Saturday, October 11, 2008

NKA or The Narcotic Kingdom of Afghanistan

Graphic work by Jafar Rezaye

Some updates from the NKA (The Narcotic Kingdom of Afghanistan)
In the present Narcotic Kingdom of Afghanistan which is also called Islamic State of Afghanistan during the day and Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan during the night things are in progress and no matter if some people die of violence, hunger or unjust treatment of the system on daily basis.
When we talk in general, there all things are fine, every thing is all right when His Majesty Hamid Karzai and the honorable family members are fine and doing well.
The business of the honorable family is on without any problems, obstacles or challengers and the Partners’ Group* is also happy with the family of His Majesty.

The general situation
There may be two to five blasts in some cities like, the capital of the Narcotic Territory, on daily basis that may kill or hurt ten to twelve people, and some people are dying of hunger on daily basis, but in a wider aspect if we compare it with the situation of even the first world countries, it is not a matter to be concerned about; fifty to sixty people are being killed on daily basis in accidents and incidents even in first world counties like America, or the UK; therefore killing of people in the Narcotic Territory is assumed by His Majesty as a normal thing like a daily incident that happens anywhere in the world.

See the flags on the vehicles

In this proud territory, we have a unique system of titling the state; in most of the parts of territory the title of territory and the flag of the territory change during the night, and then during the day it is named again as the first title. For the poor, it is called a democratic elected government and for the religious it is titled, Islamic Government so that they would also be satisfied with the title of the land. It is one of the wonders in the contemporary global village.

His Majesty, the most fashionable king of his time
His Majesty, the most fashionable king of his time with a unique costume style among 220 leaders of the world is ruling on most part of the capital of the Opiumic Territory of the Kingdom, during the day, and during the night, when His Majesty is in rest, again no matter because the Partners’ Group take over and change the title of the state and the flag of the state until the next day and life passes this way. Nowadays his Majesty’s soldiers do not escape any more from the army, and his officers in the army do not betray any more as the recent news show. Because recently in order to handle the situation and synchronize, systemize and equalize the whole Territory, His Majesty has decided to reward the Armed Opium Growers or The Partners’ Group with incentives who deserve this reward to bring a worldwide fame for the Opiumic Territory as a result the entire system is now equal and there is no need to worry about the oppositions, or insurgency nothing left to betray about, the whole system is corrupted and no fear to accuse someone for corruption, and then it makes no sense to make distinguish in between right or left, the whole parts of the Glorious Opiumic Territory will thereafter be led by the party of Armed Opium Growers (The Partners’ Group) who have shown courage and scarification during the last two years not only to the level of blasting themselves by the explosives but also killing many others too at a time so as a result they have exterminated the poor and there would not be any poverty on proud Opiumic Territory anymore, which is one of the main plans of His Majesty.

Recently, understanding that his costume is colorful enough to represent his proud territory in the contemporary world, His Majesty has thought of changing the flag of the kingdom in his latest reforms.
His Majesty thought that black, red and green are not good colors and ordered to change the color of the flag of proud Opiumic Territory into white so this way, every one would be seen through one eye*.

Wishing an Opiumful life for the people, His Majesty also ordered the people to be always happy and proud and laugh or at least smile when the near or far friends ask them about their situation, because as explained by him, there is nothing on the proud Territory to be worried about, every thing is all right; for instance The honorable younger brother is in charge Opium affairs and the honorable older one is in charge of negotiations and dealing the lands of the territory with the religious relatives as well as with the department of incentives for the Armed Opium Growers (The Partners’ Group)so to make the whole parts of the Opiumic Territory the same and there won’t be any fear or difference because there will not be two sides or two blocks any more so the entire territory will be given to The Partners’ Group and then every thing is all right in the country. The prince (the nephew) is also has taken a small responsibility in the house of people and life is the most comfortable than any other time in the history of the Narcotic Kingdom of Afghanistan for both, the honorable family of His Majesty as well as for the people.

Graphic work by Jafar Rezaye
When some curious people asked His Majesty about some sounds and booms they were horrified by, His Majesty assured the people, that there is nothing to be worried about at all, it may be some explosives used by The Partner’s Group, for the economical plan and demolishing poverty in the proud Territory that is for the betterment of the people.
And if someone is hurt or vanished by this plan, still no problem and they can just assume it as a daily incident and a daily accident occurs even in a safe and developed country like America or Great Britain said by His Majesty.

Graphic work by Jafar Rezaye
At the end wishing a long life for the Opiumic Territory, His Majesty encouraged the people for hard working for a better harvest of the Opiumic Territory in this year to be able to keep the world record for the territory in the coming year as well.

Wishing for his long life the people threw poppy flowers on their king and moved towards their farms to scrape and pare their opium buds.

Some photos of the King of Narcotic Kingdom of Afghanistan

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

No where is like his home for a refugee!

Photo by Cosimo Filippini

As a refugee in Italy
I was going to write about the immigration, refuge and the situation of the immigrants and the refugees in Italy on 16th September for the Immigration Day celebrated in Milan, but I didn’t have time then, and nowadays after hearing the reports of misbehavior with immigrants, refugees and or foreign citizens living in Italy I am to write a few lines and explains the situation for the readers.

Lately a student from Ghana was beaten up very badly by the local police in Parma and that was published in the printing press throughout the country. These days some other reports of misbehavior with the immigrants or refugees are being reported on the printing press.

A few weeks before that, an Italian – African teenager was murdered for a little thing that was also reflected very widely in the media and some considered it as a sign of racism that is growing again in the Italian society. Following this case there were some demonstrations and gatherings against racism in some cities while some of them turned into violence in between police and the demonstrators in some places.

Where the problems rise from?
It is difficult at the same time easy to analyze where the problems rise from in between the immigrants- refugees (foreigners) and the original nationals (the national citizens) of a country which cause misunderstandings in between the two sides.

There are not enough assistances and directions by the responsible offices
Because of geographical location of Italy, this country receives thousands of immigrants annually and it causes rapid growth of immigrants in this country and immigration has become a big issue of discussion in the government cabinet in the recent months.

While communication is the best tool that could bring understating between the “stranieri” and the citizens but in this regard the government of Italy does not have a vast program for the public awareness about the phenomena of immigration and refuge to their country so that the “stranieri” and the citizens would understand each other and live in a better environment during the time they are being settled in this country.
At the same time, enough information is not provided to the foreigners who are divided in to two groups; the immigrants and the refugees.

Non existence of a clear definition of an immigrant and a refugee based on the international laws and conventions, neither for the refugees and immigrants nor for the citizens of the country result that most of the citizens who are not aware of the situation think that these people came to their country to be free-fed by their government and they would finish the resources so most people always see the immigrants and refugees through humiliating eyes.

One of the reasons is because of bulk numbers of immigrants in this country, there are not enough resources for such programs by the Italian government, while there are other reasons too.
For a refugee going to a new country is a new birth or new life
For refugees and immigrants who are fleeing their home country because of different risks their life face with, it is too difficult to easily coup with the difficulties and problems they face in a new land where they are moving or being forced to move for the first time. It is absolutely as a new born, a new totally new life and it takes time, like years and years until a refugee would be able to merge himself in a new society and it is a bit more difficult with close societies one of which is the Italian society.
So it would be harder for the refugees when they are not felt by the people living around them, if they are not being assisted by the host country the live in.

Who is a refugee and who is an immigrant

Some people escape their home country because of the general worsening and critical situation in their country such as war, crisis, hunger, etc that would somehow effect their lives, so these people are immigrant and they immigrate to a safer place to find a better life and work.

There are other groups of people who are specifically being targeted in their home country, because of their thoughts, beliefs, writings, activities, freedom of expression, protesting against the dictator regime they had, or belonging to a political group or have had some political activities in their home country because of what their lives are no more safe in their country and they have to escape to another land just to get a safety for their lives and then to continue their works and living there.

According the definitions provided by the international organizations working on refugees issues and immigrations issues these two categories are two different categories as well as their rights and responsibilities are different in the country they are seeking safety or help but here in Italy both are the same and there are not quite differences between the two categories and almost none are being supported or assisted by the Italian government after they are given documents of residence in this country.

No works, neither real supports for the refugees
Still an immigrant would hardly find a work, even a hard work but at least he would be able to find one in the opposite a refugee is not given a work, because the work agencies and cooperatives have more responsibilities for the political refugees if they give them work. So the refugees do not find works on the other hand there is no support by the government of Italy or UNHCR, therefore they are remained under pressure; whether they would sleep on the road or would die of hanger; no body cares about it.
However, part of this problem can be because of the overall economy of Italy, when there are many citizens too who are looking for works.

As a refugee or an immigrant, you have to;
Change your mentality about who you were in your country
Forget your past, your work background and the skills and abilities you had in your home
Be prepared for anything to do just to be alive and not die of hunger and
Do not expect alot, because you are a refugee or an immigrant so,
There are no opportunities for you if you have the ability to do something
Just keep very low profile, just eat not to die and close your eyes from the world and suppose you do not see anything that is it.

The Refuge and immigration issue misused by the Italian politicians
The refugees and immigrants issues have been misused by the politicians in this country and as a result the refugees and immigrants have been victimized.
The number of politicians from the different parties made a subject out of refugees for their electoral campaigns. Introducing the immigration and refuge issue as one of the main factors of economical and security crisis in the country some politicians drew a horrible face out of refugees and immigrants for the citizens and then made introduced some plans to solve this problems. In their explanations a high percentage of the crimes in the society were related to the immigrants and the refugees that is not true to some extend.
The citizens without knowing the reality, concerning about their social security praised these plans while in reality they do not know that the economical immigrants in Italy serve as a cheap labor force which is advantageous for the economy and industry of Italy.

Thanks to some social and religious charity organizations
The role of some of charity and religious charity organizations have been significant to assist the refugees and immigrants, for instance their dining facilities and clothing facilities are big mercies for the immigrants and refugees when they are in difficulties. These places abate the pressures of immigration issue form the shoulders of the Italian government, and are very helpful for the poor immigrants and the refugees.

Some people say it is a bit difficult to merge into Italian society
Some people believe the Italian society is not an open society easy accessible for the foreigners to merge into it, thus foreigners including immigrants or refugees are always seen and called as “stranieri” or the strangers.
We have seen people here in Italy who live for more then twelve or fifteen years, but they are still unaccustomed with the Italian society and do not have a feeling of being merged into this society, while in the other European countries living more than five or six years would be enough to merge into a society and be familiar with all characteristics of that society and feel oneself a part of that society that is very improtant.

Siamo Diversi?!
I remember when a dear Italian friend of mine told me that “siamo diversi” that means we (I and you) are different and now I want to say that of course “we are different” and that is how we have to be.
Of course we are different in complexions, culture, features, languages, traditions and social category but it is how the new world is going on ahead with diversity in the latest era of communication and technology.
And when we are different in complexion, culture, features, languages etc at the same time there are ways and possibilities to communicate with each other by sharing our things in common, abilities and skills because in spite of all these differences still as humans we have many things in common; senses, feelings, arts, crafts, flexibility, ability to learn and finally tools to communicate with each other and recognize and feel each other.
I believe the world of nowadays is more beautiful in diversity and multiculturalism whereas in countries like United States of America, Australia and Canada are the leading examples of this idea.

Is the Italian society a solid, closed and internally self- oriented society?
I don’t know if it is true or not, but at least for the “straneiri” it is a closed society.
Sometimes when we see, we find the Italians more inside themselves as they do not show interest to know about the others in the world, some say it is because they are just proud of their past glorious civilization and history of more than two thousands years back of the Roman Empire’s time, some say because they are still traditional and some say because they are not caring about the others or about what is heppening in the world of outside.
However, a very simple example is that the level of and the importance of the English Language is very low among the Italians. It is strange when we can hardly find somebody in Milan, in the capital of world fashion and Expo city for 2015 who speaks English while this city is a commercial city of the Italy. This could show us that the people in Italy do not care about this language and the cultures of the other for instance. Same is the case with the level of interest for the cultural exchange programs, events etc with the other countries and other nations, perhaps they do not want to get involved or at least do not want to know about the other parts of the world, which once again shows, they are very Italian and they think very Italian. Same is the case to know or understand about “stranieri”; the refugees and the immigrants and thier countries, so people do not show interest to merge them in Italian society.

Here things move very piano piano (slowly) and if you ask why so slowly, why not faster; you will hear a response;” “Here is Italy”, “piano, piano”, “Rome is not built overnight”, that means if you want a concrete thing get done here, it takes time and you have to be patient. Anyhow, in spite of all the abovementioned characteristics (of course from the eye of a refugee) still the Italians are nice people.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

The IRI Regime takes revenge from Afghanistan

The Islamic Republic of Iran still interferes in Afghan’s affairs
Experiencing different crisis in their country, although the Afghan people in general are already much brighter and more matured in understanding their socio- political situation better than ten to fifteen years back when they were victims of different crises brought in by disappearing factors from their neighboring countries, but still a series of serious destructive interferences have started by IRI in this country.
As a continuous interference of Iran- Pakistan and Saudi Arabia in the in Afghanistan affairs this country was burning in a fire ignited by the matches of these countries from late 1980s to end of 1990s.

As a result of interferences of these countries in Afghanistan’s affairs the biggest damages had occurred from different aspects during the civil war of 1990s; the relatively unity and social affinity that were slowly on rooting among the different ethnics of Afghanistan, was broken and the economical and social infrastructures of the country were destroyed, the national wealth were looted and a big chink was made among the people when the neighboring countries played the major roles in this country; practically the country turned into some self-ruling regions each led by the agents and hireling of either of these countries. They were as partners in the ownership of the parts they were supporting their hireling groups where they could have their influences whether by capital investments and money and weapon distribution among the people, by ethnic and tribal relations or by religious and sectarian affiliation of the people in the regions. And then finally Afghanistan was how they wanted; a country broken into pieces not only without a strong central government but without a government at all.

While Pakistan supported the groups in the eastern and southern provinces, Saudi Arabia eastern provinces, southern and north eastern provinces by making religious madrasas and centers and Iran supporting the groups in the central highlands, in the western provinces and then in the capital. At the end, there were many political and military groups each affiliated to one of these three countries.

While most of the Pashtoon groups were supported by Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, Iran Supported Tajik groups based on their language, culture and ethnicity affiliation with Iran at the same time supported the Hazara groups based on their sectarian and religious affiliation with this country.

After the Taliban took the power in 1995 Pakistan and Saudi Arabia found more opportunities to influence in this country but Iran had smaller role supporting the defeated groups of Tajiks and Hazaras until 2002 when the Taliban were collapsed and once again the northern allies groups consist of Persian speaking troops were able to breath, then Iran again got a major role to interfere in Afghanistan.

Sayed Mustafa Kazimi, who was killed in a blast last year

The cruel plan for creation of Sepaah e Mohammad (The Mohammad Force) the Shiite Al-Qaeeda
While Al-Qaeeda is a terrorist group of the extremist sunny Muslims that is supporting the Taliban, the Iranian Government was planning to make a structure called Sepah e Mohammad or The Mohammad Forces based on a mixture model of their Sepah and Basij (the IRI defending force and the people’s mobilized forces) to send to Afghanistan to ignite fire against the interest of the western countries when something happened against the interest of IRI in Afghanistan.

It was beginning of 2003 when a lot of returnees were repatriating from Iran to Afghanistan many efforts were made to attract the youth for this terrorist groups in Herat, Kabul and Mazar e Sharif. But fortunately most efforts were spoilt as the people tend to show interest in civilian lives than militarism again in this country. They were spending a lot of money to publicize this new born group but luckily the people who were the responsible persons for this Mission were not trusted ones among the people thus their efforts were not so useful otherwise by now we were witnessing creation and growth of a Shiite Al-Qaeeda group called Sepah e Mohammad in the cities of Afghanistan.

One of the top responsible person for leading this mission and organizing this group was Sayed Mustafa Kazimi the ex-minister of commerce and then Member of Parliament who was killed in a mysterious suicide attack in Baghlan province last year whereas the Taliban neither took the responsibility for that blast.

The next person was Shaikh Zaki another Mullah who was killed (poisoned mysteriously) just a few months before Mustafa Kazimi in Kabul and the medical report diagnosed the cause of his death appendix problem which was not true.

These two people were the direct links of the Iranian regime with the people they were influencing in Kabul and provinces but fortunately their plans were left behind without a success after they left this world.

When the Iranian regime was disappointed to give birth and expand Sepah e Mohammad as the Shiite Al-Qaeeda force, then they tend to support the Taliban by providing them financial and armament supports which were evidenced for several times and then finally the Taliban themselves announced lately that they are being provided with weapons by the Iranian Regime.

The end of Ramazan gathering in Kabul for Qods Day
The last Friday of Ramazan that was named as Qods Day in the early 1980s by Ayatullah Khomaini the Iranian religious leader of that time, is being celebrated annually in Iran to show solidarity with the Palestine’s Muslim people.

This year there was a gathering in Kabul at the end of the holy month of Ramazan that was for sure organized by the non- Hazara Shiite minority hireling of the IRI regime in Kabul.

Most of the participants in this gathering were the poor illiterate labor people being led by some religious leaders affiliated to IRI regime.
While the people were holding the photo of the holy Mosque of Aqsa of Jerusalem and the photo of Hassan Nasrullah Hezbollah leader, they carried placards written against the presence of Israel in Palestine and presence of America in Iraq and Afghanistan which was obvious that the IRI hirelings have organized this gathering in Kabul.

This gathering was ended by a twelve article manifesto in which they asked the parliament of Afghanistan to timeline the presence of the invader foreign troops in this country and warned the coalition forces to stop the blind bombings of the innocent civilians other wise god would curse them badly.

In this gathering not only the Shiite IRI agents were present but also religious leaders representing the extremist sunny groups such as Hezb e Islami were present there as well which means the current situation of the country, repeated mistakes of the NATO and Coalition forces in there air strikes that kill a lot of innocent civilians and security instability again has opened a way for the IRI regime to have chance of interference through their hireling people even in the capital of the country.

This time the IRI regime is more matured in their policies and has been able to bring together the extremists of both sectarian groups; the Shiite extremists and the Sunny extremists.

In their speeches these IRI agents have even defended the Iranian nuclear program and have condemned the western countries for boycotting and applying bans against Iran.

After Mustafa Kazimi and Shaikh Zaki were killed, people like, Sayed Ali Javed, ex- minister of transport, currently MP, Sayed Hadi Hadi and Ayatullah Asif Mohseni are the Shiites linked with the IRI Regime in Kabul.

Ayatullah Asif Mohseni,
In a short glance it seems purposeless and meaningless to talk about Palestine,Lebanon and Iraq from Afghanistan while there are several problems within this country to talk about and resolve them. But if we see it a bit deeper, we know where these people are being persuaded from; by the IRI Regime that is trying to challenge the western countries in Afghanistan to revenge them no matter if Afghanistan harms.

This shows that the western countries involved in Afghanistan should not take it for granted, because this is a real sign of danger for them as well as for Afghanistan from inside the country.

If there will not be any serious changes soon for a better security stability and anti corruption operations, countries like Iran and Pakistan are just ambushing for any sign of weaknesses by the international community to attack their basis and their interests in Afghanistan.

Some photos of Qods day celebrated by the IRI hirelings in Kabul

Monday, October 6, 2008

Silence is my biggest enemy that takes me towards non-existence

Imagine you are a talkative person with a lot of friends who listens anxiously to what you talk about, and then just for a couple of minutes say nothing, and then keep your mouth closed for a couple of hours. Do not say anything. Just keep quiet. You may want to say something but you do not. It may be told by someone or you were pushed to do so. Or the situation you have forced you for a silence. How do you feel? Don’t you feel that you do not exist anymore? Don’t you feel that you are no more in this world? Don’t you think that your silence is your end? Isn’t everything meaning less for you in this situation?

Yeah, definitely, when we write, when we speak out, when we shout out and then suddenly we are stopped we are dead then. We are out of breath. And we don’t exist anymore.

And they are true when people say, “If you want to kill a poor person, just stop his earning or livelihood”. “If you want to kill a fish, take it out of water easily” and “if you want to kill a writer break his pen and tear his paper that is it!”, that is how the non – existence begins, very simply.

Exactly as Iqbal Lahoori says “we are like waves and since we have no movements, we do not exist anymore”.

And for me as a talkative person when I am not able to write because of being forced to silence, I am like dead or a moving corpse.

And then when I have the power to break silence, or escape from it I am just to shout, to shout out aloud and say that I still exist. That I am still in movement and I don’t want to give up as long as I am in movement and still can shout and say something.

Good that I recognized my biggest enemy that causes my non - existence and throws my soul out of my body, and when just remains my painful body without any sign of living since there is no sound coming out of it, the silence dancing happily around me laughing for its victory and for my non existence, but I can just see and cant hear anything because f the silence. Then there is nothing remaining in my mind at least to rewind and remind the jingles from past in my mind, because there is no mind to think when there is no soul within me, then how would I expect something inside it when there is no mind at all?

Then every where is black, dark, no I made a mistake, every where is white and light, Oh I again made a mistake, every where is green, no. blue, no. red, no. gray, no. then what?!
I told you when I am silent the soul is out of my body and I have no mind, no sound and nothing in me how would I distinguish and understand the colors, but on that time, everything is like something meaningless, colorless and without any sense, that is the feeling I have when I am forced to be silent.

There was a time in the past when I had a lot of pains and sorrows then I relied on silence and went to it for a relieve, it was different then, but now is the time not to refer to silence anymore, after I found out that the silence leads me towards non existence, and when refereeing to it by myself, I make an unforgettable mistake if I again go to silence.
And since I got to know this secret about my relation with silence, I will never let it come to me again in any situation, this is the latest oath that I am taking with myself.
I write you all these, because for a time, I was silent and I didn’t write anything for the readers.

And you too, do not keep silent when it is not thuoghtful and purposeful.