Nurse Napping

21 Jul

Nursing is not easy, you must be dedicated to serving.
Picture credit: Wikipedia


A new friend told me about this story yesterday and I did not sleep much wondering why it had never made the news here?

This was not the kind of story, that could have been forgotten, at least not by me.

If this had happened in the United States, it would have been on every Channel for days on end, as is every other horrific story.

We would have seen it, all day, every day, night and day.

But, there has been nothing on our local News here about this.

So, while I was not sleeping last night and dwelling on this story, something occurred to me.

Could racism possibly have been involved here?

Because these Nurses were all Indian?

God, I truly hope not.

These innocent women were Nurse napped from a hospital in Iraq, it is said, about the beginning of July, yet even though I have multiple Google Alerts arriving in my email daily, geared to Global Culture and Events, this story never came up once, not once!

The 46 Indian Nurses were taken from a Hospital in Tikrit, (Saddam’s old home town) to Mosul by the ISIS.

They were returned recently, apparently unharmed, to an International Airport in Kochi, to the as expected, great relief of their families and friends.

The Nurses were joined on their return home flight,  with 137 Indian National’s who had also been held hostage by the terrorists.

There is some inconsistency in the length of their captivity, but sources say that the Nurses had apparently been held for anywhere from a week, up to a month.

Later, a second group of about 50 other Nurses, with the assistance of Iraqi authorities, were quietly evacuated from the danger or conflict zone.

They were taken to a safe location, over a land route, in small groups.

Once again, has this happened to a group of American Nurse’s  anywhere, it would have been covered by every News Media Agency, Globally.

Why was this group of Indian Nurses being kidnapped, not made public knowledge here?

As a former Nurse, I can only offer this to end an unnerving story.

Nurses do one thing very well, they take care of those who are sick and need help.

Shame on everyone in the News Media for not making this a Top Priority story, everywhere.

Healers who only help others, have got to be as important as the legions of criminals who now hold our Planet hostage.

This Nurse Napping should have been front page News all over America and the World.


Places to learn more:

Nurses Kidnapped By ISIS In Iraq’s Tikrit

Another batch of 50 nurses evacuated from Iraq

ISIS snatches Indian nurses, MEA claims they are safe

Nurses return home, joy erupts among family members 

Indian nurses who were kidnapped cross into Iraqi Kurdish region



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21 responses to “Nurse Napping

  1. Dr. Rex

    July 21, 2014 at 1:42 PM

    Reblogged this on It Is What It Is and commented:
    Agree …. “Nurse Napping should have been front page News all over America and the World.” … but then again, what is the value of mainstream media???

    • Gator Woman

      July 21, 2014 at 1:46 PM

      Thank God you read it Dr. Rex!
      Your sharing of this will make all of the difference.
      A friend in London told me about this yesterday and I promised her I would write about it.
      This is unbelievable to me.
      Thank you as always!!!

      • Dr. Rex

        July 21, 2014 at 2:17 PM

        You are very welcome, my dear .. this is reprehensible. And not in the news?? Even worse … that’s our world now.

        SMH … Hugs!!

      • Gator Woman

        July 21, 2014 at 2:18 PM

        It is unforgivable.
        Thank you again!

      • Dr. Rex

        July 21, 2014 at 2:19 PM

        ❤ … always!!

  2. sachemspeaks

    July 21, 2014 at 1:49 PM

    Reblogged this on sachemspeaks and commented:
    This Nurse Napping should have been front page News all over America and the World.

    • Gator Woman

      July 21, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      Thank you so much for sharing their story!

  3. Jueseppi B.

    July 21, 2014 at 1:56 PM

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat™.

    • Gator Woman

      July 21, 2014 at 1:58 PM

      Thank you so VERY much for sharing this.
      Your gazillions of followers will now get to read this too!

  4. Anjali

    July 21, 2014 at 2:57 PM

    Thank you for sharing this and passing on the information on your side of the world. It’s truly good of you to do that. On behalf of all Indians – let me say how much I appreciate it, It doesn’t matter how governments behave as long as people like you and everyone of your commentators who have reblogged it exist – there is hope for the world yet! A heartfelt thank you to everyone here.

    • Gator Woman

      July 21, 2014 at 3:48 PM

      Thank you!
      I was not going to reveal your ID, but since you have….
      Everyone should know that YOU are the reason that this was written!

  5. Anjali

    July 21, 2014 at 3:08 PM

    Reblogged this on LIFESCAPES:.

  6. Anjali

    July 21, 2014 at 3:10 PM

    I too have reblogged this – thank you!

  7. Anjali

    July 21, 2014 at 3:13 PM

    And I have posted your article on twitter as well! My twitter handle is @anjalideshp for anyone who is interested.

    • Gator Woman

      July 21, 2014 at 3:49 PM

      Thank you again.
      I do not do Twitter, but am sure that everyone else here does!
      They will help spread the word for you.

  8. Jackie Saulmon Ramirez

    July 21, 2014 at 3:31 PM

    I can’t believe it, never heard a word about this. Racism could be the issue. There was a little Caucasian girl kidnapped once and her face was plastered all over the news; the same day, an African American girls was kidnapped in another state and nothing was said until activists got involved. ~ Nobody will be equal until we are all equal.

    • Gator Woman

      July 21, 2014 at 3:50 PM

      You clearly see the message here!
      Thank you.
      Time for us to look in the mirror?

  9. Karen DeBraal

    July 21, 2014 at 10:02 PM

    Why is this not not he front page of every paper? Wow. I want more of the story.


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