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« If you really wanna speak your mind!US Travellers: Your laptop may be seized indefinitely! »

It's been 18 years!

  • By: Qwaider

  • On:Saturday, August 02, 2008 11:16:53 AM
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    But I remember it like it was yesterday. Thursday, August 2nd 1990. When Saddam decided to invade Kuwait and the world completely changed after that!

    The disappointments, the hardships the broken dreams and the rude awakening. The world was no longer simple. The days changed, the whole world changed

    I remember exactly what I did that day. I remember my father calling us from Jordan to wake me up at 10 AM sharp. I even remember going home late after spending a wonderful night out in Salmiya with my friends. It was unusual, I never used to stay out till around 9PM, but I did that night.

    I remember going under the building to hang out with my neighbors. I remember seeing the car of my sister's friend parked bellow our building and how excited I was that it must mean that we are going out for a spin!

    I remember my older sister shouting at me for going out of the house when there was WAR raging in the streets!

    I remember the last Kuwaiti police man who stopped the traffic on the whole highway, for me to cross. While waving his semi-automatic beretta in the air.

    I remember watching 3 helicopters dogfight atop our neighborhood and how one of them, an Iraqi one caught fire and crashed nearby and how all the kids ran over there to see how a crashed helicopter look like!

    I remember getting the last international call from my Aunt who still lives in Qatar, and how she was worried, and how my parents were worried that they couldn't get through from Jordan. How she told us to remain calm, stay away from the windows and if we heard explosions or noises.

    I remember rushing to the roof of our building (I know stupid) while the Iraqi army was bombarding Shaikh Saad's Palace as we watched and heard the horrible sounds of bombs and shells.

    I remember how everyone rushed to fill their cars with gas, get bread and other nonperishable foods, "just in case"

    I remember hearing the joke about the Iraqi soldiers eating Nivea thinking it's yogurt!

    That infamous day was imprinted in my memory for ever, for life as I knew it, seized to exit after that!

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    « If you really wanna speak your mind!US Travellers: Your laptop may be seized indefinitely! »

    Memories....

    شكد قديمة هاي النكتة لعد

    do you use Ajax on your website?
    Although I was 5 yrs old...I still visually remember each and every detail...I remember precisely everything ! kharrabat kteer hal 7arb 3al omme!

    "wal ya5saaa2 el khaaaasi2oooon"

    "saddam esmaak hazz amreeekaa !!"

    "weyyaaak oboo 7alaa weyyaak !!"


    "wallah thaaa bush 7enna 3edna moThaad 6a2erat" !!


    e5555...Allah eysame7 elle kano el sabab..fee nas matat bi hal 7arb zolom
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    • Moey
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    • On: 8/2/2008 5:38:04 PM
    "I remember hearing the joke about the Iraqi soldiers eating Nivea thinking it's yogurt!"

    Hahaha!

    I was 4-5 years old back then, I witnessed our neighbor getting shot in the head and the Iraqi army not allowing his mother even to take his body off the floor for a week...

    You think it was easy for a kid like me to see the color red properly?

    I thank my shrink...
    yeeeeea,
    i remember those dark days,
    and YES, they changed a lot of lifes,

    enough saying that I ended in Gaza !

    rabna ye7re2 men kan el sabab !
    its been eighteen years since lulu took her first breath!!!

    ITS MY BIRTH DATE MAAAAAN!!!! :(
    I remebered that day and wanted to write about but couldn't, it's very very sad and somewhat was a reality check how bad can Arabs hate each other. The whole thing from the invasion to the liberation to the eviction of other arabs to the very hateful attitudes between Arabs following that is a very bad memory
    I remember it like if it was yesterday. I remember hitting my head on the ground and lie to my father saying it was my friend who push me to the ground and been carried to the hospital seeing people wounded and injured.
    then I remember travailing through Iraq to Queen Aliaa Airport in Amman leaving my father behind in Jordan. We went to Cairo by Saudi Airlines aircraft.

    sad memories but I glad I found somebody to share it with.
    You too can have your Memories Documented

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