Inside The War From An Iraqi's Eyes ( Aisha )
by Chazz Azz
Good evening and welcome to another segment of Chazz Radio. I had the privilege this week to meet someone online who is very special. A person having lived and witnessed what most of us, at best, only hear on the television or read about in a newspaper. This is a lady from Tikrit, Iraq. Her husband was killed as a fighter pilot for the Iraqi Air Force. She was not only born but also raised in Tikrit and had met Saddam Hussein personally 4 times before his death. 3 of which were at her school.
She was a member of The BAATH Party from age 19 and her father was a joining member of The BAATH Party, on the advice of Tariq Aziz, an Aramaic Christian. A man she called Uncle Tariq as a little girl , being bounced on his knee, when he would visit their family. Her story speaks for itself. I do want make it clear: this article / interview is not from a President's point of view or any politician's point of view. It is not the opinion or brainchild of a soldier, corporation or contractor.
This is simply the story of what one person saw and continues to see, as a widowed mother of 2 girls who lives in Iraq. It's about one person telling her side of the story to this horrific war and tragic loss of human life..
I asked her what her view is on the war in Iraq, American politics and capitalism I was surprised at the wisdom this lady possessed in regards to the way things work. Instead of wallowing in self pity , she was very candid and volunteered even more than I had asked or expected.
Her story begins,,,,
The systematical failure of capitalism and what capitalism produces (winners and losers),
you need to produce more and more faster and faster.
So, that spiral circulates to a certain extent and then?
There are no more resources; then you go and steal other peoples wealth by war and
btw make 16 trillion USD / year for selling your arms
and destroy nations to grab their wealth / resources without paying the good price.
There is a price / cost relationship in capitalism, it basically means you pay fair market value or price for items.
If you don't pay the fair price, you corrupt the market and keep prices either artificially high or low.
and it does corrupt that. See..
Saddam Hussein was toppled at the moment he announced that Iraq would quit the petrodollar payment.
This meant: the US needed to pay our oil in EURO.
Imagine...the weak dollar, an artificial currency of less real value,
only fixed by the chance to exchange goods for printed paper (dollars).
And then, the producer of the goods says: "we do not accept cash in USD".
That would have been a catastrophe.
So...Iraq needed to be "democratized".
Which means: topple the regime. Install a satellite regime,
which is completely incapable to decide sovereignly.
And make new treaties on delivering oil
for a good price for the US, of course.
Why does the US embassy in Baghdad need a staff of 16.000 people?
16.000??? You do not need 16.000 ambassadors.
Does the embassy really have 16,000 ambassadors ?
Yes it is the number... officially given number... ok.
16,000 and not 1,600?
Exactly and, btw, 1,600 also was a really high number for an embassy in a nation
that is bombed to the ground?
Still there are Blackwater people in Iraq.
It's about securing the influence of the Pentagon and state department in Iraq.
So, if Maliki would eventually turn out to become an Iraqi national leader,
gaining sovereignty, they have the resources to, well...
find a solution.
But, do not be afraid... Maliki would never become a nationalist who'd do anything
against the interest of the US. He is having a fine life.
How did you establish these numbers of the embassy?
it's officially given. Thats what is so fine about the US.
Many things they tell very frankly, not like the Brits,
they hide everything as good as possible. You US guys are more open . Hillary Clinton: "We do not need the UN to topple Assad".
Well.. thats pretty frankly outspoken what she is planning, right?
Yes it is.
A NATO operation, as her mercenaries, the al-Qaida scum, did not manage to do it.
The US and the Saudis paid millions of USD to that crap and they are not able to even overrun a city and keep it.
That makes no good return on investment.... so, Hillary said it very frankly.
That's what i like - you are open and people can read from your lips what you will be doing,
and, btw, NO one asked the 21 million Syrians if they wanted to be liberated by al-Qaeda.
iI they wanted their little girls being raped and shot;
if they wanted their men being beheaded;
no one asked the Syrian people... Hillary knows better...
So, from my experience, with the way the US is gaining influence and access to resources,
it's pretty clear the US needs to do wars just to get this access without paying the fair price.
Well, other do the same, of course, the French gained 35% of Libyan oil exports.
35 percent !!! Imagine !!!
That is wild.
That's a good deal for just killing a man, a man who donated 50 million EURO (about 60 million USD) to Sarkozy, the former French president, as he considered Sarkozy his friend.
Yes it is.
This friend bombed him as his kind of "thank you".
It's not wild - that is imperialism. Wars are made for material interest,
not for human rights. Human rights are the facade.
The argument for those who have no brain to think and no eyes to see and no ears to hear,
in 1991 they said, Iraqi soldiers would smash Kuwaiti children.
It was a lie needed to go on war.
Btw, "Kuwait" always had been part of the province of Basra, which, itself, like the most Iraqi provinces west of the Euphrates River, belonged to Syria for more than 5000 years, so, what the heck did the US do?
They secured a criminal to prolong his illegitimate rule.
Yes I understand.
And now, Obama recently said, Iraq should not attempt to improve its bilateral relations to Syria....
What is he to tell us whom we like or not? Imagine, WE would say, dear US, do not go on war with Iran, as that war was just an aggression.
Or, if we said dear US it wasn't nice to smash Afghanistan for no reason other than that NO Afghan ever had been doing any harm to your nation. Imagine the reaction of your leaders.
Said sorry for my frank words but the US is not very well liked.
Just because there is no international law they accept if it hinders the US to make money.
I must say I disagree to what happened to the US ambassador to Libya.
I feel pity for him and his family and i hope his soul may rest in peace with God,
but, there is a story behind the story and I fear this story is not communicated in the US.
He had been CIA agent in Libya, being involved into smuggling arms to the rebels and hunting Gaddafi
I am no supporter of the former Libyan dictator for sure
but there is a saying: what goes around will come back
and it is of course the al Qaida that you name terrorists in Libya
but freedom fighters in Syria as they perform the proxy war against the Syrian nation.
Another question if I may ask?
Do you know the number of Iraqi Christians the US allowed asylum - after 2003?
True, you do not know that the US did not give asylum.
I can tell you the numbers of Iraqi Christian refugees.
22.000 to jordan
40.000 to Egypt, Libya
10.000 to Turkey
2.400.000 to Syria
that's all, and about 1000 to Europe
2 million 400 thousand to Syria?
Syria opened her arms and gave a secure haven to more than 2 million of our brothers and sisters.
And Syria did never ask for money.
And now, these Iraqi refugees are facing the terror of the Wahhabi extremists being sent to Syria by the CIA.
Well, that is harsh. First, al-Qaeda killed them here.
Those who were not killed fled and now they are facing being killed by the same alQaida your secretary of state names "freedom fighters".
I have secured info by friends in Syria.
I believe you.
If I may,
criticizing the US-administration on the horrific crimes the US army committed here as well as elsewhere
does not mean I would hate America.
I try to be fair, in my mind, sometimes it was hard.
We had been through a decade of pure horror.
Every Iraqi who survived had been facing losses
and Iraq is a failed nation today.
Very slowly recovering inside and trying to re climb the ladder
with very basic needs and challenges like water, electricity, medical aid.
We do not claim for luxury.
In my view the biggest fault was not to go to Iraq and just talk to people and say "sorry".
People here are traumatized. They need a US president coming here as a common man -
and listening, just listening, nothing more.
We do not hate America. Iraq did not know al-Qaeda before 2003 - Saddam fought Islamist extremists.
It was the occupation and that which following that allowed al-Qaida pouring into Iraq to kill so many people. Even if it is over (US marched out), it's not over for us.
Iraq wants to become a part of the world community again but we need freedom.
My only wish was 2 things: a US president being honourable to say: it was wrong, and I apologize
and 2nd the complete dismission of all US-staff in Iraq
except those being here on friendship purpose.
Please, do not judge our engagements in reinforcing ties with Syria and Iran.
They are our neighbors. Iraq had been part of Syria for 5000 years.
60 percent of us are Shiite muslims. So, these ties are vital to us - and the region.
none of these ties are aimed to do any harm on anyone (even if Mrs. Clinton thinks so).
It's just normalization. I thank you for your attention.
I want to apologize for whatever hardships your countrymen and people have endured.
I have no other ability to find the right words to say.
You do not need to apologize. I accept your apology as if it were one for
those who are of little honor or interest to do so.
Thank you very much. It is all fine.
Chazz Azz with Aisha For HCBF @ 9/2012