History UsefulNotes / Iraq

18th Jan '18 9:44:09 PM JackTheHammer
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* ''Series/SEALTeam's'' eleventh episode takes place during the battle of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qa%27im_(town) Al-Qaim]] in late 2017 as they try to recover the hard drive from a crashed Air Force drone that has been captured by ISIS fighters.

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* ''Series/SEALTeam's'' eleventh twelfth episode takes place during the battle of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qa%27im_(town) Al-Qaim]] in late 2017 as they try to recover the hard drive from a crashed Air Force drone that has been captured by ISIS fighters.
18th Jan '18 9:42:15 PM JackTheHammer
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* ''VideoGame/CommandAndConquerGenerals'': The opening mission for the USA takes place in Baghdad. In a clear reference to Operation Desert Storm, a battalion of American tanks with heavy air support blasts its way through a line of GLA tanks with no casualties.
* ''Series/SEALTeam's'' eleventh episode takes place during the battle of [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al-Qa%27im_(town) Al-Qaim]] in late 2017 as they try to recover the hard drive from a crashed Air Force drone that has been captured by ISIS fighters.
2nd Dec '17 1:35:37 PM Wariolander
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Iraq ('''Arabic:''' ''العراق‎ al-Irāq''), also known as the Republic of Iraq ('''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية العراق Jumhūriyyat al-Irāq''; '''Kurdish:''' ''كۆماری عێراق'') is a southwest Asian country bordering Usefulnotes/{{Iran}}, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan and Kuwait. Historically, the region has been known as Mesopotamia, and is the site of the world's oldest civilization, Sumer. Nowadays, the country is a constitutional electoral Islamic republic on its way to securing its territory.

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Iraq ('''Arabic:''' ''العراق‎ al-Irāq''), also known as the Republic of Iraq ('''Arabic:''' ''جمهورية العراق Jumhūriyyat al-Irāq''; '''Kurdish:''' ''كۆماری عێراق'') is a southwest Western Asian country bordering Usefulnotes/{{Iran}}, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Jordan and Kuwait. Historically, the region has been known as Mesopotamia, and is the site of the world's oldest civilization, Sumer. Nowadays, the country is a constitutional electoral Islamic republic on its way to securing its territory.
16th Sep '17 5:07:28 PM nombretomado
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* ''Series/GenerationKill'', which follows a group of [[YanksWithTanks US]] [[SemperFi Marines]] during the 2003 invasion and through daily life in post-Saddam Iraq.

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* ''Series/GenerationKill'', which follows a group of [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks US]] [[SemperFi Marines]] during the 2003 invasion and through daily life in post-Saddam Iraq.
25th Jun '17 1:11:34 PM nombretomado
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* ''GenerationKill'', which follows a group of [[YanksWithTanks US]] [[SemperFi Marines]] during the 2003 invasion and through daily life in post-Saddam Iraq.

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* ''GenerationKill'', ''Series/GenerationKill'', which follows a group of [[YanksWithTanks US]] [[SemperFi Marines]] during the 2003 invasion and through daily life in post-Saddam Iraq.
5th Mar '17 10:56:07 AM Morgenthaler
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Iraq has long been one of the centers of Arabic-language culture, and Arab identity is fairly heavily ingrained among the Arabic-speaking community (to the point where Iraq was the only country not to border Israel to participate in all three [[ArabIsraeliConflict Arab-Israeli Wars]] (1948, 1967, and 1973). The joke in Arab high culture is that [[UsefulNotes/ModernEgypt Egypt]] writes, UsefulNotes/{{Lebanon}} publishes, and Iraq reads. It ''is'' the centerpiece of the Main/ArabianNightsDays after all, and the capital Baghdad really was a city of wonder and secrets before it gained its current reputation as a [[Main/{{CrapsackWorld}} Crapsack City]] that eats explosives for breakfast.

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Iraq has long been one of the centers of Arabic-language culture, and Arab identity is fairly heavily ingrained among the Arabic-speaking community (to the point where Iraq was the only country not to border Israel to participate in all three [[ArabIsraeliConflict [[UsefulNotes/ArabIsraeliConflict Arab-Israeli Wars]] (1948, 1967, and 1973). The joke in Arab high culture is that [[UsefulNotes/ModernEgypt Egypt]] writes, UsefulNotes/{{Lebanon}} publishes, and Iraq reads. It ''is'' the centerpiece of the Main/ArabianNightsDays after all, and the capital Baghdad really was a city of wonder and secrets before it gained its current reputation as a [[Main/{{CrapsackWorld}} Crapsack City]] that eats explosives for breakfast.
28th Jan '17 12:02:14 PM LucaEarlgrey
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* ''VideoGame/{{Overwatch}}'' has the Oasis map, which is set in Iraq. While many works written during TheWarOnTerror depict Iraq as a war-torn zone, the game goes for the opposite, depicting it as an [[SceneryPorn architect's dream]] and a center of scientific advancement.
10th Jul '16 4:31:16 PM nombretomado
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* Oran, one of the heroes (well, {{Anti Hero}}es) of ''BrokenSaints'', hails from Baghdad. Interestingly enough, unlike most other instances, Oran was introduced well ''before'' the second Gulf War, and was actually written in response to the Western interference in the Middle-East during the 90s. And unlike with most other instances, it is his deep religiosity which causes him ''to have doubts'' about his [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters violent actions]].

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* Oran, one of the heroes (well, {{Anti Hero}}es) of ''BrokenSaints'', ''WebAnimation/BrokenSaints'', hails from Baghdad. Interestingly enough, unlike most other instances, Oran was introduced well ''before'' the second Gulf War, and was actually written in response to the Western interference in the Middle-East during the 90s. And unlike with most other instances, it is his deep religiosity which causes him ''to have doubts'' about his [[YourTerroristsAreOurFreedomFighters violent actions]].
7th Jun '16 7:06:28 PM Doug86
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* '''Kurds''': A significant but frequently-forgotten-to-be-mentioned-in-the-media ethnic group who speak an Indo-European language related to Persian. Though they adopted the same religion as the Arabs (i.e. Islam), they have a very different culture, including claiming Yazidis (a monotheistic Mesopotamian faith unrelated to the Abrahamic religions) as their cultural heritage and being more egalitarian. The Kurds not only lived in Iraq but also northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and northwestern Iran, which resulted when the Great Powers foolishly drew the borders for the former Ottoman Empire after Main/WorldWarI without considering the ethnic groups first; the Kurds felt cheated by this and have since started rebellions in the regions in an attempt to unite the "Kurdistan" or at least try to have an autonomy of their own. As you can see, Iraq is the only partial-success story for them by managing to recognize their autonomy and language. But Kurds aren't the only one who inhabit the "Kurdistan", because there's also:

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* '''Kurds''': A significant but frequently-forgotten-to-be-mentioned-in-the-media ethnic group who speak an Indo-European language related to Persian. Though they adopted the same religion as the Arabs (i.e. Islam), they have a very different culture, including claiming Yazidis (a monotheistic Mesopotamian faith unrelated to the Abrahamic religions) as their cultural heritage and being more egalitarian. The Kurds not only lived in Iraq but also northeastern Syria, southeastern Turkey, and northwestern Iran, which resulted when the Great Powers foolishly drew the borders for the former Ottoman Empire after Main/WorldWarI UsefulNotes/WorldWarI without considering the ethnic groups first; the Kurds felt cheated by this and have since started rebellions in the regions in an attempt to unite the "Kurdistan" or at least try to have an autonomy of their own. As you can see, Iraq is the only partial-success story for them by managing to recognize their autonomy and language. But Kurds aren't the only one who inhabit the "Kurdistan", because there's also:
18th Apr '16 8:17:06 PM DarthWalrus
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ttkb4eBow "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great").]]
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->The flag employs the red, white, black, and green Pan-Arab colors. At the center is [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m3ttkb4eBow "Allahu Akbar" ("God is Great").]]
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