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Salam Adil · May, 2006

- not my real name. Why? I run a well known Arab company and blogging lets me say what I really think without worrying about who is reading. I am an Iraqi who has lived nearly all my life in London. I feel blogs give people a small snapshot into the worlds of ordinary people from their front door, which the media cannot. Without blogging you would only ever see the journalists side of the picture.
Finally – I also blog. You can read my thoughts at http://asterism.blogspot.com

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Latest posts by Salam Adil from May, 2006

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

26 May 2006

There is a new government and this historic event has raised more than a ripple in the Iraqi blogs, but, actually, not much more than that. And in this week snapshot of life in Iraq blogs I will show what has been diverting bloggers attention. From high jinks to the...

Flying over the Iraqi Blogodrome…

20 May 2006

…almost literally (I'm plane-blogging again). I thought about this again and again and there is no other way to describe what passes for government in Iraq. Today I give you some snapshots of a failed state. And this is the subject that dominates the Iraqi blogs. If you read only...

Flying Over the Iraqi Blogodrome…

13 May 2006

…almost literally. I am completing this post in an airplane somewhere over Turkey and Iran. If I look out of my window I can point to an area of the darkness outside that might be Iraq. Worth the delay just so that I can say this! This week I have...

Iraq: Oil Ministry Fire

8 May 2006

Zeyad reports that a fire destroyed the accounts and records floors of the Iraqi Oil Ministry. As a result, employees have been told that salaries cannot be paid for some time. He posts a photo and reports rumours that the fire was started deliberately to hide a corruption scandal.

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

6 May 2006

The biggest barrier to understanding the reality of today's Iraq is not being able to feel what it is like living in a state of continuous war and lawlessness. On Wednesday the BBC led on the story that 50 people had been killed in one day in Iraq. Yet the...

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