كثر الدق يفك اللحام

Remember that our fight for reform is not over yet, Kuwait has done a lot for us; it´s time for us to repay. See you tonight at 8PM in front of the parliament build. Tell Kuwait that you care.

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  1. Hanan
    May 19, 2006 @ 12:03:00

    Fellow bloggers/nabeeha5 fighters/ شباب الياسمين : Seeing your faces at those political gatherings has been part of the pleasure I derive from my meager political activism. I find myself insisting on attending in spite of my busy work schedule (semester nearing its end, exams not yet written) partly in excitement over meeting with you again. Our political struggle will hopefully continue beyond our struggle to approve the 5 constituencies. However, I would love for us to be able to meet on a more social ground. Are you interested? I wasn’t able to contact all of you by email so I chose to spread my call here.

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  2. you-sif
    May 19, 2006 @ 14:09:00

    تساءل اليوم أحد كتاب السياسة الذي ليس له توجه مع المشاريكن في الساحة السياسية لأن الفكر الذي ينطلق منه ممنوع من التداول العلني

    ويقول لماذا تريدونها خمس؟؟
    وقد توقفت عند هذا التساؤل المشروع
    ويريد جوابا ليس مكررا من خطب زعامات المعارضة والتي لها أجندة تختلف تماما عن أجندة البرتغاليين

    فما هو ردك؟؟

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  3. ValenciaLover
    May 19, 2006 @ 14:32:00

    Very nice pictures, keep it up,
    We’ll sure be there tonight. See you in 5 or 6 hours from now

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  4. AyyA
    May 19, 2006 @ 17:02:00

    Hanan
    We’ll talk about that tonight.

    You-sif
    Since I’m no politician, not even intending to be one, I will give him a personal insight of a simple Kuwaiti citizen’s experience with elburtogali:
    A small “nabeeha khamsa” campaign group started the idea of the movement behind the net (blogs). Most of them did not know each other personally. Nor know any information about their traditional backgrounds, yet they united on one thing”malainah”, they saw corruption eating our society, they had to do something for a change, their drive was the love of Kuwait. The idea started when the group was convinced that the fight for five is their first thread of hope for reform; but the vision was global, it did not stop at five. And so I’m proud to say that I joined elburtugaly.
    And thanks to some brilliant minds; check Sahat Alsafat’s old post and their commentators to see how the movement for five started and how it had developed to become only a symbol for reform.
    Since 1991; I have personally witnessed government and parliament going from bad to worst, businessmen with their materialistic thinking using the weak system to pile a fortune without considering the survival of the country in their minds. Reform; with whatever is left of our reserves at this stage in my humble opinion is a matter of a national survival. If you read behind the lines in our major income source reports; you know that the country is drying up so long it stayed in those unsafe hands, much sooner than we’d expect. Therefore; having a strong parliament fighting a corrupted government is mandatory at this stage.
    And as for why five; because it’s the best available option we have in such a short period of time, as not to drag 25 to the next parliament election, especially now that women became a dangerous voting force considering their excess in number and not much political awareness. A matter that might drag the country to it’s destruction if thing did not change. Yet we all know that we won’t get five, nor ten. I still remember last year’s Sharar’s infamous comment on a question of reducing the constituents: “ bilmishmish”.

    Valencialover
    Thanks dear, see you soon.

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  5. AyyA
    May 19, 2006 @ 17:10:00

    typo
    behind the lines=between the lines

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  6. BuJwais
    May 19, 2006 @ 17:39:00

    Did sharaar really say “bilmishmish”? Kaak madri ath7ak willa abchi :(.

    /watches sharar’s infamous trip-on-bisht video.

    LoooL.

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  7. Trina Flowers
    May 19, 2006 @ 18:26:00

    Sharar has ALWAYS been the henchman for the man in charge!

    He may get his hand slapped from time to time that puts a little egg on his face, but he ends up coming out smelling like a rose and usually with more power and positions.

    His voice is NOT his voice but that of another!

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  8. AyyA
    May 20, 2006 @ 11:55:00

    BuJwais
    I saw that video clip, LOL
    I hope his trip this time is graver; out of the government once and for all, wi ballah radah.

    Trina Flowers
    True, if it’s not Sharar, it’s someone else. But I think Sharar’s expiration date is getting closer. The other voice is in a bottleneck right now, if he is smart enough, he will know how to get himself out as a hero. And I’m usually optimistic, so I believe that political games and maneuvering time is over, things will take a leap in direction, may be not now, but eventually.

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  9. Trina Flowers
    May 20, 2006 @ 19:32:00

    Ayya,

    I wonder if Talis will respect your decision?

    Anyway, to Sharar and the one he speaks for; you ARE optimistic.

    I do agree with you that Sharar will have to be taken out, in a manner of speaking but he will be well rewarded much as Mohammed
    Abdulhasan was and a number of others.

    The ONE we speak of will go down in history but not as the good guy and/or hero he wants to. He’s made too many enemies and his hold on power is shaky now. Others will attempt to knock him off the top of the heap.

    After all, there is compelling evidence that shows he has as much blood on his hands as Saddam does (he just did it a different way).

    And when more Kuwaitis know the comment he made to the coalition that liberated Kuwait in 1991 I seriously doubt anyone will stand next to him, perhaps not even his own children.

    As always time will tell.

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  10. AyyA
    May 21, 2006 @ 15:16:00

    Trina Flowers
    I’m optimistic that this movement would bear fruit. The fight against corruption had just begun. Yet it should take its natural course to blossom. Things will not be the same again with or without sharer’s involvement; whether directly or indirectly. As for our Amir; thatah mosanah bildistoor. And we all respect that; not for his personal conduct or misconduct, but as a symbol of i7tramnah leldistoor.
    We do not want to fight jungle law with barbarism, we want to fight it with our distoor; it is a long road but we’ll take one step at a time.

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  11. Trina Flowers
    May 21, 2006 @ 21:20:00

    Ayya,

    Well said and I hope for Kuwait’s sake it works itself out that way.

    I am a collector of all sorts of information and here’s a story that was sent to me today:

    “About Sheikh Sabah, people are not so impressed with him any more. I was told that he is the talk of the diwanyas and it is not in is favor. I heard an interesting story last night about this a__h___. You may have heard it already but here it goes.”

    “Apparently, at the begining of the Iraqi invasion, he told every one in Kuwait not to worry, everything is under control, it’s only a small cloud passing through Kuwait and it will just go away.”

    “Later, as he was driving across the border to get the hell out of Kuwait, one of the security border patrol guys told Sheikh Sabah ‘It was just a small cloud passing through Kuwait, hey!’ and then the man spat at Sheikh Sabah’s face.”

    “It was in the newspapers at the time.”

    “This is obvious that the Kuwaitis are fed up with corruption and are
    even ready to grill the Prime Minister. A first in Kuwait.”

    [Even though there are already attempts to prevent that!]

    We of course, had Nixon who proclaimed he was not a crook when in fact, he violated the law and was eventually forced to resign the presidency before being impeached.

    Americans then had evidence we had been lied to and now uncover and vocalize the president’s actions; hence, why our current president has very low approval ratings and the press reports his illegal activites and call for him to be prosecuted just like any other criminal.

    We’ve all been led into unjustified wars and the innocents are the ones doing the dying while the decision-makers and criminals are literally getting away with murder and getting rich to boot!

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  12. AyyA
    May 22, 2006 @ 12:32:00

    Trina
    If you are a collector of some stories like that, then may be it’s time to start your own postings. You know exposing facts educate people, and we need that if we are serious in fighting corruption 😉
    take care.

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  13. Trina Flowers
    May 22, 2006 @ 21:13:00

    Ayya,

    I’ve been collecting stories my entire life.

    Stories of Kuwait I’ve been collecting for more than 7 years now. While I’ve reported certain stories to the appropriate entities many of them have been saved in secret for both safety reasons and for the right time.

    That time is now getting closer.

    There are several books about Kuwait, certain Kuwaitis and Americans to be released in the near future.

    Since the authors are no longer in Kuwait we are free to publish information that would have been illegal to have done so while in Kuwait not to mention our safety was at stake (I myself was threatened and jailed on more than one occasion).

    In fact, Sheik Thamer Jaber Ahmed al-Sabah (the former Amir’s favorite son) wanted Kuwait’s CID to kill me, but I was too visible and outspoken (on adivce from American lawyers which proved to be invaluable because that would have caused Kuwait too many problems).

    Consequently, they had to involve a number of Kuwaiti and American co-conspirators. This has led to internal and external investigations which are on-going (one reason I’m not able to speak out quite yet).

    Therefore, Sheik Thamer said he would be willing to pay up to KD 2 million to have me illegally arrested, illegally jailed, illegally imprisoned and illegally deported at the behest of then prime minister (and now Amir Sheik Sabah) because I was posting too much stuff on the Internet and it was really pissing him off!

    I wasn’t allowed to leave Kuwait of my own accord since they had placed an illegal travel ban on me (for 1305 days). However, what they were too unintelligent to realize is once I was out of Kuwait I could post more information of the kind they hate (the truth).

    I also know that the Kuwait authorities expected the US to jail me once I was back; however, since I had committed no crime and had tons of evidence the numerous cops that boarded the plane proudly said to me: “We are here to
    escort you back into the United States of America. You have committed no crime and you are not under arrest. All you did was tell the truth and piss off the prime minister of Kuwait who just gave the US 400 million dollars for Hurricane Katrina victims.” And then we all laughed and shared lots of stories some of which will be published soon.

    By the way, for years I was doing what your orange movement did in the last few weeks for the betterment of Kuwait, ALL Kuwaitis and expats and I’m not Kuwaiti; now you may begin to understand why I pissed off so many of the Kuwait government employees, in particular the ones in Seif Palace, Bayan Palace, the National Assembly and a few other offices.

    As I’ve said before, time will tell, it always does and it won’t matter if I’m alive or dead the ball has already been put into play.

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