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Vowzee - 03/07/2010 09:27 AM
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Setelah 7 Tahun "Kemerdekaan Irak", Listrik di Baghdad Cuma Nyala 5 Jam Sehari
Gabriel Gatehouse, seorang kru BBC yang bekerja di Baghdad, mengabarkan bahwa di kota itu, masyarakat cuma bisa merasakan listrik lima jam sehari. Daerah pinggiran malah kurang dari itu.

Masyarakat protes ke pemerintah, tapi apa jawaban mereka? "Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, asked for patience, saying there would be no quick solution to the problem."

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Setelah 7 Tahun "Kemerdekaan Irak", Listrik di Baghdad Cuma Nyala 5 Jam Sehari
Desperate Iraqis have taken to stealing electricity


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"Go to the Green Zone, and you'll see they have electricity 24 hours a day. They should suffer as we do."

Ahmed Kadem
Iraqi school teacher


Spoiler for Artikel Asli
By Gabriel Gatehouse
BBC News, Baghdad

Most evenings in Baghdad, after the day's work is done and the scorching summer temperature falls a little, I will sit down to enjoy a few moments of quiet outside on the terrace at the back of the BBC's bureau.

Quiet, if I'm lucky. At some point, the city's power grid may kick in. The huge generator will fall silent and, instead of the din of a thousand diesel engines, the sounds of traffic and birdsong drift gently on the evening air. It is a blissful feeling.

The constant hum of generators may be oppressive to the ears, but in Iraq it is an indispensable part of life.

For many though, electric power has become an unaffordable luxury.

It sounds like stating the extremely obvious, but during the summer it gets very hot in Iraq. I mean really, really hot. Over the past couple of weeks, temperatures in some parts of the country have hit 50C.

Iraq's crumbling power grid supplies most people with fewer than five hours of electricity per day. In some rural areas it is less still. So, life in Iraq revolves around an endless string of power cuts.

Frustration

As the summer temperatures rise, people's frustration has boiled over into anger.

In the city of Basra two weekends ago, demonstrators took to the streets bearing a mock coffin draped in black, inscribed with the word: "electricity".

When the crowd started throwing stones at the local government building, security forces fired back, using live rounds. Two demonstrators were killed.

More protests followed, some of them came close to turning into riots.

Energy Minister Waheed Kareem was forced to resign. His boss, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, asked for patience, saying there would be no quick solution to the problem.

The interior minister meanwhile warned darkly that violent protests would be dispersed using "known methods".

In a country where people have become to an extent inured to violence, this incident, and others, have shaken both the government and the people.

Communal generators

Hussein al-Sharistani is a busy man these days.

In addition to his existing job as oil minister, he has now taken over the electricity portfolio. The rest of his time is spent in so far fruitless political negotiations to try to form a new government.

"The people are frustrated with the hardships they are suffering due to the power shortages," he acknowledged, when we met in his office at the ministry.

That's an understatement. On Friday, I had been to Sadr City, the large Shia neighbourhood in northern Baghdad, just as prayers were coming to an end.

I spoke to the imam at the mosque, Sheikh Jassim al-Mouteri.

"People have been patient long enough," he said. "Where has all the money gone? This must be resolved immediately."

Just up the road, I came across Ahmed Kadem, a local school teacher. Pliers in hand, he was attaching a length of electrical cable to a bird's-nest of wires sprouting from a generator on the street corner.

The power shortages have given rise to a new business: communal generators. A local entrepreneur will power a few dozen houses or businesses with his generator. You can either pay the businessman a monthly fee (typically between $50-100 (£33-66) for domestic use) or try to siphon some off on the sly.

This problem has nothing to do with the political deadlock, Mr Kadem said.

"Go to the Green Zone, and you'll see they have electricity 24 hours a day. They should suffer as we do."

'Bad for business'

Mr Sharistani admitted that, up till now, the politicians have got a better deal than the people who voted them into office. But he said he intended to change all of that.

"There were strong pressures on the previous minister to supply power to residencies, to government buildings, that I found unnecessary. They should be treated like any other normal citizen. The first action I have taken [as electricity minister] is to treat the politicians like anybody else."

While the problem persists, he believes ministers should suffer the same power cuts as the people.

But Mr Sharistani admitted that the vast building of the oil ministry was not even on the national grid, relying instead on its own generators (paid for, of course, by Iraq's oil revenues.)

But if you run your own business, you have to pay for your own generator.

The other day, I went out to get an ice cream.

Nejim Abed Hashim owns and runs a small shop not far from the office. His ice cream is hand-made by his cousin and, on a hot day, it's absolutely delicious, especially the pistachio flavour.

But Nejim says he spends half of his takings on fuel and servicing for the generator. He has little choice. The national grid supplies his shop with around two hours of electricity during working hours. Without the generators, his produce would turn to sludge.

"It's bad for business," he told me. "The officials should spend the money that has been allocated to improving the power supply to improve the electricity, not to put the money in their pockets."

To be fair, it isn't all the government's fault.

Iraq's power stations were bombed during the first Gulf War. They were then left to crumble under international sanctions, before being bombed again during the invasion of 2003.

The minister told me his government had allocated $7bn to the country's electricity infrastructure since 2006. That is not including the money spent by the Americans on similar projects.

And yet most Iraqis will tell you things have only got worse since then.

Iraq is trying to become a country where problems can be solved by politics rather than violence.

At the moment, the popular perception is one of corrupt officials sitting around in their air-conditioned villas, squabbling over political posts, while the people suffer.


NO QUICK SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM?? Kalau Amerika gak menjajah Irak, THERE WOULDN'T HAVE BEEN A PROBLEM!

SUMBER
arsyante - 03/07/2010 09:38 AM
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btw, anyway, busway

wmd nya udah ktemu blon
kakeknya.iful - 03/07/2010 09:39 AM
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yang jelas kehidupan di Irak dari hari ke hari semakin buruk dibawah penjajahan pasukan iblis amerika o
bushido06 - 03/07/2010 09:50 AM
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coba saja gk di invasi
pasti kehidupan mereka lebih baik dari sekarang o
penjajah emang biang kehancuran
Makafeli - 03/07/2010 09:52 AM
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Original Posted By bushido06
coba saja gk di invasi
pasti kehidupan mereka lebih baik dari sekarang o
penjajah emang biang kehancuran


coba kalai iraq ditakdirkan menang perang
wildboyz88 - 03/07/2010 09:54 AM
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Original Posted By kakeknya.iful
yang jelas kehidupan di Irak dari hari ke hari semakin buruk dibawah penjajahan pasukan iblis amerika o


jelas tujuan perangnya gak mendasar...dari mulai isu nuklir sampe diktatornya saddam hussein.....yah intinya sumber daya alam...najisnajis

sekarang udh hancur negara,butuh berpuluh-puluh tahun untuk membangun lagi..

dasar setanmad:
bushido06 - 03/07/2010 09:58 AM
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Original Posted By Makafeli
coba kalai iraq ditakdirkan menang perang


dasar tolol
coba aja kalo irak gk di jajah ama orang kulit pucat
gk usah jauh-jauh deh
liat aja kondisi Indonesia bekas jajahan orang kulit pucat
tipe-tipe penjilat kaya lo emang pantas masuk keranjang sampah

btw, WMD nya udah ketemu belum di Irak ?
katanya alasan invasi Irak karena mereka punya WMD o
da2y - 03/07/2010 10:29 AM
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iraq korban dari keserakahan si amrik dan konco2nya
arsyante - 03/07/2010 11:27 AM
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Original Posted By s1l4te
semua itu ulahnya saddam husein


salahnya saddam apaan gan?
Clone.Warrior - 03/07/2010 11:28 AM
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Original Posted By s1l4te
semua itu ulahnya saddam husein


bingung
posting kok ngga dibaca tritnya dolo Cu ??

Setelah 7 Tahun "Kemerdekaan Irak", Listrik di Baghdad Cuma Nyala 5 Jam Sehari
.rage. - 03/07/2010 11:32 AM
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Original Posted By s1l4te
semua itu ulahnya saddam husein

owh, sekarang jadi ulahnya saddam ya? o

7 tahun penjajahan yg hanya membawa penderitaan dan perpecahan pada rakyat irak norose:

Setelah 7 Tahun "Kemerdekaan Irak", Listrik di Baghdad Cuma Nyala 5 Jam Sehari
BlackEagle911 - 03/07/2010 12:27 PM
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Original Posted By s1l4te
semua itu ulahnya saddam husein


salah,itu semua ulah majikan elu,George W Bush
the-fan - 03/07/2010 12:32 PM
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Original Posted By s1l4te
semua itu ulahnya saddam husein


sepakat juraganshakehand:

klo saddam nda kalah perang, listrik di sono nyala 24 jm sehari

dasar saddam tolol, pake acara kalahmad:
mata.coklat - 03/07/2010 12:45 PM
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katanya penjajah mau menjadikannya lebih baik???? nohope:
blue_danube - 03/07/2010 12:51 PM
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Original Posted By s1l4te
itu semua terkait dengan pemerintahan Tiran saddam dulu, jadinya masyarakatnya pecah2, politik amburadul, ekonomi ga jalan, kesejahteraan rakyat ga ada dan salah satunya keterbatasan listrik

seburuk2nya saddam, kekerasan sektarian bisa diredam dengan pemerintahan diktator.. sekolah gratis... listrik gratis.. air gratis...

setelah diinvasi?
dudulboy - 03/07/2010 01:01 PM
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Original Posted By blue_danube
seburuk2nya saddam, kekerasan sektarian bisa diredam dengan pemerintahan diktator.. sekolah gratis... listrik gratis.. air gratis...

setelah diinvasi?


dan bensin cuma rp 100,- per liter D
blue_danube - 03/07/2010 01:08 PM
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Original Posted By s1l4te
momod bener tp jgn salah, itu untuk golongan tertentu saja.

source? link? gus dur aja sekolah gratis di baghdad.....
.rage. - 03/07/2010 01:09 PM
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Original Posted By s1l4te






itu semua terkait dengan pemerintahan Tiran saddam dulu, jadinya masyarakatnya pecah2, politik amburadul, ekonomi ga jalan, kesejahteraan rakyat ga ada dan salah satunya keterbatasan listrik

tahu perbedaan kondisi irak sebelum dan sesudah penjajahan?

okay, sebagai manusia biasa saddam juga tak luput dari kesalahan dan dosa.
dan notabene dia juga bekas sekutu penjajah dlm perang irak-iran.

tapi itu bukan suatu pembenaran atas kebiadaban penjajah serta politik devide et empera nya.

alasan utamanya pembenaran atas penjajahan itu apa?

terkait dgn al-qaeda?
failed..

WMD?
failed..

satu2nya kesalahan besarnya yg jadi bumerang bg dia adl. invasi atas kuwait..

so,
it's all about money, power, and business..

they called it "war for oil"Setelah 7 Tahun "Kemerdekaan Irak", Listrik di Baghdad Cuma Nyala 5 Jam Sehari
madafakah - 03/07/2010 01:17 PM
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Original Posted By arsyante
btw, anyway, busway

wmd nya udah ktemu blon


BETUL sekali juragan,

WAJAR lah untuk nyari WMD kan butuh ENERGI yang besar,

jadi harap sabar saja sampai pasukan perdamaian yg dipimpin amrik menemukannya, karena perlu diingat bahwa TEROSIS, INSURGENT, JIHADIST dari umat tertentu selalu saja berusaha menyembunyikannya.... siul:siul:siul:siul:siul:
zºⁿªr - 03/07/2010 01:17 PM
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Original Posted By blue_danube
seburuk2nya saddam, kekerasan sektarian bisa diredam dengan pemerintahan diktator.. sekolah gratis... listrik gratis.. air gratis...

setelah diinvasi?


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Original Posted By s1l4te
momod bener tp jgn salah, itu untuk golongan tertentu saja.


Jadi untuk sebagian golongan, sekolah, listrik dan air bayar yah hammer:

Gossip tolol darimana nih? najis Bawa kesini dong malu:

___________________

Padahal dulu kalau dilihat dari googleearth, Baghdad sangat indah, entah sekarang setelah jadi republik boneka malu
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