Stories about War & Conflict from December, 2007
Known Turf on watching a dramatic reproduction of the blog – Baghdad Burning on stage.
Nasim Fekratْ reports that Mullah Omar, the leader of Taliban, disseminated a message to the international forces in Afghanistan saying they should expect more attacks on them by Taliban in winter.
Joshua Foust briefly considers the murder of Benazir Bhutto, then looks at what else is affecting the country—notably, the growing problem of child sexual exploitation.
Egyptian bloggers couldn't stop themselves from writing about the assassination of one of the bravest women in the Muslim world, and may be the whole world. Carmen – Diasporic Discontents – wrote about her own experience when she met Bhutto [En]. I met Benazir Bhutto when I was in grad...
Gray Falcon writes that “only by rejecting this manufactured guilt and by understanding who made it and with what purpose can the Serbs begin their path to freedom.”
the beatroot writes about a 1990s Polish-made Ursus tractors scam, in which Benazir Bhutto was allegedly involved: “Benazir had launched the Awami Tractor Scheme for the welfare of poor farmers in Pakistan and allegedly received 7.15 percent commission in the purchase of tractors through their front men – Jens Schlegelmilch...
Blog politique au Senegal writes [FR] about the King of Morocco's decision to recall his ambassador from Senegal in a spat over Western Sahara: “It must have been a nasty blow to [the king's] ego when a socialist ex-minister dared refuse to adopt the Moroccan line on the fate of...
Agam's Gecko points to a new video clip that has emerged from Myanmar. “As if the world needed anymore evidence that the brutal Burmese regime has got to go now, but here is some more anyway. I've been told it's been given to CNN — but it only surfaced this...
Pouya says[Fa] that extremist and fundamentalist forces are the real “winners” of the assassination of Benazir Bhutto.Iranian blogger adds the fundamentalists need chaos in society to push their agenda.
An interview with a Kampala City Council official has blogger Tumwijuke wondering if Uganda is “mentally, intellectually and creatively broke.”
In a somewhat roundabout way, Alan Jakšić of Balkan Anarchist tells of how B92 radio, site and blogs have helped him to change his mind about Slobodan Milošević.
In the aftermath of the assassination of former Pakistani prime minister Benazir Bhutto, Tonyo hopes that the diplomats from Philippines will look after the thousands of Filipino overseas works currently in Pakistan.
Maurina in Brunei urges readers to “recite the Al Fatihah for someone who, despite everything, was one of the world’s strongest women of our time, Benazir Bhutto.”
Dsng.net remembers attending a lecture by Benazir Bhutto. “Assassination news is always shocking, and for some reason even more so when you've seen the person in question.”
Sanjar reports on the news article, which says that Al-Qaida chief Osama bin Laden called on Europeans to stop helping the United States in the war in Afghanistan.
Reports out of Colombia state that the a few kidnapped victims are set to be released by the FARC. Constanza Vieira of Heavy Metal Colombia [es] writes about this news.
Our Man in Gdansk comments on the coverage of Poland's ecology, coal mines and involvement in Iraq.
Mohammad from Kabobfest sheds light on Christmas in a Holy Land under occupation.
Peter Marton tells about the developments in the Afghanistan's province of Uruzgan, and covers a Netherlands-funded project for the infrastructural project there.
Archuk's blog comments on recent hearings in the Armenian National Assembly on relations with Turkey and considers that focusing on potential financial reparations does more harm than good in the quest for “historical justice.” The blogger remembers that even a famous Armenian freedom fighter killed during the Karabakh conflict concluded...
Syrian blogger Yaman discusses the ‘cycle of violence’ in Palestine.