posted on Nov, 7 2003 @ 02:23 PM
The tale here is one of shameless exploitation.
Yes, Gazrok, generally, women are not well treated in the middle east as a rule, however, its also not entorely true, there are many Arabs who
basically are afraid to touch women for fear of breaking them.
When I was in Saudi, yes, we white girls got followed around alot, harrassed, propositioned, ect. But, that was Saudi. iraq, from what i udnerstand,
is an entirely different ballgame.
Ive learned that in msot other middle eastern countries, they are alot nicer to women, and do rtespect them, but are guilty of overprotection. A
couple of syrians i talked to, for instance, told me how in thier town, women would get to ride the busses to go shop, while men, having to go to
work, were restricted to walking. So its not universal, this mysogyny, it seems mostly centered around Saudi Arabia and super conservative muslims
states like that. The foreigners in saudi were much more polite and respectful towards females, the Saudis were rutting pigs.
From what Ive heard of the Iraqis, they are nothing like the Saudis. Given what Ive seena dn heard, i wouldnt dowbt it. Thus...........
We must look at the source.
Jessica Lynch by starting to come clean is doing a rather heroic thing, because we all know what happens to whistle blowers and people who contradict
the party line..........