Saturday, November 05, 2005

Eid photos from Baghdad

It is relatively calm in Baghdad these days and many people celebrated the Eid (a three days holiday after the holly month of Ramadan) and my brother was in one of the amusement parks (I think this is what they call it) in Baghdad and he took many pictures out there and here are some of them




















42 Comments:

At 3:30 PM, Blogger Louise said...

Hey Sooni, those are great pictures. It looks like a beautiful day! And it also looks like the kids had lots of fun. Yes, that kind of place is an amusement park. I'm glad you and your family had a good time.

 
At 5:18 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Eid to you. It is great to see smiling and happy Iraqis. You guys have been through a lot and deserve peace!

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger dcat said...

Nice Sooni!

This is how it should be! :)

 
At 7:50 PM, Blogger doug said...

Thanks for these photos. I probably missed then in the news here. I'm sure our media would have printed them in order to show another side of Iraq.

But they did print another shot of a terrorist explosion so I guess it all evens up.

Thanks again, without Iraqi bloggers we would know absolutely nothing about REAL Iraq.

 
At 8:37 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful pictures. I always love to see the smiling faces of children. In the US, I have never seen a picture of an Iraqi amusement park.

 
At 8:50 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wonderful. Thank you.
Jan

 
At 2:30 AM, Blogger Jeffrey said...

Sooni,

Happy Eid!

I can't tell you how much these photos affected me and put a smile on my face today.

And it sure is nice to see amusement parks used for children's entertainment and not AK and RPG storage.

Also, when I look at these photos, I cannot describe the bitter taste that I have in my mouth when I think of the MSM's reporting on Iraq. We haven't seen ONE PHOTO like the ones you have here. Not even ONE.

*

 
At 3:50 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sooni,

Great pictures.

 
At 7:10 AM, Anonymous Yankee Division Son said...

Sooni,
It's so nice to see Iraqis smiling, laughing, happy. I hope there are many more days like these ahead for all of you.

Take care, and a Happy, healthy, Eid to you to.

 
At 7:31 AM, Blogger rufus said...

God bless the Kids! Good Luck to you and your family.

 
At 9:30 AM, Blogger Mike O said...

It is pictures like this that let me know that there is indeed great progress in Iraq; far from perfect, but getting better.

Sooni, I see one of those rides with the big boats that swing back and forth. Does that- after amusement park food- make you as sick to the stomach as it used to with my kid? The things our kids put us through! :)

 
At 5:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy EID to Iraqi people. Thanks for the photos, it is so wonderful to see Iraqi's enjoying life, having fun and raising their children free from tyranny.

 
At 6:21 PM, Blogger Richard said...

Happy Eid Sooni
What great pictures. They make me feel all is not lost when the chidren can laugh and play

 
At 3:31 AM, Blogger D.C. said...

I love these Photographs, Sooni, My Friend!

Formidable!

Thanks! Merci!

 
At 6:24 PM, Anonymous Jerseyman said...

The children's smiles remind us that God made us all, and it is our duty to love one another.

Happy Eid! Happy Thanksgiving! Happy Hanukkah! Merry Christmas!

Why not live as friends- more than that- brothers?

Our books tell us that God Wills it so.

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger LBSBLOG said...

Well it sure beats being in Paris.

 
At 11:15 PM, Blogger Lieutenant Fishman said...

Of course the Western liberal media would never publish photos actually showing Iraqis having a good time. After all, they are "occupied" by liars and incompetents. Keep up the good work Sooni!

 
At 1:04 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Never mind the 100,000 or so Iraqi civilians who have been killed. Only happy thoughts and XTREME-Denial is allowed on this web site right???

 
At 1:12 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is to say these photos are even FROM IRAQ?? I notice the popcorn machine says "popcorn" and there are some VERY white girls in there. Could this be a sham - fake photos??

 
At 1:59 AM, Anonymous Emilia said...

Could this be a sham - fake photos??

ROVE, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD!
/do I need to say it?

Why, of course, you little turd. In your freakazoid marxist world there is no such thing as free-trade, hence no popcorn machines get bought/sold/donated outside the English-speaking world. Also, they're all brown and they'd better live under a tyrant's yoke for the rest of their life so that French, Russian and Chinese apparatchis can collect their their Oil-for-Appeasment checks.

Put your tinfoil hat on and STFU!

 
At 3:58 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great pictures of happy people. I guess our media just don't have time to show these pictures on the nightly news. The MSM are a bunch of rats. My best to you and your family.

 
At 3:21 PM, Blogger UBR said...

Great pics and info, Sooni. I live near the park and enjoyed seeing/hearing the sights and sounds. Love the blog...keep it up.

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger Nancy said...

hi,
I found your blog through "Iraq the Model"...I really love the pictures, and I hope you don't mind that I'm going to link to your blog and use some of the pictures to write a post. thanks!

Nancy

 
At 1:38 AM, Blogger Lynnette in Minnesota said...

Those were wonderful pictures, Sooni! It's really nice to see smiling faces for a change. I hope days like that happen more often.

 
At 5:01 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Eid.

Lawk Salih
http://www.lawksalih.com

 
At 6:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is what it is all about. There is no higher purpose than this, ever.


To the poster who is upset over pale skinned, blond haired children appearing in Iraq: I am sorry if the world does not meet your standards of genetic purity. No, I am lying. I am not sorry at all. I am glad. If the children have skin color too pale for your approval, blame it on 5000 years of Iraq being a cross roads of civilizations. Alexander the Great passed through here, and even left some blond haired descendants in Afghanistan to this day. You can find Circassians in Jordan with blond hair and blue eyes. Also blame it on the fact that every now and then, love finds a way across cultural barriers. Remember, Iraq is the center, not some isolated island somewhere. If you want genetic purity, try Iceland. To me, scenes like this are signs of what is right with humanity. It is hope. It should not bother you. The racists of the world make a big deal over it, but the truth is, a thing like hair or skin color is a small, small thing. We are made of much larger things.

 
At 12:54 AM, Anonymous Melissa in NorCal said...

I wish they would post these pictures on the nightly news. Thank you for a fresh, more hopeful perspective.

 
At 7:14 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am SO thankful to see these children playing like... well, children instead of being paraded around with faux suicide vests/belts. These children look like they now have a chance to be something... anything... besides terrorists or targets. Bravo, Sooni. Thank you so much for sharing the hope of Iraq.

 
At 9:25 PM, Anonymous Mister Loonly said...

The two "Anonymous" comments in the center of this happiness simply serves to remind us that there are those wqho will continue with any discredited lie, like the "100,000" dead, or say anything absurd thing, like "sham" photos, in order to try to pull the Iraqi people back under the heel of a new, terrorist, tyrant.

Sooni, thanks for these. It is good to see Ieaqi children being children. I pray that this is the future of Iraq, and all the middle east.

 
At 5:32 AM, Anonymous aridog said...

Watch Fox News on Sunday night at 9:00 PM. A special is to air on the "other Iraq" the MS doesn't show. I saw a preview tonight, and it is similar to Sooni's post.

For too many in the MSM blood = headlines, and cotton candy = no interest. I hope Fox does it right this time.....which means no Geraldo, and no Shepherd.

- aridog

 
At 5:36 AM, Anonymous aridog said...

Re: my post about Fox. the time cited is Eastern Standard Time in the United States. 9:00 PM EST is 0200 hours Zulu or GMT.

 
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At 1:58 AM, Anonymous Seth said...

Nice!

Nothing the MSM would care to show, since it doesn't add numbers to any death counts, and these children are having 'way too much fun to be depicted in "Yanqi go home" mode.

Thanks!

 
At 10:53 AM, Blogger faaiq said...

True joy and contentment is only in remaining within the bounds of Islam. Celebrating in ways which are alien to Islam only brings disgrace.
Eid Mubaarak,
Faaiq (South Africa)

 
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At 4:42 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Emilia who sent in a comment early is jelous that the muslims in bagdad are having some fun. such shame on you. whats with the 'fake photo crap' oh and i thought they were poor so i dont think they need to hire popcorn machine from any english speaking country in the world. telling them to put their tinfoil hat on, look who is talking who purchases items from western retailers which is made in poor countries such as china, india etc. otherwise i think these pictures are great. it is nice to know they still enjoy their life. we dont need jelous people like emilia.

 
At 7:39 PM, Blogger Kip W said...

Yeah, that darn MSM would never ever show a thing like this, especially back in July of 2005.

 
At 9:43 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, but children are living a nightmare in Zimbabwe. Therefore it is the moral duty of the United States to invade Zimbabwe!

 
At 6:19 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you don't always see this side of your country peaceful and happy thanks for the pics. happy eid

 
At 5:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy EID. These are beautiful photos. It's nice to see all the children finally happy and smiling and see photos of happy stuff instead of all the best stuff. Best wishes to you.

 

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