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Iraqi Expat

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Americans give back what Saddam took away

Apart from giving us back our country, freedom and hope, a number of small Iraqi businessmen are getting a prosthetic hands to replace the hands the Saddam ordered to be amputated.

I remember this when I was in Iraq, it happened in mid-1990s. Saddam's secret service and Mukhabarat captured several small businessmen, from various districts around Baghdad, who where speculating with foreign currency.

One of the biggest raids was in Al Kindi district where many small-time foreign currency operators conduct business. I have been there many times to buy or sell US$ for personal use. A friend of mine was there at the time of the raid and had to hide in a pharmacy until the raid was over. He was lucky not to be captured; but what he saw was terrifying, people were being beaten up with sticks and taken away!

Read this amazing story of some of the victims of that operation. Also read this story about a baby who had Surgery in the US for heart defects and is heading back home to Afghanistan.

Who said the Americans don't care?
Who said the Americans are the bad guys?

[Hat Tip: DagneyT]


Anonymous Annie said...

Thanks Ahmad! It is nice to know that there are some people left in the world that don't think America is the bad guy no matter what we do.

It is the great mystery why Afghani's and Iraqi's don't hate us so much.....at least it is a mystery to the left.

Better watch out Ahmad, they will be accusing you of working for the CIA!

April 13, 2005 7:35 pm  
Blogger Ahmad said...

Well if they accuse me of working for the CIA, can then I accuse them of working for Al-Qaeda?

April 13, 2005 10:57 pm  
Anonymous Muhannad said...

I love the USA. I've always believed that it's the best country in the world.

Thank you Ahmad for the article. I read it and wondered how anybody could defend Saddam and his thugs.

April 14, 2005 12:26 am  
Blogger Brian H said...

I'm sure there are thousands of such cases to be cared for. Come the day when Iraqi medicine is up to the challenge! There will be lots of work to do undoing as much of SH's damage as possible.

April 14, 2005 6:21 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you. Both Ahmed and Mohannad for your kind words.

Sadaam indeed was a monster.


April 14, 2005 8:08 am  
Anonymous Annie said...

Ahmad said: "Well if they accuse me of working for the CIA, can then I accuse them of working for Al-Qaeda?"

Well, yes. I think that is fair! (But they will scream and holler a lot!!!!)


April 14, 2005 8:50 pm  
Blogger Steven Giacomelli said...

That is a story of hope -- I dont know how i would feel if my hands were cut off -- i need them for typing :)

April 15, 2005 5:52 am  

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