Wow, what's happening? Facebook went crazy! everyone (well almost everyone) is having a status in one way or another congratulating Iraqis for the winning of Alawi, some added "Bye Bye Iran" or something similar, some posted some really funny videos making fun of Maliki and how Alawi won, I can say 80% of my friends on Facebook are so happy for the winning of Alawi, as for me I can say I have hope and feeling sort of victorious.
Being so far away from my homeland made me a bit isolated, difficulty in getting the media sources I used to use, big difference in time zones makes it a bit hard to communicate with my friends in Iraq but I try my best to keep us with everything going on there...."there" where I used to live, laugh, cry and suffer.
In Adhamiya, the streets were filled with people celebrating the victory of the Iraqi list (333) of Dr.Ayad Alawi till after midnight, the man whom most moderate Iraqis sees hope in him since he's secular, hits with a fist of steel and the security situation in his time was the best since 2003.
I always chose him in every election I participated in, and unfortunately at the time he won I hadn't participated, what a shame I didn't have a role in the victory.
The man have a great Charisma, and many people likes him for that, at least he doesn't speak by the name of religion or sect because we had more than enough from this bullshit...religion is between a man and his god, it's not meant to be a way to divide people, prefer people over the others regardless of their capabilities, or let a man kill another, that's not what religion is, that's an abuse of religion, this man is a Shiite but almost all the Sunnis loves him even the ones who didn't chose him in elections.
Now I'm thinking what will happen, will he be up to the task? won't he let his supporters down? will he make Iraq a better and safer place? will he lead the miserable economy ahead? will he be able to end the scary corruption?...so many work waiting for you Doc.
I REALLY REALLY hope he will, I really hope he wouldn't change....I wonder 3 years from now, will I regret what I have just written after discovering that he is no different that the rest, or will I be able to say:"haven't I told you long time ago?" well, I should leave that to time.
now I just remembered when me and my old man were discussing the political situation before the previous elections when Maliki won and he said "don't even think that Alawi will win, not now for sure" and I asked him why is that? when he said:"they * referring to the US government* will not let Alawi win because the situation now is really disturbed and whoever will win for sure will make mistakes, they like Alawi so they will let some of the "religion speaking guys" win, they want them to do the dirty jobs and reveal them so people will know what they really are and when Iraq is partially clean they will bring the clean man"....well, that was a good theory.
Iraq, I wish you all the best and may Alawi be a good man and a good leader as he seems so that the misery days for you and your people will come to an end.
above are some photos my friend took to the celebrations in Adhmiya.