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Privations weigh down Iraqi housewives

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posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 07:13 AM
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"The lives of Iraqi housewives have not got any easier since the US invasion in March 2003 and their hopes for better days are fading with every passing day.

Insecurity, unemployment, a lack of electricity and drinking water, as well as a shortage of fuel are among the many facts of daily life, some Baghdad women say.

The shortage of fuel has made winter especially tough on families. Room heating and hot water are essential in temperatures that sometimes reach zero.

"We get our electricity service for one hour every 10 hours; if we want more than that, we have to pay for private generators. Generator owners cheat us, bully us and use us, but we have to deal with them," Ghada Qahtan, a 38-year-old former translator, said.

"It is the only way to get electricity to heat the house and get hot water in the bathrooms. It is very cold here. Children must have warm water and a warm indoor environment."

english.aljazeera.net...

This is a very interesting article. It clearly shows the type of scum we are trying to help in that armpit of the world. The country is over run with just plain ole "criminals". This is not unlike the USSR when it finally took a nose dive, vast corruption everywhere.




posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 07:28 AM
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We are talking Al Jazeera here...true, they've taken considerable strides as of late to not sound like the former Iraqi misinformation officer, etc., but they've still got a ways to go there...before their credibility is established.



posted on Jan, 10 2005 @ 08:13 AM
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Originally posted by DrHoracid
"The lives of Iraqi housewives have not got any easier since the US invasion in March 2003 and their hopes for better days are fading with every passing day.

Insecurity, unemployment, a lack of electricity and drinking water, as well as a shortage of fuel are among the many facts of daily life, some Baghdad women say.

The shortage of fuel has made winter especially tough on families. Room heating and hot water are essential in temperatures that sometimes reach zero.

"We get our electricity service for one hour every 10 hours; if we want more than that, we have to pay for private generators. Generator owners cheat us, bully us and use us, but we have to deal with them," Ghada Qahtan, a 38-year-old former translator, said.

"It is the only way to get electricity to heat the house and get hot water in the bathrooms. It is very cold here. Children must have warm water and a warm indoor environment."

english.aljazeera.net...


It's sad that a few individuals would be cheating women and children out of simple heating and hot water

I can’t imagine how much courage these women possess just to get out of bed in the morning to face such a situation. These are some of the true victims of this conflict and some of whom I consider the strongest.


Originally posted by DrHoracid
This is a very interesting article. It clearly shows the type of scum we are trying to help in that armpit of the world. The country is over run with just plain ole "criminals". This is not unlike the USSR when it finally took a nose dive, vast corruption everywhere.


Argh, please don’t hit me with them negative waves so late at night DrHoracid. Say something nice for once.



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