May 1, 2008


I’ve been feeling very down these past days. More than my usual down...

I spoke to family members.

Radhee said “ They (the Shiites) are fighting each other, why are they pounding our neighborhood again? “ He lives in Adhamiya. He said “ We’re prisoners again. Not just inside this ghetto but inside our homes. Everyday there is an explosion here. Why do they need to attack us ? Baghdad is on fire again...This is never going to end...”

Auntie Sameera said “ Layla, I beg of you, tell the world...” I don’t understand why she said that to me, she knows nothing of my blog. She continued “tell them we can’t take it anymore, we can’t. Let someone have Mercy on us. Have Mercy on us.” And the line got cut off.

Hostages of violence, of greed, of brutality, of dual occupations. Hostages of poverty, disease, unemployment, closed borders and exile...Hostages of sectarianism, chauvinism, corruption...Hostages to embezzlers, gangs, robbers, murderers, sadists, rapists, perverts and killers...

All are guilty.

The charlatan anti-Christ-the Mahdi, the Shiite puppet government, the corrupt Sunni politicians, the Zionist Kurds, the psychopathic dirty Americans, the insane filthy Iranians, the lowly debased Brits, the sold-out sleeping Arabs, the Security firms, the Oil cartels, the West, the East, the International Community, the NGO’s, the Media, the left shits and their shit parties...All are guilty.

All are trying to make a profit one way or another. Either through fame, interest, money, resources, influence or power and the list is endless.

Hostages of a failed state, of a "creative chaos"...Hostages of Silence, of Destruction, of a philosophy of Annihilation.

Hostages in a vacuum, in an abyss, in a senseless cycle, a cycle of Madness... Hostages of the futility of Living.

Hostages under the Devil’s claws, under his grip. The Devil has no mission but to destroy. And the Iraqis have been singled out for that purpose.

So who is going to have mercy on us, us Iraqis ?

Do you understand what I am saying ? Do you ? You Evil bastards - the whole lot of you.

Painting : Iraqi artist, Salam Atta Sabri.