Occasional News and comments on the situation in Post-Saddam Iraq by an Iraqi-American living in Texas
YES WE DID!
Anonymous ate my hamster
Great video. Great country!
A good first step. :)Do not lose focus. Do not go home and forget. There is much work to be done. And it needs to be done by all Egyptians.May Good Fortune follow the Egyptian people in their revolution. :)
Interviewee in Tahrir Square: "Pharaoh has let his people go!"
Obama comments: "Mumble mumble blah blah"
No more of THIS!(Warning - graphic video; Egyptian police execute unarmed protestor)
More Obama: "Mumble mumble wheel of history blah blah"
Petes, You don't have a lot positive to say about Obama. Why?
He sounds over-rehearsed and insincere, and in general has the most annoying speaking voice of any political leader since Tony Blair.
That's a great victory if really can.
Got another chance to watch Omar Suleiman reading his statement on the resignation of Mubarak. Struck me that the scene resembled nothing I could think of so much as one those captive videos where the pawn/hostage is obliged to read a prepared statement acknowledging that they are being well treated, and requesting their home country comply with the kidnappers' demands. And, standing just over his left shoulder, a stern and yet confident looking minder from the Supreme Military Council, making sure there were no surprises such as Mubarak had presented them the night before.And then I had another thought: Aside from the ruling clique in Egypt, the next most immediately and severely wounded interest group is al-Qaeda (including their independent franchiser jihadi groups). Might they not strike back? They certainly struck back in Iraq. But, al-Qaeda is not entirely predictable; they have their own logic sometimes. Maybe they'll just let this one go, but then again….
Meanwhile, Fweedom'n'Democwacy in US-occupied Iraq:'Iraqi Forces Block Growing Protest Marches From Reaching Green Zone. Bloggers Calling for Egypt-Style Protests Across Iraq',http://news.antiwar.com/2011/02/11/iraqi-forces-block-growing-protest-marches-from-reaching-green-zone/
@ Lyingette in Minnesota, 12:57 PM.[Rapist Apette] "There is much work to be done. And it needs to be done by all Egyptians".Including your beloved Omar Suleiman, right ???But those Egyptian military, being (as natural) more intelligent than a she-ape, sidelined him instead...Sob, sniff, snort, sigh, Lyingette !
For the orphans of Omar Suleiman and Hosni Mubarak:'Another Take on Suleiman's Mubarak Resignation Speech',http://www.jadaliyya.com/pages/index/619/another-take-on-suleimans-mubaraks-resignation-speech-(jadaliyya-video)
It is interesting how 3 Obama administration officials mentioned Iran when discussing the "revolution" in Egypt. You had Vice President Joe Biden tell the Iranian government, "Let your people go! Let your people out of jail!" You had Robert Gibbs, on his last day as Press Secretary, say that the Iranian government is "afraid of the will of the Iranian people" and that is why they blocked the broadcast of Egypt coverage into Iran. And yet another comment by another Obama high official criticizing Iran's hypocrisy in their ruthless crackdown of the Green movement in Iran versus their supposed celebration of the movement in Egypt. Even China's government is blacking out news coverage of Egypt now.
Anonimo: "But those Egyptian military, being (as natural) more intelligent than a she-ape, sidelined him instead..."Careful, Anonimo- the Egytpian military has taken merkin money. You should be more careful in attributing any intelligence or honorability to their actions.
Unlike Iraq, Egyptians do regime change their wayCAIRO (Reuters) - The last Arab despot I saw overthrown was Saddam Hussein. That was all very different from the fall of Hosni Mubarak, toppled this week by his own people, not the might of a foreign army.In 2003, I spent 18 days under fire in Baghdad as waves of cruise missiles vaporized swathes of the city. It was pounded day after day by American B-52s and British Tornados, before U.S. tanks rolled in to a prostrate capital and declared Iraq liberated from a brutal dictator.Iraq, and the Arab world, was shocked, and awed. But the fall of Saddam, at a cost of thousands of lives -- and a foreboding of so much more blood to come -- failed to ignite the sense of national triumph among Iraqis that has had Egyptians dancing in the streets after 18 days of popular protests.In Iraq, there was, of course, elation, especially among the oppressed Shi'ites and Kurds. But there was also fear and anxiety. Saddam was gone but so too were many of their loved ones. And scores of "mini-Saddams" were to emerge in his place.Liberation had been delivered, by foreign tanks and warplanes, after years of punitive Western sanctions and three weeks of relentless bombardment. Pictures of U.S. marines helping topple a statue of Saddam outside the international media hotel in Baghdad became the iconic images of those events eight years ago. Many Iraqis had little to be jubilant about. They inherited a broken country, a society that was about to fracture, causing tens of thousands more deaths.http://uk.reuters.com/article/2011/02/12/us-witness-egypt-iraq-idUKTRE71B2II20110212?pageNumber=1
The Iraqi people tried to overthrow Saddam Hussain without US assistance and failed. Saddam was prepared to kill thousands in order to hold on to power. Saddam was even willing to use weapons of mass destruction against his own people to hold on to power. With Mubarak the Egyptian military said, "We will not fire on our own people." If Saddam's security forces had said this to Saddam, Saddam's regime would have collapsed from within.
Petes must be the biggest hypocrite on the planet. Also the most vile and disgusting and mendacious.
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