I am in some mood tonight.

On my other blog, I just published a post accompanied by a piece of music from Last Tango in Paris.
Anyone who has watched this film will know what the "big scene" is all about - backdoor

I am not into back door, not my cup of tea. I just like to enter places through their front doors.

No window jumping or back door breaking or back stabbing for me - Front doors only.

It is called integrity in my dictionary. You go through the front door and if you are made welcomed and part of the "family", you can always exit through the back door, if you really need/want to.

Get my drift ?

OK, let me put it across more succintly.

When I read an article with a title " Iran in about-turn towards security agreement"... Am sorry, but I can't think nothing of but -- about turn -- backdoor.

Okay, I try again.

Since straight politics is not doing the trick, will try backdoor, maybe that will awaken your senses...

Simply put - it is like when you expect no one at your front door and you find someone sitting in your living room and they made their entry through your back door.

And you, acting all surprised say : "Oh my God, how did you get in ?"
And your unwanted guest grins and says "Your back door was open"

Same in Iraq.

The ones who kept the backdoor open are the Shiites. The way they operate needs an Iranian draft, a courant d'air.
No two ways about it, except for those who are not into drafts. But then, they don't really count.

The front door on the other hand, was forcefully knocked down by the Americans.

So where do you find yourself ?

Stuck in the fucking middle.

Yep, that is right, stuck in the middle.

Back doors are not your thing and front doors have been violently opened against your will...

I personally feel the draft - the courant d'air. Do you ?

If yes, make sure not to "catch cold".

Painting : Iraqi artist, Mazen Ahmad.


Anonymous said…
"I am not into backdoor, not my cup of tea. I just like to enter places through their front doors"

u mean u like to "be entered" through the "front door", not to "enter" front doors...or must i think u are a hermaphrodite ? LOL
Anonymous said…
What upsets me the most is not that one thief was let in through the backdoor, nor that the other managed to thrown down the frontdoor, so much as that, with all the racket they both have been kicking up in the house for the last 6 years, none of your neighbours has shown up yet to give you a helping hand...
Anonymous said…
There is this point to the battle against the occupationalforces and who works with them from the inside and why?

What does a real free Iraq mean?

What part does the religion the religous groups play to free or to capture/ detain their sovereignty as a people a nation?

To your other blog.

I belive you are looking for words as exhausted, worn-out, dog-tired,or ragged
which can reach an even stronger expression if a "completely" is put before the word you prefer.

I hope you are doing ok.. you know you are needed

So, take care

Anonymous said…
Anyone with a min intuition understood by now that your anti-Shi'a feelings are 10% political and 90% personal as you probably suffered sexual absuse from someone of that sect.
Anonymous said…
you can't help slipping in french words and expressions everywhere, so snobbish..... do you have some lebanese blood in your veins by any chance, or is it just nostalgia for good ole buddy chirac ?
Kali Manitou said…
Coordinated militant attacks on India's financial capital
Is the first sign of a new era presided by Obama, our pal
Many became enchanted because his skin is black
Simple minds they are, clueless victims of black flag
He represents change for sure, change back to ‘proven ways’
When the Trojan horse is employed, only poor and the fool pays
For the blind and confused I declare my intention of the pun
For the wise, this world is supposed to be enjoyment and fun
He is not a Hussein; he goes by the name of Barack
His modus operandi is sneaky, he often likes to truck
But soon he won’t be content sitting at the head of every table
He will enslave many; drop the fancy talk because he is able
Before anyone else could, he said he’d attack Pakistan
Only Muslim nation with the bomb right next to Afghanistan
To use India to mess with the Pakis makes perfect sense
After all, what are ‘the proven ways’ but use frankincense
To cover the smell of the bloodshed for greed and power
CIA shits bloody worms looking down from ivory tower
And if you think Obama is 'Hussein' and not 'Rahm Barack'
You must be simple minded or smoking a lot of crack
Layla Anwar said…

But neighbors did show up - Iran !
Layla Anwar said…

oh what brilliance ! Non Shia Arab Iraqi "meat" is halal. Seems to me that you know fuck all about what has happened to thousands of Iraqi women at the hands of the shiites government and its death squads.

Go inform yourself before spurting your garbage here.
Layla Anwar said…

Tu disais quoi ?
Je prefére un bon Bordeaux qu'un Coca flat - commes les anglo saxons. Pigé ?
Layla Anwar said…

I really beleive you should start composing lyrics for alternative rappers. You are very good !
Layla Anwar said…

Thank you for your comment, but am afraid am a little thick, I did not understand much of your question.
Anonymous said…

'you can't help slipping in french words and expressions everywhere, so snobbish..."

Actually French expressions are used fairly regularly by Iraqis and 'courant d'air' is just one of them.
My favorite is 'sataan dishaise' (as it was pronounced) which I later found out is Duchess satin.

Anonymous said…
Allons enfants de Mésopotamie
L'heure de la preuve est arrivée
A' nos cous pour l'hégémonie
Les cordes de la mort sont nouées !
Les cordes de la mort sont nouées...
Entendez-vous dans les montagnes
Glousser les féroces goujats ?
Et au Sud feter leurs muta'a
Les troueurs de vos fils, de vos compagnes ?

Que veut cette horde d'esclaves
De traitres, d'escrocs conjurés ?
Pour qui ces ignobles entraves ?
Ces fers dès longtemps préparés ?
Ces fers dès longtemps préparés...
Arabes, pour nous ! Ah, quel outrage,
Quels transports il doit exciter !
C'est nous qu'on ose méditer
De rendre à l'antique esclavage !

Quoi ! Des cohortes étrangéres
Feraient la loi dans nos foyers !
Quoi ! Ces phalanges mercenaires
Terrasseraient nos plus fiers guerriers !
Terrasseraient nos plus fiers guerriers...
Grand Dieu ! Par des mains enchainées
Nos fronts sous le joug se ploieraient
Des vils despotes deviendraient
Les maitres de nos destinées !

Tremblez, Sionistes, et vous Safavides,
L'opprobre de tous les partis
Tremblez ! Vos projets parricides
Vont enfin recevoir leurs prix !
Vont enfin recevoir leurs prix...
Tout est soldat pour vous combattre
S'ils tombent, nos jeunes lions
La terre en produit des millions
Contre vous tout aussi prets à se battre !



Layla Anwar said…

Your comment about sataan dichaise cracked me up.
Do you remember cheefoon, organzaah ? lol
By the way, Iraqis are the only Arabs who call a glass a glass...
And words like khajuga, cherpaya, shattal, are simply not understood elsewhere in the Middle East.

I was talking to a young Iraqi the other day and asked him about a "Qootiya", he did not know what it meant. lol
Layla Anwar said…

eh ben, sacré boulot. Merci.
Anonymous said…
re khajuga, cherpaya, shattal

My family thinks these are Turkish words... is this a fact?

My elderly mother still refers to 'school' as 'escole' ... school and ecole combined.

Layla Anwar said…

I think they are old turkish words no longer used in the current turkish language.
There is also "chafcheer", no one uses that word except Iraqis. LOL.

However, there is ONE WORD that lingered from the Sumerian days - seriously - and it is SHAKO MAKO.

Yep all the way from Sumer days...
Anonymous said…

I remember the word 'chafcheer;

we pronounce it 'kifkeer'

It was a nickname for a woman who is a busybody - having a 'spoon in every pot'

Another favorite is 'dashbool' which is a car dashboard. Also 'chakmacha' for glove compartment.

Someone should write a book(a dictionary of sorts) about these Iraqi expressions before they completely die out.
Anonymous said…
oops I made a mistake

The word for gossipmonger was 'chamcha' or 'chamcha mal alwilaya'

Chamcha always goes with chifcheer.

This is fun!

Layla Anwar said…

I was thinking about other words that other Arab speakers don't use - Kozorkot, footteer, abet hal kholfa, booma, zmal, safeeh, adabzez, poosht, barbooga, ibn al zafra, and the like...

Other words come like tapseee related to zafra...hahahahahaha
Anonymous said…
You forgot my favorite: Zaqnaboot.

I use it often with my western friends. They still think it means Awafi.


Layla Anwar said…

Let's continue this Iraqi dictionary on my last post because am getting lost here...

Zaqnaboot, oh my God, how could I forget this one!

Zernikh, Donderma, Teeman, Shalgham, Sheejar, Toz, Kapagh, Jeedriah, Dascha, Dabangh, Damaghziz, Mutee, Sheetaya, Naghal, Na'al, Asqee, Deiram, Lampa,Tarma, Booree, Kernabeet, Lahana, Pascha, and the most important one you forgot - Qolanj.

Also one of my favorites - ummodak, or as the moslawees say -
kan teemamee, tametak.

Layla Anwar said…
oh and some more,

Baloo'a, and ugroga.

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