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Tuesday, October 9, 2007

War Updates // FASHION: Rock&Roll

Update: People Rise Against Al-Qaeda. Mr Kareem and other Husaybah residents claim that the peace that followed the expulsion of al-Qa'eda has triggered an economic revival and restoration of favourite pastimes. Ghanim Mirdie Waleed, coach of the local football team, who celebrated a recent victory with cigarettes, paid tribute to the American role in Husaybah. "The conflict here was all caused by al-Qa'eda," he said. "We work and play as we like under the coalition security. There are jobs for people, shops are opened and we are very happy."

With al-Qa'eda pushed out, Anbaris are even rallying to a new shared cause with America - a fight to secure the country against Iranian infiltration. Husaybah residents condemned Iran at nightly meetings where locals sit on stoops to enjoy the cool midnight breeze. Sectarian fighting is taking place hundreds of miles to east of the Syrian border but Iran's interference in Iraq ranked as a primary reason to back the American presence.

Update: U.S. troops and Iraqi patriots are winning in Iraq against al-Qaeda! (Which is why the media is now focused on Blackwater!) The last days on earth of Abu Osama al-Tunisi apparently were filled with anxiety: “We are desperate for your help,” he said in a letter to al-Qaida chieftains. A copy of the letter was found by U.S. troops sifting through the rubble of the building in Musayb, about 40 miles south of Baghdad, where on Sept. 25 Mr. Tunisi had been meeting with two local al-Qaida operatives when an F-16 cut their discussion short.

Update: Omg, remember this dorky song by the Beastie Boys? It's totally stuck in my head right now! Intergalactic, planetary, planetary, intergalactic... lol!