Archive for December, 2003
I heard this Iraqi intellectual make this point: He observed that Iraqi intellectuals are in a difficult position with the world: if they attack Saddam’s rule, they are accused by some of serving the US occupation. If they attack US occupation, they are accused by others of supporting Saddam. They cannot win.
Christian missionaries are going to Iraq to “save Muslim souls”. Will they also be welcomed with “flowers and sweets” as Makiya had predicted for the troops?
Heroine addicts for Bush: great boost for opium in Afghanistan.
US favorite dictator (Hillary Clinton recently heaped praised on him when she met him in Afghanistan) Hamid Karzai, insists that the new constitution will declare him as God, that he should be worshipped, but no more than 57 times a day, and that his name should be preceded by the glowing, shining, and hope for [...]
US implicated in Iraq reconstruction scam.
This person asks: How to have a national ID card without threatening civil liberties. Easy: only issue cards for Arab Americans (some 51 percent of Americans agree with that “solution.”)
Was it really US who got Saddam? If it helps Bush’s reelection than YES.
Bush’s deadline for a Palestinian state will pass unnoticed. “What is a Palestinian state,” Bush asks Cheney. Cheney reminded Bush that Price is Right is on TV.
Israel wants to gag the famous nuclear whistleblower. Emos Alon wrote that he may have been abused to the point of losing his mind.
As for as we know, George W. Bush continues to consume large amounts of beef. His chef has even prepared a special beef ice-cream, and beef-smoothy.
Great victory for women in Isreal: female soldiers will now be allowed to kill as many Arabs as male soldiers.
You can only read this rubbish in the US press: concern over the rats that are bothering the Israeli solidiers in Hebron.
Is this not bigotry? World Zionist Organization is alarmed over Muslim population in Europe. (thanks to Qauil)
The list of most admired people by Americans is out. Now many of you will be upset (or happy) that George W. Bush is the most admired man. For me it is worse than that: when Bill Clinton was president, he also was most admired man by Americans. And first ladies (past and present) always [...]
Of course, it was expected that this website will attract the kind of jerks (and worse) that sometimes appear in the comments’ section. One of them, signed gross comments signed by the name of my sister, and now he signs one with the name of one of my friends. He seems to pull the names [...]
So Krista told me the other day that a small grocery store here in Modesto, California changed its name from Middle Eastern Market, to Eastern Market. I was quite furious. She suspected, rightly, that the name change indicated the desire of the owners to be less “controversial.” And the Middle East is always controversial in [...]
Palestinians angry over the handing over of a Palestinian collaborator to Israel. Palestinian collaborators, long adored by US and Israel, are those Palestinians who point the cars and houses out for Israel to bomb. There was an article in New York Times weeks ago on Israeli methods of “recruitment” of collaborators. They often blackmail Palestinians [...]
Israel and Poland sign a missile deal. Bush hails step as victory for peace and harmony. (thanks Julie).
Iraq’s reconstruction bottom line. (thanks Hani).