September 28, 2009

Iraqi Zionists.



First I need to apologize to the reader for not having put Muntazar Al-Zaidi interview in a post form and I want to thank Uruknet for having copied my tweets in the right chronological order. It is a hassle. So your effort is greatly appreciated. Thank you.

I want to focus in this post on one sentence that Muntazar Al-Zaidi used to describe his torturers, which were the security apparatus of the puppet government.

He called them - The Iraqi Zionists. Referring to Al-Maliki and his guards.

I need to draw your attention to the fact that this last interview was conducted by Al-Jazeera in Baghdad. I can assure you 100% that Muntazar Al-Zaidi who is still my hero, was released and could only say what he said because he had the backing of another influential party in Iraq. He had refused to name it during the interview stressing that he does not belong to any party. Which might be very well true. But my hunch and it is not just a hunch, tells me, that from early on, the Sadrists were backing Al-Zaidi. Moreoever, the Baghdadia channel he worked for, is said to be funded by the Sadrists.

The Sadrists is the polite name for the Drillers of Baghdad. The thugs loyal to Muqtada Al-Sadr, that fat sectarian bastard, still studying to become an Ayatollah, and still hiding in Iran.

I reiterate, that does not make Muntazar Al-Zaidi less of a hero in my eyes. If I were in his shoes, I would even accept help from the devil himself. Which he did.

Why am telling you all of this ? Simply because I am hoping that you will think a little further than your noses and come to the obvious conclusion that had Muntazar Al-Zaidi or any other detainee not have the backing of a Shiite party, he would be still rotting in jail and most likely dead.

And that is why ladies and gentlemen, non Shiite Arab Iraqis, in the thousands are still rotting away in jails with no trial and simply detained because of their sect - which for the most part is Sunni.

This also tells you that Shiite sectarianism is ENDEMIC in Iraq, alongside Kurdish chauvinism. And I can already tell you in advance there cannot be any national reconciliation because the inherent new structure of governance is both deeply sectarian and racist/chauvinist in nature.

Secondly Iraq is a failed state. It is a total failure, and when I say a total failure I am not exaggerating one bit.

Corruption is now called "insurgency" in Iraq.

Corruption is also endemic again on sectarian lines. Meaning that at the higher echelons, from the "state apparatus" to the parties, to the ministries, to the police and so called Iraqi forces, sectarianism and corruption go hand in hand. There is NO RULE of LAW since the courts themselves and their judges are equally sectarian and corrupt to the bone.

The situation is not any better in so-called Kurdistan. I need to remind you again, that the despicable shameless Arab left supported an independent Kurdistan, i.e supported the partition of Iraq.

In the appropriated lands that the Kurds call Kurdistan, corruption is equally endemic so is the terror of speaking out against the warlords Talabani and Barazani and their clans.

Chauvinism of the Zionist kind, is felt throughout Iraq, be it in the Kurdish or non Kurdish regions.

In the province of Nineveh and in Kirkuk, the situation has deteriorated so greatly, that a person interviewed said, "we have never seen it so bad in 20 years. This is the worse it has ever been."

In these two regions there are NO SERVICES at all. Forced expulsion by the Kurdish Zionists is the norm, aided by the so-called Iraqi forces and American criminals.

Today, an Iraqi who is not a Kurd cannot drive to Erbil or Sulaymaniya without showing his passport. He needs a fucking visa. The so-called Iraqi Army is not allowed to enter the "Kurdish" areas without authorization from the Peshmergas. Not to mention the very palpable ISRAELI presence in so called Kurdistan. Chapeau to the despicable left !

In Baghdad and in the South, unemployment and poverty are staggeringly high, even the food ratios are being controlled by the shiite parties so they can trade in them and make a profit from those in need, there is a total collapse of basic services -- people still get 2 hours of electricity a day, there NO drinking water, agricultural wastelands and whole farming industries have stopped operating substituted by a heavy reliance on imports for EVERYTHING, mainly from IRAN.

Mainly from Iran, since those who trade are ALSO Shiite party members and the ministry of Trade is run by another Shiite. And the ministry of education and planning and energy and electricity and health and oil...

In other words, if you are not a Shiite or a Kurd in Iraq, there is no place for you.

You have two options, either you embrace Shiism of the Iranian political kind and await their Mahdi with them, or the doors close in your face. You are left unemployed or worse still detained for no reason except for the fact that you are a non Shiite.

So for me, as an Iraqi, this the face of Iraqi Zionism, a product of the American occupation.

Really, it is so glaringly evident. Iraq is experiencing Shiite Iranian and Jewish Israeli -- Zionism, at the same time.

Yet the silence surrounding the Israeli-Iranian Zionist appropriation of Iraq is deafening.


Painting: Iraqi female artist, Betool Fekaiki

September 26, 2009

Muntadhar Al-Zaidi on Al Jazeera.

I have done a simultaneous translation of Al Zaidi meeting with Al Jazeera Ghassan Ben Jeddu in an exclusive interview part I.
Please consult my tweets on Twitter (click here) for the full translation. I will try to put it in a post form later on.

September 24, 2009

Dark Side of the Moon.



The other day, I had an interesting conversation with a friend about the war on "blue gold" i.e WATER. This will be the next title for another round of conflicts in this region.

A few days ago, Turkey "generously" offered Iraq a bit of blue gold from the Euphrates, in view of the horrible drought and scary low levels of water left in Iraqi rivers. I must add, Turkey had been building since 2003, illegal dams on the Euphrates, stocking the water, thus squeezing Iraq, leaving her begging for more...

Iran has done worse. It has actually diverted water flow from rivers and lakes in the south of Iraq, making sure that no water reaches the center.

So whenever I start getting interested in one subject, all those other pieces of news start popping out...and I connect the dots.

Jordan knows are real water problem - endemic. Israel is monopolizing all the water sources, staving off both Jordan, the occupied territories and Gaza. In Gaza there is a very serious shortage of water, dangerously so.

Yemen is not spared, either. Some are predicting a killer drought there, if nothing is done to remedy it. And I won't even start mentioning Somalia...

Having coastal lines is useless, since desalinisation processes are not only too costly but also very complicated.

End result -- the rush for Blue Gold.

But there is hope. They found another source of Water. Granted it's a little far, but still...

Water has been found on the Moon.

Scientists say "there is not enough water to foster life on the lunar surface - but if processed in large quantities, it might provide drinking water or fuel for future moon bases..."

and,

" it's possible to use this water for life support, for manufacturing oxygen and also for use in rocket fuel - which allows you to take off from the moon and possibly fly to other places, such as the planet Mars.

"The future of human space flight just got a lot brighter thanks to this discovery. And I think it provides added incentive for nations around the world to go back to the moon, explore further and develop the industrial potential of the moon..."

Did I read this right?

I am checking the wordings again : processing, bases, fuel, exploring nearby planets, rockets, incentives, industrial potential...

You know what that means right ? The U.S is going to invade and occupy the moon and surrounding planets...

If you need water, you better rush there before and fast...for a drink or two.

I think am going to do just that.



Painting: Iraqi artist, Mohammed Sami - Call of the Dark, 2008.

September 21, 2009

Snowball.


On September 11, 2009, in a comment on an article that dealt with 9/11, I wrote the following...

I said to the effect : All the 19 alleged Hijackers were Sunnis, not one Shiite was among them. And they all had alleged ties either directly or indirectly to the following countries.

- Afghanistan
- Pakistan
- Somalia
- Yemen
- Sudan
- Egypt
- Saudi Arabia

I also said - all the above countries are or will be destabilized. I added that wherever there is a Shiite minority in any of the above countries, Iran will help in playing the sectarian divide as part of the U.S scheme.
If there is no Shiite minority, expect destabilization in the form of Tribal strife and clashes and/or the presence of "Al-Qaeda." And I particularly referred to Sudan to be next in line.

Today Al-Jazeera English website quotes that scores have been killed in Sudan. Seems that Darfur and implicating Al Bashir in war crimes was not enough to destabilize Sudan. Now this.

Expect more to come in Sudan...

As for Egypt. I hold some reservations regarding the extent of its destabilization since it does have a peace treaty with Israel. But I do not exclude the possibility of it.

In that comment I concluded by saying, Iraq (which had NO ties to 9/11) was the weakest link (due to 13 years of sanctions) and the strongest (due to geographical location, resources and survival of a progressive nationalist regime) and it was imperative that the "war on Terror" singles out Iraq and erases its Arabic identity in view of not only its destabilization but also its future partition, with the help of Iran and Israel.


A chilling future prospect for sure.


UPDATE:

Just finished watching "More than one opinion" program on Al-Jazeera Arabic. Muwafaka Al-Rubaie, advisor to Maliki and whose real name is Karim Shahpour with a dual Iranian/Iraqi nationality -- blames the over 1 million dead in Iraq on Insurgents and Baathists being trained in Syria. He is adamant about implicating Syria. This must be the new Iranian policy.
He, of course does not mention the Shiite militias nor Iran nor the American occupation forces as being the main culprits for the death of over 1 Million Iraqis and the exile of another 5 Million of them. ¨
But the most interesting "coincidence" is that he names the nationalities of those insurgents as being and check this out : Sudanese, Yemeni, Saudis...Oh well, it's just another coincidence, right ?


Painting : Iraqi artist, Ibrahim Rabie.

September 19, 2009

Drug War on Iraq.

This is an ABSOLUTE MUST WATCH video. From Inside Iraq aired on Al-Jazeera English on 18th September 2009.

Prior to 2003, there was NO DRUG problem in Iraq.

And do look at this Iranian political scientist clown. Criminals in disguise representing the Shiite entity of Iran.

It is all too clear that IRAN is encouraging both the trafficking, the use and the cultivation of drugs in IRAQ. Furthermore it is all too obvious and this is a known fact inside Iraq, that the sectarian Shiite parties and their militias, are themselves dealers in the drug trade.

What can the future for Iraq look like, with all this destruction ?
Ya Allah !


September 18, 2009

A Homage to the Falluja ShoeThrower.


Another Iraqi hero from Falluja, Ahmed, shot by the criminal U.S occupation forces for throwing a footwear at an American patrolling convoy in Falluja.

This is the theater of surreal Absurdity. Imagine someone killing you for waving a pair of slipper or shoes at him. Your life gone within seconds, your family mourning you, and your 30 years wasted in a blink of a eye because you waved a slipper...

Can you imagine that for a few minutes ? No you couldn't possibly. It is beyond imagination. It is the theater of the Absurd, where Iraqi lives have become so cheap, little flies hovering and pfftt gone...like with Pif Paf, the insect repellent, spray them...spray them...with bullets...and we have been sprayed since 2003, like insects...

Why ?

There is not one motherfucker out there who has been able to answer this simple why.

Hundreds of articles and none are convincing. None.

Do you realize that this is beyond racism, beyond criminality, beyond murder, beyond absurdity, beyond any word that can be found in your dictionary. Do you realize that?

No you would not realize it. You realize nothing.

You gulp down articles and stories like bulimic maniacs, but you don't think and you don't feel...you just jump swiftly to make a comment, send a mail, or write another article...but inside it's pfftt, sprayed empty...

But you can preach can't you? Oh and how, the sermons, that I know too well.

Like this dumb fuck, who sent me a mail the other day, telling me that I had nothing of a Muslim, not just because I use swear words like dumb fucks, which you are, but because I was - and check this out - stirring hatred against the Americans.

Another irony, this dumb fuck happens to be an 8th generation blue eyed blond American Muslim, as per his or her claims. I can't tell if it was a she or a he, because the pseudo used came from Starwars. And I don't watch American shit. There is enough of your pollution around, I don't need to go and ingest more of your crap.
But I have a feeling it is a she, because the all too familiar whining and arrogance of American females came across quite clearly in this thing's mail.

So according to this thing, I am stirring hatred...Since 2003, and way before - since the cruel embargo that left thousands dead, I am stirring hatred.

I don't have a home to go back to and am stirring hatred. My family is dispersed with no income and am stirring hatred. I lost loved ones, and am stirring hatred.
I still have family rotting in jails and am stirring hatred. Iraqis are sprayed with bullets like flies, and am stirring hatred. Ahmed Al-Jumaili has been shot dead and am stirring hatred. The babies born in Falluja look like frightening monsters because of Napalm and am stirring hatred. Story after story of rape and torture, men, women and children and am stirring hatred. The treasury of Iraq has been looted with billions of dollars and am stirring hatred. The worship places have been desecrated and am stirring hatred. The schools, universities, libraries, museums emptied and destroyed and am stirring hatred. Millions of orphans with no one to look after them and am stirring hatred. Widows begging and am stirring hatred. Girls prostituting themselves and am stirring hatred....My home and my country gone and am stirring hatred...

Only psychopaths think like you do. And you are a nation of psychopaths. Emotional, mental, sexual psychopaths...you are even beyond numb. You are nothing, nada, rien, you are the absurd, you are beyond the absurd, you are beyond...beyond words...beyond qualifications, beyond adjectives, beyond...beyond...

Fortunately, for me, you are beyond my shoe...beneath it. You are beneath every Iraqi's shoe. And you deserve all the shoes you can get, you and your presidents...

Ahmed Al-Jumaili, a mechanic, understood that. He understood that only the language of the shoe and what it symbolizes is fitting for you. He got shot for it.

There are two versions to the story here. One says he was a 32 years old, mentally deranged and was shot by the American psychopaths, because they thought it was a hand grenade when it was a shoe. The local police rushed him to the hospital and he died from his gun wounds...sprayed with bullets...with a shoe in his hand.

The second version says Ahmed is a calm person, who got angry at seeing American psychopaths roaming Falluja again. Remember Falluja ? where you burned people alive there. He threw his slipper at your psychopaths and was sprayed with bullets.
In the second version, the American psychopaths rushed him to hospital, and he is recovering from his wounds...even though a couple went into his chest.

But read this absurdity and let some Hollywood dickhead turn it into a film.

"The U.S. military did not say in its statement what the thrown object was, and in response to a request for clarification said the object had not been recovered.

The Marines who saw the object thrown at the vehicle identified it as a grenade," spokeswoman 1st Lt. Rachel Beatty said."Because the suspected grenade was not recovered, we do not know why it had failed to function."

However, a Fallujah police officer, speaking on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk with the press, said al-Jumaili had only thrown his slipper.

(no wonder the grenade did not explode nor was it recovered, it was just a fucking slipper)


Shopkeeper Ammar Hussein, who knows al-Jumaili, said he witnessed the incident.

"I saw him throw his shoe while the U.S. soldier was looking at him," Hussein said, adding that the act was out of character for al-Jumaili. "He was always so calm, I never saw him behaving strangely. Al-Jumaili, a 30-year-old auto mechanic, said he ran after throwing his slipper, but was slowed after a bullet grazed his leg."More bullets were fired and one hit me from behind and went through my chest, and I fell down," he said from the hospital..

So what do you think, Oh "peace loving, decent folks" ? Did your psychopaths see Ahmed holding a slipper or not ? Or are they lying again ? Of course they are. Psychopaths lie. Just like you do. You lie all the time. You lie to yourselves and to the world. The people of the Lie.

Truth is Ahmed Al-Jumaili was deliberately shot at, not once but several times.

I suppose in your sick constipated minds, and in your political correct constipated language, Ahmed was stirring hatred too.

Pif Paf, Pif Paf...bullets and sermons. They go together in your culture. Culture ? what culture ? The culture of Bullets and Sermons. The culture of Lies and Deceit. The culture of Greed and Death...Yeah, and what a culture it is.

Hip Hip Hooray for your "culture".

Pif Paf, Pif Paf, spray them....and preach.

Excuse me, I need to go and vomit again. I am glad I somatize instead... otherwise I would have gone insane.

Pif Paf, I want to spray you out of my life, our lives...

Don't write to me anymore. I don't want to read your words, good or bad. I want to have nothing to do with you, at all.

I am like Ahmed Al-Jumaili when he spotted you in Falluja. I can't bear the sight of you. I have no shoes to waste on you. I care for my shoes. They come high on my priority list, much higher than what you think or feel, much higher than you. No, will not waste my shoes on you...

Which reminds me of two sayings. One is an Iraqi folk - When the shit hits the fan, we say "It's raining shoes". And my dad used to tell me jokingly, years ago, he used to say "The one who does not die by the sword, dies by the shoe..."

And like garbage insects, I will not honor you with the sword, for swords are for noble deaths, nor honor you with my shoe...

Just, Pif Paf...Pif Paf...


Picture : Bronze Shoe statue erected in Tikrit, in homage to Al-Zaidi, then torn down since, from fear of hiding explosives - WMD's.

September 17, 2009

Iraqi Traitors & Hypocrites.

I have been watching Riz Khan interviewing Bremer's puppet Iyad Allawi, who lost big time in the 2005 elections.

I suggest you watch this video in two parts. Part I and part II, for many reasons.

First, some good pertinent questions were asked by Riz Khan and some good comments by callers.

And secondly, the responses by Iyad Allawi, who held the gangster Bremer in the highest esteem, will show the reader, the extent of how much Iraq has become a FAILED state.

Allawi talks about, amongst other things of :

- the infiltration of the army and the police by many sectarian militias
- the endemic poverty that now exists in Iraq, over 30% living below the poverty line.
- his wish for Iraq to return to the Arab realm as an Arab country. Which means that Iraq currently has lost its Arab character.
- the pernicious sectarianism that developed with the occupation.
- the corruption and incompetence of the puppet government.
- he criticizes the dismantlement of the Iraqi State apparatus, the army and other State institutions, by the occupier.
- the brain drain and the exodus of Iraqis.
- his wish for future fairness and transparency in the future elections, which means that the last elections both national and provincial were neither fair nor transparent, i.e riddled with FRAUD.
- he talks of the REDEPLOYMENT of the U.S army in Iraq and wishes that they will eventually leave...if wishes were horses,Mr. Allawi, beggars would ride.
- he hopes that the LARGE PERMANENT U.S bases, will be dismantled.
- he confirms that IRAN has filled the political vacuum that the Occupation has created.
- he seems a little critical of US force alone and invites the U.S to diplomacy and dialogue.
- he is also critical of de-baathification process instigated by the same Bremer who put this puppet in power in 2003.

Oh wow, and wow. Hear it form the horse's mouth. If Bremer's puppet is affirming the above, can you imagine what the real, actual, current political and social scene looks like ?
But more importantly, Allawi seems to have forgotten that he was one of the main players leading to the occupation along with the corrupt spy Chalabi and others.

But then he brushes off his active role and contribution in the occupation of Iraq (and he was the one who stated that Iraq could fire its WMD's within 45, when Iraq had none) by putting the blame on President Saddam Hussein...

I tell you, hypocrisy and duplicity run deep in a good number of Iraqis. Is anyone surprised why Iraq has found itself in the state it is in now ?

September 15, 2009

Raped by Freedom.

This is the story of Samir, who finally confessed what happened to him at the hands of his liberators - the English scum - in Basra, in May 2003.

According to his story given to the Iraqi League in Arabic, and am translating parts of it, since the rest has been picked up by the Guardian.

Samir at the age of 16, lost his father and had to work to support his mother and sibling. Work was hard to find, and he thought to himself that maybe with the "liberation" and the promises made by the occupier, Basra will turn into a paradise.
He sought work as a labourer and in May 2003, was caught by mistake, during a day raid where the British soldiers were after some Iraqis stealing.

Samir tried to explain to the soldiers his innocence, but they wanted none of it. They took him as well as a few others in a van. During their ride, he and his mate were repeatedly beaten up. He says that his mate was even hit in his testicle and had to be hospitalized in an emergency as he fainted on him during the van ride...

Then, Samir was raped by two of his "liberators". Two British soldiers.

And am quoting here from the same story picked up by the Guardian via Iraqi League

" He alleges that two soldiers raped him, subjecting him to a 15-minute ordeal, then slashed his arms and body with a knife. He was treated in hospital for the cuts and the Royal Military police are understood to have secured the medical records. The victim was 18 at the time and said he was so traumatised he tried to kill himself.

The man does not want his real name to be known but is called Samir in his witness statement. He claims he was attacked after accidentally entering a room where two male soldiers were engaged in a sexual act. His witness statement says: "The room was fairly small, perhaps about four metres by four metres."

He says one soldier pulled him into the room and punched him in the face, while another blocked the exit: "The man who had punched me was stronger than me, he grabbed me by the neck and kicked my legs from under me and I fell to the floor. I fell on my back. He took out a knife and held it against my neck … I was terrified that they were going to kill me at this point. The other soldier started to rip my trousers down … I started screaming. He then pulled my underwear down. All this time the other man was holding me down and putting the knife against my throat. They then flipped me on to my stomach."

Samir says both soldiers then took it in turn to rape him, then slashed him with the knife, leaving him in "unbearable" agony. He says he left the room and other soldiers helped him to get medical attention for the knife wounds.


Carey also said: "The psychiatrist's, conclusions were that he was suffering from depression, post traumatic stress disorder and anxiety as a result of the incident. We also interviewed two other Iraqis who were present with [the victim] at the base and saw him enter the room where he says he was raped and witnessed his distress and injuries following the attack."In the witness statement, Samir says: "It fills me with such shame to talk about this, even with my solicitors. I have broken down telling them of what happened."

Samir said he had not told his wife or family what allegedly happened to him.

Mazin Younis interviewed the man for the Iraqi League, a human rights group, and said: "Because the shame of rape in the conservative culture of Iraq is so pervasive, most Iraqis you talk to tell you they would much prefer death. It took immense bravery on the part of Samir to come forward and talk.

"Samir was not an insurgent. He was never a member of the Ba'ath party. He was simply accused of being a thief in a war-torn country, and now he must live with the trauma of rape for the rest of his life."


The pictures of Samir's scars where he was mutilated by the British scum can be seen HERE.


Rape in Baghdad, rape in Abu Ghraib, rape in Mahdmoudiah, rape in Basra...Raping Iraqis, raping Iraq in the name of Freedom.

What can I say ? I have no more words...I only have rage, hatred and contempt for you and for your Freedom.

The Hero El-Zaidi's Press Conference.

This is the true Face of the Honorable Iraqi, the one I have been writing about for the past 3 years. This is the Iraq I know.
Those in power today, the prostitutes of the Green Zone are not my representatives, nor the representatives of the True Iraq.


I must also add, that had Muntadhar El-Zaidi been a Sunni, he would still be lingering in jail and probably dead by now. This does not diminish in any way his honorable act, but he was saved by his sect affiliation.

September 14, 2009

A Foretaste of Things to Come...

There is the Muppet Show and there is the Puppet Show, in Iraq we have two in one - the Iraqi Muppet Puppet Show.

A fresh video - Inside Iraq, 11 September 2009, discusses what the Iraqi "political horizon" will look like in 2010.

Notice, only one of the Iraqi members of parliament in the show is actually in Baghdad. The other two, one is in Dubai and the other in London. I suppose they are engaging in political work by proxy...

I found it "amusing" in a sorry way...

One thing is certain, if the sectarian Shiite alliance wins the January 2010 elections, you can be damn sure that the IRAQ concept itself, forget the country, will be finished...

But I will let you watch it, what you see is only a small sample of what has become of Iraq and a foretaste of things to come...

September 13, 2009

Remembering 9/11.


Yeah, another one. Never heard the end of it, did we now?

9/11. How come no one turned it into a song ? The 9/11 song, because it sure sounds like a broken record to me.

Eight years ago, two buildings fell to the grounds and the world changed in consequence. Mind you it was not so fantastic before but you got to admit it, it got much worse since...

For starters, I don't buy none of the 9/11 bullshit stories. Too many question marks that remain unsolved.

For starters, I would like to know where did the 3rd plane-- which allegedly fell in Pennsylvania, disappear ? And what about the plane that hit the Pentagon, what happened to it ? Dissolved like salt in water or what ?

But the biggest joke, and this I saw with my own two eyes, is when the CNN reporter straight after the twin towers attack, while people were screaming, rushing with bloodied faces covered with dust and tons of office paper and documents flying all over New York City, the CNN reporter, found Mohamed Atta's passport in the debris and rubbles.

Hahahahahahaha

I laughed my head off when I saw this. A brand new passport with not one scratch. He waved it in front of the camera.

And in the parking lot, they found in the cars allegedly used by the hijackers, copies of the Koran - this must have been some recommendation for the 9/11 script provided by Bernard Lewis -- and flying manuals in Arabic.

I know a few Arab pilots and I asked them about flying manuals in Arabic. They were all unanimous in their reply -- flying manuals don't exist in Arabic, full stop.

Leaving aside the question, as to why would anyone want to do this to America -- I mean surely the U.S deserves better. It has had, after all, a very clement foreign policy throughout its history...

So leaving aside the why of 9/11, I kind of reviewed in my head what happened since...

A hundred 9/11's took place, first in Afghanistan, then in Iraq and now in Pakistan...

Millions of innocent people were killed in these countries. Iraq alone beats the Guinness book of world records in 6 years. Thousands of homes and buildings were destroyed, millions lost their livelihoods, millions became refugees, millions are bereft...

Yet we still hear and read about the "terror" attack on New York. And all the others who were slaughtered by American terrorism do not get even one second of silence for their dead...

There is something very wrong with the world and with its perception of events...
There is something fundamentally wrong with the scales here. The scales of Justice that is...There are none.

In Iraq, there is daily a 9/11. Daily.

For the 2'000 something who died in the twin towers, we lost up 3'000 Iraqis in one day alone, at the height of the occupation. Today, 6 years on, if there are 10 dead a day, we say it's a good day. Yet no one remembers that.

After 13 years of barbarian sanctions when 1.5 million Iraqis perished, Madeleine Albright proudly said -- the price was well worth it.Imagine anyone of us saying 2'000 Americans dead was well worth it. Yet an official from the American government said it publicly, it went round the world...it was well worth it. No one seemed shocked by this. It was normal. Iraq is after all a "third world country".

Not long ago, an ex CIA man by the name of Charles Duelfer was interviewed on Al Sharqiya satellite Iraqi TV, he repeated Madeleine Albright's quote with a smile.
When the presenter asked him was 1.5 million Iraqis massacred since 2003 worth the price for regime change. Charles Duelfer smiled and said - Iraqis are a capable people, they will get over it.

There are no call in centers for victims of Terror to contact, no long term therapy for the families of the victims and no indemnities either. No courts of law, no judges, no tribunals, no juries to try the terrorists who murdered thousands of Iraqis and destroyed their homes, buildings, infrastructure, society...beyond recognition.

There is something very wrong with the world and its "values". It has none.

Take another example - Afghanistan. This very poor country with an increasingly very impoverished people, who has been through years of wars, first repelling the Russian invaders, and now the Americans and its allies...where thousands of innocent Afghans, entire families and villages decimated, turned into a mass of bones and ruins...it is truly a miracle that the Afghan are still resisting...it is a miracle indeed. A valiant, honorable people for sure.

Who remembers their daily 9/11 since 2001 ? No one.
Does anyone stand for a minute of silence to honor their dead ? no.
Does anyone ask for Justice insofar as the Afghans are concerned ? no.
Does any aid for the hundred 9/11's reach the Afghan victims ? no.

The American terrorists are still on the loose, there is no Guantanamo for them, no black shadow site prisons, no military tribunals, no forced feeding with tubes, no "enhanced interrogation techniques", no "stress positions", no Abu Ghraib, no Bagram...no justice. No justice for the victims of American Terror.

There is something very wrong with the world. Very wrong indeed.


Painting: Iraqi artist, Ismail El-Sheikhly.

Uncle Sam's Mass Control.

Just received these terms of agreement - called "Private policy" which has nothing private about it - from Twitter.

It reads :

" By using our Site you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing" means using cookies on a computer or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the U.S. your personally identifiable information will be transferred to the U.S., and processed and stored there under U.S. privacy standards. By visiting our Site and providing information to us, you consent to such transfer to, and processing in, the US."

Then under Information and Sharing clause it reads :

" Compliance with Laws and Law Enforcement Twitter cooperates with government and law enforcement officials or private parties to enforce and comply with the law. We may disclose any information about you to government or law enforcement officials or private parties as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate to respond to claims, legal process (including subpoenas), to protect the property and rights of Twitter or a third party, the safety of the public or any person, to prevent or stop any illegal, unethical, or legally actionable activity, or to comply with the law. "


Facebook does the same. And I assume so does Blogger.com and Google.

One huge data pool to mass control and filter anyone who sounds "suspect". At the discretion of the sites in question.
So if anyone on Twitter, Facebook or the rest of the "connect" websites, suspects you, then a whole series of procedures will follow...you might even end up in one of those secret black sites...

Look at the bright side Yankees. This might solve some of your unemployment problems. You will all be working for your government either as spies or as law enforcement agents.

So much for the greatest democracy on earth. A bad, very bad joke for the 21st century.

September 10, 2009

A " Kick Butt " National Anthem.

Every now and then I listen to our Iraqi national anthem.

According to Wikipedia, it is based on a poem by Ibrahim Tuqan, a Palestinian, and then became the national anthems for BOTH IRAQ and PALESTINE. And was temporarily re-adopted by the US/Iran installed puppet Iraqi government, replacing the previous one associated with Saddam Hussein and his regime.

Well, I don't know about that last bit of "information" because ever since I was a child, I remember that patriotic hymn to the Homeland.

In any case, it gives me an extra reason to listen to it with even more intent. And all the better reason to use it. Don't you think ?

An Iraqi, called Samer, made a video of this anthem, I checked it out last night.
He had used the first translation of the poem which was available on Wikipedia.

In that first translation, someone - most probably Americans, Israelis or Iranians had introduced in between the lines the following sentences - sucking on goats, and sucking on your mother's pie.

I had to watch the video several times and read the translation carefully to notice it.

I wrote to Samer, who since, rectified those Wikipedia "mistakes" on his youtube video. (see below)

This is a VERY important illustration of how WIKIPEDIA is not to be trusted. Any fucking idiot can go and write anything there. So all you lazy "intellectuals" who rely on Wikipedia for serious information and "research", know that you may be diffusing all kind of false, twisted, information.

So even on Wikipedia they managed to slander and defame our beautiful national anthem. Even that !

What kind of horrible people and horrible nations are you ? Why all this hatred towards IRAQ ? Why all this envy ? Why all this lust ? Why all this jealousy ?

Why all this evilness ?

WHY is a good question to ask. And by the way, I am no longer persuaded by theories of Imperialism ALONE, as a convincing argument for an answer as to WHY.

Historically, this is not new to us. Iraq has ALWAYS been eyed and coveted by others, notably, IRAN, TURKEY, and the WEST and since 1948, by ISRAEL And has been invaded subsequently, on many occasions, only to see the occupier kicked out, crying...

History is repeating itself in Iraq, not once, but twice, thrice and more...
And the occupier will be kicked out again, as in the past...and will be crying, debased and defamed, at the gates of Baghdad.

I know that to be Truth. There are no two ways about it. It will happen...much sooner than you think.

This national anthem/song and its lyrics are our essence as Iraqis. This is what we deeply believe in and this is what we lived and will live by. Yesterday, today and tomorrow...





P.S
: I need to point out again, that the Wikipedia translation on which this video is based is again inaccurate even though Wiki. "corrected" the "sucking goat" insults. At 2.50, it says "our glory, our glory....is a waving standard" this is an INCORRECT translation. It should read :

"our Glory, our Glory
is an honorable cause
and an unwavering standard "

The literal translation would be a waving/flying banner. But it does not make sense in this context.

I needed to point out that, as translations are misleading too. There is a world of difference between a "waving standard" and a "high flying unchanging banner"

Again, a good illustration as to why you should stop solely relying, parroting and linking to Wikipedia like idiots.

And yes am very meticulous when it comes to Iraqi Honor, Dignity and Glory.

Youtube video: SamerIRAQ, 2007.

September 7, 2009

Killed By Freedom


My oh my, this is turning out to be a series - the Freedom series.


Still on the subject of women, yeah I know -- those women, can't live with them and can't live without them...

In Iraq, we form 60% of the population, since the "brave boys" from the US and the UK eliminated a good deal of our men and the zealous pious Iraqi Shiites forming the militias finished off the rest, both men and women...

Not only that, but the "freedom government" from Tehran, ruled by the sectarian Shiite vipers have stripped Iraqi women of their rights, rights protected by the previous regime and institutionalized new laws that took Iraqi women back to the dark ages.

Misogyny is ingrained in Shiite Ideology. Combine that with a resurgence of the most negative aspects of a Patriarchal society and you can imagine the results...

You may of course argue that Wahabi Saudi style is equally misogynistic. I say, yes sure, but then Iraq is not ruled by Wahabis, it is ruled by fanatical backward Shiites who came to power thanks to the Anglo- American invasion and occupation of my country on bogus charges.

Since 2003, Iraqi women are suffering a great deal. From having their rights taken away from them, to forced veiling, to kidnappings and abductions - which are still going on, to torture and mutilation, to rape, to executions, to killings for "indecency", to burning by acid, to honor killings which are very prevalent in "democratic" Kurdistan, to forced domestication, to an increase in domestic violence, to ugly sectarian discrimination, to widowhood, to impoverishment, to prostitution, to exile, to depression and PTSD, to chronic grief, to lack of support networks, to insecurity, to....

All of the above falling on the deaf ears of the Iraqi puppet government, but worst of all, falling on the deaf ears of Iraqi men, inside and outside of Iraq, including the lousy, ignorant Iraqi bloggers who do nothing but support either the Occupation and /or their fucked up Shiite ideology, both responsible for the state Iraqi women find themselves in.

Forget about the Western feminist movements, they are absolutely useless, another bunch of racist opportunist, good for nothing...except maybe selling pink panties.

What a depressing prospect.

Anyway, I found this video, it is 2 years old, but the introduction and the interviews are very good. What these Iraqi women said is still applicable today.

Towards the end of the video, there is a young Iraqi female journalist talking. She had been targeted before. I heard that she has been killed since. I cannot confirm that. But it would not surprise me if it were true.

Of course, you can also understand, with all of the above, it is very difficult for me to look at an American, English, Iranian, Arab and Iraqi man, with "objective" "benevolent" eyes...

They are part of what has and is killing us. Either through their arms or through their silence. And so far, I am yet to see any one of these things speak out in a truthful manner...and when they have done which is very rare, very rare in 7 years, they still uphold either a Shiite, Iranian or American political agenda. Sickening sons of bitches.



Painting : Iraqi female artist, Betool Fekaiki

September 6, 2009

Caged by Freedom.

Iraqi woman showing her purple electoral finger.


I was perusing hundred of images on the net, trying to find some pictures of Iraqi women prior to their "liberation" in 2003. Did not find much, except one old youtube video taken from the Iraqi TV, from the 80's, where 4 Iraqi women were dressed in army uniform. It's like 30 years of our history as Iraqi women has been purposefully deleted...

All the other pictures I found were post "liberation" 2003 and could be divided into two categories :

The great majority of pictures depicted women clad in black, usually wailing or begging and a few others very few, depicted "modern" looking Iraqi women, working for the occupier/puppets in the Green Zone. Either hookers and/or traitors. There was really nothing in between.

So I searched some more, and found one picture of Miss Iraq dated 1947.

Miss Iraq, 1947


I looked at it for a long time, and had like a film reeling in my head from 1947 till this very day...


The ending of this film is horrifying.

Miss Iraqi Shiastan, 2003 - present.


and

Miss Iraqi Shroogistan/Shiastan, 2003 - present....



I still cannot come to terms with what has happened to us...Has any one seen a "liberation" like this one ?

Maybe I should embrace Shi'ism, and start flagellating and flogging myself, maybe the chains and whips will finally make me accept Reality.

September 2, 2009

Cooking Freedom...


I am really running late and need to make it to the supermarket, otherwise no cooking for this evening and no food for tonight...

But, again, I could not resist the urge for a short post here. I want to write while the fury is still boiling at the right temperature...before I run out of fuel.

I want my pot of words to simmer long enough, and I want to chop my sentences, into a nice hors d'oeuvres appetizers...

You see, I REALLY care about your taste buds and your palates.

As a matter of fact I care about them more than you care about them, yourselves...

Let's be honest here, when your men engage in eating and drinking from each other's butt cracks like they do for Rest and Recreation - your famous R & R -- in Afghanistan, in between killing sprees of innocent civilians ...and you can "enjoy" their thumbs up pictures HERE -- reminding me of the famous thumbs up pictures from Abu Ghraib. All done in the same "spirit".

You can hardly qualify that as a civilized, refined taste in eating and drinking, can you now, REALLY ?

To each his own -- before am accused of homophobia. You are after all very free to rim each other as much as you want, but do you really need to screw us in our butts in the process ?!

Let's face it, if you are all some repressed closet gays, surely we cannot be held responsible for your self repression. Or are we, REALLY ?

Surely, you can titillate your very "refined" tastes, in other parts of the world, away from invasions and occupations...unless of course, you also get it off to the sight of blood, amputated limbs and dead corpses - ya'anee a bunch of sadistic necrophiliacs.

Your great altruistic interest in "cultural expeditions" is well noted, thank you. Your endless curiosity for "exoticism" is too. Your "generous advice" on how to conduct our own affairs has been jotted down in historical memos and annals. And the footsteps, graffiti, garbage, stench, as well as the countless victims you leave behind are also recorded...

Now, don't make me waste my time, telling you about your lousy cooking recipes for "a freedom blueprint". Your liberation and freedom concoctions leave a bad taste. Your ingredients are expired and rotten to the core. And your chefs and their staff are below mediocre.

I am not the least surprised. As per your taste buds, ye shall be served...

You know, it does take some backward, morally corrupt people to taste food and drinks from each other butt holes, so am not at all astonished that those who rule you, cater exactly for your tastes. It is a question of supply and demand, you know. Or more like demand and supply.

You demand shit, you will get shit. Oh, how I love those profoundly simple philosophical equations.

A big brouhaha, much ado about nothing, REALLY, is being made around Brian Whitaker, soon to be published book. Now who is Brian Whitaker and what has he got to do with cooking ?

Hold your horses for a second...


Brian Whitaker is the author of Unspeakable Love: Gay and Lesbian Life in the Middle East, and The Birth of Modern Yemen. He is currently an editor on the Guardian’s Comment Is Free website.

Fair enough. Now back to the book. I have not read the book nor do I intend to buy or read it either. The short introduction for me is more than sufficient.

The Title : What's REALLY wrong with the Middle East.

Notice, there are no question marks here. It's a statement. Something is wrong with the Middle East. Now we know, Mr.Whitaker just told us so.

Mr. Brian Whitaker, the Englishman from the Empire, is going to enlighten us as to what is REALLY wrong with us.

And am quoting :

" Everyone agrees there is something wrong in the Middle East. To western eyes it is a troubled region of dictators and extremists. Arabs, on the other hand, often blame centuries of western interference. To many - both east and west - the root problem is a lack of freedom, but what exactly does that mean? Is it just a matter of toppling autocratic regimes and holding free elections?

Looking beyond the turmoil reported on our TV screens, journalist Brian Whitaker examines the "freedom deficit" as it affects Arabs in their daily lives: their struggles against corruption, discrimination and bureaucracy, and the authoritarianism that pervades homes, schools and mosques - as well as presidential palaces - stifling fresh ideas and initiative.

Based on his experiences as Middle East Editor for the Guardian newspaper, together with new research conducted specially for this book, Whitaker argues that the solution lies mainly in the hands of Arabs themselves. Intervention by western governments brings limited benefits and can easily become counter-productive. In order to enjoy peace, prosperity and full participation in today’s global economy, Arabs must escape the prison of their own history and embrace not only political change but far-reaching social and cultural change too. "


So you have it all summed up by the white expert Brian Whitaker. Basically or basi as said on the Jerry Springer show, it all boils to : Corruption, discrimination, authoritarianism that pervades our families, homes and religion, lack of imagination, wealth (as in presidential palaces - of course, Buckingham palace is not included here), autocracy, heavy chains of history that imprison us....Add more of your own colonial stereotypes please...

Brian Whitaker then goes on to enlighten us even further, and note the wordings here, because the cooking of words are most important. And yes, a book can be judged by its cover and its short introduction.... He argues that -- "Intervention by western governments brings limited benefits and can easily become counter-productive..."

Now read the twist here, the bitter lemon zests...Western intervention ?
Does B.Whitaker call Iraq, Afghanistan -- Western intervention ? An intervention is it, REALLY now ? REALLY ?

A simple intervention that brings LIMITED BENEFITS. Oh, so it's an intervention with limited benefits is it now, REALLY ? So what would be the full benefits o' Esquire of not so Great Britain. Interventions that bring limited benefits and CAN easily be counter-productive. So they might not be counter productive, right ? Oh REALLY ?

How about FULL Western invasions and occupations, Mr. Whitaker, do those two ring a bell, at all, perhaps ? are they also considered interventions in your o' sophisticated mind ? And pray tell us, about the albeit "limited benefits" that can eventually become "counter productive".

Now, if B.Whitaker was not some editor of some newspaper, I'd blame it on his ignorance, but as it seems, this fellow has "in depth knowledge" of the Middle East.

So according to him, our "FREEDOM DEFICIT" is the root cause. This is basi, what he is saying. Because he, then concludes with, "in order to enjoy peace, prosperity and full participation in today’s global economy, Arabs must escape the prison of their own history and embrace not only political change but far-reaching social and cultural change too."

Well, thank you Mr.Whitaker for your most precious advice from Mother England. We shall not miss the opportunity to execute ASAP your blue print and recipe for our happiness...

But I have news for you, in IRAQ, and as per your definitions, we had " freedom deficit", so we got " intervened " upon.

The intervention in the form of a brutal invasion and occupation on bogus charges that your own media and corrupt, authoritarian, hypocritical, deceitful, tyrannical government concocted...

We moved in the space of 6 years from "Freedom Deficit" to Freedom SURPLUS.

You know Freedom Surplus, don't you ? Like those American retail Army stores that bear the same name. American Freedom Surplus.

We are so fucking free now, you would not imagine it. REALLY.

No more "despots and autocrats". We have an Iranian Shiite theocracy instead. No more oppression of liberties, we are partitioned as per sect, ethnicity and gender.
Oh, and the gays you have covered in your precious publications, are being massacred, due to FREEDOM SURPLUS.

The intervention of limited benefits, am afraid to break it to you, has by coincidence given birth to 2 million dead, 400'000 reported missing, mass graves, deformed babies that look like Frankenstein, (courtesy of Anglo-American DU and phosphorus), a cool 5 million orphans, a good number of which are being sold and trafficked due to FREEDOM SURPLUS, a nice 2 million widows with zero support, 5 million refugees who refuse to return, rivers and lakes drying up, no drinking water and still no electricity, bombs, kidnapping, arbitrary arrests daily, our infrastructure completely destroyed, our history looted, the most corrupt state governance, we ranked no.2 actually, is that not nice, REALLY, thousands in prisons, raped and tortured with no trial, women waiting in line at the gallows - the highest rate of executions in the world, the worst country for journalists like yourself...

Mr. Whitaker, and I could go and on....

Yes, from Freedom Deficit to Freedom Surplus - This is what is REALLY wrong with us.

And since you, Brian Whitaker, care so much about Freedom for the Arabs, kindly tell your fellow white men to stop eating and drinking from each other butt holes. Please advice them to "embrace cultural and social change" as their freedom surplus is terribly offensive to us. Us, backward, extremists, autocratic, authoritarian, resistant to change, under Occupation, Arabs.

And since am on the topic of butt holes, which seems to be a favorite obsession for the English, and am assuming through your immense knowledge of the Middle East, you are acquainted with our colloquial language, please convey to your fellow white men and women, (including yourself, naturally), my greetings and tell them Layla Anwar, says to you - HEELLO and FOKKO AN TEEZNA, REALLY.

In case your Arabic is a little rusty, I graciously offer you my translation.

GET OFF AND LET GO OF OUR BUTTS ! Really.



P.S: Heello and Fokko are not to confused with Hello and Fuck you. Even though...

P.S.S :Damn it, am way too late for my cooking. An evening with no food - like thousands of Iraqis and Afghans suffering from Freedom surplus due to limited beneficial Western interventions.

P.S.S.S : I miss my old Freedom Deficit - Big time ! As am sure, other Arabs do too, like the Palestinians, for instance. I wonder if B.Whitaker has a blueprint for the Jewish entity, to embrace political, cultural and social change too. But then I will not find out, because am NOT planning on buying his book.

Picture: courtesy of the Anglo-American enterprise. Iraqi woman sitting next to what used to be her home, after a small "surgical precise" bomb fell on it...after a small western "intervention" in curing her"freedom deficit".