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11/22/2017 10:05:29 PM
Posted: 10/29/2004 4:09:10 AM EST
This is a real eye-opener, gentlmen.

http://windsofchange.net/archives/005809.php


What would you do if you were a 22 year old Kurdish Muslim woman in March of 2003, when an army drawn from several countries invaded your homeland?

If you were Humalia Akrawy you would remember your brother, killed under Saddam -- and remember how they sent back just one leg and part of an arm to demonstrate his death and their power to your family. You would look at your father, who no longer has full use of his hands after being tortured by Saddam.

And then, despite the disapproval of many but with the blessing and support of your family, on 23 March you would volunteer to become a translator for the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.

But what would you do when Ba'athists and jihadists ambushed your car, injuring your brother and trying to kill you, and when they later killed your 24 year old sister thinking she was you -- pumping 60 AK47 bullets into her body? Or when you received a letter saying, "We know we missed killing you, but we will be back" and then your home was blown up, injuring another brother and killing the Iraqi policeman guarding it?


Go and read the rest of the article. Impressive woman.

Sorry, no pics.
Link Posted: 10/29/2004 4:14:51 AM EST
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Link Posted: 10/29/2004 5:37:03 AM EST

Originally Posted By Jame_Retief:
This is a real eye-opener, gentlmen.

windsofchange.net/archives/005809.php


What would you do if you were a 22 year old Kurdish Muslim woman in March of 2003, when an army drawn from several countries invaded your homeland?

If you were Humalia Akrawy you would remember your brother, killed under Saddam -- and remember how they sent back just one leg and part of an arm to demonstrate his death and their power to your family. You would look at your father, who no longer has full use of his hands after being tortured by Saddam.

And then, despite the disapproval of many but with the blessing and support of your family, on 23 March you would volunteer to become a translator for the 101st Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.

But what would you do when Ba'athists and jihadists ambushed your car, injuring your brother and trying to kill you, and when they later killed your 24 year old sister thinking she was you -- pumping 60 AK47 bullets into her body? Or when you received a letter saying, "We know we missed killing you, but we will be back" and then your home was blown up, injuring another brother and killing the Iraqi policeman guarding it?


Go and read the rest of the article. Impressive woman.

Sorry, no pics.

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:04:51 AM EST
Some Iraqis get it.

Link Posted: 10/29/2004 10:07:16 AM EST
Kurds in the north of Iraq have been doing VERY well over the last 10yrs, under the protection of US-led efforts in aid and No Fly Zone overflights. Glad to see we got something for our treasure.
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