Photo: Morgue workers inspect bodies brought to hospital in Baqouba, capital of
REPORTS – LIFE IN
Iraqi authorities are investigating a case of poisoning at a
On Wednesday the situation was really bad, in the morning there were shooting all the time, at 4:30 pm I was combing my hair, and about to continue studying, something like an earth-quake happened, without thinking I knew it’s an explosion, I didn’t have time to run or hide, BOOOOOOOM, I felt like the blaster pushed me, I ran, and tried to avoid something but it hit me, I wasn’t sure what was it, smoke filled the rooms, I was glad to see everyone ok, I went to my room to see what has happened to it, the thing that hit me was my mug, and thank god we didn’t have many losses, I saw an orange smoke, we thought it was CL gas, so we put wet towels on our noses, grandpa and dad closed all the windows, and replaced the broken ones with cartoons ..
In the next day, my mom went to work, she said there were so many people in the hospital, and from time to time a family would go out crying loud because their wounded member died, it was a painful view..
On Thursday morning I couldn’t study well, there was a fight in the street behind our house, and I had to stay in the corridor, I was angry, and told grandma when she asked me to stay in a safe place “THE TERRORISTS ARE CHALLENGING ME, BUT I WILL STUDY NO MATTER WHAT” so I brought my books, sat on the floor, and studied , at noon, I got a phone call from my headmistress , she said Z was very badly injured, I couldn’t take it anymore, I lost my ability to tolerate, I was devastated, and I had a killing headache..
REPORTS – IRAQI MILITIAS, POLITICIANS, POWER BROKERS
A couple of days ago: Shia call on Mehdi Army to take up arms again in Iraq
Attacks on Iraqi security volunteers, who are given much of the credit for reducing violence in their country, have doubled since October, the
Iranian-U.S. negotiations on
REPORTS – US/UK/OTHERS IN
The U.S. Army has drafted a new operations manual that elevates the mission of stabilizing war-torn nations, making it equal in importance to defeating adversaries on the battlefield. Military officials described the new document, the first new edition of the army's basic comprehensive doctrine since 2001, as a major development that draws on the hard-learned lessons of
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan vowed on Saturday to continue to hit Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) targets in
The Office of the Secretary of Defense is trying to figure out how to beat jihadists in the propaganda war. One tool they figure could help: a computer model of "Human, Social, and Cultural Behavior" in Middle Eastern locales. OSD isn't the first arm of the Pentagon looking to build its version of Sim Iraq. But this is the first one I've heard of that focuses in on the touchy subject of strategic communications. [I can’t wait for the day that they realize that killing unarmed people really pisses some people off, and inspires many of the surviving relatives and friends to turn to revenge, sometimes known as ‘resistance’ but usually called ‘al Qaeda’ by the US military. – dancewater]
On the third floor of the
Breathless, hopeless, and fatigue
That's what I am now..
I am between the devil and the deep blew see
and between them
I am wishing I am never be...
Today Afghan, Iraqi and Palestinian children are suffering and it seems it doesn’t matter too much to
In a top secret assessment now circulating in
Now you might say that Mitt Romney is old news. After all, this was the very speech where he declared he was quitting the presidential race. He's toast, he's over, the fork has been stuck into his well-roasted hide; who cares what he says? This is of course the witless "horse-race" view that dominates political discourse in
On the weekend of 13-15 March, 2008, Iraq Veterans Against the War will assemble history's largest gathering of US veterans of
Quote of the day: “And there you sit, comfortable in your ignorance, sipping on your Pepsi and choking on your Burger King while I tell you the a story of one of those statistical body counts. You are to blame. Your ignorance was a major cause of all this.” – Konfused Kid, an Iraqi blogger on Day to Day in Iraq blog