Things in Baghdad haven’t been that great since the military operations in Basra began, shelling on civilians, killings, firing mortars, kidnappings ect...I was watching TV and saw a man crying because his house was hit in Sadr city and he said that today its my house tomorrow this could happen to you! And there it struck me it can be my house, it could be my child.
yesterday there were gunshot by security forces looking for Mahdi army fighters near the place I live so when I got home they told my that my daughter freaked out because of the gun fire she was with her grandmother at the time and she wouldn’t stop crying until the gunshots stopped, How long do our children have to live with this?????
Now I don’t think people are pleased with Sadr now, but they are not that happy with the Iraqi government and its actions either, especially since it decided to fire about 5000 Iraqi security members for giving up their arms, I mean wouldn’t anyone if put in a similar situation, either give up your arm, or lose your life, I think I would go for the first since Sadr usually changes his mind and yields to the government in the last minute even though many people were killed defending his decisions at first .
Sadr's supporters have a real big issue; they are very fond of firing mortars; and they target the green zone even though governmental buildings in Baghdad are near the green zone so when they fall I usually have the honor of hearing them! And sometimes they are close! Since they don’t always land on the place they are intended for (green zone).
Now I bet that Al-Qaeda is on vacation now, I bet they are thinking "hey the Iraqi people are killing each other they don’t need us to kill them!"