I have received several poignant emails in response to yesterday’s (March 21, 2005) posting "Obliterated Fallujah"
Here is one exchange:
Subject: Re: Obliterated Fallujah
Well done, even though your response wasn't harsh enough.
You should tell such people off using the same language they use.
We know you are right and eventually the Americans will know that they were wrong, albeit, when the damage has already been done.
The problem with the average American is that he is an idiot but does not know it.
Thank you, U___, for the response.
I have, I believe, mellowed a bit and prefer not to lower my style to that of their 'low level' language, but rather make my point so abundantly clear that it shines: for those able to see, or are looking for a light, or have blinked from the blinding spotlight of the Corporate media’s misinformation.
Blind people are not a concern of mine, for the time being, for I do agree that they are idiots and I would rather not waste my time on them; but a wave does crest and then crashes down.
We have not seen the top of the wave yet.
All the best
Very well put.
But I hope the bloody wave crashes in our lifetime.
Best regards to all the family members
U____And further to the “Obliterated Fallujah” posting:
"Two years after the US-led war on Iraq, urban life in Iraq's insurgency-ridden Sunni Triangle has been paralyzed due to the hard-core military operations.
Only a small number of some 200,000 citizens that fled Fallujah ahead of a US massive assault have returned to the war-battered city, residing in partially opened neighborhoods and leaving other parts occupied by the American troops.
In thousands of refugee camps outside the town, people are still living off aids and make-shift tents have become children's classrooms.
"Writers depict the hardships of Fallujans and reporters cover our misfortunes, but nobody can feel the pain the kids are suffering except themselves," lamented Suad Mohamed Mustafa, headmistress of the Wathba high school for girls.
"Students are not supposed to miss their lessons despite the tragic events. Thus, we rented tents for them," Mustafa told Xinhuain a shabby tent used as her dean office.
But the children's schooling are accompanied with coldness, darkness and even diseases.
"When it rains, the tents could turn into a mess and diseases spread quickly," said Mustafa, "but no teacher gives a damn despite the hardship."
"I have difficulties in taking lessons with more than 25 students inside a tent originally designed for 10," said 12-year-old Azhar Khalil.
"It's like hell, but what you going to do? To idle away a whole year is no option," said the child.
"I have asthma and the tent would not protect us from cold. I suffocate continuously due to the bad ventilation," complained Nuha Mahmood, who is 14.
She recalled that her classmate Mays Hassan was sitting near the blackboard in the front row one day when a storm came and the falling board hit right on her head. She was transferred to hospital unconscious. .....Iraq's Fallujah, Samarra in deep waters two years after war
March 21, 2005This site is dedicated to these children studying in Obliterated Fallujah