A blog on the current crises in the Middle East and news accounts unpublished by the US press.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).
As a long-time observer of US presidential races, I must say that I've never heard of such unabashed ill-wishing directed at a presidential candidate, Barak Obama, than we have heard in recent days. Well, not exactly ill-wishing, it's more like journalists (Ms. Trotta) and other presidential hopefuls (Mrs. Clinton) speculating about Mr. Obama's violent demise. It's even more troubling because they are sincere about it and they are women!