Today I was listening to the news and I watched another terrorist group who had kidnapped some Indian and Nepalese workers and I noticed that their accents was not Iraqi. I asked my husband to listen to them while they were making a speech and he agreed with me. I think their accent sounds like they were from Saudi Arabia, I don’t know if any Arabic would read this and check the news and see if I was wrong. I hope they were not Iraqis.
We had no electricity for more than 15 hours, first I thought because of the oil pipe lines were hit yesterday, they usually affect electricity, but later I found that only our district has been without electricity since yesterday (9:00 p.m.) till know. We had similar elect. power failures every now and then because of the very old system we had which should had been changed more than ten years ago. Most districts had the same problems especially when the weather temperature get so high. The problem started only this year because of the high consumption of Elect. ( I will write an article about the electricity problems in Iraq in the future).
Thank God we had a lot of alternatives, we had our own generator, we had a subscription with a local generator and finally we had a power inverter which works on large battery and it gives about 500 watt which could operate a fan and TV for few hours, but I feel sorry for those people who could not buy any of these things who are many and they have to suffer a very high temperature reaching sometimes to 50C.
I still feel very nervous every time I don’t have Elec. I can’t do many things without the national elec.( WOW the elec. had just come back now after 15 hours and a half). I wonder how do you feel when you had to plan your life according to elec. not according to what you want and the time you need. I usually wash clothes after midnight because the elec. will be more stable .
I have to wake up 2 to 3 times at night to switch between the generator and the main elec. and the inverter and sometimes more. It is not easy to make my husband wake when he falls a sleep but sometimes I succeed. I have not slept for a whole night for more than a year I’m still dreaming for a continues sleeping night.
Oops....The elec. had shut down again:( .I’m using my husband’s portable instead of my computer to avoid these interruptions.
It seems that Najaf problem has come to an end, but I still hope that they would be able to make Al-sadr disarms his militia and I was wishing that he would be punished for what he had done in the city and pay for the loss of our oil export which stopped because of his threat I think he should be jailed .One of his assistance was captured two days ago with some valuables treasures taken from the shrine that was found in his house but al-sadr insists that he will not go with the negotiations before that person get released because that person is the direct spokesman of his (what a man !). I was shocked when I heard that the police released him and discharged all the criminal claims against him. His followers kidnapped two relatives of the minister of Defense and asked to release that man in order to free those people (they announce this on TV), another thing I think you should know that after Al-khoui (a respectable shiat clerik) had been killed with the person who had the keys of the shrine which we call ‘Kilidar’, the keys of the shrine disappeared and for your surprise they appeared in Al-sadr’s hand! Al-sadr had been accused for killing those men months ago but they could not arrest him till now. What a great law we have!
P.S the elec. is back again now after 15 min.