By: FA ME
“I will pay, I swear I will pay” these were the last words uttered by an Iraqi Pharmacist before he received two shots in his head from two AK-47s right in front of his Pharmacy. In that day, he gave his last farewell kiss to his six years old daughter “Zuhur” without knowing that this will be his last kiss.
Al-Qaeda Organization under different names and entities and forms (could even be governmental) had been controlling Mosul City, which also known as Nineveh, since 2004 until now. according to eye witnesses and statements of people in Mosul, Al-Qaeda there makes more than five Million Dollars every month, and the governmental institutions there facilitate that.
threatening the people and linking into resources inside the government in different sectors (Public & Private) has been the instrument in which they get their money. killing civilians and officials has been a routine thing in the City, people have been fed up with news of killing to the point that they no longer care who was killed or why was he killed.
Al-Qaeda in Mosul works within a complete taxation system and legalized institutions, they have infiltrated into the governmental institutions which covers up their forceful collection of Money, to the point that once people pay tribune to the organization, in return they give a receipt of payment, therefore, no one will question the bearer that he didn’t pay, or collect more. It’s a process of legitimizing the actions.
despite all that, the Security Forces in Mosul stand “incapable” to put an end to these terrorist actions, a security source in the City says that “lack of intelligence information” is the main cause that prevents the security forces from putting an end to this. and we add that the “Corruption” inside the security forces and secretly joining the terrorist organizations had been another reason that makes this ordeal continues. this reminds us of 2005 dark age, when Mosul city fell in hands of insurgency, because the police and national guard forces ceased protecting the citizens and joined the insurgency in their continuous acts of terrorism.
in the next post we will discuss results and some solutions to this dilemma, and why it’s still continuous that affects the life of millions.
to be continued…..