Iraqi woman: Did the United States target Iraq's women as
way of undermining the country?
Al Watan, Oman
How the Iraqi Resistance Saved Women from the Americans
after luxury products and extravagances began to appear on those working with U.S.
and British forces, such women didn't hesitate in trying to lure others into
working with occupation forces. It wasn't long before the courageous men of the
resistance confronted each and every female that allowed herself to be employed
by the criminal invaders."
An Iraqi girl and her sister await a food shipment in Basra in 2003: Was it part of Washington's plan to attack the Iraqi family by hiring Iraqi women to work with U.S. and British forces - and undermine their ethics with Western luxuries?
I was shocked when my friend,
film director Husayn Al Asadi, told me about the question he and his family were
asked by a U.S. official interviewing Iraqis wishing to immigrate to the United
States. That oh-so-civilized American asked them, “Will you be practicing prostitution
Asadi said he thought he might
have gotten some of the official's words confused, and turned to his wife and children
with his mouth wide open, hoping they could help clarify what he had just heard.
With shame and with shock and awe similar to that brought by the Americans to
Iraq nine years ago, they acquiesced.
Al Asadi answered that impudent
American in a way that suited this affront to the sons of Iraq. Without
hesitation he issued a retort that came naturally to his Iraqi heart and was worthy
of this despicable American. Pulling his family away and with his heart filled
with outrage about America and Americans, he said, “If America was the only
country left on earth, I would not dishonor myself by immigrating to it.”
The exchange took place at the
headquarters of Jordan's International Migration Department in Amman. When I
asked other Iraqis who had refused to go to America, it turned out that these
shameless Americans ask this question to all Iraqis who are granted asylum to
the U.S. through the International Migration Department. All are met by a senior
U.S. official to be asked this ugly question.
At a 2007 seminar in Beirut,
I delivered a lecture on U.S. occupation and the Iraqi resistance. Among the
points I discussed was how U.S. forces were implementing a policy to damage the
values of Iraqi society. The strategy was carried out on two fronts after the
occupation began in 2003. The first was to provide incentives to Iraqi girls to
work as employees in the Green Zone and on American bases, or as interpreters
with U.S. units. Back then we didn't know why this segment of Iraqi society had
been targeted by the resistance. There were many reports of death threats being
dropped at the door steps of women and girls who continued to work with U.S.
It was the same in Basra and
Amara with women and girls working with British forces. The threats stated that
after three warning letters, the "most dangerous decision" would be
taken. Some abided by the warnings while others insisted on continuing to work.
Soon, after luxury products and extravagances began to appear on those working
with U.S. and British forces, such women didn't hesitate in trying to lure
others into working with occupation forces. It wasn't long before the
courageous men of the resistance confronted each and every female that allowed
herself to be employed by the criminal invaders.
At the symposium I said that
early on, the resistance thwarted these plans to sabotage the Iraqi family. The
resistance confronted this disease, which was planted and pursued by the United
States, with everything it had.
In fact the Americans wanted,
as part of their occupation agenda, for girls working and collaborating with
them to become prototypes for Iraqi society - beginning with material signs of decadence
and luxury. If this plan had worked and without the deterrent force of the Iraqi
resistance, one of the most dangerous threats to Iraqi society would have
The second front in this
America scheme was for “politicians” that came with the U.S. occupation to set
up "women's rights organizations." Iraqi politician Salah Omar Al Ali
told me the names and details of these organizations, the programs of which were
prepared long before the U.S. invasion. Such organizations tried to attract a
slice of Iraqi women and girls. What shot these plans down was the awareness of
Iraqis. As soon as they became conscious of these well hidden evil intentions, the
women along with those managing and standing behind these organizations resigned.
Now that American plans to
damage Iraq's social fabric have proven futile, we see them behaving in this obscene
fashion with Iraqis trying desperately to flee the country after the Americans
and their horrific and dastardly machines transformed it into hell and they
throw out these rude questions to men, women and children - questions that have
never been uttered by any diplomat, senior or otherwise, at any international
organization or embassy anywhere in the world.