Stories about War & Conflict from August, 2006
Afghan Warrior talks about the importance of cooperation between Nato forces and Afghan National Army. The blogger says last week 12 border police were killed by a coalition air strike in Paktia province. He adds if they have radio communication with every provincial security official, it would be very useful...
Most Lebanese Blogs still reflect on the war and its aftermath. Some post photos of Lebanese trying to regain their lives and their efforts to fix that which was damaged. Others write political and social analysis of what happened and what should be done in addition to some personal accounts. Here is a sample. Happy reading.
David McDuff of A Step At A Time translates an article “on the strained efforts of the Moscow-backed Chechen government to claim the capture of an Umarov, even if it wasn't the Umarov they really wanted.”
Achieving peace in Sri Lanka with the “Sudan Model” – “But, GOSL have all reasonable excuses to set such a condition, given that the tigers have denied ample opportunities to sit in the negotiation table even as a military organization (carrying weapons) through out last 3 years.”
Zena shows oil slick on Beirut public beaches as result of Israeli air strikes during the 33 days Israel/Lebanon conflict.
One of the basis of the impeachment complaint against Philippine president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is that she abetted political killings in the country. Human rights groups have accused Mrs. Arroyo of being the worst human rights violator in the country’s modern history.
neweurasia's team of bloggers have lengthy posts looking back at 15 years of independence in Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Freedom To Express wonders if different standards are used to judge the Government and the Maoists.
Balkan Ghost of Finding Karadzic has visited Serbia and Republika Srpska and shares his observations. Here's one on Belgrade: “Belgrade's educated middle class has undergone a diaspora to western Europe in the last ten years, leaving a gap filled by a more rural demographic that has moved to the big...
What the Bangladeshi blogs are saying:
Cease fire in the Israeli-Lebanese war officially began on Monday 14th August. Enteries in the Lebanese blogosphere were diverse starting from what went on during the last days of the war to predictions and analysis about the political consequences of the war on Lebanon. Some bloggers wrote about the effect of this conflict on their personal lives and attitudes. Others wrote about the reaction of their Jewish friends during the war. There are also some war jokes, anecdotes and war dialogues. Blogging and the reading of blogs turned out to be a source of solace and therapy for at least one blogger.
Cricket 24×7 on South Africa's pull out of the tournament in Sri Lanka following a bomb blast in Colombo.
indi.ca attends a peace march and has quite an account. The comments on the post are quite a read.
How does the conflict situation affect the preservation of archaeological heritage in Sri Lanka? Lanka Buzz on the political indifference to the situation.
Bahamian columnist Sir Arthur Foulkes wonders if the stage has been set for Armageddon.
Western Hemisphere Policy Watch continues their coverage of the Latin America Hezbollah wing with new coverage from Argentina.
After a brief hiatus, I'm back and clicking away…three weeks have passed and we have a lot to cover…. At the end of July it was announced that Bayan Sami Abdul Rahman would be doing a promotional tour of the US and Europe to talk about The Other Iraq- Iraqi...
Sean's Russia Blog writes about Jana Kanapova, who emigrated from Ukraine 11 years ago and, together with Khulud Badawi, an Arab-Israeli from Haifa, is involved in the Women's Peace Coalition and the Ta'ayush organization.
In an emotionally charged post about Serbian propaganda, Srebrenica Genocide Blog quotes from the ICTY testimony of his former high school teacher, Dragan Lukac, a Bosnian Croat concentration camp survivor.
J. Otto Pohl writes about the 65th anniversary of the removal of the Crimean Germans to Kazakhstan, via North Caucasus, and about the impossibility of determining the exact number of Russian Germans deported in 1941.
Deshapalana has a petition by the Bloggers for Peace which urges the various stakeholders to work on the peace process.