What a shock , I immediately brought the camera and took the picture and video . is this drinking water or is it rice water? what are those floating things? I know about the cholera , I know it might be epidemic in Baghdad but I'll be so lucky if this water only contains cholera bacteria! how could they give us this water , why should I respect or obey or even recognize my government they are not providing us with electricity , water and even security, each Iraqi house should be a country and have a flag and it's own government , I depend on my self on electricity , water and even security , what a farce.
Not every day the water is like this , but even if it's color is clear , that doesn't mean that it's clean and suitable for drinking , Bacteria are colorless !
Next day I talked to my friends in the clinic about the water and they said that it was the same in their houses . that means all Baghdad or most of it was supplied with this liquid that I can't name it "water" , one of my colleagues said that he drank it , what could i do ? as he said.
that's when I decided to do something , something should be done to stope the cholera in Baghdad.
I decided to use the donation money to buy cholera vaccine (Dukoral) , water filters and clean drinking water for me , my wife , my friends in the clinic and my neighbors , of course that depends on the amount of donations , I'll start with us and then to the friends and neighbours because the vaccine isn't cheap it costs about 95$ without the shipment fees from the site of abc online pharmacy , I will look if I it's available in Jordan then I'll ask my relatives there to buy it and send it to me.
Now I buy mineral water for my wife because she had an infection in her stomach few months ago because of the water as the doctor said , she has a weak stomach , but for me I still drink from the tap water.
I don't want to see any of the people I know suffering from cholera or any other disease because of the water they drink , as I have mentioned in earlier posts that 5 000 cases of cholera has been reported in northern Iraq. When I hear about people die because of the violence and explosions I can't stop the violence , but I can try to stop the cholera infections , at least I want to try.
Cholera in Baghdad has been confirmed , and what I was afraid of since I got back to Baghdad has happened.2 cases of cholera in Baghdad and one in Basra, and by the way the count of cases in Iraq is about 24 532 cases of cholera now as the latest WHO report say , and the poor government doesn't have chlorine!! that's what they said , my sick government said that the chlorine has dried up this year because the terrorists used it in their attacks!!! did the terrorists took the chlorine from the government? what are they talking about? it's the life of thousands and they lie! Iraqis got used to be killed by an explosion or an assassination or even die in the sick government's jails , but they are not used to die of cholera's diarrhea!
I will not accept to die like this . dehydrate and die! what a sad way to die.
The government's allegation about being irresponsible about the cholera in Baghdad is that the terrorists used the chlorine in their explosions and that the trucks that caries the cholera are waiting at the borders.
It's true that the terrorists used the chlorine in some explosions at the beginning of this year , but did they take it from the government? why do the government talk about it then? let's say that they did take it from the government and the government is connived with the insurgents , the number of chlorine attacks wasn't that much to deplete all the chlorine in Iraq.
If the trucks that carries the chlorine is waiting at the borders , why don't you let them in , aren't they carrying chlorine for you?they are carrying about 100 000 tons of chlorine can't you control where will they go , can't you take it and hold it somewhere safe and use it to save the Iraqis from the disaster?
I noticed that many detergents and cleansing agents is missing from the market because it contains chlorine , that was about 3 weeks ago because I wanted to use some of them to purify water , they say that the government has prevented their import.
They didn't let the chlorine in and they will not , in order to prevent the terrorists from attacking with chlorine , but for them it's OK if the cholera attacked Iraqis , because the sick twisted government wants to look good to the rest of the world with reduced insurgents attacks and to the hell with the Iraqi people , let them die.