What Iraq’s descent into the inferno of “failed state” status has meant for women

I have often read that Iraq and Afghanistan have some of the most corrupt governments on earth.

(Most people – except those who are the biggest thieves – don’t like corrupt governments, so it’s not surprising that ISIS/Daesh/ISIL and the Taliban, as nutty as they are, are still growing and gaining territory — despite all the billions or trillions of dollars in US taxpayer cash spent to try to bribe “friends”.)

In the October 5 New Yorker is an article written by an Arabic-speaking reporter who was able to delve into the rotten underworld hell where many Iraqi women have been dragged — where they can only survive by being prostitutes or pimps/madams, and both the corrupt police and sectarian thuggish militias get a piece of the action — both in money and in sexual favors.

It’s a dystopia that is much nastier than anything I’ve seen in even the most pessimistic science fiction about a bleak future. The article can be reached here.

And to think that my tax dollarshelped the US military, several US presidents and congresses, and untold numbers of thuggish Mesopotamians, create all this.

Published in: on October 22, 2015 at 12:04 pm  Leave a Comment  

The URI to TrackBack this entry is: https://gfbrandenburg.wordpress.com/2015/10/22/what-iraqs-descent-into-the-inferno-of-failed-state-status-has-meant-for-women/trackback/

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: