» A constant fear: ”Because of the daily explosions, we must write our wills before go out of home,” said Safeen Qadir, a college student in Kirkuk, one of the cities targeted by attacks. “The death exists in every inch of the city of Kirkuk, and no one is spared from the crime of terrorism.” No group has taken credit for the attacks yet, but the style is similar to prior al-Qaeda attacks.
I have been lucky. Having the opportunity to do something like this is fantastic. It is fair to say I wanted to recover some of my self-esteem.Tony Hayward, former CEO of BP • In a New York Times profile, examining the daily life of the former BP executive, just over two years after he famously lamented his loss of life. Hayward now finds himself at the helm of Genel Energy, a drastically smaller oil company (currently worth about $3 billion on London’s stock market), and he hopes to redeem his image globally. source (via • follow)
» Many assume that al-Qaeda are behind the attacks, after the group’s spokesman in Iraq warned that the group was re-organizing after losing ground to U.S. forces. A double-bombing in the town of Taji, which was timed to follow five other explosions that would draw the attention of emergency responders, was the deadliest of the attacks, killing 41 and wounding others.