Drei Jahre nach der US-geführten Invasion des Irak zeigen sich viele irakische Blogger verzweifelt über die Lage in ihrem Land - Gewalttaten sind an der Tagesordnung, die Energieversorgung ist weiterhin miserabel, die Spannungen zwischen Sunniten und Schiiten nehmen weiter zu. Für diese Negativentwicklung werden die US-Soldaten im Land verantwortlich gemacht.
Hier ein Auszug aus dem Blog A Family in Baghdad vom 14.März 2006:
"The situation in Iraq now is the worst that can be, since Baghdad fell in April 2003, meaning; three years passed since the war, and the results we reaped were destruction, ruin, killings, and bloodshed… billions of dollars were robbed, thousands of souls perished, our cities and villages destroyed, and there are some who are pulling the people apart, pushing them to a sectarian civil war. There is an occupation army filling the streets, doing what? we do not know, they build military bases which spell the message- they want to remain for ever, that they do not care for our souls, and that everything that is happening to us pours into their interest, and is a reason for them to stay…Iraq is torn apart…Iraq is ruined…Iraq became a heap of debris…Is this what they want?Was this their aim in this war?"
Die Bloggerin Najma, berichtet auf A Star from Mosul in einem Beitrag vom 9.März 2006 vom Tode eines Verwandten:
"Uncle S was dad's only uncle from his mother's side. A man in his late
seventies, peaceful and young in the heart. Last time I saw him was after Eid, I
gave him a kiss on his cheek when I greeted him, and he kissed me on my forehead
before we left. There's nothing that would make me happier than a kiss on the
forehead, especially from a man like him. (He was happy with his new mobile
then, and he really knew how to use it unlike many, and I was impressed that a
man his age, could understand such up-to-date thing. )Yesterday, he was shot by
Americans on his way back home, and he died. Like many others, he died, left us
clueless about the reason, and saddened with this sudden loss. He was shot many
times, only three reached him: One in his arm, one in his neck and one in his
chest. But they said they're sorry.. They always are.The police called the first
number they found in the mobile, and that was my cousin's: A woman in her
twenties, preparing for her engagement pary two days to come, who went in total
shock after the phone call although they didn't tell her he died."
Verheerend fällt auch das Fazit auf Baghdad Burning aus:
"Spring should be about renewal and rebirth. For Iraqis, spring has been about reliving painful memories and preparing for future disasters. In many ways, this year is like 2003 prior to the war when we were stocking up on fuel, water, food and first aid supplies and medications. We're doing it again this year but now we don't discuss what we're stocking up for. Bombs and B-52's are so much easier to face than other possibilities.I don’t think anyone imagined three years ago that things could be quite this bad today. The last few weeks have been ridden with tension. I’m so tired of it all- we’re all tired.Three years and the electricity is worse than ever. The security situation has gone from bad to worse. The country feels like it’s on the brink of chaos once more- but a pre-planned, pre-fabricated chaos being led by religious militias and zealots.
And what role are the occupiers playing in all of this? It’s very convenient for them, I believe. It’s all very good if Iraqis are abducting and killing each other- then they can be the neutral foreign party trying to promote peace and understanding between people who, up until the occupation, were very peaceful and understanding.Three years after the war, and we’ve managed to move backwards in a visible way, and in a not so visible way.In the last weeks alone, thousands have died in senseless violence and the American and Iraqi army bomb Samarra as I write this. The sad thing isn’t the air raid, which is one of hundreds of air raids we’ve seen in three years- it’s the resignation in the people. They sit in their homes in Samarra because there’s no where to go. Before, we’d get refugees in Baghdad and surrounding areas… Now, Baghdadis themselves are looking for ways out of the city… out of the country. The typical Iraqi dream has become to find some safe haven abroad.Three years later and the nightmares of bombings and of shock and awe have evolved into another sort of nightmare. The difference between now and then was that three years ago, we were still worrying about material things- possessions, houses, cars, electricity, water, fuel… It’s difficult to define what worries us most now. Even the most cynical war critics couldn't imagine the country being this bad three years after the war... Allah yistur min il rab3a (God protect us from the fourth year). "
Kaum positiver fallen die Urteile auf anderen Blogs wie Treasure of Baghdad , Shlonkom Bakazya?, An Iraqi Tear oder My Letters to America aus.