Archive for December 13, 2003
Now Angry Arab is upset. I do not understand why Muslim groups are calling the new French proposal on veils in public schools and buildings “unfair and discriminatory.” I think that it is fair and balanced. Remember: it did not single out the veil in its ban. It called for the ban of all “conspicuous” [...]
The dictator of Azerbaijan is dead. His son is the new dictator. He is adored by big oil company and the US government. He should be alright.
Michael Kinsley on how the democratic presidential candidates lack coherence in their positions on the Iraq war.
Saudi ambassador in DC slams war opponents. This pathetic Saudi royal family, which created Bin Laden and inspired the Taliban is now trying to save its throne, by any means necessary. This ambassador is very unpopular in Saudi Arabia, and the Crown Prince has largely marginalized him since Sep. 11. Notice that every high ranking [...]
A conservative magazine is concerned over the extent of policy secrecy in this White House.
A proflile of John Abizaid.
This silly and brutal Libyan dictator, Mu’ammar Al-Qadhdhafi, is trying very hard to win Western acceptance. An interesting look at his “state of the masses.”
Tariq Ali on why the colonization of Iraq will fail.
Sunni-Shi`ite tensions rising in Baghdad.
Congratulations. Saddam’s outrageously ostentatious palace (one of the major ones) will now become the US embassy in Baghdad.
Sen. Robert Byrd (W.V.) is concerned that the Syria Accountability Act (signed by Bush today) may lead to a war agaisnt Syria.
Full text: Annual State of Children Report by UNICEF. It reveals that International development efforts are drastically short-changing girls, leaving hundreds of millions of girls and women uneducated and unable to contribute to positive change for themselves, their children, or their communities.
US general (who shot “over the head” of an Iraqi prisoner–a member of the Iraqi police–and allowed his beating in some accounts) will not face a court martial It was recommended that he pays a fine..
This is an informative English language biographical account of Ayatollah Sistani of Iraq. We will be hearing more and more about him in the next few months. This website, however, is not objective: rather apologetic account of his life. Washington Post and other newspapers are quite off in analyzing his views. He is no liberal, [...]
Shocking. Truly shocking. So I was reading an interview with the US-chosen head of the international Atomic Energy Agency, and he reveals that Israel has nuclear weapons. Israel? Did you know that? Did you really know that Israel possessed nuclear weapons? I had no idea.
US military defends raid that killed 6 children in Afghanistan.