Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Invites ! Inter-global !

Invites. Tired of entertaining guests on your own blog? Bored of reading/sparring with emigre? Looking for something new? Good, some Daily Kos posters have invited people over to their site to discuss stuff. They've also invited people to discuss stuff at P4C and at Politalk UN-21, which seems to be a site about discussing the UN (which everyone seems to like doing, right, left and centre).

(Just to make things clear to new American and other worldly visitors, I am not in or from Iraq myself, as is patently obvious to those who put up with my cultural faux pas, but a number of other contributors to this site are. Please read the blogs over in the sidebar and mind the trolls. What a relief it is to have kos contact as well as sporadic deanite forays. Thanks).


#10/11/2005 09:00:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

Please come over to the DailyKOS! We would love to hear from you, and Shanon showed great initiative (wish I had thought of it first). People over at the DailyKOS will welcome you with open arms. Get the word out, and hope to see you soon!

#10/11/2005 11:08:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Anonymous

I second that! Please come over and visit. Maybe Kos will suspend the 24 hour wait time for you to post as members. If not, don't worry. He does it to all of us. Also, there are some terrific links to other great spots like Josh Marshall's TPMCafe and Eschaton (Atrios).

#10/12/2005 12:54:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Erevann

I'll jump in here too. It would be a great thing to hear from you all on the Kos.

Look forward to seein' ya there!

#10/12/2005 02:35:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Jenius

Well hello, IBC readers! I'm one of the DailyKos.com readers (we calls ourselves "Kossacks") who found your site for the first time today. I've been telling everyone I know about it.

I was a teacher until June, now trying to make it full-time as an actor and writer. But I had one helluva brainstorm. I think these blogs would be an incredible teaching tool. I would LOVE to create a blog to open communications between my former students and kids in Iraq.

I remember one cringe-inducing comment that one of my students made last year, saying something about "...those crazy I-raqis flying planes into buildings." I shouldn't have been as shocked, given the state of media in my country. And I think I corrected him in a way he could understand and then conveniently forget the next day. But the idea that a 16-year-old still thought that Iraq had anything to do with international terrorism, let alone 9/11, sickens me.

If anyone knows of a blog like this that already exists, or would like to contact me, please stop by my web site (http://www.fredmaske.com) and leave a comment under the top story. I can set something up in a matter of minutes and get in touch with some teachers and see if we can get something started.

#10/12/2005 04:01:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger richsanter

just because iraq wasnt involved in 9/11 doesnt mean the invasion wasnt justified under international law. in fact, it would take a total of 5 minutes to find several legal justifications for invading iraq and removing saddam, as well as several other leaders in those crazy middle east countries. while your student might have been wrong about iraq and 9/11, i think he had the general idea about what type of people commit these horrific acts against humanity. whether its fascism, communism, or islamic terrorism, the world has never been without enemies of human kind and their supporters.

#10/12/2005 06:05:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger warpaw

I've just posted a diary on DailyKos
entitled "Iraqis share their thoughts on the future of US policy there" I'm asking the people there to recommend it so that it stays up long enough for Iraqi bloggers to come and post responses. Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
Asalaam Aleikum

#10/13/2005 12:09:00 am Assalam Aleikom Anonymous Sharon Jumper

I was wondering what you all thought of the recently released "letter" from Zawahiri to Zarqawi. Is it a fake?

The Director of National Intelligence (DNI), formerly the Ambassador to Iraq and the United Nations, has posted a  recent letter by Zawahiri to Zarqawi on the DNI website in Arabic and English in which Zawahiri references the U.S. "cutting and running" in Vietnam, and predicts that the same will soon occur in Iraq.  

Stories have appeared in The Washington Post and The NY Times. The authenticity and timing of the letter are suspect to me.

#10/13/2005 02:30:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger richsanter

what about the letter is suspect to you and what is suspect about the timing of it?


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