Saturday, January 05, 2008

Iraqi Spy turned Kuwaiti, and we're expected to accept it?

Now that the cat's out of the bag and everyone's talking about, it, it seems that the former stateless man who was the center of the nationalization controversy in Kuwait recently turned out to be one of the Interior Minister's "acquaintances" for some time, his personal driver, to be exact. When confronted with the news that his brother had served in Iraq's People's army back in 1990, the Kuwaiti Minister of Interior claimed that he ' didn't know' about it. Furthermore, in his defense, the Minister claimed that the individual in question was one of the key personnel who had helped our late Emir escape the Invasion back in August 2nd, 1990, and for that, he 'deserved' the Kuwaiti nationality. Further still, the individual was NOT employed by the Iraqi Intelligence services, but was in fact a turncoat for the Kuwaiti Intelligence Services (!).

Let's recap, shall we?

The Kuwaiti Minister of the Interior, the man primarily responsible for the security and defense of Kuwait-state and people-has vouched for an Iraqi individual, who happens to be in his personal employment, and has filed his papers to be a naturalized Kuwaiti citizen, because he 'deserved' it-in his opinion- not knowing that this individual's brother has served in the Iraqi Army, and denying rumors that the individual he's vouched for may have been working for the Iraqi Intelligence.

On the other end of the stick, some sick MP had some known Iraqi criminal file his FORGED papers in order to apply for the Kuwaiti citizenship. This criminal had been convicted twice: once for brawling and once for SELLING ARMS!!

So, we are now reduced to having members of the Government introducing aliens who were former enemies of the state and the people, as well as criminals of the lowest kind, into our social circles, with equal rights and benefits as us, because THEY SAID SO, irrelevant of any constitutional instructions or amendments or to the rule of Law.

In short, the criminal deserves the best, while the deserving gets whatever handout is given to him, all with the blessing of the Official Kuwaiti Government.

What does that spell for us and our children? You can make up your own scenario, the end will still be the same...disgusting and shameful!

It's wrong to discriminate based on nationality, and it's wrong to neglect the thousands of stateless citizens living in Kuwait today, but come on, criminals and spies?? Can't we at least ask for a clean criminal history as a prerequisite, or a few more references besides your employer? Then again, when your employer happens to be a lawmaker-or a Minister- nothing really matters, not even the Law, just as long as your interests are served.

What's in store for Kuwait and it's 'real and deserving' citizens, I wonder...

1 comment:

nQ *Inanna Nino's Wiener said...

"Don't want to think about it
Don't want to talk about it
I'm just so sick about it
Can't believe it's ending this way
Just so confused about it
Feeling the blues about it"

:)