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A Letter from an Iraqi Mother to the Mothers of the Americans Killed in Fallujah

Posted Apr 5, 2004 06:01 PM PST

All the propaganda, all the war-rhetoric, all the calls to
patriotism, all fade before one simpple question. Who made the first
move? Who invaded who first? Who was the aggressor?

Sun Tzu warned that to win a war, one must have the moral law; the
belief held by ones military that they are morally right to do what
they do.

The world now knows that the US Government initiated a war of
conquest using lies and deception, killing both invader and invaded,
at least in part for the benefit of a foreign power.

In short, the US does not have the moral law. Our forces know it. The
invaded and occupied people know it. The world knows it.

The Moral Law gives the side that has it strength of spirit and the
will to endure to victory. The Moral Law weakens the army that does
not have it, because 6 weeks of basic training cannot totally erase
the lessons of 18 years, nor the knowledge deep down that what one is
doing is morally wrong.

The Moral Law strengthes the Iraqi people even as is saps the
invading forces of the desire to fight.

Which is why Iraq will be indeed another Vietnam, down to its
inevitable conclusion.

Category: News & Opinion Topic: International Affairs
Synopsis: depth of the resistance
Source: albasrah.net
Published: May 4, 2004 Author: Iraqi Mother
For Education and Discussion Only. Not for Commercial Use.

A Letter from an Iraqi Mother to the Mothers of the Americans Killed
in Fallujah

Dear Sisters,

I call upon you because we are sisters in motherhood.

The American media described us with as "barbarians", "savages",
and "criminals" in the aftermath of the mob lynching scenes of the
bodies of charred Americans in Fallujah, as Iraqis beat on dead
bodies then hung them off a bridge. But the American media does not
want you to know the true picture against which those scenes took
place, nor does it want to let you know why Iraqis did this thing.
The media does not want you to know the extent to which Iraqis have
come to hate the soldiers of the occupation for them to act like

I address you as American women, as mothers, sisters, wives, and

Sisters, I know how painful it is for a woman to lose someone dear. I
can feel your pain. For we, Iraqi women, have lost too much, and have
suffered what no mother on the face of the earth has. For example,
when your government imposed the unjust embargo on our country, we
had to watch our children everyday dying from lack of medicine.
Because of the weapons of mass destruction your soldiers used,
especially depleted uranium, we had to carry babies in our wombs for
nine months only to see them born severely deformed. As if all this
was not enough for your government, it topped all it off with a war
that it launched under false pretexts just to control our wealth, our
oil and resources. And it was a brutal war in which many of our
children were killed and many others were arrested, both sons and
daughters. As of today, your government continues to kill and arrest
our sons and daughters. So, after all this, do you still wonder why
Iraqis carry such hatred in their hearts towards your kids?!

You sons, dear sisters, were not exactly angels or missionaries
preaching the religion of mercy! Your sons have killed our fathers,
brothers, sisters, sons, and daughters. Your sons have stolen,
pillaged, raped, polluted the earth and the water, and burnt the
fields. In fact, dear sisters, your sons are the real barbarians, the
murderers, and criminals. Therefore, please don't blame us for hating

Dear sisters, I call upon you, as someone just like you who has
experienced the pain of Iraqi brothers and sons being killed by the
invaders in the worst possible way: if you want our collective pains
not to increase and multiply, and if you want the return of your sons
and husbands back home safe and sound, PLEASE LET THEM LEAVE IRAQ,
for they are NOT welcome here. And, therefore, I tell you that nobody
can possibly promise you that the lynching scenes of yesterday in
Fallujah won't be repeated again, okay?

Why do you let your loved ones be sacrificed like this, dear sisters?
So murdering beasts like Bush, Rumsfeld, Sharon, and Halliburton
would get richer and more powerful? Is that a good reason for them to
die? We think not. We want it all to stop, for us and for you. So
please let your children leave Iraq alone.

An Iraqi Mother


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