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?