Thursday, September 01, 2005

I'm back with a new blog

Hi people, I'm back with a new blog..
Just discovered it when reading the comment's on Hassan's blog..

The blog is "Treasure of Baghdad", the writer describes himself:
I don't like hypocrisy and selfishness. I always feel that the person should keep his secrets and if it is necessary to tell someone, this person who is going to be told, should be trustworthy. I like joking with friends but not every time.
Still two posts, so you can catch up on everything from the beginning, and here's the link..

New: 1
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#9/03/2005 08:02:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Truth About Iraqis

I would like to ask emigre to remove all blogs on this list that ban other bloggers from leaving comments.

While I condone the banning of people who use profanities, too many Iraqi bloggers have taken to infantile measure to stop others from debating them or even disagreeing with them. This includes Iraq at a glance and Hammorabi among others.

Very, very sad.

#9/03/2005 08:24:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger Aunt Najma

With comments enabled or not, the Iraqi blog is STILL an Iraqi blog..
Emigre only counts and lists, and so do I.. Even the blogs that no longer exist are there in the list.

As for the banning the people from debating, you can still debate through e-mail.

#9/04/2005 02:30:00 am Assalam Aleikom Blogger Truth About Iraqis

Iraq's Civil War - any moment now
And so this is how it starts.

I just got a phone call from a source living in the Al Jami3a district of Baghdad. The area is home to a mixture of Shia and Sunni families.

He said that soon after dawn this morning, heavily armed members of the Al-Badr Brigades came knocking on his door and asked if there were weapons in the household. They demanded to know how many households had weapons. They also left a cryptic warning - that they knew which houses were Sunni, and which weren't.

This is how civil wars/purges/ethnic cleansing begin: first you know where the people you want to purge live, then you find out what defenses they have. Then you plan it all out. This is what the Serbs did to the Croats and Muslims in former Yugoslavia.

The problem here is that the Al-Badr Brigades are a rogue outfit of Iranian and Iraqi extremists, armed, funded and spiritually advised by their warlords in Iran. They do not answer to the Iraqi government. They are not part of the Iraqi National Guard or police force, but many of their members participate in the Guard and police.

The Badr Brigades answer to the Supreme Council for the Islamic Revolution in Iraq - SCIRI for short. Transliterated, the word SCIRI also means secret in Arabic.

They have been accused by many Sunni politicians of being behind abductions and assassinations of prominent Sunni figures.

On Friday, several Sunnis were attacked throughout Baghdad as Shia and Sunni gunmen traded fire.

Reporting from Baghdad, Kim Sengupta of the Independent says:
"A young girl was killed yesterday in a gun battle in Baghdad that followed a march by hundreds of Shias on the al-Aima bridge where most of the stampede deaths had taken place.

Soldiers guarding the bridge opened fire on the demonstrators. Sunnis on the other side of the River Tigris, believing they were under attack from the Shia marchers then opened fire themselves, in turn drawing fire from Shia gunmen.

Two separate blasts in a Sunni neighbourhood led to two deaths and Sunni residents said they had been subjected to sniper fire and petrol bomb attacks.

Gunmen opened fire on Sunni Muslim worshippers at Friday prayers in two mosques south of Baghdad, killing two people and injuring four, police said."

My heart is sinking. I really have a bad feeling about this.

#9/04/2005 03:20:00 pm Assalam Aleikom Blogger emigre

An Iraq blog is an Iraq blog - and is counted, as Najma says.

Debate on this blog is ok, so long as participants understand two things -

1. Swearing about something is subject to deletion (unless a particularly flowery and poetic expletive in which case creative merit may pass censure). Swearing at other posters and commenters will be deleted without question.

2. Post opinion, be prepared for opinion in reply.

Mostly I don't like having to delete stuff and wish rich would swear less like a trooper. Still, he will never be banned either.


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