Wrong thing over and over.

Four years ago we started hearing about “change” and yet we get the wrong things over and over.  We look to our president.  We usually look to someone else to make changes, and we remain as we are except to maybe get more and more discouraged.

I started this somewhat ridiculous project………and I have gained quite a few followers (thank you) and I look at it now and ask myself who I thought I was that I could make any changes.  I choose this one thing to first work on, but oh man it is a doozey.

Now you can either stop following me or stay, but I must tell you that I am feeling a little down today.  Everybody loves a winner, and nobody loves a loser, but consider that a lot of people at first fail in their endeavors. And I may not even make a noticeable dent with my efforts, and you can call me crazy if you want and I will take it not completely brave, but I will continue onward with this goal of mine. I am not yet finished.

There are people who worked with American troops in Iraq, and they were left behind there to fend for themselves in the aftermath of a mess we made.  Even this old grandma here could see that the interpreters were going to be persecuted, and yet VERY LITTLE has been done to get them to SAFETY.  And these people are being tortured and killed in post-war Iraq.  Well, there are plenty of other people on the planet in harm’s way…………one can argue that……… But this is the cause that I chose to work on.

And since I am a stubborn old girl I ask you to retweet this message.  Send me IDEAS!!  I also ask you to send a message asking for help for our allies, the Iraqi interpreters.  The message phone at the White House is  (202)456-1111.   Just please do something.  Tomorrow I will still be here doing this no matter what.

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  1. HI ALL. I am a former Iraqi Interpreter totally worked for the United States Government as an Interpreter for four and half year, I am here today to share story with all of you, I’ve had worked with the Marine Corps in Iraq for the past three and a half year straight without problems at all, With the Marines I used to travel with them all over the country Iraq, Then I have applied for the SIV program in 2009 and I have got the Chief Of Mission in Oct 2010, When the last unit of the Marine Corps left the country the in the end of 2010, then GLS Sent me to work with the Army 3rd Infantry Division somewhere in Iraq I am not trying to mention the name of the FOB or the name of the city, Anyways I did the Interview at the United States Embassy in Baghdad in April while I was with this Army unit They did take good care of me too, Then we moved from small FOB where the Iraqi Army living at to another Iraqi Army base with the rest of the element of 3rd Infantry Division. then I lived in an Occupied room by another Interpreters at that time I found three rolls of cables and they were tight when I Informed the platoon SGT about those cables he said “it’s just a cables not yours so don’t worry about it” HE IGNORED IT and I listened to what he said and I left them sitting in my room the whole time. then in mid of June of 2011 3rd Infantry Division left the country and been replaced by the 82nd Airborne, But I didn’t Informed the new unit the 82nd Airborne about those cables because I though they going to ignore it as well. AND HERE THE TROUBLES BEGINS. I dedicated myself to the Army Company commander and platoon commander as well. it was a part of the job. and right before the 82nd Airborne wanted to leave Iraq we cleaned the FOB and about to turned it to the Iraqi Army. He found the cables in my room and he start yelling at me and screaming at me, then I told him the whole true story about the cables but he didn’t believe me. Then he asked me and I responded to his questions

    (Why you have those cables in your room and who’s belong too?)

    I Answered him
    (Those Cables aren’t mine aren’t belong to me they were sitting in this room for long

    And he asked me this.
    Are you trying to make money from the U.S government Property ?

    Then I answered him this
    ( No sir, Why would I do that. I have my salary. I have money )

    and he asked me this
    (Why you didn’t take them out of your room)

    Then I answered him this
    (They were so heavy)
    Then he tried to lift them but he couldn’t

    then I told him that I had Informed the last unit but they Ignored it. So I didn’t tell you about it because I though you will ignore it as well.

    then he told me I will fire you, and I told him Sir you can’t just fire me like that I didn’t do anything wrong I served the U.S.G for four and half year and he didn’t respond to me. Then the 1st LT Shows up and found out. and the LT told his commander Sir my Interpreter isn’t thief. I trust him as much as I trust my soldiers. BUT Unfortunately. The Captain didn’t listen to the 1st LT as well.

    then he took me to the Intelligence and the Intelligence start asking me about the cables and Interrogated me there and they took my two cell phone from me and checked them the Intelligence didn’t find anything suspicious on my two cell phone.

    and they dropped me at the gate of the FOB late in the evening. and flagged me and he put my name in the black list for his MISUNDERSTANDING of me and his 1st LT. Now I can’t work with any U.S Contracted company in Iraq. and My Visa about to be revoked.

    Just yesterday a sergeant got told me that, The captain was hate the Interpreters and he wanted to fire one of you guys. and he found you with the cables and he found it to easy to fire you so he accused you false accusation. Because he can. He was the commander. and that SGT don’t want me to say his name.

    I am asking you for help please. I sacrificed my life and my family’s life of working with the U.S Military in Iraq. is that how you treat your allies. Save my life. As an Former Iraqi Interpreter my life now in Iraq is full with threats. I trained the Iraqi army and police and most of them knows me and can see me in Baghdad where I live. as you know some of the Iraqi army and the police are corrupt and it has a militias once they found my house and my family they will kill me and kill my family as well, HELP ME LIKE I HELPED YOU. SAVE MY LIFE LIKE I SAVED A LOTS OF AMERICANS LIVES IN IRAQ. PEOPLE I NEED YOUR HELP. HELP ME WITH ALL YOU CAN. I REALLY NEED YOUR HELP NOW.

    That’s all I have got.

    Best regard.

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