Archive for January 15, 2004
Full text: speech by Sen. Kennedy against Bush’s war.
Egyptian newspapers and magazines (Al-Usbu`, for example) have been reporting on the Chief cleric of Al-Azhar Islamic University. Apparently, the guy, who loves banning books when he is not praising the president of Egypt, is losing it. In recent months, he threw a shoe at a journalist; slapped another journalist, and Al-Hayat reported on the [...]
Full Text:Speech by Dick Cheney in LA yesterday. “The United States needs to be foward-deployed. We don’t want to end that practice at all. It’s going to be vital for us to maintain our relationships and our alliances around the world to do that. But what we’re finding increasingly is we need forces that can [...]
Brazil is mad at the US; they may need nation building.
So tens of thousands of Shi`ites protested yesterday calling for elections. That is the accurate description in the headline in the Guardian. In the Washington Post, the headline was: “Shiites Protest U.S.-Backed Election Plan.” What propaganda. What election plan? It is a No-election plan. Demonstrators chanted slogans for elections and against the US. I cannot [...]
Rise of Ayatollah Sistani. This is his official website, in English, French, Persian, Arabic, and Urdu. By the way, he is not the liberal that he is portrayed, and he does not oppose Khumayni’s Wilayat Al-Faqih doctrine (but the Washington Post does not know that).
Having exhausted his silly End of History idea, Francis Fukuyama has a new idea: “how better to teach other people to govern themselves.” Colonialism by a new name. He even wants a special department for colonial affairs (nation building).
Full Text: Reporters Without Borders’ report on the US killing of two journalists in Iraq. US is found to have lied about it. Did journalists in the US protest? Should I even ask that question?
Don’t use children on suicide missions, Palestinian parents plead. He was 17-year old. Do you know that Che would not allow anybody under 18 to join the Revolution?