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Baghdadis battle it out with graffiti on city walls

Discussion in 'Third Rail' started by worldoflies, Feb 9, 2004.

  1. worldoflies

    worldoflies Junior Member

    Joined: Dec 7, 2001 Messages: 179 Likes Received: 1
    Baghdadis battle it out with graffiti on city walls
    Pundits wage war by proclaiming allegiances, opinions, political views through kilometers of script written on barriers

    Annia Ciezadlo
    Special to The Daily Star

    BAGHDAD: Each dawn, Baghdadis discover the helpless victims of the city’s nightly battles: its walls, scarred by a ferocious war of words.
    In a city where graffiti was once punishable by death, there’s barely a surface that doesn’t shout a political position, from the sacred “We will return with the army of Mohammed” to the profane “Saddam, eat shit.”
    Not all the writings are political. Some take aesthetic positions: “F**k Metallica,” cries one music critic, in English, on the kilometers of wall surrounding the gigantic Al-Rahman Mosque.
    But for the most part, the Arabic script that crisscrosses every wall in this city is like American talk radio writ large: obscene, inaccurate and often hilarious political abuse.
    Like shock jocks, Baghdad’s hundreds of anonymous new pundits even interrupt each other: Every night, warring scribes scratch out each other’s manifestos and superimpose their own, turning Baghdad’s kilometers of gray concrete walls into a cacophony of public opinion...

  2. westy

    westy Guest

    punishable by death??! damn.
  3. ODS-1

    ODS-1 Elite Member

    Joined: Jul 21, 2003 Messages: 3,575 Likes Received: 0
    Yeah...Read my signature.
  4. why write?

    why write? Veteran Member

    Joined: Oct 19, 2003 Messages: 5,859 Likes Received: 1
    damn...^ crazy signature, its ridiculous
  5. schick1

    schick1 Guest

    thats cool, i like iraq:lol:
  6. the-quiet-1

    the-quiet-1 Banned

    Joined: Jul 6, 2003 Messages: 727 Likes Received: 0
    fuck them, i say just bomb the whole country and get rid of them once and for good....:mad: :mad:
  7. Easy E

    Easy E Member

    Joined: Jan 26, 2004 Messages: 426 Likes Received: 0
    i wonder if there gonan bring in a vandal squad:lol:
  8. vynlone

    vynlone Member

    Joined: Dec 4, 2001 Messages: 783 Likes Received: 0
    Seems like america has tried that already mate. Fuck Bush
  9. adept

    adept Junior Member

    Joined: Jul 27, 2003 Messages: 179 Likes Received: 0
    wonder if they can get Belton or Montana. j/k
  10. garcia_vega

    garcia_vega Elite Member

    Joined: Jan 6, 2001 Messages: 2,931 Likes Received: 2
    i'd be really interested in seeing pictures of that stuff. arabic writing looks so cool. too bad the link doesn't work anymore.
  11. caL

    caL Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 7, 2003 Messages: 2,056 Likes Received: 0
    i wonder when they will start to do graffitti like we know,
    throwups and peices etc.