Originally posted by transient
Originally posted by FlyersFan
Iraqis are now free and are using their
voices on the internet in BLOGS
No offense, but any Iraqis hooked up to the internet and writing blogs are probably not very representative of the state of that society at this
To be honest, after reading some of those things they just seem like a low form of propaganda. I doubt many Iraqis even speak English.
[edit on 15-2-2005 by transient]
1. I agree, bloggists may not be representative.
Here's another one telling it how it is (do you think)?
And here's links for the most famous one of all:
2. BUT there are plenty of Iraqis who speak English all over the world. How many Americans have learned Arabic, or gained the mildest semblance of
understanding of Islamic or other cultures?
From Husayn's blog posted by Flyers Fan:
"Sunnis are now, unfotunately going to learn the hard way the folly of not
participating in the elections. The terrorists have stepped up their
violence, targetting Shias especially, but I think that their attempts to
badger the Shias will only result in more patience, or if the Shia get a real
grip on power, bad news for the Sunnis. I can only hope that this is
averted though, and that these idiotic terrorists do not cause more trouble
inadvertantly, in addition to the deliberate troubles they have caused for
all of Iraq.
The atmosphere has changed after the elections, but I must say that some
people are growing a bit angry at the fact that the terrorists continue to
make attacks. I suppose their patience is wearing thin, they thought that
the election would bring a sort of overnight change, but we must all
realize and remember that this is a process that will take some time."
This isn't celebratory, if it's propaganda it's well written... promoting the "long haul" approach to foreign occupation and foreshadowing more
reasons for fear and terror and even civil war.