neurotic Iraqi wife
November 17, 2007
Small Tiny Seeds of Hope...
Going back to the political situation here, I have been reading on many news media sites reports siting that the situation in Baghdad has improved tremendously. Ofcourse benchmark used is the number of deaths and suicide car incidents. I immediately turned around to a colleague of mine and asked him “Is it true M that the situation has improved and life is going back to normal?”. He pondered for awhile before answering then said, well it depends what you mean when you say “normal”. I said well, Im reading that shops are opening late, people are staying later than usual, there is life basically. M smiled, then said, well, yes its abit more quieter than before, but that doesn’t mean situation is good. Then he said, you have to know one thing, there was never a time when Iraqis ever stopped going out. Yes shops closed down, but people still continued with their lives.
In my opinion the decrease in “bad” activities is a combination of many factors. Unlike the media and the Iraqi government’s claims, that the situation improved due solely to the troop surge and the combined Iraqi and American forces efforts. I believe this improvement is due to Muqtada’s orders to freeze activities for 6 months. That’s what the real factor is. Come the end of the period and everything will go back to the “norm” of suicide attacks and mortars. So you can deduce an important conclusion: Majority of the chaos that caused hundreds of thousands of Iraqis getting killed is mainly (and I say mainly not solely) due to the barbaric nature of the Mahdi Militia. The Mahdi militia and Al Qaida. But the real threat actually comes from the countries that are funding those criminals. Iran, Syria and Saudi Arabia! They are the main culprits in this dirty political game.
Another thing that boggles my mind are the false claims of the Govt that all those Iraqis that left Iraq in the past to neighbouring countries are coming back because the security has improved. WHAT BS! Those unfortunate Iraqis are being forced to return to Iraq because their goddamned government cannot help them financially. They ran out of money, they cannot work, and the so called caring and ambivalent neighbouring countries are not even extending their visas so they can stay. So where else can these Iraqis go??? What can they do? No body wants them. Theyre Iraqi so Theyre not welcomed. Theyre Iraqi so they have to be humiliated and turned away. Theyre Iraqi, They are doomed. Its like a banner stuck on the forehead stating “Im Iraqi, Humiliate me”. Yup…And if you don’t believe me, ask all the other Iraqi bloggers and they can tell you this is the truth.
No Mr Maliki, the Iraqis are not returning because its “safe”, they are returning because they have no choice but to endure the hell that’s awaiting them back “home”. I think theyd rather endure the hell in their own country than the degradation of strangers who mock and disgrace them. That’s the REAL reason theyre coming back Mr Maliki. Ughhhhh
In the past two or three days huge explosions rattled our office buildings. None were actually inside the GZ but extremely close. M said, here we go again. Yes here we go again. The long silence is definitely the calm before the storm. Its funny, funny is not the right word to use, but its strange how every single time the damn government issues a statement about the situation getting better, I say to myself, uhoh, I wonder whats gonna happen tomorrow, and surprise surprise all hell breaks loose and the bombing saga restarts. I think they should just shut their filthy mouths and continue to do what theyre best at NOTHING! Im really sick and tired of them. They are corrupt and useless.
Just the other day I was watching a program on one of the Iraqi channels, about a certain neighbourhood. Apparently, many of the young men decided they had enough of Al Qaida’s antics, and so they formed a semi army. An ex Col from the Baath era started training them so they can start protecting their area. They have no arms, they have no weapons. They are simply volunteers who gave up on the government and started doing things on their own. All the people in that neighbourhood were admitting how the situation improved and how these young men make them proud. A few weeks later, an official letter from Maliki’s office was sent to the ex Col ordering him to halt all operations. WHY? Why halt operations when things were going well? What is wrong with these people?
So now you see where my frustrations are coming from? I have given up on this ludicrous government, but thankfully I haven’t given up on Iraq or Iraqis yet. I know they will make it, maybe not soon enough, but they will. If Muqtada and Al Hakeem's militias get obliterated somehow, Al Qaeda disappears from the face of the earth, and the Awakening Tribes unite then all will not be lost. Maybe just maybe theres a slight light fighting its way to shine through the dark damp tunnel. Im still pessimistic, but its good to have a teeny weeny bit of faith. Faith in the Iraqi people. The good Iraqi people. I can already see the small tiny seeds being planted. Small Tiny Seeds of Hope…