Archive for December 17, 2003
Saddam Husayn rewrote the history of Iraq to give himself the role of the hero. His re-writing of history continues from captivity, it seems. Pro-Saddam Ba`thists are reporting this in their newsgroups: that there was a 30 hour “battle” between Saddam and his fighters on the one hand, and US troops on the other side. [...]
The Islamic University of AlAzhar (a tool of the Eygptian government, no more) has struck again: after a season of banning books, now the obscurantist clerics of that institution are declaring the infidelity of all Baha’is.(thanks to anonymous).
So yesterday, in an interview with ABC News, George W. Bush answered a question on WMDs (or lack thereof) in Iraq this way: “PRESIDENT BUSH: But what David Kay did discover was they had a weapons program, and had that, that Гўв‚¬вЂќ let me finish for a second. Now it’s more extensive than, than missiles. [...]
The campaign to win minds and hearts in Iraq continues.
Najih Muhammad Hasan Al-Fahham Al-A`raji, the dean of the Syndicate of Ashraf (those claimants of descent from Muhammad’s family), announced today that Saddam Husayn will be expelled from the syndicate. As is well known, Saddam had concocted a bogus family tree to claim descent from the Prophet of Islam. Othere Arab leaders who claim descent [...]
Not to be outdone: Sen. Joe Lieberman also gives a……………………………….a MAJOR POLICY SPEECH.
Saddam in captivity: 15 years too late, by Robert Fisk, the best ME correspondent.
And then there is this site. The editor of this Arabic site (I do not know who he is, or what his politics are) sent me this item. First, I do complain that people in the Middle East and US Left sometimes go too far in their adherence to conspiracy theories. But it is equally [...]
Women are being shut out of the bogus and empty constitutional conventional in Afghanistan. But who cares? Afghanistan and its women were liberated a while back with the help of some 22,400 bombs and missiles (25 % of which missed their targets, according to Central Command’s figures by the end of March of 2002).
US troops shot 16 Iraqis. No need to worry though. Of course, every one of them is a terrorist. Would US troops shoot anybody if that person is not a terrorist? Would Israeli troops kill any Palestinian child if that child was not a terrorist? Of course, not.
Do you know what Sen. John Kerry did yesterday? Unbelievable. He….gave a MAJOR POLICY SPEECH on foreign policy.
Yes, the slaughter goes on in Iraq but the president’s numbers are up.
This writer predicts a growing resistance in Iraq.
CIA is showing videos to Saddam. He is made to watch anti-Saddam demonstrations in Iraq, and scenes of torture by his henchmen. He asks instead if he can watch Legally Blonde II.
Full text. This is one of the declassified documents illustrating the extent of US alliance with Saddam Husayn during the Reagan administration. This was during the time when Donald Rumsfeld, not to be confused with Billy Bob Thornton, used to go for Milkshakes with Saddam. Those were the days…
This Senator was a Klansman in his youth. He now has more wisdom than the other 99 Senators. Here he warns about Bush’s preemptive wars.
Majority of Palestinians oppose the Geneva accords. Good for them.
The US violates an international agreement on government procurement. Undeterred, Bush pledges to violate every international agreement that US had ever signed. The masses cheer, and urge Bush to run for a 3rd term.
Obituary of Palestinian poet and pioneer:Her name: Fadwa Tuqan.
Senators were told before the war in Iraq that Iraqi missiles couldhit East Coast US. The Senators, known for their wisdom, intelligence, and thoughtfulness, yelled out in unison: “GO TO WAR, NOW.”