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Friday, January 11, 2008

Dreaming of a white Ramadan?

Clearly, the cause of the snow is global warming...
After weathering nearly five years of war, Baghdad residents thought they'd pretty much seen it all. But Friday morning, as muezzins were calling the faithful to prayer, the people here awoke to something certifiably new.

For the first time in memory, snow fell across Baghdad.

Although the white flakes quickly dissolved into gray puddles, they brought an emotion rarely expressed in this desert capital snarled by army checkpoints, divided by concrete walls and ravaged by sectarian killings — delight.

"For the first time in my life I saw a snow-rain like this falling in Baghdad," said Mohammed Abdul-Hussein, a 63-year-old retiree from the New Baghdad area.

"When I was young, I heard from my father that such rain had fallen in the early '40s on the outskirts of northern Baghdad," Abdul-Hussein said, referring to snow as a type of rain. "But snow falling in Baghdad in such a magnificent scene was beyond my imagination."

Morning temperatures uncharacteristically hovered around freezing, and the Baghdad airport was closed because of poor visibility. Snow is common in the mountainous Kurdish areas of northern Iraq, but residents of the capital and surrounding areas could remember just hail.

"I asked my mother, who is 80, whether she'd ever seen snow in Iraq before, and her answer was no," said Fawzi Karim, a 40-year-old father of five who runs a small restaurant in Hawr Rajab, a village six miles southeast of Baghdad.


Blogger leftdog said...

Snow in Baghdad is definite proof of CLIMATE CHANGE (although the retarded right continues to call it 'global warming' because universally accepted scientific facts do not fit into their mindless ideology).

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leftdog...thats one of the dumbest things you've ever written. Snow in Baghdad is proof that man is causing climate change? It snowed in Baghdad 60 years probably snowed at one time 500 years ago and even 10,000 years ago. I'd just once like someone to explain to me how the earth has cooled and warmed for millions of years without a human in sight? The absolute arrogance of some people to think "we" control the weather patterns of the earth, when, staring us in the face are the simple historical facts that what the earth is doing now is what it has done for a million years. And..if what you say is true, and GHG will be the death of our planet...when do we start the plans to invade India and China and Russia...afterall...and I'm taking you at your word..those 3 country's are the major culprits. God I'm getting tired of stupid people. billg

12:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

leftretard, "universally accepted scientific facts"?
Better go do some homework. That is of course assuming you have the intellectual courage to look at both sides of an issue, which I highly doubt.
But if you care so much about saving the world that would be a small sacrifice for you to make, wouldn't it?...

1:04 PM  

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