Archive for December 26, 2003
The cult of Mao. For the real Mao, I strongly recommend the book by his private physican:The Private Life of Chairman Mao, by Li Zhi-Sui.
This is the disgustingly racist headline from Lost Angeles Times: “12-Week Lull in Mideast Ends” Palestinians have been regularly killed by Israelis in the last 12 weeks, but only the killing of Israelis yesterday constituted an “end to the lull.”
A fistful of dollars. US troops think that they can buy Iraqi forgiveness for their “errors” with $300.
Bush has managed to make the militants popular in Turkey.
Congratulate the heirs of Mussolini: Patriot Act II was signed.
Make no mistake about it: the occupiers in Iraq are dispensing with funds as they wish, without any role by Iraqis. But Bush keeps making progress…in his effort to create the biggest mess in the history of the Middle East.
Help for the exiled women of Afghanistan. I forgot, did Bush liberate the women of Afghanistan or the women of Iraq? Or did he liberate both? How long has Bush been in the business of liberating women? He must be a feminist, is he?
I agree with this article, despite the pessimism and despair in the ranks of many US leftists and Arabs. The war in Iraq has in fact revealed the limitations and weaknesses of the US Empire. It may also have benefited those who are opposed to the US Empire that this great world power is led [...]
The mess is getting messier: Sunni religious leaders form a special Sunni council. Friday sermons in Sunni mosques yesterday were quite sectarian in saying that “Sunnis are at a disadvantage” because they alone have chosen to stand up to the occupation while Shi`ites and Kurds are cooperating with the occupation. Shi`ite speakers took offense as [...]
Israeli soldiers shoot two peace activists. Bush encourages Israel to shoot more peace activists; it is good for his “war on terrorism.” But do not be alarmed: Israel will initiate a probe. Now, I know, Israel never seriously investigages the murder of innocent Palestinians by its soldiers, but I promise you that this investigation will [...]
Sudanese Islamic fundamentalist leader, Hasan Turabi, remembers Bin Laden as an “entrepreneur”. He almost sounded as if Bin Laden was a peace activist in the Sudan.
Some good news for women.
So much for the theory that (lousy general) Saddam is directing the resistance: a big offensive by the Iraqi resistance is launched.