Wednesday, September 29, 2004

9th of April and my life

I just wanted to share with you that day of my life, I thought of writing it after an email I received asking me which president I prefer for America, and how Americans now are divided between Bush and Kerry, so I thought of Iraqis division about that day too, that day made a lot of arguments between Iraqis, if it considered a happy day for liberation or sad day represents occupation…
And the problems all start from that opinion, I see Iraqis are more divided than I've ever seen, anyway I'll start from the moment I saw the statue of saddam falling, I felt like I was born again, and I saw my father like I've never seen him again, he was like 20 years younger :P we were all so happy, Finally we get rid of saddam :)
at that time I was in Dyala, not in Baghdad we thought it would be much safer than Baghdad, we were in a house of people that we don't even know before and they've just accepted us, that day I saw the opposite thing at there eyes there were sadness and bitterness, we all were watching TV at the moment when the Iraqis and US forces was trying to get down saddam statue, I've heard them mumbling that those are just spies work for America and trying to describe them as bunch of criminals, I tried to open my mouth at that moment, but I saw my father blinking his eye to me then looking at the photo of saddam that they have put at there house, then I realized every thing....the sad fact that in Iraq there is still some people who love saddam, I didn't then pay attention to them anymore, from my point of view Iraq is now just freed, Dyala at that time didn't fall yet, at the same time we've heard heavy gun shooting and voices of people shouting from the prison next to the house, this prison was holding all prisoners that transferred from Baghdad, and there charges was only politic since saddam freed all criminals from prisons few months before war, I don't know how did the prisoners knew that saddam is no longer in power now, so they rebelled or that what the story we've heard from people there, and the fedayeen killed them all; this maybe something that news didn't cover at that time, And maybe that was the last mass grave happened by that regime.
Anyway I just stocked at the house until night finally came, then I went out to have some fresh air, didn't know number of people being killed after that siege;

for the first time I criticized saddam in front of two other friends, that I didn't know them for only six days, I mean at the bad old days I have to know my friend for at least a six months then I start with slight joke at saddam, and see if he laughed from the bottom of his heart :P then only I can speak freely at saddam, the conversation didn't went well, one of them was talking with astonished how Iraq is now conquered by America, and if the Americans are going to kill us all, then I answered him Nooo, we were conquered by saddam and his family, and I wish there is a tank in front of my house tomorrow when I return to Baghdad to protect us from the Fedayeen…
Then the other friend took me back to the house, and told me: man what are you talking about… you don't know who is his father…he is a big commander in intelligence of Dyala….duh!!!
I slept that night, like I've never slept in my life, or maybe because bombing just stopped :P
Then next morning we were setting up things to return to Baghdad again.

There is an Iraqi site : he typed that 9 of April is his most beautiful day of his life :)

Sorry for taking your time, I usually don't type a lot…


Sunday, September 26, 2004

Iraq X S.Korea

Wow, Iraq started its way of defending its title of Asian youth tournament, with a wide victory today against South Korea 3-0 :)
The funny part was that Last Iraqi goal scored at minute 92 by a player named Ferid :)
Next matches will be against Yemen and Thailand, so the Iraqi team has a great chance n to take the lead of the group…

Iraq won the cup at 2000 against Japan with a golden goal, and that tournament was the born of the Olympic team and first national team now.

Best wishes to the Youth of IRAQ :)


Thursday, September 23, 2004


Today I received my results……….. I failed :(
Maybe I should change my blog name to loser4ever, well we have a say here that repeating will even teach the donkey :P
Duh…I didn’t have the mood to blog until today, Anyway the good news is I finally have my own car :) I just bought it a few days ago…

I spend the past year without a car, after what I’ve done to my grandma's car, click here
No more high speed after that accident…

More than 1 million used cars entered the country immediately after the war has finished, since importing of cars was only under control of the government, and they didn’t import any cars in the past 15 years but only few in the last 2 years, they were so expensive compared to now a days prices; for us we bought at 1980 Toyota corona model 79, with nearly 1200$, and then managed to sell it just few months ago with 1300$ so we made profit after 25 years of using it :)
Stupid country I know :P

The problem now a days is the heavy traffic in Baghdad, there are many roads and important bridges closed, and beside the new cars that entered, there is no signs of getting the traffic light back to service!!
Anyway Things were even worse, when there were no police at all at the streets, with 7million population town!!

Am just hoping now that Iraqis we’ll be able again of buying new cars, as they used to do just before that stupid Saddam put his hands on the country at late seventies :)