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A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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, July 24, 2007

The "Surge" extended...

...until 2009.

Meanwhile, Chester Crocker continues his conversations with Hassan Kazemi Qomi, which Crocker is apparently (according to L'Orient-Le Jour )using to bash Iran as he presents a new slate of accusations daily. The latest is that Iran is responsible for sectarianism in Iraq.

In Ramallah, Mahmood Abbas's Presidential Guard beats the crap out of Qassam Barghouthi, the son of Marwan Barghouthi (Fatah Secretary-General in an Israeli prison), who was inquiring about his sister, Rouba, arrested for driving too near the Presidential residence.

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