Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Can somebody tell me what the hell just happened? I seriously feel that someone hit me hard on the head with an aluminum baseball bat.

There has never been such tension in Baghdad since April 2004. Something tells me that all hell is going to break loose very soon.

How can it be??? How could those Iranian mullahs win those votes? Even higher than last january when his excellency grand Shitheadstani himself ordered people to vote for them?

It just doesn't add up. It defies logic and reason. No way Iraqis are such brainwashed fools.

How could the mullahs get 58% of the votes in Baghdad? Last time, when the Sunnis boycotted they got 60%, but millions of Sunnis voted this time and hordes of Shia said they wouldn't vote for the mullahs this time so how could they get the same result? What the fuck happened?

What about the truckloads of ballots that entered from Iran? Where did they end up? How did they get hold of the ballots? Who the hell is running the "Independent" Electoral Commission? Iraqis? Americans or Iranians?

What about Kirkuk and Mosul? What of the stories of busloads of Kurds from Suleimaniya voting in Kirkuk? of people younger than 18 voting? Of Kurdish authorities encouraging Kurds to vote several times? Of Peshmerga preventing Turkmen from voting? Of counting over 50 thousand ballots from villages with less than 20 thousand people living in them?

What of the stories of commission workers spoiling ballots voting for lists other than 555 in Sadr city and openly joking between themselves that the Sunnis would have done the same in Fallujah if someone there voted for 555? Of the Sayyid standing in front of the polling station forcing people to swear on the Quran and in name of al Abbas that they would vote for 555? Of Badr militiamen running the stations? Of announcing the same results on SCIRI's Forat tv the very same day of the voting?

Is it possible that 555 would get an average of 90% of the votes while they couldn't get 80% the last time?

Are Iraqis that dumb? Those are not the Iraqis I know. The Iraqis I know love beer, sex and loud music. I never knew Iraqis who kiss the mullah's hand and hang out at husseiniyas.

If this is democracy then I spit and shit on democracy.

Congratulations everyone. I congratulate everyone who participated and cheerleaded this farce, including myself.

Now we are stuck with the mullahs for 4 FUCKING YEARS. Who know's what the hell would happen after that. We might as well do away with elections altogether and the Sayyid - may Allah bless him - would just give us his opinion instead of sheeple going to vote under his directions.

Soon we will have Sharia courts. Soon all the girls will covered from head to toe. We might as well cut the bullshit and start calling the army and police by their real names: Badr and Peshmerga.

Longlive Hakeem, Ja'fari and Solagh. Longlive the mullahs. Longlive Iran.

We'll be fighting in the streets
With our children at our feet
And the morals that they worship will be gone
And the men who spurred us on
Sit in judgement of all wrong
They decide and the shotgun sings the song

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

The change, it had to come
We knew it all along
We were liberated from the fold, that's all
And the world looks just the same
And history ain't changed
'Cause the banners, they are flown in the next war

I'll move myself and my family aside
If we happen to be left half alive
I'll get all my papers and smile at the sky
Though I know that the hypnotized never lie
Do ya?

There's nothing in the streets
Looks any different to me
And the slogans are replaced, by-the-bye
And the parting on the left
Are now parting on the right
And the beards have all grown longer overnight

I'll tip my hat to the new constitution
Take a bow for the new revolution
Smile and grin at the change all around
Pick up my guitar and play
Just like yesterday
Then I'll get on my knees and pray
We don't get fooled again

Meet the new boss
Same as the old boss


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Dayez,
While I too am weary. Do not give up hope yet. The results haven't been finalized and until then we can't jump to conclusions. With all the noise that everyone is making, I'm sure that either the US or the UN will take a very good look into this matter.
Just keep making noise and we'll be fine.. hopefully.

5:37 PM  
Blogger nick said...

I was really hopeful that maybe this election really would be a turning point - but when I read about how overwhelming the numbers were my heart sank.

7:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't lose hope yet. Americans, at least all the ones I know, think these results are complete BS, too, and I seriously doubt the results, should they at all resemble how they appear now, will receive the blessing of the international community. The bigest problem is the lack of change in the numbers from January to now.. it's counter to common sense, given how many Sunnis showed up at the polls.

It's in the nature of democracy to invite some level of fraud. It was the same way here in America in the beginning (it's still that way, to be honest), and it would be even worse for you guys, with so many hostile nations surrounding you.

Please keep fighting!

9:17 PM  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

Calm down!

Could the Iraqis PLEASE just wait for the complete election returns!

You're almost there!

(Love that Who song, though)


10:47 PM  
Blogger programmer craig said...

Dayez, don't jump to any conclusions yet. In our elections in 2000 and 2004 both, people released false results before the votes were counted and it caused exactly the same kind of hostilty and anger that you are feeling now. I'm seriously hoping that somebody is just trying to warp the elections with and cause confusion and dismay with false reporting. If the election results are bogus though, the system will have to be changed and there'll be a re-vote. Don't give up on it already.

2:27 AM  
Blogger nick said...

the comparison with the us is not at all the same.

3:23 AM  
Blogger programmer craig said...

"the comparison with the us is not at all the same."

Why is that, nick? Are you saying the Iraqis are better at electioneering, or worse?

3:35 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you cause a headache talking about how secular you are. maybe americans can't judge but I can.
I will be happy reading what you wrote only if you completed the picture. I am a secular too but I don't see half of the picture. complete it idiot complete it. talk about the other part too. talk about the mosques who cause us headache too talking "don't let shia rule, you go , it is a war go and fight, vote" so sunni and shia voted out of their fear both thought I hate that man but I 'll vote for him I hate Adnan but I will vote for him I hate Hakeem but I will vote for him.
you can see your self a hero shit. as long as people like you still live in their black attractive mood, we will never get up this damn hole .
hey man it is easy to say what is wrong any fool like you can do. if you are smart tell me what you think we should do. tell me what are you doing other than drinking and ****. what attractive guy you are! go hell! if you don't know how , just suicide. I am sick of guys like you saying they are only iraqis but talking in this stupid sectarian . saying they deserve a better iraq and keep complaining like you. I am sick of your kind of people who are unfortunately the majority. you have your own party and name a candidate and you will win next elections. you are all what iraqis need to stop being. I am an iraqi but I am not like you. I am working I am discussing I am dreaming of the country I want to live in but I understand that mullah and Adnan won't hurt iraq as much as you do. you either do something and talk about it or just shut up like others. we don't need one more crow. An Iraqi

6:44 AM  
Blogger nick said...

"Why is that, nick? Are you saying the Iraqis are better at electioneering, or worse? "

I'm saying that the stakes to any given iraqi in this election is orders of magnitude higher than the 2000 or 2004 election. There have been american elections with tremendous stakes - 1860 comes to mind.

Saying, "look don't panic, there were problems with democracy in even the US!!" is just condescending. There is open combat on a daily basis in a third of the country. And you have the potential for total political domination along purely religious lines.

There isn't much in recent American history thats at all comperable.

5:07 PM  
Blogger jarvenpa said...

I don't understand all (or any, really) of the nuances of Iraqi politics. But I can say that after the last two elections in the US many of us had a feeling of disbelief and betrayal, not to mention nausea. Our situation here is complicated--though perhaps not so much as in Iraq--and also, yes, we don't have daily explosions and deaths and so on (but many of us are doing what we can, what little we can, to see that maybe these stop). These are frustrating times.

11:05 PM  
Blogger programmer craig said...


"Saying, "look don't panic, there were problems with democracy in even the US!!" is just condescending."

First of all, I didn't say that.

Secondly, what good will panicking do?

Third, why cannot Dayez speak for himself?

11:14 PM  
Blogger nick said...

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3:56 AM  
Blogger nick said...

"First of all, I didn't say that."

Sure you did. Maybe not in those exact words, but that was clearly your intent.

"what good will panicking do?"

probably more good than sitting around condescending iraqis by telling him that everything is going to be ice cream and roses because there was a shitty election in 2000 in the us.

"Third, why cannot Dayez speak for himself? "

there are a lot of bloggers that rarely respond to comments. Considering the kind of angry bickering in some of these comment threads, I wouldn't bother if I were him.

3:58 AM  
Blogger programmer craig said...

"Sure you did. Maybe not in those exact words, but that was clearly your intent."

Kinda ironical, a guy who puts words in other people's mouths talking about condescending behavior...

By the way... I just said "fuck you"... but not in those exact words.

5:43 AM  
Blogger Jeffrey said...

By the way... I just said "fuck you"... but not in those exact words.


Good one, Craig. I'm going to clip that and tape it to my monitor.


1:44 PM  
Blogger nick said...

Such a clever response Craig. You're my hero.

2:44 PM  
Blogger programmer craig said...

Nick, is there a reason you just attack other commenters instead of particpating in discussing the topic? I do that too (go after other commenters) but only when I feel they've said something offensive. I did not. I'm going on vacation for Christmas, perhaps you can engage in derailing serious discussion with somebody else while I'm gone.

1:50 AM  
Blogger Konfused Kid said...

Beautiful, beautiful poem
familiar too

who did that?

4:39 PM  
Blogger programmer craig said...

It's a mamous song from The Who, kid. Very appropriate right now I guess :)

5:13 PM  
Blogger nick said...

"Nick, is there a reason you just attack other commenters instead of particpating in discussing the topic?"

Sorry you feel unjustly attacked dude. It drives me crazy to read iraqi blogs and have people belittle the problems there. But to be honest, I thought I was actually contributing to the discussion by hopefully contributing to / correcting your thoughts on the matter.

10:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Iraqi rebel, you forgot to say that the Kurds went in masse to vote from out of Kirkuk/Mosul because they were expelled by the Saddam regime from those cities and they haven't the possibility to came back in their homes because the Arabs/Turkmen colonizers still occupy their homes and property.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Allahuakbar said...

By Allah, let's watch together a good jihad video on:

- http://www.ogrish.com/archives/ied_attack_on_humvee_in_iraq_Dec_24_2005.html

1:37 PM  
Blogger Eric2 said...

Yeah, we had a bullshit election and ended up with religeous nutjobs in power too.

5:03 PM  
Anonymous Jinbob said...

Like many others, I am concerned about the results of the vote, but unless massive fraud can be proved (not just alledged), I don't see that there's anything that can be done. The whole point was to give the Iraqi people a choice. If a majority of the Iraqi people choose to be a an islamic theocracy, there's nothing the US can do about it. The US planted the seeds of democracy, but it's up to the Iraqi people to harvest that crop.

1:12 PM  
Anonymous rebel bitch from hades said...

What the hell just happened? Beats me. Sumbody musta givin' away yor cuva and now every1's trying to hide it all up again.

Oh yeah, and there's the war too.

2:55 AM  
Anonymous rebel bitch from hades said...

pS, tHat's n0t a tHret.

3:11 AM  
Blogger cile said...

ok. today election results should sort of be defined in what/how the new i-gov'ment will look... i hope you took up *playing* baseball? ;)) or otherwise keep karaokaying ma-ra-donna.
and, is it weird that people do wish eachother stuff like 'happy new year' and so, but i never heard of: 'happy new government'?

11:30 AM  
Blogger programmer craig said...

Canada had an election today and ended up with a bunch of religious nutjobs also. Seems to be happening everywhere.

9:32 PM  
Anonymous I h8 beer said...

You mean militant nutjobs, Craig. Namely, men. Hamas, Bush, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad - ugh. The world's three worst problems for the next 10 years, outside of climate change, pestilence and famine.

12:40 AM  
Blogger olivebranch said...

was that my comment deleted?
sorry if I caused you trouble :(

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was a nice quote from the WHO. I saw them in concert one time in Ohio, 20 some people died when the band started warming up. The people outside started to try to get in because they thought that the band started, yet they were just warming up. Many people got steped on in the rush of people and over 20 did die! Nothing like what is going on over in your country. I do not understand all of the different factions that are involved over there, or understand if the people that live there like the americans. I would not like a bunch of Iraqi's in my country telling me how to vote, or when to take a crap. So, I understand that it is not the americans that you do not like, it is the occupation of your country by americans that you are not happy with. I feel sorry what has happened there, and hope that it gets better for you all...Your friend....Kristina from Florida USA.

12:43 PM  
Anonymous Angie said...

Well, you can't imagine how disappointed we are in the US. Especially since we started the whole thing. We're trying to buckle our seat belts at this late stage for the rest of the lousy ride but it's turning down a lot of alleys no one ever wanted it to. Sorry D. If you ever come to the US, I'll buy you beer and play some loud music for you.

5:14 PM  
Blogger Aunt Najma said...

Write when you can.. Please!

"Life is the movie you see through your own eyes. It makes little difference what's happening out there. It's how you take it that counts."

~ Denis Waitley

I wish I listen to those quotes!

4:43 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow, the kid met the rebel!


12:07 PM  
Anonymous Angie said...

I loved reading about you and the kid D. Funny, but you and he are my favorite Iraqi bloggers, so it was a real treat to read.


3:43 PM  
Blogger Dayez said...

I don't have any ideas for new posts. Bummer.

I do want to post though. Hmmm, any ideas?

6:53 AM  
Anonymous Angie said...

One idea I'd like to read about is what's catching on with these new Iraqi bloggers like you and the Kid. Kinda reminds of of the stuff I read about happening in the US in the sixties.

There seems to be a changing attitude about traditional roles and it kind of seems to me that Iraqis are thinking their futures are going to be really different from their parents. Am I wrong?

Another thing I'd like to read about is how different Iraqis look at work. You know we Americans lots of times look at work as a religion. We may be prosperous, but sometimes we don't have much fun.

Maybe these subjects are not in this blog style though. ;)

1:09 PM  
Anonymous Angie said...

I'd also like to read about the new stuff that's catching on in Iraq. Wireless, music, literature, computer stuff. What's popular? How are Iraqi people connecting? Is the internet changing people?

1:12 PM  
Blogger Bo Derek said...

I don't know what to post either. I just made a picture instead (it's on my blog). Maybe that might inspire you? (The picture).

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Hey, I like The Who. That's a nice touch. Yeah, it sucks the Mullahs one, no shit. However, if we (in the US) convince our government to support the Iranians with their freedom, hopefully the Islamic Republic will collapse, and the people they back in Iraq will be toast.

7:33 PM  
Blogger attawie said...

I’m so proud to have a fellow citizen like you.

Why don’t you post?

5:36 AM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Dayez, man, where you at? It's March 11, 2006 9:05 a.m.

11:06 AM  
Blogger cile said...

yeah. it sure is time for a fresh and brandnew dayez post! :D

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Matt said...

Dayez, it's now April 24, 2006 11:46 EST. You there?

12:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What we are doing over there is wrong"

Confessions of an Iraqi War Veteran
Jessie Macbeth - Former Army Ranger and Iraq War Veteran, Tell it like it is

"She was begging me, begging me to save her and to save her kids, but, I didn't you know. I wanted to be, ah, I killed them. You know?
This 20 minute video will change your life.. A PepperSpray Production


9:06 AM  
Blogger Riot Starter said...

Why on earth did you stop blogging?!

7:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I find myself in agreement with Riot Starter.. why did you stop writting? Keep it up!

1:07 AM  
Blogger Controversial Colin said...

The Americans have never won a war on their own. NEVER!

They will not win in Iraq.

They are now dealing with the fallout of putting a monkey in power (again).



9:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i wonder if this blogger is still alive a year later or if he's another dead person on my fucking conscience.

1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Of course the Americans won't win. Because they don't even know HOW to win. They haven't defined what "win" means in Iraq. Bush refuses to answer that question. I swear, that guy, it's like dealing with a fucking 2 year old. Someone needs to bitch slap him extremely hard. Most Americans don't support what Bush is doing. Yet, for some reason, no one there seems to be willing to stand up to their government. Sure, people protest, but no one has the courage it takes to organize a counter-government, a competing system that the PEOPLE of the country can choose for themselves. I'm not sure what's taking them so long, but I do know, from looking around the world, that there's precious few places left where personal freedom can be had. America might be one of the last places on Earth where a revolution of this kind actually could happen, which could then spread to other countries around the world. If the Americans really want a world that runs on freedom, perhaps they should make sure their own country gets back on the freedom track itself.

btw, I love that song, and the lyrics are quite poignant in these times. We are getting fooled again, over and over, and it isn't stopping. We ALL have to decide to put an end to it.

7:07 PM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Interesting blog! Please write more.

1:24 PM  
Blogger Iraqi Mojo said...

'i wonder if this blogger is still alive a year later or if he's another dead person on my fucking conscience.'

He's probably alive and well and living in NYC:)

12:06 AM  
Blogger 2turk said...

The American/British oil barons plan to pilfer and steal Iraqi petroleum resources inorder to enrich themselves. A Jim Hightower animation addresses the issues.


1:51 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that would be true if any oil was actually getting out of Iraq :)

4:09 PM  

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