Skip to comments.A True Story About the Iraqi Overseas Elections and Freeper Activism
Posted on 01/29/2005 6:13:04 PM PST by kristinn
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Bump and chills down my spine. Thanks Kristinn
Sure thing! I don't know if he did - I drifted off to sleep. But they archive the shows for a week.
Let us hope that the coverage of Iraqis voting will inspire election departments in this country to go for the purple ink method . . .
the photos of the expatriates voting are also encouraging us non-Iraqi Americans. Well done.
The good you guys do just amazes me. The media coverage of ecstatic Iraqis voting here was worth billions to those brave people (and to us).
thanks for all the work you do.
That 90 million dollars was not spent in vain. Reading the Iraqi bloggers, it seems that the Iraqis who saw the voter turnout and the tears of joy of the Iraqi expats got them excited about voting. I'm sure that a lot of the large turnout was due to the passion they saw on their TVs.
By the way here is a must read :
God bless you for all you did! And God bless all the others who helped you.
That last sentence needs to be read by everyone.
"This is worth repeating!"
Yes it is! D.C. FReepers ROCK!!! bttt
But the god they pray to can only do what the God of George W. Bush allows him to do.
Hillary's Marxist mentor, Saul Alinsky, opens his book "Rules for Radicals" with a quote extolling their god:
Lest we forget at least an over-the-shoulder acknowledgment to the very first radical: from all our legends, mythology, and history (and who is to know where mythology leaves off and history begins -- or which is which), the first radical known to man who rebelled against the establishment and did it so effectively that he at least won his own kingdom ~ Lucifer.
IRAQI LIBERATION PING!!!
But then, something happened. The Arab language networks showed the rally in Iraq. Requests were made for copies of the rally and soon a hand held camera version of the rally was being distributed on the Internet among Iraqis online.
What was said at the rally struck a chord with many Iraqis, such that the rally came to the attention of the highest levels of government there. One thing that caught their attention was the call by our friend Nofel Al-jazairi for the inclusion of Iraqi exiles in the upcoming Iraqi elections. After the rally, the government decided to establish the overseas voting program for the Iraqi exiles.
Awesome, purely awesome, kristinn. One thing that really stands out to me is that at first you didn't think the rally had gone so great, with a low turnout and no media reporting on it. You'd tried so hard, done your best, but that was it, nada.
And then it began snowballing past all hopes and made a wonderful difference in the lives of so many Iraqis.:D Good work....
kristinn, I have some photos of the Iraqi guests and various freepers at the FR ball. You probably have plenty, but if you would like to have these I can e-mail them to you.
And who says the Iraqis don't want freedom?
My thoughts exactly.
"We never know what will transpire as a result of our actions. The only thing we're sure of is if we do nothing, then nothing will change."
Kristinn, you planted your seed of faith and backed it up with action and the harvest was...30,60, 100FOLD.
Last summer I happened to be attending a meeting just outside DC on a day when a pro-Iran freedom rally was scheduled. Before I'd left I'd looked at the train schedules and realized I could make the rally. An Iranian friend gave me a Sun&Lion flag (NOT the flag of the mullahs!) to take so I could show American support.
Sadly, two trains in a row broke down, delaying me by hours. When I got there, it was long since over. All I have is this -- and I had to explain to the woman to whom I'd handed my cellphone to take this picture what it was all about.
"There is only one force of history that can break the reign of hatred and resentment, and expose the pretensions of tyrants, and reward the hopes of the decent and tolerant, and that is the force of human freedom."
George Bush, 2005 Inaugural Address.
What's you name little mister! Don't you know who I am!!!!
In related news former Senator Bob Kerry has sold the rights to his forehead to the Heinz company. "It's HUGE" said a Heinz spokesman. Details of the deal were not disclosed but insiders say it involved several cases of ketchup and a jug of Teresa Heinz's famous raisin and gin elixir.
Carlos Mendoza of Mendoza's Airbrushing was awarded the contract to put the Heinz name on Mr. Kerrey's forehead. Mr. Mendoza was heard to say "Hey homes! They hired us because we are Mexican and Teresa could pay cash. I tell you one thing. That Senator dudes head is mucho grande. It took a gallon of paint! What was really weird was that the dudes head is hollow man! I bumped it with the airbrush rig and it made a weird echo sound. His head was so big that I wanted to add some flames but they would not let me!"
And to think Free Republic was knee deep in it like this...great show, DC chapter!
I agree -- and I think someone up at the White House needs to look into this.
I think the DC chapter of FR ought to get invited to lunch at the White House, because of what they did. They went out of their way, on their own time, to do something that had repercussions halfway around the world.
We sent an army into a part of the world that has been ruled by despots and divine kings for 50 centuries. It's been that long since, the Cambridge Ancient History tells us, the democratic city-states of Sumeria were overreached by army champions who made themselves kings, and then divine kings. Fifty centuries. And now we have humiliated despotism and its pretensions in the place where it first grew up -- in its crib -- and restored freedom to the people of Mesopotamia that they haven't enjoyed since the beginning of the Bronze Age.
And our DC FReepers played a part in that. Well done!
Had kristinn's rally been given play by Reuters or AP, then the result may have been much different.
Free Republic is a forum.. It is not an overly organized or controlled forum. It is a place that offers so many of us a way to make OUR voices heard. And there are many voices with many opinions on the same issues.
It is likely hard for left to understand that there was no directive to kristinn telling him to do what he did. There was no directive to Buckhead telling him to expose Dan Rather. There was no order given for Dog to point out that one of the terrorists threats was to kill a toy.
Free Republic .. is a vehicles in which ordinary citizens can make a difference that is felt around the world. Free Republic is made up of free people exercising their freedom.
Congratulation kristinn .. You not only made a difference this time, you are a dedicated servant of our nation and a roll model for many of us. From the earliest days of the Clinton scandal you have made a difference for so many people.
Keep up the good work. Lots of us respect your dedication and integrity ...and we owe you our gratitude.
It's bread on the water, kristinn. Great job.
"F--- Saddam! F--- Bin laden! F--- Zarqawi! F--- the terrorists!"
He Forgot..."F--- CBS" and "F-Chirac"!!!
thanks Kristinn .. you are inspiration to us all.
God bless the Iraqi people ... may they live long and prosper.
God bless our troops for their sacrifice and their patience with their own home grown traitors in the media and the U.S. Congress.
While the coverage of these polling places in the US was fairly extensive and of positive effect, I don't know that I ever saw them mention that the cost was paid for by Iraq. It somehow makes it an even more sterling effort.
Dittos! Excellent work, kristinn! God bless you.
How do you say F--- in Arabic?
I can do it in a half-dozen languages so far. I like being multilingual:)
Great job, Kristinn. Freepers rule!
it's the butterfly effect.
you're the ripple in a pond...
the journey of a thousand miles begins with a first step...
I'm running out of cliches and metaphors, but seriously,