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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).

Thursday, July 07, 2005


Here in the "City" things are calm. You damn leftist reporters are sowing terrorism and exaggerating the number of deaths.

Stop the apocalytic journalism! It's too early to know the full scale of the attacks. London has been rehearsing for just such an event. Public safety and rescue teams arrived nearly immediately. Officials are being very cautious in body-counting. It's premature to talk of Islamic terrorism. What is certain is that the bombers wanted to disrupt Britain's nerve center.

The shops are open, the bars are too and people are walking towards their offices. Stop the sensationalism!

Here there is total confusion. My office is St James/Piccadilly and there is total silence but cellphone service is back.

Half of the office did not make it in. All transit is shut down. Our office is right next to the Underground.

I've lived in London for 5 years. This is a very sad and difficult moment. My huband has walked back from London. We wonder if we are supposed to go to work tomorrow.


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