I strongly doubt that any person with the slightest interest in the politics don't look at these days as a very important crossroads and a milestone.
It's so obvious that all the Iraqis are really cautious these days, we are watching with fear and crossed fingers the events and wish for the best to happen.
The past few days were the bloodiest since a very long time…350 Iraqi; killed and wounded as a result of explosions.
Yesterday's night the Iraqi with the
I heard from some of my sources (reliable ones) :" it's certain that explosive cars, sticky explosive packs and some explosive belts have entered Adhamiya these days to target the gatherings of people"
You can easily feel the tension in the streets, and after the working hours (3 PM) you would notice a very big difference in traffic, the streets are much emptier than 2 weeks ago for example, there is somehow a long line at the gas stations because people are expecting a crisis.
Any Iraqi kid would strongly advice you not to go anywhere unless it was a really important business.
And to give you a more vivid image, I'd like to describe the situation on ground a bit more…very severe sand storm with extremely hot weather that if you walk for 5 minutes you would feel a fire in your shoes let alone the massive amount of sweat and water you'll drink…tensioned people passing through checkpoints of tensioned soldiers and that somehow gives me some flash backs to 2007.
OK, me and many other people are wishing for the best, wishing that nothing will happen, and Iraqi security forces will be up to the task and they will do great and they will not act on sectarian or political bases and be able to defeat terrorism…etc. but can we discuss the subject rationally rather than emotionally and put aside our dreams?
Most of the leaderships of the security forces have occupied their positions according to sectarian bases or political bases rather than efficiency, experience or loyalty to
What will happen if there was a security breakout (for any reason)? What will happen and how will the Iraqi forces react? Will they act proficiently or they will bombard the whole area and make it a ground?
We should also keep in mind that the elections are close, so naturally we would notice some eliminations and disturbances due to political reasons either to hold the power and keep sitting on the chair or to reach that chair and seize the power specially with the sever corruption in every inch of every ministry and the fires that happens in the ministry are just a simple example of corruption and trying to ruin the evident!
This is a very important turn in the political history of
So let's cross the fingers and wish for the best to happen, we'll wait and see.
I'll keep this post updated if anything happens (let's hope not).