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InvisibleEdame
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Iraqi geek blogs the war
    #1391723 - 03/19/03 02:43 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I don't know if this link had been posted before, but it's pretty tragic. All I can say is that I hope the guy makes it through this.

http://dear_raed.blogspot.com/

A few quotes from it:

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We went again for a drive thru Baghdad?s main streets. Too depressing. I have never seen Baghdad like this. Today the Ba?ath party people started taking their places in the trenches and main squares and intersections, fully armed and freshly shaven. They looked too clean and well groomed to defend anything. And the most shocking thing was the number of kids. They couldn?t be older than 20, sitting in trenches sipping Miranda fizzy drinks and eating chocolate (that was at the end of our street) other places you would see them sitting bored in the sun. more cars with guns and loads of Kalashnikovs everywhere.
The worst is seeing and feeling the city come to a halt. Nothing. No buying, no selling, no people running after buses. We drove home quickly. At least inside it did not feel so sad.
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A couple of hours earlier we were at a shop and a woman said as she was leaving, and this is a very common sentence, ?we?ll see you tomorrow if good keeps us alive? ? itha allah khalana taibeen ? and the whole place just freezes. She laughed nervously and said she didn?t mean that, and we all laughed but these things start having a meaning beyond being figures of speech.
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No one inside Iraq is for war (note I said war not a change of regime), no human being in his right mind will ask you to give him the beating of his life, unless you are a member of fight club that is, and if you do hear Iraqi (in Iraq, not expat) saying ?come on bomb us? it is the exasperation and 10 years of sanctions and hardship talking. There is no person inside Iraq (and this is a bold, blinking and underlined inside) who will be jumping up and down asking for the bombs to drop. We are not suicidal you know, not all of us in any case.
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A BBC reporter walking thru the Mutanabi Friday book market (again) ends his report with :
?It looks like Iraqis are putting on an air of normality?
Look, what are you supposed to do then? Run around in the streets wailing? War is at the door eeeeeeeeeeeee! Besides, this ?normality? doesn?t go very deep. Almost everything is more expensive than it was a couple of months ago, people are digging wells in their gardens, on the radio yesterday after playing a million songs from the time of the war with Iran (these are like cartoon theme songs for people my age, we know them all by heart) they read out instructions on how to make a trench and prepare for war, that is after president saddam advised Iraqis to make these trenches in their gardens.






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The above is an extract from my fictional novel, "The random postings of Edame".
:tongue:

In the beginning was the word. And man could not handle the word, and the hearing of the word, and he asked God to take away his ears so that he might live in peace without having to hear words which might upset his equinamity or corrupt the unblemished purity of his conscience.

And God, hearing this desperate plea from His creation, wrinkled His mighty brow for a moment and then leaned down toward man, beckoning that he should come close so as to hear all that was about to be revealed to him.

"Fuck you," He whispered, and frowned upon the pathetic supplicant before retreating to His heavens.


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Re: Iraqi geek blogs the war [Re: Edame]
    #1391794 - 03/19/03 03:02 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Powerful.  Very powerful.  :frown:  I can't even begin to imagine the state of mind the citizens are in over there right now.  Here I am sitting at my PC, drinking soda, reading, etc.  I wonder what it is like to put all of that behind you and begin digging trenches in your garden in order to survive an aerial assault....   


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Re: Iraqi geek blogs the war [Re: Edame]
    #1391809 - 03/19/03 03:07 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

nice to hear that perspective. it would be kind of funny if they were all running around the streets screaming though, like only when the cameras were on them. geeks are cool, war is peace


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Re: Iraqi geek blogs the war [Re: Edame]
    #1391839 - 03/19/03 03:14 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Everything on blogspot.com works except your link... ?


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Re: Iraqi geek blogs the war [Re: pattern]
    #1391844 - 03/19/03 03:15 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

hmmm, works for me


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Re: Iraqi geek blogs the war [Re: rhizo]
    #1391879 - 03/19/03 03:26 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Works for me too. What kind of error message are you getting pattern?


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Re: Iraqi geek blogs the war [Re: Angry Mycologist]
    #1391969 - 03/19/03 03:57 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Bad Gateway
The following error occurred:
The host name was not found during the DNS lookup. Contact your system administrator if the problem is.not found by retrying the URL. (DNS_HOST_NOT_FOUND)


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Re: Iraqi geek blogs the war [Re: pattern]
    #1391992 - 03/19/03 04:04 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

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air raid sirens in baghdad but the only sounds you can here are the anti-aircraft machine guns. will go now.




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The above is an extract from my fictional novel, "The random postings of Edame".
:tongue:

In the beginning was the word. And man could not handle the word, and the hearing of the word, and he asked God to take away his ears so that he might live in peace without having to hear words which might upset his equinamity or corrupt the unblemished purity of his conscience.

And God, hearing this desperate plea from His creation, wrinkled His mighty brow for a moment and then leaned down toward man, beckoning that he should come close so as to hear all that was about to be revealed to him.

"Fuck you," He whispered, and frowned upon the pathetic supplicant before retreating to His heavens.


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Re: Iraqi geek blogs the war [Re: pattern]
    #1392318 - 03/19/03 05:43 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Quote:

Bad Gateway
The following error occurred:
The host name was not found during the DNS lookup. Contact your system administrator if the problem is.not found by retrying the URL. (DNS_HOST_NOT_FOUND) 



Dunno why it's doing that.  If you want any updates, etc. I could always copy and paste :wink:  Current update:

there is still nothing happening im baghdad we can only hear distant expolsions and there still is no all clear siren. someone in the BBC said that the state radio has been overtaken by US broadcast, that didn't happen the 3 state broadcasters still operate.
:: salam 6:40 AM [+] ::


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Edited by Angry Mycologist (03/19/03 05:46 PM)


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Re: Iraqi geek blogs the war [Re: Edame]
    #1392843 - 03/19/03 08:20 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

Thanks for the link.

Any war supporters care to comment?
Hmm?


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Re: Iraqi geek blogs the war [Re: dee_N_ae]
    #1392949 - 03/19/03 08:55 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I'm sure someone will say that this is propaganda set up by Saddam himself. :smirk:


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