Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Lots of Bitterness Towards America

Talking to just a few of the still multi-miilions of Iraqi Refugee's we created, and what they think and are now living, in destroying their country and bringing on the sectarian clashes!!

AIR DATE: Sept. 6, 2010

Iraqis Who Fled War Often Face Long Exile

Fred de Sam Lazaro reports from Jordan on the day-to-day difficulties of Iraqi refugees. Some refugees have fled from their homeland to avoid the conflict in Iraq and will probably never return home.


JEFFREY BROWN: And, finally, to Iraq's refugees. Over the last three weeks, Margaret Warner reported from Iraq on the country's transition to providing its own security. Tonight, special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro has this story from neighboring Jordan on Iraqis who fled years of conflict and may never return home.

FRED DE SAM LAZARO: Dr. Jalal Al Baya is much better off than most of the 500,000 or so Iraqi refugees in Jordan. He has a job in a busy practice here in Amman. But it's a serious comedown for a man who was one of Iraq's top dental surgeons.


FRED DE SAM LAZARO: Aid workers worry about the emerging generation. Many have seen their education disrupted, further handicapping them in any job market. And Fadia, who says she enjoyed a stable middle-class life under Saddam Hussein, thinks many youths will carry forward the bitterness her generation harbors.

WOMAN (through translator): I definitely blame the Americans for everything that's happening, for the death of my brother, for the death of my brother-in-law. I blame them for poor policies, shooting at families, going into homes.

My nephew, he's a young kid. I can't tell him to love America even though they killed your dad. So, he's going to have a lot of bitterness towards America. And it's going to grow up in his entire generation. {Rest of Transcript}

And the hateful rhetoric here in the U.S., continued this past decade and growing even more so now, will create even more hate and disgust towards us and not only from that region but much of the world

SYRIA: Iraqi refugee children dropping out of school

Photo: Julien Lennert/IRIN: Many Iraqi children in Syria work to help their families (file photo)

7 September 2010 (IRIN) - Iraqi refugee children in Syria are struggling to keep up at school, or are dropping out to seek paid work, according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

“Education is absolutely central to the future of all children. Having a generation not equipped to participate in the economy of their country serves no one,” said Sherazade Boualia, UNICEF head in Syria.

Syria, which took in up to 1.2 million of the two million refugees who fled sectarian violence in the wake of the 2003 war in Iraq, opened its public education system to the refugees, but many are unable to benefit.

Children often work to bring in extra income for their families. Iraqis are not legally allowed to work in Syria and black market jobs often pay just 100 SYP (US$2) per day, according to the refugees. {read more}

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