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Abdul Karim Qassem’s July 14th Revolution 58 Years On: An Organic Model To Topple US-Zionist-Backed Tyranny

by Jonathan Azaziah

In the last 100 years, we Iraqis have not had a plethora of victories to revel in, instead drinking our tears as if they were water from the Tigris and eating our agony like it was the most remarkable Masgouf. But the July 14th, 1958 Revolution, which toppled the US-British-‘Israeli’-backed monarchy and restored dignity to our land and people (albeit for a short period of a little less than 5 years), was the one true bright spot in a dark modern history of misery, tragedy, heartbreak and genocide. Brigadier General Abdul Karim Qassem–a living embodiment of Iraqi unity who was born to Sunni Arab father and a Shi’a Kurdish mother in Baghdad and who fought to make Iraq an independent regional power until his dying day–led the revolutionary coup against King Faisal II, Prince Abdullah and Prime Minister Nuri Said on this day 58 years ago, deposing a brutal, collaborationist, debauched dictatorship that ruled over us since August 1921. Continue reading Abdul Karim Qassem’s July 14th Revolution 58 Years On: An Organic Model To Topple US-Zionist-Backed Tyranny