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The Iraq Blogs
The Iraq Blogs
Take whatever stand you want to on the Iraq War, you have to honor the sacrifice of the troops on the ground. Amazingly, some missives from the front even pop up in the far corners of BlogLand.
Now, this blog has quibbled with the ideas of virtual reality before and the cynicism associated with operating on this website. But I believe you have to take these blogs at face value. What’s to be gained by claiming you are writing from a war front, when many of these blogs state openly they cannot give full details of even where the writer is based? Nothing seems to be at issue with these blogs except the pure outlet of expression. Perhaps, that’s why I bookmark them.
For instance, there’s capt.-coke who hasn’t been around for about a month, but when he was blogging from May until July, he left a number of posts mainly to get out his feelings.
There’s another longer blog from olo who has been blogging about his Iraq experience and his sexual thoughts from June right up through this month.
Many of these blogs are merely an entry or two. For instance, there’s [blog Wilden26] and his blog [blog Wilden26] which is merely a posting about his dissatisfaction with his conditions and nothing more. And then there’s DarkDemon who has also filed some short musings from the war.
So these war blogs run the gamut of multiple diary entries to short staccato messages. And when the writer stops transmitting, one wonders what happened to them.
There are even blogs from freelance contractors in Iraq. For example, there's a blog from US-Expatriate, where he claims that folks have channeled their anti-war sentiments to him in his e-mail. (See: Political Statements On AFF.com?.) Some folks may feel differently about contractors because no one ordered them to go to Iraq.
Another contractor, [blog korona34] discusses his sexual fantasies while he is away from home in his short blog.
For those interested in this controversial war, sometimes the ground-level view provides some insight.
After this entry was originally posted, several other Iraq Blogs popped up on the radar screen. There’s a fairly standard blog put out by sgt.-jester with some interesting observations. For a rather sad blog, turn to [blog rbroff] material in [blog rbroff] which goes over his fears that his wife is cheating on him back home while he is at war.
(This entry NEVER appeared on the main blogboard due to a morning blogjam on Aug. 26, but this author chose not to repost.)
9/8/2005 2:11 am
Hmmm... thanks Rockwriter, this is an aspect of AdultFriendFinder blogs that one would hardly consider. However all I could really infer from reading these guys is that they don't really have the time nor the head to sit by a computer keyboard and write. No wonder... |
1/25/2006 12:19 pm
>>>[blog Dysgyzed]... I wonder what you found in the new ones? Feel free to post some links. How has the mood changed? I had more time to cruise and answer these questions in the summer. Not so now.|
>>>I wish I had replied to my Italian philosopher friend Priapeo at the time. He is still about sometimes. But this is before my responding tendencies evolved to what they are today. Sure, compared to other blogs, these are not deep, but perhaps there is no time to organize your thoughts under such a threatening situation.