February 16, 2013

"Worse than the Zionists"....

Protests are raging throughout Iraq...thousands upon thousands are demanding the following :

- End of Sectarian Shia rule
- the re-writing of the Iraqi constitution (drafted by the Americans and Iranians)
- the end to arbitrary killings and detention, rape and torture of all detainees on basis of sect alone and their release
- the end of discriminatory policies in employment, education, etc based on sect
- the provision of government services to all
- the end of corruption
- no division between Shias and Sunnis, a one Islam for all Iraqi Muslims and a one Iraq for all Iraqis.

The protests in Anbar, Fallujah, Sammara, Baquba,  Tikrit, Kirkuk, Mosul...and in different parts of Baghdad stress over and over 1) the spontaneous nature of the "popular revolution against oppression and injustice" 2) its peaceful nature  i.e unarmed  3) the welcoming of ALL to join the protests regardless of sect or ethnicity as ONE Iraqi people and 4) and the March to Baghdad.

Today, Friday the provinces were sealed...meaning that no one could enter or leave and very strict security measures were implemented to prevent anyone from outside Baghdad to reach the capital.

Sammara, Anbar, Mosul, Baquba, Tikrit, Kirkuk, Fallujah are under siege This is one policy by the sectarian Shia government to ensure that the protests do NOT reach Baghdad.

And within that general siege of the provinces and the capital,  there is the siege of the Sunni neighborhoods (Aadhamiya, Ameriya, Saydiyya)  in Baghdad to prevent the March to Baghdad as mentioned above. The worst hit neighborhood by excessive security measures, checkpoints, barbed wires, cement blocks, searches, arrests is Aadhamiya which has been encircled for over a week already.

No one can enter or leave Aadhamiya, security forces both in military and civilian clothes search, interrogate, arrest and detain.

Aadhamiya has been a ghetto since the occupation with cement blocks, and checkpoints also Aadhamiya is where Imam Abu Hanifa mosque lies, the shrine of the Imam of the Hanafis - Abu Hanifa.

Today no one was allowed to come near the vicinity of the Abu Hanifa mosque, not even from within the neighborhood itself. Contrary to custom, Abu Hanifa mosque, today Friday, was nearly empty.

Women were thoroughly searched and prevented from coming near. Men were asked to stay out within a radius of the mosque, those below age of 45 were denied entry to the Friday prayer.

One woman said "we have been living like this for years, so what if I want to go to Aadhamiya and pray there, I am an Iraqi, I have the right to go to Nejaf, to Anbar, to Baghdad...this is ALSO my country" 

One man over 40, from the neighborhood who forgot his ID at home, was forcibly prevented from attending prayer. This is his testimony.

" I am from the neighborhood, you can ask anyone we all know each other here (true everyone knows everyone in Aadhamiya this is what happens in ghettos) let me through and pray. Even the Zionist jews allow Palestinians over 40 years of age pray in Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and you won't allow me to pray in my own neighborhood. To which the security forces replied "when it comes to you (your sect) we are worse than the Zionists... "

The witness added "finally they have admitted...we used to lament the American occupation, we are now under a worse occupation."

In Nejaf, on the other hand, Muqtada al Sadr and his followers staged a protest in solidarity with the opposition in BAHRAIN while thousands of Iraqis have being demonstrating in sit ins for over 50 days already and under siege in their own country.

And in a press meeting, the US military command expressed their "concern and worry about the current instability the protests in Iraq are causing... " 

February 10, 2013

Kundara Therapy - Iraqi Yasser Al Sammarai & Cowboy Bremer

Listen, am feeling ecstatic today, and wanted to share some of my elation and moments of pure joy with you...see how generous I am ?!

Also, because I know what you are about to read and see won't get much publicity...and am here to make sure it does .

His name is Yasser Al-Sammarai.. and it is likely that Yasser Al-Sammarai will not get the publicity Muntadher al Zaidi got...

Al Zaidi, you remember him don't you ? The guy who threw a couple of nice Kundaras / shoes at Bush....well Zaidi got much publicity...
I, for one wrote a post in his honor, I don't regret it ..he was my hero then, but kind of fell from grace after I learned that he and his family are loving supporters of the sectarian drilling raping party of Muqtada Al-Sadr and that despite their anti sectarian and anti Iran rhetoric.

Never mind Al Zaidi, today I am going to introduce to you my new hero, Yasser Al-Sammarai...

"Now these are men " a relative exclaimed jubilantly...while another dried tears of joy and grief, mixed together...

So now you can understand why am so excited ....

My HERO Yasser Al Sammarai gives Paul Bremer the Kundara therapy...the shoe therapy...the treatment ...the ointment...and I love him so for it.

So who is Paul Bremer ?

For those of you who are still ignorant about the US invasion and occupation of Iraq, Paul Bremer was Head of  the US Coalition Provisional Authority in Baghdad Green Zone and responsible along with the sectarian scum / CIA Iran spy like Ahmad Chalabi for the dissolution of the Iraqi army and the "debaathification" process

What is Paul Bremer known for ? His racism and his corruption plus of course being a typical ignorant American cowboy criminal killer

What racism ? Paul Bremer when he arrived to Baghdad had a few assistants working for him in the Green Zone...one day he asks one of them -- Tell what is the Iraqi population ? The assistant said about  24Million. Bremer replied --- we shall bring it down to 4 - 5 Million that should be sufficient.

What corruption ? Under Bremer alone - I say alone because the pillaging of Iraq has not stopped since the filthy americans landed --so under Bremer alone over 20 BILLION U$ of IRAQI money (not american but Iraqi money) disappeared. One batch was 675 Million U$ in CASH stolen in boxes to be counted in New York (never returned), the other is the literal theft of the Iraqi treasury, all the money that was dutifully saved for the food rationing and salaries of ordinary Iraqis under 13 years of brutal sanctions.

This, grosso modo is Paul Bremer...the rest you can google.

So who is Yasser Al Sammarai ? Just an ordinary iraqi guy, maybe his speaking and English skills are not perfect but they are good enough for me ...when he tells Bremer as in the video above --

I have two messages for you - one you destroyed Iraq and the other is from Saddam Hussein....Fuck you and Fuck your democracy.... For me that is PERFECT English.

Why do I think that Yasser Al Sammarai will not get much publicity like Munthadher al Zaidi ?

Because in the video here in Arabic  he clearly says -- I am proud to have thrown a shoe at Bremer the guy who was instrumental in destroying Iraq and handing it to his agents and partisans,  Iran and Maliki ....and Assad of Syria turn will come next.

You may of course argue that this is a pathetic attempt at justice....you are right -- you are pathetic bastards for having let loose your war criminals without trial for crimes against humanity ...Bush, Blair and Co.

As for us true Iraqis, short of real justice done, this is as good as it gets...for now...just for now.

Hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

Oh and "fuck you and fuck your democracy "