TED Conversations

Mohammedridha Alaskari

Security Advisor, Nabors Industries

This conversation is closed. Start a new conversation
or join one »

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.

0
Share:

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Mar 23 2013: edward,

    Since 1945 -- US Presidents ignored Congress when deciding to make WAR.
    US President's use questionable constitutional executive authority to initiate WAR.
    US President's ask Congress to appropriate monies to pay for WAR after the fact.
    Appropriations that pay for (Non-stop) "Preemptive Wars upon other nation shores."

    Media propaganda then and now, that label America as "the world's peacekeeper", is a lie.
    Americans have no realistic idea of the (Secret) WARS created by US President's lies.

    The WMD reason for George W. Bush's WAR against Iraq was later exposed, as a lie.
    Colin Powell's integrity, folded like a cheap suit, when he tried to sell to the United Nations,
    the WMD lie.

    American voters have become co-conspirators with the US Presidents they elect and re-elect.

    As you can see, I hate WARS, and those idiots that start them.
    • thumb
      Mar 23 2013: If I'm not mistaken, Shia - Sunni feud started before U.S. even existed. U.S. policy does not help, but it does not seem to be the cause of the violence.

      Despite the popular American belief, America is not the center of the world. Many countries have problems not caused by U.S. policies.
      • Mar 24 2013: Thank you Arkady,

        You're right, and you've won the HITS THE NAIL ON THE HEAD award.
        Thank you.

        Arkady, We have a few problems developing today, here in America.

        US foreign policies effect Americans.
        Policies soon become dictates. with threats of WAR should some country
        not change it's policies.

        Americans are daily fed a diet of Media garbage suggesting we should
        be ready to slay the monsters lurking beyond our borders.

        After 6 decades of such garbage, you would think Americans would have
        had enough. Not so.

        The voters continue to back the hawks of WAR.

        Everything in America's open and transparent government is a SECRET.
        Get out your calculators -- Homeland Security has in the last 18 months
        ordered Billions of bullets and 2600 new armored vehicles.

        "Surprise" the Social Security Administration bought 1.5 Million bullets themselves.
        More guns and ammo than we could have used in 10 years of fighting WARS in Iraq.
        Where on earth do they plan to use these weapons? The Mexican border?
        Disneyland?

        I apologize if my information is wrong. A check with the Congressional Record
        might clear it up. There are a couple Senators upset with these purchases.

        There is gossip that Homeland Security's Janet Napolitano will be running for
        President in 2016. Will these purchases help her to get elected?
        • thumb
          Mar 24 2013: Frank,

          The data on buying bullets is without sources or context. Where did you get the data that Social Security Administration is buying bullets? I'm not sure what to make out of this statement without reading more.

          Although you hate wars, what you say is not far from what you criticize: "Americans are daily fed a diet of Media garbage suggesting we should
          be ready to slay the monsters lurking beyond our borders." You seem to suggest that the monsters are inside our borders. But the message is, essentially, the same. I have a far more sensational news for you: "The Phantom of the Opera is here, inside your mind".

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.