Archive for February, 2004
Full text: Pentagon’s Global Warming document.
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It has been widely held that suicide attackers in Iraq are all foreigners, but recent evidence points to home-grown cells of religious extremists. (thanks Julie)
Just another street killing. (thanks Nir)
From the text of an interview with the widow of the Shah of Iran in today’s New York Times Magazine: “Tell me about your day-to-day life in the United States. At my office in the palace in Tehran I had 60 people helping me. Here I have two people. I have a lady who cooks [...]
…off to Univ of New Mexico. I will give my talk there on Monday afternoon. Will return on Tuesday.
Vagina Monologues performed in Cairo, despite ruffled feathers (thanks Nadya)
Revealed: US dirty tricks to win vote on Iraq war
Press Watch: Floating With the Tide
Women in Iraq fear that the American occupation may have replaced one kind of tyranny with another
News from “liberated” Iraq: Kidnappers target youth of Baghdad
In Uganda’s bloody civil war, a children’s army is responsible for some of the worst atrocities.
US media sources (a FAIR study): “Out of 319 sources, 244 (76 percent) were current or former government or military officials. Of these, 225 were from the United States, and a further nine were from the U.S.-appointed Iraqi Governing Council. By allowing U.S. officials and appointees to make up 73 percent of total sources, the [...]
Nearly Half of Black Men in New York City Found Jobless.
Haiti’s Lawyer: U.S. Is Arming Anti-Aristide Paramilitaries
Israeli firm awarded oil tender in Iraq (thanks Hani)
UK Army chiefs feared Iraq war illegal just days before start; US generals had no such worries.
Peace may be at hand in the Middle East. Brad Pitt, Jennifer Aniston, and George Costanza from the “Seinfeld” comedy series will be solving the Arab-Israeli conflict. In other news, Bugs Bunny is dispatched to Haiti to reduce tensions.
In reporting about his heroic brush with death today, Geraldo, who is searching for Saddam Husayn in Iraq (the way he searched for and captured Bin Laden in Afghanistan) told viewers about the attack on his convoy. I just noticed that he casually mentioned a security car in his “convoy.” How reliable are the reports [...]
Finished Robert Dallek’s biography of J.F. Kennedy on the plane yesterday. Incredible how much the cult of Kennedy continues. A group of historians have in recent years declared Kennedy the most overrated president in US history. The book is a very good read, but very uncritical of the man. When you know that the family [...]