Iraq Elections' Objections Abound ...
Traveling to and from hospital every day for five days takes up a lot of time. It's terribly tiring too. And it's taken it's toll on This Old Brit, this week. So, TFI Friday tomorrow; the fifth and final day of a series of ongoing tests, he's been having to undergo.
Hence the less frequent than usual number of blog posts. But normal service should soon be resumed --- whether you like it or not, me darling old dearies.
And while his semi-regular writing activities have - self confessedly - suffered somewhat, his rapacious readings most certainly haven't. The fact is, that they've actually increased. And boy, what a bloody lot there's been to keep up and cope with -- on either side of the Atlantic.
So when This Old Brit finally found some time [and energy] to start to do some posting again -- subject-wise, he was spoilt for choice.
However, he settled on saying something about the recent Iraq elections. Maybe more accurately, he settled on seeking to spread some news stories regarding said aforementioned subject. News that comes from much 'closer to home' - ie: nearer the actual country concerned in the latest elections-question.
Surprisingly - or perhaps not - depending upon how unquestioningly one accepts the [expected] Anglo American spun-stuff, things definitely do not seem to be as straightforward as the western mainstream media are appearing to make out they are. Far from it, in fact.
Claims that the whole election spectacle wasn't anything more than one bloody big fiddle, have been made by no less than 35 different political groups in Iraq.
Yep. You read that right; 35 different ones.
Such seems the strength of feelings, that talk of large scale legislative boycots are already, absolutely abounding.
Here's the latest pertinent piece from - the so far still unbombed, unbowed and intact - alJazeera.