Baghdad Burning !!!

i recently read a blog : Baghdad Burning.
This blog was given some award, I guess Best Middle East Blog (not sure), so must be quite popular by now.

It is really well written, by this I don't mean language or presentation, I mean it's a blog by common girl giving us a peek into day to day life in Iraq, no beurocratic discussions, no gory stuff, no racism, just plain daily life narration. You can actually empathise with Iraqis after reading this.

One particular touching excerpt from a post goes like this:

"... Here we come to the end of 2006 and I am sad. Not simply sad for the state of the country, but for the state of our humanity, as Iraqis. We've all lost some of the compassion and civility that I felt made us special four years ago. I take myself as an example. Nearly four years ago, I cringed every time I heard about the death of an American soldier. They were occupiers, but they were humans also and the knowledge that they were being killed in my country gave me sleepless nights. Never mind they crossed oceans to attack the country, I actually felt for them.

Had I not chronicled those feelings of agitation in this very blog, I wouldn't believe them now. Today, they simply represent numbers. 3000 Americans dead over nearly four years? Really? That's the number of dead Iraqis in less than a month. The Americans had families? Too bad. So do we. So do the corpses in the streets and the ones waiting for identification in the morgue.

Is the American soldier that died today in Anbar more important than a cousin I have who was shot last month on the night of his engagement to a woman he's wanted to marry for the last six years? I don't think so.

Do visit it. Listed also under Do Visit section of my blog [left side]

Posted by :ubuntu at 1:15:00 AM  


Vaibhav said... 24/1/07 9:25 PM  

Ya it was good blog, but not jolly .. !!

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