“As long as the government and the Americans are building these blast walls, we will have no security”. This is the summery of my conversation with the taxi driver who picked me home. The man said “The Americans don’t want the security situation to be settled because they will have no more reasons to stay in Iraq. And our government shares them this ideology”. I couldn’t discuss the man any more because we Iraqis are very well known that we don’t give up our ideologies simply. So, if I would spend a full day and night to change his mind, I wouldn’t achieve any progress.
When I move in some neighborhoods in Baghdad, I see the blast walls increasing day after day and when I write the violence reports, some simple questions came to my mind and I think most of my people ask the same questions. If we have this daily violence in the different neighborhoods of Baghdad, why do the Americans and the Iraqi government insist on building more blast walls? Why do we lose more cement, more sand and more water for useless thing?
The government could build thousands of houses and give them to the unemployed young men whom some of them involve in the daily violence because they have nothing in this country. Another question comes to my mind also about the benefit of the blast walls, to protect civilians or to protect the US and Iraqi troops? I have other questions in my mind but I hope first that someone gives me answers for the written ones here.