January 31, 2010

URGENT UPDATE : Iraqi Female Writer/Blogger Hiba Al-Shamaree.

Following my previous post here, I just received  fresh information regarding Hiba Al-Shamaree, the fellow Iraqi woman writer/blogger who has been kidnapped/arrested by the Iraqi forces on the 20th of January 2010 in the Sayyediya neighborhood in Baghdad.

Her sister has just updated her blog with the following :

Hiba Al-Shamaree is arrested and detained by Baghdad's security forces on the charges of supporting the Iraqi Resistance (through her writings), she will be presented to the Criminal/Penal Court...

I am now authorized by Hiba to reveal her true identity to you.


Her name : Hanan Ali Ahmad Al Mashadani
Age : 33 years old
Profession: Doctor in Ophtalmology


The charges pressed against her : Inciting to violence and supporting the Resistance and according to informed sources this is a charge that falls under the clause of Terrorism as per the Iraqi law.


Hiba lived in Amman with us, but she insisted on going to Baghdad on a humanitarian mission/assignment, for a project financed by an Indian NGO called HMOK and which dealt with deaf and mute Iraqi children. Hiba was working as a consultant for this  Indian NGO.


They discovered her pen name Hiba Al Shamaree because when they arrested her she had her laptop with her which they confiscated and they saw the articles she has been posting on her blog.

Signed Huda Al Shamaree, sister of the doctor and writer Hiba Al Shamaree.


End of Message.


PLEASE, THIS IS AN URGENT PLEA -- THEY WILL DESTROY HER. THEY WILL PUT HER THROUGH THE MOST HORRENDOUS OF TORTURES, including RAPE.  I KNOW WHAT AM TALKING ABOUT. I KNOW. 


PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE HELP. 


CONTACT ANYONE YOU CAN. HIBA'S ONLY CRIME IS HOLDING A BLOG. THAT'S ALL.


 SOMETHING MUST BE DONE. YOU CAN'T LET A 33 YEAR OLD WOMAN DOCTOR BE RAPED, TORTURED AND KILLED THAT WAY. BECAUSE KILLED SHE WILL BE . 


YOU CAN'T LET HER DIE  THAT WAY -- JUST BECAUSE OF A BLOG. SHE WAS IN BAGHDAD FOR THAT INDIAN NGO, ON A HUMANITARIAN ASSIGNMENT FOR DEAF AND MUTE IRAQI CHILDREN. THIS IS NOT A TERRORIST/CRIMINAL ACT -- HELPING DEAF AND MUTE CHILDREN. 


HER BLOG IS JUST A BLOG. SHE HOLDS NO GUNS, SHE HAS NO WEAPONS, SHE IS NOT AFFILIATED TO ANY TERRORIST GROUP. SHE JUST HAD HER PEN.


PLEASE HELP HER, PLEASE HELP US.


DISTRIBUTE THIS AS WIDELY AS POSSIBLE.--   HRW, AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL, THE RED CROSS, U.N, ANYONE AND EVERYONE...


YOU OWE IT TO US, YOU BROUGHT "DEMOCRACY" TO IRAQ, YOU OWE IT TO US. YOU OWE IT TO SAVE THIS YOUNG IRAQI  WOMAN'S LIFE.

January 29, 2010

English Garbage.



English Garbage has not changed since the colonial days, since the days of Her Majesty's Empire, for Garbage remains Garbage. The proof, look at not so Great Britain today - a mere lapdog, a poodle, a verminous puppy at America's beck and call. Garbage remains Garbage.

England, the UK, not so Great Britain, I will use those terms interchangeably. For me they are all the same and point to the same. The snake's head, the viper's head has become its tail. In Arabic we say "rass al haya el Ingles". The snake's head are the English...today we say "thayl al haya el Ingles" today they are its tail.

And a tail you sure have become, they keep wagging you...but between the head and the tail, garbage remains garbage. It's like there is the surface of a garbage bin and the bottom of a garbage bin and you happen to be at the bottom of the bin.

Oh, all those plums in arse (ass for the yanks) exclamations around the Inquiry, oh the Inquiry par excellence.. Oh much obliged for your fucking inquiries....seven years down the line.

So what are you inquiring your ladyships and esquires of my arse ?  Oh the legality or illegality of Iraq's occupation. And all those little English turds are getting so excited today, with "goodness gracious Blair is lying". Said with an impeccably placid cold face, those same cold faces that betray nothing, not even the flimsiest of emotions, very much like the face of a psychopath caught in the middle of a slaughterous, sanguienous act...

Constricted, restricted and chronically constipated, from head to toes, those prime and proper spastic Brits voice their little indignations, a mouse's squeak from a rat hole..."Oh he is lying"...Oh really ?

"He should apologize to the families of the men who died in an unnecessary war" they say with clenched teeth and pursed lips - of course the families here are those of the stinking 179 or so English lads, the buggers in Her Majesty's uniform, who went for some  "some jolly good fun", in Babylon...sodomizing, buggering, their way through in search for Weapons of Mass Destruction and buggering their way through our "liberation", pissing on the "locals" expiating archaic inferiority complexes, poking them with spikes and rifles, battering a few till death after some good old shagging the English way --  bend over, bottoms up -- the perfect training from Eaton to Sandhurst....the time long, perennial fascination with the Oriental arse...

Yes Tony Blair, do apologize for your filth of a people...apologize to them because they voted for you TWICE, and this is the dark flip side of the coin you will not be hearing in the tumultuous collective mousy English squeaks.

And make sure no one apologizes to us, no one. We don't want your apologies. You can shove your apologies up the English arses. Families of 1.5 Iraqis murdered by lies and silence, don't want your apologies. Neither do they want your toilet paper editorials, à la Jonathan Steele, à la vermin Patrick Cockburn. Nor do we want your sympathy or indignation. We desire none of that.

Disgenuious and perfidious to the bone, we already know what mud you are made of...remember ?! We remember all too well...Africa and India remember too...one thing in your favour, you can't be forgotten.

An Iraqi journalist told the Arabic Fox news "Al-Jazeera", he said "A liar is still a liar, removing Saddam had done little to help ordinary Iraqis. Before 2003 there were problems with security, infrastructure and services, and people died because of the sanctions, but after 2003 there are major disasters...after six years or seven years there is no success on the ground, in any aspect."

But you don't care about truth or success being the mediocre poodles of Empire. What you care about is buggering, sodomizing the Iraqis. This is what you really care about. You care about destruction, plundering and murder for the sake of murder...a collective Jack the Ripper. You care about regime change because Saddam was a "tyrant who threatened the world". The only tyrants, the only psychopaths I see are You.

Rooted, ingrained and embedded -- in lies and hypocrisy, in your all too familiar double talk, two faced masks, in your deep almost genetic envy that goes by the name of "fascination", in your deep insecurity blacked out in drunken brashness, in your prudish victorian impotence gulped down in pints of liquor, in your patronizing, paternalistic, condescending demeanor, something you have never been able to shake off, something part and parcel of your natural, non existent pathetic selves...

Unhygienic, filthy, unwashed, stinking to the core, debauched and decadent, hiding your sick perversions behind the facade of "proper" and "civilized". How many a times did I hear those words uttered from behind your stenchful breaths, with your stiff upper lip, with your immobilized faces, with your paralyzed affect...

And how many a times have I seen you walk with arrogance, smugness and know it all, teaching down the "natives" what proper conduct is, dressed in your cheap suits, your British Home Stores bargains, wearing the same shirts, socks and shoes for weeks... miser, niggardly, grabbing free meals whenever you can, beggarly counting pennies, using and profiteering behind this polished veneer of "civility", feigning your way through...smirking and backbiting like street hookers when no one is watching only to redress your pitiful selves the minute you are seen...for the aura of English untouchability needs to be preserved at all costs, while your filth seeps through the cracks of your mendacious beings...

The garbage of the Old Word in the ancient lands of Mesopotamia - this is my gift to you.


Picture : Garbage with a thousand freed Iraqi seagulls hovering above...

January 28, 2010

DEAD URGENT : Iraqi Woman-Hiba Al Shamaree Writer/Blogger Missing.

What is the American Plan for Iraq ? 2.



I did say I will continue this post...and you've had several days now to think about that question - What is the American plan for Iraq ?

Thus far I have not received any answers. That is quite strange, bearing in mind all the palaver, all the media propaganda, all the paid websites, all the paid bloggers, singing to the chorus of Democracy...and still not one reply to a very simple question...

I will pick up where I left off...and I find myself repeating myself like a parrot, and it still amazes me, that 7 years down the line, the majority of people are still totally clueless...

It still amazes that since our day of "liberation", when I remind people with figures, they look baffled...and shake their heads in disbelief, unable to comprehend, as if I am talking Chinese...

The American plan for Iraq so far has given the following; again to freshen you up even though I full know that it is a fruitless endeavor but I will repeat it again and again, for the record :

From 2003 - present

* 1.5 Million Dead (Lancet report)
* 200'000 reported missing (official)
* 2 Million Maimed at least (official)
* 5 Million Exiled and Internally displaced (official)
* 2 Million widows (official figure)
* 4.5 - 5 Million Orphans (official)


I am NOT including in the above, the number of those imprisoned, in the thousands, nor the number of those who have been/are tortured...not knowing if they have survived or are dead by now...

And bear in mind that I am NOT covering the period preceding 2003, the 13 years of sanctions, of embargo where 1.5 Million Iraqis died as a consequence, out of which half a million Iraqi children.

Nor am I including the ongoing slow death, the agony of victims of Depleted Uranium, in the thousands...

Nor am I including other slow deaths because of lack of access to medical care, hospitals in shambles due to corruption and so called reconstruction money being stolen, due to poverty and unemployment of about 50% if not more , all since 2003...

If I take any illiterate person and show them these figures, and ask them what do they think, they will call it -- Genocide.

In 7 years, the US and its Iranian backed government have managed to kill, maim, exile more than what Israel has done in 60 years...This is a truth no one wants to look at. No one wants to look at neither from the so called anti-Zionist lot, nor from those who sang to the tunes of Freedom and Democracy.

Come to think of it, it is utterly shameful that I spend so much time repeating myself, as some innocent person in a court room, trying to prove his innocence...repeating facts 7 years down the line...one would have thought that at least through this virtual medium there would have been mass mobilization, a cyber revolution of indignation (at least that) around Iraq.

But no such thing happened, nor is it about to happen, despite the fact that on a daily basis, DAILY basis there are explosions, bombs, killed Iraqis, maimed Iraqis, abducted Iraqis, tortured Iraqis, detained Iraqis, executed Iraqis, kidnapped Iraqis....DAILY since 2003 - since the "liberation from the Tyrant"

The ONGOING SILENCE, the complicit silence is WORSE than the crime...

Let me not get carried away with too much "emotionalism", for yours are the voices of logic, proof, evidence, and reason...

So getting back to the figures above. What would you call that ? This is exactly what is taking place since 2003, since the day of the American invasion and occupation of Iraq. So what do you call that ?

So what is the American plan for Iraq ?

Until I get to hear your reply, I shall continue with part 3 hopefully...even though I have told you before -- ask the right question, the right answer will immediately pop up.


Painting: Iraqi artist, Adel Dawood.

January 25, 2010

R & R Cruising....



There are many things I really need to write about.

1) Continue my post on the American plan in Iraq. Today over 3 bomb blasts, over 30 Iraqis dead, the execution of Ali Hassan Al Majeed, and a confirmation of a ban on secular and Sunni electoral candidates. So you had enough time to think about what the American plan for Iraq is. So what is it ? No one has managed to answer that question yet...and don't you dare utter the word democracy in front of me.


2) I also need to write about the disgraceful role of Al-Jazeera both English/Arabic in parroting American/Iranian propaganda in as far as Iraq is concerned. Remind me to do that will you ? This media outlet, behind its high tech, professional veneer and polished facade, is playing a dirty role in promoting and giving further credence to the American, Iranian, Israeli discourse around Iraq. And I am not going to let you off the hook either Al-Jazeera.
Until I get to that, I urge you readers to LEARN HOW TO READ articles, read between the lines, watch out for omissions, distortions, half truths....Once you learn how to do that - you will learn how to spot and nip false propaganda in the bud, especially coming from so called "unbiased objective sources." And you Al Jazeera -- this is what I have to say to you for now - at least with Fox news, people know what they are dealing with. But you keep proving that you are nothing but a hypocritical polished version of an Arab Fox news. Shameful lot.
But I will still use your reports and articles when I find it necessary to do so, and not necessarily in your favor either. Which brings me to tonight's subject...


3) Cruising.

A Boat Cruise, a Caribbean Boat cruise. A Caribbean boat cruise in Haiti. Oh Yeah! You know, the usual R & R.

How I hate hearing that abbreviation from your ugly mouths, with that horrid, fucked up accent of yours. R & R. Rest and Relaxation cruising in Haiti.

Haiti has nothing to do with Iraq ? You are so damn wrong. Haiti has everything to do with Iraq.

I see the same tragedy, the same misery, the same displaced bodies, the same mass graves where hundreds of victims from Shiite death squads lay rotting, the same lost faces and eyes, the same exodus, the same despair...I also see the same evil, vile, vicious hands of human trafficking groping and grabbing in the chaos, in particular the trafficking of orphaned children exactly the same way it was done in Iraq. And it is still happening in Iraq, but you are quiet about it. So quiet about it. Why ? Maybe because the criminal trafficking rings pass by Iran when smuggled out of Baghdad...
At least in Haiti there are child brigades being set up. In Baghdad, from 2003 till this day, children are smuggled out daily, and not one brigade stops them...but since they pass by Iran, that is perfectly alright...

I have no words to describe your heinous silence...and I have no words to describe your vile complicity in those crimes - your cover up for Iran.

You disgust me. Truly disgust me. And the chances are if I ever met you in person, I would spit in your faces. And hopefully I will never meet you in person. Having to deal with you depraved lot online is more than sufficient.

But I don't want to ruin your R & R, your Rest & Relaxation for now. So let's go cruising together...shall we ?

But before we go cruising together, let's watch this together...





So is it controversial cruising in Haiti for R & R ? Some of you may feel guilty getting off that boat, but the majority did not...

Anchored in hot sands, surrounded by coconut trees, tanning your pink pot bellies and lizard skins in the warm Caribbean January sun...sipping your cocktails to the sound of Calypso music...

Why not indeed, you have given yourself a clean conscience after all. You are helping the local economy, buying a few tourist gadgets here and there, and donating a couple of meals...while still earning that long awaited holiday, because you paid for it...you deserve it, you worked so hard and so long...and what's a catastrophe with 150'000 dead, just a few kilometers away...it's nothing. It's nothing because you are the good white man and woman, who paid a couple of dollars in tips, and contributed to the reconstruction of a slave's sweat shop...

The video poses the so called ethical question, that Westerners always like to toy with, in order to come off as some morally clean lot -- Controversy.

So is it or is it not ethical ? Not as long as you pay a couple of dollars...now you can feel much better about yourselves, and those "poor miserable" Haitians, plagued by dictatorships and corruption....whitewashing your role, your collective responsibility, your actions, your contributions, your apathy, your ignorance, your silence... in turning this country into rubble.... Who me ? He/she says with indignation. Yes You. But for that you need to read history, and history was never your forte...having none yourselves.

Having no roots and no assl...Assl in Arabic means origins. And in Arabic assl means not just origins, not just roots, but traceability, continuity, and it entails a sense of decency, honor and dignity in being human...I am not sure I can say the same about you lot.

That is why I call you in Arabic " Bala Assl " - without origins, without roots, without decency, without dignity and without honor...

Controversy ? What controversy ?! There is no controversy. You could have gotten off that fucking boat of yours, donated your two dollars and fucked off back again to some other island, without having to show those famished eyes, your porky pink skin and your protruding abdomens, filled with garbage, the garbage that you ingest daily, right from the way up, right from your non existent brains down to your ugly guts....

You could have had a tiny bit of decency, human decency to get the fuck off, a bit of respect, a tiny bit of respect and not linger there for days already...

I have a blog called Layla Anwar's Kitchen, where I share food recipes, I did not have the stomach to update it since the Haitian tragedy. And that is only a blog. But you, on the other hand, have no qualms about barbecuing and partying on Death's corpses, while cruising in the January sun...and maybe picking up a couple of orphans, while at, for R & R.

Can you imagine a group of Haitians, cruising, partying in one of your States, like when you were hit by some Katrina...you would have called them depraved savages, with that ugly stinking shit accent of yours...but for you, there are different ethical codes, different standards, a different morality -- and in your politically correct garbage verbiage -- you call that a mere "controversy".

Fuck what an ugly people you are...there are no words to describe you...no words at all.


OK, am done cruising with you, you junk people. I have had my R & R for tonight...hope you enjoyed our time together...till we meet again in some other Made in a White Man's Land tragedy...


Painting : Iraqi female artist, Suzanne El-Sheikhly, 1974.

The Face of Evil...

Another long sleepless night...I thought I'd check for the latest news, I really wish I had not.

This is something I can't remain indifferent to, this is something  I must denounce, and this is something you must actively fight as well.

The Face of Evil is what you need to fight. The Face of Evil and his nick name is VIOLENCE against WOMEN. It must be stopped by any means. ANY MEANS.

I have said it before and will repeat it again, Violence against women kills more women than wars, disease and accidents combined.

Violence in its most brutal, cruel, evil, sadistic form was seen in the New Iraq, where women were raped, tortured in the most abject of ways, mutilated in their genitals, some by the Shiite militias and some were prisoners of Abu Ghraib and suffered rape and torture by your American brave boys. I even mentioned the story of one Iraqi woman I know of, who can no longer walk because she was repeatedly raped by your brave shits and then had both legs tied apart until her pelvic bone exploded... And yes that is true.

I also mentioned acid attacks on women in Iraq, we did not have this before our liberation, we did not have this during the reign of the "tyrant", we had none of this during the "brutal dictatorship".

Violence against Women MUST STOP BY ANY MEANS.

From rape, to torture, to abuse, to battering, to harassment, to acid burning, to trafficking, to honor killings to whatever.... IT MUST BE STOPPED.


There is one remarkable woman, by the name of Musarat Musbah, a Pakistani woman who alone is helping women victims, victims because touched by the Face of Evil. Her foundation is called Smile Again. All my respects and support to you dear Lady.


Now you watch what the Face of Evil looks like.







Article here

January 24, 2010

What is the American Plan for Iraq ?

Can anyone answer that question ? Not answer it just off the top of their heads and blurt out the usual garbage that we have been hearing since 2003, but answer it by looking at the full picture from 2003 until this very day...

Politics are not about who says what and when only, politics are about taking an eagle's view of a situation, about understanding the agenda behind political decisions and statements, about understanding who, what, where the key players are from, who do they serve, what is their agenda so on and so forth...

Political naivety does not pay. Political immaturity is deadly. Political faith/trust in who says what and when is idiocy.

Sure it is important to connect dots, have an eye for details, but the question remains, what is the overall plan, and what are the best ways of achieving it. This is what one should look for when attempting to answer the above question.

I can't go through ALL of the events, pretexts and actions that took place since 2003, the date of Iraq's invasion and occupation. This is a monumental task fit for a book not a blog. But what I can do is briefly resume the main points, as they have been unfolding for 7 years now...

But before I do so, I need to issue a warning here.

The first thing to do is to break that image, that myth, that most people hold in their heads, namely that the American neocons policy towards Iraq as embodied by Bush and Co is strategically different from the so-called Democrats as embodied by Obama and that consequently the aims are different. This is a MYTH. A political myth grown out of some false loyalty to a belief that the Democrats are fundamentally different from the Republicans in American politics.

So in this hopefully short post because I will try to keep it short as I maintain and argue that the American strategy/policy towards Iraq has remain unchanged, and contrary to naive popular belief, it is unfolding along a clear concise continuum, i.e continuity in plan.

So let's roll back, to 2003 first.

The Americans gave the following reasons for their invasion and occupation of Iraq and which has cost us millions of dead and maimed in 7 years and I shall take it point by point.

1) the presence of Weapons of Mass Destruction
2) Links between Saddam Hussein, and his government with Al-Qaeda
3) Saddam Hussein was a threat to his neighbors
4) Saddam Hussein and his government have committed crimes against the people of Iraq
5) Saddam Hussein and his government are a tyrannical form of government

so the plan unfolded... and

6) removal of Saddam Hussein and regime change, debaathification, and the disintegration of the previous State apparatus including the army, so a "New Democratic Iraq" can be born.

7) for the New democratic Iraq to be born and for regime change to be radically effective, from its roots up, America called on the Shiites of Iraq, many of whom had clear Iranian affiliations, some were even born in Iran and they were put in power by the Americans.
The ideological justifications given for for this political decision was a) Shiites were oppressed in Iraq, (all the Jews of the White House harped on that and continue to harp on that, including the leftists of America like Chomsky and his followers) and it was Sunnis that ruled brutally. b)The other justification given for radical regime change was that the Kurds have been brutally repressed and murdered by Saddam and his government and a thousand stories were concocted to that effect. For both a) and b) to be credible, i.e a massive black propaganda campaign was run against Saddam, his government and the Baath party until this very day,7 years on.

This campaign both by the Shiite government, by the Kurds, the Americans, the Iranians, the Israelis is done with the aim of ensuring that NEVER AGAIN would a Saddam Hussein, an ARAB Baath party rise to power again. You need to keep that in mind. Because I will get back to it And by ARAB Baath, I mean a SECULAR, PROGRESSIVE, ARAB IDEOLOGY as was encapsulated by the Baath party and not just a political party as such.

8) once the above was achieved, it was necessary to give a rational, a plausible excuse to have a full Shiite government in Iraq and ensure its continuity. Thus came the Sammarra bombing, which sparked a deadly sectarian war, in which the Sunnis of Iraq, the Arabs of Iraq were decimated by Iranian backed militias and by Iranians and Americans plus a whole group of spies, agents and contractors. The targets were Iraqi Arabs, scientists, academics, doctors, army men, etc...

The aim was to ensure the cultural, intellectual, political, identity cleansing of Iraq...and ensure that Iraq's human assets and consequently institutions like centers of learning, hospitals, etc...be completely and radically destroyed. Thus keeping the Iraqi people in a state of chronic backwardness. And crush whatever pride the Iraqis had in being able to develop their own country like they did in the past under the ARAB Baath. In other words, a blow to the Iraqi Head, so that it can NEVER RISE UP AGAIN. This is to put it simply.

9) once the above was successfully achieved, no without resistance though, hence the forming of the Awakening councils to strangulate the Resistance and the use of "Al-Qaeda" to plant a state of permanent terror. So once that was achieved, a so called election took place that gave a semblance of a legitimacy to an all Shiite government with clear ties and loyalties to Iran and at the same time strengthening the Kurds in the North and expanding their military influence all the way to Kirkuk and Mosul.

10) At that point in time, which was around 2007/2008, the Americans clearly spoke of a partition of Iraq due to it's unruly nature. The partition plan was a South, a Center and a North, the main protaganist for that partition plan was J.Biden the democrat.

11) When the Americans choose those Shiites to represent the New Iraq, they were fully aware of their ties and loyalties to Iran. The American army in Iraq is still fully aware that those Shiite parties and their militias take orders directly from Iran. This is a very important point, it is a crucial point to keep remembering. I cannot stress it enough.

12) When Maliki from the all Shiite DAWA party came to power and Obama won the elections, the tide apparently turned, so did the discourse, and there was talk of a) a reconciliation process b) a US troop withdrawal by 2012. Meanwhile security agreements were signed between the US and the Shiite Iraqi government in the Green Zone (one clause is no military action on Iran) and in parallel, a massive privatization campaign took and is taking place, with bids and tenders being grabbed by Western firms, be it in the oil or other industries.
In parallel, the Kurds are consolidating their power in the North, in Kirkuk and Mosul, with mass ethnic cleansing and displacement of non Kurds. And they also started signing bilateral deals to sell the oil from the Northern fields.

13) The Americans felt and still believe that those who could serve their political and economic interests best in Iraq and further down the line in the ARAB region are the Shiites with clear loyalty to Iran and the Kurds with clear loyalty to Israel.

14) Maliki's false attempts at national reconciliation failed, because the nature of Shiite sectarianism cannot allow for any political reconciliation and because any true attempt at national reconciliation and welcoming the Arabs of Iraq and in particular the Sunnis and the Secular forces into the political process poses a DIRECT THREAT to both Iran and Israel.

In other words, keeping the Shiite nature of the government in Iraq and its clear sectarianism is essential for both Iran and Israel. Israel knows that Shiites who are majority loyal to Iran pose no ideological or non ideological threat to it, and it is most important for Iran to continue its grip over Iraq and its political institutions to ensure the continuity of Shiite rule in Iraq, and its power grip at least insofar as the South and the Center of the country are concerned, while at the same time politically backing the Kurds in the North.

15) The Americans on the ground in Iraq and in the White House, know very well that this is currently the balance of power in Iraq. The idea that there is a non official partitioning i.e clear cut geographical areas, like the South, the Center and the North is most welcomed, because that was the original plan to start with.

But a plan needs finishing touches. The finishing touches to work on are still in the North where the Kurds, US and Iraqi forces are meeting with Resistance and in the center, namely the Anbar province and Baghdad. The grip is not complete yet. The demographic changes as a result of massive ethnic/sectarian cleansing, displacement and exile, have not given the exactly desired results, because somewhere along the line, Iraqis are resisting the idea of being partitioned. This is also another important point to remember.

And this is where I shall hopefully pick upon in part 2 and tie it the latest events, 7 years on -- i.e the banning of Secular, Iraqi ARAB, and Sunnis from the upcoming elections as an extra piece of evidence, proof to all what I have written above.

to be continued ...

January 23, 2010

Iraq - That Old Hag from Mesopotamia.


Frankly the subject of Iraq makes me very nauseous. It is not Iraq the concept but Iraqis that make me violently ill....and in second lieu, the Arabs make me violently ill, by Arabs I mean all Arabs including Palestinians...

Their discourses make me ill, their blog posts make me ill, their ideas make me ill, their anal-ysis make ill, their articles make me ill...

I am as ill as Iraq. And like someone tied down by a long convalescence, waiting for a final prognosis, I want to occasionally throw up from over medication...the medication of anal-ysis, dialysis, paralysis.

These articles, discourses, anal-ysis, are like cheap generics, self made and concocted in some kitchen, in some toilet, infected with parasites, and they make my stomach churn...

Mediocre copies of the real thing...not even. Slogans thrown here and there, balls exploding with narcissistic pride and stats reviews, sudden out of nowhere experts on the matter...ego trippers masturbating over their publicized names, ignorant clueless authorities on the subject, last minute political opportunists latching on...the whole scene is as a vile as an emergency room where corpses lie piled up, one on top of another...having reached their final diagnosis.

Iraq is very ill, a patient on a death bed - shoot the morphine, intravenous needles stuck up her arteries and plastic tubes dangling from an empty bag filled with words...

Iraq is ill...very ill...her temperature rising, feverishly hot and sometimes hypothermic like some anonymous cadaver tucked in an icy morgue...waiting for a final burial.

Doctors surround her death bed -- quacks and charlatans, whose names are listed in secret files in America, Iran, England, Israel...

Strange names, who are these people ? She used to call them "Huthala", scum in Arabic, below scum...and today they are treating her...on a hospital bed, the murderer is a doctor, and the nurse its torturer...

Doctors from Iraq, from Iran, from Israel, from Ze Lebanon, from Palestine, rush to her bed and gag her with more bandages that they shove down her throat, down her abdomen, into her intestines...quickly replacing the empty bag full of words with one full of blood...

A host of bacteria, virus, fungus, gather as opportunistic secondary infections around her...

Surgeons are called in, different nationalities, ready to butcher, with no gloves and no anesthesia. until the pus fills her up...amputate here, amputate there, remove this, excise that,...

Unbelievable, defying all laws, she is still breathing, she is still resisting...the Iraq concept, that old hag from Mesopotamia.


Picture : Ishtar's head.

January 21, 2010

ALERT - ALERT - ALERT !

I have no time to finish part 2 of the Uncomfortably Awake previous post. ALL is uncomfortable...

The most urgent pieces of news you need to retain for this morning :

- First and foremost, there is a killing spree against IRAQI CHRISTIANS IN MOSUL. My very informed sources tell me that those behind the killings are the KURDS. The Archbishop of Mosul is urging for patience in the face of Genocide. Viva American Freedom & Democracy.

- Second piece of news, there are very serious death threats being issued regularly against the 500 or so members (mainly Sunni Arabs) who have been excluded from the up coming elections and who belong to the Salih Al-Mutlak bloc of the National Accord Front. First on the list is Saleh Al-Mutlaq himself. Viva American Freedom & Democracy.

- Third piece of news. IRAN, bloody Iran is behind the exclusion of those 500 or so members, it is not in the interest of Iran to have a secular party win the elections, a secular party that is clearly anti-Iran. Iran is doing its utmost, its very best to guarantee that these candidates be erased and if possible finished off for good. The ones who are carrying IRAN's dirty work are of course the Shiite parties, and the Justice and Accountability committee led by Ahmed Chalabi even though he is not in the forefront of the picture. The bogus allegations of Baathism are just bogus, these are just excuses to ensure that IRAQ never, ever, recuperates its ARAB IDENTITY. Viva American Freedom & Democracy.

- Fourth piece of news, point 3 above, is most welcomed by the KURDS who are allergic to the Arab Identity of Iraq as well and who per the ISRAELI agenda are making sure that this never happens. In other words, The KURDS are also blocking the secular party and its candidates. Viva American Freedom & Democracy.

- Fifth point, from what I have gathered, the Americans have reached a point where they will encourage this political "laissez faire " with a hands off policy, thus providing a ripe fertile terrain for another cycle of "Constructive/Creative Chaos" - Viva American Freedom & Democracy.

The MOST urgent thing right now is to mobilize against the Killing of our IRAQI CHRISTIANS.

So all decent Christians of the West, you are to mobilize, denounce and take action against the killings of our CHRISTIAN BROTHERS in Iraq by none other than the forces of Freedom and Democracy, and by the American weapons that have Biblical codes engraved on them...

End of morning bulletin. And don't forget - Viva American Freedom & Democracy !

January 19, 2010

Uncomfortably Awake. 1



What a start to the day! What a start.

Yesterday I promised myself that I will break that pattern - the pattern of long sleepless nights, where I feel am constantly jet lagged even though my butt has not moved from my chair.
I said to myself, "ya Layla - be normal again please" So I struck a deal with my alter ego, that commanding voice of reason and promised it that I will hit the sack early, like real early...like 11 pm is real early for me. I also promised that imperious voice of normality that I shall not come close to my computer before retreating to sleep. Finally, I thought to myself, a full night sleep, no nightmares, no thoughts cogitating in my head about Iraq, Haiti, Afghanistan, Gaza, Iran, the world...just a normal, benign night....and lo and behold, I kept to my promise.

Never mind that I woke up startled, feeling am missing something important only two hours later, then forced myself to slumber again, only to wake up another two hours later...I realized that my plan had failed but still, I was happy with the deal. I finally returned to my old self - the normal good girl. What an achievement.

So at the crack of dawn, I rose from a bad night sleep, went through my usual ritual, and rushed to smell my coffee brewing...all was silent around me...even birds were still fast asleep...I must have definitely accomplished the impossible . Sleep early and rise early, with about 4 hours of punctuated sleep.

With industrial quantities of coffee in hand, still a little dazed in the obscurity of dawn, I sat at my computer and do what I usually do - start the day with the news. And what a lousy way to start the day. Then check my mail. Then "attack" tweets hoping I have not missed out anything from yesterday's news...

And all that was dished out my way, this cold morning, is more news...

Haitians still scrambling for food and water, let alone the 1000's of injured with no care, a totally desperate situation to which I frankly see no way out, specially that the U.S has now found the perfect opportunity for a long term military presence under the guise of aid delivery...

News from Guantanamo, where it is all too clear that was passed for years as suicide of detainees was nothing but murder by the "strong and the free" - the murder of innocent prisoners, detained with no charges, abjectly tortured to death then mutilated to erase traces of the crime by the "strong and the free."

The news from Iraq where the Shiites from Iran are doing everything possible to ensure that only they present themselves to the forthcoming elections, by banning all secular and non Shiites representation i.e Sunnis.

Which of course lead me to remember the ongoing genocide against Arab Sunnis in Iraq, the ongoing genocide led by Iran and its Shia supporters, a genocide within the grander American genocide on the Iraqi people.

And of course that lead me to question for the 100th time the role of the filthy, despicable, depraved, perfidious Iraqis who supported and still support either the American or Iranian occupation of Iraq or both...

These filthy, rotten to the core, dishonorable, undignified traitors on CIA/Pentagon payrolls and on Iran's -- who still 7 years on, despite the holocaust, despite the destruction, despite the exile, despite the mass terror inflicted upon us by both the Americans and their Iranian counterparts, still manage to praise, justify, rationalize, propagandize, glorify either the US or Iran.

These filthy, depraved, complicit criminals calling themselves Iraqis, who made their money and fame from Iraqi blood, they live inside Iraq and outside of Iraq, they are men and women, young and old ; bloggers, journalists, so-called activists, so-called feminists, some are running NGOs, other are "analysts and experts", spokespersons...some of them are hiding in their spider holes, their rat holes in America, Europe, and elsewhere spewing more lies and more garbage, covering up the crimes, and some come to the limelight and appear in the media, having pocketed good sums of money from the murderers of Iraq, their masters. And they dare speak in the name of Iraq and Iraqis !

One day, I will list their names one by one, and who their masters are, one by one. One day I will give you historical resumés of each of one them, what they did, what they pocketed, who they contracted with, who they spied for, who paid them....and how much of their selves they sold to "make it".

Yet none of these filthy ones, these political prostitutes, these pimps for America, England, Iran, none of these brothel matrons, living in their spider holes, in their rat holes, who barked like rabid flea ridden dogs about the ills of "dictatorship", none of them returned to live in Iraq now that it is "free".

And those who did return, only did so temporarily...only returned to make more blood money... and they would leave the minute things get a little rough...in their new Iraq, their new Iraq of blood, murder, corruption, theft, prostitution, drug addiction, child trafficking, torture, rape...their new Iraq...

They are quick to return to England, America, Iran, or wherever they have set up their permanent residence, their permanent whorehouses, to sell themselves even more, checking on their bank accounts, pocketing some more and wait until things, until security gets a little better so they can return and sell more Iraqi blood...

These Iraqis, men and women, and there are plenty of them is what is really wrong with Iraq.

They are the first killers, the first criminals, the first murderers, the first accomplices, the first seeds of Death...

These are the filth, the garbage of Iraq and the dustbins of History and the pits of Hell will be their eternal abode.


I have more news from this morning wake up call...but I need to go back to sleep now. This awakening is way too uncomfortable.



Painting : Iraqi artist, Abdel Amir Alwan.

January 17, 2010

My Final Response to "Critics"



Ever since I've started blogging, I have not stopped receiving criticisms. There is always something somewhere someone is not pleased with.

Despite the fact that I've put disclaimers on all of my blogs, some still find a window of opportunity to lash their venom, one way or another...

I receive messages about every single aspect of these blogs. One does not like the layout, the other does not like the style, the third does not approve of the content, the fourth is not pleased with the language, whatever it is, they will always find a way to stick their noses in...

It can be just about anything...anything. The painting, the music, the colors, the subject matter, the style, the poetry, any fucking thing...

Listen and listen well and this is my final word on this matter. This is MY writing space and I shall write whatever I bloody well please. I owe you nothing, no justification, no explanation...it is not like I am charging the reader, it is not like I am asking for financial contributions or support, it is not like I must maintain a quota of readers to survive...I am giving it all free of charge and you don't like what you read then simply get lost. No one is forcing you to read my blog...I write for me and for the record, be it here or on the other blogs. And what I write and how I chose to write it is none of your fucking business.

You are not to write to me anymore concerning my blogs. I don't want to read what you think. I am not interested. And you shall be blocked, as simple as that.

I write about Iraq, the blood thirsty vampires get all ruffled, I should be grateful instead.

I write about fucked up America and its fucked up Americans, then this moronic bunch gets all upset, how dare I ?!

I write about Iran and its dirty mullahs and dirty militias from Baghdad to Beirut, passing by Yemen and Iran's lovers get all twisted.

I write about Al-Qaeda and my thoughts on it and I have 10000 hits from the same source, trying to read in between the lines to see if I am supporting "terrorism".

I make allusion to Islam and I have the fucked up leftists and atheists on my back because I dared mention Islam in a favorable light.

If I dare say anything negative about Arab and Muslim societies then I get the radical fanatics bearded retards on my back, how dare a woman speak !

I mention sex, then am a nymphomaniac, an Arab woman mentioning sex must be a whore.

I write about the West and the Westerners get offended, how dare I talk about their so called "civilization" or lack thereof...

I can't write about other nationalities, races, religions or beliefs because I need to be "sensitive". Once I mentioned the word black magic and some Jesus freak wrote a whole post about what a sinner I am...

I write about personal experiences and observations but then am not being "objective."

I have a go at men, and Arab men and Eastern men in particular, and these moronic retards get their egos so crushed by a few lines...

I talk about stupid women who allow themselves to be treated like shits and the women get all flustered and aggrieved for my "lack of feminism"

I mention the fucked up youth and their arrogance, and all those juveniles swarm out of the woodwork and cry foul...

I can't mention gays because they get all sensitive about it.

I post music, I get messages that they don't like it.

I write a poem, I get unsolicited advice as to how it should have been composed instead.

I am told how to present my sentences, how to lay out paragraphs and even when to put a fucking comma...


If I take into account every single whim, caprice, belief, hang up, complex, desire, expectation...of every single one who visits my site, I will have to stop writing...

In other words, I am not here to win your approval, nor to massage your egos, nor to confirm your existing beliefs, nor to rub you the right way, nor satisfy you, nor to have you like or love me....

I am here for me...and me alone.

And let's face it, if you are ruffled by my writings, I must have struck a few chords of truth somewhere...besides if you take it personally, then you must have identified with something, somewhere, along the lines...

You need not approve, like, bless, agree, love... anything I say or the way I express what I need to express. I am not asking any of that from you.

But what I am clearly asking of you is to get the fuck off my back. I hope that is loud and clear.

And if you really insist, then - You can all go to Hell !

January 16, 2010

Traces in the Sand...

Have they managed to bury you,
bury you alive
in desert sands,
in the middle of an orange
colored night
in the midst of a
desert storm....


Erase you,
erase you and erase your traces
erase your name
your origins
and your ID


your prophets
are not from you
nor is the alphabet
they are the bastards
of history
let us find them other
roots, other fathers
away from you...


your scent is no longer
nor is your name
you are an abandoned
woman,
they stamped your expiry age
on imported cans...
replaced on shelves
of amnesia
replaced
with museums
with statues
shrouded in black cloth...


You are no longer,
the green is not green
and the white is only blood
germinating in scorched lands
germinating in hot sands...


I sniff for you
like a dog
a dog
lost in a desert storm...


Layla Anwar. Desert Storm 16/17th January 1991 -- present.

January 15, 2010

Tragedy & Irony...

When the earth shall quake with its quaking 
 And the earth shall bring forth her burdens, 
 and man shall say, ‘What ails her’
 On that day she shall tell her tidings, because thy Lord inspires her.
 On the day when men shall come up in separate bands to show their works
and he who does the weight of a dust particle of good shall see it 
and he who does the weight of a dust particle of evil shall see it 
(The Koran; Sura 99- The Earthquake)


I really can't erase those pictures from my mind...the human tragedy in Haiti is beyond anyone's imagination.

Been ardently watching the news, and more pictures are coming forth, hundreds of corpses litter the streets, survivors can still hear groans from under the rubble, families lost, people wandering in the streets not knowing where to go, survivors camping on damp grounds, for the 3rd night running...

From what I gathered, no aid has arrived. One family of 5 who lost everything, received just a small bottle of water and a piece of bread. Seems also that UN convoys are just driving by and nothing is being done despite the propaganda to the contrary...they blame it on logistics, and lack of coordination between various States and relief organizations...for me it's just politicking

There are no hospitals to treat the wounded, hundreds are still lying in their pool of blood and fractures, no pain killers, no nothing. One dispensary on the outskirts of Port au Prince received over 1000 wounded in less than 24 hours. And this is only a dispensary, with no medical equipment...

The Haitians are getting very angry, Reports of looting and gunfights over food, and in some areas of the city, the survivors made barracks out of dead bodies as a sign of protest for the lack of any forthcoming aid...

How will they survive ? no homes, no food, no water, no hospitals, no jobs, not even latrines for their basic human needs, all of that crowned with "shock and awe" and grief for the lost ones...It is a true catastrophe.

Who is to blame for that ? God, nature, global warming or politics ?

One thing for sure the Haitians that the American psycho Pat Robertson deplored as being "cursed for making a pact with the devil " ever since they kicked out the racist French colonialist, are heard chanting in theopen public spaces they are now occupying, chanting and praying  "Thank you Jesus for another day alive" . Maybe the Haitians and that fucked up American psycho Pat Robertson are not praying for the same Jesus after all...

So who is to blame ? The Haitians are not blaming God, and they have no power over nature or the accumulated effects of big corporations run by blood sucking power centers of the West and their contribution to ecological disasters, but they did have some power over their local politics...which America, that vampire America, meddled in time and time again...and for that I urge you to read the very well written article by Chris Floyd here. Plus, you may also check other articles on Haiti on Uruknet, which give some of the background information as to why this natural disaster is not only the work of "God" or nature but the work of man.

With a population living on less than 2$ a day, how can anyone expect buildings to hold when disaster strikes? And this impoverished population was indeed cursed by the devil and that devil's name is America. Had America not meddled, the chances are that the extent of the catastrophe would not be as monumental...

And amidst all of that devastation, Hilary Clinton, who had to cut short her trip to Australia, main concern was

"It is biblical, the tragedy that continues to stalk Haiti and the Haitian people," she said, adding that the outlook for Haiti had been slowly stabilising before the quake.
"We had private business beginning to make investments ... There was so much hope about Haiti's future. Hope that had not been present for years. And along comes Mother Nature and just flattens them." (source)


And if it only stopped there, Obama, your favorite president has appointed George W.Bush as a U.S "relief envoy" to Haiti.

I want to cry - I honestly do.

More irony --  the 45'000 Americans trapped in Haiti are being evacuated to Guantanamo Bay Naval base...

I am wondering will they get a chance to say hello to the innocent tortured detainees there ? Will they get to visit the cells, the animals cages where hundreds of men with no trial were kept for years, cursed by the devil...will they hear their groans and moans from behind walls just like the people of Haiti are doing right now?

And ironically, the Haiti tragedy reminded me so much of Baghdad's. Where bodies were littering the streets in hundreds, and the stench unbearable, just like in Port au Prince and they were left there in the streets for weeks...with stray dogs feeding on them...

No one filmed that, no one micro blogged about it and no convoys were sent...it was all done in silence...covered and quickly stashed away in morgues and mass graves...and people are still living in tents...and their homes are still in ruins and in rubble...Baghdad must have been cursed by the devil too...

The "relief envoy" then in Iraq and today in Haiti is one and the same...

January 14, 2010

Resistance's Many Colors...



Nothing irritates me more than those left wing jerks sitting behind their computers theorizing from the safety of their homes about who, what and how the Resistance should : be, plan, act...

Who are you to start with ? You are a nobody with a theory, with a bible that you carry like some born again fundamentalist fanatic. Your bible carries the name of Marx, Engels, Lenin or some anachronistic personality from the Bolshevik Revolution and its theoreticians..and it has NO bearing, NO influence, NO hold, NO affinity, on the one who is resisting, none whatsoever...

Then was then, now is now...before it was Red, today it is Green...

And it is no coincidence that it is Green either. It is no coincidence because the new world order as expounded in the post Soviet Union collapse - the collapse of the Red -- made it very clear that its new enemy took on a Green color.

Just before operation Desert Storm...I heard American officials talking of the Green threat and the Green flag...Mind you, Americans and their lapdogs have been entangled in Iraq ever since...Green is potent too...

So it comes as no surprise that if you fight Green, you will get Green in your face...and why not ?

After all, all these wars of imperialism that really don't fit classical imperialist theories anymore, and I know some will disagree, but I don't care how much you disagree - are waged on a majority Green people...

Iraq, Palestine, Lebanon, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia and next Sudan... They look pretty Green to me...so it is most natural to have a Resistance in the same shades...

It may very well be that the Red has proven to be a  faded color from bygone days. And the only Red I can see is that of Innocent Blood...

But hey, by all means, you can still dream on... from your boxes and behind your computers...


Painting : Iraqi artist, Salem Al-Dabbagh.

January 12, 2010

To an Iraqi Grandmother...


I can already tell this post is going to tear me apart...just evoking the word Grandma engulfs me with emotions...and memories...

I absolutely loved my grandmother...for me she was always young and old at the same time...I have a hundred stories about her...I loved her paradoxes - her innocence and her deep wisdom, her hearty laughter and her suffocated grief, her frailty and her strength, her yielding and her stubbornness, her weakness and her force...

My grandmother for me was a source of soothing comfort, of warmth, of affection, of love, of power and of blessings...she would always pray for us, all of us, her grandchildren and she prayed for me...

I remember her at different stages of her life, including her old age, when she could no longer walk, she was not that old, just her early 70's, but she saw too much in her life and that had a toll on her...

She passed away just before 2003, and however much it pains me to say so - but I am glad she did...I would hate to think of her enduring this cruel, barbaric occupation, that has spared none, not even the elderly...not even our elders, our grandparents; our grandfathers, our grandmothers...

People have a short memory, but I don't..it is all printed in images in my mind, vivid, alive and scarred...

Elderly men stripped of their clothes, made to kneel in their underwear in front of their families... they, the patriarchs and guides of the family...stripped naked...detained, tortured, electrocuted...and in some instance killed...

Elderly women humiliated, traumatized, and in many instances left with no family to care for them...no sons and no daughters...they are still there, ever since their liberation, begging in Baghdad, Amman and Damascus, sleeping on the floor, on moldy old mattresses handed to them in charity, many of them sick with no health care, with no support, sitting with their solitude and torn memories in damp dirty rooms waiting for death...awaiting its final deliverance...

I am glad that my grandma did not live to experience any of that...

How death can be merciful at times...and how the "civilized" world has made Death into a savior...for some...while they shun it, in cowardice, in fear and in anxiety -- all drowned in alcohol, drugs and sex...

A "civilized" culture that only worships forms and bodies that can produce like robots... used, abused, then thrown, dumped away in the corridors of retirement pensions and old age homes, whom none visits and none cares for...

A "civilized" culture that worships youthful bodies, on the production lines of consumer goods and consumer pornography...in the industry of profit and extracting the most in the shortest possible of time...where women in their 30's look like worn out rags from too much exposure...and where women in their 70's are cast aside for having passed their "expiry date"...abandoned and alone...

The lands of faggots, perverts, juvenile delinquents and sadists who have not washed in weeks, armed with zits, porn magazines and weapons from the "civilized" world...they walk around like Rambos, masturbating to the sight of blood of the "dirty Arabs"... pissing, shitting and shooting their way through their civilizing mission...their mission of freedom...and democracy, like the old missionaries who raped the natives in the name of God. For these godless people have no Deity, they are the dirty, backward, lustful, ignorant people that you are about to free with your urine, shit, sodomy, rape, torture and killing...

Like you do in Baghdad, like you do in Mosul, like you do in the Anbar, like you do in Basra...

Basra ;

What has Basra not seen when her Majesty's faggots, when they came marching in...the bitch boys straight from Sodom and Gomorrah, finally reclaiming the glory of Britannia ruling the waves and the desert sands...

Finally, the old rotten collective aspirations of this once a month bathing syphilitic whores of the Empire, the partisans of buggery as a way of life, the holiday makers of the good old Common Wealth -- where we can have a jolly good time fucking the locals...

Finally the collective ancient aspirations have finally come true, once more, in Iraq...


Sabiha Khudur Talib, a 62 year old grandmother from Basra is a dead witness...

For no make mistake about it, our dead speak...and they will speak until the day of Judgment...they will recount your horror stories, just like my grandmother did on winter days, sitting by her stove, where Iraqi tea brewed gently on red hot silent burning coals...

Make no mistake about it, for they will testify until the day of Judgment...

Sabiha Khudur Talib - you can't pronounce her foreign name... a name that became foreign even in her own land...a name whose sound and  vowels escape you... running like bullets before and after you...

Sabiha Khudur Talib - Mrs Talib's body was dumped on a roadside in a British body bag in November 2006. There was a bullet hole in her abdomen and her face had injuries consistent with torture...I saw the body in a brown dish- dash [one-piece tunic], bare feet and hands with marks of handcuffs. I saw traces of torture on the body of the victim. I saw a non-penetrated bullet entry in the abdomen..."


Sabiha Khudur Talib - "An MoD spokesman said that she had been caught in crossfire during the raid and died later in a military hospital. But statements from her family, who were at home during the raid, claim that after the shooting they saw Mrs Talib being led away alive by British soldiers. "


Sabiha Khudur Talib - "My mother grabbed hold of me and pulled me into a corner where she cuddled me close. As the shots seemed to come from all angles into the room and we were both very exposed it was a miracle we were not shot. I did not dare move and recall that my mother began to pray...After what seemed like 20 minutes the firing stopped and British soldiers entered the house. One soldier pointed a laser beam at me and I immediately threw up my hands so he did not shoot me. A soldier grabbed me by my collar, lifted me up and threw me face down on to the floor. The soldiers had flashlights with them and at this point I saw my brother Karim sitting against the wall. He was still and I saw his blood all around. It was obvious he was dead...My mother began shouting and pleading with the soldiers and she was calling out mine and Karim's names. Although the calls pained me at least I knew that she was alive..."As I was kneeling on the ground I heard my mother shouting for me and Karim. I looked up and saw my mother being led roughly a couple of metres in front of me by four or five soldiers. I shouted to her. I could see my mother was trying to hold a blanket around her legs. I could see her body and I could see no signs of injury. I could not believe they were treating my old mother in this way...I was very worried about her, but could see she was at least uninjured. I then saw a soldier hit her on her back with a rifle butt. The soldiers pulled the blanket off her legs, wrapped this around her and shoved her into the vehicle. I had a clear view of this from where I was kneeling..." (source)


Sabiha Khulud Talib -- covered her legs with a blanket, out of modesty.. a modesty, a protection in the face of foreign barbarian animals...who took her out in her dishdasha, her night gown...

Grandma used to wear a dishdasha too, like most elderly Iraqi women... it was thick and soft, and smelled of amber and rose...but when a stranger came to the front door -- he was already in foreign territory...this was her house, her borders, her frontiers...so she would cover her dishdasha with something else...away from the homely and familiar...it was her unspoken uniform, her army gear...if you like, just like Sabiha Khudur Talib who covered her legs with a blanket...as she was covering protecting her loved ones, those left behind... in her home, in her territory, in her land...

We call that the "horma" of the home - the sanctity of the home and women, specially the elders have carried that obligation and duty on their shoulders, like a cross...till the day...till the last minute of their lives, till the last minute of their death...

And this "horma" that has been violated, by violating those who carry its cross, will never ever be forgiven nor forgotten...


I desperately looked for the old Iraqi folk song "Dishdasha neelee" (dark blue dishdasha) that my grandmother used to sing while sitting by her burning coals... but could not find it. So I settled for this one instead...

It is a song I really avoid listening to -- I will give no reasons as to why...but today, I forced myself to listen to it, at least 10 times...maybe I too, need to get to the sanctity of the home, around the elders, the source of wisdom, love, warmth and above all, continuity...even if it is through a song in a foreign language...

A foreign language whose vowels you do not master, and who run in front and behind and after you like bullets --- bullets till the Day of Judgment...


January 10, 2010

The Real Face of America.

We are born to hate says one...

Direct descendants of the cowboys, direct descendants of the Founding Fathers.
They all look white in this video, and their number is growing, along with their websites...

I wonder if the CIA, the FBI, are profiling them at all; are they scanning their intents, are they checking their place of birth, and do they have a data base with their thousands of names listed ?

I do not think so...

These white men in the video, are not only white...yes they are not only white., some of them are blacks, some latinos and some asians but they look exactly like those men in the video -- because what you see in this video, is EXACTLY THE TYPE of men and women that landed in Iraq and are still in Iraq - sponsored by US STATE TERRORISM.

These extremists, fundamentalists, terrorists are a sample of what Iraq has endured since 2003.

If you want to see the real face of terrorism, look inside yourselves, look inside America. This is where it all started...


January 8, 2010

The New Iraq : Endemic Sectarianism and Ethnic Partition.

There is really no point trying to find more excuses and justifications, more denial and more masks...IT IS ALL TOO OBVIOUS, even your average idiot can spot it - POLITICAL SHIISM (and its ideology IN PRACTICE) is SECTARIAN. FULL STOP. And it does not take a genius to realize that IRAN IS A FASCIST SECTARIAN SHIITE ENTITY. And it does not take a luminary to realize that America handed IRAQ to the Shiite fascists backed, funded, trained, armed, by IRAN and working FOR IRAN.

Get it ? Or is that too complicated for your simpleton minds ?!

A series of dangerous developments are taking place in Iraq - not that it has ever stopped, but definitely reminiscent of the events that led up to the 2006 sectarian war, instigated and supported by the USA, Iran and Israel.

Two days ago, a sweep of mass arrests of Sunnis took place in Baghdad, Tikrit and Mosul leading to an exodus of families to the Northern part of the country. This mass of arrests came over and above the daily explosions and killings targeting Sahwa members and Sunni officials in the Anbar province.

Yesterday in the Shaab neighborhood of Baghdad, alone, 21 men were arrested by so called "anti-terrorist* squads, and it seems that 2 women were part of those reported as missing. Missing because NO ONE KNOWS WHAT HAPPENED TO THEM since their arrests. It seems also that those squads that looked like Shiite militias from the way they were dressed, broke doors and destroyed the inside of the homes where the arrests took place. THERE WERE NO CHARGES.

In parallel, M.Mottaki, the Iranian FM was in Baghdad discussing the so called border issues - and the dispute over the Faqa oil field in the Misan province. The Iranian authorities claim that their troops withdrew, while pictures taken from the Misan province show very clearly that the Iranian flag as well as the troops are still stationed there. Hoshar Zebari the "Iraqi" FM assured everyone that the Iranians were of good faith, denying the pictures of NO IRANIAN WITHDRAWAL. Oil field no.4 is just one story because the Majnoon oil fields are also being appropriated by IRAN. This is stuff that your bullshit media does not cover and does not address, because it is part of the Iranian-American deal.

As an Iraqi friend told me - I bet you anything they will give them to the Iranians the whole Misan oil fields. I will not be surprised either. I will be surprised if they did not. The Kurds do not care much if the South is taken over by the Iranians because the deal is that their "independent" Kurdistan is definitely in the making as promised by Bush and by Obama.

The Shiite fascist government does not care about the Southern oil fields given to Iran either, because Iran is the mother -- it is that ideologically depraved entity that put them in power in Iraq in the first place.

And even though some Iraqi Shiites are waking up to that fact, remember the anti-Iranian demonstrations in Basra, Kerbala, Baghdad and Mosul -- they are quickly being called back to "order" by the parties representing their sect as a real Arab Iraqi Shiite awakening poses a major threat to these dominant sectarian parties and consequently to Iran's grip over Iraq.

In the North, General Odierno met with Masoud Barazani, Barham Saleh (his VP) and the Head of the Peshmerga (the Kurdish militia) to discuss a NEW STRATEGY to deal with the so called "insurgency" that is raging in the Nineveh province and which your media is blacking out from the news.

In Baghdad, 14 MEMBERS of the NATIONAL ACCORDANCE FRONT are barred from joining the candidacy list in the so called up coming elections. The most prominent member that has been barred is SALEH AL-MUTLAQ.

I will have to give you some current information on the Iraqi National Accordance Front as this information is quite important.

The most prominent members of the National Accordance Front are Saleh Al-Mutlaq,(Sunni) VP Al-Hashimi (Sunni) and I.Allawi (Shiite). This party has the support of the Southern Arab Shiite tribes (who are anti-Iran) and the support of other Iraqis who would wish a return to some form of a secular rule in Iraq.

About a week ago, the nephew of Saleh Al-Mutlaq was arrested by the Shiite government and was subjected to severe torture. Thereafter he was made to sign a confession accusing his own uncle of wanting to undermine "national security" in Iraq.

A couple of days ago, the de-Baathification committee now renamed "the Justice and Accountability" committee and led by the infamous AHMED AL-CHALABI (Shiite)(the double CIA/Iranian agent) decreed that Al Mutlaq is a Baathist and therefore cannot join the electoral process. Furthermore, according to people close to Al-Mutlaq, it seems that prime Iranian/American puppet Al-Maliki wants to teach Al-Mutlaq a lesson for having been called by him - "SECTARIAN."

Al-Mutlaq has been part of the political process for several years now, and this is not the first time he calls the present puppet government Sectarian.

It worth reminding the reader that the election date was postponed to the month of March 2010 as opposed to the January 2010 scheduled date, as the Shiite sectarian fascist government was blocking all attempts to have the 2 Million+ Iraqis in exile, participate in the ballots. It took much political lobbying from Tarek Al-Hashimi (VP) to have the election law changed so as to include the exiled Iraqis who are for the major part Sunnis and Christians.

There are also definitive rumors fresh from Baghdad that Al-Maliki is seriously considering an alliance with the Iranian fascist Iraqi National Alliance made up namely of Ammar Al-Hakeem head of the fascist Badr Brigades and the notorious chief driller moronic retard Muqtada Al-Sadr, head of the Sadrist party.

What's the deal here ?

The deal is both the Kurdish American/Israeli puppets and the sectarian Shiites American/Iranian puppets are realizing that the chances of a secular party winning the up coming elections are very high. And this is a risk and a gamble they simply can't afford to take in the "new democracy" of the "new Iraq."

January 7, 2010

More on Exile...


I received a very powerful, candid  and touching email from an Iraqi fellow. He wrote it after reading my post Hearts in Exile. I would like to share it with you and with his permission...


"...this world is cruel, this world is a whore, a slut, a bitch. this is reality, this world was not meant to be beautiful, this world is cruel and ugly and it is we who have to beautify it...us and none other than us...

I have been ignoring myself for so long, ignoring things I hear here and there, ignoring people protests, complaints, tyranny, death...death...I have been ignoring death, people's screams, people's loss, crime, murder, rape, poverty, destruction...everything...I have been ignoring everything within myself and my surroundings...ignoring it all, giving a blind eye and a deaf ear. I had and still have the ability to ignore myself, my pain, my suffering, my depression, my ups and downs, my sorrow...fact is we are now a cursed family, we are a broken family, we are a dead family, a gone family and I am ignoring that too. This is what I do best, this is what I specialize in, this is my profession, to ignore...
It exhilarates my ego, it boosts my ego, my pride, my vanity when I ignore myself, my pain, my sadness, my sorrow, my suffering, my depression...it very much boosts my ego...MY EGO, MY EGO, my pride and my vanity. It makes me feel I have defeated myself, defeated this ugly, vicious, malicious devil inside me of me, it makes me feel I have defeated nature and its rules, defeated the evil inside me and around me...

I not only avoid talking about it but I refuse to talk about it, we are all sailing in the same boat, I am not better than the Iraqis in Iraq, most of them are much better than me...way much better than me...Martyrs and people in prison.  I have used a scale with Iraqis, when I am introduced to them...I ask them when they left Iraq, any period before 2004 indicates to me that these Iraqis still hold the mentality of Iraqis before the war...not very messed up, people I can communicate with, people where I can find mutual understanding. Any Iraqis from 2006 and above...are messed up, screwed, cursed with this sectarian bullshit, especially the ones who spent a great deal of time in prison, preaching to me Islam, killing and all that bullshit. The Iraqis you and I know are very few, all of them are now outside the country, the ones that are still inside are not the Iraqis you and I know...they have changed so much, and if it is within their reach, they would change their skin too.

With my ignoring...I want to defy nature, I have been a stranger to my family too, they ask me ; why have you become careless even towards us? you are no longer the son we know...you are no longer the caring and loving one we know, no longer the innocent one, you have become a short tempered one, an angry one, full of rage...

You know what I do to them ? I just ignore, because all of it reminds me of the state we are in. 

I ignore my pain, my suffering, the reality of my country. I have been ignoring it for so long, I wanted to sink in denial, illusion and forget about what is happening around me. Why do you think I developed nightmares, not enough sleep, screaming women in my ears, screaming from prison cells that wake me up every single fucking day at 4:00 am? why do you think all this happens to me? I even hear babies screaming... all of this is because I have been ignoring it, these feelings and emotions have to be released...and they are released at night, like demons from a cage. 

I ignore it because I do not want someone to remind me I am in exile, do not want someone to remind me of Baghdad, of Iraq, of my home, my balcony, my car, the streets I hanged in, the night life of Baghdad, I don't want people to remind me of it...because it is there...at the the back of my fucking head...in a place called denial. This is what I do best since 2003...to ignore myself, my needs, my wants, my feelings and emotions...just ignore myself, giving a blind eye and a deaf ear to it and say "fuck it...it is already fucked up". You haven't tried to ignore yourself have you? at first you will have this lump in your throat but then you get used to it when you replace this lump with a sigh, then the sigh becomes just a blank look in people's eyes ...

I don't want to see Baghdad anymore, I don't want, I want to leave the images of Baghdad and its people the same in my brain, I want them to remain unchanged, I do not want to see the ugly face of Baghdad...I want to keep it the way I left it...

People here ask me where I am from...and although I hold the nationality, I tell them I am Iraqi, then my friends ask me why do you say you are Iraqi? why not tell them of your new nationality? I answer them "then where am I from? I remain a stranger here...even among you guys...I am from there...I am Iraqi, will not deny who I am, and it hurts me so much saying I am other than Iraqi...,my lips can't utter such words...


You are not the only one Layla...we all come from the same place...we all sail in the same boat...


And, I am not quite sure why, but I really feel like posting this song...





Painting: Iraqi female artist, Betool Fekaiki.

January 6, 2010

Al-Qae'da in Arabic : What does it mean ?

Someone asked me the question if the noun Al-Qaeda in Arabic means latrine ?

This very short post will give you different meanings for the word al-Qaeda, including some etymological roots - by no means exhaustive as Arabic is a complex and rich language.

Every noun in Arabic derives from a Verb.

Qa'ada is the verb to sit

Maq'ad is a noun meaning --  a seat, a chair, a position,  and a polite word for bottom. i.e the part of the body that one sits with/on.

Qae'da is another noun meaning - the base/foundation of something, can be thing, concept, etc...

Qae'da also means - the generally agreed upon rule. Like you can say al qaeda is - meaning - ordinarily that would be such and such...

Qawa'ed means Grammar and can also mean the rules or foundations of something. Qawa'ed al Qanoon, or Qawaed al Adab -- i.e the rules of Law, or the rules of Literature...i.e the agreed upon definitions/rules of something.

Other etymological derivatives from the root A-Q -D are :

1) Qa'ed : meaning Leader a derivative from the verb Qada - ie  to lead. 



2) Aqeeda can mean many things and can be used in different contexts.  

Aqeeda can mean ; convenant, agreed upon law, ideology, ideological ties, ideological belief, it can also mean tradition, like one can say " Al Aqeeda al Ta'efiya" - the ideological ties based on a sect faith/beliefs or one can say "Al Aqeeda al Asha'eriya " meaning the ideological ties/convenant /agreed upon law of tribes based on tribal customs and beliefs...

Aqeeda also means ideological consensus. Ideology in a comprehensive sense as in firm belief. For example one says al Aqeeda Al-Islamia, the ideological consensus/contract of Faith, the convenant of Faith.

Aqeeda comes from the verb Aqada meaning to tie or to settle...
He tied the rope = aqada al habl, or aqada al bay' = he settled the sale.

Aqada the verb to tie or to settle gives birth to another noun - Aqd - a contract. It can mean any type of contract.

I am NO linguist but it seems to me that the Arabic words Qae'da, Qawaed, Aqeeda, Aqd -- all point to something fundamental -- symbolically speaking at least, with definite common phonetics. Something to do with contract, rule, belief,  faith, covenant, foundation, base -- that tie together the Whole.

January 5, 2010

The Many Faces of Al-Qaeda.

A daring title but one well worth pondering...

This topic has been on my mind with a growing urgency and now is the time to face it head on...

It is no easy subject as so much has already been said about who and what constitutes Al-Qaeda. Tons of literature and films have been produced since 9/11, all claiming to know who Al-Qaeda is.

I don't know for sure who Al-Qaeda is nor do I have immediate answers...but what I do know is how to link dots...I love linking dots. Don't you ?

So I spend my thinking time linking dots...picking details here and there, gathering them together to get the bigger picture that will take me closer to the Truth...I am no investigative journalist, but I do love detective work.

So who is Al-Qaeda ?

Wrong questions give wrong answers. The question to ask is - Does Al-Qaida as an ORGANIZATION really exist ?

Now that is a much smarter question to start speculating with...

Last week, someone suggested I watch a documentary by the BBC called "The power of Nightmares" (will provide link at the bottom of page). It was long -- in 17 parts but well worth watching. And I urge you to watch it in its entirety.

I watched it as if watching a film. I did not agree with all of its content but the conclusion I was left with is very much in line with what I have believed all along - there is NO organization called Al-Qaeda.

Then I continued the film in my head and thought of all the Al-Qaeda terrorist acts and links as transpired through my various readings/and info regarding events in Iraq, Pakistan, Yemen, Sudan and Somalia...to name a few.

First of, I noticed a trend, a correlation between discourses and the events that subsequently take place.

I noticed every time the U.S and its puppets are "squeezed" (take that any way you wish), it resorts to Al-Qaeda.

IRAQ

The prime example was in Iraq where the U.S and the U.K claimed irrefutable proof/evidence linking Saddam Hussein and Al-Qaeda, providing the "rational" excuse for invading and utterly destroying this country.

If one looks at the "work" of Al-Qaeda in Iraq, one will notice another pattern within a greater pattern...

- every time there was/is Resistance in Iraq, anywhere in Iraq - the U.S and its puppet government calls it insurgency aka Al-Qaeda (adding Saddamists to confirm the initial Saddam Hussein/Al-Qaeda pretext/LIE for the occupation)

- all the academics, scientists and doctors killed in Iraq since 2003, were officially blamed on Al-Qaeda, on the insurgents.

- suicide bombers and car explosions in public places are blamed on Al-Qaeda, on the insurgents.

- kidnappings and elimination of ex Iraqi officials are blamed on Al-Qaeda, on the insurgents.

- weapons smuggling, cache and explosives used to kill innocents are blamed on Al-Qaeda, on the insurgents.

You can add your own to the lot...

However in Iraq, it is a known fact that those who killed Resistance fighters over and above the U.S army and over and above the sectarian militias were Al-Qaeda members.(hold on to that thought for a minute as I will get back to it later)

It transpired that those who killed scientists, academics, doctors, ex Iraqi officials were Mossad and Iranian secret intelligence operatives.

It turned out that car bombs were done by none other than American, British, Israeli and Iranian secret intelligence, including the puppet government itself.

And now the latest news I got from a very well informed and reliable source in Iraq --- all the weapons cache/explosives said to be belonging to Al-Qaeda turned out to be IRANIAN made. Not only that, but members of the so called Al-Qaeda Iraq, were Shiites from Shiite families who suddenly embraced Sunnism and financed by Iran for "special operations".

The point I am trying to make here, is that Al-Qaeda as an organization does not exist as such, it is more like an elusive, mercurial front for all kinds of intelligence operatives, run by Israel, U.S, U.K, Iran, or whoever wants to jump on the "war against terror" bandwagon.

I did say I will get back to a point I made earlier on about Resistance fighters being killed by "Al-Qaeda" in Iraq. And for that I will need to make reference to the documentary I mentioned above and use the Algerian example as an illustration:

When the Islamic party won the elections in Algeria and the government cracked down on it, and all hell broke loose in Algeria for many years, the government thought of a very smart tactic to finish off this movement - IT INFILTRATED the ranks of this Islamic movement turning it into an Al-Qaeda -- infiltrating it with agents pretending to be fighters, killing its members along with innocent civilians, terrorizing the population until it achieved its aim - make the whole Algerian people turn against it - i.e against the Islamic party le FILS who had won the elections and had mass popular support.

In Iraq the same tactic was used with the Resistance movement.

This goes  to show  that Al-Qaeda is an umbrella under which anything is possible and permissible. DIRTY WARS necessitate DIRTY MEANS and DIRTY MEASURES. Always remember that.

And you must admit that these 21st century wars of occupations are not only about armies invading..

Never in history of warfare have we witnessed as much intelligence operatives under the name of counter terrorism. The use of security contractors, journalists, dirty gangs, special forces, special squads,  militias, strange obscure sects, ultra secretive subversive agents, mercenaries, ordinary spies, informants, double agents  "Islamic terrorists", you name it we saw it and still see it in Iraq...

Take the Iraqi experiment of "modern warfare" as a yardstick. Trust me here.

PAKISTAN

Anyone who follows my blog regularly will vouch that I have mentioned Pakistan being next in line after Iraq and that was over 2 years ago. I really can't go through the whole thing again, but Pakistan was framed with the Mumbai bombings which gave a "rational" pretext for the above DIRTY GANG of U.S and OTHERS (Watch out for Iran's full blown move in Pakistan soon) mercenaries, intelligence operatives, security contractors -- leading and paving the way for a permanent U.S military presence in Pakistan.

And every since, Pakistan has experienced nothing but pure terror with "Islamic terrorists" made of a mishmash of "Talibans" "Al-Qaeda" and God knows who else, blowing markets apart. When the whole Pakistani population is pointing the finger at American intelligence operatives one of which is Blackwater  -- now known in Iraq as Xe - its new name with a new contract.

And please don't be naive. A military intervention and presence is not only about stationed army personnel. Think beyond your noses.

I will avoid devoting a paragraph on present Afghanistan, as for me it is all too obvious and is turning out to the hub of the matter, in the continuing "war on terror"...

Again referring to the documentary I mentioned above, Al-Qaeda (the non existent Al-Qaeda - i.e Osama Bin Laden) had no military ties with the Taliban of Afghanistan. Al-Qaeda Afghanistan was nothing but a handful of Arab speaking men following an ultra radical version of Islamic Jihad. Al-Qaeda Afghanistan was no party, was no structured organization, was no Medusa with a thousand heads and tentacles...as it is made out to be.

There was and there is NO Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan. There might have been an Osama Bin Laden with a few followers, but they did not have underground bunkers with ultra sophisticated technology able to activate "sleeping cells" anywhere in the world...as claimed by Western propaganda.

The same claims were made regarding Saddam Hussein's army - underground 3 stories bunkers, hi-tech command and control systems, etc...all nicely laid out through power point slides, graphs and diagrams...

In the end, both in Afghanistan and Iraq, they found nothing but empty, abandoned caves and tiny metal covered shelters...

All the hype about WMD's, sophisticated pyramids of communication networks, ultra advanced systems of one button technology were ALL LIES, a fantasy, a science fiction straight out of Hollywood. A fantasy you believed and still believe in.


YEMEN

Already a year ago, I "predicted" that Hell is going to break loose in Yemen. I really can't repeat all my posts here. But I will give you brief reminder: I said everywhere there is a Shiite minority in any Muslim country expect Iran to play the sectarian card as per the imperatives of U.S Zionist Imperialism - hoping to consolidate its sphere of influence and regional power in the process. I also said that anytime you read a U.S statement claiming the active presence of Al-Qaeda in any particular country, expect a military U.S interference, read destabilization, incursion, invasion of that country.

Basing myself upon those two hypotheses derived from my observation of the Iraqi experiment, and armed with a strong premonition, I wrote " Who is coming next to Dinner". (there is a blog google tool search on this website - use it, just type Yemen and you will get essential snippets -- it will save me linking)

And lo and behold, trouble started in Yemen with a surge of political Shiite ideology as embodied by the Houthis funded and armed by Iran. At the same time, Al-Qaeda surged in the South of the country, with the Yemeni army finding itself waging two wars on two fronts. Saudi Arabia got dragged in with the Houthis and now the U.S considers Al-Qaeda Yemen branch to be a global terror threat.

But wait, things are not what they appear to be...

A Yemeni official last week said point blank - We have irrefutable proof that Al-Qaeda Yemen is working in close collaboration with the Houthis and that they are funded by foreign and regional powers...

An article that appeared in October of last year, stated that Iran was funding training camps for the Houthis in Eritrea and that Somalis joined the camps.

Yemen has been complaining about a surge of "migrants" from Somalia in the past 6 months...at the same time in Somalia, the Shabab movement in September of this year, who has been involved in some obscure war in Somalia, which I have not figured out fully yet, gave an official statement pledging allegiance to Al-Qaeda Yemen Branch and vouched to help them topple the Yemeni government.

And just by coincidence, the failed "terror attack" of the hidden explosives in a Nigerian guys underpants, in Detroit, was linked to Yemen, as one of his parents conveniently happened to be of Yemeni origins...and the story goes that this dude was a secular guy and he turned Al-Qaeda once he landed in Yemen...this was picked up by western journals and the German magazine Der Spiegel proclaimed just today that "Yemen is the NATURAL GROUND " for an Al-Qaeda to take root...just to give you a feel of how the ripple effect cascades...

American and Western exaggeration of Al-Qaeda in Yemen meant that religious and racial profiling is now advocated, and Western authorities rushed to install body scanners in airports,"terror linked countries" are given special treatment -- Yemen, Pakistan, Sudan, Somalia, Algeria, Libya, Saudi Arabia...and of course Iraq and Afghanistan and poor old Nigeria... American public opinion has now turned in favor of another US military incursion/intervention in Yemen to combat the "Al-Qaeda terror." And the Yemeni government is saying - ok there is an Al-Qaeda threat, but it's not as bad as you make it, hold your horses guys, but the U.S is crying Red Alert and Global Threat...and within 24 hours, the U.S, UK, French, German and Japanese embassies closed down in Yemen.

Yemen is the next Iraq. It has all the elements for a next Iraq.

And since am on that subject, everywhere there is a Muslim secular government and a mass of technocrats, intellectuals, cadres, elites -- born out of a national struggle against colonialism, (i.e against Imperialism) like Yemen, Sudan, Iraq, Pakistan...be sure that the Americans will find an Al-Qaeda connection there. Except for Iran. There can be no Iranian Al-Qaeda.

There is no "Al-Qaeda" in Iran because Iran is still needed (reformist leaders included - maybe with less Khomeinist zeal) to continue playing the sectarian divide card outreaching all those secular governments right into the heart of Arab Islam - as embodied (rightly or wrongly) in Saudi Arabia where another Shiite minority exists. And Saudi Arabia is on the list of countries to be destabilized...with or with no royal family, regardless...

But not only, the whole set up is so crafty - Al-Qaeda is labeled Salafist Jihadist and Iran and its "oppressed Shiites" are anything but Salafists Jihadists. They are de facto, off the hook.

A point I have to make before concluding . I am not saying that Salafist Jihadist ideology does not exist, I am not saying that Salafist Jihadist sympathizers do not exist, I am not saying that there are no Salafist Jihadists armed fighters, willing...all am saying is who is really pulling their strings, who has infiltrated their ranks, who is the one ultimately benefiting ?

Valid questions to ask in the age of DIRTY wars.

And the grand design, the plan is not over yet...Watch out for a more active Somali Al-Qaeda role, watch out for Sudan, watch out for Al-Qaeda emerging in Libya and Algeria, watch out...and of course watch out for Al-Qaeda Saudi Arabia making a strong entrance...

Watch out, whenever you hear, read, that name, the name for something that does not exist.

And here is the youtube link for the documentary I mentioned - The power of nightmares.(follow the parts uploaded by Sageprophet because it is the complete set) To be used as a starting point for further serious reflection all the while remembering that innocents lives are being destroyed because of one huge American born self seeking, political and murderous fantasy called Al-Qaeda.

And of course, this rather simple post is by no means totally -- comprehensive, exhaustive or conclusive...but at any rate, do me a favor, let go of the Al-Qaeda Fantasy trip and trap.