Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Arab Legend

"We know that we are living in world of double standards. In Fallujah, they have created a new vague target,: AL ZARQAWI. This is a new pretext to justify their crimes, killing and daily bombardment of civilians. Almost a year has elapsed since they created this new pretext, and whenever they destroy houses, mosques, restaurants, and kill children and women they said "we have launched a successful operation against Al-Zarqawi." They will never say that they have killed him, because there is no such a person. And that means the killing of civilians and the daily genocide will continue."

-Kassim Abdullsattar al-Jumaily
The Study Center of Human Rights & Democracy
Fallujah 14 October 2004

On behalf of the people of Fallujah and for:
Al-Fallujah Shura Council
The Bar Association
The Teacher Union
Council of Tribes Leaders
The House of Fatwa and Religious Education

(This was an appeal from the people of Fallujah to the United Nations to stop the senseless bombing of their home.)

Now Orwell, from 1984:

'Then there is such a person as Goldstein?' he said.

'Yes, there is such a person, and he is alive. Where, I do not know.'

'And the conspiracy -- the organization? Is it real? It is not simply an invention of the Thought Police?'

'No, it is real.

Read 1984 HERE. Read it again.

The resistance in Iraq is very dynamic. It is made up of diverse groups of Iraqis that fight towards a common goal: the expulsion of the occupier. The people of Iraq have a history of resistance. Four major insurrections against the British. They have survived murderous U.N. sanctions and watched their country deteriorate into a wasteland.

Attacks on Mosques and the like are attributed to Zarqawi or minority dissidents. What self professed Muslim would attack a mosque? These attacks are meant to divide the resistance along religious lines. Zarqawi provides the perfect cover for such operations. Zarqawi is also used, so the state fiction of "foriegn fighters" remains intact. Wouldn't want the imperial audience at home to think "everyday Iraqis" would participate in The Resistance. As occupiers, the United States has not taken into account that almost 30% of Iraqis are intermarried Sunnis and Shi'as. The fictions are so fantastic, you have to wonder...who is this show really for? The Iraqis? Or us?


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