Daily quote – April the 11th

”I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, … Continue reading

National Geographic Photography – Al-Kazimiyah Mosque, Baghdad

Look at this wonderful picture of a family visiting the Al-Kazimiyah Shrine in Baghdad, Iraq. I love the picture because of its beautiful colours and the adorable children in front. 

National Geographic Photography – Oil tanker, Persian gulf

The caption going with this breathtaking picture says: ”A relic of the Iran-Iraq war, this oil tanker was scuttled near the Kuwait-Iraq border on Saddam Hussein’s orders, to block access by sea to southern Iraq. Kuwaiti authorities are reluctant to remove the vessel for fear of damaging the wetlands of nearby Bubiyan Island, an important … Continue reading

National Geographic Photography – Tigris by dawn, Iraq

A man feeds the birds at dawn in Iraq. The river is the Tigris, together with the Euphrates a very important river for the area of Mesopotamia, famous for its fascinating cultural background. Thanks again to National Geographic Photography for letting me start this cloudy friday with such a beautiful picture. The light is magical. … Continue reading

Daily quote – March the 25th

”The question is the morning after. What sort of Iraq do we wake up to after the bombing? What happens in the region? What impact could it have? These are questions leaders I have spoken to have posed.” – Kofi Annan

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