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Old 04-27-2004, 03:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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What's wrong with Iraq's new flag?

Where is the green?

You know, the favourite colour of the Majority Shia population?



Seems more than a little odd that there's no green there, but the yellow is supposed to represent, 'our friends', the Kurds...

*sniffs the air*
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Old 04-27-2004, 04:06 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I dunno man, I'll have to google the flag and see what each components really means for the new Iraq...
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Old 04-27-2004, 04:08 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Quick result, I found this on a news forum...

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The new flag is white, with two parallel blue strips across the bottom representing the rivers and a yellow stripe between them representing Iraq's Kurdish minority. Above the stripes is a blue crescent representing Islam.
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Old 04-27-2004, 04:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I think Israel when I see that flag, not Iraq.
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Old 04-27-2004, 04:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I used to draw better stuff then that in MS Paint. Does that mean I can go into business as a flag designer?
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Old 04-27-2004, 04:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yeah, that looks pretty darn ugly.
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Old 04-27-2004, 04:31 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I still think my face should be on it...
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Old 04-27-2004, 04:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Well, it was actually on the news here.

Yes, its a pretty slow day in the U of K.
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:02 PM   #9 (permalink)
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most flags are simple... its not my flag so i couldnt care less if it had a pictue of bush giving it to saddam... actually thats not true// id like to see that as the new flag
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Old 04-27-2004, 05:04 PM   #10 (permalink)
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should've started a thread with suggestions for iraq's new flag...
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:07 PM   #11 (permalink)
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most flags are simple... its not my flag so i couldnt care less if it had a pictue of bush giving it to saddam... actually thats not true// id like to see that as the new flag
How do you say "Who's your Daddy!" in Arabic...
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:31 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I thought this was Iraq's new flag.
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:48 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 04-27-2004, 06:56 PM   #14 (permalink)
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its too bad that they are doing away with the old flag - does anyone know if it was the decision of the iraqi people to change it, or what?

i can't see a reason for changing the flag - i'm sure it was around before sadam came into power (not sure, but i could easily be proved wrong). a country's visible identity shouldn't change with changing regimes/leaders.

i think i'm angry about this now.
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Old 04-27-2004, 09:34 PM   #15 (permalink)
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What's wrong with it? It's going to change as soon as we pull out... I think OK has something going up there.
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Old 04-27-2004, 10:15 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Why would Iraq want to change its flag? The old one was fine
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Old 04-27-2004, 10:38 PM   #17 (permalink)
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its too bad that they are doing away with the old flag - does anyone know if it was the decision of the iraqi people to change it, or what?
The "governing council" changed it.

I thought the old one was fine, it also had "Allah is Great" on it.

Go go colonisation.
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Old 04-28-2004, 08:07 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I think it's clearly because of it's similarity to the Israeli flag.
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Old 04-28-2004, 08:07 PM   #19 (permalink)
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The "governing council" changed it.

I thought the old one was fine, it also had "Allah is Great" on it.

Go go colonisation.

I thought it used to say "God is great" I could be wrong.

Some more information on Iraq's old flag prior to the Gulf war.
http://flagspot.net/flags/iq.html

If you want to find out your country's flag information
http://flagspot.net/flags/
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Old 04-29-2004, 12:50 AM   #20 (permalink)
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if the new flag has a crescent moon on it, I don't see what the problem is with having "god is great" on the flag (which is one of the most common lines in islam anyways)
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:51 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Why can't they design their own flag? Why must other countries design their flag for them? I thought the US wanted to give Iraq back to their people?
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:07 AM   #22 (permalink)
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Why can't they design their own flag? Why must other countries design their flag for them? I thought the US wanted to give Iraq back to their people?
It was designed by their people. It was designed by the US-backed Iraq government...

Although, you could say that there were some "influence"
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:13 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Looks fine to me. Whatever they want.
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:21 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Can't say I agree with the need to change it per se but symbolically a new flag for a new beginning.

I am surprised at the lack of green. Especially when the Kurds are on the flag.
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:49 AM   #25 (permalink)
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The two purple lines supposedly not only represent the Tigres and Euphrates rivers, but also the Shi'ite and majority Sunni muslims, with, as already mentioned, the yellow representing the Kurds.

And there is no difference between "God is great" and "Alllah is great." Supposedly, we worship the same God - although everyone seems to think that everyone else does it incorrectly.
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Old 04-29-2004, 07:38 AM   #26 (permalink)
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most flags are simple... its not my flag so i couldnt care less if it had a pictue of bush giving it to saddam... actually thats not true// id like to see that as the new flag
I'd like a new flag with a picture of Bush snapping Saddams ass with the old flag.
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Old 04-29-2004, 11:29 AM   #27 (permalink)
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"Allahu Akbar!" or "God is Great" was added to the Iraqi flag fairly recently to try to generate Muslim support for his government.

I personally think that if they want to redesign their flag, that's their business.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:14 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I think Israel when I see that flag, not Iraq.
Same thing here; it's eerie in a way...I think its the shade of blue.
Seriously, Iraq did not need a new flag - this is a bit too much.
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Old 04-29-2004, 04:36 PM   #29 (permalink)
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The interim government should not be wasting time with flags.
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Old 04-29-2004, 05:27 PM   #30 (permalink)
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The interim government should not be wasting time with flags.
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