Tell Me a Secret: Not Again!

Thursday, May 12, 2005

Not Again!

I got home yesterday to find that a car-bomb exploded just couple of hours before, about 100 meter away only from our house.
I entered the house and saw the pieces of glass and decorations on the ground...
"Not again!" I told myself.
I checked on the neighbors to see if they all were alright, and then went to the explosion site, in front of one of the most poplar markets in the area, one Iraqi woman died, few injured and many cars were burned, and heaps of broken glass shrapnel on the ground around the site.
"terrorists "....
I told myself...
"Criminal terrorists".
before the war, I don't remember having terrorists putting car-bombs in front of local markets.
before the occupation, I don't even remember that I knew the term car-bomb.
Since last year, a rate of 50-60 attacks per day against the occupation were recorded, and among these 50-60 attacks, a very small minority causes any loses in lives or damages to properties, but chose any day, like the day of this car-bomb, and you will find the occupation forces and the government reporting to the media almost only the attacks that hurt civilians or properties, just as a part of the government's/occupation's efforts to discredit resistance, as if resistance is responsible for all terrorism that is taking place in Iraq.
One day terrorism will go away, and by terrorism I mean the occupation, and all it's tails, and the rest of the terrorists right after.
resistance? Cool
terrorism? NOT cool!


Blogger Ninnevah said...

hold on....i dont agree with all that...why dont you see it from the point of view that the resistance are ppl with their own families that cannot live the peaceful life that they would like due to the occupation forces being present, so this is their way of saying "you are not wanted"

5/12/2005 01:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

of course there is an iraqi resistance, and with good reason!

the u.s. invaded, installed a puppet government filled with Iraqi ex-patriots, rewrote the laws to privatize the iraqi economy so it could be controlled by western interests, and now is building permanent military bases. There is no plan to leave. Just the opposite. The U.S. is interested in controlling the flow of oil and in the military domination of the region.

To add insult to injury, add the torture at Abu Graib, the demolition of Fallujah, and as many as 100,000 Iraqis killed (mostly by Americans and foreign troops).

So of course, there is an Iraqi resistance. I see this as a continuing phase in a war of occupation and colonial control. Weapons of mass destruction (that was pure bullshit invented by bush and company to invade).

Remember, the U.S. protected the oil ministry during the invasion (when most other ministries, hospitals, precious artifacts, the library went unprotected). Hmmm, now why was that I wonder!!?

5/12/2005 09:39:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As always, it seems to me that ordinary civilians are paying most of the price of whatever ideological battles are being waged. The US seeks to protect and expand corporate interests, the Ba'athists seek to regain lost power, jihadists seek to pursue their extremist agenda, and all of them think nothing of the multitude of innocents that they harm with their actions. None of them care for the carpenters, shopkeepers, plumbers, teachers and all the other ordinary people who only wish to live and raise their children in a decent environment. Those who perpetrate their acts of violence among these civilians are despicable. There are also resistors, those who have been driven to violence by loss and despair, and these people do not target innocent bystanders but perhaps rationalize their deaths as acceptable collateral damage in the battle for freedom. These are also guilty. The former are guilty of murder, the latter of manslaughter, a lesser crime perhaps but does it make any difference to the dead civilians and their families who killed them or why? They were non-combatants, but they are just as dead. I cannot imagine any justification for the loss of these many innocent lives - whether terrorist or resistance, those whose actions result in the deaths of peaceful civilians are criminals.


5/13/2005 05:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many times do we have to say we WANT to leave? What would you have us do? Pick up stakes and leave Iraq to the tender mercies of the Jihadi's? Or are you part of the "Return of Saddam" movement? We, the US, WANT out of Iraq. Help us to end this so-called insurgency so we can establish a level of PEACE, and LEAVE.
THEN if we do will have your reasons, but until then, DO NOT BLAME THESE DEATHS on the US/Coalition forces.

5/13/2005 06:02:00 PM  
Blogger Alvaro Frota said...

Hi, Khalid:

Bush is the number one terrorist in the world.

He ordered the "call-the-coops-number-day" to allow his warmongers to steal the oil of Iraqi people and protect the rogue state of "Israel".

Only a very stupid person is incapable to see it. But, in the EUA, the "vsp" are the very majorit.

And Bush has black operations teams that are exploding things in Iraq in order to blame Iraqi Resistence and divide and rule Iraqi people. Only "vsp" don't see it.

In Brasil, there are a lot of "vsp" too. They don't see that Lula da Silva sent troops to Haity in order to protect the Bush's puppets here.

Good luck to you, Iraqi Resistance! Kill all colaborators and USA soldiers you can. Kill all of them without mercy. You are in the front against the rogue State number one in Earth, the USA. The destiny of the human kind is in your hands.

5/13/2005 11:44:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey romanesq, i, as an "arab poster" have all my relatives still living there so im not exactly speaking blindly.

maybe thanks to the unstable situation there, i just dont have the choice to live or even see my country.

5/14/2005 04:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

May the US continue to pay in blood and money for their atrocities in Iraq.

May the anti-US fighters follow the US home and fight them on their own territory, now, rather than waiting for the end of the occupation of Iraq - which may never end.

In the West's eyes Arabs are expendable, and especially the dog soldiers sent to kill the Arab Nation. It is better to destroy the illegitimate Iraqi government and occupation forces now, rather than suffer the slow death of 30 more years of mass killings and torture.

Do not be fooled into believing that the bombing of civilians is being carried out by anybody other than US agents, using criminals bribed with huge amounts of money, given free passage out of Iraq and anonynmity in return.

The US views the Iraqi civilian population as an inconvenience which is preventing them from getting at Iraq's mineral resources. Iraq will be seen as a heroic country in the future - upon the defeat of the occupation forces.

5/14/2005 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sad to see the road of "progress" (and I hope it is) filled with so many tragedies and losses. Reading your blog makes me appreciate my home all the more and the desire that the violence and hatred in your region will disappear in your lifetime or sooner ... and that will be my prayer!

5/14/2005 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lest you forget, Hussein was supported by Papa Bush. Rumsfeld himself travelled to Iraq, met with Hussein and shook his hand!

The U.S. was at the least silent - and even complicit - in the face of Hussein's use of chemical weapons.

The layers of hypocrisy are deep, deep, deep. the u.s has successfully created whole new generations of people who despise the u.s. government. the invasion was illegal. the initial puppet government and now this latest imposed "democracy" means that those who side with the americans are (with good cause) seen as suspect and/or traitors. there are many who are willing to violently resist u.s. imperialism. and the majority looks on, horrified by the bloodshed and exhausted by the miserable conditions.

the first and foremost terrorists here (overused word - we can thank shrub for that) are the americans who invaded a country for oil and military domination, not to mention a perverse form of theocratic christian fundamenalism. hmmmm, one might call them (bushco) the american taliban.

5/15/2005 02:12:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Romanesq, I don't understand. 150 thousand US troops did not go into Iraq to seek "victory" out of love and kindness and caring, much to your Shock and Awe they wanted to kill people with bombs and tanks.
You say these people have never had democratic leadership or experience, but what nations worked together to ensure this never happened? For example the Shah, Egypt, Saddam, Saudi Arabia, and who created Kuwait and these other feifdoms. And what countries tend to be attacked when these nations attempt to become democratic. Britain the US and other western nations have been accomplices in this repression for a hundred years and now protest that they are only doing what's right.
Al queda has sent a clear message,(no US troops on arab soil) the repression will end and the US is attempting to alter that so the oppression ends in a manner that they can live with. This is not about doing what is right for iraqis It's political reality. If the US is to maintain control of the region before they are unceremoniously booted like they were in Iran. This is an attempt by the US to win hearts and minds with bullets. When you can no longer suppress people covertly, open hostility and bribes is the only recourse. This isn't pretty but it's the only way the US knows to advertise. Unfortunately its image as a world leader and poster country for human rights isn't what it used to be. The US either wins by force or it is going to slowly lose any influence it has left in the region. This is an expensive band aid. Unfortunately civilians will continue to pay for this grand standing and the region will be left in ruin. If you are all for peace loving, well thinking, kind people I suggest you go back to your church and have them string you up for politicising the killing of people. You pacifists are all alike as long as your not being pacified. I would take a better look at the ideology your espousing. Your love and acceptance of others makes a Dictator like Saddam look like your perfect ally. For he too never tolerated rebellion or the civil disobedience you hate so much.

5/15/2005 08:10:00 PM  
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5/15/2005 09:35:00 PM  
Blogger Kagehi said...

What S C, just because the ME refuses to change or recognize their own mistakes the US can't either? Talk about hypocracy. You want world piece, but anyone that is willing to fight for it is automatically wrong. As for illegal. Hmm. Lets see, the UN was scamming money from the oil for food program, supporting human right violators by allowing those very violators to sit on their human right council (more convenient that way, since they can 'claim' they discussed it, then ignore mass murder anyway) and never lifted a finger to change 'anything'. Hell, during the tsunami incident they spend over a month 'studying' the problem, while the horrible blood thirsty US spent billions on relief, *then* flew a few hilocopters around and annouced two weeks later that "their" relief effort was a success. Talk about hypocracy... As for the delusions of some idiots like annonamous and his claim that Al Queda will simply go away is the US leaves.. These insane madmen can't even remember when they are already at was with someone. They have declared such a war against the US and others multiple times. What the heck does a five fold Jihad mean exactly? They are not going to stop. Their ideology, much like that of the Wahabi and others is nothing less than the complete destruction of 'anything' not Islamic and the total and complete subjigation of all muslims to false Islamic ideals of religious slaverly, rape, mass murder and both technological and intellectual regression. All that leaving would do at this point is leave Iraqis in the hands of someone as bad or worse than Saddam, and give the groups like Al Queda to belief that the US is still weak, pathetic and an easy target for conversion to false Islam, since they will simply all collapse and lick the feet of the Jihadi once enough of them have been killed. Its really not a suprise that idiots like annonamous refuse to use their name. They lie about he true intent of the jihadi, in hopes that the rest of us will be gullible enough to believe them, but knowing their names would mean we would find out the truth of who they are and that everything they say is lies.

And the only BS that I haven't heard terrorists and their supporters 'claim' that the CIA have supposedly done, without one scrap of evidence Nascarblue, other than the lies of the very people who most benefit from belief in them, is that the CIA is flying invisible UFOs into the oil fields to secretly drain the oil fields. I am sure there is some nut in the US that is thinking it though... If it smells like BS and looks like BS, the extreme left will still insist on tasting it, then insist it was chocolate, and the bad taste is all part of a US conspiracy to ruin snack food.

5/24/2005 08:22:00 PM  
Blogger Kagehi said...

Damn. Need to type slower, I made way to many spelling mistakes in there. :(

5/24/2005 08:24:00 PM  
Blogger Gaianne said...

Actually kagehi, the US is running black ops. That was Negreponte's job when he was in Central America, and if you compare the time frame when he was in Iraq and the corresponding change in "terrorist" attacks--the addition of new kinds of attacks-- you will see that this is true.

5/27/2005 04:08:00 PM  

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