Democracy of Iraq..

Democracy is not a dress that you could buy for a night out, democracy is not a fixed procedure that we could apply everywhere through implementing the same methods; democracy must be designed by the people, based on their culture and believes, up to their needs and above all, does not contradict with their heritage, even when that heritage is/was based on dictatorship!

 

take for example our alleged elections, which was labeled with democracy yet implemented through sectarian channels, to those who doesn’t know Iraq, the people who won they only succeeded because:

  • they had their armed forces controlling certain areas, and the lives of the people living at those areas.
  • they were generously funded by lobbies from outside Iraq, each working for their own benefit i.e., Americans, Europeans, Saudis, Iranians, etc.
  • they were blessed by a recognized religious leader or they come originally from a well known family and sometimes it was both.
  • the Shia of Iraq –although they form the majority of population, have never had the chance to role and that was their chance to make a difference despite the unreadiness among them and the growing hatred towards the Iranians which reflected badly on their image.
  • Saddam, his followers and his sons has taught the Iraqis a 30 years lesson on “you are FREE to kill or get killed”!

 

after all that, and when we were expected to perform within democracy, to practice our role as good citizens by voting to the ones we trust with our future, we voted as Saddam taught us, we relayed our votes on how big and glimmering the family name is, our religious believes and loads of hopes that would never come true because those people were not meant to role a country as big and diverse as Iraq.

 

how would you expect me to follow a leader hence, prime minister who was elected because of his religious believes which completely contradicts with my religious believes if i am a Christina, Muslim Shia, Muslim Suni, etc. and he is not!!                                             

 

we need to prioritize, as what we need, even before democracy, is food, electricity, water and an army to secure our lives. educate the people on al later stage, teach them what freedom means and by doing so we will have a new generation capable of forming a democracy that would fulfill our needs whilst respecting our culture.                

 

and to those who are calling for the American troops to withdraw from Iraq now, may i ask you what would you expect to happened then? Iraq –unfortunately as we would picture it, is in the middle of a poker table, chips were divided between the main players, just imagine when one of those players withdraw, eventually someone is going to win those chips and consequently turn the table to the benefit of their lobby..

 

allow the Americans to undo the harm, allow them to rebuild the army they once destroyed when Rumsfeld made a tremendous mistake by turning over one million military personnel to unemployed people with their families starving to death. this is the only way the Americans could make a victory in Iraqi, and we need their help even if that means that we should help them because –for once, their victory is ours; an army that fears a God and loves Iraq. then they should leave and we shall continue

 

 

and to be continued

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the last king of Iraq!

 

After the fall of Baghdad, all types of speculations and theories were created to justify the fast and vast collapse of the Iraqi army but they ignored the historical facts behind the matter, consequently undertaken the wrong approach to analyze the issue!

was it the Shia who betrayed their own country? was it the Sunni? Saddam’s own family? who knows, I would say, it was all of them, but each party for their own reasons and none of it was for Iraq.

For several years, there was no democracy in Iraq, but a one-man-show and that man was a tyrant surrounded by a bunch of starving hypocrites who created a monster out of him.

The Iraqi people fought several wars, none of which they wanted to fight in the first place, and none of which ended with a victory whatsoever because in war, everyone loses something!

In the 70s, the Kurds wanted to have their independency; they wanted to have their own borders, government, army, language, etc. and on top of that, they were attacking the Iraqi army in the north of Iraq, known as the North War which lasted for several years BUT does that justify bombing their villages because of some Peshmurga (Kurdish Army) hiding there? No, it doesn’t  

In the 80s, Iran was the one who started the war by aggressively attacking Iraq in their media, holding the Iraq Embassy employees in Tehran as prisoners and many other things which Iranians themselves admit today BUT does that justify an eight-year war? No, it doesn’t

And in the 90s, comes Kuwait, Kuwait being a part of Iraq is a historical fact, late King Ghazi and first president of Iraq Abdul Karim Qassim wanted for this part to be united again, moreover the Kuwaiti government was stealing the Iraqi oil for many years and many other things BUT does that justify attacking Kuwait and harming the Kuwaiti people? No, it doesn’t

Now, was it all Saddam’s fault dragging over twenty million Iraqis (Iraqi population 27,499,638 -July 2007 est.) to do that? would it make any sense? no my friend, let us admit for once that we were the ones who allowed that to happen because there aren’t enough prisons and cemeteries  in Iraq to hold twenty million if they decide to stand and say: NO  

I know that it is not that easy, but why don’t we take responsibility now and start by acknowledging our mistakes, maybe apologize to the people we harmed once? No, its not that easy, simply because we need to be Free first and to be free we need to understand what freedom is all about; freedom is not killing the people who disagree with us; freedom is not  threaten other people lives so they would  do what pleases us most; freedom does not come in the form of religion or a certain party; freedom comes as a result of education and through understanding the other. Unfortunately, freedom is something we cannot afford at the moment because people in Iraq lack the basic needs of a human i.e., water, electricity, fuel, food, etc.

Where does that leave us now? A nation that went through war after another, a nation that lost its identity, a nation starving to death, a nation humiliated everyday at each border they seek to run away from their daily hell, a nation of Iraqis; the Jews running from Pharaon for their lives seeking a safe land, the Palestinians exiled from their homes, the tragedy of our land, the land of religion and suffering.

(to be continued)

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