True Colors...

Did you know that in the Arabic language there is no such thing as "How are you."
In classical Arabic the phrase is " Kayfa al Hal " meaning how is your state- of being or mind.

In colloquial Iraqi it is "shlonak." I suppose "shlonak" comes from "sheenoo lonak" meaning what is your color. And again, I suppose that "color" means state. The color of your being.

I assume the above linguistics turns, were derived from Islamic medicine, which classified "humors or states" and "colors" for the diagnosis of illnesses.

Well, yesterday, had someone asked me "shloonak" or "kayf al hal", I would have responded "Bright Red."

Yesterday's program on al-Jazeera made me really angry.
The program titled "Al Ray wa Ray al Akhar" - roughly translated as Differing Opinions.
First of all Sami Haddad, the moderator, was abysmal. I never really liked him. He comes across as smug and pompous. But yesterday, his performance was nil.

First, he was terribly rude to one Iraqi guest, Haroon Mohamed. He literally told him: "You should not argue like a waiter in the street." But he was very courteous to the American, the Kurd and the sectarian Shia from Iran.

I do not know what these pedantic Arab presenters have against waiters. He used the word "garçonieh" from the French "Garçon".
And of course Sami Haddad believes he is above a "garçon."

I used to have esteem for al-Jazeera and I must say it is dwindling...
Still, I prefer it to Al-Arabyia. I will get back to Sami Haddad later. He had me fuming that night.

The program was on the Partition or Federalism of Iraq following J.Biden's proposal and the so called “non binding” vote in the U.S congress.
The invited guests were Edward Joseph from the not-so-great USA, “ Dr” J.Kandil, representing SCCI of the Al-Hakim mafia from Iran. Haroon Mohamed, a patriotic independent Iraqi, and finally “Dr” Fouad Hussein, representing “Iqlim Kurdistan.”

Everytime I hear that word “Iqlim Kurdistan” I crack up laughing. The Kurds never had a state in their whole entire history, except for one year in Iran in the 40’s. An artificially constructed state that went down the drains within 12 months. And so it shall be again...

And notice how many “Doctors” of political science we now have in Iraq. Masha'Allah. Iraqis who voted for those criminals must stand very proud and tall today for electing such specimens. Sorry, no sympathy for you guys.

Edward Josef's position was the usual American bullshit. Iraqis can’t get along... the only rational thing to do is to split them up. It is up to them if they want a "loose federation" or "independent statelets." Ex-Yugoslavia style.

Haroon Mohamed, who was nastily castigated by pompous Sami Haddad, argued and rightly so, that Iraq since the 20’s had a strong national centralized state with its modern institutions. And that since the 90’s there has been a Zionist design to split up Iraq. And now they are going according to the said plan.

Of course Sami Haddad spilled the same crap that the Americans and their cohorts have been spilling for decades, “Is it not better, that Iraq splits since the previous government was brutal on the Shias and Kurds ?”
“Exaggerated, fabricated lies" responded Haroon Mohamed.
Exaggerated, fabricated lies indeed. Lies precisely concocted for the invasion, occupation, regime change, fake elections, and ultimate division of Iraq.

“Dr” Kandil of the Iranian Mafia in Baghdad argued that the official SCII stance is against partition, that Maliki himself was against it and that Ammar al-Hakeem was against it, even though and check this out as it is very important – Ammar al Hakeem was engaged in several private talks with J.Biden before this resolution passed in Congress and agreed in principle to the idea.
“Dr” Kandil added that there are clauses in the non final draft of the Iraqi constitution that does mention federalism for the nine Southern provinces.

Basically, some hair splitting on terminology and how much they will be getting out of the partition deal.
They – the sectarian shias - really want their 9 provinces on an independent basis. Do not forget that oil is concentrated there.
But it seems there are tugs between the Shias and the Kurds over Kirkuk. I think these will be resolved soon. The sectarian Shias do not care for a unified Iraq.
It is in the interest of IRAN to have a decentralized Iraqi state. And this is what they will be aiming for and it is in the process of becoming so with Baghdad as a weak administrative center.

The South is already under the full control of the Mahdi – SCII mafia. It is a question of percentages and who gets exactly what. Furthermore, only a few days ago, the Mahdi and SCII signed an agreement on the Southern and Center provinces. Et voila !

Also note, that the so-called “Iraqi opposition” i.e the Iraqi sell outs agreed with the Kurds, before the invasion, to accept Federalism as the only viable option for the New Iraq. And this agreement was included in the new Iraqi “constitution” that was drafted by the Americans still to be finally ratified. And when I say Federalism read Balkanization, read Partition.

As for the honorable Kurdish Doctor, of Iqlim Kurdistan (hahahaha), in his typical chauvinist, Zionist, deceitful manner, argued that the Kurds were very eager to see "democracy" in Iraq (as in Kurdistan!)and that they were very "concerned" about the civil strife between Arab shias and sunnis.
And since they(the Kurds) have been so "cruelly oppressed" by the previous regime, it is only right for them to have their full independence. The Peshmerga militias are now considered the official army of "Iqlim" Kurdistan and no official Iraqi army is allowed to enter their "Iqlim."

I am preparing another post on the Zionist Kurds and I will leave it to you to see how “oppressed“ they were and how "democratic" they have become...

Basically what Dr.Zion was arguing is that a partitioned Iraq is a must. Undoubtedly so, since the Kurds have already signed 5 new oil contracts without Baghdad’s approval. And so far, the Maliki mafia does not seem to mind it all that much.
Moreover, I did mention in a previous post that Mosul’s turn in ethnic cleansing was approaching. And what I predicted came to pass. Mosul is being ethnically cleansed after Kirkuk and Erbil...Arabs are being driven out and Christians or what is left of them in Mosul, are now considered Kurdish Christians. Ditto for the other minorities like the Sabeans and Yazidis.

I can’t give you the full transcript of the program. But grosso modo, these were the arguments put forward.

Sami Haddad concluded his program in the typical English fashion – and he is located in England, so I guess English hypocrisy must have rubbed off after all these years -by quoting the late King Faysal of Iraq who said in 1931 to the effect “ Iraqis do not know what patriotism to a nation is, they have no sense of unity, they will remain as tribes and clans...”
Need I remind Sami Haddad what happened to King Faysal or to Nouri al-Said or to the English for that matter? Shame on you, pompous, English, Sami Haddad.

Am not finished yet...

Now what amazes me most, is why is everyone suddenly “surprised” or “shocked” by the Biden Resolution ? Any true Iraqi knew it all along. And as Haroon Mohamed above, pointed out, that was the plan all along, ever since 1990.

I would go even further, and assert that this was the plan all along, prior to Desert Storm in 1991 and I would add, prior to the Iran-Iraq war.
As a matter of fact, these wars were nothing but a preparation for this resolution. And this is where Iran was a very useful ally with its retrograde Khomeinism and political shi’ism. And Iran, the hypocritical dog of sectarianism, obliges till this very day.

So why is everyone so shocked ?

My grandmother who could not read and write used to tell me that the enemies of Iraq will never cease before they divide it and steal its resources. My grandfather recounting Britannia in Iraq used to say the same thing. My late father in the 80’s affirmed the same thing. My mother in her typical motherly fashion keeps repeating it today “See, I told you so, 20 years ago.”

So why are you so surprised or shocked?

When the Americans decided to invade and occupy Iraq and split it on ethnic and sectarian grounds, (kurds, shias, sunnis) were they not preparing for that day ?

When they declared “Iqlim Kurdistan” a safe, protected area in the 90’s, where they not preparing for that day ?

When the anti-war (another hahahahaha) sell outs, with Chomsky at their head, cried about the oppression of the Shias and the Kurds, were they not preparing for that day ?
Go and refresh your memories and read your darling Chomsky in the Independent of February 2007. You dig it out, I have no time to do your research for you.

When I wrote, article after article, affirming that the sectarian Shia militias from IRAN were ethnically cleansing Baghdad and its provinces in preparation for that day, I was the one who was accused of sectarianism.

When I repeated, article after article that the thug Muqtada al Sadr, that some of you still consider a "patriotic anti-American" was/is an accomplice in the ethnic cleansing along with the Badr Brigades of al-Hakeem, in preparation for that day, I was accused of being a partisan of the U.S.

When I wrote that the Kurdish militias also called the Peshmergas have not ceased ethnically cleansing the North, and were/are trained by Israel in preparation for that day, I was called a Fascist.

What will it exactly take ?
Well what you, hypocritical, intellectual perverts of the zionist left, and that includes a good deal of the so called Arab ”left“- wanted all along, took place and will continue - Partition, Federalism call it what you like.

Iraq, and I have said it many a times, is the fig leaf that fell on the ground and exposed all of your true colors. And what colors they are !

Next time you see an Iraqi refugee begging on some street corner, or one that is on his death bed from some bullet, drill or bomb, in the Red zone, ask him “Kayf al hal?” - how is your state ? or ask him which statelet he comes from.
Or better ask him “Shlonak ?” - What is your color.
And you will see yours reflected back at you.

P.S. If you want to laugh a little, read what our buffoon Kurdish president Talabani had to say today – click here for some good laughs.
And do you know why he expects a troop withdrawal soon in 2008? Because the partition would be in full effect by then..But he re-assures you that American military bases will still be needed and that Maliki is a clean guy.
So do keep him on board - Democrats and other "liberal, progressive, lefties."(hahahaha)

Painting: Iraqi female artist, Hana Mal Allah. "New Baghdad city map - U.S Map,2007"


Anonymous said…
Sami Haddad's obnoxious behavior not surprising. He is trying to be more "Fox" like a la Bill O'Reilly, Sean Hannity etc.

Read below: The "Foxification" of Al-Jazeera and piece by George Galloway.,,2103785,00.html
Anonymous said…
so whore of Baghdad is at it again, you are a racist Zionist pig trying to turn Kurds and Shiits against others by lies and deceit. It was not USA who carried out 8 years of war against Iran destroying in the process Iraqi economy, then as of one defeat is not enough for the state of Iraq, it went on into another venture and that is to invade Kuwait. All this was a Zionist design. Iraq and all nation states in the area is creation of super powers and the same supper powers will redraw the boarder as to their own interest.
Kawada, how much does Mossad pay you per a post?
Anonymous said…
this sami haddad sounds even more a muppet than jr himself.
Anonymous said…
"You should not argue like a waiter in the street."

we're all "waiters" in a "street" u jackass or do u think ur immortal ?
Anonymous said…
"Is it not better that Iraq splits since the previous government was brutal on the Shias and Kurds ?"

Layla Anwar said…
Thank you re.Kofi...Your links are always valuable and am glad you perceived the right turn in al Jazeera too...I will check them out.Best to you.
Layla Anwar said…
To the anonyous who called me a kawada and a whore of Baghdad.

First it is an honor for me to be the whore of Baghdad. I would rather be that than the muta'a whore of the mullahs of Iran ya gawad.

Secondly you are so ignorant, you are laughable. If Saddam Hussein was the CIA guy like your shah, why did he not just leave Iraq.
If Saddam Hussein was an american agent why did American occupy Iraq and not Iran you dickhead? It would have been the right thing to occupy Iran instead since your Iran barks against the Great Satan America, daily and has not fired One single fucking bullet in its direction...Ya idiot, go read geopolitic strategies 101.
Iran is serving no one but the Zionists and if you have not heard enough yet, let me give you one extra piece of news. Iran will help divide Lebanon through another rotten mullah called Nasrallah and will impose Federalism there, spilling smack right into the American Zionist Interests in the middle east, ya hmar. If you do not know what hmar means, go and ask one of your shia or kurdish friends. Ya jrab.
Anonymous said…

I must say, whore or not you are welcome to cover my back anytime and I would yours. Let them say what they want, but to me it sounds like jr's writing to me.

You've pissed the punk off and he/she is trying to get back at you. I've been trying to keep up with your writing for is is the only truth I hear and trust, from my or your country.

Many colors are upon our mother earth, gentle dove, but few have true heart such as you

howling wolf
Layla Anwar said…
Hey Howling Wolf, aka W.W

Nice to read you again.
You mean the wedding plans ? lol
You take care and thank you.
Anonymous said…

Yes it is me and may our Great Spirit guide you Always!!!

Howling Wolf
Layla Anwar said…
"Die out of your anger and bitterness, you Sunni Arab Slut! Your days are gone in iraq. There will be no sunnis. And yes we shia cant get along with thugs like you.. May God unleash the kurds on you in the north!"

This is a comment I received on the post " A corner of Peace."

This is the sectarianism I keep refering to. These are the kinds that drill holes in Iraqi civilians, rape and mutilate the genitals of the women, dump them in garbage and as the blogger "last of Iraqis" has posted on his site, showing the picture of a sunni guy whose heart has been ripped out of his chest by these sectarian shia thugs from Iran.

I think the Imam Ali, Hassan and Hussein must be very proud of you.
But mind you, you act like a zionist nazi jew. Seems you two are much closer than I thought.

Congratulations Ahmadinajad, Khameini, Hakeem, Muqtada al Sadr, Olmert, Sharon on your death bed, and the rest of the Gestapo - Talabani, Barazani, and the one dime worth opportunists.
Anonymous said…
It's been the Zionist plan to divide Iraq since the early 80's and not the 90's Layla.

And it's been the plan all along to divide all this region into tiny statlets.
Watch as the plan unfolds and us, Arabs, stupidly stand observing and be "shocked" at the "unexpected" outcome.
Layla Anwar said…
Ami, correct.
I did say that and am copying it for you from the main text :

"I would go even further, and assert that this was the plan all along, prior to Desert Storm in 1991 and I would add, prior to the Iran-Iraq war.
As a matter of fact, these wars were nothing but a preparation for this resolution. And this is where Iran was/ is a very useful ally..."
Angel said…
Hello Layla,

True colors? I don't think any color would suit at the moment, no winners either.

It doesn't seem to matter which way the twists and turns go, all I can see are the Iraqi people loosing. Big time.

Stay safe.
Anonymous said…
jr is seriously thinking about ending it all.

should he eventually resolve on committing an insane gesture, layla anwar would have him on her conscience for the rest of her life.
Anonymous said…
"re: kofi" is a database........ignore him.......
Anonymous said…
Dear Layla,

I am confused? How can you be a whore and a pimp at the same time? Isn't it an oxymoron when someone calls you both (or perhaps it's just that the person himself is a moron!).

The only whore I know is the scum ridden US who is now officially the "Whore of Babylon". God willing all the free justice loving people we will rejoice when the whore of Babylon is no more.
Anonymous said…
Layla re anonymous hmar comment:

Mossad better not be paying you more than they're paying me. Otherwise I'm gonna put in a complaint.
Forsoothsayer said…
as a side Egyptian colloquial there IS a phrase for how are you: literally, izzayak.

what evidence have u that the Kurds were NOT "brutally oppressed" and that Saddam's atrocities were fabricated? show me.
Anonymous said…
Some may remember the (in)famous quote by Henry Kissinger at the start of the Iran-Iraq War: "I hope they kill each other". And as Ramsey Clarke states, "that was exactly our policy. What could be better---have them kill each other..." And that policy continues to this day: the deliberate instigation of conflict as a prelude to partition. Just as the Americans aligned themselves with Iraq in the 80's, they are now aligning themselves with the Iranians to promote their strategic goals. And here, Layth is likely correct, a delay in an attack against Iran does not mean that such plans have been abandoned. Indeed, once they have no use for the Iranians, the plan has been and is to attack Iran. The Americans may allow de facto Iranian control of Basra and the South temporarily for strategic reasons but that is not tolerable to them long term. Note the recent Resistance statement to this effect: "Bush’s last attempt and revenge will be to pull out of Iraq and plan its disintegration into 3 geographically carved states. Then strike the strategic assets of Iran, to bring its already strained economy down to collapse.". And Layla, agreed regarding the Biden Resolution: 'that this was the plan all along, prior to Desert Storm in 1991 and I would add, prior to the Iran-Iraq war.' Americans may be dumb (watch youtube link below) but one cannot underestimate the deviousness of their policy makers.
Layla Anwar said…
Some of the comments here are hilarious...LOL
Layla Anwar said…

Hello ya Gameel,

Izzayak does come from Zay Halak
the "ak" at the end is an abbreviation for Halak ie Hal...

As for my evidence. If I bother to give you a long list of links, will you actually bother to look them up and read them, or are you just wasting my time? I can't in this space provide you with all the evidence.
As for the Shisha comment on the previous post - Is that all you understood from my long article? That I am against Shisha's or are you in a tahsheeeh state of mind yourself ?
Footak be afiah !
Layla Anwar said…
Dear Layth,

In al Shark al Awsat al Jadeed, all is possible. :-)
Layla Anwar said…
Re- Kofi,

Just read an interesting article from the Pentagon's mouth yesterday, please check it on uruknet as it was posted there also. to the effect - The US army is worn out and needs at least 4 years to recover. Let us discuss an attack on Iran in 4 years shall we?
Layla Anwar said…
Hello Angel,

Very poignant.
Take care
Anonymous said…
I am not predicting an attack on Iran. Suffice to say even as American and Iranian objectives may coincide presently, Americans have not abandoned such plans as Layth stated. If we are to believe their statement, is not the Resistance saying the same thing when it states the plan is to 'then strike the strategic assets of Iran'? Whether the Americans can implement an attack given present realities is another matter. And here, you are far more attuned to ground realites than most including myself. I avoid prophesying, especially long distance.

ps to the anonymous who referred to me as a 'database'. I say wrong. I am just a waiter.
YoUnicorn said…
My Dear Layla

Brilliant !
and thanks for the History lesson.

,-D You have said it before and many times.

LOL hmar, good one !

I like WW comments
I agree with Layth

Remember Don Quijote...
let them bark... this means you are riding dear !

K .. and Goddess

Sami H certainly has his own dirty childhood issues ??!!

Lots of love always
G.Gar said…
With your permission Layla, let me handle my ill-informed country girl

My reply will be the following hypothetical scenarios: 1) An Irish invading army landing on the British isles in do you think the Brits would have reacted?

2) The Azeris in Iran declare an autonomous state in Noethern Iran in 1987. Furthermore, they inflitrate the Iraqi republican guards into Iran to outflank the revolutionary guards.......outline a draft strategy for Khomini to counter the sudden existentialistic threat to Iran......

Kurds in Iraq were entitled to the same rights as the Iraqis, however, some factions of their rebels opted to join the Iranian enemy, in 1987 they inflitrated an Iranian special forces unit behind the Iraqi lines inside the Iraqi depth. In the meanwhile Iraq was facing an existentialistc threat posed by the persian hords in the south.

There was no other alternative but to use all possible means, to prtect the terrotorial integrity of an Arab country.

Back to my hypothetical scenarios, pleasse try to check out on the following facts:

1) How the peaceful totally Americanised unarmed, Japanese Americans were treated during world war two

2) How German Americans in world war 1.

Kind regards
Anonymous said…
re: kofi said:
"I am just a waiter."

then "wait" a little longer......dont be in a hurry 2 disappear like the wind when the storm abates.....cant u smell the scents of iraq's autumn exhaling from layla's words?....breathe them in deeply.....fill ur heart with them till ur eyes water from 2 much beauty and tenderness.....feel at home again....and then, yes.....ull be ready 2 "go".......
Layla Anwar said…
re Kofi, your reply to Anon is
Layla Anwar said…
Dear Yolla,

That was very funny....D Qichote and Sami.H bit.
Hope you are well.
Lots of Love
Layla Anwar said…
anonymous above, very poetic. thank you...reminds me of that song autumn leaves...another of my favorites...
Anonymous said…
LOL! I guess you are right, in Condi/Bush's new Middle East anything is possible.
Anonymous said…
the Empire WANTS the chaos, they want to break up the oil rich countries and redraw the boundaries to better control the petroleum

they "need" the conflict to provide the excuse to do this

In June 2006 Armed Forces Journal published an article calling for this, the map that was included with it was very revealing about the ultimate intentions of the Empire.

A copy of it is archived at
The Empire's New Middle East Map: creating ethnic cleansing to control the oil

It's not only Iraq that they want to shatter - the Empire also wants to split Iran (much of their oil is in the Arab minority province of Khuzestan on the Persian Gulf) and Saudi Arabia (their oil is in the eastern part of that country, along the Gulf where the Shia minority lives).

There is a method to the madness, unfortunately.

Look for the Democrats to push "partition" when they take over from George W. Bush.

It's "good cop / bad cop" (Democrat / Republican).

Layla Anwar said…
anonymous re. Empire,

Good points. I agree.
And this is one of the reasons I mention Chomsky and the so called left.
If you go to the Independent newspaper issue in Feb.2007. You will find Chomsky (rep of anti war, leftists, etc...) arguing about the " oppression " of the shias in several muslim countries.
He coincidentally mentions Eastern Saudi Arabia too. Bingo.

A conspiracy it is !!!!
Anonymous said…
Noam Chomsky has written a lot of good things but he also says that Lee Harvey Oswald killed President Kennedy and that 9/11 was really a surprise attack to the Bush/Cheney regime. has details.
Anonymous said…
chosmky doesnt do conspiracies
Anonymous said…
You are full of hatred and unfortunately spreading it. That is a pity.

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