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Lies & Illusions: UPDATE on The Iraqi Charade.

This is an update on my previous post " An Iraqi Charade". I may be in a bulimic writing mood, so be it.

This is a detailed update on the Iraqi charade or you may also call it - HOW THE PROPAGANDA DISCOURSE IS CONSTRUCTED.

In that other post I argued the following :

- the puppet government will market 30th of June - day of "withdrawal" of American troops as a victory day for national sovereignty. When there is NO Sovereignty in Iraq.

- I also said the Al-Qaeda/insurgents argument will pop up over and over again

- And I asked the reader to pay notice to the usage of words in this propaganda set up

I now want to illustrate my points in bold red ink and/or in capital letters by cutting and pasting extracts from an article that just appeared and that will confirm the points I tried making.


Title : Baghdad to party as US forces pull out.

Look at the title. Baghdad to PARTY as US forces PULL OUT.

Any lay person reading this will believe - wow fantastic, the Iraqis have reg…

An Iraqi Charade...

It's well past midnight here and I am very tired...but I feel this urgency to write this post as I think it is very important.

At first I was torn between writing this post on the Iraqi charade that is due to take place on the 30th of June 09, torn between that and that of writing an equally important post on the current Iranian charade...

But I have learned to get my priorities right and since both are very much interlinked, I will start with the most important one - Iraq.

There are HUGE misconceptions surrounding U.S troop withdrawal on the 30th of June.

Both Iraqi and American/Western media are using the term withdrawal.
This is a propaganda spin and I need the reader to become very aware of the usage of words. There is NO American withdrawal from Iraqi cities.

What there is, is a pull back to the 15 or so American bases AND in parallel a redeployment of American troops on the edges of the cities.

The official Iraqi version wants us to believe that this is victory.

Suddenly the officia…

A Street in Baghdad...

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Being someone who is interested in landscapes, architecture and streets, I combine this with my love for walking...There is much you can discover when you walk as opposed to drive... Use those legs, they are your best vehicle.

Walking also gives you a glimpse, a feel into the atmosphere of any given place. I use observation and all of my senses. The smells, the noise, the conversations, the expression on the faces, the pace, the state of the buildings, the street itself, its pavement, its ramps, its corners, its alleys, its walls...every single detail is important to complete the experience...of walking and to give it a new dimension...using it as another lesson, another insight...

Those of you out there who are familiar with Baghdad's streets and neighborhoods, and who are of my generation, this is not quite applicable to those born during the sanction years or just a little before, because they would have no recollection whatsoever...and of course this is not applicable to those wh…

From America with Love...

The video below is a small tasty sample of American candies generously given to the Children of Iraq.

The video below should be made into compulsory watching for ALL Americans - parents and kids...

This video's short footage will show you the extent of American love for Freedom, Liberty, Democracy and the all American values of the Founding Fathers - the pursuit of happiness...

This video sums it all up. And for generations to come...

On my other blog, I wrote a light post in the form of a short list of things, I liked about America -- which basically consisted of ; my interest for Native American history and culture, a few actors, a few writers and several singers - for the most part Black Americans. I will remove this post now.

Congratulations on a job well done.





Synopsis on youtube : There is widespread contamination with cancer-causing depleted uranium munitions in Afghanistan and Iraq causing dramatically rising birth deformities. This video was censored on you tube...Lets see ho…

A Deadly Thriller in Baghdad...

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While the whole world mourns the pop icon M.Jackson, whose Thriller was the turning point in his career, there is another series of thrillers taking place in Baghdad and which will mark another turning point in the recent bloody history of this doomed country.

Over the past 4 days alone, over 350 Iraqis were killed. And scores of others injured.

These are the locations all over Baghdad.

Today, yesterday and the day before :

- Bab El Sheikh, central Baghdad. Over 19 dead.
- Al Thawra or "Sadr City" . Over 250 killed and injured.
- Karrada . 2 bombs went off . no official number of injured or dead.
- Hurriya . Another bomb 5 injured /dead
- Orfali/East of Baghdad. Another bomb. no official numbers given.
- Jihad neighborhood - 10 civilians injured/dead.
- Al Baya'a neighborhood - 5 dead, 2 injured.
- Al Sayddiya - 4 injured/dead.
- Baladiyat - no official number of dead/wounded.
- Abu Nawas street - 3 mortars fell on a residential area, some say they were meant to be for the Green Zone…

A Thousand Nedas...

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Neda Agha Soltani is the name of the young woman assassinated with a bullet in her heart by the Iranian government Basij Militias. No family funeral was allowed for Neda.
Her family and fiancé were interviewed and the video of her ruthless murder has not ceased circulating across the globe...

All the media outlets have been talking about Neda. That is fine with me. But how come no media outlet has spoken of the thousands of Nedas in Iraq that have been brutally murdered by the Iraqi Shiite Militias trained, armed and funded by Iran ?

Hundreds of Iraqi women have suffered a worst fate than that of Neda, and only in total 3 articles and a couple of videos were circulated in their names. Not even.

Why ?

Are we the black sheep of the international community ? Or maybe we are just the children of Hagar, who Sarah, Abraham's first wife, banished away from the tribe...and Hagar was left wandering in a merciless desert for Water...searching for anything to quench her thirst...

Excuse me, but wh…

A Rare Perspicacity...

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It is rare that I receive intelligent mails from America...even less so, from Arab-Americans.

Am afraid I don't view this latter group with much empathy, for various reasons...and that includes the "left" amongst them too.

The mainstream Arab-Americans are really just a bunch of sell outs. Nothing to add here.

Those on the "left" are worse. This bunch is another mouthpiece for their administration and its overall "cultural" and political ethos. They speak the same language but try to infuse it with some colorings...but they make sure to keep the core, the kernel intact.

The best way to describe them is to think of the "anti-war" clowns but speaking or trying to speak Arabic.

Never mind their palaver about Palestine, Zionism, and the rest, this bunch is the worst...

They have adopted a few gurus on the left in the form of writers, academics...or been adopted by them, and they really believe they have got it all figured out.

Their stand on Arab issu…

An Open Letter to Iran...

This is from an Iraqi woman.

I will not mess around with words...I know that this is your speciality...it is not mine.

I have learned that life is too short lived...and I have no time for words.

I will tell you, give it to you the way it is...and the way it is supposed to be.

There is a sense of urgency looming over my head. And am getting quite impatient...

I have swallowed words, paraphrases, sentences, dictionaries...whole and undigested.

Now, excuse me, I have one hell of an indigestion and I need to vomit it all out...in your faces.

Listen to me, and listen well...

I am no beggar of an Arab,

I am no Palestinian either...

These are your pawns, and they love being played around with...to the applause.

I am neither.

I am no pawn and no beggar.

And I also have no time for delicacies,

I have no time for niceties.

I have invented Language, I own it.

I play with it, pull it like a string dangling from a

from a puppet...


There is nothing you can teach me,
nothing you can invent...


I have mastered the Art

T…

From a Bloodied Street in Tehran...

I have just been watching a series of videos posted on Uruknet, regarding today's protests in Tehran...The last two videos, which are the shortest, right at the bottom of that Uruknet article, gave me the shivers...

In the first video, from the bottom up, lies a young man's body in the street, murdered during the protests...

In the second video from the bottom up, lies a young woman's body soaked in her own blood...she was also murdered by the government's militias also called the Basijis. She was also lying in the street...

It reminded me of how Iraqi bodies would be left lying in the streets of Baghdad after having been murdered by the Shiite Militias funded, armed and trained by Iran -the exported Iraqi version of the Basijis. Some were so mutilated, it was impossible to recognize who the body belonged to...

Sad...very, very sad.

May Allah receive their souls in his Mercy and Grace.

Jolie's Refugees...

I am listening to the local radio station...

The voice of Angelina Jolie, the U.S "Ambassadrice" for the U.N breaks through...

" Refugees are waiting for the day to return to their homes...support the UNHCR..." says Madame Jolie.

Oh, jolly, jolly, good...

Excuse me Jolie, you did not tell us how long we should be waiting exactly....

And if we support the UNHCR of which you are a "good will" ambassadrice, will that shorten our waiting period ?

Will the UNHCR solve the refugee problem if we support you and your cause ?

Nay, no, nope, non, niet, nein...

Madame jolly Jolie, as long as you don't adress the REAL issue, the REAL cause for hordes of refugees from Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, am afraid your pouting siliconized mouth and that of the politically correct, potted mouth of the UNHCR will not change or advance "your cause" one iota.

Madame jolly Jolie, it is not the UNHCR we need to support...It is the one behind the massive exodus of refugees tha…

The Conquest of Iraq - Appropriating the Body.

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I honestly don't know where this post will be lead you or me, to...I am hoping it will lead us both to the Truth.

This has been "brewing" in my mind for some time already...actually it's been brewing in my mind for a very long time...I was not quite sure how to approach it though...It is as if I needed some more convincing, some more proofs, some more evidence...my own way of knowing something "intellectually" and have it distilled and reach the gut level -- some like to call that an "insight".

A sexualized Occupation. A "hot", "beefed up", "sexed up", Occupation.

How can an occupation be sexualized ? you may wonder...

I ask you how can this occupation not be sexualized ?

An occupation is NOT an abstract phenomena. To occupy something or someone involves matter, the physical realm first...the physical realm is a delineated space, with boundaries. It can be - land, cities, villages, neighborhoods, buildings and homes right …

Fruits from a Jungle...

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While everyone is very busy with Iran's elections, some pretty sick stuff is going on in Baghdad...

Actually, I don't care much for the Iranian elections personally, but only in so far as how the final outcome will affect Iraq. And the final outcome will affect Iraq since one of its proxies - the sectarian Shiite puppet government was put in place by both Iran and the USA, plus of course all, the all-shiite parties with their all- shiite militias...and the mere utterance of their names still brings on immeasurable fear in people's minds...

Iraq has become a very sick society. Very, very, sick. Corrupt and diseased to the core. And it pains me a great deal to have become a "historical witness", to this rapid degeneration of a whole society...

Three related factors played an essential role in this hellish downward spiral...

a) The example set by the Americans Occupation with their applied "culture of no limit."

b) the continuous presence of Iranian backed part…

The Latest from Mullahstan and its proxies...

After watching the despicable racist jew netanyahu delivering his racist nazi speech, I held on despite my intense indigestion and watched another program on Al-Arabiya regarding the elections in Mullahstan - Iran.

It seems that a few media outlets have been banned in Iran and one of them is Al-Arabiya's bureau that has been ordered to close down a week ago until further notice...Of course the ban is not applicable to pro-Iran, Al-Jazeera.

The program was called Panorama and thankfully this time, the guest speakers were Iranians and one Arab who were critical of Ahmadinejad but not critical of Musavi. Yalla it's okay, can't have it both ways right now...

One Iranian analyst said the following, something I did not read in the Western or Arabic press, like for example in Al-Quds Al-Arabi of Abdel Baree Atwan whose editorial "du jour" was nothing but praise for the "democratic process in Iran", nor did I read this piece of news from "leftists" "…

A Road Map.

I had the misfortune of watching the speech by the jewish benyamin netanyahu, addressing some right wing, jewish crowd, in some right wing jewish university, set up on Arab stolen land. I swear to God, my stomach was queazy while watching this despicable ugly face and the ugly crowd that applauded him.

I am now convinced that the jews are not interested in any form of peace. They were never interested historically in any form of peaceful entente with other people and today even more so...

Has anyone heard the speech ? A disgrace, but then everything the jews undertake is a disgrace.

Why am I calling them jews and not zionists ? Simple.

a) over 95% of the jews voted for this israeli government.

b) this jewish society as represented by its government wants the whole world, in particular the Arabs and the Palestinians to, not only recognize the right of the state of israel to exist, but to also recognize that the state of israel is the all jewish state for the all jewish people. "Israel …

UPDATE: Elections in Mullahstan - A Brief Analysis.

So the midget won the elections...

According to the latest news from Al-Jazeera - who by the way with its wimpy Ghassan Ben Jedu - is really turning not only pro-iran but pro-ahmadimidget too...

What is this fascination ? I wonder...

After all, mir hossein musavi is not exactly from the white house, it is still the iran of the mullahs...but it seems that for certain arabs (and notice am no longer using capital letters for nouns like iran and arabs), the harder the come. the better the slogans and the more they love it...sounds like hard core sex to me...but some arabs like to be fucked over that way...yalla, enjoy it !

According to the latest news from TV and the net, there are massive riots taking place in the capital tehran, riots by iranian youth...the anti-riots governmental security forces have arrested dozens and beaten up a few more, during the clashes...some reports claim about 100 dead. Buses and other government properties have been set on fire. All phone lines including cells p…

Elections in Mullahstan...

This is a fucking joke right ?

11 mn ago, AP reports " Rivals in Iran both claim victory in election "

Ahmadinejad claims he got 68.8% of the votes, while Mir Hossein Mossavi got a mere 28.8% - out of 10 million ballots counted so far...Huge turn out, it seems.

In a previous article, Mir Hossein Mossavi claims he received 65% of the votes so far...

Hahahahahahahaha...

Next step is to earnestly pray that both candidates get 99.9% of the votes and end up at each other's throat...

But seriously, if this is the state of the elections in a relatively well established Shiite theocracy like Iran, can you imagine what the elections must have been like in sectarian Shiite ruled Baghdad and its provinces ?

I leave you to "sleep" on it...
I have a very strong feeling that blogger.com and its mamma google.com are adamant about NOT "liberating" my user stats - still frozen at 34'000, for the past 6 weeks.
Why, oh why ??? Am such a nice girl.

The Culture of " No Limit " - 3

Here I am again, trying to continue this series of posts on American No Limits and am finding difficulty again starting the 3rd. part.

This is kind of strange - and when that usually happens, I know am blocking something important, a something that is hesitant to come up and out.

But since I do believe in not forcing things out, I will follow one of the pieces of Wisdom, a Sufi teacher once gave me - He said, " when you are stuck, start with the Present."

So, right now, right here -- am listening to Umm Kulthum, that magical, enchanting, Eastern voice from Egypt, singing "Alf layla wa layla" - A thousand nights and one night...

Umm Kulthum sings about Love - always, with a few patriotic songs dedicated to Egypt, Iraq and Palestine. But then, that must be Love too.

In this song "Alf layla..." she sings one couplet in which she says --
"what is one's life but one night, like tonight."

This is what I enjoy the most about nights - one has the illusion…