Sunday, September 23, 2007

british general: our enemies are not "bad people"

a uk genaeral decribes the iraqi "insurgents" as "iraqi nationalists" and says that mainly they are not "bad people"

thanks for lenin tomb for this video

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

too much for a democracy

i saw this video today at an anti-war website , it shows a student at folrida university asking question to senator john kerry, when he gets to a point when asks about impeaching bush, the police came in to arrest him , and later , even worse,they tasered him!

now if this happened in my university , i wouldnt have found it strange , we are living in a police state, but in the us? too much for the land of the free

the good news is the students at folrida university are already moving against what happened

all my respect and solidarity goes to andrew meyer and his coleagues

Friday, September 14, 2007

Civilian Death Toll in Iraq May Top One Million

By Tina Susman The Los Angeles Times
Friday 14 September 2007
A British survey offers the highest estimate to date. At least 4 die in a Sadr City car bombing.
Baghdad - A car bomb blew up in the capital's Shiite Muslim neighborhood of Sadr City on Thursday, killing at least four people, as a new survey suggested that the civilian death toll from the war could be more than 1 million.
The figure from ORB, a British polling agency that has conducted several surveys in Iraq, followed statements this week from the U.S. military defending itself against accusations it was trying to play down Iraqi deaths to make its strategy appear successful.
The military has said civilian deaths from sectarian violence have fallen more than 55% since President Bush sent an additional 28,500 troops to Iraq this year, but it does not provide specific numbers.
According to the ORB poll, a survey of 1,461 adults suggested that the total number slain during more than four years of war was more than 1.2 million.
ORB said it drew its conclusion from responses to the question about those living under one roof: "How many members of your household, if any, have died as a result of the conflict in Iraq since 2003?"
Based on Iraq's estimated number of households - 4,050,597 - it said the 1.2 million figure was reasonable.
There was no way to verify the number, because the government does not provide a full count of civilian deaths. Neither does the U.S. military.
Both, however, say that independent organizations greatly exaggerate estimates of civilian casualties.
ORB said its poll had a margin of error of 2.4%. According to its findings, nearly one in two households in Baghdad had lost at least one member to war- related violence, and 22% of households nationwide had suffered at least one death. It said 48% of the victims were shot to death and 20% died as a result of car bombs, with other explosions and military bombardments blamed for most of the other fatalities.
The survey was conducted last month.

It was the highest estimate given so far of civilian deaths in Iraq. Last year, a study in the medical journal Lancet put the number at 654,965, which Iraq's government has dismissed as "ridiculous."

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

ramadan kareem

Happy Season's greetings for all of you, It is the holy month of Ramadan. Back again to spiritual reclamation and meditation. Always with this time of the year clear conscious and lovable hearts are aiming for God's forgiveness. So let's get back to what our human nature supposed to be. Let generosity bound our community, love fill our hearts and forgiveness spread among us all Muslims, Christians and all human being.
This is my wishes to you
Happy Holy Month of Ramadan

Sunday, September 9, 2007

support this lawsuit

the american civil society seems to be taking action while we arabs are still off the scene,the american civil liberties union has filed a lawsuit against the american ministry of defence demanding that it comply with a Freedom of Information Act request to release documents regarding civilians killed by coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan.

i think the least we should, and whatever it outcome may be, is to support the union in this lawsuit.

it is not their cause alone, it is also ours

read the press release here:

to contact and support

Wednesday, September 5, 2007


finally ,someone in hollywood stood up and said the truth about the situation in iraq.

director brian de palma who is no stranger to controversial issues shocked the audeince in venice film festival when he represented his new film "redacted" that tells the true story of the rape and murder of 14 years old abeer alganabi on the hands of 5 american soldiers.

the 66 years old director siad that " The movie is an attempt to bring the reality of what is happening in Iraq to the American people"

he also talked in a recent interview about how amazed he was with the similarities between the iraq war and vietnam which tackled in other films like "casualities of war".

thanks for this film palma , can't wait to see it in thatre.

Monday, September 3, 2007

dictatorship? what dictatorship?

whenever faced with questions like "where are those wmd's you told us about"? or "what are acheiving in iraq"? the neocon adminstration would repeat the same argument "arent you glad that we've rid the iraqi people and the world from a brutal dictator"?
a dictator? hmmm,that's weird ,because for someone who knows as little about history as i do , i can recall the following:
this us backed and still back a neighbour of iraq named saudi arabia, the prison state, a corrupt monarchy who just happen to be this president as well as his dad's business associates.
and just to the north of iraq there's another dictatorship called the jordanian royal family who is also backed by the us for a clear and simple reason , they are best friends with israel.
not to mention ofcourse the dictatorship in egypt that receives the second largest us aid.
on the other hand, the same adminstration that was so concerned with democracy to the extent that it invaded a soverign country in order to impose it , engineered a coup d'etat in 2002 against an elected president called hugo chavez.
not to mention its ongoing demonization of another elected president , iran's ahmedi najad who got 60% of the votes of his people (that's more than george bush ever got, even by an election fraud)
some people may call this "selective morality" i call it what it is : hypocrisy and double standards.