Ian Bach

Viewing conflicts through the eye of Counterinsurgency COIN – Since 2007

Culture of Iraq

Send our troops in Iraq soccer balls so they can make some new friends!

There is also a link below about Iran’s Culture I found very interesting and informative. I have always been a history and war buff, since the two seem to go hand in hand. One reason I write here about the culture and history is like one Arab Blog said “know your enemy” and also cited that other famous quote “keep your friends close and your enemies closer”. Only by doing these things can we progress against the terror propaganda? Also without this we are fighting blind and dumb.

The following is copy/pasted from wikipedia:

Archaeological losses

Many treasures of Mesopotamian archaeology were housed in the Baghdad Museum until 2003, when they were lost to looting and vandalism during the chaos that accompanied the 2003 invasion of Iraq by the United States and allies. The number and value of stolen items are disputed. A campaign was launched soon after the loss, with the help of the British Museum, to catalog and eventually recover looted works. Appeals by the museum resulted in some items being returned. Others clearly were stolen by criminal gangs with the intent of sale abroad.

Modern culture

In the most recent millennium, what is now Iraq has been made up of five cultural areas: Kurdish in the north centered on Arbil; Sunni Islamic Arabs in the center around Baghdad; Shi’a Islamic Arabs in the south centered on Basra; the Assyrians, who are a Christian people, living in various cities in the North; and the Marsh Arabs, a nomadic peoples, who live on the marshlands of the central river.

Markets, and debating the price of goods, are the common form of trade.


Like many other nations, slapping somebody with your shoe, even symbolically, is considered an insult. Although in Iraq this is more popular than anywhere else, particular in such incidents as the beating of Saddam Hussein‘s statue in “Firdus Square” after its toppling, with the help of U.S. troops. As in other Arab nations, the left hand is used for sanitary activities including the restroom, and the right hand is used for food and greeting; offering to shake with the left hand may be perceived as an insult, and eating with the left hand embarrassing.

Sports in Iraq

Main article: Sport in Iraq

The most popular sport in Iraq is soccer or football. The national football team reached the World Cup finals in 1986, but failed to progress out of the group stage. Recently they reached the finals of the Asian Games in 2006, defeating former World Cup semifinalists South Korea in 2006 and eventually losing to Qatar. Football is largely seen as a uniting factor in the country following years of war and unrest.This is also the most practiced sport in Iraq. Iraq also enjoys hockey and swimming plus a little golf

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About Ian Bach

Independent Online Terrorist Hunter I teach people how to hunt down and shut down the Bad guys web sites. I also teach about the various countries and cultures. Like most cases it is a small group of bsd eggs that in this case call themselves Muslims but in actual fact they are more like how KKK call themselves ",True Christisians". But in both cases / groups they preach a perverted and twisted view a religion. In the case of ISIS, all Qaeda, al Nusra, and the rest of the terrorists who claim to be true Muslims most of these groups follow the Wahhabi teachings. They are almost all Sunni and their goal is global domination. Yet they must be very bad at math and history. Since most Muslims prefer a separation of church and state and also mist are against Shari's Law. Esp the twisted and overly exaggerated form of Sharia Law that the Wahhabi and other bad guys use. I have studied terrorism, insurgencies, and the best tried and proven methods that work to fight terrorism. My Blogs have many links and articles that can show you who are the best and most knowledgeable people in the fields or counterinsurgency and counter terrorism. When I find great practitioner's I always listen to them to find out who they learned from and who they respect and admire. Thus I am always learning new stuff from the best and most successful in their fields of knoeledge. I strive to be an open and ethical source of information, I have met many awesome, kind, caring, and loving wonderful people many who I am close friends with now from Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Turkey, Iran, and many from S.E. Asia which also has a high percent of their populations that are Muslim.We must always strive to be aware people are not any one particular religion via that's what they chose to be, instead most people are a particular religion because that's what their parents and/or county is. I was raised Catholic but because I became Interested in magic ,(illusion - smoke n mirrors) and science which lead me to study many religions, and I would call myself an atheist. Yet sometimes when I lose my keys ZI find myself praying "Hail Marys" and a few "Our Fathers" which most always aides me in finding my keys. My belief is that if I just frantically look around for my krys, good luck it takes me for ever. But by saying these prayers it is like s sort of meditation and my mind becomes more calm, which is why it helps my find my keys.

One comment on “Culture of Iraq

  1. Ian Bach
    April 15, 2007

    Note: the above wikipedia is a bit out of date. It fails to speak about the youth culture of Iran and Iraq. Who are much more moderate and enjoy many freedoms. Also it lacks any real meat and content.


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