Innocent civilians in Iraq have paid the ultimate price. From the earliest days of fighting between the Sumerians, Babylonians, Assyrians, Mededs, and Hittites, to the Roman and Persian wars, to the Islamic conquest, the sacking of Baghdad by the Mongols, 30 years of oppression under Saddam, U.S occupation, and now the rampage of ISIS.
Mesopotamia is the birthplace of modern civilization, rich in history and beauty, our first language and libraries came from the region, but now it is a desolate war zone. Mesopotamia, now renamed Iraq by the British appointment Arab government, has become a nightmare to the various sects who live there (Assyrians, Yazidis, Kurds, Sunnis, and Shia) in fear of daily terrorism activity. This woman in this drawing kneels before her dying husband, as they were both hit by a suicide bomber in Southern Iraq.