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The Father: Truth Teller, The Mother: Aya granny, Daughter 1: Najma, Daughter 2: HNK.

Monday, May 09, 2005

now I am an iraqi girl

Yeahooooooooooooo, now I can say I am an Iraqi girl. I get my Iraqi citizenship before 3 days.
I also went with my father to the shop and bought my present, He bought me a CD, DVD, and cassette player (portable CD MP3 VCD mini component).
Najma helped me to find some songs from the Internet and copied them to a CD, and I looked at the cassette that we have them in home. I found many om-kalthoom's songs, Fayrouze's songs,Abdel7aleem's songs and other singer that every body know them.

I am busy these days with Aya and home work. Najma began her studies :( So she can't spend time with us like before. Yesterday I was alone in the house and I heard a sound of bullets I ran quickly to the window to see if the road closed or not and I found it open. After some minutes Najma's came, she looked bale and she told me that she was too close from the bullets and she saw a man hold a gun pointed it into the policemen, and Najma's friend began to cry when the bullets broke up near from them.
Well, every family in Iraq spend times like this every day. This is what should we pay to America because it gives us the freedom that we need (Note: freedom means do what you want, even it's wrong and should not do. You are free, kill what you want. Steal anybody you want and anything you like) the only think that I studied it in history and discovered that it's right, that he freedom should be something useful. Serve the one AND the community.



Blogger Jack Bennett said...

HNK, congratulations on your new present and citizenship.

We have a saying here in America that "Freedom isn't always free", to me freedom, REAL FREEDOM, doesn't mean doing anything you want just because you can, but instead doing things you should. I agree with you that freedom should be something useful. And I keep hoping that it comes to Mosul and Iraq sooner than later.

I see that the Iraqi cabinet is almost finished and that the writing of the constitution will come soon after. I don't why the terrorist insurgents keep at it - even the Saddam loyalists must know they have lost by now and the other terrorists who only want to kill American seem to be just killing innocent Iraqis. Instead of insurgents they just seem to be anarchists now and I hope they go away for your sake and your country.

Keep playing with Aya and doing your homework and be well. And tell Najma I'm sorry she was frightened. I can't imagine how bad it is over there in the Mosul streets.

5/09/2005 07:19:00 PM

Blogger Brian H said...

I hope you don't believe that stupid description of freedom you gave. I understand that many Iraqis at first thought that way, meaning e.g. they were "democratically free" to drive at any speed they wanted on either side of the road, and so on. This is just dangerous destructiveness, not "freedom". Freedom is being able to vote, write this blog, have fair and equal access to legal protection, and in general act in any way that does not harm others. There is a simplistic but powerful adage in the US: "Your freedom ends where my nose begins." Just to be clear, it's talking about fists, not farts.

5/10/2005 12:07:00 AM

Blogger waldschrat said...

Bullets and bombs and chaos are no fun. Please be assured that Americans don't want it any more than you do. Sadly I think things will be bad for many months, possibly for years. Do what you can to stay safe and live a normal life, that is all I can suggest.

5/10/2005 01:37:00 AM

Blogger bosaxi said...

Well, if that's what freedom means to you hnk, then you certainly don't deserve it. On the contrary, you should be put in jail for life.

5/10/2005 01:01:00 PM

Blogger waldschrat said...

No American would tolerate conditions in their neighborhood which forced their kids to dodge bombs and bullets on their way to school. Yet some folks seem to think it's reasonable to badmouth an Iraqi kid who complains that America has precipitated exactly that kind of thing in HER neighborhood. I think most Americans are good people, but some are a lot stupider than others.

5/11/2005 02:28:00 AM

Blogger bosaxi said...

I don't see anything wrong with that statement - it is entirely truthful. People who think freedom means killing and stealing are criminals and criminals are put in jail. It is not freedom that is causing the carnage, it is the criminals, and they must be stopped.

If hnk, and others like her, do not have the moral clarity to see this self evident truth, then there is no hope for Iraq.

5/11/2005 09:28:00 AM

Blogger Truth teller said...


The statement which made you respond in such a way was: "freedom means do what you want, even it's wrong and should not do. You are free, kill what you want. Steal anybody you want and anything you like"
HNK was talking about the freedom the American brought to Iraq, not the freedom she believed in.
If you read what she said after that statement "the only think that I studied it in history and discovered that it's right, that the freedom should be something useful. Serve the one AND the community", you will find I am right.

If you did so, you own her an apology.

5/11/2005 10:44:00 AM

Blogger Jack Bennett said...

Dr. Truth Teller I certainly understood what HNK was getting out which is why I quoted "freedom isn't free". Personally I think a lot of commentators tend to forget that your daughters are still young girl and not politically active adults. They just know what is going on in their own streets and hate it (I don' blame them). In Mosul one can argue that American "freedom" has brought chaos and terrorism to a formerly calm city. That's what HNK sees.

On the other hand, Saddam and the Baathists are gone and hopefully soon the terrorists are gone and HNK can learn what freedom really should be (something "useful" like she said).

5/11/2005 05:36:00 PM

Blogger Ann said...

Freedom is the power to act, speak, or think without externally imposed restraints.

Freedom is the liberty of the person from slavery, detention, or oppression.

Freedom is political independence. Not being forced to vote for a certain candidate, or belong to a particular party, or hold certain beliefs.

Freedom is exemption from the arbitrary exercise of authority in the performance of a specific action - freedom of assembly.

Freedom is the right of enjoying all of the privileges of membership or citizenship - but with that right comes the responsibility of abiding by the laws.

Freedom is a right or the power to engage in certain actions without control or interference.

I think America did not bring freedom to Iraq, but rather opened the doors to the possibility. Some of it is up to the will of the citizens of Iraq. Do they want their freedom enough to fight for it, or do they want the security of a police state with the price that they lose liberties, freedom, and there are human rights violations in a police state? Only Iraqis can answer the question.

5/11/2005 07:26:00 PM

Blogger Maddog said...

I think Ann said it so well...

"Do Iraqis want their freedom, or do they want someone "else" to provide it for them?"

What is it Truth Teller? Do you and your family want freedom or do you want someone to "provide security", as in "you WILL live under our rules"?

Me, myself, and I, say... I would be very much happier deciding these decisions myself.

Perhaps, because I'm not an Arab, I don't understand these things, but....

I'm free, today... and you're not.

Think about it.

5/12/2005 01:39:00 AM

Blogger waldschrat said...

hnk - You might find it fun to look at the following site for music from all over the world:


5/12/2005 04:46:00 AM

Blogger Hitech Luddite said...

hnk I enjoy reading all your families postings. In the comments you are hearing alot of the frustrations brought on by a very politicaly divided country. Neither side wants to give an inch because they are so balanced in numbers. They both wrongly see any admission of mistakes or wrongdoings a loss of power. I see your family as the hope for the future of iraq. It will take hard work by theeducated iraqis to build a stable country. I hope that najima can turn her comments back on someday.

5/15/2005 08:26:00 AM

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6/07/2005 01:58:00 PM

Blogger strykerdad said...

"What is liberty without...virtue? It is...madness, without restraint. Men are qualified for liberty in exact proportion to their disposition to put moral chains upon their own appetites." --Edmund Burke

6/07/2005 04:38:00 PM


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