Archive for January 20, 2004
More on the Grand Cleric (Mufti) of Saudi Arabia who went crazy because he saw pictures of Saudi women in Saudi newspapers. He is one of those Wahhabi clerics who think that a woman’s face is a pudendum that should be covered.
Billions more for defense — and we may not even know it. Good guess: Double the Pentagon budget. Defense Outlays in Fiscal Year 2002 (in billions of dollars) Department of Defense $344.4 Department of Energy 18.5 Department of State 17.6 Department of Veterans Affairs 50.9 Agencies incorporated into Department of Homeland Security 17.5 Department of [...]
Bush-Saudi ties deserve hard look by Kevin Philips.
One US columnist has noticed what is goning on: Give Iraqis the election they want: Despite Bush’s rhetoric, the U.S. is opposing true democratic voting
The emperor’s new clothes
Iraq’s Ex-U.N. Envoy: U.S. Sowing Chaos.
What is going in the House of Saud? (for the full answer, wait for my book): A prince tells a story of kidnapping by another prince (the son of King Fahd).
Norway suspects that Israel bugged its ambassador’s home and embassy.
George W Bush and the real state of the Union
Even the Kurds are starting to turn against the US.
Good job Morocco: (no thanks to the corrupt King, but to the women’s movement there): Morocco has approved one of the most progressive laws on women’s and family rights in the Arab world, which will see polygamy almost completely eradicated from the north African country.
A juridical call for the investigation of UK for Iraq war crimes (US, of course, is above–or below–international law and treaties.
Full text of Bush’s speech: “Sep. 11, Sep. 11, Sep. 11, Free, liberty, free, Bin Laden is a Democratic presidential candidate and a friend of Bush’s critics, free, Sep. 11, Sep. 11, Sep. 11, and wars make the world safer. What eloquence.
I will believe it when I see the ballot boxes: US set for Iraq election retreat?
Palestinians succeed in breaching Israel’s new security fence and barrier system, by using a simple ladder. (thanks Jenny).
For those who get AlJazeera: I shall appear live to comment on Bush’s pearls of wisdom.
The chief Saudi cleric, who thinks that it is very likely that the earth is flat, and who does not believe that “man” has been on the moon, has spoken: He Slams ‘Evil’ Unveiled Women.
A note: as I have repeatedly said: I will not interfere with the comments posted. I will not delete attacks, insults, or slurs against me, no matter how vulgar, provided that writers do not use other people’s names. One such person did that today using Shirin’s name. I have access to the IP addresses of [...]
Iron Sheik is now blogging. Beware.
Full Text: INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED CORE LABOUR STANDARDS IN THE UNITED STATES, REPORT FOR THE WTO GENERAL COUNCIL REVIEW OF THE TRADE POLICIES OF THE UNITED STATES.The worst labor conditions in the “developed” world. (thanks S.).