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Iraqi Expat

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Am back

Thank you all for your nice words. I had a great holiday, tiring though! The weather, the set up, everything was great. And as usual we had too many late nights, too many drinks and not enough sleep, so I came back wanting a few more days off to relax!

Anyway, I am back now and catching up... So far, I don't know anymore than you do as to what's happening in Iraq, so I will be brief as I am sure you know all of this.

10 Iraqi Shias have been tortured and shot, and no one protested like I said they should. Their mutilated bodies have been found in the desert near the town of Qaim, close to the Syrian border.

Tariq Aziz thinks that he would've had "rights" under Saddam's law! Oh yes, I forgot about the right to be humiliated, tortured and to die without trial!

President Talabani said that he expects the trial of Saddam to begin within two months. Let's hope that it will be so, as I can't wait to see and celebrate the end of this monster.

The kidnapped governor of Anbar province, Raja Nawaf, has been found dead along with his suspected captors after a clash with US forces in Rawa, near the Syrian border.

At least 27 people were killed and 128 wounded in a double suicide bomb attack in Hila, south of Baghdad. The attack took place while a crowd of policemen protesting against a decision to disband their unit!

Sunni politician, Mohsen Abdul Hamid, leader of the Iraqi Islamic party was arrested and taken from his home by mistake. The arrest was immediately condemned by President Talabani and Abdul Hamid was released.

What you don't know is this:
A letter from Harith al-Dhari, head of the Muslim Scholars Association, dated July 2004 has been found in Abdul Hamid's house, in which al-Dhari threatens Abdul Hamid and asks him to either join the Muslims Scholars Association and support the resistance or he will be assassinated along with other members of his party. Also in the letter, al-Dhari states that al-Zarqawi and the Saddamites are Muslims and that we must corporate with them, and everything they do is according to Shariah even if they killed all the Iraqis, it doesn't matter, what is important in the end is that the "resistance" succeed! [Arabic link]

When will al-Dhari be arrested? This is becoming ridiculous and am getting sick of it. Harith al-Dhari, his son and al-Sadr must be arrested and tried if we want Iraq to move forward. Al-Dhari should've been arrested instead of Abdul Hamid.


Blogger Fayrouz said...

Good to see you back.

Mr. Cuban Cigar (Tariq Azziz) is really begging for his life, isn't he?

I only sympathize with Saa'doon Hammadi. Tariq? He's as guilty as his old boss.

I'll talk about Mr. Cuban Cigar very soon on my blog.

June 01, 2005 4:23 pm  
Blogger Ahmad said...

Thanks Fay.

Absolutely! He is begging and he is guilty as charged. They are all bunch of cowards.

Sa'adoon Hammadi is kind of harmless; but he was one of them. I really have no knowledge about any harm that he inflicted on Iraqis; so for all I know he could well be innocent and have committed no crime.

By the way, have you seen the interview of Trevor McDonald with Tariq Aziz? I've seen it and I laughed so much when he surrendered few months after the interview! Here is part of what Aziz said (remember, he surrendered, gave himself up to the Americans):

"We are the leaders of this country. We have been chosen by our party and our people and I tell the Americans now they are now going to take us prisoner as they did in Afghanistan."

"We are not the kind that will surrender to them just to live a wretched life for two or three years."

"I am 67 years old. Do you expect me after all my history as a militant and as one of the Iraqi leaders to go to an American prison, to go to Guantanamo? I would prefer to die - I would prefer to die."

"We do not surrender to the blackmail and the threats of the Americans. If the Americans succeed in that they they will rule the whole world by remote control, which we cannot accept."

Trevor McDonald then asked Tariq Aziz what he would do if is a war after which the Iraqi leadership is tried as war criminals?

Mr Aziz gave an defiant answer: "If they take us as prisoner of war -alive - they will do that, but they will not. We will fight to the last bullet."

It looks like he didn't have enough bullets, not even one bullet to shot himself, Mr-I-would-prefer-to-die!

June 01, 2005 5:06 pm  
Anonymous 69er said...

Ali's latest entry finally helped me understand the politics in Irag. You are on to this too. I wish the media would get on to this. These clerics are messing up everything. Do you think we have the knowhow to arrest these idiots like Sadr and al-Dhari? I think that would cause too much turmoil. A couple of well p laced daisey cutters would do a better job

June 01, 2005 7:17 pm  
Blogger Ahmad said...

These idiots can and should be tried for breaking the law, I have wrote about it more than once; but the problem, I think, is that the government is afraid because these idiots have supporters/influence and it could cause trouble. Having said that, no one - and I mean no one no matter what support/influence that person has - should be above the law and for that they should be arrested and put on trial. They have caused enough damage so far and they don't seem to be putting an end to it.

June 01, 2005 7:34 pm  
Anonymous Osama The Iraqi said...

Fayrouz , Ahmad....

Sa'adoon Hammadi is innocent!!!

Give me a break, he is one of them, or did you forget what THEM mean?

June 02, 2005 4:38 am  
Blogger dcat said...


I think you need more time off. Deep breaths Ahmad.

Glad you had a fun time that what trips are all about but always remember to give yourself a few more days when you get back.

I have to wait till Nov. for my week off...I don't think I'll make it!

June 02, 2005 4:57 am  
Blogger Ahmad said...


Of course he is one of THEM, and we will never forget THEM.

I have no knowledge of his bad deeds and he was kind of harmless; but I guess you are right, I should not have used the word innocent.

By the way, he is not on the 55 most wanted list. Do you know where he is? Is he captured or is he in Qatar or Jordan?

June 02, 2005 10:21 am  
Blogger Fayrouz said...


I think he was captured. But, I'm not very sure.


Everyone who worked with them is not an innocent. They all had the choice to escape and become exiles. But, they chose to stay because the position, the villa and the money were very attractive.

June 03, 2005 4:41 pm  
Anonymous Osama said...

Fayrouz , Ahmad....

now i feel better that we all agree.

June 03, 2005 6:41 pm  
Anonymous Osama said...

'''this is how i see it

While X<= IraqiPopulationCount

If X="OneOfSaddam’sGuys" Then
DBConnection.Execute("Delete From Iraq where UserID=X")
End If


June 03, 2005 6:42 pm  
Blogger Fayrouz said...

Wow Ahmed, That's a nice template update.

June 03, 2005 8:07 pm  
Blogger Fayrouz said...


That's a good programming routine :-)

June 03, 2005 8:08 pm  
Blogger Ahmad said...

Thanks Fay, I am glad you like it.

Osama, LOL :-)

June 03, 2005 8:46 pm  
Blogger dcat said...


Yes very nice!

June 04, 2005 10:02 pm  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

Hey, I was just going to give you a thumbs-up on the template improvements and now I see others have already commented. Anyway, I am wildly envious of the Casper the Friendly Ghost logo and the eye-pleasing green colors.

What can I say? The Iraqi Blogosphere rules!


June 04, 2005 10:41 pm  
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