Nur al-Cubicle

A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press. Daily timeline of events in Iraq as collected from stories and dispatches in the French and Italian media: Le Monde (Paris), Il Corriere della Sera (Milan), La Repubblica (Rome), L'Orient-Le Jour (Beirut) and occasionally from El Mundo (Madrid).

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

A Generally Dangerous Profession

The last 60 days in Iraq have been dangerous for Iraqi generals, who despite armed escorts are dropping like flies. I don't know how many generals a country the size of Iraq should have...but this seems like a lengthy death roster for two months:

Unidentified Iraqi general in Kirkuk

Iraqi Christian police general in Kirkuk

General Deputy Commandant of al-Anbar Province (killed by US troops at rolling checkpoint).

Defense Ministry Advisor General Adnan Faush Farawni

Interior Ministry General Hussein Hato al-Jabeeri

Police General Galeb al-Jazeri (killed by US troops at rolling checkpoint per one AFP report, no confirmation).

Interior Ministry General Bassem Mohammed Kazem

Defense Ministry Advisor General Adnan Midhish Kharagoli

Commandant of the Taji Military Base General Jadaan Malih

Interior Ministry General Jalal Mohammad Salah

Highway Police General Karim Silawi

Police General Yunès Mohammed Sulaiman

4 Comments:

Anonymous Mark from Ireland said...

Targetting like this would imply a lot of inside information to me.

Also - I'm not going to comment on the new Pope - way too early to tell.

4:21 PM  
Blogger Nur-al-Cubicle said...

There is a really touching picture of him here (even though he is not reckoned to be a warm, likable character),

http://www.corriere.it/Media/Foto/2005/04_Aprile/19/VATICAN.jpg

9:12 PM  
Anonymous Markl from ireland said...

Ye Gods! The first teddy bear pope!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Nur-al-Cubicle said...

Teddy Bear...er, maybe a cute shaggy mammouth. Respect the distance. On the other hand, he kissed some children today.

You can e-mail him, too!
benedettoxvi@vatican.va

2:59 PM  

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