Archive for November, 2003
The Elvis of Academia: (thanks to Beta-blogger)
I should have a special section called Embedded Scholars: Noah Feldman will win first dishonorable mention. The late Edward W Said so disliked this Noah Feldman. We, in Middle East studies, never knew or heard of this fellow until the US war of colonization in Iraq. The US colonial administrator then hired this Feldman, a […]
Patriot Act author has concerns
An Iraqi town: the writer Mohammad Bazzi is now Middle East correspondent for New York Newsday: originally from South Lebanon, he grew up here, and covered local NY stuff for years before they allowed him to cover the region
American wounded approach 10000 (thanks Allen)
A US soldier from Montana honestly describes Iraq duty as a nightmare: Not in the New York Lies
Image of US lawlesness
The Wal-Mart that you do not know:
Who is under attack by the FBI?
The US administration’s best hope was the Iraqi police. Now they suspect the US-trained Iraqi police to be working for the enemy. Oh, shit.
You need a govt permission to change the color of your car in Saudi Arabia:
Bush has new nuclear weapons in store for you: in the cause of liberty, liberation, freedom, liberte, emancipation, etc.
..and then there is this little problem of Iraqi militias
UK prisoners in Guantanamo will be allowed to go home: the rest: they can rot forever, US govt decided.
Robert Fisk on the censorship of truth in US military
Franco-Arabs turn to the right:
Western democracies and their commitment to development: the US record
The rise of high tech India
Judge for yourself: this is from a transcript of White House press reporters asking Bush questions upon returning from Baghdad: THE PRESIDENT: Good job. Q: What kind of ball cap was it? What did it say on it? DR. RICE: Mine was in my bag, it was — Q: A Cleveland Brown’s hat? Q: It […]
Full report: Academic freedoms and national security in a time of crisis (thanks Hussein)