Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Waking up to snow...

again, just a bit this time. Enough to make things look nice in a world that isn't always.

Last week NPR's Bagdad correspondent did a long interview with a Sunni man who lived in a Shiite neighborhood. The militia had driven out most of the Sunni and were trying to force him to leave, but he told them he had nowhere to go. Apparently as all of the "new deal" was announced, he had been visited by the militia commander and told that he didn't have to leave, that they weren't going to operate that way anymore, and that they were even going to ask the people who had been forced out to return.

I thought perhaps, finally, there is a glimmer of hope!

Last night they announced that the man had been executed on Monday by militia...

alan

6 comments:

Nancy said...

I heard that story too Alan. I had not heard about the man's fate at the hands of the militia though. How terribly sad, but not at all surprising. Perhaps we can hope that something will come of his death and the Sunni's will move back to their homes. I cannot imagine the courage it took for that man to stay and fight for his home.

Jon-Marc said...

When I read what the commander said I knew how it would end. So sad and such strength the Sunni had. I am not sure I would have that kind of courage.

alan said...

The rend my heart felt when they announced that makes me realize even more so how hopeless it must feel being there...

alan

Sandy said...

That is so horribly sad. I hate war.

robin andrea said...

I had not heard of this story until now. Here we are a world away, and my heart breaks for a man I did not know. How sad that this is how people are forced to live and die. A tragedy.

dragonflyfilly said...

yeah, i just don't know what to make of this....

alan,
i have switched to new blogger and it has created Havoc in my Cyberlife...your comments now show as anon. and i can't click on them to get to your blog...luckly i was able to find and old one from last year....now i will add you to my list of faves so that i don't loose you.

cheers for now,
pj

p.s. i have created a new Google account called My Second Life, and it is going to be a forum with a limited membership, and i would like to invite you to join, but i need your e-mail address. Is this possible?