May 25, 2010

Nimrud's Lamentations, Nimrud's Wrath - Part 5. (final)


Finally gathered the courage to finish this post. For the previous series click on 1, 2, 3, and 4.

This subject literally tears me apart...I needed some distance, time and space distance...a cooling down period...hard to cool down when I know, that all previous historic invasions did not manage to destroy Iraq's past but this filthy anglo-american, iranian one did....

Never in the history of Mesopotamia, has Iraq suffered as much damage to its civilization and culture as it has today...not even the Moguls known for their barbarity, managed to erase so much...

It pains me a great deal...and the pain is real, very real...it is not some nostalgia... it is a raw wound covered with a red, hot rage...I will never forgive americans, brits and iranians for what they've done to Iraq. NEVER !
And I will never forgive how they destroyed our history, our archeological sites, our monuments, our archives, our libraries...I will never forgive how they smuggled, traded in our artifacts, pieces of beauty, of grandeur, of brilliance, of genius, that existed when they were still farts in the black hole of the cosmos...

And while other Arab countries are trying to secure their own ancient stories, like Egypt for instance, ours is being sold in bits and pieces at auctions in the four corners of the world...

I need not go through all the details...a simple research typing -- Iraqi artifacts, and you will get page after page of the items looted and sold to the highest bidder...from an ancient gold Sumerian pair of earrings to a statue from the Akkadian dynasty...to Babylonian manuscripts stolen by that despicable, depraved, entity called the Jewish state of Israel where a special museum in Tel Aviv was erected to receive Iraq's looted history...

But not only the Jews plundered Mesopotamia, the Iranians did as well...many of our ancient history is smuggled to Iran, and sold for peanuts...or kept in their museums under the banner of Persian empire...(in your dreams ya dogs, in your dreams)...but not only those hoards of flea ridden scum -- the brits, the americans had a share in the plundering...

Iraq, the cradle of civilization - where all met. Centuries later, they met again in 2003...to rip her apart...and erase her story, plucking her from her roots...

I need not go into details, research yourself...I need not re-open bleeding wounds, do some reading yourself...and you will see report after report attesting that--  the damage done to Iraq's history is unrepairable...

I remember in 2003, when the museum was looted in an ORGANIZED fashion, and when the despicable filth called americans helped dynamite the bolted door of the museum....(and frankly I have NEVER HATED "a people" LIKE I HATE the americans and everything they represent - it's truly unprecedented), so when I heard the news and saw the director of the museum hitting her head, screaming at the top of her lungs --"the vase, the bowl, the statue...they're gone, they're gone ! " she was crying tears of blood...I shouted like a stabbed animal -- NO ! NO ! Not our History !

I forgot the bombs, the dead, the collapsed buildings....I turned back, back in time...8'000 years back....(and it's not 7'000 years of civilization, it's 8'000 years as the latest  excavation of a fortress in the north of Iraq shows). 8'000 years ago while you were in caves, picking lice from each others head, we were building fortresses...which means we had knowledge of geometry, construction, irrigation, etc...always remember that.

And that you will never be able to defeat, nor steal, nor loot, nor plunder, nor pillage...not even kill...ingenuity is in our genes...and the one who builds a fortress 8'000 years ago, can and will DEFEAT you...and you are DEFEATED on all fronts...but most importantly you are DEFEATED morally because you have been exposed to the Light....and how sweet is your defeat. And all is downhill from now on...trust me when I say so....trust me.

You will never ever get away with it...not in 100 years...but then am sure you will not be around no more...not as a country, nor as a people...you will be replaced...so easily...so easily...

And if Mesopotamia survived 8'000 years, it is because she had something to offer, she had something to be proud of....you will not survive the 100 years because you offered nothing of true substance to the world...nothing at all. Stop deluding yourselves with your accomplishments. You will be replaced and it will be so easy to replace you....history is full of examples...

Now for the most painful part of the story...the heart wrenching, gut wrenching part of the story in full colors...

In 2003, the rabid verminous american dogs and their cohorts went looking for Nimrud's Treasures...rumors spread fast that the honorable, noble, courageous, brave, martyr Saddam Hussein and his family stole the treasures...

None of that was true. What the honorable, noble, courageous, brave Saddam Hussein and his aides did was hide the Mesopotamian treasure in Baghdad's central bank basement-- fearing that it will be looted...

Article after article in your garbage, hypocritical western press alleged that Nimrud's treasures were stolen by the Hussein "clan".

It literally took an army of men, mostly americans and their iraqi  puppet dogs, to dynamite the vaulted door of the central bank...and the treasure was found...

I received these pictures some years ago...I held on to them...I was possessive...like a Mesopotamian Goddess... I did not want any of you garbage see the treasures. I did not want you to see the designs drawn 7'000 years ago, did not want you to enjoy the shapes, the forms, the colors...I did not want any of your fucked up, faggot, "creators" copy and imitate anything...and sell it as "Babylonian history" and make a profit out of it and out of our corpses, blood and painful exile... I was possessive like a wild tigress protecting, safeguarding, the little we have left...the little I had left...a series of photos...

But the time has come...the time is now ripe...because, besides the designs, the shapes, the colors and the forms, there are faces in the pictures...

I study faces and I have an eye for details...for expressions, for the slightest twitch caught in a snapshot...I look at everything...everything...the face, the eyes, the mouth, the lips, the hands... I look because in the minute detail lies a story...and I can write books about this one...

This story of envy, of jealousy, of greed and of hatred...

These are SOME of the pictures I have been hiding for so long...I will NOT publish all of them...I am still a possessive wild tigress when it comes to Iraq and her history...I will show you just enough of your own ugliness...your ugly faces, your grabbing hands, your frothing greed stuck in the corner of your lips -- an ugliness contrasted with ---the luminous, with the beautiful, with the brilliance, with the genius of Iraq -  of Uruk...










As I said, these are only a SAMPLE of the pictures I have...Enough for you. Did I just you see salivate like those hideous faces in the photos ?! Oh yes, I sure did...

Do you know where the Treasures of Nimrud are today ? They are in Washington D.C - LOOTED.

My Hatred for you is Infinite...like God's Infinity... beyond Uruk, beyond Sumer...





Youtube : Munir Bachir - Baghdad and Babylon uploaded by Iraqart 2003.
Pictures: Courtesy of the filth american occupation and its filthy iraqi dogs.

May 23, 2010

The Lion of Babylon and Iran's rabid dogs...

Some important information is to be conveyed to the public - not that anyone really cares....unless there's a video of real massacres - your eternal turn on. Only then you might move, but only for as long as the video lasts - maximum 5 mn...and am not holding my breath either.

Anyways, I need to do what I need to do...regardless...

- received this from someone who has just arrived from Falluja /Anbar province (thanks A.H) and this is what the message reads :

I must get this you...very fresh from Falluja....the whole of the Anbar Province is in the hands of Maliki - the local police have no power whatsoever - arrests and detentions are taking place all the time and they are arresting former army officers and Ba'ath party members - helicopters from the Dirty Regiment just come in and take people away - the man who is in command of all the police in Anbar is very closely connected with Maliki and takes his direct orders from him - his name Baha'a Al Qaissi - he was born in Karkh. He is the Chief of Police in Anbar and on the military side, the Commander of All Military Operations in Anbar is called Abdul Azeez Al Obaidi and he is the brother of the Minister of Defense, Abdul Qadir Al Obaidi.
They are using the "katim" (the silencer/gun) in Anbar and people are just being killed off in this way...people are really frightened and just pray that their turn will not come during the night...please tell the world...

The sectarian Shiite government run by the sectarian parties and their militias, all backed by Iran have not ceased in their policy of ethnic/sectarian cleansing of Sunni areas like the Anbar. These news don't reach you, and if they do, you will always read that "Al-Qaeda Iraq" did this, that, or the other...but wait a second and read the second point...

- now for the second piece of news. Prof Barry Rubin from Global Research in International Affairs has confirmed what we Iraqis have been saying all along - namely that Iran is funding "Al-Qaeda Iraq ".

In article titled "U.S knows that Iran helps Al-Qaeda" dated 15.5.2010 - Mr.Rubin says and I am quoting excerpts from the article:

So what is this big development? Hard data showing that Iran has been helping al-Qaida.
Now in a detailed report, drawing on interviews with U.S. officials, Associated Press documents this relationship. Tehran is responding, in part, to U.S. pressure over the nuclear weapons' program. The message from Iran is: If you annoy us we can hurt you bad.
Al-Qaida fundraisers and the planners of terrorist attacks have been using Iran as a safe haven. Of course, Iranian officials monitor them closely and know precisely what they are doing... (read article full article here with AQ names relaxing in Iran as well as links)

Frankly, I don't know who Prof Barry Rubin is and what he stands for, nor do I really care...but the cover up on Iran's role and its funding terrorist activities in Iraq is not being spoken of...apart by me and other Iraqis who know all too well who is behind all these terrorists attacks taking place in Baghdad, in the center and Mosul -- besides the United States, that is...so yes, reading this article is important...and it will lead us to point no.3

- Iran, the filthy government of Iran is asking the government of Iraq - its paypals - to pay 1 billion dollars in compensation for war damages from the 80's. I really believe that this Iranian government is one of the filthiest there is. I sort of pity the Iranian people and what they have to put up with from their corrupt, murderous, dictatorial, tyrannical government...but then,  I have a replica of the Iranian government and its filthiness in Baghdad, so I really need to tend after my own first...

So let's recapitulate, briefly, 7 years of American occupation by Iran...I know that statement sounds crazy and paradoxical but this is the reality. Iran and the U.S are complicit in the ongoing destruction of Iraq (and Israel in the back corridors but then Israel and the U.S are one and the same in my books. Yeah I know your little guru Chomsky will not approve - to hell with what you approve or disapprove of...)( by the way you can also read the latest  post  by Hussein Anwar on the treacherous Iranian/American/Israeli alliance)

So the U.S hands Iraq on a golden platter to that filthy government of charlatans, quacks and crooks from Iran, with their fake turbans and phony hypocritical sermons...so, that barbaric entity called America hands over Iraq to the most corrupt sectarian criminal elements - all loyal to Iran...and over and above
the sectarian cleansing, torture, rape, displacement and killings...that Shiite entity called Iran not only plants bombs killing more Iraqis, not only steals its oil fields, not only dumps its nuclear shit waste like it does in the Anbar, not only sucks dry the Iraqi treasury through its proxy parties, not only unleashes its sick psychopathic shiite militias on the Iraqi people, not only establishes a government of pimps and hookers from Tehran and Qum, not only appropriates Iraqi land and buys Iraqi property for peanuts, not only imposes its lousy quality goods in the Iraqi market, (thanks to the sectarian puppet dogs from the Iraqi government and their bilateral ties with Iran), not only exports its rotten food stuffs and builds illegal water dams thus staving off Iraq from its water, not only steals its archeological artifacts and history and smuggles them to be sold in its black markets - its rotten  markets, not only encourages the growing of opium fields and peddles like a delinquent - heroin to the Iraqi people, not only engages in sex and organ trafficking of Iraqis...but this sectarian Jaafari shiite whore called Iran is also asking for one billion dollars in compensation...

Now, can anyone get more debased, more depraved than this ? OK, the americans are...but then they found their perfect ally in both Iraq and Afghanistan (and Pakistan)...

And this statement by the Association of Muslim Scholars from Iraq addresses this whorish entity called Iran and I suggest you read it too. Because that statement tells you exactly where true Iraqis stand...

PRESS STATEMENT from THE ASSOCIATION OF MUSLIM SCHOLARS IN IRAQ.


In its Statement No. 708, dated 20th May, 2010, The Association of Muslim Scholars in Iraq, addressing Iranian politicians, demanded that they abandon their illegitimate claims for financial compensation from Iraq as a result of the war which took place between the two countries in the '80's during the last century, as well as refrain from provoking the Iraqi People.
The Association explained that the Iranian politicians claims for US Dollars One Billion are in the context of exercising further political pressure on the present government and the rest of the Iraqi politicians and is always in the context of making further gains however, at the same time, these demands, in effect, expose the real Iranian greedy ambitions to take control of Iraq's wealth, particularly its oil wealth, and it pointed out that Iranian occupation of the Fakka oil wells is an example and a part of this exercise.
The Association reminded Iranian politicians that it is their country which incited towards the occupation of Iraq and interfered in its internal affairs by backing the sectarian militia, and by pushing forward its intelligence elements to sew havoc in Mesopotamia, to assassinate its military, tribal, religious, political, academic and scientific elite; Iran also takes advantage of the presence of the occupation in the ugliest fashion, with a complete disregard of good neighbourliness. Further, it committed the ugliest crimes and atrocities against Iraq and its People for which not only the amount suggested by the Iranian politicians would be quite insufficient, but would be a paltry sum with which to compensate just a small part of the material and moral loss and suffering experienced by the Iraqi People as a result of the aforementioned.
Finally, the Association ended its statement, saying: " In any event, the Iraqi People will not give up their legitimate rights, as well as their claims for compensation from all the countries which contributed to the aggression against them as well as the destruction of their country, and at their foremost, Iran, the neighbour."

AMSI is very polite...I am not polite at all...I guess you must have figured that out by now...and I say to Iran's government and its supporters...all of its supporters :

We know that you are a cheap whore, a sectarian criminal one, for that matter...in bed with the Americans...
All your dirty films and those of your American pimp do not impress us...we know you inside out...we know your ways, your lines, your propaganda and your pathetic taqiyya  tricks, ploys and plots... and we tell you - you will not, not in your farthest dreams, ever get one inch of the Great Iraq....sooner or later, you too, will be kicked out, like the rabid, frothing, verminous dogs that you are...you and your eunuch master pimp - America.

May 21, 2010

The Lion of Babylon & american dogs (+UPDATES)

UPDATE 3: A good friend of mine - bless him - has re-uploaded that twice censored youtube video - on dailymotion. And you can watch it HERE.

Let's see if you will be able to remove it again for a 3rd time. HA!
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UPDATE 2 : Seems that video has been removed for the SECOND TIME from youtube. It seems that America does not want you to see for yourself how criminal its "brave" boys are. Not that we needed yet another confirmation about that.
If anyone out there has another copy of this video, please holler.
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UPDATE 1 : It seems that this video has been removed from youtube read--CENSORSHIP.
But a good soul has uploaded it again, and it can be found HERE
So thank you whoever you are.
I also read some of the comments regarding this video, some say this innocent man shot in his own country by the barbaric invaders was holding a grenade. That's a load of bull, if anyone of you has seen grenade explode, you would know it...it does not give a trail of black dust for sure.
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I received this just now. It was posted on Abutamam blog.

Watch the video well, and watch it several times...watch it several times as this video captures two things that are a truth, THE TRUTH :

- the coward rabid animals, dogs - believing they are human beings and who go by the name of americans

- and the true fearless and brave noble Iraqi spirit as embodied in this elderly unarmed man




This elderly man is in his own country - IRAQ - he is unarmed and he does not fear you...you the occupiers, who have crossed oceans to kill us and deprive us of our most basic rights and liberties ....he does not fear your guns, your weapons, your humvees, your tanks...he is fearless because he knows, just as I know, without the shadow of any doubt that Truth and Justice are on our side...

He does not fear you because he fears the One who is greater than all of you and that is Allah. You know what Allah means don't you ? Allah is your obsession, whose faithful you want to obliterate...

Watch the video you motherfuckers, watch it....see how you dogs are scared, breathless and look at this unarmed elderly man full of Trust...

And look at your fucking dumbness because you are the most dumb shits that were ever created. At the end of the video, some filthy american son of a bitch shouts after the man has been killed by YOU -- he shouts -- "arrest him"...

Hahahaha, you want to arrest the dead Iraqis too ?! This is how scared, how petrified, you are...your lives are totally worthless just like you -- totally worthless creatures, a waste of cells and oxygen -- and this elderly man's life was a life well lived...he resisted you and unarmed...like a lion, like the eternal Lion of Babylon.

May 19, 2010

On Dictatorship - The Fallen Curtain...


My, do the Arabs complain...always, all the time...
The women complain, the men complain....It's all about, because of the Dictatorships, they cry...
Scratch a little beneath the surface, they are all dictators....each single one of them...and not just their leaders...Even the most whiny son of a bitch amongst them is a dictator...
Mind you they are not the only ones...

What makes you think that Westerners are not dictators too ?  Have you ever come across some white ass /or black-- crooked motherfucker set in his/her beliefs ?! You think he/she is no dictator ? Ha ! Think again...

Are you trying to tell me that America is not a dictatorship ? You must be out of your minds...You are the worst tyranny ever...

I only understood what dictatorship was all about when you barbaric scum invaded and occupied Iraq...that day I experienced what dictatorship and tyranny really mean....

So who are you trying to fool with your fucking ideals and democratic principles ?!

And in your stupid minds, you think that dictatorship is the typical image of a mustached guy ruling with an iron fist...because in your idiotic stupid minds, a group of clean shaven men can't rule with an iron fist...because in your putrid minds, you really believe that there is an iron fist and ...iron, steel,metal fists and weapons, do not count as a dictatorship...nor do they fall into the category of a cruel tyranny ?!

My, how can people be so fucked up !

So in your decayed heads, Saddam Hussein, Mulla Omar  was/is a dictator but not your tanks nor your armies ?!

So in your dirty minds, the exclusive Jewish entity is a democracy and the people resisting it are dictators ?!

So in your filthy minds, Resistance is tyranny but not the oppressor ?

And you think you're not a bunch of screwed up dictators yourselves ? Shoving your "freedom and democracy" down our throats, just the way you shoved your dicks in the inmates throats and rectums....in Abu Ghraib, Bagram and Guantanamo...to mention only a few...

And you think you are not dictators imposing your model of "pluralistic governance" which has amounted to nothing but a plural death, a death multiplied by a million ?

Who the fuck do you think you are fooling with your "sweet" parables , with your so-called civilized airs, with your stiff collared shirts, gathered in hotel lobbies licking contracts, climaxing at the sight of signed contracts and done deals...and your breath stinking of alcohol and prostitutes, with your diagrams and power point slides proudly presented in liberation conferences for "reconstruction" ?!

A "reconstruction" you seek, the way you seek that ultimate high when you drop your bombs, when you smash to pieces, destroy, kill -- jerking off at the sight of blood... just like when you groan in the insides of the innocent....in Abu Ghraib, Bagram and Guantanamo to mention only a few...

You are nothing but the dictators of the new world order...with your well pressed suits and the holes in your socks that you are too miser to change... I know because one of the prostitutes you fuck on your business deals of reconstruction - told me...


She told me many things but I will give it all to you in small doses, like small cluster bombs of Freedom...

May 16, 2010

Men, Power and Death...


Say, "O disbelievers,
I do not worship what you worship.
Nor are you worshipers of what I worship.
Nor will I be a worshiper of what you worship.
Nor will you be worshipers of what I worship.
For you is your religion, and for me is my religion."
(The Holy Koran - The Disbelievers. Surat 109)


What a macabre title ! Yet so true...

I am "privileged" to be a witness of the Iraqi tragedy. Privileged is not the right word, but maybe it is...

Privileged to be alive, privileged to bear testimony, privileged to have learned some hard truths the very hard way...at a very heavy price...a deadly price...

But some important lessons only come that way...this is what I am left to conclude...and if I don't use this experience in a positive way, it will kill me too.

So what is positive about it? In itself nothing at all...quite the opposite...the only positive thing and again am not sure if positive is the right word -- but short of a better word that is probably eluding me right now -- the tearing away of myths and the awareness I was given by the force of circumstances, can be considered positive...and maybe I am to send a message to the world, an imperfect, incomplete message but a message nonetheless...

Tell me who you worship and I will tell you who you are. This is what am left with from the Iraqi tragedy...

I have realized that men worship Death...seriously am not kidding...the male gender loves killing, loves inflicting death - they worship the power they feel when they can terminate life...by any means...

Men worship Power...they are the disbelievers, the arrogant ones who will not humble themselves in front of Creation...and its Creator...

Not all forms of power are negative...self defense is an obligation, a lawful one, but this not the power am talking about...the kind of power we are witnessing in this new world order is indeed a lethal one...a cowardly one...at least in bygone days men were men, they used a sword and faced their opponents in the eye, they did not hide in super jets dropping bombs, nor did they hide behind guns, nor was gunpowder their smokescreen....

And why am I mentioning men here ?

I noticed that wars and occupations are led by men. I noticed that rape and torture are committed by men. I noticed that governments, industries, corporations, big business...the whole system is upheld by men...and the women who follow in their footsteps...

I noticed that men blame the "system" but that they contribute to it, perpetuate it, are part and parcel of it...

I, as a woman cannot divorce Iraq's tragedy from the male gender...or maleness...

I am no feminist,I don't need to be one...and I don't believe that all patriarchal systems are necessarily, inherently evil...nor are all patriarchs...but from what I have witnessed, I can tell you for sure that modern day man is the source of much evil...

And when am talking of modern day man -- am referring to all men, from all religious backgrounds and all nationalities....yes am generalizing...and I have every good reason to.

I am not into surveys and trying to fish out the good ones from the majority...I am talking of trends...and am talking of consequences...real palpable, tangible ones...am talking about Reality.

Men, the male gender is RESPONSIBLE for much of the tragedies, pain and suffering inflicted on this planet...

From wars of occupation, to prisons, to torture, to rape, to crimes, to polluting the earth....male power and its misuses are at the core of our downfall....and downfall it sure is...

By substituting himself for a God, the male allows himself all kinds of transgressions, all kinds of offenses...by abusing his role of "vicegerent" on earth, men have turned this place into a hell...a living hell...

Whether he is a Jew, a Muslim, a Christian, an Atheist, or Agnostic, or anything else..it does not matter anymore...he is leaving the ugliest footprints behind him, he's leaving a legacy of pain, grief, corruption and death...a spiritual, moral, physical death...

Everything he seeks to build with one hand, he destroys with the other...he can wipe away years of hard work with one destructive lethal act...he can break hearts, souls and bodies rendering them useless, impossible to piece together again...

He has worshiped himself as a God, has turned God into his own image, and has turned religion, ideology and the rest to suit his own destructive instincts...

Imbued with self, or more aptly illusions of self, a disconnected self, drunk with power, the male gender has wrecked havoc on all fronts....

A slave of his own ego, his own greed, his own lust, he believes himself to be free...when he is nothing but a slave...

Masquerading behind religion, principles, ideologies...he is nothing but a clown that can't even make you laugh no more...he will wear a thousand masks as long as he is not asked to look into himself, his gender, his own masculinity and what it means to be a man...he will continue day in, day out, like a robot, like the machines he constructs daily...until it breaks down...until he breaks down...then he cries out for help, only to realize that he is so alone and has always been so alone...

His refusal to look within and ask the hard questions, his egomania, his lack of connectedness with the Source of all Living things has turned him into a soulless, dead being himself...and I don't really care how many churches, temples or mosques he attends....and I don't care how many books he has read, and I don't care how many articles he has written....

You see am a typical female - I don't care much for your God, your Jesus Christ, your Elohim, your Hindu Divinity, your Buddha, your Marx, your Engels, your Darwin, or whatever other false god you worship...I look at your deeds, your acts and I check if they match/follow your words...basically I look if you walk the talk...and hardly any of you do...

You see am a typical female - I look at end results. And when I do so, I see men laboring day and night to crack some invention, some genetic code, some discovery, some formula, some equation...and I see their work serving Death...

You see am a typical female - I see the morgues, the prisons, the torture marks, the rapes, the mass graves, the blood, the explosions, the weapons, the toxins, the poisons, the widows, the orphans, the deformed infants and I see your male hands everywhere...behind these pictures...I see your male hands and the women who follow you in your shadows...

You see am a typical female - I give Life and you have given nothing but Death...

May 15, 2010

The Dark Side of the Moon...

This post was supposed to go on my other Uncensored blog and not here, since this one has become associated with matters pertaining to Iraq. But it got published here by mistake and I shall leave it here, because that is the way it was meant to be...

A couple of days ago, it was mother's day in the West, here that "special day" takes place on the 21st of March and not on the 13th of May.

So it got me thinking about mothers again...mothers and motherhood. I want to tackle motherhood in this post, the concept and the myths surrounding it...

For there are many myths surrounding motherhood and what it means to be a mother...myths that give birth to way too many emotional expectations that are DETRIMENTAL to relationships.

By the same token, I would like to tear down these myths and I am doing it with two purposes in mind 1) so women can start taking responsibility for their own actions and STOP using this motherhood thing to get away with murder and 2)so that mothers start being looked at, in a realistic manner instead of this see-saw vision, one minute up on a pedestal and one minute being taken down into the pits...(as every shrink will attest...)

Hence the title - the dark side of the moon.

I chose this title because the moon is traditionally associated with the Feminine,and all of its aspects, motherhood being one of them...and the dark side of the moon is those "shadow, negative" elements of the Feminine and motherhood is not exempt from them...

Moving away from archetypes and social issues, such a socialization, education, oppression of the feminine, class distinctions, etc...I want to concentrate on the current myths glorifying motherhood and mothers...

I am not saying this glorification is a bad thing, after all mothers give Life, but it does take a father too...and sadly fathers are always relegated to a second place and that is not necessarily a good thing.

Furthermore, the majority of the stories one reads about broken childhoods almost always revolve around the "terrible, horrible, brutal father"...and while it is true that men resort to their most basic instincts, their egos -- regardless of the welfare of others, it is not always the case....women, mothers (and I will use these two terms interchangeably) ALSO play a great part in family dynamics and in broken childhoods...

For the sake of convenience, I will eventually concentrate on Mothers in the East, by East I mean Eastern societies in general...even though am very aware that what am about to describe applies across the board to other societies as well...to Western societies even though there are sets of "social problems" in Western societies that are not typically found in Eastern ones - like mothers with addiction problems, drugs, sex, alcohol, etc...

But I really don't want to get bogged down in all of these social issues wherever they may be present...I really want to get to the core of the subject, and I do realize the difficulty in separating the environment, the culture, the background, the history from the individual -- but I also believe that there is a core essence in each that surpasses all these "limitations" and this is where the concept of "responsibility" comes in...

Eastern and Western societies glorify motherhood -- the mother and child image that remains stuck in every psyche....the image of unconditional love, unconditional sacrifice, tenderness, affection, attachment, nourishment, etc...and of course women/mothers by virtue of their biology are predisposed to fulfill that image...up to a point, up to a point when the child is dependent on them...

There is a great narcissism in motherhood, and this is where the dark side comes in.
I have heard countless women say "I, we made a beautiful baby" - I used to hear that among Western women - because their co-creation is not attributed to some God power moving inside of them....they like to think that they "made it". This for me is preposterous to say the least...In the East the narcissism manifests itself differently...but the end result is the same - a drunkenness with power.

And who says power says manipulation, abuse, neglect under its different form, control, humiliations and also physical violence...and yes these are present and they are perpetrated by women/mothers on their children and in particular on the female child. And thus the vicious cycle sets in...from generation to generation...

This dark side of the moon is seen and felt in family dynamics, whether this mother is a mother in law, or a wife...the sine-qua-non condition is that she must have born kids herself...and this is where the power is derived from - the act of creation.

Contrary to popular belief and stereotypes, mothers in the East are very powerful, within the domain they control best - the family.

Stories of mothers poisoning family relationships are plenty, mothers who would not let go of their sons and pit themselves as competitors with the wife, mothers who intrude in the private lives of their adult children, mothers who manipulate with illnesses, emotional blackmail, martyrdom, sacrifice, selfless giving and even love...to get their own way, and retain control and power...these are common...so common...

Yet none of the literature and the myths that this kind of literature carries points to these dark aspects, none...mothers are always glorified as these selfless creatures who would sacrifice it all...and in many instances it is true, but there is always a price tag, and the price tag is and can be hefty...and those who bear the price the heaviest are the children...always.

I am sure everyone has heard these famous lines -- I have sacrificed myself for you, I have given everything I had, I had to go through so much pain, I...I...I...
Guilt and shame are another form of manipulation. Children young or old, are left with this sense of complete indebtedness till the day of Judgment for all  these "sacrifices" - as if they have asked for them or have asked to be born...

In parallel, all these myths have contributed to much misunderstanding and conflict in male/female relationships...the classical one being all these men expecting to be unconditionally loved by the women in their lives, regardless of their behavior and acts -- a state of total immaturity, of infantile expectations - derived from their obstinate holding on to these myths of motherhood, thereby abdicating all emotional responsibility for themselves...

This essay is by no means conclusive nor exhaustive, there are too many other aspects I have not covered such as mothers under occupation and wars, mothers impoverished by ruthless economies, mothers with no access to health care nor education, mothers socialized into being perfect self less beings and wives, mothers who are denied their own individuality and have remained stuck in motherhood and biology...

I am aware of all these aspects, but am also aware of something that goes beyond these limiting aspects and it comes from a simple observation -- a very simple one.

It does not take a genius to get pregnant and you women have no control over your ovaries (contraceptives aside). What am trying to say really is that the Genius does not stem from yourselves, but from Life and the Creator of Life. Meaning that women are vessels of Life, recipients of Life and not givers of Life...

This is an important distinction...and because women are vessels of Life, they have every good reason to start defining themselves in broader terms, a broader Motherhood not just limited to biology and giving birth...hence for me it is imperative that women reconnect with the Universal Womb from which they are issued and find that core spiritual center in themselves, liberating themselves unto Life and setting others free in the process...

May 14, 2010

The Silence in Covering Iraq.


I was watching a documentary on/with Robert Fisk on Al-Jazeera, Iran's mouthpiece (most of the time).

I suppose Robert Fisk needs no introduction and I can assure you, I am not trying to promote him nor his books nor his generally lousy (most of the time) columns in the Independent. But compared to the frankly lousier P.Cockburn, who is more of the hotel journalism type ( hotel journalism are journalists who sit in their hotel rooms and concoct stories and Cockburn is a great knitter for the deadly vile militias of Iran in Iraq), Robert Fisk fares much better...

Fisk has been covering the Middle East, and has lived in Ze Lebanon for decades, with a few trips to Baghdad...

I will not transliterate the program, by no means...what I will do though, is use it a basis for this post...I am not sure where am heading with it, I will soon find out...

When describing some of the "wars" in the Arab world, in particular in Lebanon and the several Israeli incursions, the Sabra and Chatila massacres, Fisk says that one night he was lying in bed and he literally felt that he was being elevated on a mass of dead corpses, piled one on top of another...and this is when he said that after number 100 dead, he stopped counting...

He added -- each dead one, assuming he/she has a soul, would like their story to be told...since they did not live long enough to tell it themselves...

I feel the exact same way when writing about Iraq...even more so because none of these fascinated "journalists" with the Orient, really managed to give a full picture, an intimate one of the ongoing Death brought on by the Anglo American Iranian invasion and occupation of this innocent country and its innocent people...

I, too have stopped counting....not really...

I keep counting..secretly so...I do not send the articles to my publishing house, I do not get paid for each column and I don't live in an flat overlooking the Mediterranean sea, nor do I keep track in notebooks, I just mentally record it all, in photographic details, in colors....

And maybe the reason I am mentioning Robert Fisk is because he said something that is very pertinent, even though am not sure he applies it to himself....at least not when it comes to Iraq. He said - before being a journalist, reporter, and even though I try to stay objective (English objectivity-please don't make me laugh)
I am at the end of the day a human being and in covering "wars" one cannot not be affected...I can't send a report as if I am a covering a football game...

Sadly, this is what happened and is happening...reports on Iraq be it from the Fisk type or others do come out as football reports...in comparison to coverage of the Palestinian issue, Iraq fares much worse..

I told you, we are not sexy enough...the Oriental fascination has not gripped enough to give it one's 100%, the empathy/feelings lack...the gruesomeness is quickly dismissed as "well you know after 30 years of dictatorship"...and I will defy anyone to produce one article in which the current Iraqi carnage is mentioned and there is no mention of Saddam Hussein...even though he's been dead and over 180'000 Baathists have been murdered....but you will always see a line or two, mentioning them....

Do you know why ? Because that is the way they can keep the lid on, that is the way they can keep you silent...not that you really need it...you are deaf and mute when it comes to Iraq.

By constantly referring to Saddam Hussein, they inscribe the violence in a historical continuum thereby diluting, watering down the real turning point in contemporary Iraq - that of the Anglo American Iranian invasion in 2003.

For me, this in itself is being an accomplice in one the worst crimes of modern history.
This abstraction, negation, the cover up of Iraq never ceases to baffle me...it literally feels as if we don't exist...

And journalists, reporters are part of this silence, they are the holders of the veil of silence.

And when I see so-called educated wannabee writers, thinkers who deal with Arab politics repeat the same crass bullshit, and sadly Palestinians are not exempt from this category of crass - I am left to believe that this is indeed a jungle with each man for himself...and consequently I have deliberately lifted my hands off the Palestinian issue and do not mention it in my posts...

When I see even Palestinian and other Arab "thinkers" (more like idiots) deliberate in the same manner as some Western reporter -- then am left to conclude that indeed, Iraq has no one and that She is totally alone.

I cannot divorce myself from the Iraqi reality...however hard I try, and trust me I try very hard to "detach" and cut the umbilical cord --it is not possible, it is simply impossible...

Even if I were not an Iraqi myself, I would be unable to do so...because the extent of the crime is too glaring, too hideous, too shameful, too...and for me to abdicate in any form would be to forget my being human...

You see the story is no longer about Iraqis -- the Arabs, Muslims, Christians, etc... Iraqis. The story is about my own humanness, the story is about not losing it...trying hard not to lose it in a world where everything conspires for you to let go of it....to forget, to move on....

I am unable to do so...not when the blood of the innocent still covers the streets of this deeply wounded, ravaged country, this city of death and grief, this city of a million untold stories...

May 11, 2010

Expectations from the Dead...

I am sure someone, somewhere, is expecting me to write about the 99 Iraqis, killed today....a nasty peak of violence...an ugly violence since...the free democratic elections, since...2003 - year of freedom and liberation.

What are you expecting me to tell you ? That it's okay ? that I got used to it ? that am familiar with pools of blood and lost limbs to be recuperated....

Hey, run after your arm, it's right over there....hey, run after your leg, I just spotted it on the other side of the street...

But these are nothing but Iraqis, or Eyeraqis.(when will you assholes learn how to pronounce huh?)
Anyways who gives a fuck about them.

A couple of years ago, it was 3000 killed a day, today it is 99.99. Hey that's an improvement....the democratic surge, the elections are working well...you see it is a progressive process...Iraqis must get used to it...after all they lived under tyranny and dictatorship for so long...am telling you it's a process...a few thousands here and there, a few hundreds here and there...it will eventually work out.

Come on, don't sweat the small stuff.

So what's for dinner tonight ?
Did you ever manage to get into Sue Ellen's pants ?
No kidding ? get out of here, you actually scored that baseball game ?
Did you check out the latest from Celebrity's corner ? Angela Jolie is adopting another kid.
How are your Chakras today ? Check out my new Guru, he's just something else...
Did your therapist ante up your Prozac dose ? Hang in there, it will get better...
Don't tell me about credit cards debts....you should see mine.
Hon, when will we get our dream house ?
I am so angry at my fucking medical insurance company...they will not reimburse me for these tests...
Oh My God, he was such a hunk..that restaurant was awesome..
Okay I get it, it's just because am gay..hey I have feelings too...
Lemme tell you, that new diet is just mind blowing...
Brothers and Sisters, Jesus is your Savior...
Ladies and Gentlemen, this is your President speaking...

99 Iraqis were killed today, they died today...hundreds, scores of injured...scores of injured...

So how was that football game - who scored ?

99, who ?

May 8, 2010

A Racist Occupation...

This is one of my favorite quotes from Albert Memmi. And it must be read several times...slowly, carefully....

Racism does not limit itself to biology or economics or psychology or metaphysics; it attacks along many fronts and in many forms, deploying whatever is at hand, and even what is not, inventing when the need arises.  (Albert Memmi, Racism)

The discourse around the Anglo-American-Iranian occupation of Iraq, a racist, sectarian, chauvinistic occupation -- contains much bullshit and partial truths.

I'd hear over and over again --- it's the oil, it's economics, it's capitalism, it's corporations, it's big business, it's geopolitics, it's strategy, it's imperialism...every kind of ism would be put forward...except one

RACISM.

And I abide by the Albert Memmi's definition of racism...an all encompassing one, that goes beyond economics and geopolitics...

The Occupation of Iraq is based on Pure Racism...religious racism, racial racism, sectarian racism, ethnic racism, ideological racism, political racism, economic racism...etc...

Your "Marxist, leftist, liberal, progressive..." theories and analysis are way too limited to explain this occupation...

And I think I know why...

And another quote by Albert Memmi will give it to you, in plain language...

There is a strange kind of tragic enigma associated with the problem of racism. No one, or almost no one, wishes to see themselves as racist; still racism persists, real and tenacious.

May 6, 2010

Genetically Modified...

Some years ago, I knew a Western woman...she was was not exactly a friend, more like an acquaintance, a friend of a good friend of mine.
Anyways, this woman I will call her Marion, was newly wed and she and her husband were very much looking forward to having a baby.

When Marion got pregnant, after careful planning, because Westerners love to plan everything right down to the last cent -- she had all the medical care she needed. Tests, ultrasounds and the rest....and during her 4th month of pregnancy she underwent the usual exam to determine that her baby was a healthy fetus.

Marion was devastated when her doctor informed her that her baby had some genetic deformity and she had to undergo an abortion. Marion then lapsed into a severe depression despite the fact that her doctor assured her that she can still have healthy babies in the future, she'd panic at the thought of getting pregnant again and her marital relation suffered a severe blow which ended up in a divorce...

During her grieving period, her friends and family showed her the utmost support...everyone sympathized with her losing a 4 month old fetus, empathy overflowed, so did the pampering, and the endless sessions with specialized psychiatrists who tried their best to help Marion overcome her grief...

It was a big deal...very big deal...how could nature deal such a fate to Marion - everyone wondered...and I saw heads shake in disbelief at this cruelty...and heard the exclamations of horrified indignation, for one pregnancy gone awry.

I felt - well yes it is sad, but it is not the end of the world. She's lucky she found out in mid pregnancy instead of waiting till delivery and she's still young and in good health, she has access to medical services, she lives in a healthy environment, she has a good diet, she has support, and she can get pregnant again...

The fuss was overdone in my opinion...but then Westerners care so much about life, healthy babies, healthy families, and their absolute right to have all of the above in the best conditions possible...

Years passed, I don't know what happened to spoiled Marion, maybe she conceived again, maybe she's still getting over the fact that she had to terminate a pregnancy because of some nature's mishap...but what I do know on the other hand -- is that thousands of Iraqi mothers are being asked not to get pregnant at all...

The latest I heard and it is unofficial, is that in Basra, doctors are advising women not to get pregnant for the next 25 years. Basra being an enclave of the shiite government, no one dares publicly announce that. It just circulates in secret among the newly wed...

In Falluja on the other hand, it is official --women are publicly advised not to have any babies, no number of years are indicated -- it is assumed for a long, long time...

The reason for this pregnancy dissuasion stems from the fact that the West who cares so much about its own little infants, had absolutely no qualms into pouring tons of lethal chemicals as in Weapons of Mass Destruction over the people of Basra and Falluja --to name but a few...chemical weapons like depleted uranium and phosphorus which caused cancer rates to soar among children and which produced the most ugly looking monsters -- genetically modified by "freedom and democracy"...

The mothers of Falluja and Basra don't have the luxury of some Marion...and their little Frankensteins are not a product of some odd nature's mishap.. no. Their little ones have been planned and conceived in Washington DC and 10 Downing Street. Their are the fruit of the West. The West's labor...and our pangs.

No one will fuss over the Iraqi mothers, nor will they receive the satin gloved support and empathy like Marion did...they will just lie in that delivery room, assuming there is one...and expel one monster after another...made in America and Great Britain.





But you see there is one thing that probably escapes you...these monstrous infants, these deformed babies -- not of nature but of your "civilization" -- are only a reflection of you own ugliness...in themselves these infants are beautiful...and in yourselves, you are just plain hideous.


Additional Reading: : British army to be sued for War Crimes.


Picture: Iraqi infants from Falluja -- courtesy of America and "Great" Britain.

May 3, 2010

The Truth is Out.

The Truth is out and there's absolutely nothing you can do about it....no amount of whitewashing, of covering up, of denying, of adding more lies, justifications, explanations, rationalizations will cover it up no more...It is OUT.

Brave, courageous, noble Iraqis have made sure that the Truth is uncovered....and your deceit exposed.

All the lies you have been collectively and individually spinning in public, in private, have been denounced, all the lies have fallen like a deck of cards....gone...gone...gone.... This is OUR Victory !

Two VERY important articles.

- The translation by Hussein Anwar of an article by Hawk of Iraq and true Iraqis are hawks -- of the names and locations of the Badr Brigade commanders, their positions, their affiliation to the Shiite clergy, their affiliation to Iranian intelligence, their affiliation to the Mahdi Army of Muqtada Al-Sadr your "anti occupation hero" (hahahaha), the abominable crimes and ethnic cleansing they perpetrated...all is there --  Black on White

This article is VERY important because if you read it CAREFULLY it points to even more truths...

the OBVIOUS Iranian role in :
a) the occupation of Iraq in consort with the US.
b) the role of Iran and its intelligence operatives  in the so-called Shiite Intifada of the South in the early 90's in the aftermath of Gulf War 1.
c) the full knowledge of the Americans of these operations before and after 2003.
d) the confirmation of what I have said before - namely that the Mahdi Army of Al-Sadr and the Badr Brigades of Hakeem are one and the same. -- see my post of February 11, 2010 where I stated in no uncertain terms :

And this is a SURE piece of information that I have deliberately kept away from public knowledge until the time was right.. And now, the time is right...
Muqtada Al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army, are NOT a separate organization from the Badr Brigades/Maghaweer of Ammar Al-Hakeem (ISCI) and tied to the Iranian Revolutionary Guards or Quds Brigades of Tehran.


a close reading of the Hussein Anwar translation, will show that commanders of the Mahdi Army and the Badr Brigades are one and the same. And it is a  MUST READ.


e) what I have always previously and will always maintain namely that -- Iran inside Iraq operates on many fronts, opening up several "political windows" in terms of parties, militias, personalities, organizations, both overt and covert, and if one falls, there is another one to pick up where the other left off. In other words this show that there are several shiite parties that are essentially competing for power is true on one level only...in the end they all serve the same purpose that of Iran's ideology and the myth of Shi'a revivalism as a way of "liberation from oppression" - MYTH because it is a cloak, a cover for a fascist, racist, anti-Arab political ideology/movement, who is expansionist in nature, and which bases itself on some historical grandeur of what was called the Persian empire.

f) the obvious conclusion is that the United States and its Jewish Zionists and fascist Iranian advisers knew fully well that it was handing Iraq over to the most retrograde, criminal elements available. And that was the whole point of the exercise. Iraq was to be destroyed by IRAN through the U.S. And this diabolical plan can only be inscribed into a greater plan that will hit at every single Arab Muslim country sooner or later...and at the heart of this evil conspiracy lies Jewish Zionism and Shia Revivalism which for me clearly point in the same direction...

And it is therefore NO COINCIDENCE that the most zealot advocates of Shiite rights were none other than the Jewish Zionists engineers of Iraq's occupation and please include Chomsky - the "progressive"- in the lot.

- The second important article is the one produced by the Brussels Tribunal. Finally, an article by the BT  that clearly and unequivocally exposes and condemns the whole array of grotesque human rights violations and crimes in Iraq since our American "liberation".  And you MUST READ it.

These two articles are closely tied together... but it will not stop here...because soon you will receive even more information on the criminal role of the sectarian, fascist, shiite parties, to complete the picture...

The Truth is indeed Out ....and it has exposed the greatest majority of you. And it will NOT go unaccounted for...Of that, you can be sure.

May 1, 2010

Torturing the Agonizing.

Warning - VERY GRAPHIC LINK.

I am posting a video from Shiistan...I don't feel like doing it, but I have to. And I will translate for you the gory stuff...

I have erased the video. I don't want these gruesome sights on my blog. You can check the video HERE. The translation is below.

A detainee has been tortured by "Iraqi forces" in a police station until death, Al-Sharqiya TV has not been able to get any information as to why this detainee has been tortured in this most abject way. Al Sharqiya TV asks it viewers not to allow children and others to view this clip out of respect for humanity. (what fucking humanity ???)

The Iraqi government has kept quiet when it was handed this film by Al-Sharqiya. And would not reply to any questions as to why and whom this detainee is and why this horrific torture.


Welcome to your Freedom and Democracy of the new Iraq, where the agonizing are tortured until their last breath...

Tied....


Someone asked me today - what ties you so much to Iraq ?
What a silly question - I thought to myself.... I did not reply...
So he repeated it again - why the silence ? What is it that ties you so much ?

I saw my garden blooming with Jasmin flowers, spreading their scent in the whole neighborhood,  I saw the palm trees where I would recline underneath their merciful shade, I smelled the wet earth where I'd leave my naked footprints, I heard my mother shouting from the kitchen and the smell of food dragging me in...I saw my grandmother's smile as she was preparing tea, I heard my aunts fight over suitors, I felt the evening breeze caress my face, I saw the stars covering me in the chilly mornings, I heard the grocer greet me and offering me free oranges, I saw the souks and the warmth of the teasing and laughter, I smelled my grandfather's attic and his books, I saw Um Abbas carrying fresh cream at the crack of dawn, I saw my first love throwing my first love letter over the garden wall....

 I replied - the earth, the sky, the people...

So he said - this is not an answer...this is too vague, so what is it that ties you ?

And I answered - Love.


Painting: Iraqi female artist, Betool Fekaiki.