Posted by Introput on Monday, October 3, 2011 Under: Somalia
I have been arduously following NATO's coup in Libya since the bombing campaign started off in march 2011. I feel very sad about NATO's offensive against the people in Sirte and how they only seem to protect civilians who support them and their Rebels on the ground. But, after six months I noticed that it can usurp too much time, which I would have liked to spend in another way.
One of the biggest disadvantages was that there are so many developments every day that I was inclined to spend too much time following it all, clicking from one page to another, from one video to the next, uploading videos (1) etc. Although very interesting, it prevented me from actually creating something new. I could have written about all the events taking place, but fortunately many other people are already doing so, like Ecclesa (2) and it would be a waste of time to add yet another website with the same contents.
That's why I wanted to do something else that would bring me more fun and it would prevent me from being flooded by information, leaving my short-term memory over burdened, without allowing anything to really enter my long-term memory, because of the enormous amount of information and details. One of the best ways to let information enter the long-term memory is by making links to things you already know in your own life.
For a European it is not really easy to remember a word like 'Al-Shabab', which is apparently one of the groups fighting in Somalia. In (3) you can read an article on some US/Somali women who would have been accused of financing terror.
But I do know some other words which resemble 'Al-Shabab', and that is the word for Daddy in Arabic (at least I think so), which is Baba and I used to eat Döner Kebabs at the local shoarma-tent. By combining these words into Al-Shabab and Baba Kebap you get the image of Somali warrior dads eating a lot of Kebab to form the Al-Shabab Kebap Papa's.
In : Somalia
Tags: al-shabab libya somalia "döner kebab" baba