Middle East

On the Road in Iraq

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 

We took a very nice tour from Baghdad to Basrah by car. The countryside is pretty amazing, from the relative lushness of the fertile crescent to the desert sands of the south to the marshes of the deep south and the distant flare gas fires on the horizon.


Normal flare gas

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Ut oh, blow out…

Camels in the desert… camels crossing the road:
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Posted at 14:46:28 GMT-0700

Category: photoplacestravelvideo

Iraq sites

Friday, February 11, 2011 

carolyn on saddams throne.jpg

Baghdad was the recipient of Saddam’s largess (and the PLO too), but the south wasn’t really on the nice list and has been a cross roads for conflict for a long time, which has left a mark on the landscape.

Posted at 12:06:07 GMT-0700

Category: Milphotoplacestravel

Proof! There is Yellow Cake In Iraq

Saturday, February 5, 2011 

Finally, conclusive evidence of the presence of whole trays of yellow cake in Iraq, and at extremely low prices, well within the reach of any organization.

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Posted at 06:37:46 GMT-0700

Category: Milphotoplacespoliticstravel

Some thoughts on energy

Wednesday, December 19, 2007 

I recently rediscovered an email discussion I was having about global warming and solar power. I kind of enjoyed it…

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Posted at 03:35:10 GMT-0700

Category: politics