Thursday, March 09, 2006

Anarki-13 and His Droogs

While we continue to wait for the Iraqi politicians to convene in parliament this weekend, Anarki-13 takes us back to our childhood and shows us how kids in Iraq and kids in your country perhaps enjoy the same simple things in life, one of them being MUD.
I remember one reaaaaaaaaaally "Special" time when they (my mother's parents) had a gardener dig up the garden about a meter deep so that over the next week they'd spray termite-pesticide round the foundations of the house… naturally the sight of trenches and hills of dirt was all too fascinating for a bunch of 6-year olds...

Like moths to fire, we were drawn.

Mud has a hypnotic effect on children. Just like fire. And Captain Majid. (I hate it now, I physically hurt when I see it now. Kinda like the guy in clockwork orange did when he was "programmed")

We started constructing booby-traps, by covering a few holes with plastic bags, then cover it with mud and broken branches and stuff...
Up to this moment everything was fine, then someone got a mind storm of upgrading to tunnel-construction by covering the trenches with anything we can find and then covering that with mud, and we'd scurry down those with torch-lights and pretend we're like those dusty soldiers shown on TV, fighting other dusty soldiers from "a neighboring country"...
The reference to "droogs" in the title comes from A Clockword Orange. Here's Alex introducing himself:
There was me, that is Alex, and my three droogs, that is Pete, Georgie, and Dim, and we sat in the Korova Milkbar trying to make up our rassoodocks what to do with the evening. The Korova milkbar sold milk-plus, milk plus vellocet or synthemesc or drencrom, which is what we were drinking. This would sharpen you up and make you ready for a bit of the old ultra-violence.

Remember Mohammed Al-Douri, the frog-faced Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations? Remember how he stood at the door of his limo to the airport and declared, "THE GAME IS OVER"? Well, I guess in Al-Douri's mind the game in fact is not over yet. He just popped up over at Al-Jazeera (I'm shocked, shocked!).
Aldouri said the Iraqis were now pinning their hope on "the national resistance, who resist the occupation, who resist the foreign armies".

While he did not condone Iraqi insurgents attacking fellow Iraqis, Aldouri said the attacks against the US-led occupation forces were justified.

"This is legal ... to resist foreigners, the occupation," he said.

With similar reasoning, Aldouri considered Saddam's incarceration and prosecution unjustified.

"It is illegal ... because, you know, he was captured under the occupation ... So [under] international law, he should not [be jailed]."
Once a Saddamite, always a Saddamite.

I suggest we offer Mohammed Al-Douri a JDAM he can't refuse.


The Iraqi government hung 13 insurgents today. The bell tolls for thee, Saddam.


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