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It is very common now a day that in any time we expect home inspection by the American soldiers or national guards, some people consider that annoyance, & some people don’t have any complain.
Yesterday in the morning (I was still sleeping), when my grandma awaked me & said that our neighbor’s house is under inspection, & asked me to get ready.
I changed my clothes, & put our money & jewelries in a bag, &I opened the doors. I was excited!.( I know that seems silly ,but it’s true) …
My parents & my grandfather were in their work, I was at home with my grandmother, sister & brother. Because my grandma doesn’t speak English, I kept repeating welcoming sentences with myself. my mom phoned from her work by chance, I told her we were expecting check up , she got worried , because when the American soldiers checked her uncle’s house , they broke their doors to enter , although the family were at home, & they were rude. when the mother blamed them about frightening her children. They shushed her.
Some families say that the American soldiers were very gentle, & they didn’t break anything, & their attitude was good.
After I was ready, I saw a panzer in front of our house ,I thought this is our turn, but I was wrong , they decided to stop checking the houses& that wasn’t the first time that they check part of the neighborhood.
One day in winter while I was ready to bring back my sister from her school, I saw some panzers , we were watching through the window , I saw the soldiers entering the houses one after another then a boy brought a ball & played football with the soldiers in the middle of the street , another boy brought his camera & took photographs .. Then they left with out checking our house.
Iraqis receptivity to this… Differs according to the different stories ,or on their own experience with the American soldiers’ attitude…
In our house we look to this house checking as an important process to get rid of the terrorists .. and we should cooperate .
Be ready for all the eventualities ….