20.2.05

Baghdad Burning

from:Groceries and Election Results...

...I feel like I have my finger on the throbbing pulse of the Iraqi political situation every time I visit Abu Ammar. You can often tell just how things are going in the country from the produce available at his stand. For example, when he doesn’t have any good tomatoes we know that the roads to Basra are either closed or really bad and the tomatoes aren’t getting through to Baghdad. When citrus fruit isn’t available during the winter months, we know that the roads to Diyala are probably risky and oranges and lemons couldn’t be delivered...

via: Baghdad Burning

Playing: Matt Bianco f. Basia - Ordinary Day - Matt's Mood
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