Saturday, October 27, 2007

Trials and Tribulations of Riverbend

For those of use who have been following what was happening in Iraq through the writings of the Girl Blogger from Baghdad, also known as Riverbend, the decision she and her family made in April 2007 to quit Iraq was good and bad news.

Good news, if this courageous lady was able to reach safety. Bad news, as we would stop receiving the real story of common people in Iraq and their day-to-day sufferings.

On September 6th 2007, Riverbend updated her blog to tell how she and her family had crossed over into Syria. She ended her blog with this note:

"I wonder at how the windows don’t rattle as the planes pass overhead. I’m trying to rid myself of the expectation that armed people in black will break through the door and into our lives. I’m trying to let my eyes grow accustomed to streets free of road blocks, hummers and pictures of Muqtada and the rest..."
Life has not been easy in Syria as they live on a hour-by-hour basis. On October 22nd 2007, Riverbend described the sad and sorry choice of having to go through a "leave and re-entry process" so as to get an extra couple of months of safety in their lives.

How long is this charade going to last before the Iraqis can get control of their lives so as live in peace without foreign forces tearing apart their nation, especially the Americans in their greed for OIL.?

Our hearts bleed for Riverbend and all Iraqis who are suffering this turmoil, over 4 million of them!

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