I was going to slap him but luckily I controlled myself; I raised my hand and put it just in front of my chest showing “stop” and all what I said “ Well; I think we would disagree at this point”.
He is a young Iraqi doctor about 4 years older than me; the guy tried to give me a lecture about the best place in the world for a career and of course this place; according to his philosophy, was the U.S.A!!!
He went on saying:
“You’re quite mistaken by wasting your time here, if I was in your shoes, I would never miss such opportunity; in America you can find all the real since, the good life, the civilisation and the really nice and civilised people”.
I was boiling from inside and I just wanted to leave him rather than being in a fight while I was preparing for my exam.
However, I could never cope with his words; they’re like thunder in my ears.
Civilised!! Civilisation!! ......
I ‘m just unable to find any link between America and the civilisation; I looked back and tried to find anything in the history which can help me, yet, I failed.
All what I could find was murdering thousands and thousands, an inhuman attitude and very boring and repeated lies which are unable to convince even a little child.
I just looked at my country which has been invaded for about 4& half years now; have we got any progress? The UN admitted that Iraq was better before the invasion, the Iraqi government is the “most corrupted” one in the area, illiteracy level rose, and health services are deteriorating, the unemployment is escalating, and 1 out of every ten Iraqis (at least) has been deported from their houses.
Of course we have to mention the number of those who were killed and the escalating number of prisoners.
These are the achievements of the “most civilised” empire in my country. So, I have to be grateful and praise America whenever I speak as they liberated us from the dictatorship and gave us such a great life, shouldn’t I?
It’s easy to blame the terrorists, baathists, sadamists, takfiris, jihadists or whoever of all those problems; this could be understandable if those problems are limited to 4 or five Iraqi cities where Al-Qaida or other groups of insurgents are active, but how about Basra and why is it unstable?
What about Nasirriya and Misan, how is life in Kut, is anyone concerned about Beled? People are still being kept inside and living a terrible life with horror everyday; did the invaders try to help them by any means?
If all these problems are because of the insurgents or the terrorists, so what are the 140,000 American solders plus all the members of the security companies doing there?
For the last 4& half years everything kept deteriorating, fuel supplements shrank while we should be one of the richest countries with oil!!
Do I have to remind everyone what the media kept telling people about how Iraq will be after getting rid of Saddam?
“Bush” promised to make it the oasis of democracy in the Middle East; I can tell how democratic it has been now!!
This subject is just quite long as the achievements of our “liberators “are quite a lot! And the proofs of, how civilised and nice they are, are uncountable.
I need to start with that guy himself ; he doesn’t dare to do the American exam for working as a doctor as America doesn’t give the visa to Iraqis easily,( you know Iraqis might be contaminated, they’re always terrorists until proved otherwise).
He has to pass the exams with higher scores than the others and then he needs to provide a bank statement with 25,000$ to make them think about allowing him to get inside America; I heard about someone who did all these things and still they didn’t give him the visa!!
So, we have to accept around 400,000 American mercenaries in Iraq but America has to be so selective in allowing any Iraqi to visit it.
Here I’ve got the right to ask; if Iraq is invaded by America, and obviously the situation is just getting worse; why doesn’t America give the right of emigration or seeking asylum for Iraqis?
Why should Syria, which is being accused as a major source of terrorism, accept around 2 million Iraqis on its land while it’s a poor country, shouldn’t they be in America getting the luxury they were promised to have?
Or it’s just that America is clean and not ready to be contaminated by Iraqis!
Should I give a blind eye to all what America did in Iraq and consider it not more than mistakes which we have to forgive?
Killing more than 400 in Al-Amiriya shelter was a mistake, killing more than 500,000 of Iraqi children& leaving Iraqis suffering for 12 years was something not right but it was because of Saddam’s attitude, murdering the artist Layla Al-Attar was by accident and anyway she was Saddamist so we should not care, raping and torturing the prisoners in Abu-Ghraib was something horrible but it was done by few solders.
What happened in Haditha was a sin, leaving the looters steal everything in Baghdad and burning it was a strategic mistake.
What Black water did was by mistake and they’re going to be sued, aren’t they?
Killing civilians and leaving weapons with them was something said by psychotic people, so we should not believe it!!
For God’s sake who should I believe and why? Should I believe Bush when he keeps lying every time he gives his boring speech, Where is the oasis of democracy?
I admit that we have a demographic or sectarian issue in Iraq; however, have we had such violence before?
It’s a fact that Al-Qaida as well as many other insurgents and militias are working in Iraq and killing innocents, yet, have we got numbers of who were killed and by whom?
Dar-Al-Slam cemetery claims that it had received 40,000 corpses of anonymous people!!
If they’re anonymous, why were they sent to Najaf, unless they were killed in areas around it, areas where takfiris are not strong!!
Let’s put all these things a side and come to the new Congress law of dividing Iraq; I’m not here to condemn or to refuse this decision, this is not the case.
The main concept is; who gave the Congress members the right to discuss our future and the future of our country like we’re their slaves.
Who gave them the right to suggest dividing a land they claimed that they’re doing a mission in it and will be leaving soon.
I wonder if the American government will apologize for such stupid attitude of its Congress.
Those people believe that they’re masters and they’re teaching us something, and whenever we disagree with that we’re just in denial!
This what I have got as a comment
“This kind of thinking helps Iraqis cope with the madness, I think. It helps them focus their rage on an enemy they have hated all their lives: the US and UK.”
Will the American government apologize for such stupid attitude of its Congress?
All what I can get from all the above that we’ve got nothing but lies and terror, whenever an American got killed it’s a crime but whenever an American kills; it’s a mistake.
I don’t think we have to accept more mistakes, more ignorance and stupidity, it’s the time now for Iraqis to get united and choose one enemy; let’s fight them rather than fighting each other, let’s not fall in the same trap again and allow them to attack Iran, let then taste the same poison them gave us for a long time.
They will never understand our words, they just understand when they guns talk.
Note: please don’t hesitate to accuse me of being Baathis, selefist, takfiri, sadamist, terrorist, jihadist or whatever........I don’t care