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Saturday, August 15, 2009

Poem: "We will never give it up"

This is a powerful poem in Iraqi colloquial Arabic by Detroit-based poet and journalist Falih Hasoon al-Daraji. It is reflective of the grit and determination that one senses on every level of how talk of rehabilitating the Ba'athists goes down among Iraqis. The poem is addressed to Ba'athists, and the basic premise is "Never, ever think of coming back to power"...No matter how many bombs, no matter how many casualties..."We will never give it up"...Setting it to the Star Wars soundtrack makes even more dramatic...The rebels have defeated the Evil Empire and destroyed its Death Star...

16 Comments:

Anonymous amagi said...

Any way we can get an English translation?

10:10 PM, August 15, 2009

 
Blogger elf2006real said...

Nibras,

Please consider getting behind some more "rebels" if you would...

www.cponefoundation.org

9:11 AM, August 16, 2009

 
Anonymous John in Michigan, USA said...

That was VERY cool! Even without understanding Arabic, I can hear the rhyme and rhythm of the poet. I watched it until the end. And the music!

Who was that guy in the green uniform and red mustache? Was that henna or is it naturally like that?

12:52 PM, August 16, 2009

 
Blogger Nibras Kazimi نبراس الكاظمي said...

Hi amagi,

If I spot anything, I'll post it up. Sinking under my workload now (...non-Iraq stuff) and can't get around to it.

Hi elf2006real,

How can others help?

Hi John in Michigan,

That guys is Izzet al-Douri, and he's a natural ginger.

Best,

Nibras

5:39 PM, August 16, 2009

 
Blogger Jaguar b. p. said...

What a powerful message. Country A (United States) attacked country B (Iraq), and now ad-Daraji is sitting in the aggressor country, blasting his countrymen.

Can you think of another historical example of treason that would equal that of the Iraqi magus. You are a disgrace to humanity on the whole, not just Iraqis.

When I first heard the term raafidhat al-haaqideen, i.e. spiteful Shiites, I thought it sounded silly. Turns out - it's the most appropriate term of all times.

Dude, I am so glad that your "New Iraq" will continue to go up in flames.

Watch when the Romans flee, your bodies will stack up high like hills.

8:41 PM, August 16, 2009

 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They have it, and they are not giving it back.
They took it with votes, and everybody's happy with that.
Or, not really everybody, like jaguars and other cats
who come forward in filth without taking a Ba'ath.
So they cheer and they cheer when the terrorists attack -
because they lost it, they can't get it back, and that is a fact.

Get voted into power, and do what serves all Iraqis. If not, get out of the way. Iraqis that are serious about building the nation don't need you. Deal with it, and moveon.org.net.com.zip.edu.

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