Student Chants In Mosul For Those

Student Chants in Mosul

For those interested in crowd behavior, I note from al-Hayat the chants of student protesters in Mosul below. They are really quite ugly, like something out of the Chinese cultural revolution, but what is clear is the nationalistic undertone to the protests. By now Saddam is just a symbol of defiance to occupation. He doesn’t deserve to be such a symbol.

Ba`thiyyah, Ba`thiyyah

Wa la naqbal al-`ar

Baathists, Baathists,

and we do not accept humiliation!

Na`m, na`m

li’l-Qa’id Saddam

Yes, yes, to the Leader Saddam!

Ma natanazzal `an ithnayn:

al-`Iraq wa Saddam Husayn

We will not back down from two things:

Iraq and Saddam Hussein!

Bush, Bush, isma` zayn

kullna n’hibb Saddam Husayn

Bush, Bush, listen well:

We all love Saddam Hussein!

Namut, numut

wa yahya al-watan

Fa’l-tasqut Amirika

We’ll die, we’ll die,

but the Nation will live!

And America will fall!

Majlis al-Hukm, Ya Jaban

Ya `Amil al-Amrikan!

Governing Council, you cowards!

Agents of the Americans!

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