Sunday, July 30, 2006

Where is the love?

When did we become so hateful??
Why has anger become our sound? Bitterness our taste? And fear our smell?
Where is the innocence of the child? The tenderness of the mother? And the sacrifice of the father?
How can we forget grace? How can we be so ungrateful?
Who turned off the lights? Who pulled down the shutters?
What distance is this? What makes you look so far away?

So many questions.. When and why this happened? How? Who? What?????
I must be daydreaming, or maybe I just woke up..

Ah, just give me back the love!

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Should we really blame Israel?

It's been a while, work has been crazy over the last week and I had to go on a business trip over the weekend (Switzerland is great by the way, just overwhelmingly expensive!!).

Well now I'm back to share the thoughts that have been lingering in the back of my head over this last week. Thoughts of the war in the Middle East, what else? Here you have it..

Who the hell gave Hezbollah the right to take Lebanon to war?? Of course my heart and thoughts are with the Lebanese people, I have friends stuck there going through hell, innocent lives are wasted, a country exhausted by an excruciating war trying to make a courageous comeback is being dragged into this, having all it's infrastructure levelled in a matter of days.

Who's to blame for this? Israel?

I really don't think so, in fact I totally blame Hezbollah! Probably most of my fellow arabs would label me a 'traitor' and what have you for saying this, but hey, this is my playground and I choose to be politically incorrect and dish it all out.. just speaking my mind..

When Israel pulled out of Lebanon few years ago, and then Syria pulled out last year I was thinking: There's a chance for Lebanon to finally settle down, make peace with Israel and start moving on, rebuilding the country and living up to its great potential. Instead, Hezbollah decided to go on fighting Israel! My question is WHY?? And please if anyone says Sheba'a Farms, shoot me instead!

Hezbollah is a party that does not represent the whole of Lebanon, yet it allows itself to take war and peace decisions on its behalf. And what's more ironic? Mr. Hassan 'Ayatollah' Nasrallah granting the Lebanese government the right to negotiate over the kidnapped Israeli soldiers!! Is he for real?

Arabs are very emotional, and that I would say is their biggest weakness. When the first Gulf War broke out I was eleven, at such a young age I too was driven by emotions, those of people surrounding me rather than my own, and there I was madly cheering for Saddam. I, just as much as everyone in Jordan, truly believed that Saddam was the long-awaited saviour, that he would anihilate the Allies and quench Arab thirst for glory. How naive was I? and the rest..

Years on, I grew to realize how much pain and misery Saddam has caused Iraqis and Arabs. I learned that though the heart is all about emotions, it should only be given away wisely, using reason and common sense.

Even if the West and Israel really want to hurt us, we are the masters at providing them with excuses. All my life I've been fed 'conspiracy theory' crap, in textbooks and in the media.. I just don't buy it, we are the masters of our own destiny, and as every coin is two-sided, we are also the architects of our doom. The choice is ours. So far I believe we are making the wrong choices.

We need to start accepting facts and making the best out of present situations, rather than swimming upstream. Some of these facts being:

Israel exists. It has existed for over 50 years. It will continue to exist. It's an internationally recognized state and a powerful one for that matter. The jews resided in Palestine centuries before Arabs ever set foot there. Israelis and jews are as much human as we are, so are Americans, Britons and Westerners.

Once we learn to empathize, once our policies and actions start building on these simple facts, our world will become a better one.. or so I believe..

For the time being, I hope this ordeal ends soon. We should do our best to help the Lebanese people and call for an immediate cease fire. When that is achieved, we should deal with apologetic assholes of the likes of Hezbollah.

Many might find my logic controversial, maybe insulting.. Feel free to argue, constructively and emotionless-ly!

I pray for innocent lives.. Israeli and Arab alike..

Sunday, July 16, 2006


Why politically incorrect? Simply, I wish I was..
Now why this blog? An abundance, an uncontrolled outflow of political incorrectness 'til I'm drained.. This will be my purgatory, my escape from all that's right, to all that's true.. The transformation from what I'm not to what I am..

Did that make any sense at all? Nevermind!

Here's a few lines about me.. I'm Jordanian, from the very city of hardheadedness (Jordanians will know), mid-twenties, live and work in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia for almost five years now, not as good as home (is anywhere?) but things aren't always as good as we wish, are they? Not much more I can think of right now, but it will come gradually, post by post.

Since this is my first post, I feel the need to apologize for my writing style (you're gonna have to get used to: exclamation marks, lots of'em!!, generally I'm a punctuation freak, I overdo it, bear with me! You'll have to also get used to brackets! I love brackets, I always feel the need to further explain myself and brackets are my tools!). (Again, Darned Political Correctness!)

I really am the type of person who talks a lot to himself (or other self??), so I guess this blog shall be a decent outage, bring me back to my senses.. Maybe..

Ok I think this is dragging for a first post, so later..