Tell Me a Secret: 01/01/2005 - 02/01/2005

Sunday, January 30, 2005

Today, was full of explosions.
i didnt leave the house, and the same goes for so many families.
i saw the press conference of the "highest commission for the elections" who organized, supposadly, everyting in the elections, right after the voting centers closed, 5 pm this afternoon.
the journalists asked the excecutive director: how did you know that the percentage of the voters in iraq is 72% like you announced?
he asnwered: "well, the head of every voting center estimated that basing on the length of the line of the voters as he saw it!"
hehehe! see how sceintific? how accurate? he actually said that!
the way the voting happened, is that you go to the voting center, and you go to the man that is your ration dealer, the one that you take the ration from him every month, so you tell him that you are gonna vote, he marks your name on his list, and then you vote!!!
that way the goverment will know exactly who voted and who didnt, two dealers said that the next years' card won't be given to those who didnt vote..
Tara, my great producer and wonderful friend, designed a joke, i gave it to a freind of mine here in baghdad to draw it but i couldnt scan it because no shops are openned in baghdad, anyways, its for Bush removing the curtain and producing the new Iraqi president, Mr. 245 ( a number only, the president doesnt think its safe to reveal his name) and the picture of the Iraqi president, wearing a cover on his face, like the national guard.
well it's very much possible in Iraq today!
there is a very funny thing that i noticed in baghdad, when you face a police check point, you find a small street to the right, right before the check point!
well, its in the manual, if you dont know, that check point should be put in a palce where you cant neither turn back nor go anywhere once you see the checkpoint, so once you see it its over, you cant avoid it, but the Iraqi police understand that so many people carry personal weapons, and maybe some of the resistanse people would be going from that road loaded with PRGs, if that's the case, they are willing usually to attack any check point to go through, so the police just want to go home safe, why go through all the trouble? put the check point after a tun to the right! so then anyone with weapons goes to the right, anyone without weapons goes through the check point, and everyone is happy and satisfied!

Thursday, January 27, 2005

I know I know….I missed you all too!
I am so sorry for being away for such a long time. I have been very busy, then I thought of you poor people, there must be millions of you opening their eyes every morning hoping to find a new post from me, so I thought, why don’t I blog and make you all happy?
Hehe I know, I am so great, and so modest too;)
I know what is it that you want to talk about…
Oh, wait that is what I always love to talk about, I am sure you want to know about boring stuff like art and stuff right?
Hoofff…ok, what can I do, there are so many of you and only one of me! I will do
What you want;)
Are you into theatre?
Cause you are all about to witness one of the biggest and most expensive ones in the history: The Elections in Iraq.
If you're asking me (and I am sure you are, since you took the effort of remembering my URL and actually came here, again!), I think that the elections are nothing but an American game to give some kind of legitimacy to their presence in Iraq, by creating a government that supposedly is a legal Iraqi government, that is authorized "legally" to ask them to stay in Iraq, and will justify then, the much harsher attacks against anyone that resists their presence, the excuse will then be that: The elected Iraqi government asked us to do so and so.
Well, the same thing is happening now, but since the Americans are getting more and more embarrassed everyday for the shameful results of their occupation, what's better than giving Iraqis the "democracy" and "freedom "to the point that they themselves can ask the Americans to stay?
Very funny ha? Haha? Well I don’t think so.
This is the biggest theatre and the lowest one I ever saw, the first elections in the history were people don’t know who is running, and the ones that are running never announced any political or economical agenda, we don’t even know their names for crying out loud, they are too afraid to announce their names!!!!!
CBC is making a documentary about me, the Canadian channel, and I have been interviewing people, less than two weeks before the elections, and asking them: what are these elections for? And so many people think that it's to choose an Iraqi president, not a parliament! People don’t even know what these elections are for!!
Wanna hear something people don’t know too? These elections are not only to chose a parliament!! they are also to chose a municipality!! people will go to vote twice, two deferent ballots and two deferent boxes, in the same location and the same day, and no one knows about this!
Here is one new information for you!
Did you know that the "ration" card of year 2005, that allows you to take sugar, flower and few other things too, which have been the main resource for Iraqi families' food since early nineties, will not be given except for those who will vote?
When you go to the voting center they give you a paper that allows you to take the card from the ratio shop in your neighbor!
Freedom… democracy…yahhhhoooooo! cheer up Iraqis and live happy!
The way the elections will happen is that people will write the number of the "list" that they want to vote for, that lists contains so many parties and people that no one knows their names, EXCEPT!:
The Shea list, which is now a religious duty to vote for, that is more important than praying and fasting, as Sistani said when he "ordered" Shea to go vote, and I am sure he didn’t mean that he wants people to vote for the communist party, do you?
And the other one that we all know is, guess who? Yes! Allawi! He, unlike all others, had the chance to declare his name since people already know him and he has all the American protection, so there is nothing to be worried about, or is there?
Well Allawi is spending like crazy on TV promotions on satellite channels, he also got 6 hours on air with Arabiya channel that seems to be rewarding him for his struggle against Aljazeera, anyways, Allawi has posters in the streets, but none of them survives for more than few hours, a day sometimes, before people tear them apart, I wonder where does he get the money for his campaign for? I will give you three options to test your brilliance: 1.Santa 2. His own many 3.our friends in the states?
And to tell you the truth people in the street are very sure that his list and the Shea list are already winning lists, voting and stuff is only the boring routine work.
I am sure that these elections came very much this way:

Condi: good morning Mr. preeesident
Bush: good morning Condi have a seat...
Condi: Mr. preeesident.. I think that we should make elections…….
Bush: come on Condi for God's sake again? I am still so tiered of the last one! And weren’t we supposed to have them only once every four years?
Condi: no Mr. preeeesident... I meant elections in Iraq!
Bush: ohhh! They are officially a part of the states now? That’s great! But ia m afraid we will have to some tricks again, Kerry will do his best to win Iraqi's votes, I hate this guy!
Condi: no no Mr. preeesident….I meant Iraqi elections for an Iraqi president!
Bush: other than me?
Condi: yes sir! We need one that can speak Iraqi!
Bush: hoofff! I should have learned that earlier!
Condi: don’t worry Mr. preeesident you still have a good chance, start learning Persian, sir!

Hehehe very funny right? Well I don’t think so.

I am afraid that the danger behind these election isn’t only in all what I said before, but I am afraid that it will be the bullet to kill the national unity, Shea want it and willing to defend it, Sonna don’t want it and willing to stop it, add to that recipe a lot of weapons and you will get a civil war.
I am for the elections as a principle, of course, but not these elections, not before so many thigns are cleared and discussed, I don’t even mind a shea government if shea are the majority, that would be their right, right? (there aren’t any kind of statistics, official or not, about the percentage of Sonna and Shea) but once shea take most of the votes, what would prevent them from ruling iraq with a Sharea law based on the Shea principles? What prevents that knowing that shea voted basing on a fatwa from Sistani that makes voting a religious duty? Will the Sonna agree on this? Will the Kurds agree on this? What about Kirkuk? What about the national revenue, how is it going to be distributed? Now you cant have a job in some nay governmental ministries and agencies if you don’t have a recommendation from a Shea party, how do you think will it be if there was a really Shea government? How do you assure al the parties, other than Shea in Iraq, that their rights will be saved and guaranteed?
Sonna, Kurds and of course also Christians and Turkman?
What guarantees the integrity of this elections while its held under the occupation?
Once all that is discussed and cleared, we will hold elections very smoothly, and we will all protect it against any foreign parties.
The Americans are stupid, but they aren’t THAT stupid, they must know that a civil war is really close if they continue along their present path of divide and rule, so they must, therefore, WANT this result, I Ask God that Iraqis continue to resist this idea by all means possible like they have been doing for the last two years, say Ameen!
Did I tell you about ballots? Besides the rumors that they are for sell if you have the money, I discovered that a ballot was sent to the ratio center to be given to all people, even Arabs! I can go take one! And I will only need an Iraqi ID to go vote! And you have no idea how easy it is to make a fake one hear, most of Sonna, about %80 basing on the survey made by the Islamic party, and about 90% basing on a survey made by a commission that works for the ministry of internal affairs, are not going to vote so they didn’t take their ballots, where do the ballots go then?
Today I interviewed some people that are running for the elections (as a part of my work for, and they said that they have no guarantees that this process will be honest and fair, they just said "we hope so!! At least we will try to keep close to try to expose the tricks if we could!!"
So if that’s what the candidates think, what do you expect from an average Iraqi to think?

Saturday, January 15, 2005

I am sure that you heard of a programm called the millioner, of cource this program has been re-produced so many times in so may countries around the world, in the Arab homeland, the program had the name " who is gonna win the million?", the host was George Qirdahi, who did great work in that program and became very famous all over the Arab world.
George Qirdahi started a new show lately called "open up your heart" or soemthign like that, the idea is that if you hurt someone very bad and you want to apologize for him in a very special way, you go to the show company and tell them the name of the person you want to apologize to, and they invite him to come ot the show, in Lebanon, they pay for the plane tickets and everything, but they dont tell you who invited you to apologize to you.
now the host makes an interview with the person that wants to apologize, and asks him to tell the audionce what exactly did he do to that other person, that made him want to apologize this way!
so if you are invited to go to the show, you go not knowing who invited you, during the show time, you sit in the same hall with the person that invited you, without knowing that, cause you would be seperated by a courtain, and the host tells the invited person the name of the person that invited him, and asks him about the story between them, and then gives him the choice to open the curtain and see that person to accept his apology, or not to open it and just go home.
I saw it for the first time last night (or was it the night before?) and when the host interviewd the guily guy, Hamze, to know what did he do to Muneer, he said: well Muneer was my best friend, and he took care of me, and he is a wounderful person, but he was in love with a girl, and i fell in love with that same girl so i tried all i can to seperate between them till serious problems happened between them, and i used to live with Muneer in the same house, so i used to pick up the phone, and when its a call form work to Muneer i would usually tell them that he isnt there or that he is sleeping so he was fiered form his job because of that!, but after a while i felt bad about what i did to Muneer and went to apologize to him, he was among his friends, and he didnt accept my apology, so i was so angry cause i thought that i didnt do anything to be treated this way! and i sent a msg to his girl telling her that Muneer is seeing many other girls while i know its not true, and i sent a msg to his father telling him that Muneer is in a relation with a girl and he is about to marry her without your knowledge, or osmethign like that (which isnt true too) !
I couldnt stop laughing, I laughed and laughed and laughed, I mean he totally distroyed Muneer's life, he ruined the relation between him and his fiance, the relation between Muneer and hsi father, he was the reason Muneer was fired from his job, and yet he didnt think that he did anything bad enough, to the point that Muneer wouldnt accpet his apology!
this incident rang some bells inside my head:
now you go to a country to occupy it for no legal reason (is there any legal reaosn to occupy a country?) and you bomb it and you kill thousands and thousands and distroy the infra structure and and and and...then you act really surprised when you see the reasction, the resistance?!
You must know very clearly, that resistance is made of iraqi people mostly, supported by others form defferent arab countries, and that people support resistance widely, but they condemn terrorism, everyone condems the killing of innocent people, Quran states that whoever kills an innocent soul is like he killed every soul ever created!
"insurgancy" as the americanas call it, is the natural responce for the occupation, people support it, and fund it, and protect those who are involved in it, otherwise, how come no one ever reported the resistance people? excpet for spies that are paid for that?
do Iraqis support killing police?
well, we need the police to control the crimes, and we need them to keep security so that the occupation doesnt use the excuse of "protecting Iraqis" to stay in Iraq, but no one can defend the national guards, they are nothing but the right hand of the occupation, they were the first to kill Iraqis in Falluja and in Najaf and everywhere, they protect the American army and fight side by side with them, they are mercenaries, they kill their own people, and cooperate with the occupation, for less than $300 a month.
Iraq is an Arabic land, %95 of the population are moslims, and the rest are mostly christians, we lived together in peace since ever, and hopefully will for ever.
Americans are occupation Forces, anyone that helps the occupation to stay one day longer is a legal target for the resistance, traitory isnt a "point of view" at all.
we believe in peace, we want to live in peace, enough wars! enough killing! but being silent while getting killed doesnt mean that you are peaceful, it means that you are weak, and only days will show which is stronger, the will of Iraqis or the weapons of Americans?
lets wait and see!

Saturday, January 08, 2005

Hi guys...
i am in Amman, jordan now for few days.
Amman is a nice city..
its has everything you need, there is Mcdonald and Bugerking and all these things, you can go visit the starbucks can read any americans newspaper or magazine you want...
If you are american, you would feel just like you are home...
I am away of my beloved Baghdad...
i hope that she is well, i know she misses me:)
living here in has a deferent taste, not having to lock the doors, knwo what i mean? you can go out late and stay out all night walking in the streets...which is something i really miss doing.
we have 24/24 - 7 electricity!
hehe, isnt this just strange?
and the server works very well, so i can connect to the internet anytime too!
i know i havemt been updating lately, sorry for that, i am really busy.
but think of it, if you have so much gold you wont feel its value right?
take care of yourselves all of you, you all are in my thoughts and prayers...
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