The Marine tactic in Fallujah seems to have been to enter the city to draw fire, then pulverize the sources of fire. Western reporters, on the other hand, may portray Kurdish female fighters as oppressed victims of a backwards culture who are looking for an escape. Girls With Guns views. The Kurds have been fighting for their sovereignty ever since. You who do not wish to see us , the mutilators cursed, waving their computer-printed signs in the air, we will show you what you are like.
Others outlets focus on their looks. A phenomenal page-turning, humanizing read, about a largely sensationalized and complicated era in both American and Iraqi history. Feb 17, Sherry Carman rated it it was amazing. I am glad I read this first hand account of the challenges to getting solid information and even sincere opinions from citizens. It demonstrates in dazzling detail how the naked body offered Arab intellectuals and artists a vast terrain of social and political activation. She is a great story teller.
Made me think a lot about my career and current events. Some of my friends could not even afford transport to the school. It gave such real insight into the war I grew up hearing about but not understanding. As if I needed another reason to love NPR, I have an even broader respect for the quality of the journalism and I feel blessed that our country has a news outlet that avoids sensationalism and seeks truth. Why couldn't some or all of the actual NPR segments done by the author be included on the audiobook?
I also partly blame the audio edition: This setup has put Kurdistan — domestically a rather peaceable, prosperous place with significant oil reserves — squarely in the center of a geopolitical quagmire. Keep in mind this is not a book written in hindsight, but written as events unfolded. Published September 1st by St. Mar 03, Loraine rated it it was amazing. And with years of hindsight, we see that it stays that way for far too long.