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Why do you kill Zaid?

Posted in Books, Iraq, War on Terror by homeyra on October 8, 2008

Jürgen Todenhöfer’s book is an attempt to shed light on the other side of the story. It reports on how Iraqi people talk about the war, […] . When neither helicopters nor humvees have been “cleansing” and securing the area for hours beforehand, for politicians and press convoys. “Why do you kill, Zaid?” gives a voice to those whom Pentagon press officers never take their visitor delegations to see – members of the Iraqi resistance. The book attempts to explain why this resistance is not only fighting against American troops, but also against Al Qaeda terrorists and the foreign-backed private militias of Iraqi politicians. It aims to clarify the fundamental differences between resistance fighters and terrorists. […]”

Dr. Jürgen Todenhöfer – an executive at a major European media group, former member of the German parliament, spokesman for the CDU/CSU on development and arms control – has written two bestsellers about the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq.

With the proceeds he established a children’s home in Afghanistan and is building a children’s clinic in Congo. With the royalties from “Why do you kill, Zaid?” Todenhöfer will finance medical aid for Iraqi refugee children (IOM) and an Israeli-Palestinian reconciliation project in the Middle East (MEET).

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  1. 99 said, on October 8, 2008 at 8:28 pm

    I hope this helps some Americans understand, but we’re a little distracted right now, what with the economy tanking and a real threat of fascist dictatorship ramping up….

  2. homeyra said, on October 8, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Crazy, isn’t it. I am watching the movie you recommended. I am at minute 22.41 where there is a quote of the “hazard circular” 1882. I googled, only 2 entries in the whole world!

  3. homeyra said, on October 8, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Ok, there are two orthographs, hazzard and hazard. Also 2 dates: 1882 and 1862. Ron Paul quoted this circular in congress.

    In order to prove conclusively that this whole financial scheme was the work of international investment bankers, I will read what is known as the Hazzard Circular, issued in the fall of 1862, a copy of which came into the possession of Hon. Isaac Sharp, a student of law under Thaddeus Stevens, and subsequently acting Governor of Kansas. The circular says:
    “Slavery is likely to be abolished by the war power and chattel slavery destroyed. This I and my European friends are in favor of, for slavery is but the owning of labor and carries with it the care of the laborer, while the European plan, led on by England, is capital’s control of labor by controlling wages. This can be done by controlling the money. The great debt that capitalists will see to that is made out of the war must be used as a measure to control the volume of money. To accomplish this the bonds must be used as a banking basis. We are now waiting to get the Secretary of the Treasury to make this recommendation to Congress.”

    Mr. Hazzard, the author of these atrociously inhuman propositions, was solicitor of the English Bankers’ Association. One of the many contemptible tricks of the money power is to make the currency question so complicated that the ordinary citizen can not understand it, and make it appear to him as one of the abstruse sciences. With this object in view they had the Treasury Department issue 15 different forms of Government obligations.”

  4. 99 said, on October 9, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    Homie, darling, have I ever mentioned how much I love the quality of your attention? No? Well, I do!

  5. homeyra said, on October 10, 2008 at 4:38 am

    🙂 🙂
    With the speed I see these things I have plenty of time to google every name!
    Good news: Broadband allowed in Iran since yesterday!

  6. 99 said, on October 10, 2008 at 5:31 am

    Hooray! Welcome to the third millennium! Now you can become just as impatient as the rest of us! 😛

  7. Ali Ramazani said, on October 10, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Thank you Humeyra,
    How ignorant I am… I did not know there was resistance in Iraq against both Americans and Al Qaida terrorists… In Afghanistan we have a battle of two colors: black (the Taliban) and gray (all who are against the Taliban).

  8. homeyra said, on October 10, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Hi Ali, If you have time please explain more. I hear very different things from the Afghans I know.

  9. Ali Ramazani said, on October 11, 2008 at 5:34 am

    Dear Homeyra,
    I will explain more about it, later. Okay? I will be more than happy if you translate that posting into English.
    Thanx again

  10. Ali Ramazani said, on October 11, 2008 at 5:41 am

    Mandai is a Hindi word, meaning bazar. We have a place in the centre of Kabul called Mandai where you can buy anything, you can exchange any currency… A crazy and dirty and very old place. Probably something like Topkhana in Tehran.

  11. Ali Ramazani said, on October 11, 2008 at 5:42 am

    Of course Kabul Mandai has nothing to do with the stocks etc. It is just a bazar.

  12. homeyra said, on October 11, 2008 at 5:44 am

    Sure for the first one!
    Thanks, I’ll do it later today and thx for explaining mandai.

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