On the Sun it Says: 'The Sun of Peace'

Cartoon shows an Iraqi man worried that without the

cooling effect of the American air conditioner, he will

sweat and burn under the hot 'Sun of Peace'

[Sotal Iraq, Iraq]

 

 

Kitabat, Iraq

Iraq is Our Country!!!

 

"Doesn't Iraq respect the citizenship of its sons? How can it, if it facilitates the departure of such a large number, and renders those that remain such easy prey to death by bombing, suicide, massacre and burning? We call for human rights and real citizenship. Rights should not be protected at the whim of authorities guided by a particular ideology, which is the cause of all of our calamities and destruction."

 

By Sabah al Bahraini

 

Translated By James Jacobson

 

August 21, 2010

 

Iraq - Kitabat - Original Article (Arabic)

In these times of suffering and death, with six million people exiled and displaced by force or by choice, the nation of Iraq continues to export more of its people per capita than any other nation. The repeated migrations began in Black February [1963] and havenít ended since.

 

Those who have departed left behind coup d'ťtats, massacres, assassinations and wars that diminished their brothers, relatives, friends, and set fire to their dreams of a happy and prosperous homeland.

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Doesn't Iraq (its governing authorities) respect the citizenship of its sons? How can it, if it facilitates the departure of such a large number, and renders those that remain such easy prey to death by bombing, suicide, massacre and burning? Why has Iraq (its governing authorities) neglected to devise methods of protecting its children from the evil brute force that has killed them off generation after generation? In a single moment, hundreds have been lost - killed in genocide and buried alive. They've been lost in sectarian conflicts fueled by tribal chiefs and the leaders of sects. Many who returned after 2003 didnít stay long, quickly returning to exile. They left because the government's citizenship project for returnees, which the exiles had dreamed of endlessly, turned out to be a fool's mission. The dreams of thousands of returnees melted away just hours after they returned home.

 

The citizenship project was wiped out by successive governments, who snapped at its body and the dream. Citizens were no longer seen as individuals, just numbers to be added or subtracted from the records (of the nation and the authorities). Senior leaders and leading politicians may object to the detention of citizens (for political reasons), but entirely disregard the number of its sons cut down by the crimes of killing, assassination and burnings, and act as if to question this negligence is a form of harassment!!

 

 

SEE ALSO ON THIS:

The Telegraph, U.K.: Top Army Officer Warns Iraq Not Ready Until 2020

The Independent, U.K.: U.S. Troops Say Goodbye to Iraq

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.: Iraq is 'Half Built with the Roof Off'

Guardian Unlimited, U.K.: Fears Rise as U.S.-Backed Fighters Defect to al-Qaeda

Debka File, Iraq: U.S. Ends Iraq War, Leaves Two Civil Wars 'On the Boil'

 

Iraq's citizens are mere spectators to these violations, because the safeguarding of their rights is inconsistent with the goals of the authorities and political parties. Issues like these are political footballs subject the quest for power and other changes dictated by the deals and policy goals of self-seeking officials. †††

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We therefore call for human rights and a real citizenship, safeguarded according to the Constitution, its rules and its values. Rights should not be protected at the whim of authorities guided by a particular ideology, which is the cause of all of our calamities and destruction.

 

Sabah64@maktoob.com

 

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[Posted by WORLDMEETS.US, August 22, 11:39pm]

 







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