The Future. What Future ?

I received a touching mail from a young Palestinian woman, a student, in her early 20's. I am reprinting it with her permission. And to protect her anonymity, I shall deliberately call her Amal, meaning "Hope" in Arabic...

I'm Palestinian. My father is from Lid, my mother is from Dayr Jarir
I can't breathe how hard I'm crying. I can't stay strong anymore,
I don't want to hate. I don't want to.
I don't want to do these things. I want to have children. I want to bake for them.
I want to teach them how to sing and paint and read.
I want them to play. I want my husband to come home and find me happy and healthy and caring.
I want life and love. I don't want death and hatred.
I don't want barbed wire I don't want bombs, I don't want soldiers or martyrs or anymore blood on soil.

I'm full of fear for the future. If this can happen with the whole world watching...what does that mean Ms. Anwar? What does it mean for any colored person anywhere? Globalization, power structures, capitalism...if there was a war and the underdogs won?

If I was there, what would I do? Would I kill every child? Rip out every pregnant woman's womb? Castrate all their men??? Would that be enough? Would I feel at peace?

Is that what humanity is doomed for, a cycle of vicious wars and massacres?
Oh, I'm sorry to have written to you.

Its winter break. I'm away from my family and away from Gaza. I feel as if I should be dead, not these children. I feel powerless and scared...and I read your Red post and thought you understand.

Thank you for reading.

I have nothing further to add to this mail. Do you ?

Painting : Iraqi artist, Falah Al-Saeidi.


Anonymous said…
Thanks for this heartbreaking post, Layla, and for sharing the pain from Palestine with us. At a loss for words -to Iraqis, to Palestinians, to Afghanis and all others who suffer under the evil heel of these savages.

But ... you've given the writer an appropriate name: Amal ... perhaps, our hope will be realised sooner than we expect it to, although at a very, very high price. I can't bear to watch pictures of hurt/dead/dying children in Palestine ...

In solidarity.
KM said…
A relatively short listing of major facts regarding zionism and their goal.

In addition, during the Nuremberg Trials following the second 'world war', where the nazis stood trial, the prosecutors that handled eastern european issues were the russians.

In 1989, the then leader of Russia, Gorbachev, publicly stated that forged evidence was presented in the Trials of Nuremberg as it related to the Russian prosecution team and the 'Germans'.

This is not to say that terrible thing did not happen to Jews of Eastern Europe. Terrible things took place on both sides. But as it relates to Zionism and there stated goals and ideologies ( Theodor Herzl, founder of The First Zionist Congress in Bazel, Switzerland in 1897 ) has always been the Zionist's intent ( see Balfour Declaration in wiki as well as Theodor Herzl in wiki ) that Palestine be their home.

The Zionists have been savagely diabolic from killing the Russian Tzar ( see Romanovs / Nicholas 2 & Bolshevik Revolution ) to causing extreme internal problems inside Germany. (see Versailles Treaties )

Mossad motto - by deceit we wage war
Zionist motto - "rak b'dam ( only by blood we get the land )

Bayou Girl said…
Reminds me of a post I wrote on my own blog awhile back:

The poem by this poor Palestinian should be read by all Zionists and their supporters. Thank you Layla for posting it. God bless.
Anonymous said…
Do I have anything to add? Yes. Fuck the Jews.
KM said…
Sorry about that link. Here is one that goes to the information.

As you can see, the Zionist are the ones outright responsible for destabilizing the Russians back when the Tzarist Nicolas Romanov leader of the Russian monarchy. The Bolsheviks (which were Zionist based) attempted attimes to assassinte Nicolas.

Eventually the Bolsheviks got their revolution in Russia ( Bolshevik Revolution ) and during that time they murdered the entire Romanov family. This revolution was funded by America-Jewish banksters in the US.

Very shortly thereafter, the Bolsheviks of Germany started troubles. Germany was becoming strong and Russia ( now with the Bolsheviks in charge ) and France & Britain feared the economic strength of Germany.

The Kaiser of Germany feared his country of Germany would hae the same fate as what happened in Russia and he saw what happened to the Romanov family of Russia.

World War One began and as France & Britain were losing the war, the German Bolsheviks ( Zionists / Jews ) approached the British War office and made a deal with the Brits. They wanted the Brits to promise them the land of Palestine and in return they would get the US involved in the war.

The above link describes this and more.
Anonymous said…
Ditto. Fuck the Jews. Fuck the two state/one state solutions. America or Australia cannot be returned to the original owners of the land, but Palestine still can. That is what the Jews are afraid of and that's one reason for the genocide right before our eyes. The crimes of the Jews are so horrendous over the past 61 years (or earlier) in Palestine, these often dual citizen, "chosen people" need to be deported back to where they came from. And please, no more platitudes about not all Jews are Zionists. Just look at the opinion polls and you will find that the majority of Jews living in the Zionist entity support their government viz Gaza. The time is not now to succumb to the romanticism of the one state solution so fashionable among certain leftist intellectuals today who pin their hopes for a 'demographic' solution tied to a higher birth rate. All of Palestine belongs to Palestinians until their legitimate representatives decide otherwise.

UCLA Prof. Saree Makdisi writes:
Listen to the words of Professor Arnon Sofer, the government consultant who did so much to help plan the isolation and imprisonment of Gaza, in a interview with the Jerusalem Post in 2004: “When 2.5 million people live in a closed-off Gaza, it’s going to be a human catastrophe,” Sofer predicted. “Those people will become even bigger animals than they are today, with the aid of an insane fundamentalist Islam. The pressure on the border is going to be awful. It’s going to be a terrible war. So, if we want to remain alive, we will have to kill and kill and kill. All day, every day.” Sofer admitted only one worry with all the killing, which will, he says, be the necessary outcome of a policy that he himself helped to invent. “The only thing that concerns me,” he says, “is how to ensure that the boys and men who are going to have to do the killing will be able to return home to their families and be normal human beings.”
Very touching and moving letter. Thank you for publishing it. My heart goes out to the suffering Palestinians as well as to the Iraquis. Hugs, M.
Angel said…
Hi Layla,

"if this could happen with the whole world watching"

The world watched, and they didn't give a s**t, and still don't.
Anonymous said…
I have something to add: stop your sectarian madness, stop serve Israel, stop your opportunism
Anonymous said…
Yeah, really, Little Deer!!!! So heart breaking!!!! I'm sure Layla THE....... will agreeeeeeeeeeeee.......!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Layla Anwar said…

You mean I have to stop being sectarian and serving Israel like sectarian zionist Iran ?...I sure agree with you.
Layla Anwar said…
Hiya Lil Deer,

No one can bear watch them, but I believe you should watch them, and everyone else should watch them...Some of us have been living with those REAL pictures for many decades...
In any case, I have NO HOPE for the "human" kind...If I were God, I would just turn upside down once and for all and finish with it...

Layla Anwar said…
Hiya Angel,

Please read my response to lil'Deer.
Layla Anwar said…
Hey Bayou girl,

Thanks for the link and for posting this poem on your blog.
Layla Anwar said…
Hola Merche,

Thanks for your solidarity...on both fronts...
I've taken the liberty to translate the letter and I have published it in my blog. I hope you don't mind. Love, M.
Anonymous said…
the world cares, but well wishes won't stop the bleeding, and no one is willing to put their armies in harms way for the people in Gaza. Not even their fellow Arabs. Instead they continue to supply Palestinians with weapons so that they can continue fighting a lost cause. Well keep fighting then, fight to your heart's content and nevermind the innocent people being killed. They will be martyrs right? Instant ticket to heaven....
Anonymous said…

Well, arms is good for making fair fight, though that kind of arms does not reach the palestineans.

Israel is not - for sure - going to last, but the Arabnations has to make real contributions, politically and with own military power.

No more Paelestine Warzaw-Bantustanghettos!

Fight Zionism Fight the IsraelNaziism!

The palestinians are in their perfect right to take measurement against the occupier as the Iraqis and Afghaniis against theirs.

And what about the Israel plans for taking command over Palestineans Gasfields outside Gaza coast??

Anonymous said…
I am jewish but I cannot stop all this hatred alone. I am not a zionest and I detest the Israeli goverment and the grounds on which the Israeli state stands. I try (in whatever meager ways possible) to stand in solidarity with the Palestinian people. So do not allow yourself to succumb to more and more hatred and condemn an entire ethnic/religious group not all of whom think alike.

And sorry that this must take away from the horror/beauty of a post like this. I will be forwarding it to certain people I know

Thanks as always to you Layla for continuing to write.

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