Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Merry Christmas, Layla Anwar!

Nothing augments the Holiday Spirit more than following the exchanges on Layla Anwar's blog. Just yesterday an Iraqi commenter wrote to her:
God you make me want to throw up. By you linking all shia's to Iran is by itself a proof of your ignorance. Your posts make me laugh and choke in disgust at the same time. You hail Alzaidi, yet he is SHIA. Wow Layla, you really are one smart woman. I guess you are no different to the Criminal Wahhabis who have destroyed your country.

Cant believe my beloved Iraq gave birth to filth like you.
Layla was quick to respond:
I can already tell you are an imposter, simply Baghdad cannot give birth to donkeys like you.

You are obviously very challenged in your reading and comprehension skills and your own SECTARIAN colors are shining through.

I can already tell you for a fact that you are a shiite piece of shit tied to Iran - one way or another.

And with shiite pieces of shit like yourself, I have no option but to use the pure Iraqi method, two shoes on that dirty hypocritical face of yours and two up your filthy ass.

And in closing I am very sorry my post was not strong enough to drown you in your own vomit and that you did not choke in the process...but insh'Allah you will next time.

Have a good one.
Meanwhile, Arab Advocate, the Iraqi-Texan who claims to stop by Iraqi Mojo's only every few months, is now claiming to be related to Jesus, the King of the Jews:
What do you know about Jesus? I am one of ONLY a handful of people who speaks the same language that Jesus spoke. Jesus is one of my ancestors, and, like I told the others, if he comes back I might be willing to translate what he's saying for you. As an atheist Im not holding my breath, but I guarantee the real Jesus is different than the Amerikkkan heehaw Jesus.
I guess I'm going to have to buddy-up to Arab Advocate now; I may want him to represent me on Judgment Day, seeing how he's a Secret Jew and related to the Jesus Clan.

Merry Christmas, Arab Advocate!

Merry Christmas, Layla Anwar!


Monday, December 22, 2008

I Endorse Muntazer al-Zaidi As The Next Iraqi Prime Minister

Courtesy of Angry -- At Israel -- Arab

One kiss is a dangerous drug,

I get what I deserve, if I dare to fall in love...

Brent Bourgeois

I endorse Muntazer al-Zaidi as the next Iraqi Prime Minister.

This modern day combination of Gandhi and Ron Paul only did what millions of other citizens around the world would have liked to have done.

Throw something at George Bush, the most despised -- and with apparent good reason in many cases -- American President in the current era.

As an American told me, he wished al-Zaidi had a gun and shot Bush.

Which would have taken things a wee bit too far. Assassinations are never a good idea, throwing shoes at and humiliating a leader on the world stage, worked out much better.

Of course, al-Zaidi missed with both shoes, LOL. Well, the Iraqis never had very good aim to begin with. If it was Roger Clemens in his halcyon days before the affair with Mindy McCready, Bush would have never stood a chance.

Muntathar's vox populi appeal is eloquently detailed by everyone's favorite, Sunshine:

Muntathar al Zaidi, is 28 years old Iraqi living in Baghdad, he is the brave journalist who throw his shoes with his heart set on fire and said "this is the good bye kiss this is the revenge of all Iraqis"

Muntathar became a national hero, he didn't fear to speak up his mind, he expressed not only his anger but the anger and frustrated feeling for all of all Iraqis.

I pray he'll be released, and no one will hurt him anymore..

Muntathar in his preppy days - C/O Sunshine

Sunshine further tells us: I don't find what he did strange thing after all horrible events he witnessed as a journalist, after seeing the injured and killed innocents in streets, or after he met the Iraqis who lost their houses or families and other tragic stories ..

When Bush said "it represent his only opinion, but I am sure it don't represent all Iraqis' feelings" all Iraqis proved the opposite by gathering in the streets carrying big signs, saying poems, and supporting Muntathar in every way they can.

Jihad Watch's Robert Spencer takes issue with Sunshine's and other Muslims heroic embrace and popularity of al-Zaidi (Zeidi):

The popularity of Muntadhar al-Zeidi is telling: the shoe-hurler is more popular in Islamic nations today than any Islamic reformer ever has been. The man who subjected President Bush to Arab culture’s ultimate sign of disrespect and contempt is at once more famous and beloved among Muslims than a President who endeavored, whatever may be said of how well-advised or successful his policies have been, to save innumerable Muslim lives by planting free and stable societies in Iraq and Afghanistan.

LOL Robert, the section about, whatever may be said of how well-advised or successful his policies have been, most resonates with the Iraqis dislike, disgruntlement, and disgust with Bush.

And what one can truly say, is that the Iraqis have been dictatored, suppressed, walled in, de-electrified, kidnapped, sanctioned, tortured, shredded, couped, persecuted, freedom-robbed, Sunni-supremacized and Shia-theocracized, altogether boiled and baked to death, over the last 90 years.

Of course most of the torture, coups, persecution, dictators, supremacizing and theocracizing have been committed by the Iraqis themselves, many of whom are apologists -- engaging in scapegoating -- blaming others to shift away attention and responsibility for the misdeeds that they -- clan, tribe, sect, or ethnicity -- are responsible for.

But, as Haider Ala Hamoudi accurately notes in Howling in Mesopotamia: An Iraqi-American Memoir, the US flopped mightily as the sovereign power in Iraq with its inability to guarantee even a basic essential such as security, never mind the lack of electricity, order, and jobs.

So it's not surprising that someone had a I'm as mad as hell, and I'm not going to take this anymore! moment.

If al-Zaidi is sentenced to a long prison term -- Abdul Satar Birqadr, a spokesman for Iraq’s High Judicial Council said that al-Zaidi faces up to 15 years in prison -- there may only be one organization with the right clout and credo, who can rescue him:

In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune.

If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team.


So perhaps, Muntazer's days of being a journalist may indeed be all over, as his footwear has been declared a lethal weapon in 29 countries. However, there are rumors that, as part of an upcoming plea bargaining arrangement, al-Zaidi in order to resume his career in Iraq, will be required to conduct all future interviews in the nude after a full body cavity search, by a woman who looks like Muqtada al-Sadr in drag.

And what would have happened to the reporter and his family, had he tossed his shoes at Saddam?

Drew at Ace of Spades offers a likely scenario: Apparently the man and his family were arrested, his wife raped in front of him and then the entire family was thrown screaming into a wood chipper.

However, we should remember that the post invasion period in Iraq has not exactly been a walk in the park for journalists there or even a late night jog at Central Park.

The Committee to Protect Journalists clarifies the dire situation for reporters:

For the sixth consecutive year, Iraq was the deadliest country in the world for the press, the Committee to Protect Journalists found in its end-of-year analysis. The 11 deaths recorded in Iraq in 2008, while a sharp drop from prior years, remained among the highest annual tolls in CPJ history [...]

Since the beginning of the war in March 2003, 136 journalists and 51 media workers have been killed, making it the deadliest conflict for the press in recent history.

And who is this Muntazer al-Zaidi actually?

He's been derided as a Baathist, a Sadrist, and a Communist.

I know that Gateway Pundit, ITM commentators, and other Right Wing bloggers are saying that he's a Sadrist, a fan of Muqtada al-Sadr, and fond of Iran.

To tell the truth, Seventy Percent of the Iraqi Parliament is fond-of-and-in-the-tank-for-Iran, so why should he be any different?

This Shi'ite Superstar is thought of by many as a true Iraqi nationalist whose bold expression of dissent resonated with the global citizenry, the Arab world, and the Iraqi public. He's the Hero of the Arab world, the most popular man at this particular historical moment.

And he's become the Number One Arab Chick Magnet.

All the Hijab Hotties of Iraq and the Middle East swoon at the mention of his name and sing his song:

Ooo rock me al-Zaidi
Rock me al-Zaidi...
Rock rock rock rock me al-Zaidi
Rock me all the time to the top...
Come on and rock me al-Zaidi

There's even a father in Egypt, who has offered his more-than-willing daughter in marriage to the Iraqi journalist:

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian man said on Wednesday he was offering his 20-year-old daughter in marriage to Iraqi journalist Muntazer al-Zaidi, who threw his shoes at U.S. President George W. Bush in Baghdad on Sunday,

The daughter, Amal Saad Gumaa, said she agreed with the idea. “This is something that would honor me. I would like to live in Iraq, especially if I were attached to this hero,” she told Reuters by telephone.

Of course, Amal will have to fight off mon petit papillon, Layla of Anwar, who has more of a tingle in her legs right now for Muntazer al-Zaidi, than Chris Matthews ever did for Chairman Obama.

Yes, Layla flush with excitement, is already wearing a spicy Victoria's Secret lingerie (see below) to entice her al-Zaidi man, as she heads off to Baghdad to dance for his freedom at the Justice Ministry's Shia Torture chamber No. 1, where he's being currently held on a giant meat hook, as the torturers of the Shia Theocratic Regime, pull out his toenails one at a time.

Layla posing in her Victoria's Secrets

And it certainly seems as if he's been tortured:

The investigating judge in the case said last week that Zaidi, who will stand trial on 31 December, was beaten around the face and eyes. Zaidi's brother, Uday, said the journalist suffered worse injuries, including a missing tooth and cigarette burns to his ears, and would sue.

There also appears to be strong evidence that his alleged apology to Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki was coerced and staged:

Uday al-Zaidi said his brother told him the letter was written against his will because he was subjected to torture, including being doused with cold water while naked.

A dead giveaway was the reference to Maliki as "your excellency." The only thing Maliki has proven to be excellent about, is that he excels in mediocrity and sectarianism.

Muntazer al-Zeidi, "hero of the Iraqi People" by Carlos Latuff - translation/image by Asterism

Well, the shoe-thrower's tale is so popular, that even Laura "Hijab" Bush, wife of America's First Islamist-and-shoe-ducking President weighed in on the situation:

President Bush may have been amused by the shoe-throwing incident in Iraq, but first lady Laura Bush was not. "As a wife, I saw it as an assault, and that's what it was," she told USA TODAY during an interview at the White House on Thursday. "So I didn't laugh it off."

Laura, no offense, but George was much safer than your former boyfriend. You know the one, as Debbie Schlussel tells us, you killed:

Laura Bush ran a stop sign and killed her boyfriend, into whom she crashed in an odd freak coincidence. And, yet, she never did a day of jailtime for it.

You think you or I could run a stopsign, commit vehicular manslaughter, and get away with it? Think again. It's negligence, it's manslaughter, and it's not without consequences . . . if you're one of the little people.

But, all in all, it was good to see Bush finally find his weapon(s) of mass destruction:

I think that "shoe" was "the weapon of mass destruction"
Bush attacked Iraq for. He finally found it.
Hesam0000 at Youtube

Yes, indeed.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

More Arab Hypocrisy

Michael Ramirez at Investors Business Daily - cmar ii

Al-Zaidi presumed to speak for the widows of Iraq when he tossed his shoes at President Bush. But who, in fact, is actually killing Iraqis and making widows? Let's take a look.

In the last two weeks, according to Iraq Coalition Casualty Count, 191 Iraqi citizens have been killed, and not one of them by Americans. They were all killed by other Arabs, either as suicide-bombers or gunmen.

Through Iraq Casualty Count, let's take a look at this Reuters roundup of who has been killed in Iraq in the past few days:

* KHAN DHARI - Nine policemen were killed and 31 wounded when a suicide bomber drove a car full of explosives at their checkpoint in Khan Dhari, in the western outskirts of Baghdad, police said. Another police source put the death toll at three, with 30 wounded.>

Nine policemen killed, so possibly nine new widows, right? Killed by an American?


* TARMIYA - A female suicide bomber detonated an explosive vest in the town of Tarmiya, 25 km (15 miles) north of Baghdad, killing the leader of a U.S.-backed neighbourhood patrol, police said. The man's son was also wounded.

The man killed by an American? The son wounded by an American?


* MOSUL - Gunmen killed seven people from a single family, members of the minority Yazidi sect, when they stormed into their home in the town of Sinjar, west of Mosul. Mosul is 390 km (240 miles) northwest of Baghdad, police said.

Seven minority Yazidi killed by an American?


* MOSUL - Gunmen killed a woman in her home in eastern Mosul, police said.

A woman in her home killed by an American?


So who killed all of these Iraqi citizens?

Arabs killed them, either as suicide bombers or gunmen, Arabs from the same groups that have been killing Iraqis in the thousands for over four years now.

Not one of these Iraqis in the Reuters report was killed by American forces. Only in the Arab Parallel Universe can Arabs kill each other and then blame the Americans for the deaths.

Only the Arab Parallel Universe could create a hypocritical fool like al-Zaidi.


For those of you who aren't aware of how the APU works, you might want to check out Sandmonkey's 7 Rules of the A.P.U.:

So, in summary and conclusion, the 7 political rules of the APU are:

1) Arabs never make mistakes, and they rarely lose wars.
2) The Zionists and the Americans are always to blame for everything that is wrong in the APU.
3) If there is any credit at all that can be contributed to Arabs in any way, they will take it.
4) Good leadership is inversely related to how US-friendly a leader is!
5) Any media that is not the official state-owned media is filled with Zionist, Jewish, American, Christian, imperialist, anti-arab influences and they LIE ALL THE TIME!
6) There is really no need for elections in the APU, because Presidents and rulers are presidents and rulers for life.
7) The only viable alternative candidate to the current leader or president is this current leader or president’s son.

Hope that helped explain some of the confusing discrepancies that you may encounter from having those 2 parallel universes existing in the same reality. Mind you, those are only the political rules. There are other rules concerning economics , social traditions and norms, but those will be covered in future posts.

This is the Sandmonkey, from the APU, signing off!


Update 12-17-2008, from RhusLancia

I can't "resist". I saw this image on Layla's post heralding the great shoe-toss Resistance Hero and thought "Oh my! Even their propaganda posters star a homicide bomber!!". So I dressed up the image a tad and offer it here.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Happy Anniversary, Iraq

I asked him: 'Why are you living in that dirty little hole, you bastard? You are a rat. Your father is a rat.'"

In Arabic, Saddam told Samir to shut up. And when Saddam called him a traitor, an enraged Samir silenced his prisoner with a flurry of quick jabs to the face.

"I punched Saddam in the mouth."

Nice work, Samir.

Five years ago, one undeniably good thing happened in Iraq.  Thanks to HotAir for reminding me, and for pulling two great South Park clips on the moment: this one and this one:


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Monday, December 08, 2008

Fay Comes Out Fighting On The Sad State Of Women's Rights In Iraq

Muslim woman in Russia, where women's rights are protected and there
is no Sharia Law... Cr: Bride.RU.

Fayrouz Hancock, apparently resurrected from her Obama-induced happy coma, fires back on all cylinders and hits it out of the ballpark with an aggressive, acerbic post that chronicles the downward spiral of women's rights in Iraq:

After the removal of Saddam in 2003 and the installation of a bunch of religious fundamentalists as the face of the Iraqi government, Iraqi women started to lose their rights at the speed of light. Nothing has prepared the liberal Iraqi women for the bleak future enforced by a constitution that doesn't separate the state from religion.

Fay's argument is strongly reinforced by a fine article by Sudarsan Raghavan in the Washington Post entitled: Iraqi Women, Fighting for a Voice: Activists Confront Dual Powers of Religion, Tribalism, where she correctly notes:

In their quest for stability in Iraq, U.S. officials have empowered tribal and religious leaders, Sunni and Shiite, who reject the secularism that Saddam Hussein once largely maintained. These leaders have imposed strict interpretations of Islam and enforced tribal codes that female activists say limit their freedom and encourage violence against them.

"Women are being strangled by religion and tribalism," said Muna Saud, a 52-year-old activist in Basra.

Bravo bravo, I say to Fay and Sudarsan for finally speaking out in a forceful manner on the subject. I myself have commented several times in the blogosphere -- including LGF, which resulted in many Lizardoids having a hissy fit with me -- that women's rights are worse off now in Iraq than they were under Saddam Hussein.

Addendum: Women's rights indeed suffered under Saddam too, especially during the later years of his reign when he adopted a more Islamic persona, but they became brutally bad in the post-Saddam era.

But try telling that to the Right Wing Blogosphere -- with notable exceptions such as Diane West, Jihad Watch, and Debbie Schlussel -- and their commentators such as the "Welcome To Fantasy Island" cadre aka the Iraq The Model comments section, where rarely is heard a discouraging word or apparently very few words for that matter on the plight of Iraq's women.

For shame Louise The Librarian, BG, Valerie and the rest of your stinking hypocritical ilk with your endorsement of the present fundamentalist Iraqi government and their desecration of Iraq's women. Have you no shame? Apparently, you lack that facility.

The ITM groupies are too absorbed in posting newspaper articles to recognize, as Muhannad al-Zainy aptly (there's a first time for everything in life) noted, "There are more fundamentalists in the Iraqi govt today than in the last 100 years. "

Absolutely right, Iraqi Mojo, you receive, as Telly Savalas once said as Kojak, "a lollipop" for your ephemeral brilliance. You hit the nail right on the head, and Muhannad has a hard head, so it did no damage.

The Nancy Boy Fundamentalists of the Shia Theocratic Regime do indeed rule Iraq with a vengeance now and you can toss the rights of women there, down in to the big giant flaming trashcan of Sharia Law hell.

Or as Fay says, This is the liberation Iraqi women were given by the Bush administration. This is the legacy he's leaving behind: This administration turned secular Iraq into another fundamentalist Iran of the 1980s.

Yeah, really what can you say...

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