Overly involved.

I worry a lot about the Iraqi native interpreters that my government’s military left behind in Iraq to fend for themselves amid death threats.  My husband wakes up at three in the morning and sees me on the internet and says,  “you need to sleep”.  Well of course I need to sleep.  I know that.

But you see, it’s another time of day in Iraq, and someone may need to talk.  I only got five hours of sleep in two days, so I was pretty tired and could barely hold my head up and type when I got a message yesterday; an interpreter’s home was visited by three armed gunmen.  The interpreter was not found and thankfully the gunmen didn’t hurt the family.  So the interpreter had to leave.  He could stay with another relative for a little while, but not long.

I was trying to hold my head up straight and make coherent sentences then…. so I logically decided to message several other people who know a lot more about Iraq than I do.  A national reserve soldier girl (Kimberly Frier) and an Iraqi interpreter (Ali Jalal) in hiding in Jordan.  And I KNEW the endangered interpreter was in good hands and my head hit the pillow and I went out like a light.  When I woke up I learned that it was arranged for the interpreter to stay with a kind soul in Iraq that doesn’t even know the guy.

Such a relief now, to have this kind of proactivity among the group of Iraqi interpreters and some concerned soldiers I am in contact with.  But the interpreter could as well have been killed.  Some ARE being killed, and some of these we will never hear of, because they may not have internet access. But the ones that do have internet access sometimes find the facebook group where I visit with them and there I wait with them.  They are in hiding and cannot go outside.  They get frustrated and depressed.  They struggle to keep their love for America alive, fluctuating between feelings of being betrayed and hope.  They love the soldiers that they bonded with and miss them but don’t hear from them much if at all. And I tell them that if they cannot hope I will keep hoping FOR them.  And I keep praying.

Ali Jalal that I mentioned above, is featured in this newspaper story written by Adam Kealoha Causey:

http://jacksonville.com/news/florida/2012-02-07/story/jacksonville-veteran-fights-bring-iraqi-translator-us

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2 thoughts on “Overly involved.

  1. “IRAQI GOVERNMENT (Republic of Iraq) they are BLACKLISTED because they are DECLARED as TERRORISTS”.

    We are in Full Support of National Organization of Iraqi Christians @NOOIC http://www.nooic.org and we Strongly Believe & Demand the protection & equal rights/treatments etc. to All Iraqi Minorities in particular the Iraqi Christians, this is essential & it must be Preserved, and since Iraq’s Christians have been & continue to be a constant target for executions, assassinations, discrimination, kidnapping etc. these heinous crimes committed toward Iraq’s Christians are racially committed due to their Christian Faith (religion belief), in order to drive them out of Iraq. The U.S. Administration, & the World Leaders must not allow this to continue they are Serious Violations of various Human Right laws; also in violations of various Customary International Laws; Universal Declaration of Human Right Laws; Among many other recognized National & International Common Laws, etc. etc.

    A start is to have Autonomous Region and to Self Rule within Nineveh Plains Province, Iraq, for the Iraqi Indigenous Christians, where Iraqi Jewish may feel comfortable & safe to go to Iraq & other Minority Group, the Nineveh Plains Province should be provided to ALL Iraqi Minorities groups including Iraq’s Christians the Indigenous Christians that still speak the same exact language of Jesus Christ had spoken, which the Iraqi Indigenous Christians entitles them for at least 10% of Entire Iraq’s Oil Revenue (Retroactive) & Proceeds, as the Iraqi Indigenous Christians & Iraqi Jews were in Iraq long before the Iraqi Muslims. Please push to demand that Iraqi Government to declare that Nineveh Plains Province is to be Self Rule by Iraqi Minority groups Especially the Christians of Iraq. As of now we Declare Iraqi Government, the ruling Government of Iraqi Kurds, the Iraqi Turks etc. they are All to be BLACKLISTED as they are Considered TERRORISTS. We continue to Pray for Almighty GOD To protect, rescue & save the Iraqi Christians.

    Our suffering is never in vain, embrace it as JESUS embraced HIS Cross. One day our glory will come through THE MESSIAH, and HE will embrace us as HE does already. All of Iraqi Christians Must Unite, Come together, & Join each other with one another and embrace all that wish to support in the Struggle of the Christians of Iraq, to be Equally Treated in their Homeland & to have Equal Rights including at least 10% of Iraq’s Entire Oil Reserve the Revenue & proceeds to be Retroactive this is for the Iraq’s Christians Lawful Rights, otherwise we will continue in our Struggle & Objectives & Fight against Anyone who does Not wish to abide, no matter how strong & powerful the oppressors are, we have Faith in GOD via. Our Lord & Savior JESUS CHRIST, that is All we need in order to prevail, as for now we BLACKLIST Iraqi Government, Iraqi Kurds, Iraqi Turks and declare them ALL as TERRORISTS http://bit.ly/zCKUe1

    Also http://bit.ly/sbeU7Z

    Help Prevent Another Genocide See Previous Genocide Against Iraqi Christians inside Iraq http://t.co/iSK82Uv

    While the Iraqi Government allowed Genocide to Occur against Iraq’s Christians it is obvious Iraqi Government was and Always will be Terrorists & Racist toward Christians of Iraq.

    Help Prevent Another Genocide See Previous Genocide Against Iraqi Christians inside Iraq http://t.co/iSK82Uv
    While the Iraqi Government allowed Genocide to Occur against Iraq’s Christians it is obvious Iraqi Government was and Always will be Terrorists & Racist toward Christians of Iraq. See http://www.makedonija.tv/middle_east_christians.htm Click on the “Middle East Christians- The Untold Story”.

    Thank you.

    1) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iraq

    2) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineveh

    3) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nineveh_plains

    4) http://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Nineveh

    5) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proposals_for_an_Assyrian_autonomy_or_state

  2. I welcome this comment even though it includes some thoughts I do not necessarily agree with. It comes from a different perspective than my own. This man has much reason to mistrust some Muslim people, as during the war many Christians were murdered at the hands of others. Minorities are often attacked in times of war. Very sad.

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