Archive for December 24, 2003
For those who care: a link to my interview earlier this week on Flashpoints. (Thanks to Nico. Nico, is not a rapper, but has his own blog.) Even George W. Bush has his own blog now; click HERE to read it.
Powerful pictures from Iraq by Nir Rosen. (thanks Nir).
Iran says that it will retaliate if attacked by Israel. Notice how the US press will make this an unprovoked Iranian threat, and will not mention that Israel was the first to issue the threat.
Christopher Hitchens is also caught in a lie. A big lie.
Paul Bremer, the colonial viceroy of Iraq, is certifiably a liar when he states that US did not harm the Iraqi infra-structure. (Usually, perhaps because both of my parents are lawyers, I add “allegedly”, but not this time.)
US occupation versus the press in Iraq.
Class struggle 101. (The Holiday season always reminded me of class inequalities.)
Why do Americans favor tax policies that favor the wealthy?
Tony Judt is in trouble: he dared to call for a bi-national state.
Colin Powell, who will go down in history as the person who gave that speech, anthology of lies and fabrications really, at the UN would like you to know that Bush, has a vision for a “better world.” It may be true, but the question remains: better for whom?
The law of war in the “war on terrorism”.
The FOGS of war: what happened in the Iraqi museum, for example? But I wish the dead Iraqi civilians got the attention that the Sumerian relics received.
Are these leftist professors (including Edward W. Said and Henry Louis Gates) sexist? I think that they may be but her evidence is not compelling (not in the interview anyway.
Israel not only arrests and kills suspects, but it also gives itself the right to arrest (or kill) relatives of suspects. Notice that US occupation in Iraq is playing by Israel’s playbook, as if Zionism has been a great success in the subjugation of a displaced people. Did you hear human rights organizations calling for [...]
Even the thuggish warlords of Afghanistan (US favorite allies) are fed up with the dictatorial ambitions of Hamid Karzai, America’s favorite dictator-in-the-making.
Freedom of Speech at Baghdad High school.
“CARLSON: Well, actually, I didn’t deal with a lot of soldiers… We stayed in a house in Baghdad and saw almost no soldiers… In the drive from Kuwait into Baghdad, I didn’t see a single American soldier from the Kuwait border all the way until I got to the CNN bureau at the Palestine Hotel. [...]
Will’s article on Sharon’s ultimatum. Will is also a rapper.
Palestinians are in a state of despair.
The neo-con group that urged for years for a war on Iraq, now wants a war against Libya.