Sunday, September 30, 2007

Been There, Done That.

This person was in my college, he was my age in the IT department, me and my friends weren't very fond of this guy ; he didn't anything to us personally but he belonged to the slick and stiff category and he had enormous height and an array of suits, which certainly helped him to the purpose, he would often adopt a supposedly formal face that we liked to term 'Makil Qanadir (Shoe-eater)', in fact, a normal mini-game in our mornings was to approximate his official frown size to the virtual size and/or accessories of a shoe that he supposedly ate before coming to college. Those varied from Shoelace Noddle Soup, to the downright butch size 46 basateel.

This person was found killed alongside two of his friends in a car on the Qanat bridge, which is near Sadr City, they were back from college after receiving their exam scores. one of them was sunni and the other two were shia, the person himself worked in the interior ministry so he was probably shia. nobody knew why they were killed, and i don't think anybody puzzled much ; it's simply too common. one of the boys however was rumored to be connected to the Mahdi, which makes it even more puzzling since they were killed near the Mahdi stronghold. his best friend, who recently became a close friend of mine due for geographic reasons, called me and told me the news, sobbing. I didn't feel anything.

As a matter of fact, I did feel something for a brief second, it was - this guy will no more try to find jobs, get married, have children, be happy, be sad, travel, swim, play pool, have diarrhea. He turned in for the day.

He's so lucky.

I'm sorry Haitham, for all the qanadir we made you eat in those past years. i hope you forgive us and may you live happily ever after.

oh and by the way, blackwater, fuck you. do you think we will tolerate this anymore?



happy ramadhan.

21 comments:

Akinoluna said...

I'm glad you put his photo up. We're so used to seeing articles about Iraqis being killed but they never show who they are. And this photo, he's just staring right at you...

Fatima said...

Allah yirhamuh.

Zeyad said...

Sad.

Anonymous said...

IP's working for the Interior Ministry ambushed Blackwater. It'll all come out eventually. Might even bring down the Iraqi government. What's left of it.

Anonymous said...

Allah Yruhma

sr said...

A good,honest article ,kid.Says more than a thousand words.Tragic.

neurotic_wife said...

Wow...Dont have any words really except, may he rest in peace...

Lynnette In Minnesota said...

I didn't feel anything.

Ahhh, Kid, you felt enough to write about him.

Even if the person wasn't someone you were good friends with, it is still sad to see him killed that way.

He's so lucky.

Life will always be a series of events that bring us sorrow or joy. If you opt out in a period of sorrow, you may be missing out on a period of joy.

lafi said...

well , this is my first time checking your blog , i just read this post and thought that it's really cold and insensitive of you , could it be that you're living in a place where death is all around you so you actully stoped having feelings of sadness , or maybe it's just you

Anonymous said...

Another skilled young person who had so much to offer in the re-building of Iraq, killed. There have been so many academics, students and professionals killed that it cannot be chance. Someone is deliberately destroying Iraq's social capital.

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annie said...

very sad.

oh and by the way, blackwater, fuck you. do you think we will tolerate this anymore?

our state department just gave all those involved in the massacre incidence immunity.

you may have to tolerate it. as long as you support the occupation anyway. or do you just support 1/2 of it?

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