Category: Iraq

Settling Up

When Aussie hostage Douglas Wood was released I was overjoyed at the news. Then on hearing the news he'd sold his story to the media, I had some misgivings. Which were compounded when he called his captors 'arseholes'. If nothing else I thought, the man is unambiguous. So I put... Read on...

June 23, 2005 in Iraq | Comments (12) | TrackBack (7)

Mates

When Omar from Iraq the Model responded to Blog Widows I was embarassed I haven't visited him for some time. And it's easy to forget from a distance the struggle still goes on for his people. However via the medium of blogging there is plenty of news coming from Iraq,... Read on...

April 22, 2005 in Iraq | Comments (1) | TrackBack (3)

Iraqi forces score

Today comes news Iraqi defence forces has scored their biggest victory to date against insurgents. In an Iraqi led action on Wednesday, a commando unit backed by Coalition troops killed 85 insurgents and destroyed an anti-Iraqi training camp in the Sunni area. This is a significant victory which relied on... Read on...

March 25, 2005 in Iraq | Comments (4) | TrackBack (2)

Assyrians ripped

Assyrianvoters2_1Well the results are in from the Iraqi election and one can rejoice that their fledgling democracy is off and running, albeit with a few splutters. That the Sunni population Read on...

February 16, 2005 in Iraq | Comments (5) | TrackBack (1)

Go democracy !

Alyawarinkymiddlefinger_1As they say, a picture....... For a thousand words, and many more, check out Arthur Chrenkoff's comprehensive Good News Iraq, Part 20 featuring a wrap-up of the election voting. GO DEMOCRACY ! Meanwhile Read on...

February 1, 2005 in Iraq | Comments (5) | TrackBack (3)

Brothers meet Bush

Blogging brothers, Mohammed and Omar from Iraq the Model went to America and met the President. They also appeared on radio. The host made reference to their religion, in relation to the forthcoming elections. Omar made a qualification, First, I'm human. Second, I'm Iraqi. Third, I'm Muslim. Check out the... Read on...

December 13, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

Casting stones

There was some outrage in the cab last night over the American soldier shooting the cove in the Iraqi mosque. Based on the radio news I could only agree. Shooting an unarmed, injured combatant is as bad as it gets, or so I thought. Then later, I logged-on for the... Read on...

November 18, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (8) | TrackBack (0)

Protest 2

Protest_warriors_1_1The anti-war protesters last night were joined by the Protest Warriors, who are anti-anti-war protesters. (Click on image) Unfortunately I was late and only saw the anti-war protesters arriving and no sign of the anti-anti-war protesters. Huh ? Now I'm confused... Read on...

November 12, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Protest

Just caught the anti-war protest outside the US consulate in Sydney. There were around 60 in attendance plus 20 cops. The Protest Warriors were around the corner. Apparently there was a minor scuffle. The organiser called them idiots. It was raining and all over in 10 mins flat. I'll post... Read on...

November 11, 2004 in Iraq, moblog | Comments (3) | TrackBack (2)

More Iraq

Last night I carried a thirty something accountant who had just put in a 13 hour day. Pretty standard stuff these days for office workers. And overtime is almost unheard of. It's simply a matter of getting the job done, no matter how long it takes. We chatted on this... Read on...

November 9, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (6) | TrackBack (6)

Good news...

Depressed over the Aussie elections ? Can't get on a flight to New Zealand ? Paul Keating's Retreat to France packages oversold ? Have no fear, Chrenkoff's here with his latest Good News Iraq to cheer you up. The perfect antidote to the 'end is nigh' brigade, Read on...

October 13, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Good News Iraq

Queensland blogger, Arthur Chrenkoff, was born and bred in communist Poland. He lobbed here in 1998 thinking the Western world was free, capitalist, and fiercely anti-communism, Read on...

August 31, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (4) | TrackBack (4)

Seizing the moment

Are we seeing the beginnings of an Islamic Reformation ? So asks Chrenkoff in the second installment of his Good News Iraq series, Some religious people who want to represent Islam want to return us to the Middle Ages'," says one of the students. " 'Islam must deal with the... Read on...

May 26, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

Sit-rep Iraq

Welcome to newish blogger Arthur Chrenkoff, a bloody Aussie. He has a comprehensive post on the under-reported successes from the reconstruction of Iraq. Major capital works developments and positive statements from Arab leaders I've not seen in our Aussie press. Here though, are heaps of links to verify that for... Read on...

May 22, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

A timely call

Zeyad is an Iraqi dentist living in Baghdad. He also operates the famous blog, Healing Iraq. He comments here on the Nicholas Berg video and denounces 7th century Muslim thinking. I'm following Little Green Footballs lead and publishing it all : Strange coincidence that the Nick Berg video was released... Read on...

May 19, 2004 in Iraq, Media | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

The Green Zone

Gleeful extremist has a couple of mates in Iraq working as civilian contractors, I myself have four friends over there, all in their 20s or 30s, and not one to my knowledge went because he was motivated by money. This element of the Iraqi reconstruction effort receives little praise, with... Read on...

May 16, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (2)

An evil challenge

Nick Berg went to Iraq to make a difference. Maybe his brutal murder will make a difference..... May he rest in peace..... I can't deal with reviewing a snuff movie, this image being powerful enough. However Little Green Footballs describes it all, with an arguement to watch it, When the... Read on...

May 13, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

P.C. prisons

Whoever said war was pretty, benevolent or conducted on a level playing field. And why the surprise moronic, partying reservists were stationed at a prison camp. Classic patsies. Even so, when the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal broke I was lost for words. Yes, I too was shocked and repulsed at... Read on...

May 12, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (3) | TrackBack (0)

US woes

It goes from bad to worse for the Americans in Iraq. A bad ass attitude from some US personnel toward Indian kitchen staff is being reported by Stuff out of New Zealand, Indian police are hunting a jobs agent who duped poor and illiterate workers into going to US army... Read on...

May 11, 2004 in Clowns, Iraq, Media | Comments (1) | TrackBack (2)

Heroic morons

Thanks to Gleeful Extremist, who has a post on Pat Tillman, killed in Iraq last week, a link to this Spectator article is provided, Tillman had it all. He married his high school sweetheart, Marie, honeymooned in Bora Bora in May, and returned to tell his agent and his coach... Read on...

May 1, 2004 in Clowns, Iraq | Comments (4) | TrackBack (0)

Sadr exposed

Good news emerges from Iraq today via a scoop from The Australian. A legal brief has been obtained outlining charges and witness statements pertaining to the fugitive cleric Sadr, holed up in Najaf, It is this brief that led to an arrest warrant being issued for Sadr and some of... Read on...

April 17, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (3)

Rebel Town

I never met a Kiwi girl, back in the days of carburettors and ignition points, who couldn't fix a car. Kiwi chicks are versatile. So what did Fiona do first thing on arriving in Baghdad ? What any self-respecting Kiwi girl does. She lets off a couple of celebratory rounds... Read on...

April 2, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (1)

Bob the man

Bob Zanger, blogger and former US Marine in Iraq, went back as civilian personel to continue the work. He wrote this at the end of 2003, ...but, even so, I am not concerned. Am I brave? No, I don’t think so. Is it naiveté? Most probably. But, golly, there is... Read on...

March 17, 2004 in Heroes, Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (0)

A gift of thanks

Omar in Iraq has posted this snap. The statue was made by an Iraqi artist named Kalat, who for years was forced by Saddam Hussein to make the many hundreds of bronze busts of Saddam that dotted Baghdad. This artist was so grateful that the Americans liberated his country, he... Read on...

February 23, 2004 in Iraq | Comments (1) | TrackBack (2)

Equal rights for rabid dogs

Sister Patty Fawkner, director of Uniya, a Catholic social justice research centre is a funny girl. Would that I too could find the moral absolutism to adopt her inane interpretations of the Gospels, thereby absolving any moral guilt for the crimes of Saddam,... Read on...

December 19, 2003 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (2)

Hope in a hole

What were you doing in 1981? Indeed, were you even born ? In 1981 in central Iraq, a fit young man of 24 years constructed a concrete, subterranean room below the kitchen of his family home, entered it, and stayed there for 21 years. Yep, 21 years. He came back... Read on...

December 18, 2003 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (3)

Saddam treated humanely

I heard bits and pieces of Saddams capture around midnight. I was carting a drunken couple through the Harbour Tunnel and being distracted by their amorous embraces on the back seat, had turned the radio on. Dumping them, I listened to BBC World Service talkback for the next hour. Some... Read on...

December 15, 2003 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (2)

Iraqi anti-terrorism rally

For those of you who missed it in the mainstream media - because it wasn't there - an anti-terrorism rally was held yesterday in Baghdad. An estimated turnout of 10,000 people is not a bad effort given the joints still a war-zone. As with May Day rallies in the west... Read on...

December 11, 2003 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (2)

Cry freedom !

Here's Omar in Iraq, testing freedom with his very own blog. His pain and humilitation complete he asks some very hard questions of those who refused to help, Through out these decades I lost trust in the world governments and international committees. Terms like (human rights, democracy and liberty..etc.)became hallow... Read on...

December 5, 2003 in Iraq | Comments (0) | TrackBack (5)