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Nepal: Moriarty Drowns Out Prachanda

The Nepali blogosphere the past two weeks has given a lot of space to US ambassador Moriarty who gave an important speech warning the political parties to watch out for the Maoists. He also wrote an article to the same effect in the Asian Wall Street Journal. Only days before the Maoist supremo Prachanda had given out three major interviews, one to the leading Nepali daily, another to a leading Indian daily, and a third to BBC. That created much news. But Moriarty came right after and drowned Prachanda out.

Democracy For Nepal (DFN) claims the ambassador and the parties are talking past each other: Moriarty In The Soup, Baburam Moriarty Debate, India, Europe, US For A Constituent Assembly, Moriarty Deserves Your Ears. DFN also has close to 40 minutes of video clips from the talk program in New York City where the leading Nepali journalist Kanak Mani Dixit and the ICG point person Rhoderick Chalmers spoke.

United We Blog (UWB) has some graphic coverage of the recent aerial attacks by the Royal Nepalese Army. Innocent villagers end up bearing the brunt of such senseless attacks: Aerial Assault: Survivors’ Images, Bomb Effects: Palpa, Bhairahawa, Images From Kavre Clash.

Mero Sansar continues to take the lead on video blogging the movement.

Samudaya has an interesting piece on the reconstruction in the post conflict situation. It is optimistic.

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