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New Iraqi Poem (in arabic)

2008-04-24T15:20:22.998+03:00

قـُلْ لي ، وموتُ العـراقـيـِّينَ ما نـَضَبا أستـَلهـِمُ الحُـزنَ ، أم أستـَلهـِمُ الغـَضَبا؟ الشاعر العراقي: عبدالرزاق عبدالواحد قـُلْ لي ، وموتُ العـراقـيـِّينَ ما نـَضَبا أستـَلهـِمُ الحُـزنَ ، أم أستـَلهـِمُ الغـَضَبا؟أم أسـألُ الـدَّمَ مِلْءَ الأرض ِفي وطني عـلى الشـَّوارع ِوالجـُدران ِمـا كـَتـَبــاخَمسٌ مَضَيـنَ فـَهَل جَفـَّتْ مَلابسـُهـُم أم لم تـَزَلْ يا دَمَ الأحـبابِ مُنـسـَكـبـا؟ولم تـَزَلْ كلُّ أثـوابِ الصِّغـارِ بـِهـا شيءٌ يـُقـَطـِّرُ م ِالأردان ِمُـنـسـَرِبـا؟أكـُلُّ ما يَـلعـَبُ الأطفـالُ فـيـهِ دَمٌ وفـيـهِ جـُرحٌ لِحَـدِّ الآن ما قـُطـِبا؟اللهَ يـا دَمَ أهـلــي .. كـيفَ أ ُنـْصِفـُه مِن عَثرَتي بَعدَ أن أصبَحتُ مُغتـَرِبا؟!وكـانَ بـَيـنَ شـَـرايـيـني وأورِدَ تي يَجري فـَأبـقى بـِه ِلِلفـَجرِ مُضطـَرِباوَكيفَ أجزي الـعـراقيـِّينَ عن زَمَن كانـُوا بـِهِ لـِلمَعـالي صـايـَة ًوَعـَبـا!*وَغـُترَة ً، وعـِقالا ً.. كلـَّما هـَزَجـُوا ألـقـَتْ جـَلالا ًعلى أكـتـافـِهـِم عَجَبا!أيــَّامَ كنتُ بـِصَوبِ الكرخ ِأرقـَبُهـُم وهُم يَشعُّون في سُوح ِالوَغى شـُهُباوالشـِّعرُ يَهمي كـَسَيل ِالنـَّارِمِن قـََلمي تـَكـادُ مِن وَقــْدِهِ الأوراقُ أن تـَـثـِبـاكانُوا يُحيطونَ بي صَوتا ً،وأحضُنُهُ مَجـامِرا ً..أملأ ُ الـدُّنـيـا بـِها لـَهـَبـاحتى إذا انـتـَصَروا في أيِّ مَعرَكـَة ٍ وَسـَّدتُ قـَلبي على أقـدامِهـِم حـَدِبـا! اللهَ يـا دَمَ أهـلـي .. كـيفَ أ ُنـْصِفـُه مِن عـَثرَتي بَعدَ أن أصبَحتُ مُغتـَرِبا؟أأكـتـَفي يا بلادي أن أقـولَ لـَهُـم وَهـُم يَموتـون ، أفـديكـُم أخـا ًوأبـا ؟أفـديكـُمو وَلـَـدا ً شـِـلـْوا ً، وَوالـِـدَ ة ً تـُدني لـِجـُثـمانـِه ِالأثوابَ والـلـُّعـَباصَمـَّاءَ بـَكماءَ مِن رُعبٍ ،وأعيـُنـُها وِسْعَ السـَّماواتِ يَجري دَمعُها سُحُباأأنـتـَخي لـِلـعـراقـيـِّيـنَ مَحـْضَ فـَم ٍ يـَبكيهـُمو أنَّ عـالي زَهـْوِهـِم ذهـَبـاوأنـَّهـُم بَـيـنَ مَذبـوح ٍ ، وَمُحـتـَجـَز ٍ وَهارِبٍ ، وَطـَعـيـن ٍعـِرضُهُ سـُلـِباأو لاجيءٍ في ديارِ الله مُحـتـَسـِـبٍ أنْ لـَفَّ مِن حـَولـِهِ أطفالـَه ُالزُّغـُباوَفـَرَّ يـَحـمِـلُ لـِلمَنـفى مَصائِـرَهـُم مِن بَعـدِما كلُّ شيءٍ عـِندَهـُم نـُهـِبـا؟أأنـتـخي لـِلـعـراقـيـِّيـن مَحـْضَ فـَم ٍ يـَبكـيهـُمُ أنـَّهـُم قـَد أصبَحوا عـُصَباوأ[...]



Health statistic of Mosul

2007-11-14T16:12:37.110+03:00

Last week, while I was doing some work, looking in the health statistic of Ninevah governorate. I found those figures, which look interesting to me.


Total inhabitance of the governorate = 2637327

The number of governmental hospitals = 14. Only 9 inside Mosul city and the other are in the related rural areas.

The total number of beds in those hospitals = 2712

There are 3 private hospitals in the city (not included in this statistic)

The statistic is for the year 2005.

The figures which interested me are:

1- Number of patients consulted the out patient departments during the year 2005= 1254905, and = 3438/day

2- Number of cases to the ERs for different causes = 314619, = 861/day

3- Free of charge operations (including the casualties from military activities) = 161 per day.

4-The number of born baby = 88916, that’s mean 243 new born baby per day,
Two third of them were in the Hospitals and one third at homes.

5-The number of deaths from different causes = 10180 per year, that is 28 per day.

6- The born/death ratio is = 9 (very high figure)

This figure, the born/death ratio is very high, in the developed country it is around 1. The cause is unknown, but I have an opinion in my mind that it may has some relation to the general situation of the city.

The "curfew", force people to stay at homes from the early evening.
The "no electricity" force people to go to bed too early.
The "no heating feul" keep the people close to each other to get some warm.



The Mystery of Mosul Dam

2007-11-11T17:21:52.341+03:00

Last week the Washingtonpost write a report about the Mosul Dam.
The report include the following

"AT THE MOSUL DAM, Iraq -- The largest dam in Iraq is in serious danger of an imminent collapse that could unleash a trillion-gallon wave of water, possibly killing thousands of people and flooding two of the largest cities in the country, according to new assessments by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and other U.S. officials.

Even in a country gripped by daily bloodshed, the possibility of a catastrophic failure of the Mosul Dam has alarmed American officials, who have concluded that it could lead to as many as 500,000 civilian deaths by drowning Mosul under 65 feet of water and parts of Baghdad under 15 feet, said Abdulkhalik Thanoon Ayoub, the dam manager. "The Mosul dam is judged to have an unacceptable annual failure probability," in the dry wording of an Army Corps of Engineers draft report.


Water rushes down a spillway at Mosul Dam. As engineers monitor the structure to determine leakage, machines constantly pump grout deep into its base.
Water rushes down a spillway at Mosul Dam. As engineers monitor the structure to determine leakage, machines constantly pump grout deep into its base. (U.s. Army Corps Of Engineers)


At the same time, a U.S. reconstruction project to help shore up the dam in northern Iraq has been marred by incompetence and mismanagement, according to Iraqi officials and a report by a U.S. oversight agency to be released Tuesday. The reconstruction project, worth at least $27 million, was not intended to be a permanent solution to the dam's deficiencies.

"In terms of internal erosion potential of the foundation, Mosul Dam is the most dangerous dam in the world," the Army Corps concluded in September 2006, according to the report to be released Tuesday. "If a small problem [at] Mosul Dam occurs, failure is likely."


The Iraqi media and other media spread the report, it made a terror in the city,, some people even planed to leave the city!. why not if a wave of 65 feet will cover the city?.

Next day, Abdulkhalik Thanoon Ayoub, the dam manager, said :"There is no danger from the dam!!".
How can we believe him, while the report said " 3 trillion gallons of water" may cover the city at any time ?

I wrote to my cousin, an engineer who have enough knowledge, asking him for advice.
He wrote to me:

"I hope all is OK with you and all the family.
There is a possibility of the dam failure. I don't thing it is imminent. Also if it fails the danger to the city of mosul and Baghdad is minimal. That is because Mosul is higher than the river channel and baghdad is too far for the wave to reach it before it is flatened.
I will get the technical report and read it as soon as I can. I will let you know what I find.

Best wishes to all.


The next day he send me another e.mail:

"I have done more research about Mosul Dam. I found out that there is no danger to Mosul or Baghdad in the event that the dam has a catastrophic failure. That is a sudden total col laps. The reason that the reservoir now only holds 3 billion cubic meter. The dam was designed to hold 11 BCM.
With only 3 BCM the dam will not fail and if it fails there will be no danger of flooding.

Best wishes"

OK, now we can sleep comfortably thinking only in the home raids, roadside bombs, and bombed cars. At least those may kill only few tens of people, while the flood my kill more than 500 000 people.

One question in my mind. What is the purpose of this article? Is there any hidden objective?
May be I became very suspicious about any thing come from the American side.



warning or...?

2007-11-02T10:39:40.527+03:00


Yesterday, we received an official warning from the directorate of health.
They send us a note with a piece of paper written in the upper line "Top Secrete".

This warning came through the governorate of Nineveh from the Ministries of Intern and Health.

They inform our hospital as well as other hospitals that there are some drugs used for the treatment of some patients with Diabetes, are found to be contaminated with AIDS virus.

They give a description of the containers.
The drug is Insulin, written on the label of the container "made in Iran"

I my self prefer a thing like this should be announced publicly, and written on all the News papers Magazines and broad casted all over the country through the Radio and TV. and a signs put on every hospital and pharmacy in the country.

The question!, why this subject regarded as a top secret, has no answer till now.

Any body has an idea?.. please let me know.





An Iraqi poem....very impressive

2007-10-19T10:11:47.873+03:00

يا صبر أيوب للشاعر العراقي عبد الرزاق عبد الواحد (من مأثور حكاياتنا الشعبية، أن مخرزاً نسي تحت الحمولة على ظهر جمل..) قالوا وظلَّ.. ولم تشعر به الإبلُيمشي، وحاديهِ يحدو.. وهو يحتملُ..ومخرزُ الموتِ في جنبيه ينشتلُحتى أناخ َ ببابِ الدار إذ وصلواوعندما أبصروا فيضَ الدم جَفلواصبرَ العراق صبورٌ أنت يا جملُ! وصبرَ كل العراقيين يا جملُصبرَ العراق وفي جَنبيهِ مِخرزهُيغوصُ حتى شغاف القلب ينسملُ ما هدموا.. ما استفزوا من مَحارمهِما أجرموا.. ما أبادوا فيه.. ما قتلواوطوقـُهم حولهُ.. يمشي مكابرةًومخرزُ الطوق في أحشائه يَغـِلُيا صبر أيوب.. حتى صبرُه يصلُإلى حُدودٍ، وهذا الصبرُ لا يصلُ! يا صبر أيوب، لا ثوبٌ فنخلعُهُإن ضاق عنا.. ولا دارٌ فننتقلُلكنه وطنٌ، أدنى مكارمهيا صبر أيوب، أنا فيه نكتملُوأنه غُرَّةُ الأوطان أجمعِهافأين عن غرة الأوطان نرتحلُ؟!أم أنهم أزمعوا ألا يُظلّلنافي أرضنا نحن لا سفحٌ، ولا جبلُإلا بيارق أمريكا وجحفلـُهاوهل لحرٍ على أمثالها قَبـَلُ؟ واضيعة الأرض إن ظلت شوامخُهاتهوي، ويعلو عليها الدونُ والسفلُ! وكان ما كان يا أيوبُ.. ما فعلتْمسعورة ً في ديار الناس ما فعلواما خربت يد أقسى المجرمين يداًما خرّبت واستباحت هذه الدولُهذي التي المثل العليا على فمهاوعند كل امتحان تبصقُ المُثُلُ! يا صبر أيوب، ماذا أنت فاعلهُإن كان خصمُكَ لا خوفٌ، ولا خجلُ؟ولا حياءٌ، ولا ماءٌ، ولا سِمةٌفي وجهه.. وهو لا يقضي، ولا يكِلُأبعد هذا الذي قد خلفوه لناهذا الفناءُ.. وهذا الشاخصُ الجـَلـَلُهذا الخرابُ.. وهذا الضيقُ.. لقمتُناصارت زُعافاً، وحتى ماؤنا وشِلُ يا صبر أيوب.. إنا معشرٌ صُبًُرُنُغضي إلى حد ثوب الصبر ينبزلُلكننا حين يُستعدى على دمناوحين تُقطعُ عن أطفالنا السبلُنضجُّ، لا حي إلا اللهَ يعلمُ ماقد يفعل الغيض فينا حين يشتعلُ! يا سيدي.. يا عراق الأرض.. يا وطناًتبقى بمرآهُ عينُ اللهِ تكتحلُلم تُشرق الشمسُ إلا من مشارقهولم تَغِب عنه إلا وهي تبتهلُيا أجملَ الأرضِ.. يا من في شواطئهتغفو وتستيقظ الآبادُ والأزلُ يا حافظاً لمسار الأرضِ دورتهوآمراً كفةَ الميزان تعتدلُمُذ كوّرت شعشعت فيها مسلّتهودار دولابه، والأحرُفُ الرسلُحملن للكون مسرى أبجديّتهوعنه كل الذين استكبروا نقلوا! يا سيدي.. أنت من يلوون شِعفتَهويخسئون، فلا والله، لن يصلوايضاعفون أسانا قدر ما قدِرواوصبرُنا، والأسى، كل له أجلُ لكنهم، ما تمادوا في دناءتهموما لهم جوقةُ الأقزامِ تمتثللن يجرحوا منكِ يا بغداد أنمُلةًما دام ثديُك رضاعوه ما نَذلوا! بغدادُ.. أهلُك رغم الجُرحِ، صبرهموصبرُ الكريم، وإن جاعوا، وإن ثـَكِلوا[...]



Please read this .

2007-08-25T07:54:53.461+04:00

Imad Khadduri (Free Iraq)wrote at August /23/ 2007 an interesting article, will you please read it.



Change of Address

2007-08-25T07:42:43.793+04:00

Dear reader

My blog has been "hacked" by vandals, the URL has been change without my knowledge to a new address; "moslawi9.blogspot.com"

The old URL address opens the site of the hacker now.
It is an example of freedom of speech brought to us with the occupation.

The blogger team advice a impossible steps to regain the real address. So I will accept the change temporarily till I create a new blog with different title and URL address.


Update

The bolog is
back at it's rightful URL at http://moslawi.blogspot.Tcom

Thanks to all who help to restore it back.



With profits like these, Why should any One consider ending the war?

2007-08-21T18:52:08.849+04:00

Here are four minutes of video which the Republican war mongers succeeded in having banned from a Congressional hearing that took place earlier this month. It tells the story the mainstream "news" media has been expert at NOT telling:


Why does the war in Iraq go on and on?

One reason is that it is immensely profitable for the Bush family and its friends.

These four minutes from the documentary "Iraq for Sale" were specifically banned by from being shown during a Congressional hearing by concerted action from Republican politicians.

See the Video



News from Al-Mosul website News Desk

2007-06-11T18:47:19.206+04:00

Another professional assassinated in Mosul and the toll of death rises in Nineveh.Monday 11 June 2007 12:45A body of an American soldier was found slaughtered in Mosul.According to eyewitnesses the body of an US soldier was seen slaughtered today Monday 10/6/2007 near Mosul Al-Jadeeda district near to Abou A-Yassi roundabout (circle) west of Mosul. US forces imposed a seal on the area blocking all roads leading to the scene.09:38Car bomb at Tel Kaif GarageA car bomb went off this morning 10/6/2006 inside Tel Kaif Garage, Mosul. Large number of civilians were killed and wounded.08:55Assassination of Mr Khairuldeen Sabri, Manager of Al-Mosul Branch of the Central Bank of Iraq in Mosul.The manager of the Central Bank branch in Mosul, Mr Khairuldeen Sabri, was assassinated this morning with two of his aids in front of his residence which is situated in Al-Hadbaa' district in Mosul.08:48Katyusha rocketA Katyusha rocker fell on a house in Bab Al-Saraei region in Tellaafer. A man and his wife were killed and 5 more were injured.An explosive device in TellaaferAn explosive device went off on a police patrol in the Al-Ayadhiya region neat Tellaafer wounding 2 policemen.Two civilians murdered in Mosul on the night of 9/6/2007Two civilians killed last night (Sunday 9/6/2007) in Al-Quds district, left bank of Mosul by unknown gunmen.For the latest news from Mosul, Iraq clickhttp://www.almosul.org/000_Mosul_Observer.htm AL-Mosul website News DeskCourtesy of Iraqiyoun News Agency, Mosul This and the previous two posts are just a simple example about the current situation in Mosul.Mosul is a very safe city in comparison to Baghdad.Baghdad is living it's worst days since the invasion of Holako.Baghdad is a smashed city, the title of an email sent to Dahir Jamail from one of his friend after visiting Baghdad. He describe the situation in better English than mine. "Baghdad is a smashed city..." Below is an email I have just received from my close friend and translator Abu Talat. While he has fled Baghdad with his family and is now a refugee in Syria, he recently had to return to Baghdad in order to try to salvage what is left of his former life (his car, belongings from his house, etc.) before returning back to Syria. His note is instructive as to the current living conditions in the capital city of Iraq. Here is the full text of his message: "Habibi… Baghdad is a SMASHED city…no roads to drive on…most of them are closed off by concrete obstacles with concertina wire. In addition, the presence of the Iraqi military, who cover their faces with black masks and hold their guns in such a way that when you see them you will definitely be afraid that they will shoot you. The shops in most of the area I went to see are closed. I asked one of the shop owners I know, 55-year-old Abu Fadhil, since I heard that his shop was robbed. I found his door closed and locked and he was nowhere to be found. Later, on my way to Sadr City, I found that two of the three roads which lead all the way from south to north Baghdad are either partially or totally closed in some places. You still remember the highways in Baghdad…well now most of them are closed, or at least fenced off with obstacles, yet they say there is some progress in the security situation inside the city! Everyday two or three cars explode across Baghdad, killing big numbers of civilians. When I returned to my neighborhood of al-Adhamiya, I couldn’t get in unless the soldiers checked my ID and my car, even though the guards are from the same neighborhood and they know me personally. But they had to check it to ensure that no car bombs might happen. Nevertheless, daily mortars shell my neighborhood and those are out of control, despite this concrete wall placed by the Americans which now surrounds our neighborhood. Despite all that they do, they cann[...]



More news from Mosul

2007-06-10T19:16:22.944+04:00

Every day there are new news, more explosion, more killing and less security.

No body know what will be the end of this situation.


The following news were taken from official and neutral source.


Saturday 9 June 2007

17:56
Iraqi forces killed two suicide bomber and blow up the car carrying them
An official source in Nineveh Police announce that the Police succeeded in killing two suicide bombers and destroying their car which was loaded with a bomb today Saturday 9/6/2006. The car was targeting the headquarters of the Third Regiment of the Fourth Division of the Iraqi Army in Al-Intisar district, west of Mosul. The civilian casualties reported from the explosion was 2 dead, 7 injured.

A car bomb driven by a suicide bomber exploded today Saturday 9/6/2007 in Al-Karama district roads, east of City of Mosul near Abdul-Rahman Al-Ghafiki School. Several casualties and considerable material losses were reported.

12:23
The Iraq Flag flies on North Kurdistan once again.
According to informed sources at the Iraqi Turkish borders that the Local Kurdish Authorities has brought down the Kurdistan Flag and replace it with the Iraqi Flag. It has been thought that this was an attempt by the Kurdish Authorities to regain Iraq's support to stop Turkey from penetrating deep into the Kurdish territories. Turkish Authorities had doubted whether the Iraqi Flag will ever be flown again in the Norhtern Iraqi territories.

11:54
Two explosive devices exploded in Mosul today 9/6/2007
One of the devices exploded on s on a National Guard patrol unit near the railway in Bab Sinjar, right bank of Mosul. The score of the casualties in not known yet as a result of the security seal of the area. A second device exploded on a police patrol without causing any casualties.

Mortar attack on Aden (Eden) road crossings in Mosul today 9/9/2007
A mortar attack was reported today in Mosul. The missile fell on Eden crossings, left bank of the City killing 2 people, one of whom was a policeman. Six more were injured in the attack among whom were to policemen.





News from Mosul.

2007-06-08T23:53:28.736+04:00

There are always bad news, I hesitate to report them but as I have no new post since long time, I decided to post some of the recent news.

Wednesday 6 June 2007

20:42
Three bodies found by the police in Mosul
Nineveh Police found today 3 bodies in different parts of Mosul. One was for an Army Lieutenant and the others were unidentified.

Two civilians injured in MosulTwo civilians were wounded accidentally from as a result of random shooting in Al-Arabi district, north of Mosul according to a source from the Accident and Emergencies Hospital in Mosul.

Mortar missiles falls of Mosul Radio & TV Station
Four mortar missiles fell today on the building of Mosul Radio & TV Station in Naynawa (Nineveh) district of Mosul. No information available yet on the number of casualties and the extent of the damage caused by the attack.



Thursday 7 June 2007

18:38
Four dead bodies found in Mosul today 7/6/2007
Brigadier Saied Ahmed AL-Jubouri, Director of Information in Nineveh Police stated that Police found today 7/6/2007 4 bodies
One of the bodies was of a policeman and was found in Al-Intisar District, east of Mosul. The other 3 were unidentified and were found in Al-Hay Al-Sinaie, south east of Mosul

11:04 and follow up at 18:32
Two car bombs in Rabi'a District, Nineveh. Five British nationals dead
Two car bombs exploded on the district of Rabie'a 120km north west of Mosul on the Syrian borders. The first bomb targeted the District's police directorate and the second a US military barracks. Preliminary number of casualties in this accident was estimated to be 8 injured civilians, according to Brigadier Mohamed Al-Waggaa', Commander of Nineveh's Police in Mosul.

A later statement by Brigadier Al-Waggaa', stated that 5 British nationals workings of a foreign construction contractors were killed in the car bomb
were killed in theemployee of a foreign construction contactors.


Saher Al-Haidari, a woman journalist killed in Mosul today 6/6/2007

Saher Al-Hidari, a journalist was killed in Al-Hadbaa' district, north east of the City of Mosul. The worked for Voices of Iraq News Agency.


Friday 8 June 2007

12:16
Explosion wounds 4 policemen and one civilians in Mosul today 8/6/2007
In a statement by Brigadier Abdul Kareem Al-Jubouri, Head of Operations in Nineveh Police, an explosive from a device in Al-Arabi district, targeted a joint Iraqi Army/Police patrol unit north of Mosul wounded 4 police personnel and a civilians.

As you see there is no 24 hour pass without a blood shed in the city, the same is at all regions of Iraq.
There is a very important question: Why all these happened in the past four years and not before?
Does the democracy which brought to us by the occupation causes this?
Does the freedom (US style) is the cause?
Are all the Iraqi people terrorist?
Or there is another cause for this chaos?

In my opinion, the occupation is the only cause, and the chaos will not end unless the last foreign soldier leave Iraq.



Sick Strategies For Senseless Slaughter

2007-05-26T18:13:15.607+04:00

Sick Strategies For Senseless Slaughter: "www.globalresearch.ca"Sick Strategies For Senseless Slaughter The murderous fools are not trying to end the war - they're trying to keep it going as long as they can. By John Kaminski skylax@comcast.net 5-25-5 The cat is out of the bag now.It happened quite by accident, as most revelations do. And it is seen by most of the world as the most revolting of the American/Israeli atrocities in the past few years, although it's hard to prioritize that claim because of the level and frequency of barbaric acts that are committed on a regular basis by those affluent automatons who call themselves the good guys.Yet everyone but the comatose American populace - blinded by its Orwellian media and stupefied by its demented diet of physical and mental poisons - can see it.So permit me to spell it out for those cowardly people who say they're living in the freest country on Earth, but absolutely refuse in their silent ignorance to see the blood they're spilling. No country that condones deliberate torture for any reason can ever be trusted.The first hint came in Imad Khadduri's "A warning to car drivers" written in Arabic and posted on www.albasrah.net on May 11. The dispatch was quickly picked up by two of the most realistic and reliable news sites on the Web, www.uruknet.info, which I try to read every day, and www.globalresearch.ca, which I try to read every week, since it offers less breaking and more analytical news. I consider these two sites essential to keeping up with the real news of the world, and highly recommend that you monitor them, too.Khadduri recounted a scam that opens up a clear window to seeing who is perpetrating all this inexplicable violence in Iraq. Beyond the American attempt to pacify an outraged and abused nation through demonic destruction, and beyond the Iraqi attempt to resist this totalitarian takeover by a foreign conqueror, there are more than numerous acts of violence that simply can't be understood by straightforward explanations.I mean, when a mosque blows up and Americans blame Islamic terrorists, whether Sunni or Shiite, it makes no sense. Muslims never blow up their own houses of worship. Or when reporters sympathetic to either the Iraqi cause of freedom, or even just general principles of international justice, are suddenly assassinated and the blame is placed on often imaginary Islamic extremists whose perspective is supported by these writers, how can anyone believe that Muslims did it, even thought this is what the Zionist American press and government continue to insist.So who's doing all these demented deeds? As if we didn't know ....Khadduri's report went like this:"A few days ago, an American manned check point confiscated the driver license of a driver and told him to report to an American military camp near Baghdad airport for interrogation and in order to retrieve his license. The next day, the driver did visit the camp and he was allowed in the camp with his car. He was admitted to a room for an interrogation that lasted half an hour. At the end of the session, the American interrogator told him: 'OK, there is nothing against you, but you do know that Iraq is now sovereign and is in charge of its own affairs. Hence, we have forwarded your papers and license to al-Kadhimia police station for processing. Therefore, go there with this clearance to reclaim your license. At the police station, ask for Lt. Hussain Mohammed, who is waiting for you now. Go there now quickly, before he leaves his shift work".The driver did leave in a hurry, but was soon alarmed with a feeling that his car was driving as if carrying a heavy load, and he also became suspicious of a low flying helicopter that kept hovering overhead, as if trailing him. He stopped t[...]



Invasion has raised ranks of America's foes

2007-05-03T16:19:17.702+04:00

May 01, 2007 Doug Bandow: Invasion has raised ranks of America's foes The first step to fighting anti-Western terror is to get out of Iraq AS the conflict in Iraq has worsened, most Americans have come to realise that the war was a mistake. Many Australians feel much the same way. There were no weapons of mass destruction to seize. There was no operational relationship with al-Qa'ida to disrupt. There was no cohesive, democratic Iraqi nation to reclaim. Nevertheless, President George W. Bush claims: "To protect our citizens at home, we must defeat the terrorists." Prime Minister John Howard has taken much the same position. Yet it was the invasion of Iraq that unleashed the domestic insurgents and foreign terrorists he now says we must suppress. Indeed, the war is making the problem of terrorism worse across the world. Too many Americans apparently believe that Osama bin Laden and others hate them because they are so free and prosperous. Others ascribe to Islamic jihadis an ideology of world domination akin to that of Soviet communism. If these arguments were true, Islamic jihadis should be targeting the entire world, hitting Europeans especially hard since they are even more morally licentious than Americans. But as historian Thomas E. Woods Jr notes: "I don't see anyone flying planes into Big Ben or the Eiffel Tower." Indeed, in one of his videotapes, bin Laden scoffed: "Contrary to Bush's claim that we hate freedom ... why don't we strike Sweden?" Because the US, not Sweden, is an interventionist superpower, routinely acting well beyond its own borders. The Madrid and London bombings (as well as the Bali bombings in Indonesia, largely directed against Australia) responded to decisions by other nations to join the US. Terrorism became a common tactic throughout the 20th century, used to achieve specific geopolitical objectives. The Islamists who have focused their transnational attacks on the US and its allies are no different. To state the obvious in no way justifies terrorism. But it is important to understand why terrorists act as they do. Michael Scheuer, a former CIA analyst, points to the US's earlier military presence in Saudi Arabia, support for Israel's occupation of Palestinian lands, sanctions against Iraq and support for a variety of corrupt, undemocratic Arab governments. Because of these policies, bin Laden said in his October 2004 video: "It entered my mind that we should punish the oppressor in kind and that we should destroy the towers in America in order that they taste some of what we tasted, and so that they be deterred from killing our women and children." Many of the most celebrated strikes against US forces were retaliation for US intervention. For instance, the 1983 bombing of the marine corps barracks in Lebanon followed US support for the minority Christian government in a civil war, in which US warships bombarded Muslim villages. Other attacks, such as 9/11, were a response to broader US Middle Eastern policies. Unfortunately, the invasion and occupation of Iraq have made the problem worse. Daniel Benjamin of the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC, warns that "the invasion of Iraq gave the (jihadis) an unmistakable boost". London's Royal Institute for International Affairs, or Chatham House, similarly concludes that the Iraq conflict "gave a boost to the al-Qa'ida network's propaganda, recruitment and fundraising". What the US Government has done does not justify terrorism but it has helped motivate people to become terrorists.The US and its allies must kill and capture those who would kill Americans. But, in the longer term, grievances should be addressed when possible and, more important, not created in [...]



IVAW Will Launch New Strategy to End the War in Iraq

2007-04-27T11:51:30.625+04:00

An e-mail from Kelly Dougherty - IVAW Dear IVAW Supporter,IVAW Will Launch New Strategy to End the War in Iraq Dear IVAW Supporter, After months of intensive planning and training of over one hundred of our members nationwide in a series of strategy retreats, IVAW is preparing to launch our “Bring the War Home” campaign – a series of actions that will galvanize the national movement to end the war and convince everyday Americans that to support the troops, we must end the war now. IVAW members, along with the invaluable help of our allies, have the unique power to debunk the myth that to support the troops, you must support the war. We will be organizing within the military and veteran communities to send a message loud and clear: Members of the military are not supporting the war in Iraq. Our “Bring the War Home” campaign consists of the following elements: IVAW will support active duty men and women who refuse orders to deploy to Iraq. We will put ourselves on the line to protect these brave men and women of conscience and use the media to dramatize their decision not to go to Iraq. The Pentagon estimates that there are 40,000 soldiers who have gone AWOL since September 11th, 2001.IVAW members will bring our truth-in-recruiting campaign to military recruiting centers, schools and college campuses around the country to let potential recruits know about the realities of military service and the Iraq war. Thousands of recruits don’t know they can change their mind even after signing their military contract.IVAW will kick off a summer bus tour visiting military bases and their surrounding communities to recruit new IVAW members and inform servicemen and women about their rights and ability to oppose the Iraq war. A 2006 Zogby poll of the troops in Iraq showed 72% supported withdrawal within a year. We Found a New Office – Your Financial Support Desperately Needed! IVAW is growing faster than ever. We receive on average 10 new members each week, and we have developed 4 new IVAW chapters in a little over one month. IVAW held 4 strategy retreats between January and early April and are preparing to launch a compelling series of highly publicized actions this summer. And all of this from a tiny 9 foot by 19 foot shoebox of an office! As you can imagine, it has become physically impossible for our 4-person team to function effectively in these tight quarters. We have finally secured a new larger office that can accommodate our need for growth, but we won’t be able to make this move without knowing we have the funds to pay rent. Please click here to make a donation today to support this critical need. IVAW is Growing Fast – 4 New Chapters in 5 Weeks! We are happy to announce the formation of our first chapter on an active-duty military base – Ft. Drum, NY. Other recently formed chapters include Philadelphia, PA; Burlington, VT; and Denver, CO. This brings the total number of IVAW chapters to sixteen. IVAW Members Use Art to Tell Their Stories Last weekend, IVAW members participated in the Warrior Writers project which brings together Iraq vets to do creative writing about their military and war experiences. The project was launched at the opening of an art exhibit at Green Door Studio in Burlington, VT which featured an exhibit of work by and about IVAW members. For photos and interviews from this event, check out this link: www.sevendaysvt.com/features/2007/peace-talks.html. Up-Coming IVAW Events, April 27-29 This weekend, there will be two events in Watertown, NY near Fort Drum featuring IVAW member and Marine Corps veteran, Liam Madden, organizer of the Appeal for Redress and Anthony[...]






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2007-03-21T22:34:00.985+03:00

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"It Struck Me Then That We, The American Soldiers, Were The Terrorists"

2007-03-10T21:13:58.929+03:00

Feb 7, 2007 By JOSHUA KEY. Excerpt from The Deserter’s Tale, published by House Of AnansiJoshua Key, 28, was a poor, uneducated Oklahoma country boy who saw the U.S. army and its promised benefits -- from free health care to career training -- as the ticket to a better life. In 2002, not yet 24 but already married and the father of two , Key enlisted. He says his recruiting officer promised he'd never be deployed abroad, but a year later he was in Iraq. Only 24 hours after arriving, as Key recounts in The Deserter's Tale (Anansi), he experienced his first doubts about what he and his fellow soldiers were doing there: In December 2003, Key went home on a two-week leave. He never returned to Iraq. Instead, Key went into hiding. The following March, he and his family crossed the Canadian border at Niagara Falls. **************************************************** I was scared out of my wits that first day in Ramadi. Our own air force had just finished bombing these people, but as soon as we got out of our vehicles we began patrolling their streets, on foot. With nearly 100 lb. of weaponry, equipment and clothing on my back, I was about as mobile as a cow. It was just my platoon, 20 guys, walking single file through streets full of Iraqis. I could not stop thinking that anywhere, at any time, some half-starved sniper on a roof could have taken me out in no time flat. Iraqi kids surrounded me in swarms, hands out, asking for water and food. I kept hearing the last words (my wife) Brandi said to me before I flew out: "Don't you let those terrorists near you, Josh. Even if they are kids. Get them before they get you." I was awakened at 3 a.m. that first night and told to get my ass up quickly because in one hour we were going to raid a house full of terrorists. Capt. Conde and some sergeants showed me and my squad mates a satellite photo of a house and a drawing of the layout of the inside. Our assignment was to blow off the door, burst into the house, raid it fast and raid it good -- looking for contraband, caches of weapons, signs of terrorists or terrorist activity, then rounding up the men and getting out damn fast. The longer we stayed in any one location, the longer somebody would have to put us in the sights of a rocket-propelled grenade or lob mortars at us. I had no idea what to expect. Would I charge through the door, only to be blown to bits by a grenade? Would somebody with an AK-47 knock my Oklahoman ass right back out that door? Would some six-year-old terrorist with two days of gun training be waiting to put me in his crosshairs? The minutes ticked on, and I wanted the hour to speed forward so we could get on with it. One or two guys did push-ups to pump themselves up. I borrowed Mason's portable CD player and bombed out my eardrums to the beat of Ozzy Osbourne. It got me going. High and ready for action. I checked my watch, wished it would accelerate, and stuck some dip -- Copenhagen, bourbon flavor -- behind my lip. You can't manage a cigarette when you've got an M-249 automatic weapon on your arm. So dip was best. Makes your mouth black as sin, and rots the roots right out of your gums, but dip was my nicotine hit of choice going into that raid. I committed our instructions to memory. I knew the angles of the house, what door I would help blow down, how many floors were in the house, and who would do what when we busted inside. I would be third in the door, which means I was the second most likely to get shot if anybody had a mind to take us down, and I'd head to the left. Always, for every ra[...]



Amazing question!

2007-02-07T08:09:34.076+03:00

It was a long time since I wrote my last post.
I fed up from the daily events, or I may say, the blood shed. But we used to the sounds of explosions and to the smell of smoke, the sound of bullets is not differ
from the sound of the jammed traffic. In addition to the very very bad electricity, not more than 2 hours a day, the neighborhood generators stop working because there is no fuel. To make it short, I decided not to write any more till the situation change to the better.
A question from one of the readers make me change my mind. The question is:
((it always amazes me when America gets blamed for suicide bombers, kidnappers, people beheading innocents, murdering militias, et al.))

My answer is that:(( before the occupation (i.e. before the american came to us), ther were no suicide bombers, no kidnappers, and no murdering militias. All these came with the occupation, and America failed or didn,t want to control the situation.
America is the only responsible for the blood shed in Iraq. and the Iraqis will never forgive it for that.))



Changing place to safer one

2007-01-07T07:41:02.600+03:00

Hi my friends

I know it was a long time since my last post, but I am very busy those days.

I closed my own clinic because of the security situation in the neighborhood, and I am changing the place to more secure and safer one, in addition the new place is close to my house and needs no transportation, and therefore no extra gasoline expenses.

I am in the process of rebuild the place to make it more suitable for clinic. I promise you to post again when get enough time.



News from Mosul.

2007-02-06T07:06:00.470+03:00

On 15 August, I took my Daughters Najma, and Aya's mother with me to the hospital, in order to make the medical examination for Najma prior to present her paper to the college.
About 10 AM we hear a loud sound of explosion, but we can check each other by cellphone we didn't know where the explosion.
On returning home we have to cross the bridge to the other side of the city, we did so, but ofter that we face a block in all the roads leading home.

I became an expert in the side ways and detours, but all the efforts failed to take us home. We took our lunch in an popular restaurant and then spend the time in one of my brothers house. The problem was with my older daughter who is still breast feed her second baby Mo'men, three months old Aya's brother.

Later and before the dark we managed to go home.
The reason for this problem is in the following report.


15 August 2006 via INA

- A major explosion in Mosul this morning just before noon. This was the result of a car bomb in a trailer driven by a suicide bomber before noon today targeting the headquarters of the Kurdish National Union in Al-Ta'meem district east of Mosul. This resulted in heavy casualties with some 20 to 30 people injured in addition to a large number of dead. The severity of the explosion, which hit a nearby petrol station, led to the collapse of several nearby buildings in the neighborhood, hence the large numbers of bodies, many are still under the rubble. At least 17 cars were burnt whilst queuing at the petrol station, queues now are a normal occurrence given the fuel crisis which has been biting hard over the last few months in Mosul .


Next day I went to the hospital as usual, but this time all the five bridges of Mosul were closed in front of vehicles, so we have to cross the bridge on feet, it was very hot day and the distance was to long but we did it.
Again there was a reason for that and it is in the following report.


16 August 2006

- Several parts of the right bank of Mosul witnessed arm confrontation between gunmen and the police this morning. The clashes lasted about 2 hours in Al-Amel, Mosul Al-Jadida, Souq Al-Ghanem and other areas. A source in Nineveh police constabulary stated that the local authority closed the 5 bridges across Tigris in Mosul as a precaution. The police was able to kill 5 gunmen and arrest 6 others in addition to destroying several of the gunmen cars and confescating large amount of arms and ammunitions.
- In Al-Nabi Younis (Profit Jona) district, left bank of Mosul, an explosive device went off targeting an American Convoy. The area was soon surrounded by US forces sealing the area, hence the inability to know the number of causalities and the amount of damage caused.


Today afternoon A Doctor whose clinic are opposite of mine, are kidnapped in the middle of the day from his clinic. The kidnapper put him in the rear luggage box of the car and run a way, fortunately the door open accidentally while the car was very fast, he jump from the car and injured his head and may be some of his ribs.


Those are not a typical days of our life, but samples of what the Americans Freedom and Democracy brought to us.



Who are the real terrorists in the Middle East?

2007-01-07T07:20:45.676+03:00

What exactly is being defended? Is it the citizens of Israel or the nature of the Israeli state? By Oren Ben-Dor(Israeli citizen teaches the philosophy of law and political philosophy at University of Southampton)Published: 26 July 2006The IndependentAs its citizens are being killed, Israel is, yet again, inflicting death and destruction on Lebanon. It tries to portray this horror as necessary for its self-defense. Indeed, the casual observer might regard the rocket attacks on Israeli cities such as Haifa and my own home town, Maharaja, as justifying this claim. While states should defend their citizens, states which fail this duty should be questioned and, if necessary, reconfigured. Israel is a state which, instead of defending its citizens, puts all of them, Jews as well as non-Jews, in danger.What exactly is being defended by the violence in Gaza and Lebanon? Is it the citizens of Israel or the nature of the Israeli state? I suggest the latter. Israel's statehood is based on an unjust ideology which causes indignity and suffering for those who are classified as non-Jewish by either a religious or ethnic test. To hide this primordial immorality, Israel fosters an image of victimhood. Provoking violence, consciously or unconsciously, against which one must defend oneself is a key feature of the victim-mentality. By perpetuating such a tragic cycle, Israel is a terrorist state like no other.Many who wish to hide the immorality of the Israeli state do so by restricting attention to the horrors of the post-1967 occupation and talking about a two-state solution, since endorsing a Palestinian state implicitly endorses the ideology behind a Jewish one.The very creation of Israel required an act of terror. In 1948, most of the non-Jewish indigenous people were ethnically cleansed from the part of Palestine which became Israel. This action was carefully planned. Without it, no state with a Jewish majority and character would have been possible. Since 1948, the "Israeli Arabs", those Palestinians who avoided expulsion, have suffered continuous discrimination. Indeed, many have been internally displaced, ostensibly for "security reasons", but really to acquire their lands for Jews. Surely Holocaust memory and Jewish longing for Eretz Israel would not be sufficient to justify ethnic cleansing and ethnocracy? To avoid thedestabilization that would result from ethical inquiry, the Israeli state must hide the core problem, by nourishing a victim mentality among Israeli Jews.To sustain that mentality and to preserve an impression of victimhood among outsiders, Israel must breed conditions for violence. Whenever prospects of violence against it subside, Israel must do its utmost to regenerate them: the myth that it is a peace-seeking victim which has "no partner for peace" is a key panel in the screen with which Israel hides its primordial and continuing immorality.Israel's successful campaign to silence criticism of its initial and continuing dispossession of the indigenous Palestinians leaves the latter no option but to resort to violent resistance. In the wake of electing Hamas - the only party which, in the eyes of Palestinians, has not yet given up their cause - the Palestinian population of Gaza and the West Bank were subjected to an Israeli campaign of starvation, humiliation and violence. The insincere "withdrawal" from Gaza, and the subsequent blockade, ensured a chronicle of violence which, so far, includes Palestinian firing of Kasem rockets, the capture of an Israeli soldier and the Is[...]



A courageous voice of reason and sanity from Israel!

2006-08-06T09:36:24.020+04:00

I know and always said that a goodness is present in the soul of men what ever their natinal or ethnic differences.I read this article in the Internet, I found it deserve to be read by other as it throw some light on the darkness of the mind of some people.Morality is not on our sideBy Ze'ev MaozThere's practically a holy consensus right now that the war in theNorth is a just war and that morality is on our side. The bitter truthmust be said: this holy consensus is based on short-range selectivememory, an introverted worldview, and double standards.This war is not a just war. Israel is using excessive force withoutdistinguishing between civilian population and enemy, whose solepurpose is extortion. That is not to say that morality and justice areon Hezbollah's side. Most certainly not. But the fact that Hezbollah"started it" when it kidnapped soldiers from across an internationalborder does not even begin to tilt the scales of justice toward ourside.Let's start with a few facts. We invaded a sovereign state, andoccupied its capital in 1982. In the process of this occupation, wedropped several tons of bombs from the air, ground and sea, whilewounding and killing thousands of civilians. Approximately 14,000civilians were killed between June and September of 1982, according toa conservative estimate. The majority of these civilians had nothingto do with the PLO, which provided the official pretext for the war.In Operations Accountability and Grapes of Wrath, we caused the massflight of about 500,000 refugees from southern Lebanon on eachoccasion. There are no exact data on the number of casualties in theseoperations, but one can recall that in Operation Grapes of Wrath, webombed a shelter in the village of Kafr Kana which killed 103civilians. The bombing may have been accidental, but that did not makethe operation any more moral.On July 28, 1989, we kidnapped Sheikh Obeid, and on May 12, 1994, wekidnapped Mustafa Dirani, who had captured Ron Arad. Israel held thesetwo people and another 20-odd Lebanese detainees without trial, as"negotiating chips." That which is permissible to us is, of course,forbidden to Hezbollah.Hezbollah crossed a border that is recognized by the internationalcommunity. That is true. What we are forgetting is that ever since ourwithdrawal from Lebanon, the Israel Air Force has conductedphoto-surveillance sorties on a daily basis in Lebanese airspace.While these flights caused no casualties, border violations are borderviolations. Here too, morality is not on our side.So much for the history of morality. Now, let's consider currentaffairs. What exactly is the difference between launching Katyushasinto civilian population centers in Israel and the Israel Air Forcebombing population centers in south Beirut, Tyre, Sidon and Tripoli?The IDF has fired thousands of shells into south Lebanon villages,alleging that Hezbollah men are concealed among the civilianpopulation. Approximately 25 Israeli civilians have been killed as aresult of Katyusha missiles to date. The number of dead in Lebanon,the vast majority comprised of civilians who have nothing to do withHezbollah, is more than 300.Worse yet, bombing infrastructure targets such as power stations,bridges and other civil facilities turns the entire Lebanese civilianpopulation into a victim and hostage, even if we are not physicallyharming civilians. The use of bombings to achieve a diplomatic goal -namely, coercing the Lebanese government into implementing UN SecurityCouncil Resolution 1559 - i[...]