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I know that some 98th veterans were among those evacuated. What I need is a complete list of the men who were evacuated. Is there such a known list and where would I be able to obtain it?
Sincerely; Herb Harper
Cycle "The waterfalls of love”
Words are like tents
and words are like deserts
in Your hands spring and winter
life and death
Words are like raindrops
and words are like stones
in Your hands day and night
life and death ...
Cycle "The joy of the sun”
When we went through the cemetery
they lit up tomb darkness
burning, thousands of ever-burning fires
in the shape of crosses and hearts
After the city died there walked
thousands alive among whom
we recognized familiar faces,
graves whitened and reddened,
flowers' mute speech
Near at paths they sat,
set in graves men,
in flames of tomb light
Cycle "Silence and love"
to Frederic CHOPIN
Your music is warm
As love ...
We love too little continually
though we see lanterns
on cemetery plots
Though dates engraved there
and the surnames, the names and age of life ...
We love too little continually
though we see how earthly time
broke ground in us the furrows of silence
and more and more difficult to walk
on the ground
and more and more difficult living ...
Cycle "Kindness of Your mouths”
We stand stripped with time
done away like railway stations
we look in silence on the boundlessness of the world
lonely among the sun and men
moon and stars ...
Wies³aw Janusz Mikulski
Good morning sir,
I was reading your article : CHINESE--MUSLIM ALLIANCE which is based on assuming the probability of a CHINESE--MUSLIM ALLIANCE some time in future.
Being a Muslim i'd like to tell you what i do know about this in brief.
- We believe as Muslims that such Theory won't happen for the fact that we have a Hadeeth ( traditions of Prophet of Islam ) that indicated to the fact that Muslim Unite (i.e truce) with Romans ( Christians ) against an enemy.
On the other side muslims believe that Christians are closer to them than the like chinese who are mostly Bhudhists.
I'd suggest that you refer to quran / chapter : Romans : verses from 1-4 which tells about an event that happened in the begining of islam where the Romans were defeated in a battle with persians who were pagans yet muslims rejoiced when they knew (according to the verses) that Romans will defeat pagans in near future. This mean that Muslim feels People of book ( Christians ) are closer than pagans ( Like Chineses)
I hope this was a useful input for you.
Thank you for your interesting comment. Please consider that I wrote this article in 1995. The situation today is totally different which makes my article irrelevant. I maintain the previous issues of Vagabond in order to keep it in its entirety and chronology. WM
I had you in mind when I wrote this after the lynching of Saddam Hussein:
Saddam was the creator of modern Iraq; scientists and artists of both sexes flourished and contrary to the political situation, freedom of religion was practically total. Life in Baghdad was not very different from any Western capital.
Now, the educated Iraqis are fleeing Iraq in the thousands. Those who remain are seen in innumerable street demonstrations. Those hundreds of thousands of young people obviously have no work and no studies in mind. They are stuck in street theology. You don't see many women in the demonstrations. Probably they are confined to kitchen and bedroom. United democratic Iraq is conveniently prepared for its future role as an oil provider for the Western master.