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Film Gets Up Close With Iraqi Refugees

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Posted on Aug 14, 2008
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Two million Iraqis are living as refugees in Syria and Jordan, and the U.S. seems to be doing nothing to help the vast majority of them despite occupying their country while posing as a savior. A new film, “The Hard Way Home,” produced by the BBC to give faces to that depressing number, is available on YouTube in six parts. Here is the first.

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By samosamo, August 14, 2008 at 9:34 pm Link to this comment

By Fadel Abdallah, August 14 at 8:02 pm

It’s a crappy world fadel, and Nietzsche wrote somewhere that ‘the things that don’t kill us make us stronger’.

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By Fadel Abdallah, August 14, 2008 at 9:02 pm Link to this comment

I said it before and will repeat it again: that indeed many who survive horrible wars would envy the dead. And this is the impression I got after listening to these two Iraqi ladies speaking in Arabic. Though I was always proud that I know five languages, after listening to these heart-breaking stories, the first reaction I had was a feeling of envy for those who did not know the language to understand firsthand what was being said.

Then after a mixture of strange emotions, I broke out into uncontrollable sobbing.

Then, after I calmed down, I found myself saying:

God damn political-military America! And God damn the day I became an American 30 years ago, since I now can’t escape the fact that I contributed to this twenty-first century savagery with my taxpayer’s money and against my will!   

I myself now feel envious of the dead and wish I was never been born! This is how bad I feel ashamed of my existence since I could not do any thing to stop all this evil and barbarity brought upon the people of Iraq!

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