No, Thank You! America, Go Home!Written by Nevine A. Al Seidi
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America is ‘bribing' and ‘terrorizing' nations worldwide to join forces with it shredding Iraq and destroying it, promising to rebuild it using Iraqi money! Purely ridiculous. Iraqis, I mean Iraqi citizens not army, will never allow Americans to take over their country. Had American administration spent some time doing its homework, it would have figured that one out all by itself. Iraq, is not just another rich Arab country. It is cradle of Arabic cultural lore ( read courage and honour here), generator of Arabic scientists ( read genetic genius), and birth place of Arabs' ancestor , Prophet Abraham ( read Jihad). Iraq, like Palestine is a sacred land to all of us, Arabs. We will never allow a foreign country, to tamper with our roots, our history, our pride for some fictitious reasons like dictatorship of one of our men, or for ‘harbouring' lethal weapons allowed by Israeli occupation!
If America is fighting Iraq for us, its neighbours, we are saying clear and loud: No, thank you! If it is trying to free Iraqi people from its dictator leader by bombing them, we advise : America, go home!
Born in Alexandria, Egypt in 1961, Al Seidi obtained her degree in English Literature from the University of Alexandria in 1983. After traveling the world, sampling two ways of life and been there, she is writing it all. Published in several anthologies as a poet in the US, Al Seidi is a voice of an Arab woman talking to us from the heart of the desert in a tongue we understand.
True or False? A Crash- appraisal of the American logic in the War on IraqWritten by Nevine Al Seidi
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Another reason for America to rip Iraq and shred it is to search for weapons UN inspectors failed to find. Should we assume that American troops are not fighters but Phd holders of some occult tradition? Should we assume that America is an authority above UN and therefore in a position to "correct" what goes wrong with UN efficiency? More reasonable, let us think that CIA has very valid confidential info that Saddam Hussein has Anthrax pre-packed in his palatial fridges and chemical heads stuffed in his republican "Dictator size" mattresses. But why would not America enlighten UN inspectors with its genius findings?
In American struggle against terrorism, Hussein's head had to be chopped suey. Well, taking into consideration that new findings pertaining to aggressors in WTC incident confirm that Hussein was Bin Ladden's " left" hand, and that Iraq which is in fact only ‘secular' regime in Arab world, must be suspect number one in "radical' terrorism, this could be a very reasonable reason. True?
America , as a super power, has a responsibility to make world a safer and happier place for all. This is easiest question to answer! Yes, you cannot go wrong here. What a happier world we are going to have without United Nations ? With a few million Iraqis less Iraq lost 1.5 million lives because of war and sanctions already)? With funerals in British and American homes? With a stagnant world economy? With fear of travel? With gluing our tearful eyes to TV screens parading loss of life and total destruction?
Since you have gone that far marking above statements as True or False, you might like to answer this one question about American Intelligence Quotient. Kill for dollar is American dream coming true. That one must be..well.. very TRUE.Or why else are troops so anxious to save oil fields with minefields - pun truly intended!
An Egyptian writer and poet who works in English.