Buku Harian di Internet

Anda senang menulis catatan harian, mengapa tidak mencobanya di internet.
Sekarang tersedia fasilitas gratis untuk membuat catatan harian di http://blogger.com, tentunya anda sign ini terlebih dahulu, lalu ada dua pilihan. Pilihan yang paling default adalah menympan catatan anda di server mereka, yang kedua menyimpannya di server kita.

Salah satu catatan harian yang menyentuh hati adalah di alamat http://dearraed.blogspot.com dimana seorang pemiliknya Salam Pax melukiskan bom yang berjatuhan di Baghdad sampai akhirnya catatan harian dia hilang, mungkin rumahnya sudah di bom, atau pemilik situs sudah menutupnya. Salam Pax juga memuat TV Iraq
saat suasana chaos berlangsung. Kalau catatan harian anda tidak ingin di publish, boleh-boleh saja. Kalau ingin dibaca orang banyak juga okay...

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Monday, March 24, 2003 ::
The last two days we didn’t have internet access. I thought that was it and started what a friend called a “pblog”, what you will read is what should have been the entries for the 22nd and 23rd.

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4:30pm (day3)
half an hour ago the oil filled trenches were put on fire. First watching Al-jazeera they said that these were the places that got hit by bombs from an air raid a few miniutes earlier bit when I went up to the roof to take a look I saw that there were too many of them, we heard only three explosions. I took pictures of the nearest. My cousine came and told me he saw police cars standing by one and setting it on fire. Now you can see the columns of smoke all over the city. Today the third in the war, we had quite a number of attacks during daytime. Some without air-raid sirens. They probably just gave up on being able to be on time to sound the sirens. Last night, after waves after waves of attacks, they would sound the all-clear siren only to start another raid siren 30 minutes later.
The images we saw on TV last night (not Iraqi, jazeera-BBC-Arabiya) were terrible. The whole city looked as if it were on fire. The only thing I could think of was “why does this have to happen to Baghdad”. As one of the buildings I really love went up in a huge explosion I was close to tears. Today my father and brother went out to see what happening in the city, they say that it does look that the hits were very precise but when the missiles and bombs explode they wreck havoc in the neighborhood where they fall.

Houses near al-salam palace(where the minister Sahaf took journalist) have had all their windows broke, doors blown in and in one case a roof has caved in. I guess that is what is called “collateral damage” and that makes it OK? We worry about daytime bombing and the next round of attacks tonight with the added extra of the smoke screen in our skies.

8:30pm (day4)
We start counting the hours from the moment one of the news channels report that the B52s have left their airfield. It takes them around 6 hours to get to Iraq. On the first day of the bombing it worked precisely. Yesterday we were a bit surprised that after 6 hours bombs didn’t start falling. The attacks on Baghdad were much less than two days ago. We found out today in the news that the city of Tikrit got the hell bombed out of it. To day the B52s took off at 3pm, on half an hour we will know whether it is Baghdad tonight or another city. Karbala
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