Saturday, December 25, 2010

"Merry Christmas" 2010, not in Iraq

Every action has a reaction, every destructive action has destructive reactions!

This report is just a part of the legacy we've left to an entire small Country of innocent people, as well as their neighboring countries, whose doctoral leader was under our thumb, right up till his hanging, as to the policies of that whole region we push in the names of Freedoms and Democracy!

The damage done over the previous decade, the pandora's box destroyed, the tens of thousands killed and maimed, the millions turned into refugee's within and running to escape, the children who've grown up in the destruction and death around them, the now selective cleansing of once neighbors and friends.

It isn't only the war of choice that has reaped the damage but the hate, and fear, rhetoric coming from within our country as well as from others who also use it to control their own, now a decade of it as it continues.

Iraqi Christians Forced to Flee in Face of Attacks

AIR DATE: Dec. 24, 2010 - SUMMARY

Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News reports on the rise of anti-Christian violence in Iraq.

You can read the transcript here but a few snippets of below.

JEFFREY BROWN: Next, even as Christians around the world celebrate Christmas, many churches in Iraq have canceled festivities. Lindsey Hilsum of Independent Television News explains why.


LINDSEY HILSUM: Standing here in this church it`s not hard to understand why Christians want to leave. Christianity has been here in Iraq for more than 2,000 years. Some of the Christians still speak Aramaic -- the same language as Jesus. But the killings and bombings and attacks of the last few weeks may have tipped the balance. People want to go.


ZUHAIR MARZINA EASHOUE (TRANSLATED): We don`t want to leave, because we`ve watered this country`s soil with our blood for thousands of years. And this is a Christian civilization with Christian history. But what`s happened has made us hate the country, which doesn`t protect us and our children.


HANNAH (ph) (TRANSLATED): We were happy and getting on with our lives. But as soon as the Americans came into the country, this is what happened to us. They say to us, "The Americans are your people. They`re Christians." They say, "You brought them here," and they kill us for it.


WAJDAN SALEM: Since 2003 everything in Iraq have been damaged. We are building a new army. We are building our new police. It was the responsibility of the coalition force. And that mean the situation in Iraq is not just the Iraqi government`s responsible (sic), it`s the responsible (sic) of all the world -- all the country (sic) who were part of the war. {continued}

What gifts will the children, who've grown up in these conditions we set in place or those to come and are told of the recent history, going to give back to us?

Not only in or from Iraq but that region, especially Afghanistan and northern Pakistan, as our words are as damaging as the bombs and bullets.

Some who've grown have already picked up arms and are fighting against the occupiers in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Some who not only watched the continued reaping of terror, death and destructive damage but have heard the also continuing hate speak coming from those that profess a different religious ideology then their own as well as ethnicity and culture have also grown up through these past years and are seeking ways to retaliate.

1 comment:

Michael Holzman said...

"How many times must a man turn his head, pretending he just doesn't see"....sounds familiar and oh so appropriate, today more than ever. Veterans above all should be roaring in the collective ears of our leaders. NO MORE WAR!!!