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Rantings of a Sandmonkey

Be forewarned: The writer of this blog is an extremely cynical, snarky, pro-US, secular, libertarian, disgruntled sandmonkey. If this is your cup of tea, please enjoy your stay here. If not, please sod off

Monday, October 17, 2005

Say it Freedom

Read Freedom For Egyptians take on the iraqi elections. You must read this. Money shot: Iraq’s elections uncover to what extent Arab regimes and media are in support of the Iraqi democracy. The Egyptian newspapers’ headlines are highlighting US readiness to launch military operations in Syria. Another headline says, President Mubarak in Libya to discuss pressure on Syria. We are supposed to shed tears on the Syrian regime and how the “bad” US is trying to pressure Syria. There is no mention to the high turnout of the Iraqi referendum and the great political process that is evolving with the people writing their constitution. But of course these are minor details for authoritarian regimes. Another headline says Arab League chairman did not withdraw his decision to visit Baghdad, while the story says nothing about congratulating the Iraqis on their constitution. I am not so sure that the Iraqis want to receive such a despicable person who cannot realize that he is out of reality. His only role is to talk about the sovereignty of Iraq without referring to the death of 300,000 Iraqis during the era of Saddam or the mass graves that continue to unearthed or glorifying their courage to defeat terrorists. I am taking the opportunity to congratulate the Iraqi people on the referendum of the constitution. Even if the constitution did not pass, they will work more on it which is great. I am filled with hope because this gives me hope for a future in Middle East. Me too Freedom. Me too.


At 10/17/2005 08:07:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't feel alone even the US media seemed to have ignored the event with a casual mention of it and on to the next story. God bless the Iraqi's, may this be their moment in the sun whichever way it went, the decision is their's to make.

Something I read that an old Iraqi man said in a news article has stuck with me....he said " it used to be oil you struck when you dug into the sand, now it is bodies", chilling!

At 10/17/2005 08:16:00 AM, Blogger NBS said...

bodies, oil, whats the difference, its all burnable :) haha, nah thats is quite sad...

hey sam, i saw on that other site that country couter thingie, whjy dont you add something like that, quite interesting knowing what kind of people and how many view the site....

At 10/17/2005 01:41:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently none of the arab countries gave any condolences for the thousand & more that died on the bridge & fell over into the Euphrates which will make the Iraqis feel more & more isolated. Is it due to the fact that its turning into a shiite state?
Amr Moussa has lost touch with reality a very long time ago, all he cares about is the usual arab issue, the word ARAB, calling their constitution a recipe for chaos ( as if before it was chaos??) for acknowledging the ethnic kurds along side the arabs & other ethnicities.
I am sure there are many who would like to see Iraq fail & descend into mayhem & civil war so they can say, i told you so. Shame on them.

At 10/17/2005 04:38:00 PM, Anonymous Roger Glass said...

Hey kid!

I'm a 51 year old American, an evil proIsrael Joo, and a right wing Republican. I wrote you a comment awhile back when you were trying to decide whether to go into politics. I also hope Iraq gets a true liberal, constitutional democracy. By "liberal", I mean protection of private property and civil liberties, enforcement of contracts, and rule of law; by "constitutional", I mean that governmental power is limited by the constitution. I also wish the best for you Egyptians, and for the rest of the Arab peoples. God bless us all!

At 10/18/2005 10:46:00 PM, Anonymous tina said...

Moussa wants to visit Saddam when he goes to Iraq. I suggest they allow it......right after they take him on a tour to visit the mass graves (all of them) and then tour the massacre museums that are sprouting up all over the country, and after he talks to some of the hundreds of thousands of survivors of Saddams torture and maiming sprees.

If he does all of that he will spit in Saddams face when he finally see him.


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