Iraqi males' wrath on compulsory military law starts
7:03 PM Baghdad/ Iraq TradeLink:
In less than 24 hours of announcing the draft law of the Iraqi compulsory military enlistment law, the social networks, mostly Face book, began reflecting diversified views on the law.
Most of the views were characterized with anger with sarcastic terminologies.
[rtl]Iraqi defence ministry announced the draft law; attributing the new military enlistment law is done for "confronting terrorists' attacks.[/rtl]
[rtl]It expected that anti-law voices may emerge, but regarded the law as an instrument for national equilibrium devoid of sectarianism.[/rtl]
[rtl]Some social activists described the law as "the law of dictatorships"; while others expected that Premier Ibadi's government will "not endorse the law" due to current political and security conditions, as well as the prevalence of corruption.[/rtl]
[rtl]"The law is a governmental attempt to get more money to cover its financial crisis through endorsing the payments vis-à-vis the service, which will put the poor people as the future victims of the law", some others wrote.[/rtl]
[rtl]Some others expressed readiness to volunteer for expelling terrorism, pointing that "if they do not enlist, shall we bring men from other countries".[/rtl]
[rtl]The history of the Iraqi army is dated to 1921, where the first units were formed during the British Mandate, which was followed in 1931 the formation of the Iraqi air force and the naval force in 1937.[/rtl]
[rtl]After the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, the civil US administrator Paul Bremer dismantled the Iraqi army, but it was re-formed, but the compulsory enlistment was abrogated.[/rtl]
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