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Flames light up the night after a Taliban attack on the Hotel Inter-Continental in Kabul, Afghanistan, on June 29.

June 28, 2011 11:52 p.m. EDT

Saiz Ahmed, an American Ph.D. student in Kabul studying Afghan legal history,
had just eaten dinner and returned to his fourth-floor room at the Hotel
Inter-Continental when he heard odd noises. His room was pitch black because the
electricity was out, and he did not initially recognize the sounds.

“I thought it was construction,” he said, recalling that a sign he had seen
earlier in the day on the elevator apologizing to guests for work being
done.

But the noises got louder, and he soon realized that it was not construction.
“It was clear that people were shooting from inside the building — a number of
people I didn’t know where — and from outside,” he said. “I didn’t know who was
who.”

Over the three or four hours, the gunfire was punctuated by an explosion
every 45 minutes or so, he said. “They might have been people blowing themselves
up,” he said, adding he heard six or seven such blasts.

As the blasts continued, he got calls on his cell phone from his relatives in
Kabul, from his relatives in the United States and from the U.S. Embassy. All of
them offered the same advice: stay put.

Heeding that advice, he stayed inside the room on the floor, near a corner
that he thought might be safest. But the explosions got closer.

“I’ve never experienced explosions that near,” he said. “The ground
shook.”

The last explosion occurred frighteningly close. “I felt the ground move up,”
he said. “I was just praying that the next one wouldn’t be right under me or
above me or anywhere else where there were people.”

Ahmed said he felt like death was imminent. “I’m sure none of us thought we
were going to make it,” he said. “I wrote my little will — just in case.”

He then placed the document in his pocket. It stipulates, according to
Islamic law, the charities to which he wanted to donate.

Finally, after some six hours, he could hear English being spoken in the
hallway yelling “fire” and urging guests locked in their rooms to come out. He
followed their orders and entered the hallway, where the air was thick with
dust. He and other guests there were ordered to put their hands up and identify
themselves. They were escorted to the basement, where security officials checked
them to ensure they were not Taliban and where relief cascaded upon them.

“As soon as we were able to get to the basement, people started praying,
thanking God,” he said.

After about an hour, they were released. The carcasses of cars that had been
blown up littered the parking lot. Glass from the hotel windows lay in
shards.

But, though they had been told the danger was over, shooting erupted nearby.
Ahmed and a group of fellow guests ran down the hill on which the hotel was
built.

Ahmed said he never saw the attackers and is glad he didn’t. “I think I might
not be here if that as the case,” he said. Still, he had spent much of the night
imagining what he would do if he had come into contact with them. “I could
convince them that what they were doing was stupid,” he said. “To target
civilians like that.”

But Ahmed said the experience has left him anxious to express himself to
others, too, including to U.S. President Barack Obama, who announced last week
that all of the 33,000 additional U.S. forces he ordered to Afghanistan in
December 2009 will be home within 15 months.

“I’m very mad about this war — on all sides,” Ahmed said. “I’d say this war
needs to end now. This war that his predecessor started could have been avoided.
Forgive me for going off, but this is what I was thinking in my room when I
didn’t know if I would see my wife again, would see my family again. And I was
thinking: This is the life of Afghans for the past 10 years.”

The United States did not need to initiate a war nearly a decade ago to kill
Osama bin Laden, whose al Qaeda group carried out the 9/11 terrorist attacks,
Ahmed said.

“I want everybody involved who has forces here on Afghan soil
to think about that,” he said. “There has got to be a peaceful solution to this.
It’s just crazy.”

from:  http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/asiapcf/06/28/afghanistan.hotel.guest/index.html?hpt=hp_p1&iref=NS1

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Each letter of the first name rules 9 years of life.  Ages 18 to 27 are ruled by the third letter of the name.

Saiz Ahmed

i is the 9th letter of the alphabet

So from ages eighteen to twenty-seven Saiz has the number 9 going on.

9 = Heeding wisdom.

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