Insomnia (insomnia) wrote,

A different view of Iraq.

There's a new post by Riverbend, an Iraqi in Baghdad. It's the first post she's made in over a month.

"The electricity has been quite bad. On some days, we're lucky to get 12 hours- 3 hours of electricity for three hours of no electricity- but more often than not, it's four hours of no electricity and two hours of electricity. A couple of weeks ago, there was a day when our area had only one hour of electricity out of 23 hours with no power. The hellish weather had everyone out in their gardens by sunset, trying to find a way to stay cool."

She also mentions that kidnappings of Iraqis have become extremely widespread, and that there is a growing political resistance to all the parties and organizations that joined with the CPA -- independent and previously unrepresented political parties are trying to unify in opposition to them.

She ends, omenously enough, hinting that Iraq's new freedom of speech isn't all it's cracked up to be...

"Word on the street has it that email, internet access, and telephone calls are being monitored closely. We actually heard a couple of reports of people being detained due to the contents of their email. It's a daunting thought and speaks volumes about our current 'liberated' status..."

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