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wabeewoman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:53 PM
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New Riverbend posting
http://riverbendblog.blogspot.com /

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.
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poe Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:58 PM
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1. Thanks for the link
Her(?) reports are often moving and perhaps the best as far as giving one a sense of the reality, the chaos, the sorrow of the day-to-day in Iraq.
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whatelseisnew Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 01:30 PM
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2. In the Jan 22 post (I haven't kept up)
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People in many areas are being told that if they dont vote- Sunnis and Shia alike- the food and supply rations we are supposed to get monthly will be cut off. Weve been getting these rations since the beginning of the nineties and for many families, its their main source of sustenance. What sort of democracy is it when you FORCE people to go vote for someone or another they dont want?
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