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· February, 2007

Stories about Iraq from February, 2007

Iraq: US Allies No Longer Allies

28 February 2007

The US allies are no longer its allies, rats are leaving the sinking ship and Canada is no longer in the flock. If you want to understand what I mean read what Iraqi blogger Ladybird has to say here.

Syria: Iraqi Refugees

27 February 2007

Matthew Carrington visits an area inhabited by Iraqi refugees and shows us fleeting moments of their lives here.

Iraq – Life, Death, Rape and Execution

25 February 2007

Stories of life in Iraq have been so varied this past week. In this post I hope to give a cross section on how life is for Iraqis in a world of violence and general insecurity. My condolences go out to Konfused Kid whose uncle, the only Shia in the...

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

21 February 2007

Let me clear it up for any moron with lingering doubts: It’s worse. It’s over. You lost. You lost the day your tanks rolled into Baghdad to the cheers of your imported, American-trained monkeys. You lost every single family whose home your soldiers violated. You lost every sane, red-blooded Iraqi...

Arabisc: Are the Americans Bribing Arab Journalists?

15 February 2007

Are the Americans bribing Arab journalists? And how should Arab journalists react? These are the sensitive questions posed by Jordanian blogger and writer Batir Wardam in his blog, Jordan Watch, this week as he discusses the merits of familiarisation trips for Arab journalists, paid for by the US State Department....

Iraq – Draft Oil Law Published

14 February 2007

The new oil law planned by the Iraqi government is controversial to say the least. The fact that it is being discussed in secret is doubly so. New blog Al-Ghad gets a leaked copy of the new draft law and publishes the document together with an expert commentary (in Arabic).

Iraq: What is going on?

11 February 2007

Its been a while since my last post and I have had time to rest, take stock and come to some picture of what is happening. And what is happening? is the question on everybody's mind. The problem with blogs, like most of the news media, is that they all...

Arabisc: Egyptian Women a Cut Above the Rest

9 February 2007

Prostitution, female circumcision and lesbianism aren't vices restricted to Egyptian woman, says Egyptian blogger Tamr Heneh, in an open letter to Egyptian talk show hostess Dr Hala Sarhan. According to the blogger, the Arab world has much more problems which Dr Sarhan could focus on, instead of continuing to drag...

Iraq: Sandwiched Between Saudi Arabia and Iran

8 February 2007

“We are sandwiched between Saudis lamenting sectarianism and the Shia threat, and Iranians raging war against America and Israel. Instead of finding a united cause to bring us together we became up for grabs for all,” writes Iraqi blogger Hala. She says the division tearing her people apart has taught...

Iraq: Another Quiet Day

8 February 2007

Omar, at Iraq the Model, is in shock that it is quiet in Baghdad. He feels that there is something out of place but can't pin it down.

Iraq: Free to Pay Restaurant!

8 February 2007

Iraqi blogger Attawie attended a double-birthday celebration, in a Free to Pay restaurant. Her experience is described here.

The Balkans: Iraq Jobs

8 February 2007

Neretva River reports on an American firm recruiting the unemployed in the Balkans “to carry out various jobs assisting the US military in Iraq in fields of work ranging from truck driving to engineering”: “One 22 year old prospective KBR employ noted that his family were praying that he wouldn’t...

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