World News US embassy in Baghdad Tuesday 13 February 2007
It never ceases to amaze me how some stories don't make the mainstream media. Check this article about the US "embassy" being built in Baghdad. It will effectively be a fortified city within the city, with 21 buildings and a 5m thick wall around it. 8000 people will live and work there, safely sealed off from the world outside while enjoying such facilities as a private cinema, a pool and tennis courts. While the security measures and the luxuries are understandable, I think the scale of it all says a lot about the USA's ambitions in the new Iraq.


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