Sunday, October 17, 2004

Last men standing...

Hi! I hope that you all are fine, and that your day was good this far. Ramadan started, I love this month, teaches you patience, self control and discipline, and you loose weight, and best of all, its a booster for your faith, a lot of quran, a lot of praying, in Ramadan you can smell religion in air, everything looks so pure and peaceful, all people try to be nicer to each other...Besides the regular 5 prayers a day, we have an extra long prayer, lasts for about an hour everyday, it refreshes your soul, and fills your heart with peace and serenity. peace and serenity? GOD knows how much we need them... few days ago, a bit before 5 am, a land mine exploded few meters away from our house... the explosion was so strong, 10 windows fall in our house, and dad broke number 11 while he was trying to fix the aluminum frame of the window, which used to be rectangular, but its a dome now. my bed is right in front of the window, and my head is in the window side, my head is about one foot away from the window, which fell immediately after the explosion, the curtain and the enforcement we made for the window earlier saved me, probably saved my life, thank GOD. the sound of the explosion lasted for at least two or three seconds after I woke up, each second was, believe me, as long as a whole minute, during the first second I tried to keep my body as flat as possible to avoid the glass shrapnel, and at the same time I was praying just to survive till the next second only, when I made it to the next second I was relieved, I was hoping to make it to the next second and started to think where the rest of the family is, as soon as it was over I jumped off the bed and ran out of the room, me mom and dad met there at the same time, when I found that they are safe I went back to sleep at once, it was obvious that its a close explosion, and that we are all safe, what else is there to discuss? I went back to sleep. as soon as I reached my bed, dad called us, come come see what happened!! we ran towards him... we found that most of the windows were broken, and since the explosion was so close, we didn't only receive the air/sound pressure, but also all the sand in area, inside our house, it was a mess. three doors are damaged, one of them is a metal door, it was twisted, and I can barely close it now. my neighbor next door was sleeping on the roof, the poor guy chose the wrong day, he is safe, but he says that a tank passed by the mine when it exploded, and eye witnesses said that at least three soldiers were killed, of course since no media were there, the accident wasn't mentioned by the American side. I went out next day in the morning, I saw everything, and I found a helmet of an American soldier on the ground, covered with blood, and punched from one of the sides, his name is written on it. I stood there watching it. I felt sad for him, and I thought that somewhere 1000 miles away, one wife become a widow, one child became and orphan, a girl friend, a best friend, so many people, lost a beloved one, and they don't even know about it. next moment I remember that he is one of the occupation army, the army that is still killing my people everyday. but then I couldn't think of anything but the blood, its the same I have in my body, he is a human just like me. then I started to blame him, for coming to Iraq, for joining the army, and tried to hold him responsibility for what happened to him... but then I thought: he probably doesn't want to be here as much as I don't want him to be here, if he found a better job, another way to get a scholarship, another way to get a green card, whatever, he would have not come for sure:( Bush, grrrrrrrrr.. I was so angry. I took pictures for everything. yesterday we sent someone to Falluja, to see how the situation is there. he is from Falluja originally, and he goes there often, but this Time when he went he came back depressed, although he is in his twenties or early thirties, he had a drop in blood pressure and went to the hospital. he said that he never saw the city like that, "its a ghosts city" he said, families, women and children left the city and they are hiding in the open fields because they are too afraid to get back to their houses... there isn't a single shop opened, men are preparing their weapons and ammo to defend their city, everyone in Falluja says the same thing: we invite the goverment, anyone, to come make a full search to see if this Zarqawi exists. the city is surrounded from all sides, and its being bombed from all sides, beside the air crafts. 13 mosques have been set to the ground in Falluja and Ramadi, the most famous restaurant in Falluja, Hajji Hussein, who makes the best Kabab in the country, was set to the ground too, people make jokes and say that Azzarqawi must have been having lunch there, some laugh for that, but I cry. its one of the ugliest mass murder cases that happened, in Falluja, and will happen again soon, and you will read about it, and the whole world will read about it, and no one will do anything about it, cause you all believe that Big foot, Santa or Azzarqawi is hiding somewhere isnt hat small city, and you all are ready to sacrifice the lives of women and children, of a whole city, to see if that is right or not. there will be one day when the American administration will understand that violence only makes more violence, and that people will never stay in their house waiting to be killed, they prefer to die fighting, they are gonna die anyway right? my friend who I sent to Falluja went to the hospital of Falluja, and found a unspeakable situation, the hospital is run by volunteers, they lack medicine and instruments, dead bodies are crowded to the point they don't know what to do with it, injured people numbers are way over the hospital capacity, and the few ambulance cars they had, most of them were attacked by the occupation forces and destroyed, my friend told me that in the hospital they have to clean the ground every now and then to allow people to walk through the blood. the following are medical equipments urgently needed, this list is from a doctor in the hospital, they used to have some of these equipment and machines but they were in the ambulance cars, and were distroyed with them. I urge everyone of you to make all you can to provide us with any medical equipments, and specially these in the list, I cant read them all, I cant understand them all, but I will write what I understand till I ask a doctor to read the rest for me: they need: 4 D.C shock machines 4 cautery machines as much as possible of : tracheostomy tubes air way tubes endotracheal tubes I will check with a doctor as soon as possible, and correct the mistakes, and add the items I couldn't read, you know how doctors write inscriptions, no one can read them. please...Help. Khalid

21 Comments

#10/17/2004 01:47:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Aunt Najma

First, al-hamdu-lillah ala al-salama.. And about what's happening in Falluja!! I can't even comment on it!!

Yesterday, we had two explosions near our house, not as close as yours is but close. Mom has already moved my bed from the side of the window because I had problems sleeping in my sister's room and I was determined to sleep in mine.. Maybe you should move your bed, coz and surely, this won't be the last explosion.

I'm sure you'll get too many LONG comments so I'll keep this one short..

Take care

 
#10/17/2004 03:01:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

both of you, take care & stay safe.

salam

 
#10/17/2004 03:04:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

oop, that was me ^ sorry.

 
#10/17/2004 10:28:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Please know many Americans share your perspective and are mortified by your pain. I am one of them. My heart aches for each day for innocent Iraq civilians who are subject to another senseless act commanded by the hand of Mr. Bush. I can assure you many US soldiers do not want to be there, they now realize this selfish act imposed by US government is WRONG. My heartfelt prayers go out to you and your loved ones. I appreciate your faith.

 
#10/17/2004 11:49:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Michael

Even among those Americans who aren't as certain they have a better plan than the people in charge, most I'm sure feel gutted by these stories. May everyone involved be spared.

 
#10/18/2004 01:48:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

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#10/18/2004 06:21:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Mister Ghost

Awwwwww Khalid,
You mean the terrorists are doing a poor job of running
the municipal facilities of Fallujah. Well, don't you worry none Mr. Future Engineer, because after the Americans and Iraqis have cleansed the town of the vermin, that hospital will be running like Mass
General. They'll be abe to film future episodes of
ER there. Hey!

 
#10/18/2004 07:02:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

You are using the wrong words for the medical equipment
cautery machines is used for women only in the **** if you use your fantasy then you will know where. And shock machine is an old fashion way to shock the crazies and the mentally sick people in the head so I wonder what kind of doctors are working there???

cautery machines is Electro Surgery machine

Shock machine is Defibrillator

 
#10/18/2004 12:46:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Don't you just love how compassionate Americans are???

 
#10/18/2004 02:15:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Bruno

Khalid, this post is just shocking. Aunt Najma is right, there are so many things to say. Firstly: for the love of all that is good, sand bag your windows or something. Flying glass will shred you to pieces, that's for sure.

Secondly ... the contrast between Khalid's sentiments and 'Mr Ghost' are striking. Strange isn't it, that the man in the warzone has more empathy and humanity in his comments than the human refuse writing from a safe armchair that simply looks forward to "cleansing Fallujah of vermin". This waste of space lacks the intelligence or the empathy necessary to see that perhaps the people of Fallujah are people like himself, ready to defend their homes against a foreign invader. (I'm assuming, of course that he would have the balls to defend his home...)

Instead, he safely categorizes the Fallujans as 'terrorists', enabling him to cheer every bomb dropped on the populace there. While Khalid has more reasons to hate Americans than Mr Ghost will ever have to hate Iraqis, he is still able to feel sorry for an American soldier possibly there against his will, injured or killed in battle. Makes you think huh ... ?

The chickenshit "Anonymous' is another example of this thinking ... ''hopefully fallujah will be cleansed of all the religious freaks and old baathist losers soon ..." which only goes to illustrate the utter ignorance of his position, a position that I'm sad to say is very common amongst the pro war nuts out there. (a) he ignores the fact that Fallujah was not necessarily a Ba'athist stronghold, and that SH indeed had had problems in controlling the said town. (b) The people of Fallujah have every right to decide their own religion and practices. How about if I were to advocating the cleansing of the American Bible Belt of all the 'religious freaks' that need to be eradicated like vermin? (Oooh the outrage!) Well, that is what he is saying.

The Fallujah situation is indeed as many expected it to be. I'm assuming that the city will have to be destroyed to save it, in the rationale of the American military, and that if we don't like the carnage we will have to "change the channel", as Kermit said.

Truly pathetic.

Khalid, I would say the best thing your friend could do is to take pictures of the carnage at the hospital and similar places, and that he, you, or somebody posts the photos. The more people that learn of this mess the better.

 
#10/18/2004 05:35:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

The situation is complex, but the biggest problem is all the bombings, beheadings, kidnappings etc. committed by Iraqis on other Iraqis. Were those things not going on, American soldiers would not be bombing or shooting anyone. The United States and the American soldiers on the ground there are not interested in the wanton destruction of Iraq or Iraqis. I think, however, the Iraqis setting all those bombs, kidnapping all those people and cutting off all those heads are.
AC Blue Eagle

 
#10/18/2004 05:56:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Bruno

"The situation is complex, but the biggest problem is all the bombings, beheadings, kidnappings etc. committed by Iraqis on other Iraqis. Were those things not going on, American soldiers would not be bombing or shooting anyone"

Oh, of course I completely understand your logic. When members of a nation are pushed into conflict with one another by an occupying power, and kill each other, the solution is to kill even more of them until it sticks?

I would suggest, instead, that if Americans were not killing and bombing Iraqis ... and were in America ... they might not be getting killed.

 
#10/18/2004 06:03:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

A man of about 40 walks around the corpses festooning the hospital room, which has been made into a makeshift morgue. The corpses lie silent, hapless, yet serene.

The camera zooms in on the corpses, these despicable terrorists out to destroy normalcy, civilization, order, democracy, and faith.

The first is an infant of nine months, probably a boy, as he is wrapped in white and blue infant clothes. His mouth is gaping open, as if his little body instinctively gasped for its last breath. His eyes are open, staring into the nothingness……

……The second terrorist—supporter of Jordanian-born mastermind Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi—is a young girl of four. She lies on a white sheet crowned by a pool of blood under her head, which seems peculiarly small compared to the rest of her body. The camera moves in to get a closer look and immediately the reason for the disproportionality is understood: the back of her head is not there, lost somewhere in the rubble of her home destroyed by yet another US precision strike against terrorists.

The camera quickly rebounds.

Next to her, another terrorist, a boy of about five, is caught in the last desperate moments…..

Iraq is an all-opportunity meat grinder

 
#10/18/2004 10:08:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Use the term "occupier," and you set the American soldiers in Iraq up as the bad guys. They are there trying to provide a stable base from which a prosperous Iraq can arise. They are killing Iraqis because Iraqis are trying to kill them, and that said, killing makes no sense at all!
If the Americans were to go home now, who'd rule Iraq? The people with the biggest and most guns. That'd mean more mass graves of thousands of people--including small children.
As to the "terrorists" in the sense of the small children caught in a cross-fire, that, too, is simplistic and slanted. Americans try very diligently to avoid civilian casualties. Terrorists do not care who they kill!
The solutions are: for the terrorists to stop shooting, for all Iraqis to vote in the coming elections; and for all Iraqis to help Iraq become a peaceful, prosperous county; and with that done for the Americans soldiers to come home, which I can assure you all of them want to do.
AC Blue Eagle

 
#10/19/2004 01:57:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

……I am speaking not only of the deaths and mutilations of American youth, but the deaths and mutilations of Iraqi children. (I am reading at this moment of an American bombing of houses in the city of Fallujah, leaving four children dead, with the U.S. military saying this was part of a "precision strike" on "a building frequently used by terrorists.") I believe that the American people's natural compassion would come to the fore if they truly understood that we are terrorizing other people by our "war on terror….."


…..Unless we re-examine our policies--our quartering of soldiers in a hundred countries (the quartering of foreign soldiers, remember, was one of the grievances of the American revolutionaries), our support of the occupation of Palestinian lands, our insistence on controlling the oil of the Middle East--we will always live in fear…..

Our war on terrorism

 
#10/19/2004 03:27:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger madtom

Khalid,
I have a question, The bomb that took out your windows and doors, Was this a "resistance" bomb?
Can you imagine if the damn fools would have killed you, they would have killed their number one supporter.
If they continue with this policy of indiscriminate killing before long there will be no one left to support the "insurgency"?
Maybe instead of supplies for the hospital people should send supplies to the resistance, so they can eliminate all there supporters. Oh and read this, posted at a school:

In the name of God most merciful most gracious
A threat to all government institutes and all government employees. Why do you keep going to work and schools and keep silent about the occupation? We will behead anyone who commits to work in government institutes.
Allah Akbar Allah Akbar
wal yakhsa’a Il khasi’oon*
Al Tawheed Wal Jihad groupIt's amazing that know they admit that they are targeting Iraqi civilians on propose.

 
#10/20/2004 03:23:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Alvaro Frota

Kalid:

I published your Last men standing in Iraq-War.ruBe patient. The defection of the occupiers will be soon.

Aquele abraço!

Alvaro Frota

 
#10/20/2004 12:41:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Rescuers dug the bodies of six members of one family -- a couple and their four children -- out of the rubble of an Iraqi house bombed by U.S. warplanes on Wednesday, witnesses said…..

…A Reuters cameraman filmed the dead bodies being removed from the rubble of the house…..

Family of six found dead in home hit by US warplanes in Falluja

 
#10/21/2004 09:15:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Bruno

Aaaah, no way! It must be a conspiracy theory! The bodies are dummies removed by the left wing, Kerry voting, French loving, anti Iraqi, Fallujan terrorists!

I wonder what similar denials the war apologists will come up with now? Or, most likely ... just ignore and forget about it ...

 
#10/21/2004 07:36:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger CharlesWT

Well, when you make terrorism a cottage industry, you have to expect that the cottage may get taken out and anyone who happens to be in it.

 
#10/22/2004 02:30:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Bruno

Charleswt--

That is such a stupid comment. If all Americans are like you, then you deserve a thousand more 9-11's. Strange to relate, no Americans were killed in Iraq before they invaded. Now that Iraqis resist, it's terrorism. Sheesh.

 

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