--- Cross posted from the Olivebranch Network
Though some members of the network have yet to post it's time to pay thanks and say a little tribute to the wonderful Olivebranch Network
Though not yet two months old the network now includes prominant Iraqi bloggers (Baghdad Treasure
, 24 Steps to Liberty
, Majed Jarrar
and Hassan (from Average Iraqi
Other excellent if not so prominant bloggers have also joined the team including, John Hennington
(US soldier//blogger returned from Iraq), Salam Adil from Asterism
(Iraqi in UK), Meso Rock (Teenage Iraqi Girl in Saudi Arabia), Z from No Pain No Gain
, Shahram Kohldi from SCAN-IRANIC
and Farid Pouya from WebGardian
(Irani blog about Irani Blogs).
I would also like to save a special mention for Baghdad Doctor
for his most wonderful contributions, particularly the post "Unforgettable Day
"- watch for more from him soon.
Two other people need mention (other than myself
our excellent female Iraqi writer//poet now living in the UAE, *yet to post*- and last but not least Antony Loewenstein
, whose generosity and kind heartedness is the reason this network came to be.
We look forward to including more contributors and covering more areas of discussion- but for now stay regularly tuned as these contributors become actively involved in educating you about Iraqi and Middle Eastern culture.
A big thanks must also go to those who offered support and encouragement, there are too many to mention individually.