Tuesday, September 15, 2009

And the TRAITOR was Released

I haven't posted in a long time but this, this I really have to get out of my chest.
We released Muntadhar Al Zaidi also known as the one who threw a shoe at George W. Bush Junior, after 9 months of imprisonment ( only 9 months ), to me this is a day of grief, this day 9/15/2009 is a day that I shall remember as the day I hated democracy, or at least this democracy, It really annoys me that this man did what he did and got away with a slap on the wrist, but what really kills me what's really eating me up is that some people actually call him A HERO.
Are we that low , yes, of course we're low, but have we gotten to the point where we have no regard for manners, ethics. I even wondered do we still have principles, or have we ever had principles, we never had a nation based on freedom or education, we were always barbaric and savage, we're not the descendants of the Sumerians that's for sure ( we would be a little more civilized, those guys invented writing) we are ignorant, barbaric, we live in constant anarchy, to me everything has piled up right now on my mind and I have come to the conclusion that we are a pathetic excuse of a nation, we kill, blow up, slay, dismember and mutilate each other, we steal from the people through the government like it's fool's gold and then say that we want Iraq to be a better place, right now we're a country that is dirty, dangerous, unethical, and ignorant, the only plus sides in it I believe ( besides me and my friends) are Oil and Noori Al Maliki .Oil has been around for decades and we've only grown more dependent on it day after day, so that's not gonna change anything, but in Al Maliki I trust and in him I believe, I believe that he is one of the few men of honor left in this country, and that it's not too late to build a nation based on principles like Pride and Honor and that we can be respected again but everything has to happen one step at a time.
I have strayed a lot from the subject but going back to it, Honestly, when I hear someone call this traitor a hero I feel ashamed, I feel that I never call the good people we lost in the bloodshed heroes, I may have called the National football team heroes and I recall a certain soldier who tackled a suicide bomber knowingly to prevent him from entering a mosque and they both exploded ( and I'm really sorry not to know his name: May his soul rest in peace). if I call this brave soldier a hero I feel ashamed that my words don't do him justice, but if I call that traitor a hero, then may God curse me in this life and the other.
It's not just ethically wrong ( what he did I mean) have we as Iraqis thought what we would do if some Iraqi spokesman ( not even president) got hit by an American's shoes, do you honestly think that we would hold our peace. or would we act in our usually futile barbaric state.
We should think that this act is global and it changes how nations perceive us. well, you don't usually throw shoes at your guests, and we are no exception.
The United States glorifies Abraham Lincoln for not starting the civil war, Martin Luther King for fighting Racism, we should take by their example.
but instead some of us glorify people like Saddam Hussein and Bin Laden, butchers and mass murderers claiming to fight for a just cause. in fact I won't be surprised if the whole world hates us, I don't know if they do but they have every right to. and it's not because we're going to heaven and they're all going to hell like the media says. heaven and hell are for god to decide.
finally,we should honor people for the great things they do, the things that drive their country forward, not the foolish acts their nations live to regret.
A Hero isn't born to be one neither can he learn to be one, a Hero is created at a moment of choice. When you choose others' benefit over yours at the darkest of times, rest assured, you are A HERO.

9 comments:

chocklate7 said...

It's really frustrating to watch what our country has turned to.
so humiliating to know how the world sees us.
We've reached a time where the wrong is right , the criminal is a hero and the cruelty & the savagery are dominant.

I do not think that Mr.Muntathar Al-Zaidy should have gone to jail in the first place.
If what he did was a crime and that he should be punished ,
the US president George W. Bush himself had already gave up his claim & didn't file for charges.
So technically Muntathar didn't deserve the "9 months in prison".
The only crime I believe he committed was the humiliation of IRAQ , the distortion of the name & the reputation of his own country.
I think the appropriate punishment for him would be the exile & the expulsion from Iraq.

Muntathar Al-Zaidy is an example of the retardation of our country.
And if we want to improve ourselfs & our country ,and move forward with it to a better future ,Let us use our brains and think well before throwing a pair of shoes at A country's president's face infront of the world's eyes ..

ghost said...

Thanks for your Opinion

Casey said...

Why are you so upset about this? Do you honestly believe that George W. Bush, deserves respect? Respect from Iraqis?

I read a lot of blogs, and this is the first time, I have read one with your particular view of things. Of course, I dont know what it is like to be you, but from what I have seen, it is GW who has torn your country apart.


I am sure Saddam Hussein was a terrible human being....but Iraqis did not deserve to have their country occupied, and her citizens killed and made refugees. Do you believe this was all necessary?

I am a Canadian, and in the last few years I too, have wanted to throw a shoe or something at Mr. Bush.

Laurie

Leish said...

I am a research scientist trying to understand Iraqi bloggers. I would appreciate your participation by emailing me your responses to leishiraqia[@]gmail.com.

Your blog identity:
Is your blog name the same your true identity? Why?

Do you only blog in English? Why?

Did you blog about the elections? Why?

Thank you very much for participating.

ghost said...

I'm sorry it took me so long to respond but now I'm here so
Laurie,
I really do get where you're coming from, I do watch CNN sometimes,and I believe that Mr Bush is stupid, a fool but I don't believe the Gulf war was a mistake, I think it might have been the best thing that ever happened to Iraq since 1979, and Believe me Saddam Hussein is NOT a human being, but what I really oppose about the shoe thing is how it makes the world perceive us, and that all we gained from Muntather's actions is more global disdain.
We need to show that there is hope of a civilized Iraq once again, not more barabarity.

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Thank you
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iraqzone said...

Very nice website brother! :)

don't forget to join the iraqi social community on:

www.iraqzone.com


Thank you
Shakrun warda!

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