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· February, 2006

Stories about Iraq from February, 2006

Iraq in Crisis – The Optimists Strike Back

As the crisis in Iraq rumbles on bloggers are divided on the whether there is civil war and how bad things really are. For the sake of balance here is...

Update: Samarra Catastrophe

The developing situation in Iraq is moving too fast and filling more column inches than a roundup can satisfy. Here is a summary of the blog events since Thursday. It...

Catastrophe in Samarra

I am devoting my Thursday post on Iraqi blogs to the bombing of the Shia Shrine in Samarra and I hope to cover the rest of the Iraqi Blogs in...

Kurdistance:

Wow, another week come and gone so quickly…I guess we better get to business then. A sad week for the Kurdistan Bloggers Union as they call for an official hiatus...

Iraq: Samarra Shrine Destroyed

Men dressed as Iraqi police commandos slipped into Samarra‘s shrine of Imam Hasan al-Askari last night, set explosive and blew it up this morning, causing the golden dome to collapse...

Arabic Blogs Dreams

The following is an abbreviated translation from some of the Arabic-language blogsphere. Some disappointment in blogging and Arab blogsphere is floating around. Here, Tarik Abu Ziad from Jordan writes; Running...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Love is in the air this week and even hardened Iraqi bloggers go mushy at the knees on Valentines day. The cartoon controversy has been brewing with more thoughtful comments...

Kurdistance:

Hello everyone! I'm finally back -and married. The winner of the “GV Kurdish Post Title” contest was Metin from Talk Turkey, and I particularily enjoy the irony that it was...

Iraq: Ashurah

Mohammed of Iraq The Model reports on how the Ashura festival passed in Baghdad: “For many Iraqis, the wheel of time had stopped 14 centuries ago and it seems that...

Iraq: Riverbend Raided

Riverbends neighborhood and home was raided by the police. She provides a detailed account of what happened: “One of them stood with the Klashnikov pointed at us, and the other...

Iraq: Childrens Games

Baghdad Treasure is shocked how Iraqi children's games have turned into enactments of the violence seen on the streets of Baghdad: “I remember seeing Yousif imitating a security contractor guarding...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

When I agreed to do this column I was thinking – “well this can't be too bad” – “there is a level amount of new stuff posted every week” –...

Iraq: Election debate goes on

Riverbend adds her weight to the bloggers debate on the aftermath of the Iraqi elections. She says: “I try not to dwell on the results too much- the fact that...

Travels in the Kurdish Blogosphere

My normal Wednesday post is late this week because well….I forgot what day it was. It has been one of those weeks. Luckily, it was a quiet week in the...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Making todays post is like mixing a pancake – you have your eggy mess in the middle and you must whisk in the flour a bit at a time or...

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