2006/08/22

Myth No.13: Baby Lion The 2nd Will Get The Jolan Back

No it is not a spelling mistake of Golan. Karfan is sick and tired of us being retarded and blind followers of others even when it comes to our names. It is Jolan with a JJJJJ, even if that means changing every single geography book in this whole arrogant world.
So now, after achieving his big political, managerial, industrial, educational, infra-structural reforms, there is nothing left to do for our great leader King Lion the 2nd except librating the Jolan! He came out two days ago in his fiery speech declaring the beginning of his “resistance culture era” that will get the Jolan back. His joke party even established a liberation organization and people are all exited and started packing there suitcases for their next vacation on Tabarya’s shores.
Karfan advices them to wait first couple of days since our great leader might change his mind about the matter similarly to what he did regarding other things he said during that speech. He called his co-thieves, the other so-called Arab leaders, Half-Men. Karfan thought that was amusing and considered that phrase the single and one-and-only correct thing that our leader King Lion the 2nd had ever uttered in his entire life. It reminded Karfan of the great description to those leaders endowed on them by the great Syrian poet Nadeem Muhammad when he said in one of his poems about the Arab leaders:
You all sons of bitches, I exclude none
And asked to exclude Assad, I said I exclude none
Unfortunately Karfan’s amusement lasted very short, as one of our King’s puppet ministers came out yesterday apologizing and saying that King Lion the 2nd did not mean his brothers the leaders, rather, GET THIS, he meant some Syrians in and outside Syria!!! Ooh god bless your soul Nadeem Muhammad, the half-rabbit son of a bitch, is apologizing to a group of murders, shoe-licking half-pigs thieves and instead insulting US saying that he meant some of us by half-men. His own Syrian people!!
When Karfan heard that, he blasted in an extraordinary rage and anger state I have rarely ever seeing him in. He started yelling and shouting and cursing at our King and his minister with all his might. He did not leave a single cursing word in the Modern Syrian-Lebanese Cursing Dictionary, which, to readers who are not familiar with, contains couple of the most if not the absolute most blaspheming curse phrases that have ever been conceived by human beings. Really, how many languages on earth have a sentence were the god and religion, the vagina of the mother and sister of the cursed, the penises of mule and donkey, and couple of other animals, are all joined in one single sentence in the most insulting way that can be thought of?
Whoever is waiting for this half-king to get back even a half-meter of the Jolan, then you will have to wait earth-half-age time for that to come true.

First, here is Karfan’s historical take on the Jolan issue for those who do not know the full story.
Jolan is the part of Syria that our fathers’ failed-generation lost to Israel in one of their most marvelous achievements that they have ever done: a ridicule called The War of Six Days of 1967. We have learned to call that war: Naksa; meaning The Relapse, a relapse after the first catastrophical Arab-Israeli war in the forties. As Karfan always like to point out: Two major sorrow events befell on earth that 1967 year: We lost Jolan, and… I, Karfan, was born.

What happened is that Naser Don Kichote and his underlings all over the Arab world repeated what their looser predecessors did in the year 1948. They started barking as loud as they can about how they are going to kick all Israelis in the sea and liberate every inch of Palestine. Naser Don Kichote was so pumped up after living 16 years as a King and conquering the French and Brits in Sweiss Canal (thanks to the USA), that he thought he could invade Rome if he wanted. The Israeli started a preemptive strike. That was way long before pig Cheney of the United Crusaders of America patented that concept to himself.
What happened thereafter on the ground did not match at all the heroic speeches that Naser was banging people’s head with. Karfan’s father has the dishonor of serving in the Syrian army during that great ridicule. That army was under the leadership of NONE BUT the great King Lion the 1st who was a defense minister back then before he Kingisized himself. According to Karfan’s father, and to everyone else in the world for that matter, the Syrian eager enthusiastic soldiers started running the moment they heard the first bullet, only not in the direction they r supposed to run in. They left all their equipment and arms and ran towards Damascus away for their life.

The fact is, Karfan never blamed his father and his brave marathon-runner colleagues for this grand act of chicken-ness. Karfan would have done the same: the weapons were scrap and the leadership was crap. Who on earth wants to fight using dysfunctional arms, under dysfunctional leadership, for a dysfunctional objective such as throwing three million human being in the sea?
And while Naser Don Kichote was fighting his windmills behind the microphones, we lost the Jolan and tens of thousands of Jolani Syrian people were kicked out of their land. You see, Israelis have a more “humane” way of kicking out people from their land: instead of the sea proposed by Naser for them, Israelis just terrorize and kick people out to the neighboring land every time they occupy a piece of it! How blessed we are. Oo Tarek Bin Zyad, I which you were there: the enemy is in front, the enemy is in the back, the enemy is above! Would you fight Tarek Bin Zyad? Karfan doesn’t think so, he would have run for his life as Karfan’s father did.

What bugs Karfan though, is that his father and many of his brave colleagues sincerely believed that they ratified their humiliation in the Six Days War by “”winning”” the next great ridicule; October War in 1973! That is what they kept and keep telling us to this very moment: We won!!! We won: no one exactly has the slightest idea what the fuck did we win? Among the 70km that King Lion the 1st and his army lost in the 1967 war, they retrieved 70m of it, and guess what: by negotiation through the UN. Some people are so irritating they keep saying that we won back our dignity and self-assurance. Win BACK dignity!! Karfan wonders: 400 years of Othman humiliation, 30 years of French and British humiliation, 50 years of Tyrants like Husni Zaeem, Naser Don Khichote and King Lion the 1st and their secret services humiliation, 50 years under Israelis and whoever-in-the-world-feels-like-slapping-us-in-the-face humiliation.... When the fuck did had we ever given dignity and self-fucking-assurance to begin with? Win back my ass.

There used to be a story widely circulated among the heroes who took back those 70m. Everyone of our father’s generation who was ever called to conscription during the October War, talked hours and hours how they advanced so deep into the Israeli lines that they actually drank from the Tabarya lake water at one point of the war!
So if you ever wondered why on hell, with such brave soldiers, the Israeli army actually ended up just few kilometers from the outskirt of Damascus, here is the answer: every one in the Syrian army was too fucking busy drinking from that Tabarya lake!! If it weren’t for Russia threatening to nuke the hell of them in case they do not stop, Israelis would have done to Damascus what they did to Beirut nine years later.
Twenty years later, one of those moony nights, Karfan’s father thought that he was revealing the secret of the universe when he admitted to Karfan that this Tabarya lake episode is an exaggeration; no Syrian unit ever came even close to see it clearly in the binoculars. Karfan did not bother to tell his father that he has never believed this story to begin with. The fact is, Karfan never actually believed anything that anyone of our father’s failed-generation ever told him even if it was about the sky being blue.

Many many years later in the nineties, King Lion the 1st decided to talk with Israelis and accepted to start piece negotiations. Syrians, the people concerned, never knew any of those talks’ details until much later when the satellite-dish culture spread on our roofs like moss and spelled the secrets all out. The Jolanis came very close to go back to their land and have their own houses and dignified life.
We heard that the piece talks crumbled down because the Israeli refused to give back the shores of that Tabarya lake. King Lion the 1st proudly refused that offer and made himself a hero who never gives up his citizens’ land. He claimed that he used to wash his feet in that lake when he was a young officer, and that he refused any solution that does not give back the lake to wash his stinky feet. Karfan always thought of this as a deliberate message to the Syrian army soldiers who claimed that they drank from Tabaraya lake at one point in the October War. The message of King Lion the 1st was: My beloved army, you stupid morons, you were drinking from where I used to wash my feet! King Lion the 1st never missed an opportunity to humiliate his subjects for sure.

Regardless if the Israelis were actually serious in given anything at all, it is sad that the poor Jolanis never knew anything about the whole process, no one asked them what they think and what would be their opinion. Instead of having a referendum to know what offer the Syrian people are willing to accept and give in return, or at least a limited referendum among the Jolani refugees, King Lion the 1st entrusted the whole future of those miserable people and the whole future of this miserable country to his unquestionable wisdom. After all, the only referendums allowed in this country are the ones that we have to say Yes for renewing the Kings and their babies eternal years in ruling.
Karfan always wondered what people would have said if they had the chance of choosing? Maybe even if we chose to say No, at least that would have scared the Israeli when seeing that the whole country will never give up their right. Maybe it would have scared them knowing that they are negotiating 20million human being not merely one maniac king with stinky feet and a crappy government.

Years go-by after that ridicule of a war and none of the Syrian Jolani who were kicked out of the Jolan ever came near to go back. They were called Nazeheen (meaning refugees), and bit by bit, as hope faded away in front of their eyes more and more every year, they started turning their dirty tents into badly constructed rough-looking scum houses in the outskirt of Damascus.
They were always called Nazeheen and they were treated as second class citizens just because they were poor and live in scum houses. Even when the second generation was borne after the 1967: the generation of Karfan, people kept calling them Nazeheen and kept treating them like crap.
If we really had dignity, those people should be treated super-class citizens, it is the rest of us who betrayed them. Our stupid leadership dragged them to this destiny with its uncalculated policies and the rest of their Syrian brothers ran away in front of the Israeli army who came to occupy their land. If we really had dignity, we should be apologetic to them. But that it is exactly why King Lion the 2nd, or any other king like him, will never get the Jolan back: they never can understand the real problem at stake here: it is humans not land.

Karfan had a friend from Jolan’s refugees, an engineer at the same department at the establishment where he works. He lived in Nazeheen’s slums near the airport road and was poor. He was sick of waiting, sick of the miss-treatment, sick of poverty, and sick of hope. Three years ago he joined the queues outside the Canadian Embassy and applied for immigration. Last year, he had the visa. When he was ready to leave, every body in the office was so happy for him; they brought cake and cola, and… celebrated. They were saying Mabrouk (congratulation), and admiring his luck, they were saying that they envy him. Karfan, was his closest friend at the office, yet, he was the only one who did not participate in those miserable celebrations. Karfan sat there looking at him surrounded by this festive. At one point he caught his eyes. Karfan says that he saw no tears on his cheeks but swears that he could see him crying like he lost his heart. Karfan knew why he was sad. The Jolani engineer never saw Jolan as he was borne a year after Karfan, but used to show Karfan old rusty pictures that his father took back in Jolan. He used to talk about it like he has lived all his life there, he was so sure he will go back, he even never married saying that his marriage ceremony will be held in his small village there. Karfan does not know how much this Canada place is beautiful, but it cannot be more beautiful than his friend’s land. Karfan does not know what dreams one can realize in this Canada place, but they cannot be more wonderful than his friend’s little dreams at his little village.
He obviously gave up on those dreams. And, the catastrophe is that we were celebrating!
A year past, and now some of the same people at the office are existed that King Lion the 2nd is going to return the Jolan. They don’t get it, do they, said Karfan.

What is the use of a land without people? how do we have a right to it without people? Why did we loose every tiny little chance to ever even dream of getting back Iskandaroon from Turkey? Because Iskandaroonis will never want to go back to us. Go back to us for what? To take part in the queues we make on the doors of the Canadian Embassy to immigrate, and the Saudi Embassy to work? They are Alawees and are not allowed to rule in turkey, but they detest their brothers’ rule in Syria. They had their share of mistreatment and dislocation by Turks in the past, but at present, they are treated well like honorable human beings in Turkey. Leave aside Turkish opposition to any Syrian claims of Iskandaroon, unless Iskandaroonis themselves want their land to return back to Syria, it will not matter what we, or even the whole world, wanted.
The brave Jolanis who stayed in Jolan and refused all Israeli temptations of citizenship and wealthy life are what keep the Jolan Syrian, not our nagging and our Kings’ fictitious liberation attempts-to-be. The Jolani refugees who are still dreaming of going back one day are what keep the Jolan Syrian. And instead of cherishing and respecting them, we are driving them to immigrate to the end of the fucking world.
It is Karfan’s Jolani friend and his little dreams that makes his village our right. Without him and without his dreams, it is just a worthless piece of land subject to be sold to the highest bidder in a game of international relations.

But who care about human beings here? In this miserable part of the world, anything is more important than human life. We die for land, we die for causes, we die for religion, we die for honor, we die for principles, we die for diplomacy, we die for nothing, we die all sort of deaths for all sort of reasons. Two years ago, 15 people killed each others in a village in Latakkia over a cow!! That is how cheap our lives became. That is why we miss the real reason that gives us right to Jolan: the Jolanis and their right of a life with dignity.

If we want the land back to Syria then the only way that would work is by making the Jolanis, and every Syrian, proud of being here, of belonging to Syria, standing high and loving their life on this land.
But instead of that, here is the way that King Lion the 2nd is suggesting: The way of his Guru in Lebanon and his Khomeini Party.
Is this is the way that you are going to liberate our Jolan my King? By dividing us, more than we are divided now, into gangs of Hizb Alaween and Hizb Sunna, and Hizb Druz? And let each one of them be a puppet to Iranians or Saudis or whoever-who sponsors? By letting Israelis killing every single child and every single mother and destroying every single house in return of few kilometers of burned land? By letting them bomb our soul and pride to smithereens and only stop after we had begged the whole world on our knees to convince them to stop? And what if they were as monstrous as they might be and never stop? By exchanging every one Israeli mercenary soldier life for thousands of lives of the people of Syria? By telling us that we won because the Israelis might leave you another 70m of the occupied land after they had bombed us a hundred year back and left us begging and ass-licking Saudis and Iranians and Europeans for few dollars to rebuild some roofs over our heads? Is that your great vision for the mother-land of all civilizations, Syria? Is that your great “Resistance Age”?

Once Fairouz, the great Lebanese singer was too naive to believe the sons of bitches Arab leaders who said that they wanted to liberate lands. She sang saying that the bright anger is coming to Palestine and the Al-Aqssa mosque bells will ring welcoming the Palestinians returning back to their land.
Another all-ages-great Syrian poet, Nizar Al-Kabbani, replied to her in a brilliant poem saying:
I beg your pardon Fairouz, the bright anger will never come
I beg your pardon Fairouz, Al-Aqssa returning bells will never ring
How do we return and returning needs a gun
And the gun needs a palm and the palm needs a finger
And the finger is busy, stuck up the anus of our fucked citizens

Karfan continues:
Did you listen to Nizar’s poem King Lion the 2nd?
I beg your pardon my King, the Resistance Age will never come
I beg your pardon my King, you will never liberate Jolan
For liberation needs an army, and army needs brave men
But we are cowards for we’ve been raised on fear
And we are disgusted for we’ve been brought up on mistrust
Too disgusted to lift a finger, not even in your face
Why don’t you take your fingers out of our anus for two days
Why don’t you go and fight, show us how men should be
And Take the rest of your gang and elite merchants with you
We, will be watching you from here
On a cup of matteh

Your lawful servant
Karfan

72 Comments:

Blogger Innocent_Criminal said...

I am glad your back. But I still have the same problems I had with you back over a year ago. What do you suggest to better the situation? You can only whine for so much, though its damn entertaining whining, before people get sick of hearing it.

22/8/06 17:05  
Anonymous Luna said...

Karfan
first time for me to visit your blog , So bold , So explicit , So courageous , so funny and yet so sad...
Though am in another part of the middle east but share you the same feeling of disgust...araf everywhere
Salute!!
innocent-crimnal
Change starts with coaurage...

23/8/06 14:30  
Blogger yaman said...

Keep posting!

23/8/06 21:16  
Blogger Fares said...

Looking for a good Syrian General

24/8/06 05:43  
Anonymous Tahseen said...

Innocent-criminal,
It's true that we need a solution, but first we need to admit the problem.

If not everybody is completely convinced that we have a REAL problem, change will never come.

Such a great writing, whether it's whining, whether all is right or not, is a start of changing our denial, and then, it's the start of the start

25/8/06 23:27  
Blogger Philip I said...

New post

You cannot teach a donkey to play the piano!

28/8/06 04:00  
Blogger Tsedek said...

Karfan, I'm Israeli, and I'm happy you're back blogging. If all could be decided by the people i/o "leaders" - with their seclusive elite clubs - things would look a lot better to begin with...... between people. Land would, indeed, become of secundary importance - as, it should be.
Thanks,
Tse.

28/8/06 12:33  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Welcome Back!

1/9/06 03:24  
Blogger Vox Populi - Agent Provocateur said...

excellent!

4/9/06 02:01  
Blogger Jannah said...

"He used to talk about it like he has lived all his life there, he was so sure he will go back, he even never married saying that his marriage ceremony will be held in his small village there. "

I'm not embarrassed to admit that this part made me cry.

5/9/06 14:12  
Anonymous Ha Ana Za said...

Karfan. First time to visit your blog and I am amazed. So courageous to stand up and to point out exactly what is wrong with our leaders, I spent a year in Syria and never met anyone who would be so candid in their views.
Please blog again soon!!!

16/9/06 22:54  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TO: Innocent_Criminal


You are despicable. Truly despicable.

27/9/06 04:19  
Blogger syrianjuice said...

This is very entertaining, very well written and thought out. i commend your creativity and courage, keep posting, we are reading.

2/10/06 00:46  
Blogger Innocent_Criminal said...

where are you man?

And to annon at 27/9/06...thank you.

20/10/06 17:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You should visit the so called "SyriaComment" designed by the biggest opportunistic man I have ever heard of, the disgusting Joshua Landis. His "Editor", that one calling himself "innocent_criminal" keeps deleting all posts that are against the Assad regime. Joshua has hired few Syrian Mukhabarats to write in his blog, at times pretending to be "Oppositions" , and while they oppose Assad in some of their posts, they are serving Joshua's goals very nicely.

Joshua, an American so called professor is acting exactly like a Syrian who belongs to the regime, muting all opposing views without a question!

Who said that dictatorial mentality exists only in 3rd world country? He was certainly wrong!

25/10/06 21:24  
Anonymous jm said...

I know what you mean,,I have no respect for that ass-hole landis.

25/10/06 23:10  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Es cierto,

Felicitaciones!

El cachorro de León nuncarecuperará EL Golán porque lo hace mal.

Ricardo, chile

27/10/06 19:17  
Blogger chikitita said...

Your blog just blew me away.

Thanks for writing

28/10/06 23:28  
Anonymous Bill said...

Have you ever thought about becoming an American? You are exactly the sort of person this country needs. Keep up the good satire and I'll keep reading.

16/11/06 21:29  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please don't think about becoming an American, You are not exactly the sort of person this country needs.

22/11/06 09:28  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Indeed the people of the Turkish province of Alexandretta (Iskandaroon) do not wish to be Syrian for the very same reasons Karfan mentions, even though a great deal of them are Arabic speaking Alawites. But Karfan is wrong in assuming that in Turkey they are not allowed to rule. The are just like verybody else; if their party wins the election, they are in the game! Some Alawites from Iskandaroon recently served as government ministers, and one of them, Fuat Cay, (pronounced Chuy), then the Minister of Industry, signed an industrial cooperation agreement with Israel in the mid 1990s, on behalf of Turkey.

Mr. Cay currently represents the Hatay province in the Turkish Grand National Assembly: http://www.tbmm.gov.tr/develop/owa/milletvekili_sd.bilgi?p_donem=22&p_sicil=4563

26/11/06 08:09  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is my first time here, im a 24 yrs old guy from Panama,
im very happy to know that there are people in Syria that think and
see the world in the way you do.

Just a suggestion, what about posting some pics, not about you but
about your daily life, like, a pic from a regular syrian street,
a syrian party, a syrian cafe, simple stuff
im really interested in seeing how you guys live ur daily life.

If for whatever reason u dont feel confortable about doing that, what about
showing me where to find that kind of pics
Send me an email teufel_075@yahoo.com.


well bro, best of lucks, and keep posting
you are really changing what people think of your country with this blog.

Regards
Rantunez

28/11/06 12:07  
Blogger Zeyad said...

Welcome back, Karfan. Please post more karaf from time to time so we know you are okay.

5/1/07 02:19  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan's friend... Isn't it time to do some traveling and posting again. We miss you.
Jan

17/1/07 09:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous at 22/11/06

America doesn't need Karfan, but Syria does, in fact Syria needs more Karfans.

19/1/07 06:51  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You might have misspelled your blog's name, baby.

Did you mean Kharfan ?

23/1/07 00:55  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

So you are still alive and kicking.

Great to read your posts again.

This one made me cry.

Nafdik

31/1/07 01:45  
Blogger syrianjuice said...

You bastards should post again, this is bullshit, you are amazing writers, do it, please.

24/3/07 04:50  
Blogger cile said...

in fact, i am looking out here for new posts too. probably we'll have to wait until journeys will be undertaken.
hope everything is fine with you!!

30/3/07 20:11  
Blogger rutaug said...

My first visit to your blog. My clueless American brain assumed all "Syrians" wore bad neck ties . . .this misleading necktie propaganda has got to be squashed.

Your writings are brilliant!

6/4/07 16:36  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm hot cuz I'm fly, you ain't cuz you not.

This is why, this is why, this is why I'm hot.

3/5/07 09:47  
Anonymous Marina said...

Bala Karaf halla2 where have you been since august 06?

You know you get people worried about you when you don't write anymore...

Best regards

15/5/07 17:32  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG, this is the best piece i've ever read.. very intelligent, very smart, very courageous and yes exposing us and getting the naked truth in our faces..
Guess what your English is amazing too.. i mean the strong expressive language you are using is outstanding. God bless ya
Signed by another Fellow Syrian (who also can't say his name) .
Love to all Syrians

4/7/07 13:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did it occur to any one from those asking why this guy hasn't posted since 2006 that he might be among those the Regime imprisonned for posting things on the Internet?

5/7/07 22:18  
Blogger cile said...

as far as i can understand, postings are only made when out of Syria.

on that matter: http://beirutspring.com/blog/2007/07/08/undoing-syrias-internet-ban/

and i hope we'll read some new soon!

verybests!!

9/7/07 01:20  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is what the post said, but did they have to tell the reality as to where he/they were posting from?

It is all possible that he/she/they is/are among the young people the regime jailed having posted on the Internet. I do not know, neither any one else, but it is possible.

10/7/07 03:11  
Blogger The Raccoon said...

Yours is what passes for the voice of sanity in Syria?

Your country is truly doomed, then.

15/7/07 16:40  
Blogger Zappy Corleone said...

You and Karfan remind me so much of the Old Iraq.
I am an Iraqi and I can understand your suffering, I have visted Syria twice, once for three hourse heading to Lebanon and the secound transit for 24 hours.

You have a lovely country, but a bad government that is true.

nothing can remain forever, one day the Old Gaurd and the Lion King shall fall.

but do you have the guts and hearts to remain United?

always remember Iraq and what happened to it, don't divide between yourseleves and don't seek reveange between the sects.

6/8/07 16:28  
Anonymous fatima said...

kafran

Did you know that the Occupation of the Jolan was decided in paris in 1919 at the zionist conference. what happened in 1967 was games generals were playing to implement the plan (various quotes of Moshe Dayan tells us they were provoking the occupation ) the zionists Decided to Occupy the Jolan , the Jordan valley (done)and the Litani river (south Lebanon) (still working on it , if it was not the Hezbollah giving them trouble .

5/12/07 15:04  
Blogger Don Cox said...

Good to see you back, writing as well as ever. _________
Don't you think pride and dignity are over-rated?

9/6/08 00:24  
Blogger King Brian said...

Re: "Two years ago, 15 people killed each others in a village in Latakkia over a cow."

She must have been a gorgeous cow!

21/7/08 03:15  
Blogger Admin said...

Syrian writers: you are forgetting the wise breath of reality. In my forefathers words (the people of the Reconquista, who took the Iberian Peninsula back from the Arabs and turned it Christian: "You don't understand, friend; it's OUR land now!" Those who cannot defend their land have no land. A word of advice: become an Israeli citizen.

6/8/08 03:27  
OpenID brianakira said...

It's about time to end the Muslim occupation of Christian Constantinople, Syria, Egypt, Libya etc etc etc

1/9/08 09:23  
Anonymous Demotix said...

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6/10/08 20:34  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Karfan and Friend for this post. There are many moments when I laughed and I wanted to cry (I can't. I'm at work). I was fascinated by what you said and learnt a lot. Also, your writing and literary references are poetic, lyrical - how many people are reading you (Arabic version) in Syria?

It makes me wish my Arabic was better, as I'm sure there are many blogs in Arabic which also carry your defiance and courage.

Keep writing. Keep resisting

emilie, UK

28/10/08 15:42  
Blogger Sofian Rahmani said...

Hey!

Where are you, we're getting worried! WRITE SOMETHING!!!

Anyway, great blog. You should seriously consider writing a book. That is, if you're not an "ex-satirist"...

21/1/09 19:30  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Poor bastard.

Tortured to death by the filthy scum of The Lion Queen's Rape/Security Forces, and not a single "Human Rights Activist" lifted a finger.

21/2/09 10:39  
Blogger Sofian Rahmani said...

WHAT??!! Are you sure??!! He's... dead??? What about his friend?

21/2/09 13:05  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I cant help not feeling a certain bond to you my dear syrian blogger! Now ive read your blog from the very first letter, ncluding the comments and everyhting i could find about you! Nothing new for last couple of years! Where the hell are you? Miss your postings!
I pray [depite my atheism] that you are allright, and not visiting Beyt Khaltak!

We need more people like you!

Hopefull thoughts

Haifa

21/5/09 01:27  
Blogger Admin said...

I afraid he's probably under arrest, mate.

21/5/09 04:42  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I doubt Karfan was arrested!! He has been living in Lebanon since he started this blog, and I spoke to him earlier this year. This blog was just one point in his life.

18/7/09 12:27  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One point in his life? Definatly an encouraging blog for the rest of us.
And if you see him- Salemelna 3ale ktir w elo kelna karfaniiin :)

Haifa

24/7/09 04:07  
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16/10/09 21:24  
Blogger "Guppy" Honaker said...

So, Karfan, what is the solution then?
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16/12/09 21:54  
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18/12/09 16:50  
Anonymous baresytapas said...

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29/5/10 12:59  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog is long dead, apparently. Too bad, cause it's a work of genius. Best thing I've read about Syria. Hope there will be more.

13/8/10 01:11  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any news on the guys? Are they ok? What are they up to?

17/9/10 20:23  
Blogger Mr Zaki said...

I hope you are ok. I hope you return.

30/10/10 01:35  
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1/1/11 07:06  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is brilliant!
so true, so funny and so sad. what happened to you? why did you stop? i hope you are alright! post something please. i remember reading this blog years before and i came back to read it again because of what is happening now in the arab world. has the time come you think??

-fan of karfan

3/2/11 10:49  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Karfan,

Just found this. I hope your thoughtful and astute insight will once again grace us. I hope you are safe and free to express your thoughts. You are truly brilliant!

26/4/11 18:31  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dearest Karfan,

I keep thinking of you now. The time seems to have finally come! I really hope you are alive and well and taking part! I just hope that for one day karfan you will have the chance to be proud instead of 'karfan'! You are so brilliant, so brave, and so insightful. This revolution is dedicated to you, and your likes! I hope that soon you will be safe to come out, and no longer be 'karfan'!

fan of karfan

11/5/11 01:37  
Blogger Pensador said...

it might be terrible....
keep the good work!

26/8/11 17:44  
Blogger trust said...

we need to look at things more closely and ask tough questions

23/10/11 13:25  
Blogger Mitchell said...

Like many people, I wonder where Karfan is right now.

5/2/12 08:04  
Blogger Pensador said...

keep the good work.

:)

3/3/12 22:35  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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Catherine at http://syriaexposed.blogspot.co.uk/2005/03/myth-no6-we-have-diamond.html

"So..If this majority just got organised, went together on the streets, peacfully..it will be enough!! They can't put all in prison or kill all, it is enough to be 10 000..Once pepole see how many dare to stand up they will join in cause they would know beeing so many the governement will be helpless..if there were just some organisation!!"
*****************

O what irony, it's taken 11 years and look what's happened. 'it would only take 10 000", now it's far more deaths, and twenty times more injured, detained, tortured, lost, fled. O what tragedy, what despair. But these lines could have been written yesterday and are now (maybe) coming true despite the figures.

No wonder Karfan was so depressed, he had insight and saw how deep the kings made their dens.

I'm glad I found this blog (from some MSM talking about it because of Turkish plane shot down, and radar post), because the articles and some of the comments really help someone who knew nothing about Syria understand better all the events in the past 16 months.

I understand how lots of people can be forgiven for not realizing what the regime and this Bashar really was. Most of the west, and no doubt many Syrians, always thinking things would improve. In fact it did, for some since this post, but the 'arab spring' happened, and now, poor poor Syrians, now with the internet that they didn't have then, now post their thousands of vids from bombed out cities, even 'traitors' in the army are showing the atrocities.

This blog should be mandatory reading for anyone 'following' the ME. It's a museum full of priceless artifacts, even if some don't agree with all. It DOES explain so much of why the 'revolution' is so messy there.

Good luck and thanks, if anyone is still reading.

24/6/12 01:15  
Blogger Zeyad said...

Karfan, I hope you're still alive and checking your comments from time to time. I just posted again about your blog after many years. More people should be checking out your posts.

All the best of luck to you and your countrymen in your struggle for freedom from the Lion dynasty.

23/7/12 01:44  
Blogger Lynnette In Minnesota said...

Karfan,

I followed Zeyad's link and have just finished reading your last post. You are a wonderful writer who paints a graphic picture of what life in Syria is like.

But that it is exactly why King Lion the 2nd, or any other king like him, will never get the Jolan back: they never can understand the real problem at stake here: it is humans not land.

Yes, it is always about people. Not just the Israeli/Arab conflict, but all the other issues as well. Understand what's important, and you might find a solution.

I hope you are safe and that Syria finds a light at the end of the tunnel she is now traveling through.

28/7/12 22:53  
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20/2/13 08:43  
Anonymous عشاق سوريا said...

Thank You Very Much

4/12/13 18:44  

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