Tuesday, December 28, 2004


what can I tell you about them?
it IS the biggest event, not only in this year, not only in this after-war-under-occupation period, but its gonna effect the future of Iraq, probably for ever.
lets have a quick preview!


#12/29/2004 04:31:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger fasteddie

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#12/29/2004 04:39:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger fasteddie

Oh my. I am pleased to say I recieved an email from your gracious mother. I am also glad to read you and your brother's blogs. But this is a heart breaking picture you paint. I believe you, but wish for this violence to not escalate.

The idealism of democracy in America is checks and balances, if one party has all the power for four or eight years and starts to get corrupt somehow. The people vote for the other guy. Great disagreements of what the government is doing, and what it should be doing are influenced by the people. Sometimes not quick enough, but the swings of power between parties, the changing of agendas as time goes by is done peacefully. Many people of many differant ethnic backgrounds, and differant religious belief put aside their unique differences enough to unite together under this system of society. It is not a perfect system, corruption is evident at times, but it is fair for everyone.
I do not want to sound pretentious, but to convey my genuine hope that the Iraqi people will embrace the compromises that Democracy presents, for the good of all. It is better then bloodshed. Once the government is in place you can kick the U.S. out if you want. The way you have presented the situation, the increased violence, it sounds inevitable. It is not inevitable. The people have the power to do what they wish. American soldiers do not have a choice and cannot influence what the Iraqi people choose. The people can chose to make the elections work.

#12/29/2004 05:18:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger F. in Amsterdam

What are these extremist Shi'a doing, Khalid? The bombings in Najaf and Karbala would seem to be evidence of Sunni extremism, but I don't hear a call for revenge. Are the elections causing a civil war, or are they preventing one?

I think I can come up with something for you to like about the elections: even in the best case, the National Assembly is not going to have any real power. Even in the worst case, it will have more legitimacy than Allawi's government. This combination should encourage a spirit of improvisation. The National Assembly would be in a good position to ask the Americans, "when are you leaving?"

#12/29/2004 05:19:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Darnell Clayton

I agree with that statement. Selah!

#12/29/2004 07:22:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Jeffrey

Khalid Jarrar is Zarqawi's new Information Minister.

Iraqi Bloggers Central.

In other words, Khalid is the "Baghdad Bob" of the Iraqi Blogosphere.

Khalid, while your brother Majid visits New York and Washington, snapping photos, enjoying freedom here in our country, YOU support the terrorists in Iraq who kill our soldiers. We will NEVER forget that.


#12/29/2004 11:05:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger smokey spice

Jeffrey, just out of curiousity, what is your philosophy on communication? Do you have any intentions to actually communicate with others about everything that's going on in Iraq or is your purpose just what it seems from every post I've ever seen of your's?

It just seems to me that you use the comments section of blogs to vent, usually about khalid, and to lash out. Do you have a purpose beyond that?


#12/30/2004 12:03:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Jeffrey


"It is the enemy who defines us as his enemy, and in making this definition, he changes us, and changes us whether we like it or not. We cannot be the same after we have been defined as an enemy as we were before. ... We are the enemy of those who murdered us on 9/11. ... When you recognize it, this fact must change everything about the way you see the world." (Preface, xiv)

-- Civililazation and Its Enemies, Lee Harris


#12/30/2004 04:26:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger fasteddie

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#12/30/2004 04:30:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger fasteddie

for those of us who tuned in late, you are saying Khalid is an enemy to the U.S.A. ? I beg your pardon, could you point out why, specifically? Use small words, I'm a little slow today.

#12/30/2004 08:34:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Why should a Sunni vote in this election? He should vote if he believes that the idea of democracy for the Iraqis is a good idea. Emirs Zarqawi and Bin Ladin ( or the Baathists)don't believe in the idea of democracy and say so, they say it is an infidel notion. Bin Ladin thought Afghanistan was a paradise too.

#12/30/2004 10:34:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger smokey spice

Was that the answer? Surely you can respond in your own words.

#12/30/2004 10:45:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger smokey spice

The above comment is for Jeffrey.

#12/30/2004 06:35:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Papa Ray

Most of your questions can be answered by reading this link. It will generate more questions, which is good.

This is a long read, but you owe it to your children and grandchildren to read it and try and understand it. Discuss it with your family, friends and with your government representives. It is that important.


Here is one paragraph:

"Know that the weakness and powerlessness of the enemy have been exposed. You have heard that they were forced to seek an emergency budget. Their adversities have increased. They have countless problems. Their economy is declining and their dollar is constantly becoming weaker. Their deficit has hit record numbers, and despite that, Bush has signed a bill for an $800 billion debt limit.

As for their inability to provide trained soldiers qualified to fight this fierce war, reports show that 50 percent of soldiers come from units unqualified to fight in this war, such as the US National Guard. This is in addition to their failure in providing alternative military units, which resulted in forfeiting soldiers' leave, thus leading to a rise in suicide rates and psychological illnesses. Iraq has become a cemetery for US mercenaries and the thugs who came with them. So, we express our gratitude and thanks to God".

Please read it and try to understand who and what the enemy is, because this is for all the marbles, this is for keeps.

This is my post

Papa Ray
West Texas


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