Alia’s Mission

I fucking hate Bush and his administration. I’m not a violent man, but if I was sitting in the same room as George DUBAYOU I would probably go completely savage. I have such contempt for the ‘man’ and I use that term very loosely. What makes me more mad than the killing of civilians, and how cheap human life seems to be to such people, is their utter disregard for culture, history and knowledge.

Iraq, the cradle of civilisation as we know it has to endure constant attorcities against it due to Black Gold. You see I’m a massive history buff. I’m absolutely fascinated by stories of the past, and I don’t mean 100 years ago, I’m talking 1000years ago, 2000years ago, and anything before then. If there’s one thing I like more than history, it’s the written word. I don’t smoke or drink, however my vice is without question my book buying habit.

I buy a book of some description every single week,…without fail. To me the book is something extremely powerful. Becuase inside that book are ideas, thoughts, ideologies, methods and technologies.

Alia is a librarian. She’s from Iraq. Knowning full well that no matter what a devestating war was coming, she tried to protect knowledge, history and the past. This is her story.

In 2003, after the United States and its allies invaded Iraq, the National Museum in Baghdad was looted and many ancient art treasures were lost. But in the weeks leading up to the invasion, a different kind of treasure was saved, thanks to a heroic effort spearheaded by an Iraqi woman.
via SFGate

While stories like this frustrate and aggravate me in more ways than I’d like to express, at the same time women like Alia remind me that there are people out there that care more than I do about these things, and they actually DO something about it.

I fucking hate the American government. More so than I did yesterday, and I SWEAR to you I never thought that was possible.

1 Comment

  1. I heard about this, they left the museum alone and went straight past to protect the oil. They could have left a few soldiers there to give at least some sort of protection. Goes to show what really matters to them and why they are really there. I won’t get into it, but you pretty much summed up my feelings towards the actions of the US.Good for you for posting this.

    1 Scott