Wednesday, July 18, 2007



These days my mind is extremely occupied by the news of what is now happening in Iraq !

Everyday we hear on the news the death of at least 50 innocent people in Iraq along with heavy casualties ... about 100 ... this is the news & that's it for today ...

It's repeated again the next day & the day after next and continues, continues & continues ..., but nobady says what happens to the casualties, how many of them die & what happens to their families !!!

I think everyone thinks about these two questions: "Who is responsible?" and "What should be done?"

I usually read Noam Chomsky's weblog ...

In his recent entry he has written about Iraq ...

I left a comment through which I had a kind of debate on the issue of Iraq with someone from Norway who is keen on this weblog & leaves comments ...

In my comment I have said that I still don't know which situation in Iraq was better: Now or the time when Saddam was the ruler? I truly believe that the US, the UK ... are invaders and should leave Iraq one day, but I really don't know whether the situation will be better or worse if they quit, won't the Shiai & the Sunni kill each other more than they do now & won't another ruler like Saddam appear among them?

The guy from Norway believes that the occupiers should leave the country as fast as planes can take them out of it, he says " there should be put an Arab peacekeeping force in place, to reduce the risk of the civil war continuing ..."

In my opinion his idea of putting an Arab peacekeeping force after the occupiers leave is great, but I'm not still sure whether the Arabs will be peacekeeping or not ...

I don't think they know democracy & peace, as we see they just kill & kill & kill ... every day ...

Here there are some parts of what the guy from Norway has written as comments on Chomsky's entry on this issue,

" ... with the occupiers gone most of the terrorism will be reduced, as the occupation is fuelling the "civil war", then the US (and other occupiers) should issue a public apology for the crimes they have committed, and pay massive reparations for the damages and casualties caused ... the occupation and Saddam's rule have increased tensions between Shiites and Sunnis ... I don't, however, think the occupation is doing anything to reduce these tensions. Quite the opposite, the tensions are increasing (as we very clearly can see every day). I'm not aware of evidence of this (yet), but I won't be surprised at all if the US has been involved in blowing up holy sites to increase internal tension. The US are trying to fight the resistance, not the death squads.We know why we are there. It most certainly is not to spread democracy, freedom or anything of the sort. It's oil and spreading market fundamentalism ... the West are now responsible for killing more than a million people in Iraq over the last 15 years. It's about time we leave them alone ..."

Anyway, whoever being responsible, I haven't found an answer for my next question, "What should be done now ?" and I don't think any person, government or organization is able to find a way to stop this catasrophe & put an end to it !!!

This is the link of Noam Chomsky's weblog,
http://blog.zmag.org/ttt

***It seems that people in Iran cannot open the comment page, I would be grateful if they sent their comments to my email( chackavak@gmail.com ) which is also in my profile on the left side of this page***

4 comments:

Georg said...

Hi Chackavak,

There you have raised the question of the year. What can be done, what should be done?

The best would be to ask those who are responsible of all this and there is a fat chance they would serve you a bunch of lies and generalities.

So let's look at history. This is not the first invasion and not the first civil war. So one is sure:

Everything has an end and thus this war will stop, someday. Maybe next year the US will bail out of Iraq this venture becoming too costly.

And maybe in the next years the Sunni and the Shia people will get tired of killing each other and settle the big question of the oil revenues.

Sorry state of affairs, but so it is.

Georg

Chackavak said...

Dear Georg
I hope as you've said, this war ends soonnnnnnnnnn

Anrosh said...

I am glad to have found someone who read zmag

Chackavak said...

Thanks a lot dear Anrosh for your comment ...