:: Friday, March 21, 2003 ::
On Fri, 21 Mar 2003 13:43:04
iBdAiR BasKeT wrote:
to answer your questions, Kuwait doesnt really consist of towns. everything in Kuwait is connected. but i live in an area called Yarmouk, its around 7 minutes from downtown Kuwait City. No, i do not have any military obligations. no Kuwaiti citizen does unless ur in the military. we dont really have a draft system anymore. as for preperations, we have a stockpile of food and water stored in the house, but for chemical and biological bombs, no not really. we havent bought gas masks or anything of the sort. as i said, were all optimistic.
" Life is a fairytale, written by Gods fingers..." -Hans Christian Anderson
:: hndrcksn 10:25 AM [+] ::
From: "stephen hendrickson"
>To: "iBdAiR BasKeT"
>Subject: Re: an idea you might be able to help me with
>Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 20:23:55 -0500
>Badder, i had a few questions i thought i'd ask you:
>what town do you live in?
>do you personally have any military obligation?
>have you made any preparations for chemical or biological attacks?
:: hndrcksn 9:35 AM [+] ::
On Fri, 21 Mar 2003 00:23:30
> iBdAiR BasKeT wrote:
>Thanks for your e-mail. concerning your idea, i think it has potential. its great to know that there are some people out there who dont view us kuwaities as uncivilized and uneducated. its been a while since we last spoke, but i feel there is no better time then this. id be happy to contribute in anyway. mohammed is in lebanon but he has alot of great insight too. as for me, all i can tell u is the day to day life here in kuwait. the way we live njow with the threat of attack. as u know, today was the first attack on iraq, so life is very hectic. let me tell u:
>early morning around 5: 2 iraqi missles hit northern kuwait.
>11;30: air raid siren went off. now this being the first time it went of for real, not for practice, we natuarly all freaked out. it was a rude awakening. the war is real, not just a myth.
>rest of Day: endless sirens and danger warnings. our family glued to the Tv watching and hoping for the best. my life falling into perspective from fear of the unknown. we dont know whats going to happen. we dont know if we are gonna be hit with chemical or biological weapons. we live in fear. but i remain optimistic. more sirens. more worries. i call up my friends, my girlfriend. they all worried. we all scared. we only human, we have a right to be scared. more sirens. 2 more missles hit kuwait. i refuse to turn pesemistic, its way too early. its now 12;20 at night and another siren just went off. i gotta follow protocal, gotta go to the basement where its "safe".
>please write back and tell me if this helps, cuz it really helps me. i'll do as much as i can to inform. Thanks for the oppertunity.
>" Life is a fairytale, written by Gods fingers..." -Hans Christian Anderson
:: hndrcksn 9:23 AM [+] ::
From: "stephen hendrickson"
> >To: "Badder Al-Ghanim" , "Mohammed Al-Ghanim"
> >Subject: an idea you might be able to help me with
> >Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 12:37:38 -0500
> >hey badder and mohammed,
> >i was talking with a friend last night about all that is going on in the middle east right now. we don't necessarily agree with our government's actions in iraq at the moment, but we feel that it doesn't do much good to sit around and complain without doing anything about it. actions speak louder than words. i am immensely curious in what your day to day life is like in kuwait at the moment. i also think a lot of people i know would be very interested if you'd be willing to share whatever it is you see, hear, talk about with friends regarding the war, etc. anyway. i was wondering if you'd be willing to sorta report for me what's going on from your perspective. i think it's frustrating to only get information about the lives about people i'm concerned about from cnn, msnbc, or another major company. do you happen to have a digital camera? is there anything of interest that you could take pictures of and then email to me so we could see first hand what life is like in kuwait right now? if this sounds a bit crazy or naive please excuse me. i just know that not many of my friends have a friend in kuwait that is much more in harms way than any of us are over here. if you have any other ideas let me know. also, maybe you could suggest to your friends or siblings that they could email me too if they felt like it? honestly, it would mean a lot to me if you could share a bit. whatever you feel comfortable with is totally cool. just like a few lines every once in a while, or as much as you're willing to write about what you experience. i really feel like we have the potential to form a connection between american kids like me and kuwaiti kids like you that have so much in common, but that don't communicate directly so much and have to rely on the television to connect them. sorry if i'm longwinded. please write back when it's convenient. bye.
> >-stephen hendrickson
:: hndrcksn 9:17 AM [+] ::