U.S. remembers 9/11 victims but who remembers Iraqi victims?Posted: September 15, 2009
by Fatih Abdulsalam
Published: Sep. 14, 2009 – Azzaman
Every year the U.S. remembers victims of 9/11 attacks, which analysts describe as the deadliest and most costly ever for the world’s only superpower.
In Iraq every four weeks we lose as many innocent lives as those killed by 9/11 attacks.
There is no way for the U.S. to forget the 9/11 victims and they must be remembered.
But do not you think there is injustice here. The U.S. lost 3,000 innocent lives on 9/11 and Iraq, which had nothing to do with the horrific attacks, has been losing at least 3,000 innocent victims every four weeks since 2003 U.S. invasion.
The tragedy is that the murderer of Iraqis, whether directly or indirectly, is the country which thinks it is too much to kill 3,000 innocent people and that their murder must be remembered and their death retaliated for.
How many innocent Iraqis has the U.S. killed since it illegally invaded Iraq in 2003? Who remembers them? Who will ever erect a small statue in their memory?
The only way for Iraqis to remember their hundreds of thousands of innocent victims is to stare at the Green Zone where the U.S. administration and military headquarters stay behind blast walls and slabs of concrete.
But do U.S. leaders realize that instead of honoring the innocent blood shed on 9/11 they lost and are still losing more lives and caused the death of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives.
U.S. standing in the world and its economic and military prowess hardly anyone fears today.
It lost the war in Iraq. It is losing it in Afghanistan. Instead of humiliating Arabs and Muslims the U.S. humiliated itself.
The only way for the U.S. to honor 9/11 victims is to correct the blunders it has done in the wars waged to retaliate for their innocent souls.
To retaliate for an innocent soul is not by killing thousands more innocent souls.