I did the US Army/Artillery thing for a few years. One place I stayed was combat outpost millage in Sinsil (سنسل) Iraq. It's a nice farming town with lots of date and pomegranate orchards irrigated from Diyala River. The reason I am hoping to find an interpreter (and social justice advocates) is that the fifteen acre combat outpost was "purchased" from an Iraqi pomegranate farmer, but he was never paid. At least as of February 2009 he was not paid, and paperwork was being filled out at that time to transfer responsibility to pay to the Iraqi government, and I seriously doubt that the Iraqi government paid him either. So I am attempting to contact the farmer, I don't know anything about him except the location of his farm. And I'm trying to get him paid (by suing the government, which I also need advice on how to do). And I'm trying to raise awareness that punishing non-combatants happens, which leads to more conflict, and needs to stop.
For map geeks,
[url=https://www.google.com/maps/place/34%C2%B001%2704.8%22N+44%C2%B055%2748.0%22Efirstname.lastname@example.org,44.9278113,17z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x0!8m2!3d34.018!4d44.93]HERE[/url] is that grid (changing the map to Satellite may be useful). If the link does not work or if you prefer a different map service the grid is 34.018,44.930 (no spaces).
Here is a picture of two rows of tamarisk trees by the main road through the Iraq Army Base about eight miles away (sorry no pic of combat outpost or orchard .
And here is a link to the Judge Advocate General Corps Manuel that provides a legal framework to pay people that should be paid in foreign countries (chapter VIII part B foreign claims page 8-5 or 366).
Here is my YouTube video that probably needs lots of assistance from an interpreter???
Anyone else trying to do something similar?
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