Wednesday, August 18, 2004

Muqtada...

I just received a wonderful e-mail from US citizen today, talking about my blog and how it is great like me :P

These e-mails really make my day :)

I quote this from the e-mail hope he (she) don’t mind “…Do you know that the American soldiers who have to fight in the Holy Cemetery are having a tough time of it, because we are not used to disrespecting the dead? They told a journalist last week that they look at the cemetery plots and see pictures of the people buried there; and say they aren’t supposed to be there to fight anymore, but to help rebuild. But we can’t let people run wild in the streets whenever they want, holding people hostage with guns and their own rules……that is not civilized, and that is not true freedom; that is lawlessness; why don’t a lot your citizens understand this? Or don’t they want to? Please help us to understand.”





That was really something touching and noble, it made me feel more relief after reading it, and I wish I had the answer for it, since this cemetery is holy place for Shia, my grandfather and my whole family buried there, i think the biggest cemetry in the world; and The place where Muqtada took to hide in, WHY!!

The latest news is Muqtada refused today to negotiate with Iraqi assembly delegation, leaving the government with no chance except to break in to the Imam Ali shrine, the National Iraqi guards are preparing them self for the operation.
If this operation were really meant to occur today, am just praying for minimum casualties.

20 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree - WHY choose the holy shrine to shelter in? To PUT opposing troops in a no-no position. This does not seem right. I pray for a solution
starliz

5:38 PM  
Blogger Bushman said...

I saw some pictures of that graveyard and its amazing and sad. It reminds me of some of the graveyards in New Orleans, Louisiana. I hope the figting will finish soon with as little damage as possible to the graves.

- Bushman
www.pasqualy.com/blog/

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any truth to this (coming from Yahoo)?

http://apnews.myway.com/article/20040818/D84HMRK80.html

Western journalism doesn't accurately describe what's happening in your country, which is why we rely on you all.

Desert Storm Vet I

7:14 PM  
Blogger Torchbearer said...

Sadly, I think this is just a ploy. When faced with certain defeat, a coward will submit to the greater force. This gives them the opportunity to regroup, rearm, and try again when they feel their strength has returned. We're in a no-win situation. Attack the shrine, Shia and other muslims will condemn us. If Sadr is killed, he becomes a martyr and a reason for more Shia to support his cause. Arresting him does essentially the same thing. Thousands will demand his release, many of those through violence. On the other hand, if Sadr and his thugs are allowed to get away with their crimes and become part of the political process, then Iraqis will lose confidence in the new government and claim it has no legitimacy if it allows criminals to be part of it just like Saddam.

Personally, I think Sadr and his most loyal followers should be exiled under the condition that if they ever return to Iraq they will be prosecuted. This way they can go to Iran and live in the Islamic theocracy they claim to want or stay in Iraq and stand trial for their crimes.

10:48 PM  
Blogger Torchbearer said...

Above post was in response to Desert Storm Vet's link to the article about Sadr's acceptance of a truce.

10:51 PM  
Blogger praktike said...

Good post, Ferid.

The American soldiers are not happy that they have to fight in such a holy place. They are just doing their jobs and trying to help solve a tough problem.

Remember that Saddam deliberately tried to destroy parts of the Valley of Peace when he built a road on top of it.

6:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We were only obeying orders"

That's what the nazi concentration camp guards said.

12:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the midst of a mele of words, RPG's and Abrams A-1A tanks it's easy to forget a few simple things about America. First, the President speaks for every individual American, Bush and the Federal government are empowered completely by indiviual Americans. Like him or not Bush is us until the next President replaces him. Second, we are by nature isolationists. We don't want anyone's land or culture. Third, we've never taken a drop of oil from anyone that wasn't paid for. And Opec sets the prices. History doesn't record us ever stealing a drop of crude. Fourth, when people or nations or cultures start passing licks with America bad things happen to them. Lastly, the major media of America does not speak for Americans. They have their own profit oriented motives, and Americans know that. It is foolhardy for any opponent to believe what they see on American TV and in American newspapers. It is foolhardy to oppose the people of America on the basis of the misinformation of the American media.

Bill, Arkansas, USA

12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funnily enough I agree with you Bill that America is isolationist by nature-however it is not following isolationist policies when it gets involved in the Middle East,as it has been for the last 50 years.Perhaps the world would be better off if the USA started being isolationist again.

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12:33 AM  
Blogger kareem said...

This is not about today, yesterday or tomorrow, this war is ripping apart acountry that was intact, destroying its very existance not to mention its history and future. And just to tacle some points mentiond y some, I would like to say this: Iraqis, People and governments have done absolutely nothing to harm America, and look what America have done. If someone thins that the Americans did not get any drop of free oil, think again. The so called oil law that Bush calld Maliki just yesterday to pass, allow American companies who buy oil to produce it for the next fifty years. (Talking about 50 years of ripp off). But if thats not what the American came for, why then they let the country be looted entirely from universities, to hospitals to ministries, and government buildings, eccept the oil ministry. How stupid one could be then not to get it? Americans are isolationast by nature? Do you know how many countries around the world have American military basis?
We want to spread democracy in the MId East right? What is it to us ha? There you have it. The Iraqis will sure fight it out. That is what it take to get their welth distributed fairly and not because the American oil president and vice president want it fast and easy. After all, there is no favors, morals or justice in politics, its all about interest and interest only. So if you thought otherwise, think again.

10:52 AM  
Blogger kareem said...

This is not about today, yesterday or tomorrow, this war is ripping apart acountry that was intact, destroying its very existance not to mention its history and future. And just to tacle some points mentiond y some, I would like to say this: Iraqis, People and governments have done absolutely nothing to harm America, and look what America have done. If someone thins that the Americans did not get any drop of free oil, think again. The so called oil law that Bush calld Maliki just yesterday to pass, allow American companies who buy oil to produce it for the next fifty years. (Talking about 50 years of ripp off). But if thats not what the American came for, why then they let the country be looted entirely from universities, to hospitals to ministries, and government buildings, eccept the oil ministry. How stupid one could be then not to get it? Americans are isolationast by nature? Do you know how many countries around the world have American military basis?
We want to spread democracy in the MId East right? What is it to us ha? There you have it. The Iraqis will sure fight it out. That is what it take to get their welth distributed fairly and not because the American oil president and vice president want it fast and easy. After all, there is no favors, morals or justice in politics, its all about interest and interest only. So if you thought otherwise, think again.

10:54 AM  
Blogger kareem said...

This is not about today, yesterday or tomorrow, this war is ripping apart acountry that was intact, destroying its very existance not to mention its history and future. And just to tacle some points mentiond y some, I would like to say this: Iraqis, People and governments have done absolutely nothing to harm America, and look what America have done. If someone thins that the Americans did not get any drop of free oil, think again. The so called oil law that Bush calld Maliki just yesterday to pass, allow American companies who buy oil to produce it for the next fifty years. (Talking about 50 years of ripp off). But if thats not what the American came for, why then they let the country be looted entirely from universities, to hospitals to ministries, and government buildings, eccept the oil ministry. How stupid one could be then not to get it? Americans are isolationast by nature? Do you know how many countries around the world have American military basis?
We want to spread democracy in the MId East right? What is it to us ha? There you have it. The Iraqis will sure fight it out. That is what it take to get their welth distributed fairly and not because the American oil president and vice president want it fast and easy. After all, there is no favors, morals or justice in politics, its all about interest and interest only. So if you thought otherwise, think again.

10:55 AM  

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