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Be Realistic And Stop Day Dreaming

To Brother Mustafa

In your last letter published on this site talking about the shock that followed the fall of the tyrant Saddam Hussien I found a lot of confused terms and a lot of the standard Arab's rhetoric.

Saying Jamal Abdulnasser was a strong man is the reason that the Arabs were able to face the enemy or that he was able to generate a one common goal to the Arabs is not true. Abdulnasser who is your ideal was the same to Gaddafi and Saddam. Both admired his style and his brutal treatment of his people. All of them represent the worst regimes in the modern Arab history. I rather live under the Hashemite regime than under Saddam or Gaddafi. All three of them lost all the wars they started with their arrogance and stupidity. Nasser lost his foolish 1956 (it was America that saved him), he lost his bloody war in Yemen, and of course he lost his biggest war in 1967 (the 50-minute war, sometimes we like to call it the six-day war)and he caused the fall of AL-Qodus, so the Jews conquered the city after 2000 years - thanks to your strong man Jamal.

Gaddfi lost all the wars he ventured, Egypt (July 1977), Uganda, and the big one was Chad and even inside Libya (AL-Sarah Sept 1987). Similarly, Saddam lost Qadesyat Saddam (1980-1988), UM-Alma'arek(1991), and lately Al-Hawasem... of course Al-Sahaf and millions of the Arab people think otherwise...

These strong men who are not agents ('Umala) ARE STRONG IN KIILING THEIR WEAK PEOPLE BUT THEY FAIL WHEN IT COMES TO FACE REAL POWERFUL NATIONS LIKE ISRAEL AND AMERICA.

I can not understand the mixing of asking the Libyan opposition to unite and asking Gaddafi to do the magical thing... Let us be real for once please...

Let us leave the rhetoric behind and use logic and correct information about our strength and our enemies' strength. There is a long way ahead of our nations before we can challenge a mid size nation like Spain or Singapore in economically not even militarily...

I think it is better to be realistic and stop the day dreaming before we hear the distinct sound of Tomahawk cruise missiles in the Arab skies again.

Mahdi al-Sherif


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