Hello readers, thanks for your patience. The recent horrendous lack of blogging has one fat culprit – ASs. I have just started sixth form, and am taking some pretty time-eating subjects: history, English, politics and economics. I am enjoying it, I guess, but I have been pretty snowed under.

Anyway, let’s catch up. I was sad that I could not do a detailed piece on 9/11 ten years on, but the subject has been quite exhausted by the mainstream media. However I must say one thing. During our assembly on the subject I was suddenly shocked by one realisation: the people in the year bellow mine at school have no recollection of the actual events. The rolling television pictures from that day will forever be engraved on my then six-year-old brain, and I can’t imagine what it must be like to be witnessing the fall-out of the attacks while unable to remember them. And the fall-out has been dramatic, comprising of two wars and an upsurge in religious hostility.

The National Transitional Council (NTC) in Libya is slowly moving its operations from Benghazi to Tripoli, as the last of Gaddafi’s forces are being rooted out. Supposedly, it is planning to call elections by the end of the month, but I see that as highly unlikely. However, the intention is a good one – and as long as progress is being made there is reason for optimism.

As I still have some reading to do for English I had better go. Please bare with me.

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