Just build the damn 100ft wall and leave then..

The U.S. started building a five-kilometer wall around Baghdad’s Sunni district of Adhamiya, which is surrounded by Shia communities. When the concrete wall is complete at the end of the month, Adhamiya, on the eastern bank of the Tigris River, will be gated, with checkpoints manned by U.S. and Iraqi troops as the only entries to the Sunni neighborhood, the U.S. army said.

American officials claim that the barrier is part of a strategy to “break the cycle of sectarian violence” in the Iraqi capital. Similar separation walls are being planned for two other districts in Baghdad. 

Building a 12ft wall is soooo idiotically out-of-date, but that’s the new Bush strategy to break the cycle of growing sectarian violence. I was thinking though, instead of building a 12 feet wall to trim down the violence, try pull out all foreign troops from the country, may be it works better at easing the growing violence. I started to believe that all these violence has been a direct result of the US illegal occupation. 

The minority sunni will soon be completely, not gated but jailed. I’d call this strategy akins to “divide and conquer” – sounds familiar? We have seen the Berlin wall, the West Bank wall and the wall bordering US and Mexico and now this. What’s next, a wall erected at every classroom in US universities or schools…now that would be a better idea would you think!!

Hear what those affected had to say about all this:-

“This will make the whole district a prison. This is collective punishment on the residents of Adhamiya ,” said Ahmed al-Dulaimi, a 41-year-old engineer who lives in the area. “They are going to punish all of us because of a few terrorists here and there. “We are in our fourth year of occupation and we are seeing the number of blast walls increasing day after day, suffocating the people more and more,” al-Dulaimi added.

“This is good if it is temporary, to help the area with security problems. But if this wall stays for the long term, it will be a catastrophe for the residents and will restrict our movements,” said Khalid Ibrahim, an Adhamiya resident who works at the Interior Ministry.

“I don’t think this wall will solve the city’s serious security problems,” said Ahmed Abdul-Sattar, 35, a government worker. “It will only increase the separation between our people, which has been made so much worse by the war.” 

~ by pickholes on April 23, 2007.

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