Wednesday, March 30, 2016

I Want To Tell The World | AUTHOR: Nahida @ Poetryforpalestine Blog

I Want To Tell The World
AUTHOR: Nahida
I want to tell the world a story
About a home with a broken lantern
And a burnt doll
About a picnic that wasn’t enjoyed
About an axe that killed a tulip
A story about a fire that consumed a plait
a story about a tear that couldn't run down
I want to tell a story about a goat that wasn’t milked
About a mother’s dough that wasn’t baked
About a wedding that wasn’t celebrated
And a baby girl that didn’t grow up
About a football that wasn’t kicked
About a dove that didn’t fly
I want to tell a story about a key that wasn’t used
About a classroom that wasn’t attended
About a playground that was silenced
About a book that wasn’t read
About a besieged lonely farm
And about its fruits that weren’t picked
About a lie that wasn't discovered
A story about a church that’s no longer prayed in
And a mosque that no longer stands
And a culture no longer rejoiced
I want to tell a story about a muddy grassy roof
About a stone that faced a tank
And about a stubborn flag that refuses to lie down
About a spirit that cannot be defeated
I want to tell the world a story
Now light a little candle for Palestine
You can do it
Light a candle One little candle
Watch the darkness fade away
Just try it out
One ray of light
Wipes away the gloomiest
Jet-black nights
As the dawn breaks
Just observe
Can you see that
All the might of darkness
In the world
Cannot extinguish
The faintest flicker
Of a beam of light
Light a candle
One little candle
Watch the darkness fade away
You can do it
Did you hear me?
I am a Jerusalem-born Palestinian refugee living in exile for over 42 years. I was forced to leave my homeland, Palestine at the age of seven during the six-day war. I am a mathematician by profession. I started writing about three years ago when my friends insisted I should write about my memories, experiences, and feelings as a Palestinian. I did… but it all came out -for some strange reason- sounding -as I am told- like poetry! So I self published two books (I Believe in Miracles, and Palestine, The True Story. Write to me

Original article published on 15 July 2008

Pentagon Backed Rebels Are Fighting CIA Backed Rebels In Syria

Pentagon Backed Rebels Are Fighting CIA Backed Rebels In Syria

CIA lobby seal.  Photo courtesy of Wikimedia.
If the Syrian Civil War has taught us anything, it’s that there is a stark difference between how the US and Russia fight their wars. While Russia engaged in a successful air campaign over Syria and worked closely with Assad and Hezbollah to beat ISIS, America sowed chaos in the region by trying to support unpredictable extremists.  To the surprise of no one with half a brain, this strategy is now floundering in the most embarrassing way.
The LA Times reports that two American backed rebel groups have repeatedly fought each other in Syria over the past two months. It started in February when the CIA backed Knights of Righteousness were pushed out of the town of Marea by the Pentagon backed Syrian Democratic Forces. The leader of the Knights recently stated in an interview that “any faction that attacks us, regardless from where it gets its support, we will fight it.” Similar clashes between the two groups have been seen in the town of Azaz, which is situated between Aleppo and the Turkish border.
Who’d have thought that funneling weapons and training to a bunch of lunatics would end so poorly? Not our government, that’s for sure. And it doesn’t sound like they’re smart enough to cut their losses either.
Rep. Adam Schiff of the House Intelligence Committee described the situation as “an enormous challenge” and a “fairly new situation” before admitting “It is part of the three-dimensional chess that is the Syrian battlefield.” What he won’t admit is that the US has effectively lost the war in Syria, and their incompetent rebels won’t be overthrowing Assad anytime soon. If this war can be likened to sophisticated game, it’s clear that our government isn’t savvy enough to play it.

Courtesy of The Daily Sheeple

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