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Salam Adil

- 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

7 April 2008

Iraq: A defining moment?

War in Basra... curfews in Baghdad... airstrikes on city centres... then a ceasefire... what on earth happened? As a BBC report said, the Basra operation is an empty vessel -...

21 March 2008

Iraq: Five long years … most of them in tears

For me the whole story of the fifth anniversary of the Iraq war can be summed up one post. One post that says nothing about the past five years but...

11 March 2008

Iraq: “It's good it wasn't a car bomb!”

What better, after a short break, than to give my audience what they really want to read - words from the street in Baghdad and Mosul. And there is no...

24 February 2008

Iraq: F*** you Washington Post…

...so says Raed Jarrar. Today's post features voices from the edge. Sunshine is waiting for the war on her doorstep to end and writes of her hopes and aspirations; Last...

10 February 2008

Iraq: End life, killed laughter

So says HNK. The world media seems to treat the Northern Iraqi city, Mosul, as more of a footnote their in the stream of news. Giving no more than a...

4 February 2008

Iraq: The Idiots have finally made Saddam’s wish come true

Or so says Baghdad Connect read on to find out why. But the main story is a double bomb blast shattering the perceived lull in violence in Iraq, bloggers put...

27 January 2008

Flagging at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Iraq has a new national flag. Some people may say that flags are really not important, but for Iraq it is big deal. Every new regime has sought to cement...

20 January 2008

Iraq: Another New Flag?

A proposal by the Iraqi Parliament to change the flag has started a heated debate among Iraqi bloggers this week. And there is more.. hear news from the front line...

14 January 2008

Iraq: Snow in Baghdad

Yes, seriously. For the first time in living memory it actually snowed in Baghdad. Salam Adil braves the weather and brings us the latest from the Iraqi blogosphere in this...

18 December 2007

Iraq: In Memoriam, Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi

It is with great sadness that I report the death of an Iraqi blogger. Ali Shafeya Al-Moussawi was a contributor to the video blog, Alive in Baghdad. He was killed...

10 December 2007

Iraq: What is Going On?

Today I continue from my last post trying to make sense of the latest developments in Iraq. Is Iraq still getting safer or are there cracks appearing in the new...

19 November 2007

Iraq: Awakening

Can it really be true? Dare I say it? Iraq is actually getting safer? What with a new movement called 'Awakening' throwing Al-Qaeda out of Baghdad suburbs; Reports that violence...

10 October 2007

Iraq: Biden Backfires

Or so says Al-Ghad. In an analysis by the Iraqi Communist Party (Central Leadeship) published in the blog Al-Ghad, they said, "Senator Biden’s motion [in congress calling for the partitioning...

22 September 2007

Iraq: Repugnant Black Water

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...

14 September 2007

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

With a major report to congress by America's top general in Iraq and the British withdrawal from Basra, politics is my main course for today. But there is much more...

6 September 2007

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

It has been a while since I last wrote my roundup but today I will only write about three blogs. There is so much to report and, yet, at the...

11 August 2007

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Humiliation at the hands of the Jordanian border police; belief restored in Iraq; a report from the Iraqi city of Arbil and a life in the week of one Iraqi...

31 July 2007

Iraq: WE WOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN!!!!!!!!!!!

Iraq's national football team won the Asian Cup, an event which brought joy to Iraqis at home and around the world. Sufferings, death, sectarian divisions and repercussions against Iraqis celebrating...

29 July 2007

Iraq: Goooooooaaaaaaaaaaaaaal !!!!!

... or Kicking off at the Iraqi Blogodrome. It's a football special today. With Iraq through to the finals of the Asian Cup bloggers are alight with comment on the...

17 July 2007

Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

Politics is the order of the day this week. Events in Iraq can be confusing at the best of times - so why not let Iraqi bloggers put things straight....

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