Who am I ? The eternal Question . Have not figured it out fully yet. All you need to know about me is that I am a Middle Easterner, an Arab Woman - old enough to know better. I have no homeland per se...All the rest is icing on the cake. Copyrights reserved 2006-2020
Possibly the most apolitical post... Well, I am not so sure, myself. In any event, enjoy the sound of Sweetness and let it polish, refine, smooth out your senses... And, only if you wish.
A surge, a crackdown, three Iraqi women to be hanged with no legal counsel, no witnesses and no defense, Iraq's VP , tortured and to be executed, a blast in two markets with over 120 dead and over 140 wounded,the continuous siege of Haifa Street, Al Adhamyia, Karrada,Al Amariya, Al Amil,Al Yarmouk...So please tell me where to begin ? To simplify this monumental task I will start with the obvious. A blast rocks Al Shorja and Al Haraj markets in downtown Baghdad. Over 120 killed and hundreds of injured, black dense smoke covering half of Baghdad. The reports say "a predominantly Shia" area, I say horseshit. Anyone who knows downtown Baghdad knows that these two souks are nothing but a mixed commercial area. The blast happened whilst Maliki, "the shah'n'shah" of Iraq has declared not 1 minute of silence but 15 minutes of silence to reflect on the blast that rocked Samarra a year ago. 15 minutes of reflection by Maliki is a tall order indeed. Reminds me o
I am very touched...truly touched. I have goose bumps all over, am so touched... Finally, the puppy "Rachet", was saved from the flames of burning Baghdad by one of your brave boys - Sergeant Gwen Beberg. Gwen is a hero. He saved puppy dog "Rachet" in extremis , from a dump of a garbage that was set on fire...Saved him from the bubonic plague and the cholera , from the imposed junk of our lives... On Sunday, brave Gwen took his last flight out, to Minnesota and thanks to over 10'000 signatures, through an online petition, brave Gwen was able to adopt "Rachet" and give him the American green card. "Rachet" will now become a "civilized" American citizen. And needless to say, the mounting pressure on the American Department of Defense, thanks to your generous hearts, signatures and petition, was not able to refuse "Rachet" as a new fellow citizen of the United States of America. This has been a great learning experience in yo
I receive several comments and mails urging me to forgive. I have nothing against forgiveness. Forgiveness frees. However I do have a problem and am stuck...so maybe you can help me. How on earth does one forgive when the slight, abuse, humiliation, cruelty, destruction, annihilation is ongoing....Day in, day out. How? Forgiveness necessitates truce, a time out, a moment of peace... Forgiveness necessitates distance from the predator, from the abuser.It also needs a time of healing. It needs amends, corrections, rectifications, for all the damage. How on earth can you expect anyone to forgive when none of the above conditions are there? And moreover, why do you expect me, us, Iraqis to forgive you when there is no intention or change of course on your part? What are we supposed to do with our dead ones, our injured ones, our memories, our lost hopes, our vanished dreams? What are we supposed to do with our exile, our losses, our uprootedness? And even if we suddenly metamorphose into s