Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome

O Global Voices é um blog coletivo, internacional, que mostra o que acontece pelo mundo dando a vozes locais visibilidade mundial. Vejam por exemplo esse post sobre a situação do Iraque contada através de seus blogueiros. Muito interessante. Visitem o “Baghdad Burning” e “ouçam” a situação.

Acompanhem o link Landing at the Iraqi Blogodrome:


“This has been the longest time I have been away from blogging? Every time I felt the urge to write about Iraq, about the situation, I?d be filled with a certain hopelessness that can?t be put into words
I and every Iraqi blogger knows this feeling all too well. She continues:

It?s very difficult at this point to connect to the internet and try to read the articles written by so-called specialists and analysts and politicians. They write about and discuss Iraq as I might write about the Ivory Coast or Cambodia ? with a detachment and lack of sentiment that, I suppose, is meant to be impartial. Hearing American politicians is even worse: They fall between idiots like Bush ? constantly and totally in denial, and opportunists who want to use the war and ensuing chaos to promote themselves. ?
So far, the only Iraqis I know pretending this number is outrageous are either out-of-touch Iraqis abroad who supported the war, or Iraqis inside of the country who are directly benefiting from the occupation ($) and likely living in the Green Zone?

We literally do not know a single Iraqi family that has not seen the violent death of a first or second-degree relative these last three years. Abductions, militias, sectarian violence, revenge killings, assassinations, car-bombs, suicide bombers, American military strikes, Iraqi military raids, death squads, extremists, armed robberies, executions, detentions, secret prisons, torture, mysterious weapons ? with so many different ways to die, is the number so far fetched?”