Thursday, September 16, 2004

American Friends: We Are Afraid To Email You!!

I would have posted here too, but the width of IBC makes it defficlut cause i need long lines.
so, lets check today's story:

"Thanks again for blogging! You've brought up so many points that I think about over and over. Most of my friends think I'm nutty, but I still tell them about your family and how miserable we've made your lives by occupying Iraq. I told my daughter about it, and she was surprised. She really didn't know how awful and wrong the US occupation of Iraq is. I guess I'd better visit her in person very soon and tell her why Bush is so awful for everyone - not just Iraqis! I was a bit afraid to tell her on the cell phone - Big Brother might just hide me away somewhere. But I can't fear that anymore. Some things are too important. I might get locked away as a crazy person for telling everyone to read Iraqi blogs and vote against Bush and his policies, but at least I know in my heart I'm not crazy - Bush is!".

after posting with few mintes only, i received the first responce from an american friend:
You are so right Khalid! I am afraid each time I open your blog, or any of your families blog! I am afraid that somewhere in America there is a room full of powerful computors and men in black monitoring private computors. I am afraid that someone will come to my door and take me away. I am afraid to talk to some friends that I have known for 25 years because they think George Bushwa is some kind of hero! I fear that they will turn me in. Sounds really paranoid doesn't it? Well, with the Patriot Act they have taken away some freedom. I hate what the leaders of my country is doing to all of you! And to us. I hate that there are blind sheep in my country that eat up the Pap that the Bushwas are feeding them. I can't understand how they can believe him!!! Why are their eyes not open??? I am sure we are alike you and I. And like you have said and your mother has said, we are all human beings. Underserving of the fear that is in our world. By the way, do you have the word Bushwa in your language? It is slang for Bovine defecation! Forgive me for being vulgar but I think of little Bush that way! Thank you for continuing to blog and bring information to those of us who care for you all. I wish I were powerful and could defeat the tyrants that are plagueing your country, and the world. I was reading Salam Pax blog yesterday and he has a report by G in baghdad about the car bombing yesterday....he was there and took pictures of the horrors. He was overwhelmed with the terror. I want to print that report and put it everywhere! But someone would just tear it down and it would not be there anyway. It makes me angry that we are supposed to have a free press and all they talk about now is the weather and murder trials and those damnable Bush campaign ads. I wish I could stop it. Oh, stop listening to me and to live your life! I like that you say that. I am sorry for my rant. But you are right, we are afraid.

I pray this ends soon for all of you and all of us"

how come that people didnt hae that fear few years ago????
aw!
i guess you know the answer.
me*
"


20 Comments

#9/16/2004 06:11:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Mister Ghost

Yup the Death Squads are running rampant in America.

My God, there's five of them right now, wearing Bush For President 2004 shirts and they're dragging a Kerry supporter by her hair. Now they're clubbing her.
Blood is streaming down her face. Now, they're running away and the ambulance sirens are wailing. But the ambulance isn't stopping for the woman. My God, they've pulled up next to a tree and are getting a stuck cat down from the tree. You bastards! Why are you ignoring the beaten bleeding woman on the ground?

I see why, there'e a Bush For President 2004 Sticker on
the ambulance's bumper.

Can anyone stop the madness? Ha Ha Ha.

Khalid,
Do you ever get tired of posting your propaganda crap?

Apparently not.

 
#9/16/2004 06:18:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Mister Ghost

PS: Khalid's friend says, "Most of my friends think I'm nutty. . ."

Have truer words ever been spoken?

 
#9/16/2004 06:35:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

”This Iraqi kidnapping has the mark of an undercover police operation…”Who seized Simona Torretta?

 
#9/16/2004 06:43:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger ihath

Khalid,
Even I think this email that you got is nutty. Things aren't great in the US but, they are not as bad as that email would imply.

 
#9/16/2004 07:34:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

I AGREE Ihath!
Khalid!! For cryin' out loud!! That email and the remainder of that post on your site is RIDICULOUS!!

Connie

 
#9/16/2004 09:22:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Alvaro Frota

This American guy isn't nutty.

I am afraid that somewhere in America there is a room full of powerful computors and men in black monitoring private computors.Try to google ECHELON.

And I have some articles of the renaissance of Senator MacArthur's style persecutions in USA. But they are in Spanish.

Alvaro Frota

Alvaro Frota

 
#9/16/2004 09:28:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Alvaro Frota

Actually Senator Joseph McCarthy.

The guy maybe has some paranoia. But he isn't afraid for nothing.

Aquele abraço!

?lvaro Frota

 
#9/16/2004 10:40:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Bruno

The question is, how efficient are Echelon's algorithms at sorting out the wheat from the chaff, and how many humans are actually sorting through the intercepted communications? I doubt that they would bother to track down a single private nobody expressing a dissenting opinion ... but of course, they could if they wanted to.

 
#9/16/2004 06:10:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

sounds remarkably like a --Bruno-- spoof.

 
#9/16/2004 06:13:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger madtom

I don't think that anyone can call me a Bush supporter, but I post in complete security, I even hope that the white house reads me, yea right. paranoia is something special.
How many people out there really believe that the government cares one iota what web page anyone reads.
Give it a break

Madtom

 
#9/16/2004 10:03:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Everything you read is true. Big Brother is out there and it's not just in America. He's in Brazil, too. There are cameras and listening devices in every single Brazilian home. Every thing you say and do is recorded.

Alvaro you're in danger! The goon squad is coming for you! Quick! Hide under your bed and pull your tinfoil hat tightly around your head or they'll detect your brain waves and find you!

Oh my God! The sky is falling! The sky is falling! Everybody run for your lives!

 
#9/17/2004 05:56:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Alvaro Frota

I feel I listened some barks... No mind...

On the issue of the "call-the-cops-number" attack, one must see these video.

Aquele abraço!

Alvaro Frota

 
#9/17/2004 08:02:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Alvaro,

That's not news....I think most people have heard these "conspiracy theories" before...seen the "videos"...blah, blah, blah....."the US Government is soooo corupt"....yeah...got it....

Next?......

ACS

 
#9/17/2004 10:17:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Bruno

Emigre --

I'm not quite sure what you mean. I'm not putting my usual sig. --Bruno-- on anymore because I have managed to *gasp* create an account and get a name like everybody else. Enough cheering people ...

As for Echelon, if that is what you are doubting the existance of, well don't. It is a widely documented spy network of radio and email interception systems set up mainly by the US and its allies. If you doubt my words, I can post a bunch of information on it.

All I am saying is, if "Big Brother" really wanted to keep tabs on all the email of an individual it could, for sure. It is not the means that I dispute, it is that I doubt the CIA has the time and will or motivation to chase down every anti government missive.

 
#9/17/2004 02:34:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Rosemary

Dear Khalid,

Hello. I am from the USA and my name is Rosemary. I am the Rosemary that is friends with Nabil and we have started a site called Iraq the Future. I have learned a long time ago not to be afraid of the government. It is a waste of my time. If something is going to happen, then it is going to happen. If I spend time fearing it, then I am not spending time on something I can more enjoy! Also, there are too many blogs popping up every hour for the government to moniter them. Besides, they don't speak Arabic! So please, I hope I have helped in some small way to alleviate your fear.

As far as the war, I was for the war. I was for women NOT being raped. I was for people NOT ending up in mass graves. I was for people NOT being tortured. I was also in favor of protecting America and her servicemen who flew in the "No Fly Zones." We did that to protect the Kurds and the Shias. I know, and I am sorry that Saudi Arabia and the UN didn't let us help them after we encouraged them to rise up against SH. There is nothing on this earth that I could ever do to take away that pain. I just want you to know that I was in favor of helping you then and still. You are human beings that deserve to be treated with dignaty. Well, that is what I have to say. Peace be with you.

 
#9/17/2004 05:29:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

The thing is:
What is the purpose of wars, according to those who create them?
To achieve Freedom, Peace, Democracy.

Not even dictator governments are more opposite to these three concepts than War.

That's why I repeat: There is'nt such thing as a winnable war.

Everyone loses.

>>>Carol

 
#9/17/2004 06:11:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

--Bruno--

Evidently Repunzelle's doormen do not check the messages very often ;)

 
#9/18/2004 04:16:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Can you say... paranoia?

Well, there is ECHELON, CAPPS 2, MATRIX, the TIA (*technically* not in action), Genysis, EELD, Genoa I & II, etc etc. Do they work? That depends on your definition.. CAPPS 2 was an absolute failure, the facial recognition program missed over 70% of the "terrorists" in its test as I recall, etc. Do you *really* need to worry about it? Nah. Most of the systems are unreliable by themselves, and only if you red flagged on multiple systems would they even bother looking you up. They don't actually READ your email, but there are filters in place that flag suspicious emails containing a certain number of selected words--say for example, if you send multiple emails that had the words terror, bomb, car, Jihad, and a host of other words, they might glance at that group of emails to make sure they are not threatening. That's why the Al Quaida used a coded language that sounded like a corporate office.

That's still no reason to get paranoid and hole up in your house or avoid your friends because they support Bush. Do Iraqis avoid their friends because they support Alawi? Nope.

 
#9/18/2004 12:48:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

I just want to agree that the person who fears to send email to their Iraqi blogger friends is clearly showing some kind of psychological disorder. This person sympathizes so much with Iraqis that they want to project similar circumstances onto their own life.

To verify if that person's fears are true, one needs to ask the question: What is happening to people in the U.S. that criticize the government? Michael Moore? Making millions of dollars. Famous Hollywood superstars and musical performers? Still acting/singing and making money. Harvard University professors? Still have their job. Famous News Anchormen fabricating documents to incriminate the president? Have not lost their job either.

There are a lot of complaints about things like the Patriot Act, and communications monitoring like ECHELON. Indeed these programs have potential for abuse by the government. But so far nobody is getting busted in the library for checking out their favorite Harry Potter book. (If they were researching chemical weapons, well maybe that would be something the FBI was interested in.) And in the case of ECHELON, I imagine the monitors of intercepted communications are too busy trying to find a scrap off communication between Al Quaeda, or the Governments of other countries to bother worrying with some private person's correspondences of sympathy for those living in Iraq.

I supported the war in Iraq. I don't support any attempt by the U.S. to seek long term control of Iraq and the Iraqi people. I support building a real democracy in Iraq, and giving complete sovereignty to Iraqis including their sovereign right to say "U.S.A. go home, we don't like you anymore!"

In the end, I hope stability returns, and we build a new system of friendships between the U.S. and all the West, and the Middle East..

 
#9/18/2004 09:07:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger madtom

"They don't actually READ your email, but there are filters in place that flag suspicious emails containing a certain number of selected words--say for example, if you send multiple emails that had the words terror, bomb, car, Jihad, and a host of other words,"

Well the all the computers must have been flashing multiple
(((((RED ALERT)))))
(((((RED ALERT)))))
(((((RED ALERT)))))
(((((RED ALERT)))))
Those word and many more can be found by the millions on all these blogs and everyone's emails :-)

Madtom

 

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