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There are some Arab Nationalists who would never forgive Chalabi the heavy enrollment in toppling Saddam regime. Here is one example, I am wondering what this lady will do for her dinner for the next four years watching Chalabi as a mainfigure in Iraqi politics ;)

 

http://arabwomanblues.blogspot.com/2010/02...nty-always.html

 

And frankly I felt so ill in those 20 mn, I was unable to eat anything the whole evening. I felt so ill because never in my life have I come across someone who can lie so much in such little space of time. Except maybe for one person I knew, but at least he/she did not have bloodied hands like Chalabi's.

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Dr. Tamara Chalabi new book

http://www.amazon.co.uk/http://www.amazon....ages/0007249314

 

 

 

who is Dr. Tamara ?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tamara_Chalabi

Tamara Chalabi is a Beirut born Lebanese-Iraqi writer, whose paternal family was exiled from Iraq in 1958. She grew up and was educated in the Middle East, Europe and America and went to boarding school in the UK. She studied at Brown University followed by an MPhil at Cambridge University and a PhD in History and the Middle East from Harvard University. Her first book, The Shi'is of Jabal'Amil and the New Lebanon: 1918-1943 was published by Palgrave Macmillan in 2006. She has written for the Sunday Times, New Republic, Wall Street Journal, Slate and Prospect on war, culture, encounters and identities. She is a co-founder of the Ali Wardi History Prize in Baghdad, for a work of research, and is also the executive director of the Abdul Hadi Chalabi Foundation. She lives between Baghdad, Istanbul and Beirut.

 

Article about the book:

 

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/...from-exile.html

 

 

<H1>Baghdad revisited: the Chalabi family's return from exile

 

Tamara Chalabi, daughter of the controversial Iraqi politician Ahmed Chalabi, tells the story of her family's life in Baghdad before and after Saddam

By Janine di Giovanni

Published: 9:00AM BST 29 Jul 2010

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Tamara's tale is not about WMDs or insurgents. It is the story of a bourgeois Iraqi family set against the opulent backdrop of the Ottoman Empire. It is the story of Chalabi's grandmother Bibi, who lived 'like a queen' in grand, pre-Saddam Baghdad, and had nine children (the youngest, born when she was 45, was Ahmed). It is the story of Iraq, but told from an Iraqi woman's perspective; then it also becomes the story of a young woman's struggle for identity.

 

I have known the Chalabis for more than a decade. In early summer, when the temperature reaches nearly 48C in the middle of the day, I visit Tamara in the family compound in the Mansour neighbourhood of Baghdad. She has been living here on and off since 2003 (she divides her time between Baghdad and Istanbul), and this month she is staying in the big house that she shares with her father and younger brother, working for the family's charitable foundation. The compound is also home to extended family members, and is heavily guarded. Security-wise, Baghdad, although better than it was immediately after the fall of Saddam, is still a deadly city. When Chalabi travels through town, she does so in an armoured car, with a security detail, about which she is clearly embarrassed. 'Oh, I don't know, they come from the government,' she says airily of the soldiers. There are also loyal members of the INC who have remained with the family for years, devoted to Ahmed and his children.

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اقترح ان يمنح الدكتور الجلبي اجازه كي يزور واشنطن ليكمل ما يقوم به صديقه البروفيسور عجمي الذي اجاد وابدع في ايصال صوت هذه الثوره العربيه الكبرى الى المستمع الامريكي وخصوصا عبر برنامج اندرسون كوبر اليومي على محطه السي ان ان.الموقف الامريكي مهم في كبح جماح دكتاتوريه السلطات العربيه والجلبي خير من يعرف اللغه الانكليزيه يالاكسنت الامريكي . الموضوع لايختص بالبحرين فما يجري هناك ماهو الا امتداد لهذه الهبه للروح العربيه في جميع البلدان العربيه من المغرب الى العراق مرورا باليمن والبحرين. اذا اردنا فعلا مساعده البحرين وشعبه فعلينا ان نوضح ابعاد الثوره فيه.

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