BBC NEWS | World | Middle East | Israel renews air strikes on Gaza

December 28, 2008

No excuses, Isreal.

STOP…. now!

-Palestinian officials raised the number killed on Saturday to 271;
-Israel said it targeted 30 sites overnight;
-Israel says at least 110 rockets have been fired over the weekend;
-Most of those killed were policemen in the Hamas militant movement;
-women and children also died;
-about 700 others were wounded as missiles struck security compounds and militant bases;
-in Israel, one person was killed, in the town of Netivot;

Isreal.. you MUST stop this indiscriminate killing. NOW.

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Baghdad’s Bombing History

November 5, 2007

The BBC has assembled a very powerful flash map showing the location, date and number of victims of all the terrorist bombs in Baghdad from 2003 until Feb 2007. The map also charts the changing sectarian make-up of the city

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A visit to the site makes for a most sobering and thought-provoking hour of your life. Everyone should spend some time there.

I’ll say no more than that.

The death totals shown are truly sickening:

Feb 2007 – 446

Rising Total: 35,557

And figures are not available here for the last 8 months – a time that has been horrendous for the city and it’s people.

If anyone ever doubts the wisdom of the Northern Ireland Peace Process they need only look at this to see the alternative. It’s a nightmare we went through here but NEVER, in our worst days, did we have to experience such massive carnage.. Hopefully, the Peace Process can keep us from ever having to know horror of this magnitude.

(Note: Just click on the above screen shot to visit the map or click HERE.)


Iraq: Blogging the war and the occupation

November 3, 2007

Blogs are powerful tools and I think they have come into their own during this Iraq conflict. While iraq.jpgthe American and British governments have all the power of the world’s most powerful media at their beck and call, the ordinary people living in the conflict zone have blogging to tell their stories.

Here are links to a few:-

A Family in Baghdad

Baghdad Burning – Girl Blog from Iraq… let’s talk war, politics and occupation;

Today in Iraq – A blog about life;

Iraq Today – the successor of Today in Iraq;

Healing Iraq – Daily news and comments on the situation in post Saddam Iraq by an Iraqi dentist;

Iraq Blog Count – points to many blogs about the war;

An Arab Woman Blues – Reflections in a sealed bottle… ;

Interesting Sites about the War:

Iraq Body Count – looks at civilian death totals;

Iraqi Deaths Estimator-
Just Foreign Policy Iraqi Death Estimator

Now I know I will have missed many interesting sites and blogs so I’ll leave this item open so taht YOU can post any you find interesting.

My thoughts are with those living a daily nightmare.