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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: Mohammedridha Alaskari, this is interesting.

    I want to switch the direction of this conversation as most us are really stupid about this subject.

    What would you propose?

    What do you think of Rory Stewart? (this guy is awesome)

    http://www.ted.com/talks/rory_stewart_time_to_end_the_war_in_afghanistan.html

    Can you tell me about the viewpoint of the Iraqi people on the street?

    I must say seeing voters brave the dangers to pursue their liberty was awesome and made me misty eyed, but that may be more conjecture than reality?

    It seems like the answer should come from the bottom up?

    And that it basically boils down to communication?

    And that people never have higher communication than when they are trading at the market place? How can Iraq trade with the world?

    My neighbor is Iraqi and a doctor as are all of his 5 brothers. Once his brothers were visiting and asked if they could take a picture of my house that was tented for termites at the time. They wanted to show people back home how big the tents were in America. 8^)

    What does Iraq want? What do the Iraqi people want?
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      Mar 22 2013: I will check it out!
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      Mar 23 2013: Excellent speech..
      This is incredible facts!
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        Mar 23 2013: Why?

        What do you suggest?

        What does Iraq want?
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          Mar 23 2013: - Because his speech is logical
          - I would suggest to reassess our current situation & suggest better solutions..
          - More peace, more love for each other, respect for others views though opinions different & MORE EDUCATION
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        Mar 23 2013: Thank you, sigh retracted.

        No matter how you figure it this is a extremely difficult and dangerous endeavor, as if you did not know this...

        I think the answer is to emulate other successes in history.

        Rule number one, this has to be from the bottom up. Al Qaeda is from the bottom up?

        In this country before the revolution there was much talk about what the country should become. This was done through the Federalist Papers and the Anti Federalist Papers. This eventually evolved into the Constitution.

        You cannot create a future through force it has to be through Communication and Education this has to be from the bottom up. People have very high communication when they are in the market place. Ideologies simmer down when people trade.

        If you want some more ideas email me.
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        Mar 23 2013: One other thought on this. In order for there to be learning you have to evaluate or weigh 2 things. Here in the U.S. it is looked down upon as it is perceived to be a form of prejudice. In your country it is looked down upon because the only acceptable answer is the Quran. In both cases learning does not occur because there is no evaluation or weighing of the information. Again this is because there is an irreducible minimum of 2 in order to compare and learn.

        If there is only one thing there is only indoctrination (which is also a problem in the U.S.) by authoritarian teachers.

        I would suggest the below secular book as a comparison to cultural beliefs. It has been well received in other parts of the world and has actually changed cultural beliefs for the better. It is cheap and available in Arabic

        http://www.thewaytohappiness.org/thewaytohappiness.html
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          Mar 23 2013: Many thanks for this website, I think this is good one, but unfortunately this will be useful for English speakers readers only, I hope the webmaster add Arabic language as well so Arab can read it!
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        Mar 23 2013: When the web page opens click on the language button and select Arabic.

        Also this page may be of some interest

        http://www.thewaytohappiness.org/programs/crisis-zones.html


        Also this white paper on how to fight the corruption you mentioned earlier:


        http://www.brianpinkowski.com/BrianPinkowski/Home_files/New-Tools-For-Fighting-Corruption-in-Organizations-WP1Fin.pdf
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        Mar 24 2013: Mohammedridha

        I scanned the white paper, it contains the answer to what you are looking for.

        I alluded to this earlier, you have an organizational problem.

        Any organization has to define it's purpose and what it produces, it then has to make it's policy known and that the employees get corrected on this policy. If the policy does not exist the worker is FORCED to make his own policy. Which of course leads to corruption or at the very least decay of the government.

        You may think this only applies to Iraq, it does not as this is the VERY problem we have in the U.S.. The country is decaying from a lack of policy being being used. Starting with the VERY fundamental point of what is the main product that a government is supposed to produce.

        The reason for the sucess of this country in the past was having the policy known and used and what the main product of the government is. This policy is called the Constitution. So you see how important having policy and getting it used is?

        This white paper is EXACTLY what you are looking for. Do you understand this?
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          Mar 24 2013: Pat,
          This awesome. I may need to read the last clause one more time, It may change the way I'm thinking ..
          Many thanks Pat.
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        Mar 24 2013: Good luck brother.

        Write back and let us know how it is going.

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