Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Baghdad burning

For an interesting blog on daily life in Baghdad see Baghdad Burning. It is one-sided account, and clearly opposed to the allied occupation, but a graphic picture of the miserable lives ordinary Iraqis are now living. The following is a sample quote:

The last few days have been unsettlingly violent in spite of the curfew. We’ve been at home simply waiting it out and hoping for the best. The phone wasn’t working and the electrical situation hasn’t improved. We are at a point, however, where things like electricity, telephones and fuel seem like minor worries. Even complaining about them is a luxury Iraqis can’t afford these days.

The sounds of shooting and explosions usually begin at dawn, at least that’s when I first sense them, and they don’t really subside until well into the night. There was a small gunfight on the main road near our area the day before yesterday, but with the exception of the local mosque being fired upon, and a corpse found at dawn three streets down, things have been relatively quiet.


An updated list of Baghdad-based blogsites is here.

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