Archive for November 8, 2003
Changes in foreign language study in the US: the biggest jump in language study is: American Sign Language. Arabic is second: number of students studying Arabic doubled in 4 years: from 5 students to 10 students.
US is losing grip in Sunni triangle: they talk about Sunni triangle as if it is a small area: the town of Falujah itself (and New York Times is convinced that only Falujah people do not like Americans) has more than 250000 people. And the Shi`ite parallelogram is not a fan of US either
Mahmud, 10, went looking for songbirds: only to be shot by Israelis: Bush suspects that he was looking for terrorist-leaning birds
This should qualify as a crime of war: but Human Rights Watch is too busy with other matters: defending right-wing advocates in different parts of the war: so a US helicopter is downed, and US troops responds by indiscriminately pounding a village (even by air): its crime, Saddam was born near it
I do not like John Kerry. Not only because he has such a bad record against Palestinians and Arabs, and not only because he has the audacity of speaking out against the war now after voting for the authorization to go to war, and not only because he is–like Clinton before him–championing the “middle class”–read [...]
I must have such a heavy accent; I notice that when I am on the road. People who know me and who are close to me (and even my students–I think) get used to my Arabic accent. But with strangers, it is a different story. I asked a flight attendant for “bread.” And she kept [...]
If you are not an atheist, this may do the job to make you one: you see, this General Boykin (the one who got in no trouble for attacking Islam, and for seeing Satan in Somalia, and who asserted that Muslims worship an idol) apparently is in frequent communication with God: and one time, God [...]