Saturday, September 18, 2010

Election Day!

After scary earth quake last night, I woke up at 5:30 am and I went to a polling station in old city of Kabul. it was an old religious place belongs to Shiia people. A lot of people were waiting outside for starting time which was 7 am. Observers were waiting to see how the boxes will be locked and then note the number and do their job. Police start searching people and let them in the polling station.

First the religious old men start casting their vote and they were happy because they made their choice before. In women section i saw a burqa clad women who put her jewelery on and her hands had red color of Hena came to ballot box and casted her vote. she was happy too.

Beside all these, my colleague talked to a lady who did not know what to do. she was telling my colleague that she will vote to Karzai and we lough. Later i went to Jama'at Khana which is the holy place for Ismaili's religion. People were a bit angry. they were complaining about the ink that was washed off easily. One of the observers was told me on the phone that the ink is not the real one and i saw some one who washed off the ink to show it to the press.

People also arrested a person who wanted to vote for second time but some how people and election workers had found out. there was a long line in women section. more than 150 young girls and women were waiting on a line. Girls were with clean and beautiful clothes and i could see they were happy to participate. Younger girls even were a bit excited.

A lot of Taliban rockets also wanted to reach polling centers around the country and a lot of civilian were injured and  till now few are died. Nothing serious attack happened in Kabul yet which is 1:37 pm. We had some racket fire early morning and a land mine in south west of the city which just injured. Its not clear that why Taliban were not success to attack more.

The security check system even is lighter than Presidential Election day. A lot of people and candidates were worry about the fraud. most of them were complaining and they were telling us that fraud will happened and they are worry. I did not vote because i do not trust the system to defend my vote at all.

I will update you if some thing new happened. my job for today is not finished yet.


At 3:30 pm i arrived to a polling center in Dasht-e Barchi in Hazara area. A lot of angry men and women were shouting on IEC workers and complain about ruining out of the ballot papers before the elections time been over. I sow this problem in few other polling centers. People in another center were telling me that all the ballot papers were finished at 2 pm, two hours before the official time for elections to be finished.

We went to another center to cover the counting but IEC workers did not let us and they kicked us out from the centers. we start struggling with them and make them understand that what is their job and what is our responsibility, but they did not understand, observers also were in our side and when we saw that observers are getting angry, we left there.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Who is the sexiest candidate!

Today, I met Robina Jalali, one of the sexiest girl who is candidate for parliamentary election which will be on Sept. 18. She was at her campaigning center and when I entered to her office she stand up, She has grown in height since the last time i have met her. She is so sexy but while she was speaking to me about elections, she was really low profile. She was talking like a villager girl.

There are some girls among candidates who just using their beauty of their face and their body to go to parliament. If i chose between several girls like, Robina, Zahra Naderi, and Nouritani i will choose Robina as matter of being sexy!!!?

I would not vote at all because i know it will be a big fraud and i don't want my vote goes to war Lord or any one that i don't want. Shokria Barekzai also have been published one of her photos from many years ago and old and middle age men like to vote her!

Zahra Naderi is so smart and also pretty and sexy. She is daughter of Ismaily religios leader here in Afghanistan and can talk English so well. She is educated and i would be happy for her to go to Parliament.

Yesterday i met a candidate who was in Guantanamo prison for years and when i was taking his pictures he was posing like a prisoner!!!

I respect some attacks tomorrow and the elections day. Taliban threaten people to cut their fingers or they might attack to voting centers and it scares me too. I will be in all danger places tomorrow and after tomorrow.

I'm too busy these days but still my relationships are in my mind and bother me some times. My problem is like Afghanistan problem, so complicate and no solution!! :(

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Stupid Election!!

Afghanistani people are preparing for the second parliamentary election in their history but this election is one of the most stupid election i have ever seen in my life.

1) If you just search about some of the candidate's background you would understand what i am talking about. An uneducated runner girl, a singer who is similar to a famous dead singer, an actor and actress, war Lords, some inexperience journalists and some tribe leaders who don't know what does parliament means. Who made this stupid low that everyone can be candidate?

2) Just look at some of their goals written on their posters: "I am an Union Pain"!, "I will stop talking about Afghanistan separation"!, "If you vote for me I will make you road and city clean"!, "I will start peace talks with Taliban as soon as i become MP" and a lot of stupid goals that even Karzai can not do them.

3) No one trust the result but all candidates hope to wine and no one will forgive if some fraud happens. A lot of fake election ID have been prepared in Iran and Pakistan but no one cares.

4) Most of young and educated candidates who know they would not go to Parliament have hope to use the opportunity after election to apply for political assailant in Europa, Canada or US. They don't spend a lot of money to save their money for their trip to live in freedom!!

And a lot of funny and stupid other reasons which make this election so stupid. All we know that majority of MPs will be Karzai,s supporters to support him to get all the business and power in this country and then run and live in a western country.

I am so busy and tired these days, hopeless, depress, angry some times, not having enough sleep, not feeling safe, careless and live as a immigrant!. Today was another stupid demonstration against the Koran burning plan which was canceled two days ago. The demonstrators were so young and they ever shout slogans against us. They did not know what they want. I took photos and all of my photographer Friends were happy about what i did. :)

I will have a few busy days ahead and i hope nothing make me sad before and after election.

Yaa Hoo

Friday, September 10, 2010

Getting Complicated!

Who started to insult other's religions first? Western papers.
I accept that Taliban as an insurgent and terrorist group burnt down a lot of bibles and books which were for teaching children about Cristian, but we are fighting this group and all world are fighting them as well and if some one in a church repeat their mistakes, it means it is not any different between that church and Taliban.

Burning Koran will born Afghanistan some how too. we had demonstration and many cities like Fazabad in north with three civilians wounded, Kunduz, Mazar, Jalalabad and Nimruz.It will be another one tomorrow in Kabul at Massoud circle which is close to a gang area and i afraid that a lot of things will happen.

Read this: "Pastor Terry Jones arrested for child pornography": NBC News' removed story. when you go to any religion you will see some Mullas are using religion to reach their goal. We should ask this guy that even any of Muslims mosque has burnt bible officially and let all the media know about it? or any Islamic papers did publish Jesse's cartoons with a bomb on his hat and ready to suicide? We also know a lot about your bible but we never insulate you with touching it.

My private life also is complicate, i did not finish an END and i want to go on which make me confuse and i cam mot decide for my life at all. I don't know why my Afghan friends do not contact me and left me alone. I really don't know what I'm doing and where am i going?