Salute the Fallen
Fakher Haider was beaten and shot in the head. One less report will get across to the world from Basra. He leaves behind a wife, three children, and a city that looks to never be peaceful again.
This is what the NYTimes had to saw about him:
A lean man with a quiet voice and a shy, curious smile, Mr. Haider was a Shiite and a member of the Tamimi tribe. Although his English was limited, he was brave and resourceful in his work with reporters. His extensive tribal connections were a great advantage in his journalistic work, both in Basra and in the marshes of southeastern Iraq.
He fought in 1991. He wrote for a newspaper. He told his wife not to worry, and gave her a number to call.
Each to his own tribe.
I'll stand and watch the sunset over where they buried him.
لن يذهب تضحيتك في تافهة