November 29, 2008

A Song for the Forgotten Ones.

I finally found it! A song I have been searching for, for over 2 years and finally someone uploaded it on youtube.

Badee Ghani - I want to sing, by Ahmad Kaboor.

Arab readers may be familiar with him, he sang the famous Palestinian song Unadikom - I call upon you.


I will try to translate Badee Ghanee for you. The Arabic lyrics are on the youtube page.





The one who is drowned in his night
wandering in the stars
hoping to wake up
knowing someone is thinking of him
and the one who has escaped war
and her fear ran before her,
when she asks what happened
her mother tells her - nothing

There is death
I scream, no voice comes out
there is death
how can I sing
when I have no voice

I want to sing for the people
who have no people
yet they are the real ones
but how can I sing ?

I want to sing for countries
whose people
are in other countries
and who have lost the taste
of happiness
but how can I sing ?

Who decides to wage wars
in the name of human rights
and declares them in the name God
when he has sold his God
a long time ago

Who has turned this Earth
to a hopeless wounded planet
stabbing it from all directions
and the stabs reach the soul

there are wounds
and the hardest wound
is that of the soul,
there are wounds
and I don't want to leave...

I want to sing for the people
who have no people
yet they are the real ones
but how can I sing ?

I want to sing for children
who never lived as children
but remained like children
in this world...
but how can I sing ?


And this is the FRENCH version by Laam, (the Tunisian singer) with some English stuck in somewhere between the lines...
And here the original version in French by Michel Berger

youtube video: by Samir Almaghribi. THANK YOU SAMIR !

November 28, 2008

Backdoor...


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.

November 27, 2008

Brain Dead.


I told myself --I am too tired to blog tonight. But this I could not, not write about...

They say there has been a Brain Drain in Iraq since its "liberation" - And I say there has been a DELIBERATE brain drain through MURDER. I said it in my early posts when talking about Academics in Iraq. A planned, voluntary, deliberate, program of targeted ASSASSINATIONS of Iraq's intelligentsia, intellectuals, thinkers, academics, artists, scientists, doctors, teachers...

WHY do you think this is so ? And WHO undertook this organized crime ? And for WHAT purpose ?

I did mention the culprits in the past. And I did state the long term objectives behind their heinous criminal acts. Do you remember ?

Let's see if you can come up with the right answers-- 5 years of "liberation" down the line.

And this is the list of names. I can already tell you it is incomplete. There are more names, many more names...


SEND THIS LIST TO THE DISGUSTING, DISGRACEFUL, "ARAB AND IRAQI" BLOGGERS , MEDIA AND THE REST -- WHO ARE SILENT ABOUT WHAT HAS REALLY HAPPENED AND IS HAPPENING TO IRAQ. AND SEAL IT WITH A SPIT FROM LAYLA ANWAR. AND EVEN THAT WOULD BE A WASTE OF SALIVA. AND SMEAR THEIR FACES WITH IT UNTIL THE BLACK INK DRIPS IN SHAME...

AND TAKE THIS LIST OF NAMES AND WIPE THE UGLY, DECEITFUL FACES OF EVERY SINGLE MOTHERFUCKER IN AMERICA, ENGLAND, IRAN AND ISRAEL. SMEAR THEIR FACES WITH THE NAMES OF THE DEAD ONES, UNTIL THE BLACK INK DRIPS ALONG, JUST THE WAY OUR BLOOD AND TEARS DRIPPED AND FLOODED...

THESE ARE THE DEAD IRAQI BRAINS -- MURDERED IRAQI LIBERATED BRAINS.


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List of Iraqi academics assassinated in Iraq during the US-led occupation from Pakistan Daily via Uruknet.info.


The following relation has being created against the Occupation and for the Sovereignty of Iraq with the information provided by direct Iraqi university sources and international and Arab media. It only includes names and data referred to university academics assassinated during the Occupation period.

BAGHDAD, Baghdad University

Abbas Al-Attar: PhD in humanities, lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Humanities.

Abdel Hussein Jabuk: PhD and lecturer at Baghdad University.

Abdel Salam Saba: PhD in sociology, lecturer at Baghdad University.

Abdel Razak Al-Naas: Lecturer in information and international mass media at Baghdad University’s College of Information Sciences. He was a regular analyst for Arabic satellite TV channels. He was killed in his car at Baghdad University on 28 January 2005. His assassination led to confrontations between students and police, and journalists went on strike.

Ahmed Nassir Al-Nassiri: PhD in education sciences, Baghdad University, assassinated February 2005.

Ali Abdul-Hussein Kamil: PhD in physical sciences, lecturer in the Department of Physics, Baghdad University.

Amir Al-Jazragi: PhD in medicine, lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Medicine, and consultant at the Iraqi Ministry of Health, assassinated 17 November 2005.

Basil Al-Karji: PhD in chemistry, lecturer at Baghdad University.

Essam Sharif Mohammed: PhD in history, professor in Department of History and head of the College of Humanities, Baghdad University.

Faidhi Al-Faidhi: PhD in education sciences, lecturer at Baghdad University and Al-Munstansiriya University. He was also member of the Muslim Scientists Committee. Assassinated in 2005.

Fuad Abrahim Mohammed Al-Bayaty: PhD in german philology, professor and head of College of Philology, Baghdad University.

Haifa Alwan Al-Hil: PhD in physics, lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Science for Women.

Heikel Mohammed Al-Musawi: PhD in medicine, lecturer at Al-Kindi College of Medicine, Baghdad University. Assassinated 17 November 2005.

Hassan Abd Ali Dawood Al-Rubai: PhD in stomatology, dean of the College of Stomatology, Baghdad University. Assassinated 20 December 2005.

Hazim Abdul Hadi: PhD in medicine, lecturer at the College of Medicine, Baghdad University.

Khalel Ismail Abd Al-Dahri: PhD in physical education, lecturer at the College of Physical Education, Baghdad University.

Kilan Mahmoud Ramez: PhD and lecturer at Baghdad University.

Maha Abdel Kadira: PhD and lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Humanities.

Majed Nasser Hussein Al-Maamoori: Professor of veterinary medicine at Baghdad University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Assassinated 17 February 2007.

Marwan Al-Raawi: PhD in engineering and lecturer at Baghdad University.

Marwan Galeb Mudhir Al-Heti: PhD in chemical engineering and lecturer at the School of Engineering, Baghdad University.

Majed Hussein Ali: PhD in physical sciences and lecturer at the College of Sciences, Baghdad University.

Mehned Al-Dulaimi: PhD in mechanical engineering, lecturer at Baghdad University.

Mohammed Falah Al-Dulaimi: PhD in physical sciences, lecturer at Baghdad University.

Mohammed Tuki Hussein Al-Talakani: PhD in physical sciences, nuclear scientist since 1984, and lecturer at Baghdad University.

Mohammed Al-Kissi: PhD and lecturer at Baghdad University.

Mohammed Abd Allah Al-Raawi: PhD in surgery, former president of Baghdad University, member of the Arab Council of Medicine and of the Iraqi Council of Medicine, president of the Iraqi Union of Doctors.

Mohammed Al-Jazairi: PhD in medicine and plastic surgeon, College of Medicine, Baghdad Univeristy. Assassinated 15 November 2005.

Mustafa Al-Hity: PhD in medicine, paediatrician, College of Medicine, Baghdad University. Assassinated 14 November 2005.

Mustafa Al-Mashadani: PhD in religious studies, lecturer in Baghdad University’s College of Humanities.

Nafea Ahmmoud Jalaf: PhD in Arabic language, professor in Baghdad University’s College of Humanities.

Nawfal Ahmad: PhD, lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Fine Arts. She was assassinated at the front door of her house on 25 December 2005.

Nazar Abdul Amir Al-Ubaidy: PhD and lecturer at Baghdad University.

Raad Shlash: PhD in biological sciences, head of Department of Biology at Baghdad University’s College of Sciences. He was killed at the front door of his house on 17 November 2005.

Rafi Sarcisan Vancan: Bachelor of English language, lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Women’s Studies.

Saadi Daguer Morab: PhD in fine arts, lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Fine Arts.

Sabri Mustafa Al-Bayaty: PhD in geography, lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Humanities.

Saad Yassin Al-Ansari: PhD and lecturer at Baghdad University. He was killed in Al-Saydiya neighborhood, Baghdad, 17 November 2005.

Wannas Abdulah Al-Naddawi: PhD in education sciences, Baghdad University. Assassinated 18 February 2005.

Yassim Al-Isawi: PhD in religious studies, Baghdad University’s College of Arts. Assassinated 21 June 2005.

Zaki Jabar Laftah Al-Saedi: Bachelor of veterinary medicine, lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

Basem Al-Modarres: PhD and lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Philosophy. [Source: Al-Hayat, 28 February 2006.]

Jasim Mohammed Achamri: Dean of College of Philosophy, Baghdad University. [Source: Al-Hayat, 28 February 2006.]

Hisham Charif: Head of Department of History and lecturer at Baghdad University. [Source: Al-Hayat, 28 February 2006.]

Qais Hussam Al-Den Jumaa: Professor and Dean of College of Agriculture, Baghdad University. Killed 27 March 2006 by US soldiers in downtown Baghdad. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university source.]

Mohammed Yaakoub Al-Abidi: Baghdad University. Department and college unknown. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Abdelatif Attai: Baghdad University. Department and college unknown. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Ali Al-Maliki: Baghdad University. Department and college unknown. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Nafia Aboud: Baghdad University. Department and college unknown. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Abbas Kadem Alhachimi: Baghdad University. Department and college unknown. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Mouloud Hasan Albardar Aturki: Lecturer in Hanafi Teology at Al-Imam Al-Aadam College of Teology, Baghdad University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Riadh Abbas Saleh: Lecturer at Baghdad University’s Centre for International Studies. Killed 11 May 2006. [Source: CEOSI university source, 17 May 2006.]

Abbas Al-Amery: Professor and head of Department of Administration and Business, College of Administration and Economy, Baghdad University. Killed together with his son and one of his relatives at the main entrance to the College 16 May 2006. [Source: CEOSI university source, 17 May 2006.]

Muthana Harith Jasim: Lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Engineering. Killed near his home in Al-Mansur, 13 June 2006. [Source: CEOSI university source, 13 June 2006.]

Hani Aref Al-Dulaimy: Lecturer in the Department of Computer Engineering, Baghdad University’s College of Engineering. He was killed, together with three of his students, 13 June 2006 on campus. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university source, 13 June 2006.]

Hussain Al-Sharifi: Professor of urinary surgery at Baghdad University’s College of Medicine. Killed in May 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 12 June 2006.]

Hadi Muhammad Abub Al-Obaidi: Lecturer in the Department of Surgery, Baghdad University’s College of Medicine. Killed 19 June 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university source, 20 June 2006.]

Hamza Shenian: Professor of veterinary surgery at Baghdad University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. Killed by armed men in his garden in a Baghdad neighborhood 21 June 2006. This was the first known case of a professor executed in the victim’s home. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 21 June 2006.]

Jassim Mohama Al-Eesaui: Professor at College of Political Sciences, Baghdad University, and editor of Al-Syada newspaper. He was 61 years old when killed in Al-Shuala, 22 June 2006. [Source: UNAMI report 1 May-30 June 2006.]

Shukir Mahmoud As-Salam: Lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Medicine and dental surgeon at Al-Yamuk Hospital, Baghdad. Killed near his home by armed men 6 September 2006. [Source: TV news, As-Sharquia channel, 7 September 2006, and CEOSI Iraqi sources.]

Mahdi Nuseif Jasim: Professor in the Department of Petroleum Engineering at Baghdad University. Killed 13 September 2006 near the university. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university source.]

Adil Al-Mansuri: Maxillofacial surgeon and professor at the College of Medicine, Baghdad University. Kidnapped by uniformed men near Iban Al-Nafis Hospital in Baghdad. He was found dead with torture signs and mutilation in Sadr City. He was killed during a wave of assassinations in which seven medical specialists were assassinated. Date unknown: July or August 2006 [Source: Iraqi health service sources, 24 September 2006.]

Shukur Arsalan: Maxillofacial surgeon and professor at the College of Medicine, Baghdad University. Killed by armed men when leaving his clinic in Harziya neighbourhood. He was killed during a wave of assassinations in which seven specialists were assassinated. Date unknown: July or August 2006. [Source: Iraqi Health System sources, 24 September 2006.]

Issam Al-Rawi: Professor of geology at Baghdad University, president of the Association of University Professors of Iraq. Killed 30 October 2006 during an attack carried out by a group of armed men in which two more professors were seriously injured. [Sources: CEOSI sources and Associated Press.]

Yaqdan Sadun Al-Dhalmi: Professor and lecturer in the College of Education, Baghdad University. Killed 16 October 2006. [Source: CEOSI sources.]

Jlid Ibrahim Mousa: Professor and lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Medicine. Killed by a group of armed men in September 2006. During August and September 2006, six professors of medicine were assassinated in Baghdad. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi sources.]

Mohammed Jassim Al-Thahbi and wife: Professor and dean of the College of Administration and Economy, Baghdad University. Killed 2 November 2006 by a group of armed men when he was driving to university. His wife, a lecturer at the same university (name and academic position unknown) and son were also killed in the attack. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi sources and Tme Magazine, 2 October 2006.]

Mohammed Mehdi Saleh: Lecturer at Baghdad University (unknown position) and member of the Association of Muslim Scholars. Imam of Ahl Al-Sufa Mosque in Al-Shurta Al-Jamisa neighbourhood. Killed 14 November 2006 while driving in the neighbourhood of Al-Amal in central Baghdad. [Source: UMA, 14 November 2006.]

Hedaib Majhol: Lecturer at College of Physical Education, Baghdad University, president of the Football University Club and member of the Iraqi Football Asociation. Kidnapped in Baghdad. His body was found three later in Baghdad morgue 3 December 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 2 December 2006.]

Al-Hareth Abdul Hamid: Professor of psychiatric medicine and head of the Department of Psychology at Baghdad University. Former president of the Society of Parapsychological Investigations of Iraq. A renowned scientist, Abdul Hamid was shot dead in the neighbourhood of Al-Mansur, Baghdad, 6 December 2006 by unknown men. [Sources: CEOSI Iraqi sources, 6 December 2006, and Reuters, 30 January 2007.]

Anwar Abdul Hussain: Lecturer at the College of Odontology, Baghdad University. Killed in Haifa Street in Baghdad in the third week of January 2007. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 23 January 2007.]

Majed Nasser Hussain: PhD and lecturer at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Baghdad University. He was killed in front of his wife and daughter while leaving home in the third week of January 2007. Nasser Hussain had been kidnapped two years before and freed after paying a ransom. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 23 January 2007.]

Khaled Al-Hassan: Professor and deputy dean of the College of Political Sciences, Baghdad University. Killed in March 2007. [Source: Association of University Lecturers of Iraq, 7 April 2007.]

Ali Mohammed Hamza: Professor of Islamic Studies at Baghdad University. Department and college unknown. Killed 17 April 2007. [Sources: TV channels As-Sharquia and Al-Jazeera.]

Abdulwahab Majed: Lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Education. Department and college unknown. Killed 2 May 2007. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 5 May 2007.]

Sabah Al-Taei: Deputy dean of the College of Education, Baghdad University. Killed 7 May 2007. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources. 8 May 2007.]

Nihad Mohammed Al-Rawi: Professor of Civil Engineering and deputy president of Baghdad University. Shot dead 26 June 2007 in Al-Jadria Bridge, a few meters away from the university campus, when exiting with his daughter Rana, whom he protected from the shots with his body. [Sources: BRussells Tribunal and CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 26-27 June 2007, www.wmin.ac.uk]

Muhammad Kasem Al-Jebouri: Lecturer at the College of Agriculture, Baghdad University. Killed, together with his son and his brother-in-law, by paramilitary forces 22 June 2007. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 27 June 2007.]

Samir (surname unknown): Lecturer at Baghdad University’s College of Administration and Economy. His body was found shot one day after being kidnapped in Kut where he was visiting family. Professor Samir lived in the Baghdad district of Al-Sidiya. [Source: Voices of Iraq, www.iraqslogger.com, 29 June 2007.]

Amin Abdul Aziz Sarhan: Lecturer at Baghdad University. Department and college unknown. He was kidnapped from his home in Basra by unidentified armed men 13 October 2007 and found dead on the morning of 15 October. [Source: Voices of Iraq, 15 October 2007.]

Mohammed Kadhem Al-Atabi: Head of Baghdad University’s Department of Planning and Evaluation. He was kidnapped 18 October 2007 from his home in Baghdad by a group of armed men and found dead a few hours later in the area of Ur, near to Sadr City, which is under the control of Moqtada Al-Sadr’s Mahdi Army. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 26 October 2007.]

Munther Murhej Radhi: Dean of the College of Odontology, Baghdad University. He was found dead in his car 23 January 2008. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 24 January 2008.]

Mundir Marhach: Dean of Faculty of Stomatology, Baghdad University. He was killed in March (exact day unknown), according to information provided by the Centre for Human Rights of Baghdad. [Source: Al-Basrah reported 12 March 2008.]

Al-Mamoon Faculty (private college, Baghdad)

Mohammed Al-Miyahi: Dean of Al-Maamoun Faculty in Baghdad. He was shot with a silencer-equipped gun in front of his house in Al-Qadisiah district, southern Baghdad, as he stepped out of his car 14 December 2007. [Source CEOSI Iraqi source and Kuwait News Agency, reported 19 December 2007, IPS reported 19 December 2007, and Al-Basrah, reported 12 March 2008.]


Al-Mustansiriya University (Baghdad)

Aalim Abdul Hameed: PhD in preventive medicine, specialist in depleted uranium effects in Basra, dean of the College of Medicine, Al-Mustansiriya University.

Abdul Latif Al-Mayah: PhD in economics, lecturer and head of Department of Research, Al-Mustansiriya University.

Aki Thakir Alaany: PhD and lecturer at the College of Literature, Al-Mustansiriya University.

Falah Al-Dulaimi: PhD, professor and deputy dean of Al-Mustansiriya University’s College of Sciences.

Falah Ali Hussein: PhD in physics, lecturer and deputy dean of the College of Sciences, Al-Mustansiriya University, killed May 2005.

Musa Saloum Addas: PhD, lecturer and deputy dean of the College of Educational Sciences, Al-Mustansiriya University, killed 27 May 2005.

Husam Al-Ddin Ahmad Mahmmoud: PhD in education sciences, lecturer and dean at College of Education Sciences, Al-Mustansiriya University.

Jasim Abdul Kareem: PhD and lecturer at the College of the Education, Al-Mustansiriya University.

Abdul As Satar Sabar Al Khazraji: PhD in history, Al Munstansiriya University, killed 19 June 2005. [A same name and surname lecturer in Engineering at the College of Computer Science Technology, Al-Nahrein University was assessinated in March 2006.]

Samir Yield Gerges: PhD and lecturer at the College of Administration and Economy at Al-Mustansiriya University, killed 28 August 2005.

Jasim Al-Fahaidawi: PhD and lecturer in Arabic literature at the College of Humanities, Al-Mustansiriya University. Assassinated at the university entrance. [Source: BBC News, 15 November 2005.]

Kadim Talal Hussein: Deputy dean of the College of Education, Al-Mustansiriya University.

Mohammed Nayeb Al-Qissi: PhD in geography, lecturer at Department of Research, Al-Mustansiriya University.

Sabah Mahmoud Al-Rubaie: PhD in geography, lecturer and dean at College of Educational Sciences, Al-Mustansiriya University.

Ali Hasan Muhawish: Dean and lecturer at the College of Engineering, Al-Mustansiriya University. Killed 12 March 2006. [Source: Middle East Online, 13 March 2006.]

Imad Naser Alfuadi: Lecturer at the College of Political Sciences, Al-Mustansiriya University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Mohammed Ali Jawad Achami: President of the College of Law, Al-Mustansiriya University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Husam Karyakus Tomas: Lecturer at the College of Medicine, Al-Mustansiriya University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Basem Habib Salman: Lecturer at the College of Medicine at Al-Mustansiriya University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Mohammed Abdul Rahman Al-Ani: PhD in engineering, lecturer at the College of Law, Al-Mustansiriya University. Kidnapped, together with his friend Akrem Mehdi, 26 April 2006, at his home in Palestine Street, Baghdad. Their bodys were found two days later. (CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 5 May 2006.]

Jasim Fiadh Al-Shammari: Lecturer in psychology at the College of Arts, Al-Mustansiriya Baghdad University. Killed near campus 23 May 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university source, 30 May 2006.]

Saad Mehdi Shalash: PhD in history and lecturer in history at the College of Arts, Al-Mustansiriya University, and editor of the newspaper Raya Al-Arab. Shot dead at his home with his wife 26 October 2006. [Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 27 October 2006.]

Kemal Nassir: Professor of history and lecturer at Al-Mustansiriya and Bufa universities. Killed at his home in Baghdad in October 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 2 November 2006.]

Hasseb Aref Al-Obaidi: Professor in the College of Political Sciences at Al-Mustansiriya University. Since he was kidnapped 22 October 2006 his whereabouts is unknown. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources.]

Najeb Al-Salihi: Lecturer in the College of Psychology at Al-Mustansiriya University and head of the Scientific Commitee of the Ministry of Higher Education of Iraq. Al-Salihi, 39 years old, was kidnapped close to campus and his body, shot dead, was found 20 days after his disappearance in Baghdad morgue. His family was able recover his body only after paying a significant amount of money. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources.]

Dhia Al-Deen Mahdi Hussein: Professor of international criminal law at the College of Law, Al-Mustansiriya University. Missing since kidnapped from his home in the Baghdad neighborhood of Dhia in 4 November 2006 by a group of armed men driving police cars. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 5 November 2006.]

Muntather Al-Hamdani: Deputy dean of the College of Law, Al-Mustansiriya University. He was assassinated, together with Ali Hassam, lecturer at the same college, 20 December 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 24 December 2006. The Iraqi police identified Ali Arnoosi as the deputy dean assassinated 21 December, and Mohammed Hamdani as another victim. It is unknown whether [Muntanther Al-Hamdani and Mohammed Hamdani] both are the same case or not.]

Ali Hassam: Lecturer at the College of Law at Al-Mustansiriya University. He was killed together with Muntather Al-Hamdani, deputy dean of the college, 20 December 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 24 December 2006. The Iraqi police identified Ali Arnoosi as the deputy dean assassinated 21 December, and Mohammed Al-Hamdani as another victim. It is unknown whether both [Muntanther Al-Hamdani and Mohammed Hamdani] are the same case or not.]

Dhia Al-Mguter: Professor of economy at the College of Administration and Economy of Al-Mustansiriya University. He was killed 23 January 2007 in Baghdad while driving. He was a prominent economist and president of the Consumer’s Defense Association and the Iraqi Association of Economists. A commentator at for As-Sharquia television, he participated in the Maram Committee, being responsible for investigating irregularities occuring during the elections held in January 2006. Al-Mguter was part of a family with a long anti-colonialist tradition since the British occupation. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources and Az-Zaman newspaper, 24 January 2007.]

Ridha Abdul Hussein Al-Kuraishi: Deputy Dean of the University of Al-Mustansiriya’s College of Administration and Economy. He was kidnapped 28 March 2007 and found dead the next day. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers, 7 April 2007. See the Arabic letter sent to CEOSI.].


University of Technology (Baghdad)

Muhannad Al-Dulaimi: PhD in mechanical engineering, lecturer at the Baghdad University of Technology.

Muhey Hussein: PhD in aerodynamics, lecturer in the Department of Mechanical Engineering of the Baghdad University of Technology.

Qahtan Kadhim Hatim: Bachelor of sciences, lecturer in the College of Engineering of the Baghdad University of Technology.

Sahira Mohammed Machhadani: Baghdad University of Technology. Department and college unknown. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers, March 2006.]

Ahmed Ali Husein: Lecturer at the Baghdad University of Technology, specialist in applied mechanics. He was killed by a group of armed men in downtown Baghdad 22 May 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 24 May 2006.]

Name unknown: Lecturer at Baghdad University of Technology. Killed 27 June 2006 by a group of armed men. They were driving a vehicle in the Baghdad neighborhood of Al-Mansur and shot him without stopping. Next day, students and professors staged demonstrations in all universities across the country opposing the assassination and kidnapping of professors and lecturers. [Source: Al-Jazeera and Jordan Times, 27 June 2006.]

Ali Kadhim Ali: Professor at Baghdad University of Technology. Shot dead in November 2006 in the district of Al-Yarmuk by a group of armed men. His wife, Dr Baida Obeid —gynecologist — was also killed in the attack. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi sources, 16 November 2006.]

Moa’ayed Jasim Al-Janabi: Lecturer in physics at Baghdad University of Technology. Killed 23 May 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, December 2006.]

Jalil Enjad Al-Jumaily: Lecturer at University of Technology. Department and college unknown. He was killed 22 December 2006 with his son, a physician, after being kidnapped. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 24 December 2006..]

Abdul Same’e Al-Janabi: Deputy president of the Baghdad University of Technology. Missing after being kidnapped during the third week of January 2007. In 2004, Abdul Sami Al-Janabi was dean of Al-Mustansiriya University’s College of Sciences in Baghdad. He resigned from this position after Shia paramilitary forces threatened to kill him. Such forces began then to occupy university centres in the capital. Transferred by the Ministry of Higher Education to a new position to preserve his security, Sami Al-Janabi has almost certainly been assassinated. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 23 January 2007.]

Ameer Mekki Al-Zihairi: Lecturer at Baghdad University of Technology. He was killed in March 2007. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers, 7 April 2007.


Al-Nahrein University (Baghdad.]

Akil Abdel Jabar Al-Bahadili: Professor and deputy dean of Al-Nahrein University’s College of Medicine. Head of Adhamiya Hospital in Baghdad. He was a specialist in internal medicine, killed 2 December 2005.

Mohammed Al-Jazairy: Lecturer at University College Al-Kadhemiya Hospital, Al-Nahrein University. He was a specialist in plastic surgery.

Layth Abdel Aziz: PhD and lecturer at the College of Sciences, Al-Nahrein University. [Source: Al-Hayat, 28 February 2006.]

Abdul As Satar Sabar Al-Khazrayi: Lecturer in engineering at the College of Computer Science Technology, Al-Nahrein University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.] [A same name and surname PhD in History at Al Munstansiriya University was killed on 19 June 2005.]

Uday Al-Beiruti: Professor at Al-Nahrein University. Kidnapped in University College Al-Kadhemiya Hospital’s parking lot by armed men dressed in Interior Ministry uniforms. His body was found with sigs of torture in Sadr City. Date unknown: July/August 2006. His murder took place during a wave of assassinations in which seven of his colleagues were killed. [Source: Iraqi health service sources, 24 September 2006.]

Jalil Al-Jumaili: Professor at the College of Medicine, Al-Nahrein University. He was found shot dead in December 2006 (exact date unknown) after being kidnapped at University College Al-Kadhemiya Hospital, together with his son, Dr Anas Al-Jumaili, lecturer at the same college. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 24 December 2006.]

Anas Al-Jumaili: Lecturer at the College of Medicine, Al-Nahrein University. He was found shot dead in December (exact date unknown) with his father, Dr Jalil Al-Jumaili, professor of medicine, after being kidnapped at University College Al-Kadhemiya Hospital. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 24 December 2006.]

Adnan Mohammed Saleh Al-Aabid: Lecturer at the College of Law, Al-Nahrein University. He was found dead 31 January 2007 after having been kidnapped from his home 28 January 2007 together with lecturers Abdul Mutaleb Abdulrazak Al-Hashimi and Aamer Kasem Al-Kaisy, and a student. All were found dead in Baghdad morgue. [Sources: CEOSI Iraqi university sources and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 1 February 2007.]

Abdul Mutaleb Abdulrazak Al-Hashimi: Lecturer at the College of Law, Al-Nahrein University. He was found dead 31 January 2007 after having been kidnapped 28 January 2007 on his way home, together with lecturers Adnan Mohammed Saleh Al-Aabid and Aamer Kasem Al-Kaisy, and a student. All were found dead in Baghdad morgue. [Sources: CEOSI Iraqi university sources and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 1 February 2007.]

Aamer Kasem Al-Kaisy: Lecturer at the College of Law, Al-Nahrein University. He was found dead 31 January 2007 after having been kidnapped on his way home 28 January 2007, together with a student and lecturers Abdul Mutaleb Abdulrazak Al-Hashimi and Adnan Mohammed Saleh Al-Aabid. All were found dead in Baghdad morgue. [Sources: CEOSI Iraqi university sources and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 1 February 2007.]

Khaled Al-Naieb: Lecturer in microbiology and deputy dean of Al-Nahrein University’s College of Higher Studies in Medicine. Killed 30 March 2007 at the main entrance to the college. Having been threatened by the Mahdi Army, Moqtada Al-Sadr’s militia, Dr Al-Naieb had moved to work in Irbil. During a brief visit to his family in Baghdad, and after recently becoming a father, he was killed at the main entrance to the college on his way to collect some documents. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 4 April 2007. Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report dated 7 April 2007.]

Sami Sitrak: Professor of English and dean of Al-Nahrein University’s College of Law. Professor Sitrak was killed 29 March 2007. He had been appointed dean of the College after the former dean’s resignation following an attempt to kill him along with three other College lecturers. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers, 7 April 2007.].

Thair Ahmed Jebr: Lecturer in the Department of Physics, College of Sciences, Al-Nahrein University. Jebr was killed in the attack against satellite TV channel Al-Baghdadiya 5 April 2007. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers, 7 April 2007.].

Iyad Hamza: PhD in chemistry, Baghdad University. He was the academic assistant of the President of Al-Nahrein University. On 4 May 2008 he was killed near his home in Baghdad. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi source. 6 May 2008.].

Islamic University (Baghdad)

Haizem Al-Azawi: Lecturer at Baghdad Islamic University. Department and college unknown. He was 35 years old and married and was killed 13 February 2006 by armed men when he ariving home in the neighborhood of Habibiya. [Source: Asia Times, 3 March 2006.]

Saadi Ahmad Zidaan Al-Fahdawi: PhD in Islamic science, lecturer at the College of Islamic Science, Baghdad University. Killed 26 March 2006.

Abdel Aziz Al-Jazem: Lecturer in Islamic theology at the College of Islamic Science, Baghdad University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Saad Jasim Mohammed: Lecturer at the Baghdad Islamic University. Department and college unknown. Killed, together with his brother Mohammed Jassim Mohammed, 11 May 2007 in the neighburghood of Al-Mansur. The armed men who commited the crime where identified by the Association of Muslims Scholars as members of a death squad. [Sources: Press note of the Association of Muslims Scholars, 12 May 2007, and CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 13 May 2007.]

Qais Sabah Al-Jabouri: Professor at the Baghdad Islamic University. Killed 7 June 2007 by a group of armed men who shot him from a car when he was leaving the university with the lecturers Alaa Jalel Essa and Saad Jalifa Al-Ani, who were killed and seriously injured respectively. press note of the Association of Muslims Scholars, 7 June 2007, and CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 9 June 2007.]

Alaa Jalel Essa: Professor at the Baghdad Islamic University. Killed 7 June 2007 by a group of armed men who shot him from a car when he was leaving the university with the lecturers Qais Sabah Al-Jabouri and Saad Jalifa Al-Ani, who were killed and seriously injured respectively. press note of the Association of Muslims Scholars, 7 June 2007, and CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 9 June 2007.]

Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education (Baghdad)

Lecturers killed after a mass kidnapping, 13 November 2006[4]:

Abdul Salam Suaidan Al-Mashhadani: Lecturer in political sciences and head of the scholarships section of the Ministry of Higher Education. He was kidnapped 13 November 2006 in an assault on the ministry. His body was found with signs of torture and mutilation 24 November 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 26 November 2006.]

Abdul Hamid Al-Hadizi: Professor (speciality unknown). He was kidnapped 13 November 2006 in an assault on the ministry. His body was found with signs of torture and mutilation 24 November 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 26 November 2006.]

Baghdad Institutes

Izi Al-Deen Al-Rawi: President of the Arabic University’s Institute of Petroleum, Industry and Minerals. Al-Rawi was kidnapped and found dead 20 November 2006. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 20 November 2006)


BABYLON
Hilla University

Jaled M Al-Janabi: PhD in Islamic history, lecturer in Hilla University’s School of Humanities.
Mohsin Suleiman Al-Ajeely: PhD in agronomy, lecturer in the College of Agronomy, Hilla University. Killed 24 December 2005.

Fleih Al-Gharbawi: Lecturer in the College of Medicine. Killed in Hilla (capital of the province of Babylon, 100 kilometers south of Baghdad) 20 November 2006 by armed men. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi sources, 20 November 2006.]

Ali Al-Grari (or Garar): Professor at Hilla University. He was shot dead 20 November 2006 by armed men in a vehicle on the freeway between Hilla and Baghdad. [Source: Iraqi police sources cited by Reuters, 20 November 2006,

AT-TAMIM - Kirkuk University

Ahmed Izaldin Yahya: Lecturer in the College of Engineering, Kirkuk University. Killed by a car bomb in the vicinity of his home in Kirkuk, 16 February 2007. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 17 February 2007.]

Hussein Qader Omar: professor and Dean of Kirkuk University’s College of Education Sciences. Killed in November 20, 2006 by shots made from a vehicle in the city center. An accompanying colleague was injured. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, November 21, 2006, and Iraqi Police Sources cited by Reuters, 20 November 2006.]

Sabri Abdul Jabar Mohammed: Lecturer at the College of Education Sciences at Kirkuk University. Found dead 1 November 2007 in a street in Kirkuk one day after being kidnapped by a group of unidentified armed men [Source: Iraqi university sources to the BRussells Tribunal and CEOSI, 2 November 2007.]

Abdel Sattar Tahir Sharif: Lecturer at Kirkuk University. Department and college unknown. 75-years-old, he was assassinated 5 March 2008 by armed men in the district of Shoraw, 10 kilometres northeast of Kirkuk. [Source: Aswat Al-Iraq/ Voices of Iraq, 5 March 2008.]


NINEVEH - Mosul University

Abdel Yabar Al-Naimi: Dean of Mosul University’s College of Humanities.

Abdul Yabar Mustafa: PhD in political sciences, dean of Mosul University’s College of Political Sciences.

Abdul Aziz El-Atrachi: PhD in plant protection in the College of Agronomy and Forestry, Mosul University.

Eman Abd-Almonaom Yunis: PhD in translation, lecturer in the College of Humanities, Mosul University.

Jaled Faisal Hamid Al-Shijo: PhD and lecturer in the College of Physical Education, Mosul University.

Leila Abdu Allah Al-Saad: PhD in law, dean of Mosul University’s College of Law.

Mahfud Al-Kazzaz: PhD and lecturer at University Mosul. Department and college unknown. Killed 20 November 2004.

Mohammed Yunis Thanun: Bachelor of sciences, lecturer in the College of Physical Education, Mosul University.

Munir Al-Jiero: PhD in law and lecturer in the College of Law, Mosul University. Married to Dr Leila Abdu Allah Al-Saad, also assassinated.

Noel Butrus S. Mathew: PhD, professor at the Health Institute of Mosul University.

Ahmad Hamid Al-Tai: Professor and head of Department of Medicine, Mosul University. Killed 20 November 2006 when armed men intercepted his vehicle as he was heading home. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 20 November 2006.]

Kamel Abdul Hussein: Lecturer and deputy dean of the College of Law, Mosul University. Killed 11 January 2007. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 23 January 2007.]

Talal Younis: Professor and dean of the College of Political Sciences. Killed on the morning of 16 April 2007 at the main entrance to the college. Within less than half an hour Professor Jaafer Hassan Sadeq of the Department of History at Mosul University was assassinated at his home. [Sources: CEOSI Iraqi university sources and Al-Mousl.]

Jaafer Hassan Sadeq: Professor in the Department of History of Mosul University’s College of Arts. Killed 16 April 2007 at home in the district of Al-Kafaaat, northwest of Mosul. Within less that half an hour, Professor Talal Younis, dean of Mosul University’s College of Political Sciences, was killed at the main entrance to the college. [Sources: CEOSI Iraqi university sources and Al-Mousl.]

Ismail Taleb Ahmed: Lecturer in the College of Education, Mosul University. Killed 2 May 2007 while on his way to college. [Source: Al-Mosul, 2 May 2007.]

Nidal Al-Asadi: Professor in the Computer Sciences Department of Mosul University’s College of Sciences. Shot dead by armed men in the district of Al-Muhandiseen, according to police sources in Mosul. [Sources: INA, 2 May 2007, and Iraqi sources to the BRussells Tribunal, 3 May 2007.]

Aziz Suleiman: Lecturer at Mosul University. Department of Mosul University’s College of Sociology. Killed in Mosul 22 January 2008. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 24 January 2008.].

Jalil Ibrahim Ahmed al-Naimi: Director of the 'Sharia’ Department (Islamic Law), Mosul University. He was shot dead by armed men when he came back home (in Mosul) from University, 30 January 2008. [Sources: CEOSI and BRussells Tribunal University Iraqi sources, al-Quds al-Arabi, 31 de enero de 2008.].

QADISIYA - Diwaniya University

Hakim Malik Al-Zayadi: PhD in Arabic philology, lecturer in Arabic literature at Al-Qadisyia University. Dr Al-Zayadi was born in Diwaniya, and was killed in Latifiya when he was traveling from Baghdad 24 July 2005.]

Mayed Husein: Physician and lecturer at the College of Medicine, Diwaniya University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]


BASRA - Basra University

Abdel Al-Munim Abdel Mayad: Bachelor and lecturer at Basra University.

Abdel Gani Assaadun: Bachelor and lecturer at Basra University.

Abdul Alah Al-Fadhil: PhD, professor and deputy dean of Basra University’s College of Medicine.

Abdul-Hussein Nasir Jalaf: PhD in agronomy, lecturer at the College of Agronomy’s Center of Research on Date Palm Trees, Basra University.

Alaa Daoud: PhD in sciences, professor and chairman of Basra University (also reported as a lecturer in history). Killed 20 July 2005.

Ali Galib Abd Ali: Bachelor of sciences, assistant professor at the School of Engineering, Basra University.

Asaad Salem Shrieda: PhD in engineering, professor and dean of Basra University’s School of Engineering.

Faysal Al-Assadi: PhD in agronomy, professor at the College of Agronomy, Basra University.

Gassab Jabber Attar: Bachelor of sciences, lecturer at the School of Engineering, Basra University.

Haidar Al-Baaj: PhD in surgery, head of the University College Basra Hospital.

Haidar Taher: PhD and professor at the College of Medicine, Basra University.

Hussein Yasin: PhD in physics, lecturer in sciences at Basra University Killed 18 February 2004 at his home and in front of his family.

Khaled Shrieda: PhD in engineering, dean of the School of Engineering, Basra University.

Khamhour Al-Zargani: PhD in history, head of the Department of History at the College of Education, Basra University Killed 19 August 2005.

Kadim Mashut Awad: visiting professor at the Department of Soils, College of Agriculture, Basra University. Killed December 2005 (exact date unknown.]

Karem Hassani: PhD and lecturer at the College of Medicine, Basra University.

Kefaia Husein Saleh: PhD in English philology, lecturer in the College of Education Sciences, Basra University.

Mohammed Al-Hakim: PhD in pharmacy, professor and dean of Basra University’s College of Pharmacy.

Mohammed Yassem Badr: PhD, professor and chairman of Basra University.

Omar Fakhri: PhD and lecturer in biology at the College of Sciences, Basra University.

Saad Alrubaiee: PhD and lecturer in biology at the College of Sciences, Basra University.

Yaddab Al-Hajjam: PhD in education sciences and lecturer at the College of Education Sciences, Basra University.

Zanubia Abdel Husein: PhD in veterinary medicine, lecturer at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Basra University.

Jalil Ibrahim Almachari: Lecturer at Basra University. Department and college unknown. Killed 20 March 2006 after criticizing in a public lecture the situation in Iraq. (Arabic Source: Al-Kader.]

Abdullah Hamed Al-Fadel: PhD in medicine, lecturer in surgery and deputy dean of the College of Medicine at Basra University. Killed in January 2006 (exact date unknown). [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources.]

Fuad Al-Dajan: PhD in medicine, lecturer in gynecology at the College of Medicine, Basra University. Killed at the beginning of March 2006 (exact date unknown). [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources.]

Saad Al-Shahin: PhD in medicine, lecturer in internal medicine at Basra University’s College of Medicine. Killed at the beginning of March 2006 (exact date unknow). [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources.]

Jamhoor Karem Khammas: Lecturer at the College of Arts, Basra University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.

Karem Mohsen: PhD and lecturer at Department of Agriculture, College of Agronomy, Basra University. Killed 10 April 2006. He worked in the field of honeybee production. Lecturers and students called for a demonstration to protest for his assassination. [Source: Al-Basrah, 11 April 2006.]

Waled Kamel: Lecturer at the College of Arts at Basra University. Killed 8 May 2006. Other two lecturers were injured during the attack, one of them seriously. [Source: Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 9 May 2006.]

Ahmad Abdul Kader Abdullah: Lecturer in the College of Sciences, Basra University. His body was found 9 June 2006. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 10 June 2006

Kasem Yusuf Yakub: Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering, Basra University. Killed 13 June 2006 at the university gate. [Sources: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 14 June 2006 and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 16 June 2006.]

Ahmad Abdul Wadir Abdullah: Professor of the College of Chemistry, Basra University. Killed 10 June 2006. [Source: UNAMI report, 1 May-30 June 2006.]

Kathum Mashhout: Lecturer in edaphology at the College of Agriculture, Basra University. Killed in Basra in December 2006 (exact date unknown). [Source: CEOSI Iraqi university sources, 12 December 2006.]

Mohammed Aziz Alwan: Lecturer in artistic design at the College of Fine Arts, Basra University. Killed by armed men 26 May 2007 while walking in the city. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 1 June 2007.]

Firas Abdul Zahra: Lecturer at the College of Physical Education, Basra University. Killed at home by armed men 18 July 2007. His wife was injured in the attack. [Source: Iraqi university sources to the BRussells Tribunal, 26 August 2007.]

Muayad Ahmad Jalaf: Lecturer at the College of Arts, Basra University. Kidnapped 10 September 2007 by a group of armed men that was driving three cars, one of them with a government license plate. He was found dead in a city suburb the next day. [Source: Iraqi university sources to the BRussells Tribunal, 12 September 2007.]

Khaled Naser Al-Miyahi: PhD in medicine, Professor of neurosurgery at Basra University. He was assassinated in March 2008 (exact date unknown). His body was found after his being kidnapped by a group of armed men in the streets of Basra. There were no ransom demands, according to information provided by Baghdad’s Center for Human Rights. [Source: Al-Basrah, 12 March 2008.]

Technical Institute of Basra

Mohammed Kasem: PhD in engineering, lecturer at the Technical Institute of Basra.

Sabah Hachim Yaber: Lecturer at the Technical Institute of Basra.

Salah Abdelaziz Hashim: PhD and lecturer in fine arts at the Technical Institute of Basra. Kidnapped in 4 April 2006. He was found shot dead the next day. According to other sources, Dr Hashim was machine-gunned from a vehicle, injuring also a number of students. [Sources: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 6 April 2006, Az-Zaman, 6 April 2006, and Al-Quds Al-Arabi, 7 April 2006.]


TIKRIT - Tikrit University

Basem Al-Mudares: PhD in chemical sciences and lecturer in the College of Sciences, Tikrit University. His body was found mutilated in the city of Samarra 21 July 2004.

Fathal Mosa Hussine: PhD and professor at the College of Physical Education, Tikrit University.
Mahmud Ibrahim Hussein: PhD in biological sciences and lecturer at the College of Education Sciences, Tikrit University.

Madloul Albazi Tikrit University. Department and college unknown. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Mojbil Achaij Issa Al-Jabouri: Lecturer in international law at the College of Law, Tikrit University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Damin Husein Al-Abidi: Lecturer in international law at College of Law, Tikrit University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Harit Abdel Yabar As Samrai: PhD student at the College of Engineering, Tikrit University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Farhan Mahmud: Lecturer at the College of Theology, Tikrit University. Disappeared after being kidnapped 24 November 2006. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 26 November 2006.]

Mustafa Khudhr Qasim: Professor at Tikrit University. Department and college unknown. His body was found beheaded in Al-Mulawatha, eastern Mosul, 21 November 2007[Sources: Al-Mosul, 22 November 2007, and Iraqi university sources to the BRussells Tribunal and CEOSI, 22-25 November 2007.]

Taha AbdulRazak Al-Ani: PhD in Islamic Studies, he was professor at Tikrit University. His body was found shot dead in a car on a highway near Al-Adel, a Baghdad suburb. Also, the body of Sheikh Mahmoud Talb Latif Al-Jumaily, member of the Commision of Muslim Scientists, was found dead in the same car last Thursday afternoon, 15 May 2008. [Source: CEOSI Iraqi sources, 21 May 2008.]

DIYALA - Baquba University

Taleb Ibrahim Al-Daher: PhD in physical sciences, professor and dean at the College of Sciences, Baquba University. Killed 21 December 2004.

Lez Mecchan: Professor at Baquba University. Department and college unknown. Killed 19 April 2006 with his wife and another colleague. [Sources: DPC and EFE, 19 April 2006.]

Mis (surname unknown): Lecturer at Baquba University. Department and college unknown. Wife of Professor Lez Mecchan, also assassinated. Both were killed with another colleague 19 April 2006. [Sources: DPC and EFE, 19 April 2006.]

Salam Ali Husein: Taught at Baquba University. Department and college unknown. Killed 19 April 2006 with two other colleagues. [Sources: DPC and EFE, 19 April 2006.

Meshhin Hardan Madhlom Al-Dulaimi: Professor at Baquba University. Department and college unknown. Killed at the end of April, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 10 May 2006.]

Abdul Salam Ali Al-Mehdawi: Professor at Baquba University. Department and college unknown. Killed at the end of April, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 10 May 2006.]

Mais Ganem Mahmoud: Lecturer at Baquba University. Department and college unknown. Killed at the end of April, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 10 May 2006.]

Satar Jabar Akool: Lecturer at Baquba University. Department and college unknown. Killed at the end of April, according to the Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 10 May 2006.]

Mohammed Abdual Redah Al-Tamemmi: Lecturer in the Department of Arabic Language and head of the College of Education, Baquba University. Killed 19 August 2006 together with Professor Kreem Slman Al-Hamed Al-Sadey, 70 years old, of the same Department. A third lecturer from the same department escaped the attack carried out by a group of four armed men Students and lecturers demonstrated against his and other lecturers’ deaths. [Source: World Socialist, 12 September 2006, citing the Iraqi newspaper Az-Zaman, CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 25 December 2006.]

Karem Al-Saadi: Lecturer at Baquba University. Department and college unknown. Killed August 2006. Students and lecturers demonstrated against his and other lecturers’ deaths. [Source: World Socialist, 12 September 2006, citing the Iraqi newspaper Az-Zaman.]

Kreem Slman Al-Hamed Al-Sadey: Professor in the Department of Arabic Language at the College of Education, Baquba University. He was 70 years old when killed 19 August 2006. In the attack Mohammed Abdual Redah Al-Tamemmi, head of Education Department was also killed. A third lecturer from the same department escaped the attack of a group of four armed men. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 25 December 2006.]

Hasan Ahmad: Lecturer in the College of Education, Baquba University. Killed 8 December 2006. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, December 2006.]

Ahmed Mehawish Hasan: Lecturer in the Department of Arabic at the College of Education, Baquba University. Killed in December (exact date unknown). [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 25 December 2006.]

Walhan Hamid Fares Al-Rubai: Dean of the College of Physical Education, Baquba University. Al-Rubai was shot by a group of armed men in his office 1 February 2007. According to some sources his son was also killed. [Source: Reuters and Islamomeno, 1-3 February 2007 respectively, and CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 2 February 2007.]
Abdul Ghabur Al-Qasi: Lecturer in history at Baquba University. His body was found by the police 10 April 2007 in Diyala River, which crosses the city, with 31 other bodies of kidnapped people. [Source: Az-zaman, 11 April 2007.]

Jamal Mustafa: Professor and head of the History Department, College of Education Sciences, Baquba University. Kidnapped at home in the city of Baquba 29 October 2007 by a group of armed men driving in three vehicles. [Source: Iraqi university sources to the BRussells Tribunal, 30 October 2007.]


Al-ANBAR Ramadi University

Abdel Karem Mejlef Saleh: PhD in philology, lecturer at the College of Education Sciences, Al-Anbar University.

Abdel Majed Hamed Al-Karboli: Lecturer at Ramadi University. Killed December 2005 (exact date unknown.]

Ahmad Abdel Hadi Al-Rawi: PhD in biology, professor in the School of Agronomy, Al-Anbar University.

Ahmad Abdul Alrahman Hameid Al-Jhbissy: PhD in Medicine, Professor of College of Medicine, Al-Anbar University.

Ahmed Saadi Zaidan: PhD in education sciences, Ramadi University. Killed February 2005 (exact date unknown.].

Hamed Faisal Antar: Lecturer in the College of Law, Ramadi University. Killed December 2005 (exact date unknown.].

Naser Abdel Karem Mejlef Al-Dulaimi: Department of Physics, College of Education, Ramadi University. Killed December 2005 (exact date unknown.].

Raad Ojssin Al-Binow: PhD in surgery, lecturer at the College of Medicine, Al-Anbar University.

Shakir Mahmmoud Jasim: PhD in agronomy, lecturer in the School of Agronomy, Al-Anbar University.

Nabil Hujazi: Lecturer at the College of Medicine, Ramadi University. Killed in June 2006 (exact date unknown). [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 20 June 2006, confirmed by Iraqi Ministry of Higher Education.]

Nasar Al-Fahdawi: Lecturer at Ramadi University. Department and college unknown. Killed 16 January 2006. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, December 2006.]

Khalid Jubair Al-Dulaimi: Lecturer at the College of Engineering, Ramadi University. Killed 27 April 2007. [Source: Iraqi sources to the BRussells Tribunal, 3 May 2007.]

NAJAF Kufa University

Jawla Mohammed Taqi Zwain: PhD in medicine, lecturer at College of Medicine, Kufa University.

Shahlaa Al-Nasrawi: Lecturer in the College of Law, Kufa University. Assassinated 22 August 2007 by members of a sectarian militia. [Source: CEOSI university Iraqi sources, 27 August 2007.]

Adel Abdul Hadi: Professor of philosophy, Kufa University’s College of Arts. Killed by a group of armed men 28 October 2007 when returning home from university. [Source: Iraqi university sources to the BRussells Tribunal, 30 October 2007.]

KARBALA University of Karbala

Kasem Mohammed Ad Dayni: Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, College of Pedagogy, Karbala University. Killed 17 April 2006.

MOSUL - Mosul University

Omar Miran: Baghdad University bachelor of law (1946), PhD in history from Paris University (1952), professor of history at Mosul University, specialist in history of the Middle East. Killed, along with his wife and three of his sons, by armed men in February 2006 (exact date unknown.].

Noel Petros Shammas Matti: Lecturer at the College of Medicine, Mosul University. Married and father of two daughters. He was kidnapped and found dead 4 August 2006.
Muwafek Yahya Hamdun: Deputy dean and professor at the College of Agronomy, Mosul University. [Source: Al-Hayat, 28 February 2006.]

Naif Sultan Saleh: Lecturer at the Technical Institute, Mosul University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Natek Sabri Hasan: Lecturer in the Department of Agricultural Mechanization and head of the College of Agronomy, Mosul University. [Source: Iraqi Association of University Lecturers report, March 2006.]

Abdul Kader Ali Abdullah: Lecturer in the Department of Arabic, College of Education Sciences, Mosul University. Found dead 25/26 August 2007 after being kidnapped five days before by a group of armed men. [Source: Iraqi sources to the BRussells Tribunal and CEOSI 26-27 August 2007.]

Unknown: Lecturer at Mosul University, killed in the explosion of two car bombs near campus, 1 October 2007. In this atack six other people were injured, among them four students. [Source: KUNA, 1 October 2007.]

OPEN UNIVERSITY

Kareem Ahmed Al-Timmi: Head of the Department of Arabic Language in the College of Education at the Open University. Killed in Baghdad, 22 February 2007.

COMMISSION OF TECHNICAL EDUCATION [5]

Aamir Ibrahim Hamza: Bachelor in electronic engineering, lecturer at the Technical Institute.

Mohammed Abd Al-Hussein Wahed: PhD in tourism, lecturer at the Institute of Administration.

Mohammed Saleh Mahdi: Bachelor in sciences, lecturer at the Cancer Research Centre. Killed November 2005.

INSTITUTIONAL POSITIONS

Emad Sarsam: PhD in surgery and member of the Arab Council of Medicine.

Faiz Ghani Aziz: PhD in agronomy, director general of the Iraqi Company of Vegetable Oil. Killed September 2003.

Isam Said Abd Al-Halim: Geologic consultant at the Ministry of Construction.

Kamal Al-Jarrah: Degree in English philology, researcher and writer and director general at the Ministry of Education.

Raad Abdul-Latif Al-Saadi: PhD in Arabic language, consultant in higher education and scientific research at the Ministry of Education.

Shakier Al-Jafayi: PhD in administration, head of the Department of Normalization and Quality at the Iraq Council.

Wajeeh Mahjub: PhD in physical education, director general of physical education at the Ministry of Education.

Wissam Al-Hashimi: PhD in petrogeology, president of the Arab Union of Geologists, expert in Iraqi reservoirs, he worked for the Iraqi Ministry of Petroleum.


UNIVERSITY AFFILIATION UNKNOWN

Amir Mizhir Al-Dayni: Professor of telecommunication engineering.

Khaled Ibrahim Said: PhD in physics.

Mohammed Al-Adramli: PhD in chemical sciences.

Mohammed Munim Al-Izmerly: PhD in chemical sciences. He was tortured and killed by US troops. His body was sent to the Baghdad morgue. The cause of death was initially registered as "brainstem compression".

Nafi Aboud: Professor of Arabic literature.

OTHER CASES

Khalel Al-Zahawi: Born in 1946, Al-Zahawi was considered the most important calligraphist in Iraq and among the most important in the Arab-Muslim world. He worked as a lecturer in calligraphy in several Arab countries during the 1990s. He was killed 19 May 2007 in Baghdad by a group of armed men. He was buried in Diyala, where he was born. [Source: BBC News, 22 May 2007. His biography is available on wikipedia.].

Painting : Iraqi female artist, Dhia Abood

November 25, 2008

Scarecrows.




In the past, I have often wandered in fields and was always taken by the sight of scarecrows. Something about scarecrows is very symbolic. But I also noticed, that despite their presence, crows always managed to screw up the harvest.

Have you ever seen a scarecrow ? The ones I saw, were usually male look alike, dressed up on a stick. From afar, they looked like puppets. But when you got close to them, they were inert black shadows, trying to scare the hell out of the crows...with no success.

When I was watching the "debate" of the "Iraqi" parliament, on SOFA, a few days back, it reminded me of scarecrows with a much ado about nothing twist to them.


CNN have a youtube video of the "debate" but they failed to show what al-Jazeera reported -- fist fights in Ze "Iraqi" parliament.

The Sadrists (and me who thought they boycotted the political process - someone call Cockburn now !) and the Fadhila party, or Fazileh in Persian, supposedly boycotted SOFA by throwing temper tantrums à la Qum. The latter parties are all Shiite ones. Mind you, so is the DAWA party of Al-Maliki/Jaafari (someone call P.Bennis now) and the Hakeem/Badr group of the SCII.

Some grotesque "women" draped in black Chadors were banging their Iranian dossiers, on the desks and the three day bearded men were leading the chorus of the scarecrows...

It finally degenerated, to my utter pleasure, in having ZEBari (only an Arab will understand the capital letters), the so-called minister of foreign affairs being ushered out by body guards and the Iranian backed Fazileh and Sadrists, smashing things up....hahahahahaha.

Masha'Allah -- praise the Lord, what democracy the US of A brought to us !

A Kurdish Zionist, addicted to Chivaz Regal and prostitutes, who has flunked all his Bachelors exams, coupled with hysterical wannabee mullahs from Qum...hahahahahaha.

Mind you Muqtada al-Sadr was calling for a 500 years occupation, as long it liberated Iraq from Ze "Tyrant". And now it has suddenly turned very patriotic and demands an immediate withdrawal ?! So we can have the Pasdarans also called the Quds force (I wonder where are they now, now that 1.5 million of Gazans are under siege. Maybe "Palestinian" pundits will have an answer), rule Baghdad single handledly.


On another note but still very related, a threesome appeared on al-Jazeera "Inside Iraq". Saleh al-Mutlak from the National Dialogue Front. Hey Saleh - what fucking front are you on about ?
ZEBari, aka Mr.Chivaz Regal.
And a woman (oh my God!) that goes by the name of Al-Mussawi, a Sadrist. An Iranian pure souche

Now, Madame or is it Mademoiselle? in full Iranian chador, said -- that during Saddam
times, they were allowed demonstrations...but not to the same extent as during the American occupation.

Ya donkey, ya Mussawi -- during Saddam times, you had no foreign occupation, you fucking idiot. Now you come and play patriotic on us, after your Mahdi men wiped out over half of Baghdad ?

Anyways, this post is not making sense anymore...a bit like "Iraqi" politics. Another scarecrow and the crows are still hovering above...

These are the Al-Jazeera English youtube videos. Mussawi has a very ugly AMERICAN accent - How come ? Do they teach her that in Isfahan ? Anyways. part I is here. It is too long and boring. And part II is here, a bit more digestible, but do keep your Alka Selzter handy.

And Mrs or is it Ms.Mussawi, there are no 40'000 Sadrists craps in prisons, but there are are over 150'000 ARAB Sunnis in Prisons, detained without charges. And I still want to know what has become of my relatives Kamel and OMAR, ya Mussawi, ya Iranian Muta'a sadrist prostitute!

But I am still burning to ask the Americans the following question :

Why is it that they institutionalized an Iranian theocracy in a "liberated" Iraq, when that same Iraq was a secular state prior to their " liberation" ?

Can any "intelligent" American (an oxymoron) answer that question ?


Oh! And I have one last question to the Shits, sorry meant Shiites.
Is there any Shiite political party that is not inherently sectarian and pro-Iran ?



Painting : Iraqi artist, Mohammed Al-Shammarei.

November 24, 2008

Imagine !


I read a piece of news today, you probably saw it too.
The Vatican and Ze Pope - by the way, I want copyrights on the "Ze" since I was the first on blogosphere to use it, and I have noticed others making generous use of it, with no credit given . What else do people want to steal ???

Anyways I wast telling you about this piece of news - It is only now, 42 YEARS LATER, that the Vatican forgave John Lennon for stating 42 YEARS AGO, that the Beatles are greater than Jesus-Christ.

I can understand that was bad taste from the Beatles, and I do think it is blasphemy, when the Beatles put themselves above Jesus or Issa in Arabic -the son of Mary, a thousand Peace and Blessings upon him...It is arrogant indeed. But 42 years is a tad too long in my opinion.

After all, the Beatles, did sing for Hare Khrishna, and for My Sweet Lord and Mother Mary in Let it Be...And it was just a stupid, unthoughtful phrase uttered by John Lennon.

But let me ask you something here - How many years would it take for the IRAQIS to forgive the Americans and their willing coalition of criminals ?

After all, America is BEHAVING like God, detaining the right of Life and Death over innocent people. After all America thinks and believes it is greater than God Himself....

So how many years do you think it will take the Iraqis to forgive this false God ?

42 years, 100 years, a 1000 years ?

It took the Vatican itself and Ze Pope, 42 years to forgive a singer for a sentence. How long will it take the 1.3 million dead, the 3 million widows, the 5 million orphans, the 4 million maimed, the 5 million in forced exile -- and am not counting the destitutes, the homeless, the sick from Cancer thanks to D.U, the burned from cluster bombs and Napalm, the raped and the tortured, the broken traumatized souls...

How long will it take us to forgive ?

How long would it take us -- according to you,turn the other cheek, people ?

Think about it. And if the answer still eludes you, you can always seek council from the Vatican and Ze Pope.






Imagine - จินตนาการ..ว่ามวลมนุษย์จะอยู่กันอย่างสันติ


and when in doubt :





When in Doubt, Fuck It - John Lennon


Painting : Iraqi artist, Bassil Al-Obaidi.

November 21, 2008

A very short note to a Black American.


I will reply to your comments, for sure.
Give me time.
I do not possess time,
Time possesses me, for now,
and I bend with it, like a weeping willow...
A weeping willow that no longer weeps.
A black shadow,
hiding behind a curtain,
behind a wall...

The rivers are dry,
and their bed
is brown,
brown black.
As brown and as black as the man,
sitting opposite me.

He says I am from Ohio.
I trade in Oil.
I say -- Our oil ?
He smiles,
his pearly white teeth shine
in the darkness
and my question
is left hanging
with no answer
even though he replied
with Silence...

So -- what, who are you ?
he asks...


I stare into my cup
and search for the signs...
for a name
an ID card
a passport
a nationality
a country...


I pause
and the silence
weighs like a heavy
fog,
a fog from Ohio.


I swallow my name,
clear my throat
where that name is stuck
like a fish bone
dug out
from a dried river.


I say -- Iraq.

He keeps his "cool"
and swallows his beer.

I see a ray of satisfaction
on that dark face.


And what do you do ?
His questions follow me
like some soldier...

I suck on my cigarette
drawing a smokescreen
and puff
the empty smoke
in his face
and mine.


I work.
And work hides
in my sentences...

Who do you work for ?

I work with tortured refugees.

He smiles again
with even more satisfaction...
At least, the Americans gave you a job
he says,

I suck on my cigarette,
and my voice
gets lost
in the noise,
surrounding us
hits against a wall
and falls
back in my cup.

I work for Free,
came out my reply.

I work for Freedom.

The black man from Ohio
wears his black vest
and walks out
into the black night
with his pearly white teeth
shining
in the obscurity...


Painting : Iraqi artist, Mohammed Al-Shammarei, A Mural. 2006

November 19, 2008

"Iraq out of Iraq" and other Mousetraps...


My Viking musician friend, Martin Kuchen from Sweden, sent me this and I am reproducing it here with his permission. He is probably the only Swede I know of, who is very aware of the intricacies of the Iraqi Occupation, in all of its dimensions. So hats off to Martin !

This is what he had to say :

"Iraq out of Iraq - Yes this was one of today's headlines on the front page of the biggest "newspaper" in Sweden -- Dagens Nyheter; "Iraq should be out of Iraq within three years". Was that a mistake !?
These hypocritical propagandists reveal the true nature of the reasons behind this occupation, just by "making a mistake"....hahaha."


Then Martin follows up with another mail in which he says :

"Since I haven't seen any correction of the false(?) headlines in today's paper - I decided to call them, the "journalist" at the other end says: "hallo, hallo, you don't think we did on that purpose, do you!?"
Me: "well, keeping in mind that the partition of Iraq has been on the agenda already from the start and...
Him : interrupting me, kind of arrogantly:" Well I haven't seen that, well I will talk to the others and see what we can do..." he could not care less - the fucking bastard.
Just for you to know - nobody in the fucking paper has seen it yet, and no reader either - obviously the headline is too plausible - "Iraq out of Iraq" does not seem strange to anyone - therefore no reaction!? Now I will e-mail them..."


IRAQ OUT OF IRAQ - The Swedish newspaper did not make a mistake. Even in Sweden there are unconscious slips, because the Iraqi REALITY can no longer be denied...

On another note but still very related...

I was watching with Mom - God bless her - Al Jazeera program "Itijah al Muakess" - Opposite Directions or Views. One of the guests was an "Iraqi" Kurd, the other a Lebanese. Why on earth did Al-Jazeera feel the need to bring in a Lebanese to talk about SOFA when there are plenty of Iraqis who are opposed to the DUAL occupation ?

The Kurd dismissed the question when asked about the persecution of the Iraqi Christians and literally ducked it. When grilled about American detention camps - he said " The AMERICANS NEVER ARREST ANYONE"

Kamel and Omar, my close relatives are STILL IN DETENTION. As for Omar, we are not quite sure if he is alive or not. And Kamel is over 67 years old. If he ever makes out alive, that in itself would be a miracle. They are both detained by the Americans with NO CHARGES.

At that point, Mom who was busy cleaning the Bamia - Okra or Ladies Fingers-said in her typical Iraqi fashion, "Nchab, kalb ibn al kalb." - Shut up, dog son of a dog. My Mom is polite.

I said "Yumma, those Shiites and Kurds sold Iraq for a cheap price". She did not even raise her head and continued cleaning the Bamia, and replied "sold only ? - there is no crime they did not commit"

When the Kurd, was asked how come the "Iraqi" (hahahaha) Hawza (theological council of my butt) was infiltrated by Iran (Has Al-Jazeera been reading my blog or what?), the Kurd dismissed that too, saying it was a pack of lies...

Basically that turd dismissed everything. The Lebanese guest, no longer able to contain himself - told him " You sold Iraq" but the Lebanese did not mention the Shiites who sold Iraq as well. Hmm....how come ?
I wonder what Sayyed Nasrallah of Ze Lebanon has to say about SOFA, now that Iran fully backs it ?!

Okay, let me nuance that. Iran fully and does not fully back it. Another mousetrap you need to be aware of...

The "Zubreme" (only Arabs will understand that version of Supreme) Ayatollah Sharoudi fully backs it. But check this out...

Ali Larjani, today in the Iranian parliament asked the members of the IRAQI parliament to refuse SOFA. And Muqtada al-Driller urged the Iraqis to oppose it as well.

Dual, paradoxical messages from Iran. Why ? You may ask...

Several reasons :

- They may be different political trends within Iran, and different pressure groups pertaining to different Ayatollah's influences. Another race for power.

- Another confusing game, that the Iranians are very good at, to frustrate both the Americans and the American-Iranian "Iraqi" puppets.

- To maintain a chronic, constant state of instability in Iraq, not by fighting the occupier, but by fiercely supporting very sectarian elements in Iraq, like Muqtada Al-Sadr for instance, in order to ensure the constant tiptoeing of the Americans and extract more concessions in favor of IRAN.

- and last but not least, it may be a theatrical show altogether, for internal and external purposes, to demonstrate what a "flexible" polity with "differing opinions", the Iranians have.

It can also be all of the above combined.

The Iranians are good at catching several birds with one stone. But the TRUE Iraqis are very good at catching the Iranians, catching them...

Ya Saddam Hussein, you were the BEST in that game of cat and mouse. And now that the Cat/Lion is gone, there is nothing left but the bubonic mice.

All this to tell you, that:

- Iran has officially given its green light on the IRAQI- American "security agreement".

- That it will keep the joker card as a last resort, by using Muqtada Al-Sadr if necessary, again and again...

- That it has started to demonstrate to the Arabs and the rest of the World, the weight of its negotiating powers with the "mightiest" country on earth.

So in fact, the Swedish newspaper is correct when it stated "Iraq out of Iraq".
It just missed one important word in that sentence - ARAB Iraq, out of Iraq.

More on that soon...

In the meantime, give your Americans and Iranians, the following message from an Iraqi woman --- Let the mice play for a while, the Lion of Babylon never sleeps even though he has closed his eyes...for a while.



Further Readings on "Iraq out of Iraq"

1) Stratfor : SOFA and Iranian options.

2) Iran and the US-Iraq SOFA - Reza Fiyouzat.

3) Obama, Iran, and the US-Iraq SOFA - Robert Dreyfuss.



Painting : Iraqi artist, Mohammed Al-Shammarei. Disaster, 2006.

November 17, 2008

No Title.


There is no Title to this post. I will let you make your own.

I am in a very strange kind of mood. I am listening to Tracy Chapman. I like that singer a lot. There is something very genuine about her. I guess she represents 1% of the American population. A 1% hope.

If I were a gambler, I would say that the odds are not in my favor. Not with a 1% for sure.

I still can't shake that strange feeling off my shoulders...It must have been that interview with that young Afghani girl, who found her foot in tiny pieces whilst she was with other women in a garden, celebrating something. She said " I saw my foot lying next to me in pieces. My cousin was also laying dead right next to me...They (the Americans) saw that we were only a group of women, and they attacked us nonetheless. The Americans are animals. "

Notice she did not say the American soldiers or the American Pentagon, or the American army or the American administration or the American government, or the American neocons -- are animals. She said Americans are animals.

Yep, that is what she said - Americans are animals.

I don't blame her one bit. I would only add that animals are too kind compared to the Americans. And I would not forget to include the British either.

I receive many emails. A lot of them are pure crap. A lot of them preach to me about love and forgiveness. A lot of them are blaming the victim. A lot of them dictate to the victim what words, what feelings, what thoughts she must or must not have. A lot of them talk about the victim being an angry bitter hateful thing. But none of them, NONE of them acknowledge FULL responsibility. None.

This for me is the height of arrogance. The epitome of immorality. The ultimate lack of any form of ethics. This for me is a sign of a doomed, decadent, degenerate, intellectually, socially, politically, morally putrefied nations - called America and "great" Britain.


You know something, I know quite a lot about your culture, your line of reasoning, the way you process your thoughts, the way you interact...I know YOU. I know you inside out, and I can understand that you hate that so much.

I have heard so many of you talk, debate, argue, express, think and rationalize...

When it comes to you, you are very meticulous about what your rights are. You are very articulate about your needs, wants and desires. You are very fastidious about what you believe is right and wrong. You demand to be heard. You request an audition. You press for answers. You seek solutions for you. You, you, you...

And above all, you whine that you need to have it all VALIDATED.

And boy do you go on a roll by stating so affirmatively - My feelings are important. What I think is crucial. Hey I have rights here. I am an individual. This is not on. This is not acceptable. I will not tolerate that. This is wrong. This is...

You do that don't you ? Yes you do.

Because you think you matter so much. You think your life is so precious and you want to make the best out of it. You believe that you are entitled to some form of Justice. You will go to any length to get what is your due. From tribunals, to courts, to the police, to whatever authority you can lay your hands on.

Your issue can be small or big, it does not matter. You are entitled. It is my right - you say to yourself.

You do that. I know you do. I KNOW YOU DO.

You are such a special individual aren't you ? So "charitable" when you need to be and so hard and pressing when necessary. You have your boundaries and limits. You have sign posts all over the place saying "don't trespass"...You are so civilized and so evolved compared to others, "lesser ones."

"Lesser ones" that you take to as objects of curiosity because you want to learn how the "other thinks and feels". As long as the other does not trespass the limits you have imposed on him. As long as the other does not tell you your truth to your face. As long as the other does not resist you and your ways.

Should the other dare to voice or complain, your dirty fingers are quick to point in his direction and your smelly moralistic tones are elevated.

You go and dig in your repertoire of do's and dont's, what is acceptable, what is not and you are shocked beyond belief that the other is not grateful to you.

You want someone in your own image. In fact you are the most fake hypocritical nations and peoples I have ever come across. And trust me, I have been around.

You can hate and oppress with impunity. You can brutalize, rape and torture with impunity. You can destroy and kill with impunity. You can ravage and ruin lives, millions of lives with impunity. You can contaminate generations to come with your acts...But you don't stop to think of your deeds. Yet you are so quick to point at the victims, at the receptacles of your own hatred, of your own injustice...

You are so good at doing that, but not with me. Not with me you motherfuckers. I know You so well. So damn well. And I know You hate it so much. And the more You hate it, the better I feel, because You are exposed to me.

You are naked in front of me. Totally naked. You stand naked with your thoughts and your deeds. Your collective thoughts and deeds. Your arrogance is there, your denial is there, your hatred is there, your crimes are there. You can't hide them from Me just as you could not hide them from this young Afghani girl. You can't hide them from the millions of Iraqis and Afghanis whose lives you have totally destroyed. TOTALLY DESTROYED.

But you want someone to validate your feelings ? Fuck you bastards. You will not get any validation from me.

You want to build bridges of understanding and forgiveness ? Fine, assholes.

Repair all the damage and bring back the innocent dead ones. Give us back our limbs, our eyes, our hands, our feet, our loved ones, our homes, our lives... Give them back WHOLE the way you took them and then we can talk about forgiveness and love.

But you can't. You will never be able to. You are only good at destroying. You are only good at wiping out what you can't have, can't possess or can't own.

No, you are not animals, you are less than animals. And if the title of that post is not suitable for you, choose your own.


Book Art : Iraqi artist, Mohammed Al Shammarei - The Key of Baghdad.

November 16, 2008

The Unfolding Nightmarish Script...


Yes I know, these are all variations on the same theme.

This is nothing but a short follow up on my American-Iranian Long Horror film, which I ask you to read again, to refresh your memories.

I did say in that post that I dreamt of Ahmadinejad moving around in oil sleek Basra with no bodyguards as if it was his own territory. Did I not ? Do you know when I had that dream ? In August. I dared not speak about it, lest it comes true. But guess what ? It is coming true...

Read the short article below reproduced via Uruknet. And read ALL of it.

Two Shi'ite lawmakers have called for a referendum on turning the oil-rich province of Basra in southern Iraq into a mini-state.

The push signals a renewed effort by Shi'ites to grant regions self-rule in what would be a federalist system of government.

Sunnis oppose the idea, fearing it could lead to the country's eventual break up or isolate them from oil wealth concentrated in mainly Shi'ite and Kurdish areas.

Sheik Kheir-Allah al-Basri, a Shi'ite lawmaker from a small secular party, sought to ease such fears on Saturday, arguing that the push for autonomy is not a "secessionist motion".

Wail Abdul-Latif, another secular lawmaker from Basra, argued that granting regions more power would give Iraq's political process "more chances for stability."

He added that they have collected some 35,000 signatures from supporters in the region to press the electoral commission to hold a referendum on an autonomous region.

The idea of creating a federalist system in Iraq is expected to play a prominent role in the country's provincial elections, which are to be held before January 31, and the three largest Shi'ite parties have used the issue in their fight to win supporters ahead of the vote.

The largest bloc - the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council - strongly backs the creation of a nine-province autonomous region.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's Dawa Party and the movement headed by radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr both oppose the proposal, arguing it poses a threat to national unity.

The region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq already enjoys self-rule.



And while some of you are still basking in the Obama post-orgasmic glow, I want to remind you of something I wrote in June 2008 regarding Iran and the American administration.

Talking about the American-Iraqi agreement, SOFA this is what I said.

"... high ranking sources in Iran have the perception that this is what Bush is looking for and that the recent moves by the Sadrists and Sistani in Iraq who supposedly "oppose" this deal are part of Iran's pressure on Bush to tell him that if he badly needs this agreeement with Iraq, he will have to sign with Iran a COMPREHENSIVE deal"

Obama the Booma wins the elections, and the first thing he does, apart from having J.Biden and M.Albright, the Iraqi baby killer on board, he makes inflammatory speeches about fighting terrorism in Afghanistan where the Talibans are winning.

And who is he going to ask for help in his fight against "terrorists" in Afghanistan? Iran of course. (article here)

If Obama calls on Iran to help him win the war in Afghanistan, do you think that has no price tag attached ? Don't you think that perhaps Obama's "gift" to Iran is part of that comprehensive deal that I referred to above ?

And what is that comprehensive deal, apart from the Iranian nuclear dossier ? Southern Iraq. Yes Southern Iraq.


Re-read that article. The argument for a independent state of Basra, read Southern Iraq, is "more political stability." That was/is Biden's argument.

But I thought we had stability in Iraq with Maliki and the surge no ?
So what are they telling us now - that if this does not go through, there will be more carnage, of Sunnis in particular ? Like what ? Have the ARAB Sunni population dwindle down from 55% to less than 20% to 0% ?

And read what the rest of the article says - It says that Maliki and Muqtada Al-Sadr supposedly oppose the secessionist plan. Do you know why they oppose it, IF they truly oppose it that is. Because Maliki desperately needs to stay in power, and he knows all too well that if this plan goes through prematurely, sectarian strife will erupt again in Iraq. He needs more to time to pacify things and hand it over in a proper fashion to Iran. Don't forget he has the Kurds on his back, pushing for a fully fledged independent state and Iraqi Christians running away from Kurdish persecution. As for Sadr, he would like to come back into the political limelight with more force and finish off the few Sunnis and Christians that are left in the arena. It is very possible that we might witness another inter Shiite front developing between Maliki's DAWA party and the Sadrists of Muqtada - yet again. This latter has reorganized his militia to supposedly "fight the occupation".
This possible alliance between the Dawa and the Sadrists remains to be seen and I do not exclude it. Call it the race for power.

Meanwhile I can assure you that a great majority of the Iraqis in exile have no inclination whatsoever to live under sectarian fascist Shiite rule nor under Iranian rule, nor under American rule. So whatever the outcome, we are out of the game. Better be safe than sorry as they say.

But the biggest question remains, and this is something I will really have to tackle in my future posts - Why has Zionist America propped Iran to become a regional superpower in the Arab World ? Anyone vying for the gates of Mecca by any chance ?

Think about it, until we "meet" again. Insh'Allah.

Book Art : Iraqi artist, Mohammed Al-Shammarei . Stamp, 2005