Constitution reminder and disappeared dissident alert
Anybody remember this blog?
نحن شعب العراق...
ان بلدنا الموغل في القدم منذ أن توحد قبل أكثر من أربعة الآف عام وهو يتفاعل بالحروب والهجرات. وقد نجمت عن ذلك علامات حضارية مضيئة في تأريخ الإنسانية. كما نجم عنها تأريخ مضطرب مليء بالصراعات ونشوء مزيج متنوع من السكان تطغي عليه الصفة العربية-الكردية قومياً مع وجود أجناس أخرى تتعايش معهما منها الحديث نسبياً ومنها الضارب في عمق التأريخ. وقد صبغ الفتح الإسلامي قبل أكثر من أربعة عشر قرناً كلا القوميتين بالصبغة الإسلامية مع وجود أديان أخرى تتعايش معها.
No idea what I just copy-pasted there, but it's something to do with part of a constitution that a (disappeared) blogger drafted last June (2004, preemptively).
Also Raed, talks constitution. You've probably already read it but here;
Another two weeks!
Another two hours!
Another two minutes!
The Iraqi constitution committee is begging for another last minute, as if the world is ending tomorrow. With all the internal pressure (i.e. the daily insurgent attacks) and the external pressure (the US administration's imposed deadlines), the committee finds itself between a rock and a hard place. read all of it
His style has really changed this last half year. He writes like, a newspaper columnist basically. It's highly publishable material. Serious, engaging, insightful, smart, clever, less angry more focused. It's the kind of writing, that actually is extemely effective and very powerful. All the more so, for his critics. I'm not generally especially lavish with praise when linking blogs here, so I guess that's saying something. It's turned into a damn good blog.
At any rate, am hoping Abu Khaleel is alright, he has been in the pit of despair since July 17. Nearly 30 whole days. I hope he is ok down there. The whole Khalid scenario just keeps flashing before my eyes, only without anyone noticing this time. Please let him be just taking time out.
Plus Salam has disappeared again, which is nothing really new. But I really miss reading his stuff, he seemed to be podcasting for a bit but I'm not sure if he's still doing it.