I just realized today…
When I came back home from my “screwed up” Vacation I was searching for fuel in the black market, the guy selling the fuel was selling in 6 times the official price not 10 meters away from the pump station, when I asked him why are you selling so high he told me what’s the matter with you? Don’t you know that the Army controls the petrol stations?, because I was in no mood to argue with such a “low life” call me a Bourgeoisie I don’t care, and because the sweat was oozing into every opening of my body well I left angry.
Today after nearly four weeks “I think”, I went to the same lowlife and asked him the same question “the price of fuel today in Baghdad is $1.5 per liter, an average family “theoretically” needs about 40 liters a day for their generators in heats exceeding 49 Celsius “about 120 Fahrenheit” that’s $60 a day.
People do not have such money.
In real life people are not operating their generators more than three to four hours a day, they are sleeping in the gardens and the roof tops, someone may argue that sleeping in the rooftops is actually done in Iraq for a long time ago I answer well yes, but how about strayed bullets and even worse strayed mortars?
Know back to the subject he answered well the Army is in control of the petrol station, he then added to my confusion “The Mahdi Army”.
Now everything is clarified, the government has no control over anything the militia’s are controlling everything the controls our lives our food our security and they grow greedy everyday, you open your mouth --- you disappear or you are found dead with electric drill holes in your body.
Ahh.. by the way in the Adhamiya area the same thing is happening to the petrol stations but they are controlled by the “Mujahidins”
Iraq is controlled by the Gangs by cutthroats and criminals. Neither the sluggish militia infested weak government; neither the Multi national forces that have given up all hope can do anything.
We are talking about a country a civilization, humans under siege.
there is unfortunatly only one way to control Iraq... with the Sword of Justice, cutthroats can't be reasoned with democracy.
P.S. anyone entering Baghdad by plane or Helicopter can see how long the snake like car queues are, waiting on the petrol stations.
Friday, August 18, 2006
I just realized today…