Tuesday, January 18, 2005

Serious Desert Girl Moments...

I have to take a minute here to warn my blog readers of impending seriousness. Around Liberation and National Days, I am planning to post some serious information about the Occupation . I remember distinctly what happened. My friends remember what happened. Our families remember what happened. It affected us all - both inside and outside Kuwait.

I think that it is REALLY important for young people in Kuwait to remember and to be reminded about what happened here during the months from August, 1990, to February, 1991. Maybe if more Kuwaitis - now in their 20's - knew more or were reminded about what happened, they would be less likely to commit the types of violent acts that have been happening in Kuwait lately.

No one who lived through those months of hell wants to talk about it - but it is so important! It has been a short fourteen years since Kuwait was liberated from Saddam - by allied forces including the USA and UK. These are the same forces that young Kuwaitis are now plotting against.

Knowing your past shapes your future.

Now... back to our regularly scheduled programming...

5 comments:

Mark said...

Yeah, "Do Not Forget". I was here August 2nd 1990 and I will never forget what happened. I will not forget what the palastinians did to Kuwait, and for that reason I believe they should never be forgiven and never be allowed back here.

Looking forward to your occupation posts and maybe some pictures if you can find any.

Anyone know how to get to the Tanks Graveyard?

Jewaira said...

I think that is a topic that should never be forgotten and I am also looking forward to your post.

Kuwaitis should never forget because next time we won't be so lucky.

:: muslim artist :: said...

Mark...

FYI: Palestine has recently apologised to Kuwait, to which the Emir said "It's ok, no need for apologies, let's put the past behind us"

I think following the Emir's spirit would be the way to go. Noone's saying you ought to forget, however, there is always room for forgiveness. Allah evens ays that it is best to forgive those who have done you wrong.

Fogiving does not equate to forgetting.

Mark said...

I dont think they should have forgiven the palastinians. Never forget, Never forgive.

btw, i know who you are and what agency you are about to start work at lulu. its such a small world. see you soon.

:: muslim artist :: said...

Hi Mark...

Well, no, you do not know who I am, but you know of me.

I guess we'd have to agree to disagree on the forgiveness concept. I myself feel that forgiveness makes one the bigger (and better) person...