Forth Open Letter:
Everyone in Iraq knows, now, there is need for change. some of the reactions have likewise indicated something
else has to be unconditionally confronted.
In this will there going to be personal choices along with securities is now at the heart of every other discussion
which involves Iraqis, Iraqi idenity [ more to the point idenities ] and the imperative on how the anxieties involved
has to immediate resolved first and foremost. There are too many from outside Iraq impossing their own form of revolutions
and they likewise has to be stoped.
For in the heart of every Iraqi parent is the future of their children. Not the crazy unwarrented talk of " civil
The major contributing factors for this point of view comes from a prolonged investigation through InterCultural Communications
forums and websites along with Iraqi responses to previous communications, not counting the volunteered information of insourcing
emails from the region, which resulted in the following observation - which is the growing consensus among Iraqi
Presently and possible too late, Islamic thinking, especially under the Shiite school of thought, a social revolution
perspective on their sociocultural orthodoxy of how they were created, are now, in the eventual confrontation of this massive
internet globalization of information insourcing [ Which is right now crawling into their own information computer mainframe
servers and websites and adding them to their, the search engines, indexes. ] has to be tyrannical and despotic
to its people to maintain their radical political ends. This directly conflicts with the normalities of Iraqi priorities.
Three. Iraqi Education to be able to compete with Western - Eruo - American education systems; they got the oil;
thus their education in the world should be the best.
Four. Iraqi full self - dependency for the betterment of their children, and their children alone.
Thus when looking on issues one should take into full context this [ as a resultant example ]:
"Give us milk not lead."
In the meantime, those who are under the ages of 26 years of age and are Arab middle class have already been exposed
to the Internet. The resulting public reaction caused by the initial underlying concept of an Iraqi inspired Islamic
Revolution, though key concepts that moral freedom is the most important aspect of a human's fundemental needs, cannot condone
the affects of the internet influences on this populace at the sametime. They are now losing as a result
as they are precieved by those who are educated that they act against the interest of their own children's future and
the rights of Iraqi parenthood.
Most Iraqi family's see the lost or parental rights and authority being caused by the radicals. For an Arab this is anti-cultural
within Arab ethnocentralities.
They have already seen in Iran: An information cap [ Emotional / knowledgable awareness of growing outside technologies
and the impossed limitations which has cut off access to these innovations and their modes of operations and basis.] in
Iran is implacing an internal exile Iranian styled, their hidden emotions,
resentments over personal lost sociocultural aspirations especially in the Urban centers.
The Shiite Iraqis who are educated, or Arab family centered, have seen this in their travels to Iran, and
/or have communicated with their Iranian family members and are fully aware of the real dangers. It is this group who
are knowledgable which is the central cause of Iranian intervention; they. the Iranians, can not allow a competing Shiite,
the Iraqis , social and cultural awareness to exist adjacent to their borders and who have likewise family centered
interest in Iran as well; they have to be stop before having any " more " future impact upon Iran itself.
For already in Iran there is a growing Shiite anxiety about the future in theological confrontation with massive
technological innovation and the necessity of higher degrees of technological education of the Iran population necessary to
In Iraq: What the reaction of this youth sector will become when the sociopolitical processes creates the conditions
of social stablization necessary for massive access to the Internet have already been triggered by the resulting needs for
emotional liberation, which is historically socioculturally innate within the semitic cultures of this region. Central
is parental rights and the civil operative discoruse it demands. Iranian cultural dynamics are very different, though
more artistic in their cultural manisfestation of their once lived [ now restricted ] lifestyles.
Thus the outsourcing of both the context and cultural democratic flow of resulting global scale of information provided
by the internet within the Middle East alone, especially when they see what is happening in Dubai could trigger an
Islamic Reformation. If not then a collaspe of Islam itself; this is the present anxiety of " The Radical
Islamists, and their drive for controls through impossed self-style political motivated harsh moral codes, along with their
personal security anxeities. This philosophy, however, can not regulated the flow of information over the Internet throughout
the world, nor into their own homes and children. Key Factor: Over the horizon is the integration of the Internet with satellite
It is for the reason why extremist have already evolving more dramatic computer viruses. This was already successfully
used against the Israelis en masse. For those in the West there will be no massive class upheavals but the dramatic changes
in the overall perceptual ranges of the emerging society taking benefit from the result of the social revolutions created
by the Internet, now is bring about radical forms of cultural democracies to occur within the newer resulting traditions of
social intercourse over the Internet.
We all are living in a new age.
All European and likewise American media has not been able to appreciate the very basics and drive of either the Iraqis
or Arabs as a whole. That everything is based upon business and the private sector and ethnological constants it has
traditional impact toward social stability, and not Islam, based all on the fundemental right of an
Arab to " Free Trade." Though there are Iraqi anxieties of " Wheres the Trust " towards Troops, though recently being
an improved condition, of the United States, the bigger question and anxiety is more directed to how they are being
presented on the media Internationally, and even worst apprehension caused additionally by the Presidential elections of the
United States [ They have seen they have no voice when issues concentrates on the future of Iraq.]; the constant embarassment
they have been force to endure for years. Oh yea they do not like either canidate as well!
The focus of which is the Western touted and irresponsiable causal perceptions " Civil War." When in
fact what is occuring has an historic similarity to historic rise of the Mafia, The Black Hand, in Italy during
the 19 century.
Unfortunately, though, there is too much dependence on the presents of American troops, and this is the cause for additional
caution. As per ..." Wheres the trust ? " open letter. This, likewise, has been a call for new Iraqi
born heros to emege who are able to create the conditions for self - dependencies, and renewal of the human spirit.
What that spirit, the resulting idenity, is to represent the future of Iraq.
Everything is solely dependent on when a Hero, or Heros do emerge and " if " the world is ready to both understand
His / Her presents and the necessity to obey what is then commanded by His / Hers resulting authority given by the Iraqi peoples
themselves. It will save American lives when this person or personage emerges.
Third Open Letter:
Child Centered Focus:
The displaced population of Iraqis, still in the millions, and where they have fled has created a major change of Arab
attitudes to both radicals and how Islam is now being exploited. The primary means, which is the prime trigger,
is that displaced Iraqis are in the face of Arabs in most of the major Arab centers within the geographic arena of the
Middle East. Iraqi wives are talking with other Arab wives, the same is also true for the children, and husbands.
The resulting experience the Arab communities, which have open their doors to the displaced Iraqis, has cause loss of
confidence in those factions which caused these Iraqis to flee. Moreover, a resentment is growing towards groups who
will exploit ethnic tension as a cover to both steal and murder, not to mention car bombings and attacking religious institutions.
This resentment is the growing commonality between displaced Iraqis and the Arab communities which they reside.
The emerging perception is based on a child centered focus and clearly revolves around the future health and well being
of their children. The stability of both their family and safety is always top topic of discussion at coffee houses,
Mosques, and in various bazzars in which Arab women are establishing vital networks to bring home the necessities, though
very limited, to keep the family fed. Islamic Clerics in major Arab centers are likewise see additional needs to add
increased ministry to their organizations, and whoses emerging visions has forced many to close and support the concerns of
displaced Iraqis. The terror in Baghdad, and those who are fueling it are now being increasingly condemed. Of course
there are other topics, but the commonality of this concern alone reflects a new political reality in which displaced Iraqi
and Arab community members are comming to terms with, along with with its child centered concerns as its hidden ethos, while
the Islamic clerics are trying to keep in touch.
Second Open Letter:
" Wheres the Trust?"
There are now 4,900,000 displaced Iraqis. It is they who should be the primary focus of International concern.
There are key factors for this, and its importance should be at the forefront of all reports.
With the American involvement came an additional influx of other foreign fighters-who were solicited by local Iraqi radicals
to fight for their cause. The Iraqi general population got caught in-between, and as they saw the growing influences
of the foreign fighters, led by local criminals and radicals, had within their neighborhoods and children and as
a result they fled. The
primary cause was for the physical and emotional ( they do not want their children to learn hate ) safety of Iraqi children.
It is this group and this group alone which the attention should be placed as they are the Middle Class structure of the
Iraqi nation, and are the only ones who can make a Modern state work.
According to the growing Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC InterCultural Coimmunications Network of Iraqi participants, they
are litterally shock at the political discourse in which American is emeshed. They, everyone, and along with their networks
of Iraqi friends and contacts, view both the recent election for control of American Congress and the ongoing
and emerging presidential canidate debates as totally distructive to their rights to self - determination.
The simple reason is that their voices should have been solicited in its diverse concerns and heard within the American
poltical discourse concerning the presences of American troops, the conditions necessary to allow them to return to their
homes, and the distribution of public - oil derived - revunes. That displaced Iraqis should be heard, and
not the wild meanderings of the foreign fighters, or those who need and solely depend upon them to have political power.
They see American involvement into their nation as being too late as America should have backed the poltical opposition
when it previously existed. American, with its false promisses, witnessed in detailed intellegence reports how
Saddam forces killed them off. Leaving Iraq devoid of those Iraqi individuals who are desparately needed now to establish
political stability after the removal of Saddam. It is as if America wanted this to happen and thus those who are trying
to make their lives work in Iraq really do not trust America.
Moreover, and most important, they view American attempts at separation of Church and State democratic role model as being
Anit - Arabic, and have simply said " No." IE. They view The A.C.L.U. for example, as an American created evil and Anti
- " Allah " for its goals of such separation.
In the unfolding political ethos of discourse in the American political process in the selection of Presidential Canidates,
and the following elections Iraqi citizens must be included in every aspect which deals with Iraq. Any thing less than
that will mean they will not step foward and risk their lives to make Iraq work. They once did before the American involvement
into their nation and were simply killed in mass.
As one email by Ali ibn Yussef said.
" Wheres the Trust?"
Mr. Roger M. Christian / Editor
Night Life ( NightLife ), RMC InterCultural Communications Network
To The Citizens and Peoples of Baghdad and all of Iraq.
The one commonality that we have in common is free trade. It is the cement that now only binds the
bricks of civilization to produce goods and services, but more importantly it has the ability to cross over ethnicities, beliefs,
and International boarders with the sole result being a joint prosperity. It is what prosperity can bring, and the happier
lives it is associated with which makes free trade not as important as one beliefs, but allows those beliefs to flourish.
In the ends, not with standing the further implications which prosperity will bring, in which free trade engages a civilization
to grow to magnify itself.
In the course of conflict, ask yourself, what are you able to offer your children, and your children's children?
In the present ethos in which the blood and Iraqis and Americans are now both mixed in various cities / village streets, highways,
valleys, and hills of Iraq what is more noble. To build a civilization based upon the free trade, or the continuation
of more ancient traditions of inter - strife and conflicts?
In the view of the emerging technologies, which are themselves are a direct result of free trade societies,
the next few years will come even more dramatic advances. Ask yourselves, one and all in Iraq, how then will you
be able catch up while at the sametime being able to be self-dependent as a peoples ( note the plural ).
Look at the developements which are coming out of the technological machine of free trade, and look yourselves
in the mirror. What is your place in this real world of civilization ? Think out what you feel, believe,
and take this one sole advice.
Rebuild yourselves anew through a cooperative focus in fully reopening and securing the University
of Baghdad, and allow an academic accord of freedoms to exist in which your children, and then much later, their children
can resolve the real differences you have while you are constructing a rebuilt Baghdad and Iraq. Let your children's
sense of idealisms and search for truth be so liberated that hope will appear and Iraq can begin to become self-dependent
by their resulting and collective discoveries about themselves and others who call themselves Iraqis.
Roger Meredith Christian
Ithaca, New York
Additional note: As of October 16, 2006 an additional open letter is being put together.
Many citizens of Iraq have responded, essentially by emails, and have expressed two items. One - is the central
importance of Inter - Iraqi reconciliation [ based on how oil revenues are to be distributed internally ] without any
American involvement in this process. Two - the necesssity to keep open lines of communications and relations necessary to
further promote free trade, and this means keeping Americans involve in Iraq, and more importantly, access to American markets; for
the sake of these two aspect only.