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Sep 10th 2007 11:30AM On one occasion I insisted on having that seat - or one like it on a Thai Airways flight out of Dhakar to Bangkok - I had a horrible bout of giardia and was going to kill someone if I could not get that seat. No one argued! funny about that.
Sep 10th 2007 9:28AM Now just to confuse the issue, but to reinforce the point you are making - that simple labels, whether "Arab" "Jew" "Viking" "American" Roman" "Chinese" or any other only reflect our lack of insight and betray our biases - did you know that in the 1967 and 1973 wars the Israeli Army comprised about 60% Arabs. (Source: General Sharon). There is never a clear cut answer or rationale to any facet of conflict is there?!
Sep 10th 2007 9:22AM As Winston Churchill once said, he is an optimist, there is no point in being anything else. Getting a visa is the first challenge to coming here (Baghdad). Then the airport connection to the city costs more than the airfare to get to Baghdad. And once you are here, assuming you have arrived in the International Zone, you are kind of limited in where you can go and what you can see. Unless of course you are a keen armoured vehcile spotter. Then you are in heaven! Some blog notes on a trip to Iraq at http://pickledeel.blogspot.com
Jul 31st 2007 9:45PM Heathrow is only getting worse. Through there over the last twenty years but the two trips in the last six weeks have been horrendous. My own comments about the place after passing through there yesterday: