Alive In Baghdad A Mother Tells a Martyr’s Story

A Mother Tells a Martyr’s Story - 11.20.2006
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David - 12/08/2006 09:02:57

What does she and the other women want to be protected from? Why are they trying to kill Americans and Iraqi soldiers? There is great confusion in the US about who is fighting and what is their motivation. News gets reported of clashes with “insurgents” which has become a meaningless term leading to no understanding.


Ahmed Kadhem - 12/12/2006 23:52:46

Dear Mr. David,
I’ll try to help you with what you asked, although I doubt you will understand.
Firstly (and thanks to the American invasion for that) I need to say what ethnic group I come from (we didn’t need to do this in Saddam’s era by the way!), I am a Shiet (those who Americans claim to invade Iraq to help!). I am stating that because I don’t want you to think that it is ethnicity motivating me to write (because the martyr in this story is obviously a Sunni).
Secondly, this woman’s son (the martyr) was fighting the Americans because they are simply invaders, criminals and killers (wake up and check the facts around you!). They invaded Iraq and overthrow Saddam (their previous ally) for the reasons every honorable, real Iraqi knows. The martyr was fighting the poppet “Iraqi Army” because it was built by this illegal occupation on the bases of ethnicity and not on the bases of national interest. Thank God they are few (those collaborating with the American enemies) and the will soon be gone, thanks to heroes like the martyr in this story.

Ahmed


Andy - 12/25/2006 07:27:42

Not much we can do except share in what our dear family members are going through…I hope your troubles won’t last too much longer!


anonomouse - 01/02/2007 22:04:57

Generally the US military is not designed to invade and kill civilian population.

Yes I do believe that the Iraqi invasion is wrong, but the US military was not sent there to kill civilians. It is not their primal drive.

I do believe it is an Iraqi right to fight the invasion, but the belief that the US military consists of cold-blooded killers is wrong.

That woman would not need protection from the US military. They did not go to Iraq to kill her. Sorry. But keep fighting, as the US should not have been there in the first place.

I wish you well.

-an American


james - 01/23/2007 06:23:58

Dear Ahmed,the americans liberated Europe,then went home,we live in peace partly due to them,if you and the other guys out there stopped firing rockets etc at them they would soon go.


Ben - 01/24/2007 19:45:29

Do any Iraqis really believe that if all ‘invaders’ leave Iraq that the Shia and Sunni will live peacefully, hand in hand? Or will the killings, beheadings, kidnappings and bombings of innocent civilians by Iraqi and foreign jihadis, Medhi army and other groups thirsting for power continue with America or the Iraqi government slowing them down?

It’s so easy to blame outsiders for all your troubles, but if you look honestly at who is killing who, you will see that most of the time, it is not American soldiers.

Whatever you think about the current Iraqi government. The candidates were chosen by the people and voted by the people. If you’re not happy about it, then promote new leaders and call for a new election. Stop waiting for another “strong man” to save you and learn how to lead yourselves and live peacefully with other Iraqis who have different views from your own. We do this successfully every day in America. It’s certainly not a perfect country, but we’ve proven that people from all backgrounds can live and work in peace together. I would love to see an Iraqi democracy with Iraqi values. But if the violence is not what Iraqis value, then there should be a stronger and clearer voice from the people that tells all these various fighters who think Allah is smiling down on them as they slaughter each other that all the fighting is evil destruction and not noble resistance.

In America, we have a saying to “Be careful what you wish for, because it might be granted”. So if you really want to see the Americans truly disappear from Iraq, just honestly consider how the various militias and al Qaeda will react…not peacefully, but with more killing and bloodshed. Then once again you can say, “It’s all America’s fault”, but until you take responsibility for your own country and its security, you will only keep killing yourselves for nothing.


Ben - 01/24/2007 19:49:05

Stop blaming America for your problems. You’ve been killing each other for ‘religious reasons’ over many centuries of time and will continue to do so because you are deluded into thinking Allah is pleased with your violence.

Every killer with a gun in Iraq thinks he’s noble hero. What’s wrong with just being a peaceful neighbor? I guess the lust for glory is just to great in your culture.


Ahmed - 01/25/2007 00:50:04

To James with respect,
The Americans dared to participate in the 2nd WW after it was obvious who started to lose, they kept the German embassy and their relations with Nazi Germany up and running to a very late stage. Further more, it was the Russians who really defeated Hitler and reached near the German borders before the US dared to start.
Do you really compare between the US in the 1940s and this evil empire of today? A lot of your own educated honorable analysts call the US “the world greatest mistake” (referring to allowing this evil to grow between 1940s and now with no “clipping”) and no room here to mention details.

NB, Do you really believe in this sentence “…if you and the other guys out there stopped firing rockets etc at them they would soon go!!!”
Just open up your heart and eyes and do some research around you before insulting by your comments all the children the US killed in the world.


Jo - 01/25/2007 01:07:27

An answer for Ben,
You question (Do any Iraqis really believe that if all ‘invaders’ leave Iraq that the Shia and Sunni will live peacefully, hand in hand?) is very interesting in many ways, firstly, you sound like an American and some people conceder Americans to be educated. Do you know sir that those people (Iraqis) lived together for at least 3000 years. Have you heard of the civilization they built? It wasn’t until the western interests in the region (with the bloody oil discovery) that problems they had started to get inflated and maximized by interested parties. Sorry for mentioning the (educated Americans) thing, no offence, but I get shocked and surprised some times when I hear comments from SOME Americans. These comments unfortunately indicate how little these people really know about this planet!!!


rajesh - 03/21/2007 00:56:41

why sunnis and shias are killing each other?whats the actual problem?i feel americans should have not invaded iraq,because of that only iraq is burning now.i dont know how you people lived during the saddam regime but after seeing and hearing news about iraq now it made us to feel like that.


Ms.Collins - 03/25/2007 07:33:53

Perhaps Iraq should have been allowed to continue under the heel of Saddam’s boot, and what were we hearing when it was? Someone has got to do something. Not the Europeans, mind you, or the Russians or those from Iceland, but the big, bad Americans. As for the skewed comment that it was the Russians who defeated Germany in WW2, well, that speaks volumes on the knowledge of the writer.


MUSTAFAFROMTURKEI - 04/03/2007 12:15:25

ALLAH BLESS HIM AND ACCEPT HIS SHADAH.i dont need anyother word be cause already americans know that this occupation is a dirty and illegal thng of animals…. And american peoples know the reality about this dirty invasion is not legal…MIDDLE EASTERN peoples cannot accept to be slave of anyone leave IRAQ and cut to attack MIDDLE EAST honor…MIDDLE EASTERN YOUNGS WILL NEVER GIVE UP TO FIGHT WE ALL WAIT FOR THE TIME TILL ALLAH CALLED US FOR PROTECT OUR PEOPLES…CUT TO ATTACK ON MUSLIMS AND THEIR LANDS THEIR VALUES AND THEIR RELIGION AND THEIR RESOURCES…AMERICAN PEOPLES CAN THNK THS MARTRYS ARE CRAZY PEOPLES WHO ONLY WANT TO KILL SOMEONES AND THEY ARE KILLING INNOCENTS ETC ETC…BUT AMERICAN PEOPLES ALL HAVE TO WATCH THE VIDEOS OF MARTRY MOMs thn decide to believe bush or believe the reality over there…YOU AMERICANS ONLY HAVE TO LEAVE THERE IF NOT SOONER OR LATER YOU WILL SEE THE DISGRACEFUL END ALREADY YOU CAN SEE IT FROM NOW…ABU GURAIBS AND GUANTANAMOS CANT MAKE PEOPLES YOUR SLAVE AND THOSE PEOPLES WILL NOT GIVE THEIR FREEDOM SO EASLY TO UR CRUEL HANDS


those con's who claim us invaders - 08/10/2007 04:01:56

made a mistake in invading iraq but can’t leave because they want to help iraq i have a question.

Since many American’s freely admit the attack and invasion of Iraq was a based on a plethora of lies and was essentially a mistake. Even so can’t pull out (Rapist can’t pull out?) . So
USans in their love of Iraqis mshould pay reparations.

How does $100K per death and $50K per wounded sound to you?

rh


Ahmad - 09/24/2007 19:10:01

Shukran Ali,

Allah bless you, and resistance fighters and all iraqis resisting the imperialist and terrorist policy of the US and zionist governements.
No to the colonial plunder, no to military occupation and insane propaganda of imperial media machine, no to the arrogance of the “burden of the white man” and all these lies to justify the occupation and plunder of non-american land by a brutal and cynical american oligarchy of thieves and professional killers.
Enough with 500 years of euro-american abuse, genocide and lies against indigenous people and non-western civilization.
Enough with millions of Iraqis killed and hurt by the embargo and military agression.
Enough with an american regime that created and used people like Saddam Hussein, Bin Ladin and other jihadists.

Long live resistance !
You can not occupy our hearts, our spirits, our dreams, our humanity.
The whole military, political and economic infrastructure of this terrorist empire will be defeated and the imperial leaders and propagandists will have to face a nuremberg trial for the crimes they committed in the name of the american people.

Abu Ahmad


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