Archive for January 27, 2004
This right-wing Lebanese-American columnist, Walid Phares, who was during his Lebanese days a member of the Command Council of the right-wing Christian-oriented Militia known as the Lebanese Forces (their most famous deed was the Sabra and Shatila massacre–when hundreds of Palestinian women and children were killed by militia men, in addition to other massacres and [...]
U.S. Advice To Israelis: Don’t Start Syria Talks
In the last two years, I have read in the US press (based on government sources of course) that Zacharia Almousoui was the 20th hijackers; that Ramzi Bin Shibah was the 20th hijacker; today, we read that in fact, Mohamed al-Qahtani was the 20th hijacker. Do not be surprised if the Bush’s White House announces [...]
This is one of those silly corrupt, oppressive and polygamous kingdoms (or princedom or Sultanate) of the Gulf that the US loves so much: Two Kuwaiti lawmakers have submitted a bill calling for jail terms of up to 10 years and hefty fines for anyone who insults the Muslim, Christian or Jewish holy books and [...]
Israel answers to no one on nuclear weapons (or Chemical weapons, or biological weapons, or conventional weapons) but is willing to provide full accounting of its collection of toy guns. Bush hails the move as a contribution to world peace.
Letter from Najaf
Sen. Lugar: More troops needed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Uzbekistan, Libya, Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Turkey, etc.
Mustafa Dirani testified Tuesday that Israeli interrogators raped him, sodomized him with a club, kept him naked for weeks, and humiliiated him.
Powell: U.S. May Establish Military Bases in Former Soviet Republics
The mess in Afghanistan, by Ahmed Rashid (a fine journalist harmed by post-Sep. 11 media attention). “What I saw was history repeating itself Гўв‚¬вЂќin some respects in ways that were worse than before. “The Taliban are gathering again in the same places from where they started, it’s like a rerun of an old movie,” says [...]
Healing Rwanda: It would help if Kofi Annan (UN official responsible at the time) is made to account for UN inaction at the time.
John Ashcroft Unplugged: he believes that Iraqi “evil chemistry”, “evil biology,” evil geography, evil PE, evil Algebra, evil Math, evil arts, evil music, and evil literature justified the war on Iraq. He, however, does not believe that Iraqi physics was evil.
I have no doubt, that in a time that is not very long, people (here in the US) will look back at Bush’s war in Iraq and regard it as huge debacle; far worse than a blunder (which reminds one of the famous saying by Napoleon’s foreign minister, Charles de Talleyrand , when he described [...]
Those (in the US) who insist that all acts of violent resistance in Iraq are perpetrated by Saddam’s henchmen are wrong; and those (in the Arab world) who insist that Saddam’s henchmen have nothing to do with violent resistance in Iraq are also wrong. Angry Arab, on the other hand, is always right.
Dont forget to cast your vote in the Angry Poll down below (to the left). I am not sure whether I should close it at the 100 vote limit, or 500?
I do not believe the US government when it claims that it has succeeded in killing or capturing 2/3rd of AlQaedah’s top leadership. First, nobody knows who the top or low leaders are, and the organization is structured horizontally and not vertically. This is not an organization that is structured like a communist party with [...]
Kofi Annan should be brought up on war crimes charges, I believe. He was the person in charge when the UN ignored the signs that later produced the Rawanda massacres (800,000 in a few months). And now, bowing to US pressures, and using the UN and its staff, once again, as a mere tool for [...]
Arabic newspapers have reported today about a new phenomenon in Iraq: that the US occupation authority and its Iraqi puppets have been organizing public spectacles whereby former members of the Ba`th party would be ushered into a room or hall, offered refreshment and beverages, and made to swear by God (or a god) repudiation of [...]
Those who took bribes from Saddam should be exposed.
The [Iraqi election] is going to get fixed, says Paul Wolfowitz. Of that I am sure.