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What animal instincts do they fear in me?

And all those Mercenaries are “Going Hunting”

Note: Re-edit of “Going Hunting (Written in 1998 and reposted in November 16, 2019)

  1. I’m going to war.

My government has decided.

I need to release my animal instincts.

For economic reasons,

For political reasons,

For religious reasons.

I’m going to war, today,

For no reasons:

Just for kicking butts.

  1. What animal instincts do they fear in me?

I’ve never seen animals killing others

From miles away.

I’ve never seen an animal

Who has just gorged

On hamburger and pizza,

Going a-prowling,

To kill and maim.

  1. Never seen an animal

Returning from the hunt,

In clean and spec fur,

Shining from shoulders to boots.

4. Never seen an animal

Returning from the hunt,

To eat more and get drunk silly.

Carnivorous animals used to find themselves a cool shade

To rest and sleep off the feast.

5. What animal instincts do they fear in me?

I had a dream of cannibals at war

And I was a reporter of this war.

Once a victor felled his enemy, he would kneel and achieve him.

The victor is serenely and religiously eating his enemy flesh, raw.

For him, the war is already over:

He stops killing other victims,

He is not helping the warriors of his tribe to overcome more enemies.

His enemies will not interfere with his eating;

They stay away from this pair,

Both finally at peace.

For both, the victor and the victim, the war is over.

6. When the dust of war settles down all the living warriors from both camps

Prepare a joint bonfire and finish off the remains of their victims.

They leave the battlefield in peace.

They don’t carry any leftovers:

Nature and its beasts need to take their shares of the slaughter.

What animal instincts do they fear in me?

Yemen: A beautiful varied landscape, people, culture…. One of the earliest civilizations

This ravaged nation of 25 million has been at war by the colonial powers, Saudi Kingdom and Israel in order to get control of the  strategic water way of Bab Mandeb. Seven awful, cruel, inhuman, savage war was launched on the people in Yemen. Thousands upon thousands succumbed to malnutrition, lack of basic medical supply, antibiotics, basic foodstuff, pandemics, all kinds of deadly diseases, lack of vaccines…

Generations lost: schools and hospital bombed. precarious health net, famine, insecurity…

Note: Re-edit of “How beautiful is Yemen nature and civilization?April 4, 2015″

The king and emirs of the most obscurantist of this Wahhabi Saudi family can destroy and bomb poor Yemen infrastructure, it will not prevail.

The Yemeni people are taking their destiny into their own hand, driving the Qaeda out and denying Saudi Kingdom its objective of enslaving Yemen with financial aids that never were meant for building any infrastructure or development projects.

Aprille Muscara posted these pictures of Yemen.
(She is News and culture junkie interested in human rights, new media and politics. Former aspiring astronaut. Third Culture Kid. Don’t call her a millennial.)

Unless you’ve been there, we bet you didn’t know Yemen was this breathtaking.

Here is visual proof of the country’s stunning scenery, from the ecological haven of Socotra Island to surreal Sana’a, the world’s oldest city and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the greenery and the desert architecture of Hadramaut…

Feast your eyes:


Sana'a (Hamza Shiban/500px)


"Yemen Nightlife" - A souq in Sana'a (Ingo Bernhardt/500px)

Yemen Nightlife” – A souq in Sana’a (Ingo Bernhardt/500px)

Old Sana'a (Amin Abo Monasar/flickr)

Old Sana’a (Amin Abo Monasar/Via)


Old Sana'a (Jenna Z/Via)


Sana'a (Haraz/Via)


(Rod Waddington/flickr)


Old Sana'a (Walid Naseer/Via)


Old Sana'a (Waleed Naseer/Via)


Detwah Lagoon, Socotra Island (Gerry & Bonni/flickr)

Detwah Lagoon, Socotra Island (Gerry & Bonni/flickr)


Di Hamri Coral Beach, Socotra Island (Gerry & Bonni/flickr)


Socotra Island (Kimberley Bradley/500px)


Socotra Island (Martin Sojka/flickr)


Socotra Island (Martin Sojka/flickr)


Dragon Trees on Socotra Island (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Wadi on Socotra Island (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Socotra Island view (Abdulrahman Jaber/Via)


Socotra Island (Anaas Abas/Via)


Socotra Island (Juan Herreo/Via)


Socotra Island (Juan Herreo/Via)


A cave under Socotra Island (Khalil AlNasry/Via)


A cave under Socotra Island (Khalil AlNasry/Via)

Socotra Island (Michail Vorobyvev/Via)


Qalansiyah Beach, Socotra Island (Via)


Socotra Island (Ross Hayden/Via)


Socotra Island (Michail Vorobyev/Via)


Ibb (Hamza Shiban/500px)

Ibb (Hamza Shiban/500px)


Ibb (Hamza Shiban/500px)


Ibb (Abdussalam AlNajdi/Via)


Ibb (Waleed Nasser/Via)


(Andre Martin/Via)




(Rod Waddington/flickr)

Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)


(Rod Waddington/flickr)

Jibla (Rod Waddington/flickr)


(Rod Waddington/flickr)


Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Jibla (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)


(Rod Waddington/flickr)


Haraz Mountains (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Mahweet (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Mahweet (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Kawkaban (Rod Waddington/flickr)

Kawkaban (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Haraz Mountains (Ashraf Al Kaini/Via)


Mahwit City (Retlaw Snellac/Via)>


(Charles Roffey/flickr)


Shibam, Hadramaut (Martin Sojka/flickr)

Shibam, Hadramaut (Martin Sojka/flickr)


Shibam, Hadramaut (Martin Sojka/flickr)


(Matthew Thistle/flickr)


Wadi Doan, Hadramaut (Anthony Pappone/Via)

Wadi Doan, Hadramaut (Anthony Pappone/Via)


Hadramaut (Fahed Bawajeeh/flickr)


Bani Matar (Abdussalam Al-Najdi/Via)

Bani Matar (Abdussalam Al-Najdi/Via)


Makaleh (Hamza AlMahaleh/Via)

Makaleh (Hamza AlMahaleh/Via)


(Michail Yorobyev/Via)


Jabl Saber, Ta'izz (Nuha AlSaidi/Via)

Jabl Saber, Ta’izz (Nuha AlSaidi/Via)


Rasisa Hudidah (Anas Abbas/Via)

Rasisa Hudidah (Anas Abbas/Via)


Traditional Yemeni basket weaving (Charles Roffey/flickr)


Traditiona Yemeni jambiyah knife (Charles Roffey/flickr)


Traditional Yemeni jambiyah knife (Martin Sojka/flickr)


Pomegranate seller (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Spice for sale (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Traditional Yemeni architecture boasts fascinating details, like this light vent (Rod Waddington/flickr)


...and gorgeous doors (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Close-up details of traditional doors (Ahmed Yahya Bin Yahya/Via)


Al Musndqh style of carved ceilings in the Grand Mosque of Old Sana'a (Via)


The ceiling of Al Saleh Mosque (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Handcrafts at a market (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Yemeni girls (Will de Freitas/flickr)


Night market (Rod Waddington/flickr)


Children in Haradh (Saleh Awadh/Via)

Children in Haradh (Saleh Awadh/Via)




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