i'm writing this in the worst of moods.

just now Sharqiyah, an Iraqi satellite channel, broadcasted a video report about the Iraqi VP al-Hashimi, interviewing hundreds of boys kept in Tobchi prison without charges, for durations ranging up to four years.
i still don't have the full report yet, this is fresh news and i'm in no mood for translation. let other "well-researched" bloggers do that.
meanwhile, what i'll do here is just flip out in fucking anger.

In the video, you see al-Hashimi waltzing around the prison escorted by guards and what appears to be a nervous prison superintendant, randomly interviewing dozens of teens with visible signs of torture and trauma, asking them how and why and when and where.

you can clearly see the boys have been given a fresh haircut, a wash and a clean set of clothes, all prepped up for the VP's visit.
now i'm no fan of Hashimi, this guy is just another screwey politician, bringing this issue up at the right moment.
(Minister of Interior Bolani is in Turkey, PM Maliki is being spanked by our uncle and aunt: Dubya and Condy -Um Omar- Rice)

why didn't Hashimi do anything earlier? like he didn't know. yeah right.

(inspecting prisoners)
Hashimi (to someone outside the screen): "let THEM do the talking"
Hashimi: "so why are you here?"
child prisoner: "i've been held here for ten months because they told me there was a witness against me, i asked to see him but they dont show him, they just blindfolded me and made me ink my thumbprint on some papers i dont know what they are"

(inspecting food rations)
Hashimi: "What's wrong with this food, its good and its plenty" (a piece of chicken and a loaf of bread)
child prisoner: "yes NOW its good, but before they only brought us cheese and water"
SuperIntendant (butting in) : "Yes its just like what they wanted, sometimes they don't want
chicken, they ask for cheese" (WTF?)

Sunni, Shia, Arabs, Kurds, all kinds of kids were in there. and those are the ones we got to see.

Iraqi jails. pfft. even under the best of circumstances, where you are held in a private "detention facility", watched and cared for constantly under strict, explicit orders to "make it as easy for him as you can", it still won't be a good place.
i can only imagine what it is like NOW.

however, ONE thing made me feel better: he actually promised the kids to be released TOMORROW.

i cant find any links right now, google it up tomorrow, such a thing is bound to make an echo.

Outtake from Maliki's visit to Dubya:

Al-Maliki stressed that "the future of Iraq goes through the gates of national reconciliation, of political agreements."
"That is the way to assure ... Iraq's future," he said.
Bush, who has seen his popularity plummet because of mounting U.S. fatalities in Iraq, reiterated his support for the government, saying: "We're with ya, prime minister."

and that, is what i'm afraid of.

tell you what: if that fucktard Hashimi actually holds up to his word, and gets those kids released before the week is over, he will have earned my undying respect as the first politician in iraq that actually did anything of value for the last 40 years.

can you believe the size of the pair on AhmadiNajad doing the three-ring routine in Columbia U.!
Solid Brass i tell you!
still won't change the fact that he needs a wash, a shave and a better jacket.

The Adventures of Computerman

So, whats new with me you ask?
Well.. nothing much, its all work, day in day out, learning stuff, applying stuff..
some i already knew, only now i know how to do it faster and more efficient, some is brand new..

my opinions of Micro$oft have now changed a bit, they're not completely worthless ;)

i mean, regarding desktop operating systems, they are hands-down CRAP. i've been running three versions of Linux these past few days (Knoppix, Mandriva One, and Kanotix) and two more (Backtrack 2 and Wifiway 0.8) have almost finished downloading, and my love for all things Linux has reached new levels and still rising. damn i love the command shell!

BUT: i've also been running Microsoft Server 2003 (R2 AND SBS), and i'm expected to take a look at Longhorn, yeah as if i have time.
server-wise, they're good, granted you know what the hell is going on. Hiccups do occur sometimes and they range from minor headaches to reinstalling the whole goddamn thing from scratch..

the only thing i positively love about Micro$oft now is Active Directory and its services. Bravo indeed! :)

oh, i almost forgot:

another thing i've learned is how to make unattended installation disks, now THAT is nice, just plonk the cd in the drive, restart, and walk away..

one thing i've failed to do is WEP/WPA attacks (ENGLISH: cracking wireless network security protocols) but i'm working on it.
the one thing that held me back is that i do not have the right wireless card which allows packet re-injection (ENGLISH: cracks security in 2 mins rather than 2 days).. sigh. thus the decision to get Wifiway and Backtrack. two linux operating systems dedicated to *cough* analyzing and probing wireless networks *cough*


enuff of geektalk.

i've gained a few pounds this last month, not enough time to abuse my body like before.

also, my head has been hurting me for 3 days now, i think it might have to do with sitting so close to the wireless antennae all day trying to crack the local network.
hell, i bet after 10 hours running it could heat a frozen pizza.

tell u what, if i grow a second head i'll post pictures, ok?

ohhhkay, sorry, will report back again in a few days with a real post, containing real words, now i dont even have time to breathe.

Listening to: Velvet Revolver - She Builds Quick Machines
via FoxyTunes