Monday, July 30, 2007
Sunday, July 29, 2007
So after Listening to my brother in law scar us with his shouting during the game while we are having a nice cup of coffee my sister and I as we sat at her table chatting away.. during a a declared emergency status at her home.. " The Asian Cup final game between us Saudi and Iraq" as all men do I guess..
Iraq beat Saudi Arabia 1-0 in the Asian Cup final
Us ladies were saying ohh thats too bad but at the same time we were relived because that means we can go out and do our errands like a usual day with out having to worry that all the streets are blocked with Saudi fans.. Men please dont blame us but some of the things that happen if they had won is a bet ( and Im trying to be nice about it here) too much.. there I m being nice... but after I read Reuters about the celebrations in Iraq I guess they needed the win to lift their spirits but sill some died by stray bullets, even in celebration its still violent over there..
Gunfire, tears as Iraqis celebrate soccer win
Sun Jul 29, 2007 4:10PM EDT
By Paul Tait
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Crowds of ecstatic Iraqis wept tears of joy and fired rifles into the air on Sunday after their soccer team's victory in the Asian Cup triggered the biggest street celebrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein.
Police in Baghdad and Kut reported at least seven deaths and more than 50 people wounded by stray bullets as gun-toting revelers took to the streets in a wave of euphoria unprecedented after four years of war.