Sometimes I am stunned by the clarity of the words that come out of Iraq. Here is a concise view, held by many Iraqis, that puts the American troop occupation in perspective. It is not the most important factor in this man's life. He is more affected by the rise of Islamists in his previously secular nation.
He knows that the U.S. troops will leave sooner or later. He knows that the imposition of Islamist terror will keep his beloved Iraq from progress. He knows the violence will continue because of the puppet government we installed, and its bent toward violent suppression of dissent.
And yet he is willing to open dialogue between his students and ours. Maybe we haven't driven all the hope out of Baghdad.
i saw your blog and i like the idea. I am Iraqi professor, I will give your contact to my students.
i would like to ask americans why they attacked us while iraqi had no role in 11th sept? And the terrorist who blowed themself in innocents in USA and world wide were not Iraqi, most of them were saudi and from egypt and UAE.
why america did not take revenge from saudi and came to take revenge from poor iraqi people?
and they still till now.
another question; after fall of saddam why modern america brought us islamists to govern us and they convert us from modern secular state to islamic stupid state on iranian model. they told us that they will bring us democracy and freedom but they put us in big jail under stupid islamic parties who believe in stupid myths and believe in killing language.
only that is iraq today under 2 occupation one of them is USA military stupid occupation and the other is more dangerous which is islamic iranian occupation. we may get rid of US army sooner or later but it is very hard to get ride of iranian and islamic parties who threat by killing any one who resist them-because they call him infidel so any one who refuse to cooperate with islamists considered as enemy to god and you know what that is means.
that is the biggest not mentioned problem that america put us in and all americans should know it. we don't need democracy but we need secularism because by secularism most of developed countries get their development.
Reported Security incidents, May 12, 2009:
#1: A mortar round hit the Green Zone at 5 a.m. Monday. No casualties were reported.
#1: A roadside bomb targeted the Head of Sahwa in Taji area, northern Baghdad killing him and injuring two civilians who were with him in the car. Some reports said that they were his sons but Iraqi Police did not confirm it.
#1: Six Iraqi servicemen on Tuesday were wounded when an improvised explosive device (IED) targeted their patrol vehicle near Baaquba city, according to a local security source. “Today, an explosive device targeted an Iraqi army infantry patrol in Naft Khana area of Khanaqin district (155 km northeast of Baaquba), wounding six patrolmen,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
A roadside bomb targeted an Iraqi Army foot patrol in the town of Naft Khana 120 km to the northeast of Baquba at 1 p.m. Tuesday injuring six servicemen, three of whom are in a critical condition.
#1: The body of a 13 year old girl who was kidnapped two days ago in the town of Mendili was found by Iraqi Police Tuesday. She had been shot several times. No ransom had been demanded.
#1: Fires on Tuesday ate U.S. fuel tanker when a roadside bomb targeted a U.S. convoy north of Tikrit city, said a source from Salah al-Din police. “The attack took place on the highway, 5 km north of Tikrit,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The destiny of the tanker’s driver is unknown,” he said.The U.S. forces have not commented yet on this issue.
#1: A suicide bomber aboard a small pick-up truck slammed into an Iraqi police patrol in the tense northern city of Kirkuk on Tuesday, killing six people and injuring 14, police said. The attack in the southern district of the oil rich city killed at least three policemen while three policemen were also among the injured, local police major Salam Zangana said.
#2: A car bomb went off on Monday targeting a police vehicle patrol in southern Kirkuk, killing two civilians and injuring eight, the chief of the Kirkuk police said. “A car crammed with explosives, parked near al-Adl mosque in al-Asra neighborhood in southern Kirkuk, went off, killing two civilians and injuring eight, including three policemen,” General Tourhan Abdulrahman told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
#1: A former army officer was killed on Monday by unknown gunmen in northeastern Mosul, a security source said. “Unknown gunmen killed a candidate of al-Hadbaa list of the recent local elections when they shot him in al-Muthanna neighborhood in northeastern Mosul,” the source told Aswat al-Iraq news agency. “The victim, Rakan Aziz, a former army brigadier, took part in the recent local elections held last January in he province, but did nit succeed,” he added, noting that he was assassinated while he was leaving al-Arqam mosque on Monday afternoon (May 11).
#2: Gunmen killed a policeman in Suq Al-Maash neighborhood in Mosul while he was in his off-duty.
#3: Gunmen on foot opened fire upon the guards of the Governorate building in Ghazi Street, central Mosul Monday morning killing one guard and injuring another while they were on duty.