|july 7, 2006 (0033us)
my iraki brethen unknown (2)
baghdadi citizens, a housewife, a teenager, still little adapted to
democracy, senselessly, as if in a panic walk through Baghdad's traffic
congestion, on July 1st.
they unaware that democracy is sovereignty at last given to citizens?
This is why every neighborhood of Baghdad is now handed over to a
citizen who freely controls it, assisted by a legion (scoffing people
call it a "mob", pooh!) of volunteers. That "emir" "dispenses
justice" and "presides over prayer" in his neighborhood, decides "in
everyone's interest" on the goods to be allowed to enter or pass via
the neighborhood and the fees to be paid to him for them, on the
persons allowed to cross the neighborhood, and on who may live here and
who shall stop living here, etc. In the capital city, all the
neighborhoods taken together, there are about 1,000 "sentences
enforced" a month (scoffing people say "murders", bah!) let alone the
"shelterings" (scoffing people call them "abductions", pooh!). No one
knows what happens elsewhere in the country, for the circulation of
news has been abolished so that the abolition of Saddam Hussein's
censorship may be assured in full. The Iraqi government that the
Americans have had voted for are useless, because a happy people have
no need for government. The government have issued an offer of amnesty
to every citizen who, because he had felt way too free to show his
opinion, has "killed less than 2.500 people" (in reading this
four-digit number I have sudden nervous mirth). So you are a murderer
only with 2,501 or more corpses. Has any national community in History
ever been able to boast such freedom and broadmindedness?
Fortunately, "bloodthirsty potentate" Saddam Hussein, who in his day
had given rise to a "peace, but a tyrannical one," in the country until
Zorro showed up and unshackled the nation's frustrated energy, will be
sentenced and hanged. His more than suspect moderation—only a few
hundreds of people placed under arrest and (on average) a few dozens of
executions a year—brings the proof that a dangerous liberticide used to
oppress Iraq, where all you want to do you do freely now, at last.
"Al-Bayyan Al-Jadidah", a Baghdad daily, "defeatist and undemocratic"
(according to a US Army news bulletin), reports that que "The country
is being on the verge of ruin and becoming rife with violence and
assassination [...] Iraq is now a jungle where the weak have fallen
prey of the strong and fraternity is disintegrating into sectarian
fights [...] This is the result of the Americans and Britons' military