Tuesday, 1 February 2005

Baghdad Burning

I just came across this weblog, Baghdad Burning. It is described by its author as Girl Blog from Iraq... let's talk war, politics and occupation. So if you want to really understand what life is like in Baghdad, without the spin and bias of any news channel, go and read it. I started reading and I couldn't stop.

Here are a few quotes from this blog:

Water is like peace- you never really know just how valuable it is until someone takes it away.

Terror isn't just worrying about a plane hitting a skyscraper... terrorism is being caught in traffic and hearing the crack of an AK-47 a few meters away because the National Guard want to let an American humvee or Iraqi official through. Terror is watching your house being raided and knowing that the silliest thing might get you dragged away to Abu Ghraib where soldiers can torture, beat and kill. Terror is that first moment after a series of machine-gun shots, when you lift your head frantically to make sure your loved ones are still in one piece. Terror is trying to pick the shards of glass resulting from a nearby explosion out of the living-room couch and trying not to imagine what would have happened if a person had been sitting there.

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