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SUICIDE BOMBERS V. SUICIDE VOTERS (A Grateful Iraqi speaks out)
MESOPOTAMIAN ^ | January 30, 2005 | Alaa

Posted on 01/30/2005 7:25:25 AM PST by nuconvert

SUICIDE BOMBERS V. SUICIDE VOTERS

January 30, 2005

Greetings Friends,

I bow in respect and awe to the men and women of our people who, armed only with faith and hope are going to the polls under the very real threats of being blown to pieces. These are the real braves; not the miserable creatures of hate who are attacking one of the noblest things that has ever happened to us. Have you ever seen anything like this? Iraq will be O.K. with so many brave people, it will certainly O.K.; I can say no more just now; I am just filled with pride and moved beyond words. People are turning up not only under the present threat to polling stations but also under future threats to themselves and their families; yet they are coming, and keep coming. Behold the Iraqi people; now you know their true metal. We shall never forget the meanness of these bas…s. After this is over there will be no let up, they must be wiped out. It is our duty and the duty of every decent human to make sure this vermin is no more and that no more innocent decent people are victimized.

My condolences to the Great American people for the tragic recent losses of soldiers. The blood of Iraqis and Americans is being shed on the soil of Mesopotamia; a baptism with blood. A baptism of a lasting friendship and alliance, for many years to come, through thick and thin, we shall never forget the brave soldiers fallen while defending our freedom and future.

This is a very hurried message, while we are witnessing something quite extraordinary. I myself have voted and so did members of my family. Thank God for giving us the chance.

Salaam for now


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: democracy; freedom; iraq; iraqielection; mesopotamian
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"we shall never forget the brave soldiers fallen while defending our freedom and future."
1 posted on 01/30/2005 7:25:26 AM PST by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

What a proud day for America and Iraq. May they use their freedom wisely.


2 posted on 01/30/2005 7:30:18 AM PST by mlc9852
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To: nuconvert

3 posted on 01/30/2005 7:30:50 AM PST by Fenris6 (3 Purple Hearts in 4 months w/o missing a day of work? He's either John Rambo or a Fraud)
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To: nuconvert

Peter Jennings is already trying to downplay and diminish this day.On This Is Weak with Steponallofus.


4 posted on 01/30/2005 7:33:10 AM PST by Ron in Acreage (Kerry is (no longer) a threat to national security)
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To: Ron in Acreage

"This Is Weak with Steponallofus"

LoL


5 posted on 01/30/2005 7:35:12 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert

6 posted on 01/30/2005 7:37:00 AM PST by StoneGiant
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To: nuconvert
I heard an interesting interview with an Iraqi woman..to para-phrase----she said the people are determined to vote regardless of the danger...people risk death every day just doing ordinary daily things in their lives, so the risk to vote is no greater.
7 posted on 01/30/2005 7:37:24 AM PST by stylin19a (Marines - end of discussion)
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To: Ron in Acreage
Peter Jennings is already trying to downplay and diminish this day

Let the idiot spin it any damn way he wants...even HIS audience will see through this one.

Bottom line: it's a sad day at the DNC.

8 posted on 01/30/2005 7:37:27 AM PST by ErnBatavia (ErnBatavia, Boxer, Pelosi, Thomas...the ultimate nightmare Menage a Quatro)
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To: Valin

PONG


9 posted on 01/30/2005 7:37:34 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: stylin19a

"...people risk death every day just doing ordinary daily things in their lives, so the risk to vote is no greater."

The obvious truth that the msm didn't mention.


10 posted on 01/30/2005 7:39:25 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert

What an inspiring account and topped off with that fabulous picture. I'm forwarding this to my Democrat friends. God bless George W. Bush!


11 posted on 01/30/2005 7:39:33 AM PST by Dagny Taggart
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To: nuconvert

And old baba boxeer will be testifying in congress that it is no democracy when people are inconvenienced enough to walk 45min. or an hour to stand in line for hours for the privilege of deciding their own future.


12 posted on 01/30/2005 7:40:41 AM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: ErnBatavia

He looks so sad that the people of Iraq are free to vote. He keeps saying that we'll have to wait and see how this turns out...Wait for what Petah? These people are liberated not conquered you piece of shite!


13 posted on 01/30/2005 7:40:51 AM PST by 2nd amendment mama ( www.2asisters.org Self defense is a basic human right!)
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To: nuconvert
The MSM is going to go nuts...they wanted so bad to have this election go badly for the Iraqi's and Pres. Bush. Such a shame that the MSM/Dems cannot/will not allow the Iraqi's and their allies to celebrate a victory for Freedom.
14 posted on 01/30/2005 7:41:06 AM PST by Ginifer (Just because you have one doesn't mean you have to act like one!)
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To: Dagny Taggart

It's a Great Day in history


15 posted on 01/30/2005 7:41:26 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert; generalissimoduane; Eric Hogue 1380 KTKZ; JohnHuang2; dead
A baptism of a lasting friendship and alliance, for many years to come, through thick and thin, we shall never forget the brave soldiers fallen while defending our freedom and future

Boy, from his lips to God's ears; but I have my concerns.

Hugh Hewitt was broadcasting from a voting location in California Friday. I heard oh, maybe 45-60 minutes of it. He spoke with a number of Iraqi's. Voter after voter said how great it was, how brave the Iraqi's are, how the Iraqi's have sacrificed, how happy they are.

NOT ONE of them (that I heard) said how great President Bush is, or how great the American troops are — until the last one. He did, bless him.

Now, let me say, maybe I missed it. It is a three-hour show. But I heard what I heard. Hugh even asked one about their feelings about American troops staying or leaving, and the answer was in terms of "international coalition."

Now, I don't want to be mean or unfair, but are are some undeniables:

And he has taken a lot of heat for it, internationally and locally, and precious little credit.

I observe it to be a rule that foreign countries who benefit from our largesse as a rule are about as grateful as the ten lepers Jesus healed (read about it: Luke 17:11-19). It doesn't help that modest folks like W are reluctant to toot their own horn, and not great at promotion. So I fear that the knives are already being sharpened among SOME of our newly-liberated friends in Iraq, and choice portions of the collective American back are being targeted.

Dan
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16 posted on 01/30/2005 7:51:38 AM PST by BibChr ("...behold, they have rejected the word of the LORD, so what wisdom is in them?" [Jer. 8:9])
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To: Ron in Acreage

I'm shocked!












But then I'm so easily shocked.


17 posted on 01/30/2005 7:52:49 AM PST by Valin (Sometimes you're the bug, and sometimes you're the windshield)
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To: 2nd amendment mama; Ginifer

The msm did their best not to make a big deal over Iraqis signing their constitution. Wasn't even a lead story.

(what media bias?)


18 posted on 01/30/2005 7:53:06 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert
After this is over there will be no let up, they must be wiped out. It is our duty and the duty of every decent human to make sure this vermin is no more and that no more innocent decent people are victimized.

Happy Wiping, with the blessings of every civilized person in the world!!!

My condolences to the Great American people for the tragic recent losses of soldiers. The blood of Iraqis and Americans is being shed on the soil of Mesopotamia; a baptism with blood. A baptism of a lasting friendship and alliance, for many years to come, through thick and thin, we shall never forget the brave soldiers fallen while defending our freedom and future.

I hope the soldiers know these sentiments!

19 posted on 01/30/2005 7:55:47 AM PST by Fruitbat
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To: nuconvert

Same happened with the Afghanistan election. They only want to cover what shows America and its partners in Freedom in a bad light.


20 posted on 01/30/2005 7:58:25 AM PST by Ginifer (Just because you have one doesn't mean you have to act like one!)
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To: Dog; Coop; AdmSmith; Boot Hill; dixiechick2000; McGavin999

PonG


21 posted on 01/30/2005 8:01:29 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert
our people who, armed only with faith and hope are going to the polls under the very real threats of being blown to pieces. These are the real braves; not the miserable creatures of hate who are attacking one of the noblest things that has ever happened to us

worth repeating.
22 posted on 01/30/2005 8:01:32 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Ted "Kids, I Sunk the Honey" Kennedy is just a drunk who's never held a job (or had to).)
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To: SunkenCiv

It Sure Is!


23 posted on 01/30/2005 8:03:09 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: ErnBatavia

"...Bottom line: it's a sad day at the DNC..."

DNC:USA=Baathist Party:Iraq

Pathetic, vicious, out-of-power losers.


24 posted on 01/30/2005 8:04:34 AM PST by moonhawk (Democrats are to "Diversity and Tolerance" as Islam is to "Peace.")
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To: Pan_Yans Wife; Cultural Jihad; Barlowmaker; Snapple

PonG


25 posted on 01/30/2005 8:06:45 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert; blam; Ernest_at_the_Beach; FairOpinion; ValerieUSA; Alouette; JohnHuang2; me_newswire; ..
We shall never forget the meanness of these bas…s. After this is over there will be no let up, they must be wiped out. It is our duty and the duty of every decent human to make sure this vermin is no more and that no more innocent decent people are victimized.

In a way, I think the partisan media shills do some good service by their anti-US slant and spin, because the people are not lulled into a false sense of security, which of course could be damaging.

And, everyone is aware that the results somehow never match the predictions and accusations -- case in point, that al-Jazeera covered the liberation of Iraq as if it were not succeeding, then was forced to broadcast the fall of the statue. The (formerly) MSM had the same problem, but had the good sense to switch to another load of crap after the statue fell. In those first few weeks, you probably remember, there were calls for Rumsfeld's head, that the US had insufficient force, blah blah blah, and then a couple of days after that drumbeat started, the statue fell.

Of course, we need to be the ones who write the history books, for a change. The leftist liars don't like history any more than Moslem fanatics do.
26 posted on 01/30/2005 8:15:55 AM PST by SunkenCiv (Ted "Kids, I Sunk the Honey" Kennedy is just a drunk who's never held a job (or had to).)
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To: nuconvert
Iraq will be O.K. with so many brave people, it will certainly O.K

Yes it will. It certainly will.

God Bless our troops. With their sacrifice, they are saving lives everyday. And God Bless our President, who had the wisdom to know that from this crucible will be born a generation of peace.

27 posted on 01/30/2005 8:31:48 AM PST by GVnana (If I had a Buckhead moment would I know it?)
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To: nuconvert
Sorry if I seem like I'm spamming but...

Thank you

These countries are members of the Coalition of the Willing. They provided troops and/or material support in Iraq. Many gave their lives to topple the regime of Sadam Hussein and bring this glorious moment of freedom to pass. God bless ALL of our troops, all of those who fought and bled and died for FREEDOM. God bless everyone who contributed in any way to bring this moment to the world and may He grant enduring freedom victory over terrorism

28 posted on 01/30/2005 8:36:00 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: cake_crumb

Thanx

(you know very well that this was unilateral and the U.S. went in there alone with no support. so stop spreading this rumor) ;~ )


29 posted on 01/30/2005 8:38:54 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: 2nd amendment mama
He keeps saying that we'll have to wait and see how this turns out...Wait for what Petah?

Petah Arnett-Jennings has a "bottom line" deficiency.

30 posted on 01/30/2005 8:46:36 AM PST by ErnBatavia (ErnBatavia, Boxer, Pelosi, Thomas...the ultimate nightmare Menage a Quatro)
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To: nuconvert
"you know very well that this was unilateral and the U.S. went in there alone with no support. so stop spreading this rumor"

BWAAAAAhahahahahahahah

31 posted on 01/30/2005 8:47:20 AM PST by cake_crumb (Leftist Credo: "One Wing to Rule Them all and to the Dark Side Bind Them")
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To: nuconvert

Who is the author of this great letter?


32 posted on 01/30/2005 8:52:31 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: Puppage

He goes by the name Alaa....http://messopotamian.blogspot.com/


33 posted on 01/30/2005 8:55:02 AM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert

Thank You!!


34 posted on 01/30/2005 8:57:30 AM PST by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it.)
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To: nuconvert

No we won't forget the bravery of our fallen soldiers nor the bravery of the Iraqi people.


35 posted on 01/30/2005 9:30:51 AM PST by TOUGH STOUGH (I support Terri's supporters!!!!)
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To: cake_crumb
Spanish troops who participated before people surrendered to the terrorists

I wonder how the Spanish voters feel today, having been shown up as cowards by brave Iraqis.

36 posted on 01/30/2005 11:44:23 AM PST by Veto! (Opinions freely dispensed as advice)
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To: Veto!

And how awful they were to their own troops, forcing them to leave Iraq and not welcoming them when they returned to Spain.


37 posted on 01/30/2005 12:45:56 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: nuconvert

I was watching CNN today (it was on the restaurant big screen, I was a captive viewer) and I must admit, they were positive about the Iraqi elections. I didn't note any snide comments or commentary. Nothing that made me want to scream, you commies! Nothing like that.


38 posted on 01/30/2005 12:52:50 PM PST by Ciexyz (I use the term Blue Cities, not Blue States. PA is red except for Philly, Pgh & Erie)
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To: Ciexyz

Yup. They're all playing nice today. I've noticed too. They kind of don't have a choice.
But it's temporary. They'll be back to their 'old selves' after the next terrorist attack.


39 posted on 01/30/2005 12:56:35 PM PST by nuconvert (No More Axis of Evil by Christmas ! TLR)
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To: Dog; Angelus Errare; section9; Prodigal Son; Cap Huff; Boot Hill; HAL9000; areafiftyone; ...

I'm gonna bookmark this thread for the next time I hear some leftist whining about voters being disenfranchised.


40 posted on 01/30/2005 4:37:24 PM PST by Coop (In memory of a true hero - Pat Tillman)
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To: Coop; 1stMarylandRegiment; 1Mike; 3catsanadog; ~Vor~; ~Kim4VRWC's~; A CA Guy; A Citizen Reporter; ..

Oh, a great find, Coop!

This is a bookmarker for sure!


41 posted on 01/30/2005 4:38:57 PM PST by Howlin (It's a great day to be an American -- and a Bush Republican!!!!)
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To: nuconvert; Dog

This was linked to the first Live thread that Dog posted last night. It's a worthy read as a stand-alone thread. Thanks for posting it.


42 posted on 01/30/2005 4:43:11 PM PST by Peach
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To: Howlin
The media and outspoken democrats found out one thing today. They have been lying to themselves.

Click for the 'tator take on the Iraqi election and its effect on the Bush agenda

The picture is 'tator with his eldest daughter and his three grand daughters.. Note Bob Dole is not the only one who can refer to himself in the third person.

43 posted on 01/30/2005 4:50:38 PM PST by Common Tator
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To: Howlin; All
This picture tells me all I need to know. It looks like freedom:


44 posted on 01/30/2005 4:56:23 PM PST by backhoe (-30-)
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To: Howlin
The process is just beginning..... If the next three major events go off as smoothly as this one then Iraq is well on it's way to self governance......


Elections Calendar

Jan. 30, 2005 – Iraqis vote in three distinct elections:

- The 275-seat National Assembly

- Provincial governments

- Kurdistan elections

By Aug. 15, 2005 – National Assembly drafts a permanent constitution.

By Oct. 15, 2005 – Draft of permanent constitution presented to Iraqi electorate for nationwide referendum.

Dec. 15, 2005 – (if constitution is adopted) general election for a democratic government that would take control by Dec. 31, 2006.

The Candidates

More than 7,000 candidates representing 111 different political entities are running in the January national elections.

Nine thousand candidates are registered to compete in the provincial elections.

The voter registration contains 14,550,000 eligible voters.

The Election Process

Voter registration was held in all provinces except al Anbar (west of Baghdad).

The Independent Electoral Commission-Iraq (IECI) is allowing residents of al Anbar and Ninewa (Mosul) provinces to register to vote on election day.

Election Conditions

Election conditions will not be perfect, but the opportunities for credible elections are set in the vast majority of the country.

The Independent Electoral Commission of Iraq (IECI) is leading the way in an effort to operate approximately 9,000 polling centers.



45 posted on 01/30/2005 4:59:57 PM PST by deport (It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.)
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To: nuconvert

This letter writer gets it; why can't our own MSM understand and appreciate the momentous meaning of today's events?


46 posted on 01/30/2005 5:00:27 PM PST by Carolinamom
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To: nuconvert

What's the final word on voter turnout? Sunni turnout?


47 posted on 01/30/2005 5:01:24 PM PST by HitmanLV (HitmanNY has a brand new Blog!! Please Visit! - http://www.goldust.com/weblog -)
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To: Howlin

Thanks Howlin


48 posted on 01/30/2005 5:06:01 PM PST by firewalk
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To: nuconvert

I hope more people will realize that without George W. Bush at the helm this wouldn't have happened.
I'm overwhelmed with thanks to the Lord for for him.


49 posted on 01/30/2005 5:10:02 PM PST by LadyPilgrim (Sealed my pardon with His Blood, Hallelujah!!! What a Savior!!!)
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To: BibChr

foreign countries who benefit from our largesse as a rule are about as grateful as the ten lepers


You are correct. We had no aircraft carriers or Concordes from Europe when the WTC went down or when we've taken a major disaster. Even so, it is both Biblical to be a "Good Samaritan" and absolutely enlightened self-interest in preserving/creating democratic societies that undermine tyrants...and of course let us beware if our leaders indeed abandon or betray God's own Israel...we are periliously close to the latter....


50 posted on 01/30/2005 5:12:31 PM PST by The Spirit Of Allegiance (ATTN. MARXIST RED MSM: I RESENT your "RED STATE" switcheroo using our ELECTORAL MAP as PROPAGANDA!)
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