February 27, 2010

URGENT: UPDATE 4. Hiba Al-Shamaree Iraqi Female Blogger

Finally received some news regarding the arrest and imprisonment of Hiba Al-Shamaree, Iraqi female blogger whose real name is Dr.Hanan Al-Mashadani, by Iraqi security forces. Please see my previous post on Hiba Al-Shamaree HERE.
In that link provided there is also a petition which you can sign. So please do so.
And someone who insists on remaining anonymous kindly translated the latest appeal sent by her sister Huda Al-Shamaree. So THANK YOU Anonymous.
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Greetings,


The Iraqi Government, which had previously denied the existence of Dr. Hanan Al-Mashhadani (aka Hiba Al-Shammari), has finally allowed a telephone conversation between Dr. Al-Mashhadani and her lawyer, Mr. Karim Ahmed Al-Asadi. During the conversation which took only five minutes, the legal status and nature of charges against Dr. Al-Mashhadani were discussed. According to what we got from the lawyer, the charges revolve around the rubbery Terrorism Act that has been known to take the shape and form of its implementing parties.

  1. Supporting terrorism through written articles described as "confidential", and requesting Dr. Hanan to reveal her journalistic sources.
  2. Encouraging terrorist attacks on police and army by terrorist elements.
  3. Prejudicing symbolic national and religious figures.
  4. Impersonating the character of an existing Iraqi writer (although they have not told us who that writer might be).
  5. Dr. Hanan told us that she was subjected to harsh treatment and verbal assault, and that she was under solitary confinement and had been given poor food.
  6. Trial is going to be held on 3/3/2010.

Awaiting your responses to save your honor and the daughters of Iraq
We appeal to every honorable person to raise his/her voice in condemnation.

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I have read Hiba's Blog in Arabic and I saw nothing in it that fits the  allegations/charges leveled against her.


A female blogger, 33 years old , a medical doctor is arrested, imprisoned and subjected to torture because of her writing on a blog.

Is that the new Iraq that the US has promised us ? Is that what thousands of Iraqis were tortured, exiled and killed for ?


Are you going to do something about this woman's appeal or are you just going to close your eyes again, pretend it's not happening and just allow another Iraqi innocent victim's life go ?!



"Extraordinary Sanctions"...


Listen folks, it's well past 8 am here and am still sitting behind this bloody pc reporting crimes - Your crimes on Iraq...


Not that am expecting you to give me a medal for it or anything like that -- but seeing the SILENCE around the biggest crime of the 20th/21st century, staying up without sleep is well worth it...


Not that you really care, God forbid...and surely I don't wish to wake you up in any way...but just in case you happen to wake up from your 20 years of snoozing  --- allow me to tell you that the sanctions on Iraq have been lifted today but only partially so...


Yes you heard me, read me right, if you read me at all...


Yesterday the "Iraqi" Foreign Minister Hoshar Zebari, ever so proudly stated that "clause 7 of the UN " will be lifted... meaning that it is not lifted yet...


Clause 7 of the UN - that body that supposedly represents human rights and the Geneva conventions will be lifting soon, maybe, perhaps -- the embargo on Iraq...


Shameless Al Jazeera in an article titled  " Iraq still paying the price for Saddam Hussein " confirms that the (not so) respectable UN security council is "taking a step towards ending economic sanctions towards Iraq that go back over 2 decades..."


Listen, it's true am sleepy and dead tired, but am I reading right here ?.... Yes I sure am...


The inhumane, brutal, barbaric, embargo on Iraq has not been totally lifted yet, not since 1990. A reminder - we are today in 2010, and I hope I did not wake you up with this revelation...


The sanctions years were golden years compared to today...Hans Von Sponeck and Dennis Halliday the only two decent humans that worked for the UN presented their resignations in protest ---after what they witnessed during the sanctions years...


The sanctions years, where over 1.5 million Iraqis died, out of which 500'000 Iraqi babes and the price was well worth as per Madeleine Allbright from the Democratic party under the Bill Monika Cigar Clinton administration.


Is that not the same Democratic party that most of you danced for, swinging  for its "house negro" Obama..., dancing for a "change is gonna come "? yep it sure is... And you tell me that Americans care huh ?! Fuck you worthless people - blacks and Arab Americans wankers included...(thought I'd put that in, just in case you missed my "profanities" in the past 24 hours)


And this is what Dennis Halliday had to say, one of the VERY FEW decent ones left :



" Many people are surprised to learn the sanctions still exist, including Denis Halliday, who quit his job as the UN’s Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq over the devastating impact sanctions had on Iraq’s civilian population while Saddam Hussein was still in power.
The sanctions were widely credited for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of children, who no longer had access to enough food or clean water.
“Sanctions are a form of war,” says Halliday. “To see them go on so long is extraordinary.” (source here)

Oh but wait, don't rejoice too fast and applaud your fucking democracy and freedom after 20 years of sanctions, because :

Iraq will first have to prove to the International Atomic Energy Agency that it is in compliance with various treaties barring the development of chemical, biological and nuclear weapons.The council’s action does not cancel Iraq’s obligation to pay 5 percent of its oil revenues to Kuwait for reparations from the war."

What an extraordinary garbage people you are.




Painting : Iraqi artist, Ziad Bakury 2003.

Updates on the Iraqi "Elections"


"Doctor Amira Khedr Albassali Al-Saadi. Candidate for the Sadrists/INA Electoral list no.316"

UPDATE 26th February 2010

Following my previous posts here and here on the same subject - will need to update you with some "fresh" news.

But before doing so, I have to say that Al-Arabiya has a very good coverage of the "runner up" (more like runner down) re. the Iraqi "elections." Al Jazeera both Arabic and English is terribly lacking in its coverage. But as I have said in the past, this stems more from its pro-Iran political agenda, hence the news regarding Iraq are kept to a minimum and whenever possible, ensuring that no overt anti-Iranian allegations are aired...Shameless Jazeera !

Anyways getting back to my little coverage of the so-called elections.

Why am I doing that when I myself don't believe in any of it ? Partly because by doing so I am showing the fraudulent nature of the political process and its election under occupation, am also keeping track of the daily killings and violence that Iraqis are subjected to since 2003,  am also able to have a good feel of what is happening and will be happening in the election's aftermath, and because this gives me a reliable knowing of what the Iraqi street thinks, and from  reading the official statements I can tell the extent of Iran's involvement in the current political process and last but not least  because there is a comic aspect to it that never fails to make me laugh...

Having said that, let's get down to business...

Again, there is so much to cover and I can't do all of it, so I will give you headlines...the ones I feel are most important. And as usual, I am hoping that you will use your "intelligence" (if that's not too much to ask) and of course I urge you to read between the lines...which am hoping you have learned to do by now...

The following is in NO chronological order, I am dealing with tons of information that I need to distill  AND translate --  so be indulgent and don't expect a "journalistic" format.

-  A martial law/curfew will take effect in all of Iraq, starting on the eve of the 6th of March and that for 48 hours. That will include the closing down of ALL borders, airports, streets, etc...(some democracy huh !)

- Killings continue in Baghdad and its provinces. In Baghdad,- Hurriya district, 4 women gunned down by the silencer, Baghdad's morgue is receiving more bodies -  total number so far 70,  killing of a judge by the famous silencer and the number of judges killed since 2003 according to the puppet police is 15.

- a cheap ploy by Al.Maliki's government in encouraging 20'000 members of the ex-Iraqi army to apply for jobs in the government. A cheap ploy and a dangerous one because last time a similar offer was made, about 2 years ago, hundreds of ex army officers presented themselves for their pension and were murdered in broad daylight in front of the ministries. So if any of you are reading this - make sure you don't fall in this trap, however difficult your situation is now.

-3 mortar shells  fell on the Green zone and a "rain" of mortars fell on an unused airport now transformed into a joint American/Iraqi base in Al-Ammara in Mayssan province - Southern Iraq.

-  Diyala - a US convoy was attacked with road explosives.

- Baquba - a joint US/Iraq force caught 4 members of Iranian special forces with another cache of explosives

- Mosul : a witch hunt against Iraqi Christians is taking place in the Nineveh province, 6 have been gunned down by the famous "silencer gun". Iraqi Christians are fleeing Mosul in droves.

- On the Kurdish front a serious split is taking place. A splinter group from the PUK of Jalal Tabalani calling itself the Party of Change is now in some alliance with the Kurdish Islamic group and a few Kurdish communists, their main grievances - lack of transparency, corruption and dictatorship by the Kurdish leadership.

On another note regarding the Kurds and this is an VERY IMPORTANT POINT  so pay attention please.
In the past the Kurds managed to secure about 58 seats in the Iraqi parliament, this time around, they are aiming for more seats BECAUSE - MOSUL, KIRKUK and a part of DIWANIYA are placed under the Kurdish electoral list.

- Snoring General Odierno has made a special preliminary request to Obama to keep a good number of troops notably in KIRKUK past their deadline to secure "peace in the area". Obama has given a preliminary OK.

- VP Tariq Hashimi  during his visit to Egypt stated that IRAQ needs an ARAB government. (No shit - Did he just discover dynamite or what ?!)

- Al- Lami  (Chalabi's best friend) of the Justice and Accountability committee has not only banned Saleh Al-Mutlaq from the elections but is presenting him to Iraq's Higher criminal/penal courts. Dr.Al-Mutlaq  has been urged by people who support him to leave Baghdad for his own safety,  something which he refuses to do...

- Security devices for detecting bombs all turned out to be obsolete - brand name Sonar. Commissions made by members of the various sectarian Shiite ministries, out of these worthless devices -- 29 Million dollars.

- VOTING CARDS  & FRAUD : I did mention that the number of eligible voters in Iraq is 18M, today they're saying it's 19M, in the space of one week the number of eligible voters has increased by 1 M ! That's what I call a rapid growth society! Anyways, for 18 million  or 19 million eligible voters -- 26 Million voting cards have been issued. (see my previous posts) but today I learned that another extra 7 Million cards are being issued over and above the 26 million ones. Wait, wait, it's not finished yet.  There are 50'000 voting "bureaus" (more like kiosks) and for each voting bureau there will be an extra 50 electoral voting cards just in case. No one says in case of what. So that means a total of 2.5 million extra voting cards over and above 13 million extra voting cards (source in Arabic Al-Sharqiya ). I am assuming that a quarter of Iran's population will be voting with the Iraqis !

BRIBES and FORGERY :

a) Forgery - about 1 million dollars fake ones are being distributed in the South to secure votes.

b) Bribes have become very common, millions of dollars are being paid to secure votes. In the South alone, over 14 million dollars have been paid out in bribes. But not only in the South, in the whole of Iraq.
Candidates are taking advantage of the fact that the majority of people are in dire need so they buy their votes that way.

 But not only in Iraq. In Western capitals and in mosques frequented by Iraqi Shias, the Dawa and other sectarian parties are giving out money and making the "faithful" swear on the Koran to vote for them.

Back to bribes for securing votes in Iraq, some candidates in the South have also promised to make available free bus ride transports to the electoral "bureaus"and back. One candidate went as far as distributing several cartons of EGGS to secure votes, while another female candidate distributed female lingerie specially bought from Baghdad ...and me who thought it was only American feminists that promoted panties for the "war effort".

Yalla, see you in another round of the Iraqi circus...

Sources :   Al-Arabiya , Al-Sharqiya , (lousy) Al-Jazeera and private  (thank you A.H aka Um Al Ward)

Picture : courtesy of the Iraqi National Alliance of Iran.

February 26, 2010

America is so "troubled"...

Even though the US is supposedly "troubled" by the Syrian-Iranian love affair, that did not prevent it from appointing a new ambassador to Syria..

And even though the US is "troubled" by Iranian influence in Iraq, that did not prevent it from siding with its parties and  militias in the invasion, occupation, ethnic cleansing and segregation/partition  of Iraq and produce a formidable sectarian Shiite pseudo-state.

Nor did the US army have any problem whatsoever cordoning off the Green Zone for Ahmadinejad's, Rafsanjani's and Larijani's visits in the heart of U.S occupied Baghdad.

Nor does the US have any problem in having Southern Iraq become an Iranian enclave nor does the US have any problem in Iran's aiding the Kurdish Regional Government and its militia the Peshmergas, a question of finishing off the ethnic cleansing that is taking place in the North of the country. And as expected, a longer stay of US troops in Iraq despite claims of a withdrawal...

And even though the US is "troubled" with Iran's growing regional influence and its nuclear development, nothing will happen and Iran is constructing more plants...

And even though the US is "troubled" by Iran's role in the Gulf, it had absolutely no problems calling upon its collaboration in the "war on terror" in Afghanistan and Pakistan...

Who does the US think it's fooling here ?! Give us a break with your old stale psy-ops, no Iraqi believes your shit.

February 25, 2010

URGENT - 3 Iraqi Women to be Hanged by March 3,

UPDATE : I MADE A MISTAKE, THE ARTICLE IN QUESTION IS DATED 2007.THESE WOMEN ARE PROBABLY DEAD BY NOW. MY APOLOGIES.


I just saw this on Muslim Woman Org (read rest of article by clicking on link).


I quote:
 "According to attorney Walid Hayali of the Iraqi Lawyers Union, Wassan Talib, 31, has been charged with the killing of five police officers in an attack on the police, Zainab Fadhil, 25, was charged for an attack on a joint patrol of the Iraqi and U.S. armies in Baghdad whileLiqa Muhammad, 26, was charged with the killing of an official in the Green Zone in the course of a kidnapping. None of the three women was permitted to see a lawyer. The trials to which they were subject are illegal under international law. All three are prisoners of war with protected rights under the Third Geneva Convention. Their execution would not only be illegal but would also be immoral.."

IT...

Am on  a roll tonight, nothing will stop me...except the All Powerful...

I have noticed something that keeps staring me in the eye --and it's very simple really..IT can be summarized in two words. - your oppressor wants you to shut the fuck up.

You would have thought it's something much more sophisticated , but it's not ...it's just that - be a sheep and shut the fuck up !

I have dealt with the American public for quite some time, even though it's online, it's still a good barometer...

You see, when you deal with those Westerners, you can tell  them anything you want, as long as you don't point the finger at them...this is how it works...

Being the two faced hypocritical asses that they are, they will tolerate you talking generalities but not singularities, but not pointing the finger....

You can say our mass graves, our morgues, our lost ruined lives, our exile, our orphans, our widows. our pain, our fucking agony...as long  as you don't say You...

You see with those Westerners and American pieces of shits, they like things sanitized, they like it abstract, vague, diffuse, "objective", an IT...who is that fucking IT ? It's just an It...

You see, you need to pussy foot around their fucking language, their fucking concepts, their fucking political correctness and their fucking nuances and dilute it with an IT

IT was bad, IT is bad, IT is un-liveable...IT is hell. IT is...as long as you don't involve those self centered narcissistic bastards, psychopaths. as long as you don't include them in the picture when they are the main actors...

So much is asked of you...not only do you need to deal with your own ruined fragmented lost life, but you also need to be objective about and be empathetic towards them....and their lives..which they "sacrificed" either in  terms of "brave boys" or in "tax payer money " or in "health bills" or in whatever the fuck excuse they can come up with...you need to be empathetic towards their empty shitty lives, their gargantuan holes that nothing fills up, no amount of food, money, sex, romance, adventure, things, goods can fill up...

And don't you dare think for a minute it's only whites, oh, no, it's every fucking "house negro" around who lives in this putrid land called the USA including the best house negros around, the Arabs next to the blacks..

My, my, what a bunch of whores these people are...even when they are stripped of their own dues, they're still there defending...

What are you fucking defending you little whores ?! What do I care about your little USA - American shit stories ?! I want my home back, I want to be with my family, I want the dead that you killed, talk to me...

Why can't I go back home now that you have liberated me ? Did anyone of you assholes sitting in your fucked crime ridden cities ever ask yourself this question ?!

You would not, of course you would not, you are too engrossed in your stupid, worthless, petty, trivial world, of celebrities and sports,  of who fucked who, and who you will lay next... if at all....

Well guess what , I still want a fucking answer to my question....and I don't care about your 2 mn email that you sent in protest..fuck you and fuck your worthless protests....

But you see the Westerner and the American in particular, that piece of shit called American, gets all so offended when you twist the IT and turn it around to a YOU...They are quick to banish you, they are quick to castigate you, they are quick to label you but these motherfucker criminals, these empty hollow shallow pieces of shits were not quick enough to stop your murder...

Oh but Mr and Mrs prime goody good two shoes take offense...but they took no offense when the stench of our dead filled the air of our city, nor did they take offense when our women got raped by their fucked perverted impotent filthy men, nor did they take offense when our children were orphaned and went hungry, nor did they take offense when tumorous cancers ate our insides apart, nor did they take offense when our men were sodomized in the name of their fucking freedom.....

But they do take offense when you step on their little stinking turfs...suddenly their "morality" flares up, suddenly their political correctness is at stake, suddenly their non existent history is questioned, suddenly...

Suddenly they awake because you touched them with a "profanity"...and oh, how could you ? Them, the God fearing , law abiding pieces of junk...them, the most fucked , retarded, stupid, dumb people on the face of the earth...never mind their bullets that tear you apart, never mind their napalm that burns you to ashes, never mind their bombs that destroyed your homes, never mind their toxins that made tumors your best friend, never mind their pillaging that made you seek food in garbage dumps, never mind any of that...never mind that your kids drink water from sewage pools or that your women prostitute themselves for a piece of bread, never mind...never mind...

Never mind because in the mind of that fucked up entity called America with its whites AND blacks you are at the end of the day a nothing...never mind because in that whorehouse called America even your Muslim Arab is a pimp, never mind...as long as you don't offend these sluts of the new world order with your profanities...

Because you see, they are such a fucking moral people...and everything else is out there...everything else is an IT that they never own up to.

Some Artistic Input...

This is some artistic input, if you don't mind...

I've looked at this picture several times during the day..and this is what I just read here.. I mean, what is this the Simpson's family reunion ?! US aiding Iran in its capture of "terrorists"...how grand !

Am I the only one who sees something very wrong with it, is this just a figment of my imagination or are you all so fucking brainwashed with tons of similar crap that you can't even notice no more ?


The  face covered men, ---ah finally! at last men are veiled with a burqa...about fucking time...but why do they remind me so much of the day when President Saddam Hussein was hanged at dawn, with similar cowardly faces hiding behind masks while the face of the one about to be lynched was uncovered.. just like this one...
And smiling...is it a smile or just the last rays of sun hitting his face ?

And why do they look as if they are holding his shoulder in some touch of non sectarian friendship ?! Is this some fucking joke ? Can anyone see this or am I the only one dispensing my "artistic critique" here ?

Oh well, another lynching...not that the very first "fumbled" one, moved you...

How Iran Operates...

I've been reading tons of articles, analysis on Iran and how it goes about its business...listen to me, am an Iraqi and we have been dealing with Iran since the late 70's if not before...I can tell you exactly how Iran works...

Iran on the surface is a good chess player...but once you understand her moves, it becomes too predictable, almost boring...

So I will give you short points here and please use your "intelligence"... I did say "intelligence" maybe that's a high order..but try nonetheless...

Iran  :

- does not put all her eggs in one basket.
- uses contradictory statements in her favor.
- opens many windows of opportunities at the same time to different parties, but they all belong to her.

- kills her own and blame others to maintain her control.
-  uses different groups seemingly unrelated or at odds, to further her ambitions
-  makes ample use of religion addressing people regardless of sect to further its agenda
-  will always have a different agenda from the one officially professed 
-  works on different levels..you need to understand that, both internally and externally. It's like cells within cells..if you catch one, another one eludes you...ask the Iranians, they know all about it...
- will portray as if one segment is fighting another, this is on the outside...on the inside they all kiss and make up.
- pays millions of dollars to so-called anti-imperialist/anti-zionist websites, groups and individuals to further its aims and its agenda. Some don't even know who is really paying them, Iran uses third parties, and most of them are not Iranians.

These are just points, headlines..but I have more...am keeping for myself for tonight...

Iran is crafty but not crafty enough for an Iraqi.


February 23, 2010

Ahmad Chalabi " Iraq's Sovereignty - always my Priority"



If you think that the above title is a joke, think again. This is not satire. This is exactly what Ahmad Chalabi said in an interview with the gutsy Souhair Al-Qayssi, Iraqi female reporter, yesterday on Al-Arabyia TV.


I have already covered such an interview with one of his sleek "aides" Entifadh Qanbar and you can read it here.


When wanting to write this post, I looked for a picture of Ahmad Chalabi. I had no problem finding one. I settled for the first one that showed up in my search.


The above picture of Chalabi was taken in what was called the White House Iraq group with J.Allbaugh, Donald Rumsfeld, Douglas Feith, Paul Wolfowitz, Richard Perle and Dick Cheney.  And this is what Dick said about  Chalabi: "When it comes to Perception Management, Ahmed Chalabi and Joe Allbaugh have the best of intentions for the future of Iraq." (source).


But let me not get sidetracked as I don't want to forget all the details of this interview that lasted about 20 mn.


And frankly I felt so ill in those 20 mn, I was unable to eat anything the whole evening. I felt so ill because never in my life have I come across someone who can lie so much in such little space of time. Except maybe for one person I knew, but at least he/she did not have bloodied hands like Chalabi's.


Chalabi was obnoxious with Souhair Al-Qayssi and she would not let him off the hook, he did not intimidate her with his aggressiveness and she grilled him...Good for you Souhair, you're my kind of an Iraqi woman !


At one point his lies were so blatant that S.Al-Kayssi could not contain her laughter...this is how comic it was ...but let me not waste more time with my introduction and let's get down to what Chalabi said. I did take short notes but I am not a secretary and my mind is not a computer bank for storing data either..so there may be some grotesque lies that I may not remember as well...


S.Q : Why the fall out with the U.S ?


A.C : The U.S wants to bring back the Baath to Iraq so they can fight Iran in Iraq (no joke) Since 2004, I knew that this was Bremer's plan, after I initiated the De-baathification process and that is why I backed off. Now the U.S feels remorse for having removed the Baathists and they want them back in.


S.Q : (smiling wide) But you were close to the CIA yourself and you welcomed with open arms the U.S occupation, what changed ?


A.C : We (the Iraqi National Congress/opposition) have always refused the Occupation (no joke). I stood in the U.S congress in 1998 and asked for the liberation of Iraq and not its occupation. The cooperation with the US was limited, with the sole aim of removing Saddam Hussein, they liberate us and then they leave. I only have the best of interests for Iraq and its sovereignty ...


S.Q : But you had a honeymoon season with the U.S and some say you worked for the CIA and that the Justice and Accountability Committee which you now head was formed by Bremer himself...


A.C : Me, the CIA, never !  I went to Bremer with my daughter (her name is T.Chalabi) and told him you are not giving us sovereignty, you are not allowing a full Iraqi government as you promised, I even told Manning (some British Foreign official) that even Gertrude Bell in the 20's was more merciful in her approach to Iraq than you guys.


S.Q : So this Justice and Accountability Committee is not the work of Bremer ?

A.C : No this Committee is to ensure that no fascist, Baathists comes to power again like Saddam Hussein and it is to preserve the sovereignty of Iraq that the U.S is stripping us from... (no joke)


S.Q : So you are for the Sovereignty of Iraq ? (having difficulty containing her laughter)


A.C : Yes of course I am always for the Sovereignty of Iraq, it was and is always my priority.


S.Q : Some say the Justice and Accountability Committee is a tool of Iran what do you have to say to that ?


A.C : Iran ? Iran has always respected the Sovereignty of Iraq.


S.Q : You mean to say that there's no Iranian involvement in Iraq ?


A.C : No none...


S.Q : What about the Faqa oil wells that Iran occupied ?


A.C : We asked them to leave and we solved it diplomatically and they left. It was a misunderstanding. I always defend the Sovereignty of Iraq  (no joke. The Iranians still occupy Faqa by the way)


S.Q : News circulate that you have the full backing of Iran and Ahamdinejad for becoming the next Prime Minister. That Iran is doing everything to have you as PM and some even say that you work directly for Iran - what is your response to that ?


A.C : (getting quite aggressive here and interrupting her) This is news for me. I have never heard anything like that. Where do you get your information from ?!


S.Q: Mr.Chalabi, do you want the Iraqi voter to vote for you yes or no ?


A.C : Yes of course..


S.Q : So the Iraqi voter asks himself questions and you are here to dispel rumors are you not? So let's get back to the Justice and Accountability Committee. Why did you ban Al-Mutlaq and Al-Ani ? Are you not promoting sectarianism again ?


A.C : (aggressive again) We, the J & A banned them because they are promoting Baathism. There are court rules here, the law is clear.


S.Q : Abu Risha of the Awakening councils criticized you for this ban and said if we are to use the court rules then you must be held accountable for embezzlement (referring to Petra Bank Affair)


A.C : Abu Risha ? His slain Brother was a man, who is this Abu Risha, he was in Dubai all the time, I was here since the very first day of the Occupation. Al -Hayes is the man today to speak for the Awakenings not Abu-Risha. (this Al-Hayes must be some other Sunni puppet working for INA)


S.Q : So you are not promoting sectarianism then by lumping Sunnis with Baathism and driving them in the arms of Al-Qaeda as some say  ?


A.C : Not at all. Sunnis also suffered under Saddam Hussein. the Iraqi National Alliance (INA) is a secular bloc (no joke) and embraces everyone...


S.Q : (this time she can't contain her laughter). A secular bloc ?! What do you call the parties of Muqtada Al-Sadr, of Al-Hakeem of the ISCI , of Jaafari ---are these not Shiite religious parties ?


A.C : Not at all. The INA is a wide movement, a patriotic Iraqi movement that contains liberals, seculars and right wingers with Islamic inclinations (no joke) 


S.Q : Mr.Chalabi, I have the manifesto of INA here in my hands and item 2 says very clearly " The (Shiite) Marjaiyah is the highest authority to which all matters are referred"


A.C : And I have the Iraqi constitution booklet in my hand and clause 2 also says (pay attention reader for this is important) No sectarianism in Iraq and the (Shiite) Marjaiyah is the highest authority. So you see, the INA manifesto and the Iraqi constitution are totally in line.


S.Q: INA members did not vote for you in the past and they are backed by Iran how come now you are part of them, is it because Iran is also backing you for PM post ?


A.C : INA is a patriotic, secular movement that deposed the dictator Saddam Hussein and that has a political and economic program for the welfare of all Iraqis. We have thousands of housing projects in mind, we will fight corruption, we will fight unemployment, we have a whole program of economic reform,  we even have a special fund for the Iraqi arts....we are for the security. well being and sovereignty of Iraq...


S.Q : Let's talk about corruption here. Every electoral list says it will fight corruption, and corruption has been going on for years now, where were you ? Some say you were too busy politicking instead of fighting corruption. What do you have to say to that ?


A.C : Corruption started with the 1st interim government with Allawi (and Bremer), then Jaafari came to power and there was absolutely no corruption during his reign  (my note: Jaafari's advisor was Laith Kubba remind me to tell you about this thing. And during Jaafari's reign, the ethnic cleansing was taking place in parallel to broad day light theft of Iraq's treasury among other things...) But corruption started again with the State of Law- Maliki's government.


S.Q : Time is running out,  what are your differences with Maliki's State of Law coalition.Would you like him to join your bloc ?


A.C (important- pay attention reader)  We have no major differences with Maliki, we agree on  the same ideological principles. Our only difference stem from a management - administrative nature. He (al-Maliki) wanted a certain number of seats guaranteed for his party beforehand...that's it. 


S.Q : What are your last words for the Iraqi viewer ?


A.C : Vote for us, for we are the future.


End of interview...for someone who is not a computer nor a secretary, I think I did not do too badly...and seeing how things are going in Iraq, I think Chalabi and Co will not do too badly in the up-coming "elections" either...

URGENT NEWS - Hunted

UPDATE 2 - 22 February 2010

I said I will update this post on a regular basis to give you an overview and a foretaste of what is actually happening now in Iraq, in "preparation " for the "upcoming elections".

And even if you are not interested, I shall jot down everything I know and I hear -- for the record. And I am doing so because this is my notebook registering your crimes, for the whole world to see and read...

Let's start with the Dead shall we ? I have no time to write an essay, I will give just headlines...

- 30 dead today in different parts of Iraq - Baghdad, Tikrit,  Kirkuk, Mosul, what follows is not included in the reported 30 dead.

- several sectarian murders by the Katem - the silencer gun the favorite weapon of the Shiite Militas. namely 3 in Adhamiya, ordinary people, gunned down early in the morning. 1 Academic gunned down in his car. a family of 8 in East Baghdad, including all the children, found beheaded, another family of 4 in Baghdad gunned down by the silencer, and another 4 women gunned down by the silencer...
Regarding the killing and the beheading of the family of 8 mentioned above, I just read an article by the BBC stating that the family was a Shia family. This information is NOT correct. Brig. General Qassem Atta said all the above deaths by gunning were done by "unknown" gunmen. Usually Qassem Atta blames "Al-Qaeda and Saddamists" for everything but not this time round....Iraqi police showed the silencer guns and some stolen goods but no more info from any other Arabic source including the Iraqi police and the Brigadier General who pronounced himself publicly on the matter.So where did the BBC get the sect affiliation info from ?

- 70 corpses found in the South, gunned down by the silencer - the Katem.

- political candidates who are not favored by Iran and the Shiite parties are receiving regular death threats and there is a CAMPAIGN OF PHYSICAL LIQUIDATION ORGANIZED BY THE IRANIAN QUDS FORCE.

- 5 mortars fell in the Green Zone.

- a group of lawyers are presenting in Brussels a list of not less of 16 names, related to the Shiite parties and their militias responsible for sectarian mass killings, following the discovery of  mass graves in :

* Sadr City
* Taji
* Basra where a mass grave of 300 people was found, mainly women and 100 children.


News from the Provinces

 Kirkuk : A mishmash of political alliance, Arabs and Turkmen, Turkmen and Kurds, changing all the time. 498 candidates competing for 12 seats. All the residents interviewed said they don't care who wins what, they just want basic services running.  I will get back to that point when I'll cover the other provinces.

Mosul : apart from people being gunned down, all the residents in Mosul say they are fed up with the corrupt sectarian government. Everyone is blaming the corruption on the Shiite parties and some expressed outrage and anger that Iraq the richest country in oil, and they can't get a job or food. Their situation is very dire indeed. One guy said he wanted to apply for a job in the ministry of oil and he was asked to pay 2000 dollars for his application to be reviewed ! But will have more on the subject of corruption further down the line...

Suleymaniya : Strong conflicts within the Kurdish Regional Government KRG. The  Peshmergas, the Kurdish militia armed and trained by Israel has organized protests this evening in Suleymaniya, wanting to strip Jalal Talabani of his powers .-- a move most likely orchestrated by his now rival Massoud Barazani.

Salaheddin: public services like water/electricity/hospitals/schools are functioning at only 12% of their capacities and this per the governor of the province. The rate of unemployment in that province is 80%.
All the residents complain of endemic corruption of the central government and the Shiite parties in particular.

Diwanya : ALERT : there is absolutely no water there. Agriculture produce has plummeted to less than 10%, while the yearly average is 50%. The people of Diwaniya said that they had not washed in 3 weeks. and the little water that is given to them is for drinking and cooking. Some women were washing their clothes in sewage water. The residents also said they are discriminated against because Najaf next door is regularly receiving  water and is not knowing any water shortages. They are asking the government to forget about the sect of the people of Diwaniya and just give them water on a humanitarian basis. Pictures show a totally drought  --of the land, the water pipes, wells, and water analysts blame it on the dams built illegally by Iran and Turkey..

Prisons 

- Tafsirat prison - a general hunger strike by the inmates and they set the place on fire, protesting abuses and inhumane detention conditions, unfair detention and no trials

- another picture from another prison shows a cell of not less than 50 men all held up together. Some were crying in front of the camera, asking what their charges were, they have been there for years. They were being visited by the Sunni puppet Tareq Al Hashimi who looked at them from behind the bars...and they are still behind those bars with no trial.

- another piece of information you will not read about in your press of my foot - there are 400 secret prisons in Iraq and the number of secret detainees is 100'000.

Corruption

- While electoral candidates all preach about fighting corruption, all the residents interviewed in different parts of Iraq, say that the corruption is endemic and needs a radical revolution. The most corrupt ministries are the ministries of Trade - Finance- Electricity and Oil. The total in dollars for 2009 alone from these ministries is 78 BILLION dollars.

- another little story - the Shiite Marjaiyah has taken over the chicken market - ie. the only chicken you can find in Baghdad is manufactured by companies owned by the Shiite Marjiah of Nejaf and Kerbala. Marjaiyah means the Shiite theological council. Residents in Baghdad said they trust the dead chicken and if they can vote for them dead chicken they would.

- and last but not least  Ahmed Chalabi appeared on Al Arabyia TV in a interview with Souhair Al Kayssi, and she grilled him even though he was very rude, that is expected from such a low class scum. I will be reserving a post on this interview. Stay tuned.

Conclusion and a brief analysis of the above :

There is an upsurge of sectarian violence in Iraq and everyone is expecting another round of ethnic/sectarian cleansing.  We are preparing ourselves for the worst to come. Bill Gates said that the Iraqi elections should go as planned however if sectarian conflict breaks out, there might be a need to keep the US troops longer and beyond their deadline. US General Odierno added that he's hoping to pull 50'000 US shits by September 2010, but he was not quite sure about it...either.

Sources for all the above information : Al-Sharqiya TV, Al-Arabiya TV, Al-Jazeera Arabic TV (which has the worst coverage by the way. If you understand the Doha-Tehran economic and political ties, you will understand why. There's a video on Al Jazeera English about those sacred ties and they explain much of Al-Jazeera's biases)

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UPDATE 1 --  12 February 2010

As I said, I will be updating this post on a regular basis.
As expected and as mentioned in the lines below, the latest news state that Salih Al-Mutlag of the Iraqiiya Alliance has been banned from participating in the elections. I really hope he gets out of Iraq  before being murdered.

He and Dhafir Al-Aini both Sunnis have been barred from the elections on charges of Baathism.

That is most strange really because Al Mutlaq left the Baath party back in the 70's. And Iyad Alllawi, a secular Shiite who served as PM during Bremer's time and who is also running on the Iraqiiya list was also a Baathist in the 70's and left the party. How come he was allowed to stay ?

Furthermore, Salih Al-Mutlag ran for the first round of elections in 2005, and ran in the provincial elections. I even remember in 2005, someone approached me and asked me to vote for his list. Of course,  I refused to vote for anyone since I do not believe in the electoral process under US/Iranian occupation.

I really believe that the Arab Sunnis and secular forces of Iraq are really in a tight spot now, in particular the Sunnis. If they don't participate in the elections, the sectarian Shiite parties of Iran will have it all for themselves along with the Kurds and this is exactly what is asked for and wanted.

Some say that this may trigger another round of serious sectarian violence and I say this is exactly what is also aimed at because only then can the Americans stay on a little longer and the full partition plan of Iraq into 3 statelets can be turned into an official reality.

So far there has been resistance to this plan either in armed struggle or through peaceful means by joining the political process but it seems to me that the government of Nouri Al-Maliki and his sectarian Shiite parties from Iran are feeling pretty squeezed and desperate to retain their status quo and by implication retain Iran's grip over "liberated" Iraq.

I also received this info right now. 

Ahmadinejad of Iran has publicly stated, that he will not allow the return of any " Batthists", meaning that he is treating Iraq as one of his principalities and at the same time J.Biden stating that Iraq is going to be America's success. 

I am also told that thousands of Iraqis are fleeing by car to Jordan and Syria as they are being chased out of their homes...

Also am told from inside Baghdad that they are expecting lots more" bloodshed and flames... and that Salih al Mutlag has become a National Hero "... and that many arrests and killings have taken place Thursday with the "Katim" the silencer gun...seems it's their favorite weapon these days.

Furthermore Al-Lami and Chalabi sat with the Appelates Judges for 7 hours today  to have Al-Mutlag banned upon direct orders from Ahmadinejad.

Thanks Um Al Ward for some of the info.


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 11 February 2010

I have urgent news.

Yesterday, 10th February 2010 in various districts of Baghdad, 25 Baathists have been gunned down with silencers, silent guns by the Badr Brigades of Ammar Al-Hakeem (ISCI) of Iran.

Sunni areas in Baghdad are being evacuated.:  Amiriya is practically empty now, people are getting very scared because a lot of the men are being arrested.

Again yesterday at 6.30 pm, 12 Baathists have been arrested in Sammara by Badr Brigades.

Warning : A massive campaign of liquidation and/or arrest has started by the Iranian trained, backed and funded Shiite death squads. As promised by Nouri Al-Maliki.when he said " any Baathist will be meeting his/her black fate ". 

We are expecting more bloodshed of Sunnis/and seculars under the pretext of a Baathist witch hunt.

Furthermore, following my post on the Iraqi elections, it seems that there are frantic attempts to overturn the decision about allowing the barred candidates to participate. Several of whom are already under heavy threats and as for others (I can't give names now), warrants for their arrests are being issued. Many of us are hoping that they are not killed in the meantime...

Also Kuwait and Iran are in cohort in banning the secular forces in Iraq. This is sure information.

I will update this post whenever I have more news.