By Amir George
This is the story of the Iraqi war based on the authorÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs own personal insights as an Assyrian Christian over a period of several years. Amir George, the author, drew his insights from meetings with the Iraqi prime minister, president, vice president and foreign minister; top U.S. and international officials; and the Iraqi people themselves. George reveals what happened to the weapons of mass destruction and tells of the horrors experienced by those who worked for the Iraqi government and who lived under the brutal Saddam Hussein regime.
"Liberating Iraq" describes the days leading up to the war, the first relief convoy to cross the border into Iraq following the war and the tremendous success of the nearly 400,000 Americans who fanned out across Iraq and saved the nation, although, today, the country is on the verge of seeing that success lost.
George, moreover, chronicles the story of the Assyrian Christian community whose suffering and hardships are the result of the Iraq War. He shows that the plight of the Assyrians is arguably the greatest tragedy of the Iraq war, as well as a terrible omen for the Middle EastÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs future. The message ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å that the Assyrians still struggle and suffer in todayÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs Iraq. So the world must turn its eyes to and raise its voice for the protection and sustainment of them, the worldÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs oldest continuing Christian community.
As Lt. Gen. Jay Garner, U.S. Army, retired, explains in the bookÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs foreword, ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Amir George has written a scholarly, poignant and personal journey of his time with the Assyrian Christians during the build-up to the Iraqi war, the nine-year conflict, and the U.S. withdrawal. He exposes the all-but-invisible plight of these Christians in the country they began.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Liberating Iraq tells the ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«other sideÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ of the story ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å how the nearly 500,000 Americans who served in Iraq touched a country and changed it for good. In addition, it tells the story of the Assyrian Christians who are in peril as the ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«victoryÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ in Iraq has been squandered. What has particularly touched me is finally being able to say ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«thank youÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ to the families of the nearly 4,500 who gave their lives so that Iraq could be free." ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Pat Boone, American singer, actor and writer
ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_Ì´å«Amir George has written a thought-provoking book that reveals the plight of the Assyrian Christians in Iraq not only throughout history, but in the wake of IraqÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´åÇs liberation as well. As he poignantly reveals, all must work hard for the Assyrian Christians of Iraq to keep them safe in their Cradle of Civilization. Otherwise it will be a great loss.ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎÌ_ÌÎå´ ÌÎÌ_ÌÎ_ÌÎå«Ì´å Gewargis Sliwa, metropolitan of Iraq and Russia, for the Assyrian Church of the East
About the Author
Amir George is an Assyrian Christian whose family is from the Northern Iraqi town of Mahoudi.
- Paperback: 200 pages
- Publisher: Strategic Media Books (July 15, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1939521009
- ISBN-13: 978-1939521002
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
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