· September, 2007

Stories about War & Conflict from September, 2007

Iraq: Repugnant Black Water

  22 September 2007

Salam Adil discusses the reactions of Iraqi bloggers to Black Water, a private security firm, which has recently killed at least eight Iraqi civilians while driving American diplomats through the streets of Baghdad in this post.

Lebanon: Assassination Foreseen

  21 September 2007

“‘Something big will happen after Ramadan.’ ‘People will start fighting outside of Beirut.’ And the most popular one: ‘Someone will get killed during the presidential elections.’ [snip] Well, it seems that the Lebanese were right to think ‘the situation’ would heat up at the end of September,” wrote Melissa about...

Palestine: No Fuel or Electricity

  20 September 2007

Leila Al Haddad, from Palestine, writes: “Today Israel officially announced Hamas a “hostile entity” (although that sort of had me confused-is this to say they were of “friendly entity” status before??). And made the decision to cut fuel and electricity, once again. But fear not, country folk. U.S. Secretary of...

Lebanon: MP Antoine Ghanem Assassinated

  19 September 2007

Member of the Lebanese Parliament Antoine Ghanem was assassinated today by a bomb that targeted his car in Beirut’s suburb of Sin el-Fil, Hursh Tabet area. Mr. Ghanem, 64, was a member of the Phalange Party which is led by ex–president Amine Gemayel. At least six other people were killed and 20 wounded in the attack. Moussa Bashir brings us the latest reactions from the Lebanese blogosphere.

Moldova: Transnistria

  18 September 2007

Douglas Muir of A Fistful of Euros writes about Transnistria, “a sort of post-Communist gangster state”: “Travellers unanimously agree that Transnistria is weirdly fascinating for the first hour or two, then just depressing and boring.”

Israel: The Plot Thickens

  18 September 2007

Snoopy the Goon from Israel writes: “As if it were not foggy enough, now we have Peter Beaumont of the Observer jumping into the fray with a new version of the event. First of all, he came up with a name for this sortie: Operation Orchard. Now, of course, the...

Israel: Remembrance Day

  18 September 2007

Rav Yossie, from Israel, writes: “Rosh Hashana's official liturgical name is “Yom Hazikaron,” Remembrance Day, so it's quite appropriate to reflect on our recent history this week.”

Iraq: Al Sadr Withdrawal

  18 September 2007

Raed Jarrar from Iraq writes about the official withdrawal of the Al-Sadr group from the United Iraqi Alliance (UIA), formed originally as the Arab Shia coalition and its implications on Iraq.

Yemen: Refuge for Iraqis and Somalis

  18 September 2007

Yemeni blogger Omar Barsawad gives us a chilling insight to how Somalis risk all to escape to Yemen in this post, which also touches on the plight of escaping Iraqis. “For both Somalis and Iraqis: is there a solution in sight? Will Somalia and Iraq settle down and allow its...

Iraq: Change of Life in Hurriya

  18 September 2007

Alive in Baghdad brings us face to face with the changing face of Hurriya, a neighborhood on the western side of the Tigris was at one time a mixed neighborhood where Sunni and Shi’a lived together, married together, and existed peacefully, like any other neighborhood. The case is no longer...

Iraq: Sunshine Speaks to the World

  18 September 2007

Iraqi Sunshine had her moments in the limelight when BBC allowed her to speak to the world about her thoughts. Read this post to see how she managed to overcome the odds, Internet and electricity cuts and the fear of bomb explosions to make her voice heard.

Iraq: Ugly Situation

  17 September 2007

“It seems like things are going to be really ugly within the next few months, and casualties from all sides will increase, unless the bush administration understands there is no way out of the mess in Iraq other than negotiating a complete withdrawal with all parties of conflict (represented by...

No Iraqis in Anti-war Rally

  17 September 2007

Iraq Pundit attended an anti-war rally in Washington DC but .. “I didn't see any sign of Iraqis at all, though obviously, some might have been there. I saw no signs indicating that Iraqis had taken advantage of the march to demand that U.S. troops leave Iraq. In fact, you...

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