01 January 2007

Twilight Zone Marathon

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Happy New Year and all.

I posted about the execution yesterday but it is still such a prevalent aura. The Americans insisted to their Iraqi government that they will execute on Eid. Nice and tasteful. Right on, King George. Kind of leaves a taste in one's mouth reminiscent of the days when Sad-dam was the U.S.'s lackey for waging war. Now he has switched roles with his ex-victims, and the victims have become the executors of Super Power orders.

But wait! On this first day of the
new year, the SciFi channel is running a Twilight Zone marathon all day long! This is very befitting of the current mood and I will be glued to my television set and will watch every episode today.

Twilight Zone, hooray! sigh.

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10 comments:

AM said...

CNN had the movie of the hanging running every 5 minutes, it was disgusting after a while, they kept rubbing it man!

Dareen said...

I watched the video so many times yesterday. By the end of the day, my stomache was turning. Not to mention it was the topic of the day between all family members, friends, & let me not forget phone calls!! grrrrr....

It was a constant:
Kul3am wintu bkhair, yin3ad 3alaikum...did you see the video or Saddam?? bla bla bla... 8S

I'm so tempted to write a post about it, however, I promised myself that I would not end the year negative & I wont start my first post of the year negative either. I'll wait a week or two if I can then I'll put my thoughts on a post!!

Anonymous said...

"prevalent aura" is the exact phrase I was looking for. It just irritated me so much that they hanged him on the day of Eid and then the movie with some people yelling in the background (Allahum salli....) I said to myself, it will be the most costly salat 3ala nabi ever.

It still bothers me how those people fell for that trap.

Khawwta said...

Kill siné w inta bkheir

transient said...

Another year another Twilight Zone episode. The marathon will never end. God help us from the lost episodes. I know there will be a surprise here or there. The imperial goal is to have civil war in each and every Arab country.

anna said...

Well, I did not watch the whole web video, I got enough of it, the shouting and the insults, to realize, that as executions go, this one did not come up to standard.

Even Governor Death's ertstwhile Texan standard...Jeez, it's not like the guy hasn't done-or maybe presided-at a judicial murder before...

Or maybe he can't do anything right.

Interesting, Bint Jbeil, that you resent the timing. Our idiot pundits proclaim that the timing-on the Sunni Eid before the Shia Eid-was a Shia slap in the Sunni face...Shia triumphalism!

Lots of implications drawn by fools...but I have to say, Bint Jbeil, that I worry about you. It is possible, in this country, to construct
a life not grounded in reality...

Your own personal universe. It is vital that Lebanon takes a census, gives its citizens one vote per person...this is what you want for Lebanon, yes?

But you, as a US citizen, are too proud to vote??? Too friggin' proud to walk the streets of Detroit, talk to the Muslims-I am told they are thick on the ground there-get a petition signed in support of Nasrullah's demand for democracy in Lebanon...oops, you are totally in sync with VOTING in Lebanon...

But you are too proud, as an American Lebanese citizen, to vote???

Ibn Bint Jbeil said...

am, dareen, hamze, transient: all these grey days will have an end. the days of PeopleS being beaten down wholesale will come to an end. everything comes to an end, except the glorious face of God.

anna, where did you read "proud" in what i wrote? if indeed you want to respond to what i write, please think about what i wrote, instead of react emotionally to it. please do not make assumptions about me or what i want or hope for. anyway, not voting is a form of voting, no matter what the official "good citizenship" line teaches us in grade school; and anyway, i do sometimes vote to go vote. sometimes. you should not assume that ANYONE who votes to not go vote is too proud, too lazy, too dumb, or too disconnected. maybe some are, but it is not for you to make assumptions about any one person. unless you can prove with inconspicuous evidence that you are superior to a particular individual or more worthy, do not assume what is in his/her heart/mind. just because you follow orders and go vote every time does not make you a mor thinking person.

laila said...

totally agree

Leafless Eve said...

am- Don't u mean rubbing it in? lol

lek who cares what day they hang him? stop giving importance to silly calendar dates... What's a day in the span of history? 3eed, Christmas...bla bla They are just excuses to get drunk, or pray or do whatever u need to do to feel good about yourself and feel like u are part of something.
w ba3dain, stop feeling bad about something that is acceptable in our culture. If u are against the death penalty, like myself and most of Europe, i could see how u can view his hanging as something disgusting. But if u aren't, then what's the BIG DEAL?
I feel bad if ANYONE dies, but that doesn't mean i'm gonna defend a murderer. Yesss i know he's not the ONLY murderer... SO? does that mean he should be free, cause we can't catch them all?
We r so desperate for a hero, that we make a murdering dictator into a martyr.

I don't agree with the way it was done, it was very 3rd world, but after all, that's IRAQ. That's how they used to hang people during Saddams time. I have respect for human life, as well as human death, and shouting stupid slogans as someone is being hanged is so disgusting... But u r dealing with "nawar"... what did u expect? something civilized? Something organized?
Ya, if u let the Americans take care of it, maybe. But ofcourse the U.S won't have any part of it, cause then u will have every angry Arab screaming, LOOK AT THE AMERICANS KILLING SADDAM! even if the Americans chose to do it by lethal injection, in a clean place, with his loved ones praying around him.
The point is, i don't believe in the death penalty, but the Iraqis do, and the shari3a does... So there you have it. Religious laws at work "Al qatel, yoqtal".
I wish the Muslim/Arab world would stop being so hypocritical.

anna said...

Well, I did read "proud" in what you said, in a previous post, about voting on election day...

You watch too much television, and you've been around way too many high school civics teachers...

I did not catch my enthusiasm for voting from the likes of them...
I got it it from my shabby Irish immigrant ancestors, and the civil rights activist heroes (and martyrs!)of my youth...

Voting makes a difference. At the bottom level of existance-

where I dwell, in fact, not in my dreams, nor on on my computer, nor in the Twilight Zone...

Here, in the USA, you got your citizenship papers, as do thousands of your fellow Lebanese...and that war happened without any real response, some e-mailed outrage from Lebanese-American voters, something that would have, if you could have, prevented the American paid for destruction of your village.

Back in the day, when Irish terrorists attacked the British empire...we, the dumbass Irish-American voters stayed the hand of the British hangmen who who have killed Eamonn De Velera and set up interlocking fields of fire (Winston Churchill's plan) in County Cork...)

Which is my Beint Jbeil.