Friday, January 28, 2005

Bahgdad Burning

They don't seem to be enjoying their "freedom" very much in Bahgdad:

E. was the first to hear it. We were sitting in the living room and he suddenly jumped up, alert, "Do you hear that?" He asked. I strained my ears for either the sound of a plane or helicopter or gun shots. Nothing... except, wait... something... like a small stream of... water? Could it be? Was it back? We both ran into the bathroom where we had the faucets turned on for the last eight days in anticipation of water. Sure enough, there it was- a little stream of water that kept coming and going as if undecided.

[...]

E. and I rose early this morning because we decided last night that should the water continue to flow, we'd attempt to fill up the big water tank on the roof. The water from this tank goes directly to the electric water heater but since we haven't been using that for a while now, we decided to close up the tank and use it as a sort of secondary storage. We cannot get caught off-guard again. Drinking water rose to almost 1,000 Dinars a liter this last week.

(Side note: that's about $1 per liter in our terms. That doesn't sound bad, until you remember that they have no other running water. Imagine having to buy bottled water for all your daily uses - washing, cooking, etc. I'd guess that would probably run to....what? 5-10 gallons per day? So, at most $300/month (equal to 1/10th of the average annual iraqi income) for everyday water?)

Unfortunately, the electricity situation has deteriorated. We're getting about four hours for every twenty hours in our area- I'm not quite sure what's going on in the other areas. It feels like we're almost cut off from each other. Baghdad has been unstable these last few days. We had several explosions this last week and although the number of explosions wasn't surprising, the force of a couple of them had us wincing. There's a real fear of the coming elections and what they might bring. I don't like the idea that they've selected schools as election sites. School is out right now, but the security threat is obvious- elections sites are most likely going to be bombed. Schools are having a difficult time as it is getting things fixed and replaced, they don't need the added trauma of an explosion. It's just a bad idea.

[...]

Almost everyone is trapped at home because the security situation is quite bad and no one wants to be caught in an area where an explosion might occur. If the bomb doesn't kill you, the Iraqi security forces or the Americans might and if no one kills you then you risk getting a bag over the head and a trip to Abu Ghraib. There's an almost palpable anxiety in the air these last couple of weeks and it's beginning to wear on people- fuel shortages, water shortages and a lack of electricity. It's like the first days of the war all over again.


These are the people we "rescued from Saddam". The people we expected would be showering us with flowers, greeting us as liberators. Should we not be surprised if they are a little less than enthusiastic about our presence?

Also, where is the state of Iraq, the plight of it's civilians ever reported in the media? Most Americans probably think that things are just great in iraq right now, freedom is on the march, we're building schools, handing out candy, money, and cigarettes to happy smiling Iraqis. The reality is that we can't even supply them with heat, electricity, water, or working phones. How screwed up would our lives be if we had to go without those things not for days or weeks, but months at a time.


KRapTackular.

28 Comments:

Anonymous water purifier said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a distilled water site/blog.
It pretty much covers distilled water related stuff.

Multilingual : English | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Dutch | French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish

Pure and Safe Drinking Water Quality at distilled water - OkDiamond.com

11:51 AM  
Anonymous water filter said...

Chance upon your blog and enjoy it.

Take it look at my water filter site.
It is a water filter site.

Multilingual : English | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Dutch | French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish

Pure and Safe Drinking Water Quality at water filter - OkDiamond.com

10:39 PM  
Anonymous drinking water said...

Cool!!! What inspire you to create such a wonderful blog!!!

Blogs are great for information sharing.

I have a pure water site/blog.
It is on pure water stuff.

Multilingual : English | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Dutch | French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish

Pure and Safe Drinking Water Quality at pure water - OkDiamond.com

10:18 AM  
Anonymous water cooler said...

Hello, this is an exciting blog here!

You may like to checkout water purifier site/blog.
It is on water purifier stuff.

Multilingual : English | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Dutch | French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish

Pure and Safe Drinking Water Quality at water purifier - OkDiamond.com

10:19 AM  
Anonymous distilled water said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a bottled water site/blog.
It pretty much covers bottled water related stuff.

Multilingual : English | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Dutch | French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish

Pure and Safe Drinking Water Quality at bottled water - OkDiamond.com

4:11 AM  
Anonymous water purifier said...

Your blog is worth a visit.

You may like to checkout bottled water site/blog.
It is a bottled water site.

Multilingual : English | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Dutch | French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish

Pure and Safe Drinking Water Quality at bottled water - OkDiamond.com

1:32 AM  
Anonymous water treatment said...

Chance upon your blog and enjoy it.

Take it look at my water purifier site.
It is a water purifier site.

Multilingual : English | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Dutch | French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish

Better Water For Better Health at water purifier - OkDiamond.com

1:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a anxiety cure natural site/blog. It pretty much covers ##KEYWORD## related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

5:09 AM  
Anonymous water treatment said...

Chance upon your blog and enjoy it.

Take it look at my water treatment site.
It is a water treatment site.

Multilingual : English | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Dutch | French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish

Better Water For Better Health at water treatment - OkDiamond.com

4:56 AM  
Anonymous water purifier said...

Cool!!! What inspire you to create such a wonderful blog!!!

Blogs are great for information sharing.

I have a distilled water site/blog.
It is on distilled water stuff.

Multilingual : English | Chinese Simplified | Chinese Traditional | Dutch | French | German | Greek | Italian | Japanese | Korean | Portuguese | Russian | Spanish

Better Water For Better Health at distilled water - OkDiamond.com

10:51 PM  
Anonymous drinking water said...

Interesting blog you have here, I landed here on accident. I like the title of Bahgdad Burning I was searching for something else and came across your site. I found it pretty interesting and entertaining. I got you book marked.

I will pop back in from time to time to see what you have new here.

I've got a new site up which might to be of interest to some. I run a weight loss plan related site.

11:10 PM  
Anonymous Air Filter said...

Tandis que je recherchais des blogs, j'ai trouv� le v�tre. J'ai un sur le indoor air quality survey form aussi bien mais pas presque aussi bon que le v�tre.Deeply, Arie indoor air quality survey form

4:15 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello all.
Please, give me link to any Promotion PROGRAM - wanna to purchase!!!

Thanks.

8:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm seeking for any information about XRUMER program.
Can you help me? Or give me a link to the official site of this program.

8:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Guys....!!!!! WellCome to my online pharmacy Jon&Tompson 24au
Please///!!!
Buy Cheap Zoloft
Half-Price Xenical
Low-Cost XANAX OnLine
Buy Online LOW-COST VIAGRA
Low-Cost PHENTERMINE ONLINE
LAMISIL ONLINE
ONLINE BEXTRA HALF-PRICE
LOW-COST AMBIEN ONLINE
low-cost-hydrocodone
low-cost lamisil
BUY HALF-PRICE LIPITOR ONLINE
LOW-COST ADIPEX BUY ONLINE
BEXTRA ONLINE
ALPRAZOLAM ONLINE
Buy ABILIFY Half-Price
Buy Acuutane Online
Adderall
Buy ACETAMINOPHEN
Buy CHEAP ACIPHEX ONLINE
Buy CHEAP ACTONEL
Buy CHEAP ALTACE ONLINE
BUY CHEAP ALLEGRA ONLINE
ALPRAZOLAM ONLINE
BUY ONLINE ACYCLOVIR
BUY CHEAP ACTOS
ADIPEX ONLINE LOW-COST BUY
BUY CHEAP ALBUTEROLL ONLINE
ALIMTA
BUY LOW-COST ADVAIR ONLINE

10:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good afternoon many have machines which not insuranced,
you have a unique opportunity only today to receive insurance the machine free of charge
auto insurance
auto insurance
cars insurance
cars insurance
texas car insurance
texas car insurance
car insurance quotes
car insurance quotes
car insurance policy
car insurance policy
xanax
phentermine
buy tramadol

9:20 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Daily free porn pictures and movies - female ejaculation, pornstars, mature, creampie, squirting pussy, teen sex and porno videos!
teens porno
lesbian sex
asian porn
anal sex
porn
free sex
free pussy
free porn movies
free porn

7:10 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Guys....!!!!! WellCome to my online pharmacy Jon&Tompson 24au
Please///!!!
Buy Cheap Zoloft
Half-Price Xenical
Low-Cost XANAX OnLine
Buy Online LOW-COST VIAGRA
Low-Cost PHENTERMINE ONLINE
LAMISIL ONLINE
ONLINE BEXTRA HALF-PRICE
LOW-COST AMBIEN ONLINE
low-cost-hydrocodone
low-cost lamisil
BUY HALF-PRICE LIPITOR ONLINE
LOW-COST ADIPEX BUY ONLINE
BEXTRA ONLINE
ALPRAZOLAM ONLINE
Buy ABILIFY Half-Price
Buy Acuutane Online
Adderall
Buy ACETAMINOPHEN
Buy CHEAP ACIPHEX ONLINE
Buy CHEAP ACTONEL
Buy CHEAP ALTACE ONLINE
BUY CHEAP ALLEGRA ONLINE
ALPRAZOLAM ONLINE
BUY ONLINE ACYCLOVIR
BUY CHEAP ACTOS
ADIPEX ONLINE LOW-COST BUY
BUY CHEAP ALBUTEROLL ONLINE
ALIMTA
BUY LOW-COST ADVAIR ONLINE

11:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ways of having sex
free sex meet in west acton massachusetts
local sex partner in climbing hill iowa
women for sex in palisades new york
find free sex in beith ayrshire
local sex contacts in schuchk arizona
local sex in ladora iowa
local sex in melvern kansas
find free sex in channing texas
local sex in burlison tennessee
women for sex in omega ohio
free hardcore group sex
free sex meet in chaneyville maryland
sex in public park
cow gilr sex
local sex in needmore texas
local sex contacts in salyersville kentucky
free sex meet in susitna alaska
free sex meet in pond california
review of safer sex in personal relationships
local sex contacts in papaaloa hawaii
meet for sex in frankfort indiana
animal sex orgies
find free sex in coram new york
local sex partner in mullinville kansas
free sex ru sex ru
vintage sex free
local sex partner in lexington tennessee
scandanavia sex
southern charms amateur sex
women for sex in ocoee florida
bareback hard sex free pics
women for sex in spencer indiana
black white sex
free paris hiton sex video
local sex in delmont pennsylvania
meet for sex in east randolph vermont
local sex contacts in pedricktown new jersey
free sex meet in stockholm wisconsin
free sex meet in cornell california
submitted stories days sex love
male sex avatars
interesting facts about sex
find free sex in forest river illinois
anal porn sex
grown up sex
hot pussy sex photos
entp sex
free adult sex hot babes fun
dog knot sex blog
sex web cam samples
free nasrt sex thumbnails
sex shop croydon
purchase sex toy vibrator
free outdoor sex pics
sex penis
search sites sex video
local sex in bertram iowa
bald eagle sex
free sex meet in rippon west virginia
oral sex and illustrated articles
best girl sex toys
film amateur sex
alt sex stories archive
sex meets in ulysses nebraska
local sex contacts in kokomo mississippi
stories sex
jordan sex tape vidcaps
local sex contacts in maple rapids michigan
sex y humor
freudian slip sex
sex tourist cambodia
sex in the space
blonde swimsuit and sex
local sex partner in wilson florida
housekeeper sex video
realistic sex doll
catoon sex
joshua wayne seward sex
naked people and sex
free fun sex tonight
asian sex wmv
gyro sex
sex offenders in california
meet for sex in marseilles illinois
sex in utah
free young sex
women for sex in deville louisiana
pussy oral sex
sex toy home parties
sex lover
anal lesbian sex
free sex teen pictures
100 free teen cartoon sex
incredibles having sex
japanese free sample sex clips
free rape sex trailer
gay men cruising for sex
women wanting oral sex

5:27 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teens porno
lesbian sex
asian porn
anal sex
porn
free sex
free pussy
free porn movies
free porn

7:49 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

teens porno
lesbian sex
asian porn
anal sex
porn
free sex
free pussy
free porn movies
free porn

3:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lesbian sex
sex samples clips
sex while camping
sex italia
videos sex mature
sex offender list tennessee
jacqueline lovell sex pic
free soft sex pics
students sex it brunel december
free clips of her first anal sex
fairly odd parents sex toons
sixteen sex
how to be cool with sex
sex feishis
fat ebony sex
two girls one guy sex
personal sex site
hollywoods greatest sex scenes
website machine sex
ive never had sex with anything plastic
double anal sex video
real ameteur sex videos
group sex
co ed sex pictures
free gay anal orgy hardcore first time sex fuck
gay sex storeis
hot chicks haveing sex videos
crazy sex tricks with your vagina
nude men sex
shanghai girls sex
sex story fisting
free lesbian sex tapes
gay sex huge cocks
sex games
oak grove ky sex offender registration
what is a sex crime in missouri
sex world cup 2006
the nr free sex site adultnl tk mainpage
swing sex pics
instant free clips of sex
women from cartoon network having sex
indiana sex offenders registry
shemale sex bi cum cock
santa monica sex shop
young sex
local sex in boyceville wisconsin
asian sex websites
california sex offenders reg
free sex meet in blitchville florida
meet for sex in denham indiana
sex and the single alien
sex searchengine freesite
sex auction sites
local sex in royal palm beach florida
cancune sex show
local sex
find free sex in normanton yorkshire
local sex in kenedy texas
free sex meet in westley california
free sex meet in hallettsville texas
free sex meet in echo alabama
local sex in clifton texas
find free sex in mineral bluff georgia
local sex contacts in stornoway isle of lewis
free sex meet in white signal new mexico
free sex meet broward fl
painfull sex
meet for sex in casnovia michigan
find free sex in kilauea hawaii
local sex contacts in eastville virginia
meet for sex in gwinn michigan
local sex partner in paul idaho
local sex in whitakers north carolina
meet for sex in lechlade gloucestershire
free sex meet in point hope alaska
meet for sex in rector arkansas
women for sex in epleys kentucky
free sex movies
free sex dating edmonton
women for sex in presho south dakota
local sex in kinder louisiana
sex meets in valmont new mexico
do you bleed after anal sex
local sex partner in helmetta new jersey
sex meets in fallsburg kentucky
brides mother sex
free swinger sex site
local sex partner in mount pleasant iowa

4:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

ways of having sex
free sex meet in west acton massachusetts
local sex partner in climbing hill iowa
women for sex in palisades new york
find free sex in beith ayrshire
local sex contacts in schuchk arizona
local sex in ladora iowa
local sex in melvern kansas
find free sex in channing texas
local sex in burlison tennessee
women for sex in omega ohio
free hardcore group sex
free sex meet in chaneyville maryland
sex in public park
cow gilr sex
local sex in needmore texas
local sex contacts in salyersville kentucky
free sex meet in susitna alaska
free sex meet in pond california
review of safer sex in personal relationships
local sex contacts in papaaloa hawaii
meet for sex in frankfort indiana
animal sex orgies
find free sex in coram new york
local sex partner in mullinville kansas
free sex ru sex ru
vintage sex free
local sex partner in lexington tennessee
scandanavia sex
southern charms amateur sex
women for sex in ocoee florida
bareback hard sex free pics
women for sex in spencer indiana
black white sex
free paris hiton sex video
local sex in delmont pennsylvania
meet for sex in east randolph vermont
local sex contacts in pedricktown new jersey
free sex meet in stockholm wisconsin
free sex meet in cornell california
submitted stories days sex love
male sex avatars
interesting facts about sex
find free sex in forest river illinois
anal porn sex
grown up sex
hot pussy sex photos
entp sex
free adult sex hot babes fun
dog knot sex blog
sex web cam samples
free nasrt sex thumbnails
sex shop croydon
purchase sex toy vibrator
free outdoor sex pics
sex penis
search sites sex video
local sex in bertram iowa
bald eagle sex
free sex meet in rippon west virginia
oral sex and illustrated articles
best girl sex toys
film amateur sex
alt sex stories archive
sex meets in ulysses nebraska
local sex contacts in kokomo mississippi
stories sex
jordan sex tape vidcaps
local sex contacts in maple rapids michigan
sex y humor
freudian slip sex
sex tourist cambodia
sex in the space
blonde swimsuit and sex
local sex partner in wilson florida
housekeeper sex video
realistic sex doll
catoon sex
joshua wayne seward sex
naked people and sex
free fun sex tonight
asian sex wmv
gyro sex
sex offenders in california
meet for sex in marseilles illinois
sex in utah
free young sex
women for sex in deville louisiana
pussy oral sex
sex toy home parties
sex lover
anal lesbian sex
free sex teen pictures
100 free teen cartoon sex
incredibles having sex
japanese free sample sex clips
free rape sex trailer
gay men cruising for sex
women wanting oral sex

1:03 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi all!
I am young member this place and want to talk my edifying story. I am too fat and i need to loose weight. right now i am 4'5" and weigh 137 something lbs. give me any idea's on how to loose fat? i eat fairly healthily, (i think,) i am a vegetarian. i buy tramadol and eat it. but it didn't help me. i have a fairly busy schedule and i can't exercise too regularly. I run on a treadmill 2-3 times a week for 40 min and I workout at karate twice a week for 45 min - 1 hr. I buy xanax but it didn't help me too. Does anyone have any good diet idea's that would help me loose weight? does anyone have any exercises which will give ya a smaller butt? i want to start modeling, but i need to loose the inches there too. my hips are 37" - 38" and my waist is 28" I need to decrease them both to
34" -36" hips and 24" - 26" waist. I need ideas on how to do so! so please help me!!!
Thanx a lot for any help i can get
i need it
Bye














































- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
BUY XANAX - Lowest Prices on Quality FDA Approved Drugs!
http://www.volny.cz/pills/buy-xanax.html
BUY TRAMADOL - All Quantity And Dose Per Pack That You Need!
http://www.volny.cz/pills/buy-tramadol.html

12:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

my links

young porn brutal sex teen sex home porn

5:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

...please where can I buy a unicorn?

10:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great Site. Was added to mybookmarks. Greetings From USA.

2:39 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your pοst has proven useful tο us. It’s extremelу hеlpful and yоu гeally аre clеarly νеry educated in
this геgiοn. You have got expοsеd my own face for yоu to vaгious views on this subject with interesting and strοng contеnt mateгiаl.


Also visit my ωeb ѕite :: buy viagra online

7:16 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home