Tuesday, 11 September 2007

In Denial

He taught me everything
Always the master
The guide to the right way
He never accepted a bribe
Or even a gift …
When I was extreme
He totally disagreed

He was really oppressed
Yet; he never complained
He was deprived from his rights
They fought him
They insulted him
Never respected his enthusiasm
Wasn’t earning well
They didn’t allow him to leave
They kept him inside
He hated them
Disagreed with them
&
Suddenly

They were right
They’re good
He supports them
They did well
All the others are
Traitors

We are oppressed!

We!!
Who are we?!

We: I’m one of them

You never were

No, I am one of them

You were against them

No, I never was

You were oppressed

“No”…He shouted…I never was
The others were fighting me

The others!!!
Who are the others?!!

The others are all the others
They’re bad
They’re traitors
They’re not Iraqis
They should die
They should leave

But they’re our friends!
Our relatives!
They’re us

No they’re not
They’re always liars
We were kind to them
And they don’t deserve


Again We!!!

Yes, we

You’re not the one I knew
The symbol
The guide
The leader
The fair and honest
You know how much they love you
Don’t you remember “A”
He loves you so much
“M”, “W”, and many others
They were your best friends
You were never sectarian in selecting friends
What is new?

And you ask what new!!
Haven’t you seen the Tanks?
The solders?
The prisoners who were raped?
The country which was burnt?
The enemies who destroyed our life?
The army which was destroyed?
Our pride?
Our honour?
The traitors who became rulers?
And all what we had to suffer.
It’s all because of them
They deserve worse

But they also suffered
They lost their sons
Their lives
Their properties
They were deported
They were oppressed
They’re being killed everyday
That is unfair
That is too much


He turned his back
Just ignored
He didn’t admit the fact

Hundreds are just like him
Maybe they differ in sect.
In origin
With a different attitude
But all are
In denial
Ignore the facts
Deny all the good things
Their minds getting narrower
Refuse to cope
To accept the others
Ignore the blood which is flowing
Like a river

And that’s why
I’m neither

That’s why
I’m away
Unfortunately
I’ll have to stay away
For a long time ………..



9 comments:

Marshmallow26 said...

Dear a&eiraqi,

Hope you don't stay away from your blog though!!

Be safe

Iraqi Mojo said...

"The others are all the others
They’re bad
They’re traitors
They’re not Iraqis
They should die
They should leave"

A&E, your brave resistance killed Abu Risha - I presume that he who a 'traitor' who deserved to be killed. Tehaneenen.

Iraqi Mojo said...

How many Iraqis did the resistance kill today?

sunshine said...

this is bull shit.. all what you write is bull shit... you can even say nice words for some people..
so say nothing..
I hate what you write..
why?
you mock at the iraqis' blood which
is sheded everyday..
you are silly, and you are not real Iraqi..
I hate you

Anand said...

A&E, why can't Iraq be a democracy like most other countries on earth, including almost every country in Latin America?

You are very unhappy with who one the Jan 30 and Dec 15 2005 elections. Fair enough. But isn't that partly the fault of people who think like you.

Your side didn't campaign well, or advertise well during the elections. So you lost. Losing is tough. But instead of calling for the murder of your fellow Iraqis who voted for the other political parties . . . maybe you should campaign better inside Iraq for your own policies.

If you call for the murder of politicians who did well in the last elections, do you really think you are going to persuade many Iraqi voters to change their minds?

What is wrong with trying to affect change through the political process in a nonviolent manner like most other countries on earth (including Indonesia, Malaysia and Turkey)?

Regarding MNF-I, you should campaign for the Iraqi parliament to vote for a short time table on withdrawal. Legally the MNF-I would have to comply. And most Americans would celebrate if Iraqis made the request.

A&E, campaign in a nonviolent manner . . . and stop calling for the murder of Iraqis who disagree with you . . . if you want to change the policies of the government of Iraq.

BTW, the UN sponsored Iraq’s political process and elections. Every country on earth to my knowledge recognizes the Iraqi government as the sole legitimate government of Iraq. You have to beat the current major political parties in Iraq at the ballot box to be perceived as legitimate inside and outside Iraq.

A&Eiraqi said...

Dear Marsho
No, not away from my blog.
Be safe

All the others
I've never claimed that I support insurgents or resistance and I never mentioned Abu Risha in my blog as I don't know a lot about how people in Anbar feel about him and his followers.
I don't mock on Iraqis blood and obviously you were unable to get the point behind this post; it's all about someone who had been changed after the invasion.
I'm not sure if you listened to the poem in the video I posted to consider it all as rubbish!!

Hate it or like it; many people think like that; it's fact not fiction.

Anand
I don't have a campaign to support and by the way I've participated in Jan 30th 2005 elections and I voted to 169 list which was the biggest winner at that time but I have to admit that I was wrong; they did nothing but destroying the country and increasing corruption levels.

You're right; if we repeat the elections now we'll get the same results but that proves one thing; those who won (from both sides) did nothing but encouraging sectarianism which is the only thing could make them win.

Can you tell me what legitimacy the Iraqi government has got while the prime minister as well as the vise president of Iraq had to run to Anbar to see the American president!!
Who allowed him to visit Iraq and how come he wasn't received by any Iraqi official when he arrived?!!
That proves Iraq is under the control of the invaders not the Iraqi government.
And what the invaders did was horrible enough to justify killing them ( I mean the ones who are inside Iraq; like the American army and the security companies) or you think rape and killing could be justified.

Still; the Iraqi government has got the opportunity to care about Iraqis rather than following the invaders like slaves.

I didn't ask for killing the members of the Iraqi government and I'm of course against violence which toward Iraqis regardless to their sect. Origin or whatever else

Anand said...

A&Eiraqi,

Forgive me if I misunderstood you. I don’t know Arabic (or Iraq nearly as well as you).

“I've never claimed that I support insurgents or resistance.” Sorry if my post seemed to imply otherwise. Do you oppose attacks on the Iraqi army and police? Some sunni arabs still support attacks against them, although that number is dwindling.

“You're right; if we repeat the elections now we'll get the same results but that proves one thing; those who won (from both sides) did nothing but encouraging sectarianism which is the only thing could make them win.”

Do you really think so? Iraqi Mojo and many others believe that list 169 might not do as well next time (scheduled for 2009).

“they did nothing but destroying the country and increasing corruption levels.” Some of them no doubt. But all of them? Every country in the middle east is corrupt. Many other countries such as Indonesia, Bangladesh, Pakistan and some provinces in India (Bihar in particular) are also very corrupt. Iraqis, like all arabs in arab countries, are going to have to work though this problem for a very long time. A&Eiraqi to some degree democracy engenders favoritism, cronyism, nepatism and corruption everywhere. But, can we really beat up on Iraq too much? Democracy is still very young.

“Can you tell me what legitimacy the Iraqi government has got while the prime minister as well as the vise president of Iraq had to run to Anbar to see the American president!!
Who allowed him to visit Iraq and how come he wasn't received by any Iraqi official when he arrived?!!”

The legitimacy of the government comes from 77% of eligible voters voting in the UN sponsored 12.15.05 Iraqi elections. The UN security council has repeatedly and unanimously endorsed the Iraqi government as the sole legitimate government of Iraq. They have the legal right to ask any country in the MNF-I to remove their forces, although they have chosen not to use this power.

Do you think PM Maliki did not know that Pres Bush was coming to Al Anbar, or came over his objections? That would be surprising. If true you have a point.

But PM Maliki coming to Al Anbar with $170 million for the province from the GoI, and meeting with the leaders of Al Anbar, including alongside President Bush sent a powerful symbol that PM Maliki is trying to reach out and help. I thought so at least.

The key to MNF-I leaving Iraq is high quality and sufficient ISF. They are very good in many parts of Iraq such as Ninevah, which the ISF run by themselves: http://www.pentagon.gov/home/blog/docs/0924bednarek_transcript.pdf

Not as good in other provinces.

But most Americans hope the ISF improves as quickly as possible so that American troops can leave Iraq.

Are you optimistic about the ISF?
http://www.longwarjournal.org/oob/index.php

A&Eiraqi said...

Anand
I left Iraq in July 2006 nearly a year ago, before that I spent more than 20 years living there, in different cities.
I admit that living away is not like living inside the country and touching the fire, but at least I'm in contact with people in different cities like Baghdad( differen parts), Basra, Mousel, Kurkuk, Diala, Anbar, Najaf, Muthana,& Kurdistan.

The attacks on the Iraqi forces is something I disagreed with for a long time; yet, those forces( especially police) are behaving in a very bad way, the killed many people, tortured and raped women, beaten doctors and are involved in militias ; this is proved and mentioned in many reports of the American army, and Al-Malki himself admitted how corrupt they are and how he needed to sack thousands of them.
Still; those are Iraqis and killing them will bring nothing but hate and violence as they have families who will try to revenge for them, the same concept is about Baathist who are being killed by militias even if they didn't hurt anyone in the past.
Iraqi forces chose to be sectarian militias and to participate in a civil war rather then ones who work for law and order,
I think the torture issue using drills is very well known to everyone.

I think it's not true when we think Iraqi government is as corrupt as th e other Arabic governments, UN says that Iraqi government is the most corrupted one in Middle east.
I don't have to compare my government to one in Bangladesh and then be greatfull that they're at the same level of corruption.

Do you really admire the elections; it was really horrible, what type of democracy we had?
People were threatened to go and vote or Allah would send them to Hell.
People were cheated and forced to vote for certain list or they would have been killed or be in a big trouble.
What do you think about elections in which those who support other lists were killed or kidnapped?

When I accuse the Iraqi government of being full of traitors ; I do have reasons;
Resistace, insurgents or whatever you call them are active in 4 or 5 Iraqi cities, do you how people live in the rest 13 cities.
Iraq is a country rich with oil but people can't get oil products, petrol or cooking gas.
Before the invasion the prices of these products were cheap and they were available, nowadays they're just so expensive for Iraqis and not easy to be got.

Can you tell me what that "democratically elected" government did for those who were deported, we have more than 1.5 million Iraqis in Syria, they need food, medicine and education, who is responsible to help them.

As far as I know, it should be the Iraqi government and the invaders, obviously no one of them is taking any step to do so.

Of course Al-Maliki was not informed about Bush's visit and this is not the first time such thing happens; it's always like that, check the visits of all the US officials and see if they were recieved by Iraqi officials when their planes landed.
Last but not least; do you think that Iraqi politicians do dare to order the Invaders to leave??
Or do you believe that the invaders will do so if they ask them?
Could they stop Black water for one hour? Or you think they will stop it?

Anand said...

Thanks for your response. Please offer your perspectives at Iraqi Mojo.

It seams like you have been misunderstood and do not back the resistance.

I have linked to this discussion at:
http://iraqimojo.blogspot.com/2007/09/al-qaeda-murdered-too-many-iraqis.html

Please come by and join in.

Regarding Blackwater . . . the biggest employers of security contractors is the various parts of the GoI (Gov of Iraq). The GoI is concerned that if they punish Blackwater too much, they will have a difficult time persuading other security contractors to work in Iraq. The IA and IP (Iraqi Police) cannot yet handle security without private security contractors and the MNF-I. But the GoI could evict Blackwater if they chose.

“Last but not least; do you think that Iraqi politicians do dare to order the Invaders to leave??
Or do you believe that the invaders will do so if they ask them?”

The MNF-I has to leave if they are asked by the GoI. Congress will force it. Many unanimously passed UN Security council resolutions require it. President Bush has publicly stated that the US troops would withdraw if asked several times. He would have to do it. Few Americans would want to keep spending $10 billion a month in hard earned tax payer dollars and 40-120 American lives a month if the GoI didn’t explicitly ask for it.

Let me ask you, why does the GoI not ask for a withdrawal? They are afraid that the IA and IP aren’t ready and that their will be a bloodbath if the MNF-I leave too quickly.

The key is to improve the quality of the IA and IP as quickly as possible. What do you think about the IA (Iraqi Army)?