Thursday, December 23, 2004

First thoughts

On this Wednesday December 22nd 2004, the world as seen from Rabat looks like this. Today is the second day of hearing for the victims of torture, disapearance, et other human rights violations, during the so called years of repression and political turmoil. I didn't have the chance to see any of the testimonies. From comments I heard, some chilling details of torture and detention conditions. Some of these pratices unfortunately still exit in Morocco. The only difference is that now nobody cares.

In Iraq the situation seems to be worsening by the day. The country is still recovering from yesterday's Mosul Attack on an American military base. Nobody knows how the Americans are planning to hold elections in a little more than a month.

Palestine the other hot spot on the international scene. Tony Blair, after visiting Iraq on the day of the Mosul attack, and posing on a tank with british troops in Basra, went to Jerusalem to see Sharon, then go deliver his message (sharon's message) to the palestinians. Abu Mazen agreed aparently to his long series of conditions to restart the 'peace process'. abu Mazen also accepted Blair's invitation to go to London next March to attend a conference on the middle east, an invitation that Sharon overtly turned down in front of his guest.

Hope tomorrow will bring some good news.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Saad,

If you still check in on your blog, I would love to meet you. I live in Rabat and just found your blog. It doesn't look like you update it, but I thought you might check your comments. If you do, would you send me an email at zandc44 AT
My name is Zak by the way.


10:40 AM, March 30, 2009  

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