Wednesday, July 26, 2006

6000 Dead in Two Months

In the past weeks, news sources have been reporting that 6,000 Iraqis have been killed in the past two months in Iraq. Six Thousand!!! That's about 100 random killings daily. That's a crazy number of innocent lives extinguished for no good reason. No regard for human life and their God-given dignity. No regard for the rules of man and even less for those of God. And all of this a result of the chaos that has engulfed Iraq in the aftermath of its 'liberation' by the US of A. All of this a result of the misplanning of one group of policy makers and the ignorance of another. All of this under the new 'security plan' that Maliki thought would save Iraq. The security plan whose most palpable effects on the regular Baghdadi are the greater number of security checkpoints (hence, traffic jams) and the curfew starting at sunset, 8:30 pm, too early for people who need to go out and do something different, despite of, or because of, the suffocating circumstances they live under. The curfew which makes life more suffocating than it already is. The curfew that was supposed to keep killers from killing and carbombers from bombing. The curfew that did nothing, but left 6000 innocents dead in a very short time period. 6000 dead, and counting. 6000 dead in Iraq, and how many more in Lebanon and Palestine?

9 comments:

Halla said...

That is Nuts!!! The coverage in Lebanon & Israel is overshadowing the tragedy in Iraq! Bush sure has made a mess of our region!! May God help them all!

Anonymous said...

What should be done in your opinion.

EdoRiver said...

Dear Thoughts,
The body is still standing. The slashes continue to rip and the blood continues to flow. Through the Internet the audience with various gestures surrounds the spectacle. We believe we cannot stop this "game" as it was once deescribed by a 19th century diplomat remarking a bout the future of Afganistan. We believe we are helpless, once we paid the price of admission.
Its all a question of belief and deeds.

Halla said...

Edoriver,

HUH???????? You totally lost me, can we please speak english here!

yelling_at_the_radio said...

I am very disgusted by our imperial President and his lack of compassion and curiosity. His administration only makes decisions based on greed and religious fervor. I am sorry for all the Iraqis and Troops who are harmed as a result.

Fatima said...

Hey anonymous,
For starters, get rid of the militias. Arrest their leaders, and rein them in. They are behind much of the violence in Iraq.
In line with that, clear out the police force from all militia infiltrators. What else? Pray to God to help Iraq and to save it from the craziness and evil that has engulfed it.

umrami said...

May Allah give patience to the families of the shuhada'a and the highest level of heaven to the shuhada'a

Fatima said...

Ameen Um rami,and welcome to this blog.

Anonymous said...

When you guys decide that productive work is better than killing each other, this will stop. How this is anyone's fault but your own is beyond me.