And the Crows sang at Dawn...
The sectarian Iranians Shi'as in Iraq changed the day of the Feast. They postponed it one day , till Sunday the 31st of December according to their so called Jaafari "Islamic" calendar.
You are intelligent enough to figure out what the message is behind all of this.
They have offered us "sunnis" or "sooooooneeees" as george bush likes to call us as a "sacrificial"gift for the Feast. The Zionist Jews planned it as craftily as the Eyeranians. One hand cannot applaud.Ask Al Hakim during his last visit to D.C. He can tell you all about it.
Saddam is gone . A hero. Like it or not. A fearless, brave, courageous, defiant, principled Arab. Till his last breath, he said " Palestine is ARAB" and "Long live Palestine and Long live the Arab Ummah and long live the Iraqi People."
Let us have a quick look at the Arab Ummah as it does not deserve anything more than a swift glance.
Jordan - Total Silence. Let me remind Jordan that Aqaba its port - was built with 50 million dollars - Iraqi money in the 1980's. Let me remind the Hashemite Kingdom that for over 5 years, it received FREE oil from Iraq and let me remind this "respectable country" that if it was not for Iraq, it would still be gathering seashells on its coasts and trying to promote its dead end tourism whilst riding donkeys in downtown Amman.
Egypt - H.Mubarak has not finished his belly dance choreography for 2006. Do we need to remind him of the Millions he received when he went begging for liquidity in Baghdad ? Of course no need to mention the 3 Million Egyptian workers who came and acquired the land they were laboring in Iraq.
Saudi Arabia and the rest of the Gulf - seems they were too busy with the Eid celebrations to utter anything of substance. The only substance they are capable of sharing is stuffed mutton with rice , the halal way of course . Their gargatuan fiesta in which they are still dripping up to their elbows in meat grease and saying Bismillah, in the name of God is not over yet... Do we need to remind those pimps that half a million Iraqis died to protect them from the Persian Crescent ?
Syria- Praise sly Syria. Syria is "surprised" 24 hours later . Another Ha! to you Syria.
(won't mention the 30'000 massacred in Hama - nugde nudge) Oh well thanks for the cheap shampoo in exchange for free oil during the sanctions years.
Lebanon - too busy being botoxed and siliconized the American versus Iranian style. Leave them to figure out how much of either they need to pump in.
Tunisia- you who you were getting all your school books printed in Iraq for FREE, you have kept your cowardly silence . Oh well, as usual!
Morocco- Apart from a few voices of conscience, Hassan the little one has rolled another joint and received a fax from Israel to the effect.....
Algeria - too busy with its own drills...
Libya - Now that the delusional psychotic fit has abated , Qadhafi pronounced 3 days of mourning and that 2 hours before the execution. Thank you Colonel.
Palestine - or what is left of it : a 1000 marched in a demo. Big deal. What about the 25'000 dollars received for each of the martyr's family ? Forgotten so quick ?(Won't mention the scuds.)
Am not done yet . Be patient...
Somalia - God bless it . Where are your students who came and studied for free in Iraqi Universities ? They had more privileges than any Iraqi... Blame it on short memory.
Mauritania - Have you perfected your Arabic, or did you just cash in the millions.?
Sudan - too busy with Darfur....ok now I got it.
Iran, o little Iran - Your society is chauvinistic Persian and they not only hate your "islamic"government, they hate Arabs with vehemence. As for you little government, we know how much you pay up for your sheep to attend your public demonstrations. Media oblige,behind the "Islamic" cloak bien sur ! Ugly lot. We know you all too well. No surprises there.
So called Iraqis - "damned Iraqis". You called on filthy Al Sadr and Al Hakim your intercessors with the Divine. Backward lot . Male Dwarfs. Retrograde, sectarian dirt. Vindictive scum. Persian sellouts.Little petty fanatics . Small impotent ones. Are you happy jumping up and down like the clowns that you are ? You are a circus, a cheap entertainment. You are nothing. Nor you nor your little corrupt coward puppet of a goverment. Big bellies, hooded faces, cloaked bodies and shit for brains . If you knew how much people mock you, if you knew how despised you are outside of Sadr city and your rotting Najaf and Kerbala. Another ha ha ha for your little hasssan's and your little hussein's, small people that you are .
Kurds - two words and not more. Am sorry.
Sorry for every single minute I wasted fighting for your rights. Oh and by the way tell your minister to pronounce correct Arabic. Seems Kurdish Iraqi autonomy has screwed up your accent. Too bad you were not able to experience the same in Iran, Turkey or Syria. As for your whining over Halabja- ask the Iranians- they knew the secret compounds of the chemicals.
You- Muslim Ummah , one sentence. You have been stoning the wrong devil during your pilgrimage. Wake up !
Am not done yet .
As for you america, blood thirsty america - your small georgie , your very small georgie in your very small nation of very small people . Little, short, post orgasmic xmas shoppers of the little usa. If you only knew what a joke you are to the nations , you would shrink even further.
You think you can offer Iraq on a platter for your zionist congress for 2007 ? That congress made of old farts and seniles ? so little do you know ... keep contemplating how you can figure out EyeRaq. And good luck ..tell me when you reach 3000 plus. I just might give you a way out.
England - "dear" England. From grace to grass. Madame Margaret Becket, the english scarecrow,thinks capital punishment is not politically correct ...but ...well.. since when was England nothing but a sneaky hypocrite ? Tell me something I don't know.For more of the same ask the Iraqis in the South.
France - Oh Monsieur le President Chirac. Petit Faux Cul. You seem to have forgotten all the business deals and the billions you got from the land of the Tigris. Oh la la . Even le Pen the Fascist had more balls than you .
And israel. the zionazi israel. First I need to apologize for the several "reconnaissance"spies we caught in the Hillah area of Babel lately. I know you are trying to rehearse defeating Nebukhadnezzar 21st century style. Sorry you failed. You were caught red handed. Try again in a new holocaust "pleurnichade" maybe someone will believe you then.
Little tribal jews , whining lamenting tribal jews . The game is over.Cry some more.Tough if you can't find a new shoulder. As for your apartheid wall - everyone can see through it.
As for you my favorite ones , the "anti War " movement . First let me enquire how Herr Chomsky the "closet zionist" is doing those days ? Any luck with his proposal for a referendum in Iraq concerning the american troops ? And to all of his followers- how does it feels now that capital punishment has been executed ? Do you feel a couple of inches taller in your self righteous stand or do you need more donations ? I heard you are promoting anti- war panties to that effect. Any profits so far ? No worries, you have little "american arabs"parading as "intellectuals". They will help in your anti-war efforts. Just make sure to teach them the "right way" to suck up to you.
Do forgive me if I have forgotten anyone else. Blame it on the Satanic execution of the Plan coupled with the New Year's "Euphoria".
Talking about The New Year. I wish to those who have not been polluted by all the above :
I wish you to find that Inner Place not found in textbooks. That Special Place of steadfastness, resistance, defiance and mockery. I wish you to find that Inner Place of Fortitude in Truth, of Courage in Hardship and of Laughter and Joy in the face of it All.
Painting : Iraqi Female Artist, Nadia Mohammed Yass.
How right you are, but will they ever learn???
Is it due to ignorance or lack of courage? It's easier to throw stones at a wall than to fight the real satan.
A woman who loves IRAQ
I think Saddam also gave asylum to Sudanese refugees. I recall seeing on the news in 2003 just after the invasion a Sudanese family who left Iraq where they had been granted asylum earlier (not sure when)
Who released the second video? And why was it released several hours after the first one?
What proves that the sound had not been tampered with?
Is this a 'mise en scène' by the occupiers to antagonize sunnis and shiites even more?
A woman who loves IRAQ
But do not lose heart- I was sad the day Americans captured the President- But today is kind of a relief, though a depressing one as well.
He is now free, rid of the clowns who surrounded him.
I would rather this than see Saddam die a natural death, or simply waste away in prison. Now he will be remembered, his legacy will live on for years to come. And the petty, meaningless clowns you mentioned will be forgotten as history's trash.
They have only turned a hero into a martyr.
We need to always remember that whatever comes out of Iraq is never as it really is, and that the occupiers have done everything possible to pit Iraqi against Iraqi. This evil assassination was planned to take place at the beginning of Eid in order to create divisions - and the occupiers are now feverishly writing wherever they can that they TRIED to delay it by two weeks. What utter rubbish. There's nothing being done in Iraq without the consent of the occupiers.
Dearest Layla, thank you, yet again, for such a beautiful and touching essay. Your thoughts have spanned across the globe and there's one lesson from them - human beings are never grateful. There must be many today who may have enjoyed benefits directly from President Saddam Hussein, but they could also be the same ones dancing in the streets.
However, each one of us, in the end, has to live with ourselves and look into the mirror. How much easier it is if we strive to do what is right and just.
To the Hero of Iraq - may your soul rest in eternal peace and may future generations of Iraqis remember your integrity and patriotism.
From another woman who loves Iraq!
cried when I heard what happened!
I don't understand why you are so surprised that the name of Sadr and Al Hakim were cried out during Saddam's execution.
I have said that in the past and will repeat it again .
The plan is to DIVIDE Iraq along sectarian/ethnic lines. That plan was concocted well before the Gulf War II.
Iran will be getting it's Shia state as a spoil of war - helping the occupation.
Yes, I agree completely with you about the plans to divide Iraq along sectarian/ethnic lines. This has been very clear from the very beginning of the occupation of Iraq.
What is mind-boggling, particularly for those of us who live on the outside, is the vast range of VULTURES who are trying to feed off the body of Iraq. On the surface, there's the western colonialists and thieves, then there's Iraq's neighbours, Iran included. Then, other groups which have their own interests as well. Iraq is saturated with outside interests, who have also found stooges within to carry out their dirty work for them. These stooges are unpatriotic, have sold their souls for dollars, and do not deserve to be called Iraqis....
Above everything, all Iraqis in Iraq are the pawns in this most despicable act humanity has ever witnessed. Nothing to do with Iraq is clear-cut, and the obvious is not as it seems, but far deeper. I am not too sure if this makes any sense to you.
The only legitimate party in all this is the Iraqi Resistance which has the true interests of the nation at heart. I pray that the Resistance grows from strength to strength and succeeds in throwing out all this rabble from Iraq. Only then, will Iraq and Iraqis be able to put everything together again. To accomplish this, sadly, it may take further rivers of innocent blood...something we do not wish to witness.
"I pray that the Resistance grows from strength to strength and succeeds in throwing out all this rabble from Iraq. Only then, will Iraq and Iraqis be able to put everything together again."
Very well said, only the Resistance with the help of all loyal and true Iraqis can restore law and order and maintain a united and SOVEREIGN Iraq.
A woman who loves IRAQ
Who benefits by deviding the ummah?
Tut, Tut, and how could you forget the UN and Kofi Annan in your otherwise excellent piece? Kofi the House Negro and White Man's Bitch? How long after March 20, 2003 did Kofi have the courage to mutely declare that the War was illegal? Was it just a bit closer to retirement when his pension was secure and his son could import an illicit Mercedes sportster into Ghana paid in part by Iraqi blood? He could have honorably resigned like Dennis Halliday and Han Von Sponeck, but of course, the gutless House Negro preferred, the quite shuffling of behind the scenes diplomacy instead of his Ghanaian accented "ravin and rantin"
I have a song dedicated to Kofi. but alas I can only send you the words over the internet and not the accompanying music. But you can add your own tune. Here it goes:
"A white man's bitch will always be a white man's bitch. A white man's bitch will always be a white man's bitch. A white man's bitch will always be a white man's bitch..."
Kofi, even as you desperately try to secure your legacy as a "statesman", your shameful silence when it really counted will ensure that you will always remain a white man's bitch who was always a bit too close to white pussy, literally.
Best wishes in all your endeavors, Layla.
Your post made me laugh. Do forgive this terrible blunder of ommission. Was not deliberate I can assure you. One day I would like to write a "hommage" to the UN.
But hey, you made up for it.Thanks for completing the picture. I know I left out: Germany,Italy,Spain,Portugal,and even some african countries.
I am sparing none.
Thanks for your reply regarding Kofi. Just came across a piece in Free Arab Voice which appears somewhat dated but still very much relevant. One of the better pieces I have come across--not to mention yours!
You may have already read it but just in case here is the link:
I have questions to ask you--for example, any reading you could recommend on the Iran-Iraq war from Iraqi perspective. Do you have any generic email that does not invade your privacy? If not, no problem. I may still occasionally comment on your essays.
Best wishes, always.
Sadam at least died as a man although he has done lot of wrong things trying to build up a strong nation. To the arab leaders who are in command and selling there people's oil for scratch.. the people will someday stand up and hunt you down with your USA clique if the USA does not do that before we start doing so.
To the Iraqies celebrating.. just wait and see what your leaders are going to take you to. A lot worse than under the regime of Sadam. Not that I liked Sadam's regime so much .. But he at least served more Iraqie interest than anyone you've had in Bagdad for the past 600 years. They ( The new government) just have sold you, where President Sadam did not want to trade you.
And then hanging a man on a holy day.. Even Sharon should not be hung on a day like that.
To all my brothers and sisters out there and to all peacefull people over the world . No matter what religion you practice. A salaamou 3aleikoum wa rahmatou allah.
By releasing the videos on the eve of the Muslim Eid, your anger and loathing made them laugh even louder. Isn't this exactly what they wanted, the partition of Iraq and the waves of anger scaring the brain-washed Western audiences into their bloody arms (bonanza)?
In other words, how can we/you help people to find that Inner Place you so correctly mentioned?
Do you think that they were waiting for my anger to laugh louder? Or do you think they ever stopped partying? Do you think that the US needed a video to start a sectarian war? This has been prepared years ago.
As for your question, about that inner place.I suggest you take Saddam's last minutes on the gallows, like a snapshot picture.Forget the man, who he was , what he did or did not do, forget his title,or whether you like him or not...Just leave those asides for a few minutes. I choose to look at the last few minutes of a man about to die and facing it with dignity because I think and I like to believe that this man managed to reach that place of Truth inside of himself.
No, certainly I don't think that they were waiting, and I certainly agree that this was planned years ago. My point was merely to say that I'm sad to see so many fall into their trap.
As for the inner place I will not argue your point. What matters is that you and many others see it that way.