An Add'o'holic.

Hello, my name is Layla and am an add'o'holic.

I first noticed the signs of this insidious disease in 2003 and since then it has gone progressively worse. I did not cause it, cannot control it and am not sure if I can cure it.

For those who have never heard of this bizarre affliction, I will try to describe to you the symptoms maybe you can "relate".

My days are filled with this uncontrollable urge to add. Yes add, like make sum totals.
I have noticed that this obsession has turned into a compulsion and I feel totally powerless. My life has become truly unmanageable.

Only the other day, the urge took hold of me again. It was triggered off by learning about Iman's death.

So since that day, the compulsion has resurfaced with vehemence. I can't sleep, and instead of counting sheep, I make lists.

I have all sorts of lists in my head. A list of the dead, a list of the imprisoned, a list of the tortured, a list of the exiled, a list of those who disappeared...
So I add up and make complicated sum totals.

In fact I have a "neat" list for all those relatives and friends who passed away : Nabil, Khalid, Souhair's husband, Nadia's Mother, Hassan, Omar and Iman.

Then there is another list for those who have been imprisoned : Kamel, Omar (but Omar died in prison), Radhee and his family(in the Adhamiya concentration camp) and Nadia and her family (in the other concentration camp Al'Ameriya) and all the others in the Yarmook, Karrada, Amil, Mansur, Taji ghettos.

Then there is the list of those who were either battered or tortured : Kamel, Omar, Salam, Raouf, Souhair's husband.

Then there is the list of those who are physically ill and cannot get treatment : Radhee, Raouf, Zakaria, Randa, Auntie Sameera, Othman...

Then there is the list of those who have disappeared and cannot be reached : Sarkis, Ann, Kareem...

Then there is the list of those whore are exiled. My, this one is very long : Aisha, Bakr, Walid, Hisham, Nada, Mundhir, Afaf, Zaynab...Can't count...way too long.

Then there is the list of the unemployed : Radhee, Raouf, Othman, Aida - damn this one is long too. Nearly everyone I know is unemployed.

Then there is the list of the emotionally traumatized and that one is very,very long: All the above, including myself, my mom, and every single person I know.

Now according to my sums, that makes all my family, my relatives, my friends and our neighbors.

Then you need to add : relatives of relatives, friends of friends, neighbors' relatives and friends...

Now if my calculation is correct that makes ALL of US. Every single one of us (except maybe for the hookers in the Green Zone.) Yes that makes the whole country.

A whole country is about 21 million. Please do me a favor and do not quote that obsolete figure of 26 million anymore. And here is why.

Let us assume that prior to the sanctions, we were 25 million. The sanctions killed around 1.7 million (500'000 of which were children.) Then "Operation Freedom" easily claimed another 1 million and am not counting those who succumbed to their injuries.Then you add 2.2 million in exile since 2003 ( at rate of 2'500 a day!)(am not including the 2.2 million internally displaced).

So we have 2.7 million dead-murdered (and I say way more) + 2.2 exiled. That makes a total of 4.9 million absentees.

You subtract that sum from the initial 25 million and you are left with 20.1 million. But for the sake of simplicity, I shall round it to 20 Million.

In other words we are 5 million LESS. So do correct your figure next time. And I am being really generous in your favor.

I know that Western ideologues are very keen on Malthus's population control theories But that is a little too much don't you think ?

I mean I know, that you dislike the fact that we "breed like rabbits" and that some of your good hearted agencies and NGO's engaged in some heavy handed forced vasectomy & sterilization campaigns. Ask anyone from India and s/he will tell you all about it.
But to go to the extent of physical elimination as a method of population control strikes me as very...hmmm....Nazi. Don't you think ?
Again, ask the Palestinians under occupation, they have first hand experience of these kind of methods.

And if India and occupied Palestine sound too exotic for your taste and you get lost on a map finding them, you really do not need to go very far.Remember your native Americans. That is home alright. Assuming of course that you do remember and have not gone conveniently amnesic.

I really can't help it if you do not like giving life. I really can't help it if you opt for devoting your lives to the Dow Jones instead. But, hey that is not a reason to finish us off that way. Specially when you like to designate yourselves as a "civilized people".

Now if that is not GENOCIDE, I do not know what is.

But wait, my add'h'olism does not stop here. I also think of you.

As a matter of fact I have another list of all your soldiers. So far 4'000 gone.
That is the official figure. The unofficial one is in the thousands...

But that is not my most important list. The following one is.

Let me see...There are at least 175'000 American soldiers.
Add to those another 50'000 mercenaries - You will be able to get the exact figures from Blackwater Inc.
Am not including logistic support teams. I love this sentence. So sophisticated. Logistic support teams means: cooks, embassy employees, bodyguards, security agents, etc...
So far the first subtotal of those slaving for "democracy" is 225'000.

Wait am not done yet. I told you it is a compulsion.

Add to the 225'000, the Iraqi "army" and "police" force. And the official figure is around 360'00 - all trained by the U.S. That gives me another subtotal of 585'000.

Be patient, more to come...

Add to the 585'000 all the trained funded militias from Iran.
And here is a conservative estimate. See am being nice to Iran now.
There are 22 sectarian militias. The main players are:
- Muqtada Al Sadr and his drill boys The Jaysh al Mahdi - 50'000.
- Al Hakeem and his Badr Brigades - 25'000.
- The Maghawir Brigades of the Ministry of Interior "shock and awe" - 20'000.
- Hezbollah Iraq trained courtesy of Hassan Nassrallah, Lebanon - 3'000.

I have not included the militias of Chalabi, Sistani, Maliki,and the Iranian commandos of the Iranian Revolutionary Council. That gives me another sub total of 98'000 - Let us round it to 100'000 since I was so generous with Iran.

Wait, wait, more to come...

Then you have the Kurdish peshmergas who have been trained and armed by Israel and many of them were actively involved in the massacres of Fallujah.
Now they are concentrated in Baghdad since the "new security plan" took place.
I have no exact figure for Baghdad but let us say at least 20'000 according to the last report I read 6 months ago.

That makes a GRAND TOTAL of: 585'000 + 100'000 + 20'000 = 705'000.
Again let us round it since I did not count the Logistic support teams and gave an underestimate figure for the Peshmergas. So am rounding it to 710'000.

There are 710'000 armed killers roaming around....

Be patient, patience is a virtue. Ask me all about it.

Now this is how you have to proceed :
You divide the number of population by the number of killers.
20 Million divided by 710'000 = 28.1 (round it to 30).

So you actually have 1 killer per 30 Iraqis. And always bear in mind these are conservative estimates.

Now you can understand why the number of those who fled - exiled is 4.2 million and why the figure for Dead Iraqis is in the Million.

But you see, every compulsion has its up side....

700'000 killers roaming around. 1 for every 30. The biggest army in the world.

The No.1 army in the world. Sophisticated, developed, technologically advanced, surge after surge...applying : "professional Darwinism" as one of your Senior officers likes to call it.

And four years down the line, with its logistic support teams, its soldiers, its militias, its contractors, its mercenaries, its peshmergas, it has not been able to control and secure one neighborhood, not one alley way, not one street corner...

Now what do you call that? I call that DEFEAT.

Some of you think of Defeat the Hollywood way. Like soldiers head bent down, with bag packs walking away into the sunset...That is the movies Dears.

DEFEAT is when you have at least 700'000 assholes working for you and you keep increasing their numbers and you still can't make it.

See what I mean?

Now the flip side of Defeat is RESISTANCE.

Four years down the line, if you do not call that RESISTANCE, I do not know what is. And you are supposedly the No.1 army in the world.

You can surge all you want, bring in all the mercenaries in the world, pay trillions and trillions of dollars, hire every contractor possible, wheel and deal with every enemy you like, make pacts with militias, thugs, drillers, torturers, snipers...You are DEFEATED.

Let us face it, if you have not "secured" it in 4 years now, you will not do it in 10, 20 or even 50 years.

Yes Ladies and Gentlemen, that is called RESISTANCE.

Hello, my name is Layla and am an add'o'holic.I did not cause it, cannot control it but am being cured and so are millions of others from your Death addiction.

Is that cause for celebration ? Why not indeed.
So repeat after me now.
Long Live the Muqawama - Long Live the Iraqi Resistance !

Painting : Iraqi artist, Mohammad Muhradin.


Anonymous said…
"Long Live the Muqawama - Long Live the Iraqi Resistance !"
Anonymous said…
What is the "Muqawama"?
Alwyn said…
Well, an interesting and informative look at Iraqi 'numerology'. Pity the poor hookers in the green zone, though. Can't be all that much fun. Great piece.Perhaps these numbers can be tossed around a bit more.

I'd like to see another piece gaining in popularity...

Hi, my name is ___________ , and I'm a gun addict. I have an addiction to guns, and will use them at any opportunity. I would spend all my time and money on guns. I would throw over my family and my community for guns. Confronted with the chance to use a gun, I would totally lose all control. I had to confess that I was powerless in the face of my addiction. I realize that I will always be a gun addict, and that, given the choice, I will pick one up. I realized the addiction was too much for me. I had to give it up to a higher power. Today, with prayer and the support of my fellow addicts, today I am gun free. I tell myself when the compulsion comes over me that just for today, I can not use a gun. I will not take one up against my fellow man, no matter what the provocation or temptation to give into my weakness. Just this once, I can be gun free.

Maybe these numbers will start to add up.
Anonymous said…
"If it was up to me, I'd charge Cheney, Rumsfeld and Feith with treason for sending troops into Indian Country with no intelligence, so our patrols end up cruising the shit-stinking alleys of Iraq like ducks in a shooting gallery, letting the locals pick their time to join those wires and detonate the old artillery shell they buried at the intersection last night. You can't expect heavily armed Marines to shrug and applaud when that shell goes off and kills their buddies. They itch to show the neighborhood who's got the firepower. Sooner or later, they're going to do it the way one fire-team did in Haditha: going house to house killing everything inside.

And you know what? Those Marines were right, at a strategic level. Tactically, no; small massacres like Haditha just piss the locals off, recruit more insurgents. But strategically, those jarheads were right: massacre on a really big scale is the only solution. The shooters at Haditha saw the situation more clearly than the Generals who sent them out on patrol to smile and pass out candy, hoping to win "Hearts and Minds."

The cold, scary fact is that there is no way for a conventional army to defeat an urban guerrilla force militarily. The only options are withdrawal or smart genocide -- the cold-blooded, efficient extermination of the whole population of any city or region that supports the guerrillas. When those Marines went house-to-house killing, they were acting logically and thinking more strategically than their commanders, never mind the Moron-in-Chief. Mao would have nodded approvingly, and so would the Brit officers who wiped out 1/4 of the Boers' civilian population and pioneered the Concentration Camp. Stalin said it best: "No people, no problem."

Trouble is, one little USMC fire team just doesn't have the weapons to really do the job. If we were serious about transforming Iraq or the Muslim World, we could do it in minutes, just by turning the whole Sunni Triangle into radioactive glass, one big skating rink that could double as a tanning parlor. Wouldn't even need artificial lights at night, you could skate just by the glow.

Unless we act fast to change the planet's demographics, the Iraqis -- in fact, the whole Turd, I mean Third World -- will win by deploying the poor man's nuke: higher birthrate. I saw a picture yesterday that summed up what's really happening. It showed a few GIs taking a break in an Iraqi woman's kitchen, eating while she stared at the street. The caption was some crap about how the Iraqis are learning to love us (as if anybody ever loved a foreign occupying army), but to me, the real point was that the woman was eight or nine months pregnant, and three of her kids were running around outside.

My caption for that photo would be, "Who's Winning?" It's not the GIs chowing down in her kitchen. They're far from home, and they'll have maybe one or two kids. She'll have nine or ten. That's victory, the slow and sure kind. And hey, in the meantime, just to pass the time, her husband has a hobby: planting IEDs along our patrol routes. Then he comes home to impregnate the wife again. So he's beating us day and night, if you see what I mean.

The European countries can't even maintain their current populations. The US is doing better, thanks to those immigrants, but the hot countries, the poor countries, are zooming past us, their populations growing like crabgrass on AFDC. And picking off a few civilians here and there, like we're doing now, is useless. If Bush & co. really were the scary Darth Vader guys the leftists say they are, they'd have thought hard about this.

Unfortunately, those idiots can't see the big picture. In fact, they've actually cut back on birth control funding to the poor countries, guaranteeing that you'll grow old in a hungry, pissed-off world that wants your house, your SUV and your head on a stick, not necessarily in that order.

So what would a real Darth Vader, a serious American nationalist, do with a problem like the one we've got in the Sunni Triangle? Simple: either wipe them out or buy them off. That's what the Romans and the Brits, the real pros, would have done by now. (God, imagine if the 19th c. British Empire had had nukes! The whole planet would be a game preserve, totally unpopulated, except for a few country houses along the English coast, with some slave-breeding farms tucked away inland to produce maids and butlers as submissive as labrador retrievers.)

A Roman emperor, facing the population bomb we're up against wouldn't hesitate to use our whole arsenal of neutron bombs, tactical nukes, and city-killing hydrogen bombs. Hell, you'd wake up one morning to a world where overpopulation was no longer an issue, where the greenhouse effect was gone thanks to the layer of soot that used to be the Third World."

- Gary Brecher
Anonymous said…
Dear Layla:

You said:

Is that cause for celebration ? Why not indeed.
So repeat after me now.
Long Live the Muqawama - Long Live the Iraqi Resistance !

Nothing more to add to this!
YoUnicorn said…
Long Live the Muqawama - Long Live the Iraqi Resistance !
Anonymous said…
Scumbag is back: Why do you keep posting the Nicene Creed, this time in Latin as well? Are you trying to remind yourself of your sins, scumbag?
Anonymous said…
Little Dear,

"Men ought either to be indulged or utterly destroyed, for if you merely offend them they take vengeance, but if you injure them greatly they are unable to retaliate, so that the injury done to a man ought to be such that vengeance cannot be feared.� -- Machiavelli
Anonymous said…
TOT the agnostico-fascist zionazi barbarian,
Anonymous said…
Call me what you will heretic but god and rightousness are on my side and he imbues my sword with the united strength of the Saints Martyrs!
Anonymous said…
TOT the brainless agnostico-fascist zionazi psycopath,
Angel said…
Hello Layla,

If I lived as you are at the moment, I am sure my list would be as long as yours.

I only have a few on mine, which are more than enough.

The Roman Priest is back. In those days pedophilia was accepted and so were intimate relations with parents and grandparents.

As he is obviously an 'old depraved spirit' from those days, we should bear in mind that he should be ignored, lest some of his vile filth rub off on us.

At least then we can concentrate on the subject in hand, which is close to our hearts.
Anonymous said…
TOT, your god must have horns and a tail.... And if 'your people'have read those words, why on earth are they killing and killing and killing....

It might just save your soul if you seriously examined your conscience and adhered to the Ten Commandments, rather than the Apostles' Creed, which should be the backbone of all you stand for, specifically these:

- Love thy neighbour as thyself (and this does not apply to only USans, but the human community worldwide);
- Thou shalt not KILL (this Commandment BROKEN BY EVERY USan);
- Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's goods (this applies to IRAQ and its natural resources)
- Thou shalt not bear false witness (again, the LIES, LIES, LIES being told about Iraq)

Try to live through the example of the simple Carpenter who only spread Peace and who, incidentally, was born in the Middle East (and not on the desecrated and blood-tainted soil of your origins), and those you call 'apostates' HONOUR Him and His Mother - which most of 'yours' don't do, as you've been converted by the Zionists. And WHICH Saints are you referring to?

By the way, all this 'sword business', etc., was NOT preached by Him, but recorded by man to suit his own needs at various points in history.
Anonymous said…
You are right, Angel.
Hi Barabie :)
Anonymous said…
TOT the brainless agnostico-fascist zionazi psycopath,
Anonymous said…
Layla here's a set of numbers for you:
Iraq 3 - Saudi Arabia 1.
My prediction for today's soccer game results . Good Luck!
Anonymous said…
Iraqi Jew: I sincerely wish you prediction is right!
Anonymous said…
Mark of the Beast, TOT: think that applies to your bosom pal, Israel.
Anonymous said…
Little Dear:

Thy lord your god came first with the word but shall come again with the sword, and the land of the Israelites and the temple of Judea must be restored for the rapture and the tribulation, and any who shall harm the Jews in the land of canaan will suffer the vengeance of God!
Anonymous said…
Iraqi Jew:

Kick those Wahhabist apostates into the ground!!!
Anonymous said…
Raise your hands who think TOT is not a brainless agnostico-fascist murderous zionazi psycopath!
Anonymous said…
Dear Layla,

Words fail me. For once I can't think of anything intelligent to say. I can't believe so much rubbish has gone on your forum after a devastating post like this.

So I'll add my bit:

Long Live the Muqawama - Long Live the Iraqi Resistance!
Anonymous said…
Long Live المقاومة العراقية!
Anonymous said…
Yes, Daphne...exactly how I felt when I read Layla's blog today. I am inclined to believe that when Good and Truth stand up, Evil will also show its head and try to crush it - but FAIL. That's what's happening on this blog today - in the guise of Scriptures.
Angel said…

Think intelligent, or else the moron wins.

Surely we can, between us, ignore the filth?

Long live the flip side of defeat: Resistance.
Anonymous said…
Thank you Little Deer and Angel. YES! Between us we can ignore the filth that "little TOT" and others keep throwing at this forum. I wish I could hit delete and all the filth would go away.

Sort of like what I'd like to do in the real world.
Anonymous said…
Exactly, Daphne! Wish that were possible - but, it will happen, all in good time, only innocents will pay the price.

No more responses to TRASH!!
Anonymous said…
Angel and Little Deer, I only just read your posts above. They were good. I come from a christian family, but some of its roots stink, which is why I no longer call myself a christian. I don't want to be a part of them. One of my sisters is one, and I see her apathy in the face of the slaughter that's going on. But it's okay for her. She will be raptured when the going gets tough. I get soooooo angry about that attitude, and my sister knows it.
Angel said…
LD & D

I also come from a Christian background, mine is a little different, being Assyrian, hence my passion when it comes to Iraq.

I don't see much 'Christianity' happening from the West. I see the ignorance and apathy 6 days a week, at work. Actually, I don't just see it, I hear it. I listen to people with closed minds, that do not understand my passion.

My Mother, born in Tabriz,
(don't hold that against her) is also passionate about Iraq, and still speaks the original language, Aramaic.

Between us, we look at the carnage and cringe. I don't know what else to say, there are tears in my eyes.
Anonymous said…
Angel, I am Christian (Roman Catholic), too, and agree 100% with you that 'Christianity' is not happening out there. Our eyes have witnessed the evidence of this, haven't they? How can anyone claim to be 'Christian' and yet support violence, death and destruction?

I am horrified at the silence of the Catholic Church/Vatican/Pope - apart from the lacklustre comments from him, where he lamely asks for the 'war' to be stopped. HOW on Earth can what is happening in Iraq be defined as a 'war' in the first place? Iraq NEVER attacked any of the occupier countries and was NEVER a threat to them. The world needs to first define this as a 'war of aggression by the US/UK/CoW' and then refer to it as an illegal occupation.

Your background sounds very rich, Angel. It must be fascinating to hear Aramaic being spoken...

May this solidarity with Iraq that we are developing on this site spread wide and may all this horror come to an end soon...I guess we depend largely on the honourable Iraqi Resistance, but if they get to read this, they know that they have support, however small it is....
Anonymous said…
Angel My father also speaks,reads and writes Aramaic. Now he has no one to talk to in that language. I read somewhere that there is one village in Syria where only Aramaic is spoken.
Anonymous said…
710,000 goes into 20 million 30 times, not 3. Sorry Layla. But it's still tragic.

The scariest thing is the power vacuum that will be left behind once the US has run off with its tail between its legs....again.

The consequences could be someone who unites the entire third world including Pakistan.

Arab money, Pakistan nukes and 4 billion angry people.....
Anonymous said…
Daphne O'Brien said...

She will be raptured when the going gets tough. I get soooooo angry about that attitude, and my sister knows it.

// Hey, Daphne, think you got a little rapture problem going on down there? Check this out.
Angel said…
We are all horrified to the 'nothings' coming from this side of the globe.

I'm afraid that Bush has the world grasped firmly in his hand, and is holding the rest to ransom. Too rich and powerful. We are stuck.

There is a village in Syria that speaks only Aramaic, it's called Seydnayah, I believe. Funny, I had a similar conversation with someone the other day, on another blog.
Anonymous said…
Little Dear,

Mine eyes have witnessed something different.

Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord;
He is trampling out the vintage where the grapes of wrath are stored;
He hath loosed the fateful lightning of His terrible swift sword;
His truth is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on.

I have seen Him in the watch fires of a hundred circling camps
They have builded Him an altar in the evening dews and damps;
I can read His righteous sentence by the dim and flaring lamps;
His day is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! His day is marching on.

I have read a fiery Gospel writ in burnished rows of steel;
As ye deal with My condemners, so with you My grace shall deal;
Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with His heel,
Since God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Since God is marching on.

He has sounded forth the trumpet that shall never call retreat;
He is sifting out the hearts of men before His judgment seat;
Oh, be swift, my soul, to answer Him! be jubilant, my feet;
Our God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.

In the beauty of the lilies Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in His bosom that transfigures you and me:
As He died to make men holy, let us live to make men free;
While God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! While God is marching on.

He is coming like the glory of the morning on the wave,
He is wisdom to the mighty, He is honor to the brave;
So the world shall be His footstool, and the soul of wrong His slave,
Our God is marching on.

Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah!
Glory! Glory! Hallelujah! Our God is marching on.
Anonymous said…
That is the battle hymn of the republic, long live the republic and long live all republics based on the natural laws of god and not laws wrought from the tyranny of evil men, may god strike down all monarchical and despotic usurpers to his throne! God bless America and God bless a free Iraq!
Anonymous said…
Anonymous said…
阿富汗的國歌叫 Yankee&Co GO HOME!
伊拉克的國歌叫 Yankee&Co GO HOME!
國際國歌叫 Yankee&Co GO HOME!
讓全世界都唱 Yankee&Co GO HOME!
Bush&Blair&Olmert = the coalition of the murdering
the coalition of the willing = the coalition of the evil
TOT = a brainless agnostico-fascist murderous zionazi psycopath
Anonymous said…
My Lord is my Shepherd and I shall not want, may he imbue my sword of liberty with the strength and rightousness of the fallen Saints and Martyrs. May he give my eyes clear vision so that I can see those who falsely claim to bear the light, and recognize them as the followers of Lucifer; the morning star. May I stand fast and hold the line against the forces of the anti-Christ whome from the city of Babylon march upon the Saints. May that I not know fear even when surrounded by the kingdom of fear, may my armor be the Lord, that their fire shall not burn nor their spears pierce.
Anonymous said…
layla anwar is an iraqi blogger

riverbend is an iraqi blogger

therefore layla anwar is riverbend
Anonymous said…
The "new" aristotle logic:

aristotle is a two-legged animal;
a peacock is a two-legged animal;
therefore aristotle is a peacock.
Anonymous said…
Inductive logic is fun.
Anonymous said…
TOT the primitive brainless agnostico-fascist murderous zionazi psycopath is a bore.
Anonymous said…

Our father came first to baptize with water and conquer with the word, but as today the shadow of darkeness has fallen on the world, the day of judgement is upon us and He will come again to babtize with fire and conquer with the sword!
Anonymous said…
TOT the primitive brainless agnostico-fascist murderous zionazi psycopath is a fanatic religious bore.
Anonymous said…
He is the Alpha and the Omega, he came not to bring peace but to bring the sword with which he will use to cut out your blasphemous tongue!
Anonymous said…
TOT the primitive brainless agnostico-fascist murderous zionazi psycopath,
Anonymous said…
You will bow, OH YES! You will bow when those not written in the book of like are sucked down into the abyss, there you will pray to thy Lord your God. And he will hear you and he will listen, and Christ will go down to hell and release all those from the shackles of Lucifer who have repented. For he is a kind, just and forgiving God.
Anonymous said…
You will bow, OH YES! You will bow when those not written in the book of life are sucked down into the abyss, there you will pray to thy Lord your God. And he will hear you and he will listen, and Christ will go down to hell and release all those captives from the shackles of Lucifer who have repented. For he is a kind, just and forgiving God.
Anonymous said…
TOT the primitive brainless agnostico-fascist fanatic religious murderous zionazi psycopath,
Layla Anwar said…

I have warned you. Cut and paste will be deleted. And I decree in the name of our Lord, the Savior, that you are entitled only one comment per post. Hallelujah.
Layla Anwar said…

That was very good. I am powerless over guns...Maybe you ought to start a movement wherever you are and TOT can join Guns Anonymous.
Anonymous said…
Oh my Lord shall I not be ashamed as I know that it is you who calls me to my task. My blood, my life, and my soul, are your's my Lord, may my hand be steady and my vision sharp, so that my bullet strike true against my enemy for though art with me.
Anonymous said…

For the record Christ is calling you too, he hears you where others don't.
Anonymous said…

I'll be saying a prayer to you and your loved ones tonight though in the mornign we will once again be enemies.
Anonymous said…

"for you" not "to you" in my presumptiousness may god strike me down as an idolator.
Layla Anwar said…
To anonymous who corrected my maths.
You are right. Been changed.
But then I have a problem because the numbers of peshmergas, American soldiers , mercenaries, and militias were under estimated.
So I really think it would be around 1 killer per 20 Iraqis.
Anonymous said…
Mohammed said that the Archangel Gabriel told him that Christ did not sacrifice himself for the sins of man but was risen up while an illussion stayed on the cross, THAT IS A LIE, Lucifer the morning star requested of Christ that he come off the cross that he may be freed from his pain, and he promised him heaven. Christ saw through the snake in the grass and suffered until he died and then he of his own accord descended into hell, and on the third day rose again!
Anonymous said…
Either the Archangel Gabriel and the Archangel Lucifer are in league and Mohammad is ignorant, or Mohammad is the witting Pawn of the morning star!
Angel said…

Your guns are your words.

Use your guns on TOT, please!!!
Anonymous said…
To much Religion is to much!! this is not a church. Amen !!

Gary B . you wrote a fine Articel,capturing facts.
Anonymous said…
well said Alwyn
Anonymous said…

The Lord is my armor and if He sees fit for me to die may your bullet strike me in my heart! But if ya do shoot me ya betta pray ya kill me, or I'll come like a nightmare of bullet tooth Tony and rip your fucking heart out!
Anonymous said…
TOT you are just a little mean lol
G.Gar said…
Salam Layla

I suggest that you reconsider a moderation policy in your blog. Morons who comment here stain your blog with banal spots that might undermine the brilliant work you are doing, and drive away new interested readers
Anonymous said…
"Peace?" PEACE???!!! What, drawn, and talk of peace! I hate the word, as I hate hell, all Baathists, and thee. Now turn thee, Baathist, and look upon thy death:
Anonymous said…
moderation should also include some comments made by the hostess entourage
Anonymous said…

As-Salamu Alaykum
Anonymous said…

Mabruk to the entire team, to the Coach and to all the wonderful people of Iraq.

Mabruk Layla, and to all Iraqis on this blog.

A little light today, which is ever so welcome - I am just overwhelmed with joy.

In solidarity.
Anonymous said…
Jr., where are you? Your absence here is very noticeable....
Anonymous said…
Congrats to Irak for winning the cup,well deserved .
Anonymous said…
Congragulations, god has blessed the land between two rivers and shown those wahhabi death cultists of Saudi Arabia what's what.
Anonymous said…
Seriously though you would think my enthusiasism would be rather dim seeing as I'm American and not a big fan of Futball, but rather a huge fan of Football, but seriously your victory almost brings a tear to my eye, congragulations, may God let this be the start of things to come!
Anonymous said…
It's all so very sickening. when I read stuff like this, it makes me feel like the planet is on a collision course; there's no hope, because violence will always outpace love. After all, hate is unconditional, but love is full of constraints and restrictions. If people would love with the strength of their hate, this world would definately be a better place.

If it looks like defeat, walks like defeat and smells like defeat, IT'S DEFEAT AMERICA!

could it be that the football/soccer team could unite Iraqi's?!
would be a beautiful thing.
Anonymous said…
It's all so very sickening. when I read stuff like this, it makes me feel like the planet is on a collision course; there's no hope, because violence will always outpace love. After all, hate is unconditional, but love is full of constraints and restrictions. If people would love with the strength of their hate, this world would definately be a better place.

If it looks like defeat, walks like defeat and smells like defeat, IT'S DEFEAT AMERICA!

could it be that the football/soccer team could unite Iraqi's?!
would be a beautiful thing.
Anonymous said…
perhaps it will contribute to peace
Anonymous said…

"Defeat" ???

We don't know the meaning of the word!

From the halls of Montezuma, to the shores of Tripoli,
We fight our country's battles in the air, on land and sea.
First to fight for right and freedom, and to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title of United States Marine.

Our Flag's unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun.
We have fought in every clime and place, where we could take a gun.
In the snow of far off northern lands and in sunny tropic scenes,
You will find us always on the job, the United States Marines.

Here's health to you and to our Corps, which we are proud to serve.
In many a strife we've fought for life and never lost our nerve.
If the Army and the Navy ever look on heaven's scenes,
they will find the streets are guarded by United States Marines.
Anonymous said…
Gary Brecher,what an ass you are, the typical uninformed American that doesn't have the slightest clue as to what is going on. You still believe the bull shit that the U.S. is the greatest thing on earth.Pathetic.

Anonymous said…
Trajan Octavian Titus,,another pathetic idiot that believes in fairy tales..wake up and look around you moron,,your world is about to come tumbling down.

Anonymous said…
Oh really Rich, and whose going to knock out the foundation? The Pax Americana is running strong and currently the economies of all U.S. allies are incredibly strong . . . save ofcourse for our newest allies. The only thing I see shaking the boat in the U.S. is internal debate which is healthy for a republic. Sorry son they've been predicting the collapse of the U.S. since 1776, but we're still here and have never been stronger.
Anonymous said…
Everyone knows that the US has opened the gates of Hell,and by doing so gave all the little and big criminal opportunist groups a terrific chance to vent their anger against the US and against each other,grinding on with killing and drilling instead of uniting and asking the US to leave.
The iraqi people are led to slaughter not just by the US ,but also by their own.STOP IT !!
Anonymous said…

You must've stopped eating the scrambled eggs the military dishes out to curb your testosterone. Please start eating them again. You're getting nauseating.

yeah, I'll agree there is no one tougher than a US Marine, congrats (no better friend, no worse enemy), but you know as well as I, that Iraq is a losing battle and we shouldn't be there. Our presence is making the situation much worse and if American soldiers leave, they are on their own. Since we are not winning against insurgents nor protecting the people from them, we shouldn't be there. Also, I don't think the soldiers who are national guard or Reserve units should be there.
violence may be your cup of tea, but it's certainly not mine!

Anonymous said…

That's a load of crap from Anbar to Baghdad the Sunni are stepping up and taking care of bussiness, they are now being more cooperative than the Shia, as they will not be dictated to by Iraq, the straw on the perverbial camels back was the Sunni clerics kid being cooked alive by AQ and served to his parents.
Anonymous said…
EDIT: "as the Sunni Iraqi's will not be dictated to by AQ"
Anonymous said…
come on titus,empires come,empires go,this one is no different.btw,are you an o'reilly/limbaugh fan?
Anonymous said…

That may be true so I guess it's a good thing that we're a REPUBLIC!
Anonymous said…
'Our Flag's unfurled to every breeze from dawn to setting sun.'

Flsuhed down the loo, more like it - it represents blood and killing, death and destruction, horror upon horror inflicted upon innocent nations on this earth..

It's not for nothing that it is burnt and stepped on, on almost every continent on earth.
Anonymous said…
Little Deer,
Just a point of contention I have with your 'color flag' analysis. The red in the US flag doesn't represent blood as it does in the flag of some middle east and asian contries.
Anonymous said…

red and white = 13 Colonies who defied an Empire.
Anonymous said…
Anon 22:

The red which represents blood in these countries signifies the loss of blood at the hands of occupiers/invaders/colonialists, as people struggled to be free of the awful yoke;

The black signifies the loss of lives of those who continued this struggle;

Nothing wrong with the Green signifying Islam, if the flag is for a Muslim country, is there? Christian countries have Crosses, don't they?

I wasn't referring to the 'colours' on the US flag - but to what it represents to all oppressed peoples of the world. Untold horrors have been committed in its name, from Latin America to Vietnam and now in the Middle East.
Anonymous said…
Where exactly are you talking about when you say...'all oppressed people of the world"
That's a blanket statement if I ever heard one.

'untold horrors committed in it's name'. There's a flip side to that statement. I'll let you figure it out.
Anonymous said…
a " REPUBLIC" titus?,,hardly.

pick up a few books by wm blum, john perkins,to name a few. read about assassinations and govts the cia has overthrown. read about kermit roosevelt's activity when the assholes ousted iran's elected president mossadegh,the list goes on and on,not to mention how our brave military slaughtered a few civilians in panama,,now theres a proud moment in our history.inform yourself about the imperialist bastards activities.

Anonymous said…
you are free to leave whenever you wish.
Anonymous said…
good lord, this thread has gotten strange. From addoholics to poems to oppressed countries.

Let me know when I should enter the rubber room.
Anonymous said…
hey enigma,, apparently you're another flag waver that can't handle historical FACTS,,
why do i bother? LOL
Anonymous said…
you people are nuts i ,analyzing flags,i.e. colors,you ARE in the rubber room.
Doc Jr. will be here shortly
Garda Ghista said…
Dear Layla,

God bless you for what you write. You just make me cry. And that is a good thing.

Love, Garda
John Brown said…

I don't know that I've ever commented here, but I'm a frequent visitor. I really appreciate the depth and power of your beautiful and tragic writing - you have an incredible gift, and your essays always touch me.

Long live the Iraqi Resistance!
Angel said…

"The Lord is my armor and if He sees fit for me to die may your bullet strike me in my heart! But if ya do shoot me ya betta pray ya kill me, or I'll come like a nightmare of bullet tooth Tony and rip your fucking heart out!"

You are a moron with a foul mouth. Grow a brain, and speak like an adult instead of a 5 year old who needs his mouth washed out with soap.
Layla Anwar said…
Garda, hello and thank you for visting and words of support.
Layla Anwar said…
John Brown, hello.

Thank you for your comment and words of solidarity.
Anonymous said…
Hey Layla,anon.

You also missed out on all those who have resorted to barbaric behaviour to survive and those who are just plain bad. 1 in 20 I think is a conservative number.

Keep up the good work. We rely on people like you to tell us what the Coalition of the Killing have really been doing.
Unknown said…

As to your assertion regarding Mossadegh, he was not elected he was appointed by the Shah and ratified by the Majlis, the Shah under the Constitutional Monarchy of Iran was the head of state and had the power to remove Mossadegh at any time, upon taking power Mossadegh dissolved parliament under a fraudulent referendum in which he got a 99.9% yay vote, then he declared himself dictator in a blatant attempt to overthrow the Constitutional monarchy of Iran. Now the Shah did have his excesses but under him Iran experienced the greatest economic prosperity in their modern history, he granted women equal suffrage, and took the educational institutions out of the hands of the Mullahs. That last one which got him deposed, alone was enough to make the Shah the best leader Iran has ever had.
Anonymous said…
TOT the primitive brainless agnostico-fascist murderous zionazi psycopath,

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