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Mohammedridha Alaskari

Security Advisor, Nabors Industries

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Why does the security situation in Iraq remain as it is?

We need to focus on the real issues facing the Iraqi Security forces / departments to establish a good security conditions country-wide.

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      Mar 22 2013: Carolyn,
      Yes it dangerous and hard job. but, for the ones who working in the security field they are using armoured vehicles and moving in convoys n the country to get their job done and they know very well how to protect themselves because they already know the are targeted by extremist group, etc..
      But for the civilian it is most dangerous, as you know it is not easy to protect other life facilities like public markets, religious centers, bus stations. enemies (extremists) mostly attacking easy target like the public areas, schools, its not easy for them to attack well-protected places like governal properties, foreign companies..

      Here in Iraq for example, we have kind of religious music and films mostly. We cannot use music in the attractive places because we have (a lot) of uneducated people they may get upset because of that. On the other hand we are faced with angry community because of widespread unemployment and an acute shortage of life facilities such as electricity, water and amenities, all those factors help to incite dissatisfaction with the performance of local governments. On other hand some people don't appreciate what Iraqi Security forces job as a result of the to the bad security conditions in the country. people need to change their ideas about the security employees. media needs to spread new ideas about the role of security departments and armed forces in law enforcement and spreading peace in the country.

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