Tuesday, August 02, 2011
Well I’m here again after a long time away from my blog, not because I didn’t want to write but for many reasons; first because I decided to leave Iraq for a short time that became a long time and also I got some experience from that. The second reason is that I thought Iraq was getting better and better. The other reasons I will tell you about later.
The question now… Are we going to face a new dictatorship in Iraq under cover of the name of democracy? Are we going to be in a new Republic of Fear? After all these years, after what we paid: the death, hunger, fear and sadness, years and years of Iraqi people suffering since Saddam’s regime until now. From 1990theydidn‘t have anything; no electricity no clean water no available jobs no stability. Well let us see what we’ve got now?
Still no electricity or even less electricity than before, in the last eight years the government has not been able to provide electricity to the people yetit is available to the government, can I ask a question? Is it difficult to import power factories when we produce and sell a lot of oil every day? Is it difficult to import solar cells to produce electricity!! The average temperature in Iraq during summer is around 38-40 Co with sunny clear sky, maybe it’s better to use it instead of suffering from that weather.
Well let’s talk about something else then, what about the services I mean the other services such as underground sewage services or the development of infrastructure in thecities.70% of Baghdad’s streets are really broken and some of those streets are without paving or asphalt so during winter the people have to walk in mud.
What about jobs? There is a very high level of unemployment!!! While Iraq is under reconstruction it means lots of job opportunities so why is there a high level of unemployment? Here we have another question.
What about transportation? In Iraq there is no metro, no tram, no buses, there are just the private buses and private microbuses which are very uncomfortable and there is no control over the drivers and the buses so lots of people have to travel by their own private cars and for this reason we have traffic jams everywhere. Also there are many private streets which are private property for the government so they are not for the normal people and as everybody knows that we have a very big government in Iraq. There are 42 ministries and for every ministry there are two deputy ministers; also there are the ruling parties, so can you imagine how many private streets there are in Baghdad where all those VIP people live!! By the way, the VIP people haven’t any problems with electricity or clean water and even they have a very high level of service in their streets.