Once again, I ll give a n example of corruption; the big monster that destroy Iraq. I know I talked about this subject many times but this time its a kind of corruption that causes casualties. Its the corruption of the explosive detecting devices that the Iraqi security forces use. While passing through many checkpoint; I found out that these devices are useless and can not detect any kind of explosions.
The first time I found out this fact was few days ago. I was with my friend in his car coming to work. When our car passed through the checkpoint, the Iraqi soldier walked beside the car carrying the detecting device. The antenna of the device moved towards our car which means that we have explosives. The soldier ordered us to park aside. My friend did exactly what the soldier wanted. Another soldier came towards us and told my friend to open the trunk and he searched it. he didn't find anything. while searching our car, a soldier came riding his motorbike and carrying his AK 47 gun. he passed through the checkpoint. I was looking at him when I saw that the device didn't detect anything although the gun was loaded. I thought it is only the device was broken.
The second incident was in Abo Nowas street in downtown Baghdad. Another kind of the detecting devices is used in one of the check point. Again, the devices detected something in our car. We stopped and the policeman checked it but he found nothing. he came towards us and asked "anyone of wear perfume?" I said quickly "yes I do" then the man said "ok you can go." I was like OMG. What kind of detecting devices our forces have".
One of my colleagues told me that a high rank officer in the ministry of interior affairs told him that the devices used by our security forces can detect nothing and its only a part of some business made by some officials in the ministry to earn some money.
I don't know what to say about this kind of corruption. It costs lives of innocent people. I don't know when its the time to start the real battle against corruption! I pray it would start so soon because we need to start this important battle.