycentral.com/mp/play.php?reposid=/multimedia/tds/headlines/8133.html


User currently offlineQR332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1500 times:


Caption reads new Iraqi flag  Innocent (just some humour, does not necessarly reflect my views)



User currently offlineJutes85 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 4 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1488 times:

Iraq - The 51st state.

QR332, the flag looks more like the Israeli flag then that of the US, but the resembellance is close.


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1461 times:

Imagine if the new Iraqi flag looks exactly like Malaysia's (sort of a "muslim" US flag)
Strangely we never once colonized by the US (and not too crazy about them now either! Big grin)



User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29795 posts, RR: 58
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Right idea, leave the old system in the past.

But painfully bad execution.



OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.
User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1451 times:

Maybe a historical Iraqi flag would be more appropriate, as was done in Afghanistan.....






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