I have pondered this over and over, I am not sure, but I still have to present this for public scrutiny:
Theory: I believe that someone is tampering with Iraqi Blogs, deleting and possessing them at his/her/their will.
Here are some of the things that lead to this conclusion:
1. Some Iraqi blogs, who are listed at the left, have been replaced by blogs that more or less bear the same general features: a one page post, three links to the left, at least of 1 of which has pornorgaphy content, the words forming the title are joined together: chiefofallmaladies, the creation date is somewhere 2006, while their position on the list suggests they were created earlier, nobody noticed this because of these blogs are way obscure.
these blogs include:
1. http://smiletoyourlife.blogspot.com/ Sanyora, blog re-created July 06 new owner is named m1str34t3d
2. http://theomania.blogspot.com Theomania, blog re-created May 06, owner: 1rr3sp0ns1bl3
3. http://ourlistofhumanwaste.com Blog re-created June 06, owner: k1ssm3n
SEEING A PATTERN YET?
4. http://chiefofallmaladies, May 06, j0lly1ng...
Of course, there's the chance that these blogs were deleted by their original owners and the name was reclaimed, but the odds of it being claimed by the exact same person is quite surprising!
then again, there is a case in which I am sure the blog was not deleted by the owner:
5. Day By Day: http://baghday.blogspot.com, This was by Saif al-Yassin (you can see the post introducing him to IBC below), I am sure because he is one of the four friends of mine who were killed in a double-car explosion June 11, 2006.
6. Truth About Iraqis' http://truthaboutiraqis.blogspot.com This was the case that attracted people's attention...the new owner seems something different, or maybe another facet of the same guy, who knows?
7. Iraqi Rocker http://iraqirocker.blogspot.com used to be madshadows.blogspot.com, but it is my belief that he changed his name, as the guy didn't complain and all his archive was carried along.
and last but definitely not least, the malicious attack on IBC just a few days ago...
Tell me what you think.