I have been thinking that we have a very good chance to vote the constitution out, since all what we need is two thirds of the voters in three cities only, perfect! Anbar, Mosul and Salahiddeen will do the work for sure, that's all what we need, three cities! too easy, too do-able, almost guaranteed results already...go people, go my friends, go my brothers..vote NO to the constitution...do this effort for your own country and your own future...
we have a very good chance! i was thinking.
and then it hit me like a vase on the back of my head: WAIT A MINUTE.
why did "they" make it so easy? why why why why?? they know that it will be rejected for sure with this kind of rules!
and then my cloud of hope was pushed by the wind of thoughts.
this constitution will pass anyways, i promise you, and i hate to say that but in a day or two, when the results come our i am gonna say: i told you so.
The idea is to make rules that make it look very easy to vote the constitution out, so sonna (last men standing) participate and vote, while the shea stand, driven again by sistani telling them they are going to hell if they don't vote yes, and the Kurdish stand, driven away with their leaders telling them they will go to the hell of shame and humiliation and Saddam-isim if they were even close to Arabs in one country on any level, stands are well known and expected.
the trick today, is that while sonna did the right thing and didn't participate in the last elections, so that any puppet government that would be appointed ("elected") doesn't at least have their votes, now are going to vote, and the results will be yes anyways, what you are going to hear now for the coming few years is that: Iraqis approved the constitution in democratic elections, see, the laws were too easy, but those insurgents that don't support the liberation, couldn't even get two thirds in three cities only, see how easy? three cities out of eighteen only! and they couldn't do it! while the very majority of Iraqis are peace loving good pro democracy Iraqis and voted freely and approved the constitution!
Now it's going to be done with the names of Sonnis in it, too sad.
i Have already got news from people that were supervising the voting centers and other people living in Iraq: in Sonni areas voting centers were relocated many times, people were confused and didn't know where to vote, in many centers people went to vote and they weren't allowed to, their names somehow weren't there, some centers didn't make the voters dip their fingers in ink, which means they could vote more than one time, in other centers by noon there was almost none of the supervisors that are supposed to supervise the "honesty" of the process and report violations, there were large numbers of police and national guards, in other centers, a bus from Badr brigade came full of men that took over a voting center and asked the supervisors to leave and told them they will take it form there, said Hatam abu Ahmed, one of the supervisors in the voting center of the school of Ashawis in the Zaafaraniya, Baghdad. the police of Kirkuk issued arresting orders against representatives of most of the political parties, and the officials in the voting centers, for clear violations in the voting process. stories about mass transfer of people from Kurdistan to vote in Kirkuk, and mass transfer of people from the south to vote in Baghdad, and particularly to one voting center that is going to be counted as an Anbar center, although it was in Baghdad, and particularly in al Mansour,
in the "female-teachers institution" voting center, a convoy of cars full of voters coming from the south (Shea majority) protected by police cars, shouting yes for the constitution, voted in that center too, coming fromt he university of baghdad which was assigned as a gathering point for them, where voters were then taken by cars protected to vote inspite of the curfue, according to the Iraqi rabita
Abd Arrazaq al Joboori, the head of the " Iraqi independent front " (my translation) in Mosul, said that 80- 85% of people voted in mosul with NO, he gave specific examples with numbers, for example the voting center of Osama bin Zaid, in the Orooba neighbour, 6 000 people voted, 5 000 among them voted with no, and the rest of centers are close to this ratio too in Mosul, and he says that people in mosul are willing to use all legal ways to chalenge the results if they were manipulated.
Mosul wil be the city that determines the results of the whole voting process, since Anbar and Salahiddeen are a sure NO. you can read the post of Najma
, a star from Mosul about that too.
According to Al-Jazeera, an official in the "independent committee for the elections" (my translation) which is responsible of organizing all the elections process, said that the magorioty of voters in Anbar and Salahiddeen voted with no, while early estimations say that about 95% voted with NO in Samarra, he said, which is another governorate with magority of sunna.
Baghdad has a very good chance of being a NO if shy Al Sadir, was less shy and clearly ordered his followers to vote no, Sadr tries not to look as clear opposition to the Hawza, which is the shea leadership in Najaf headed by Sistani, Sadr tries to confirm always that he is part of the Hawza, but still he was against the constitution so he adviced his followers to ask the advice of grand Ayato Allah Alha'iri who is located in Qum Iran, if they should vote with yes or no, Hai'ri said, i will quote and translate " I prefer to be cut into parts, rather voting with yes to this constitution " Al Ha'iri added that this constitution is going to divide Muslims and strengthen the occupation.
Sadr followers then distrubited papers in Iraqi, specially the city of Nasiriyya, a copy of the fatwa of Hai'ri, the Sadr stand led to that the Italian army came to the Sadr office in Arrifa'i city, and asked everyone to evacuate the office, and when they refused Italianos openned fire, which lead to the Sadrists to fight back leading to a small battle.
people went to vote and lined up under the strong sun while they were fasting, to reject the constitution.
ohhh...occupation, when is it going to end?