Archive for February 12, 2004
Former Iraq administrator sees decades-long U.S. military presence
Nobel Prize winner Jose Saramago said U.S. President George W. Bush is an “imbecile” for leading the war against Iraq.
The unseen cost of the war in Iraq:America’s wounded.
Operation Sweatshop Iraq (thanks Kyle).
On its official website, the CIA is asking Iraqis for information on Iraqi WMDs.
Human Rights Campaign SHARPLY CONDEMNS BUSHÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S ENDORSEMENT OF CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT DISCRIMINATING AGAINST AMERICAN FAMILIES
Newspapers are saying that UN (through the envoy Al-Akhdar Al-Ibrahimi) is supporting Ayatollah Sistani’s call for elections. But I do not trust the UN under Kofi Annan: mark my words. The UN report will say that, yes, elections should be held but.. not now, sometime in the future.
American people may have become more alert: A majority of Americans believe President Bush either lied or deliberately exaggerated evidence that Iraq possessed weapons of mass destruction in order to justify war, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Israeli forces enage in their regular sport: A 10-year-old Palestinian boy, Bashir Abu Armana, was killed Thursday and another boy was lightly wounded after Israel Defense Forces troops fired at four Palestinian children on the border between Israel and Egypt. (and this account is from an Israeli newspaper).
The British government, concerned about the failure of British companies to win reconstruction work in Iraq, is making a behind-the-scenes effort to lobby Washington.
Human rights defenders in Turkey have been harassed despite Ankara’s efforts to adhere to EU entry demands, the head of Amnesty International said yesterday.
No place for French Muslims on party list
Unemployment in Gaza Strip is around 70 percent, and Ms. Suha `Arafat comments on the millions transferred to her private account by `Arafat: What’s strange about [`Arafat] sending money to his wife overseas,”she asks. I will tell you what is wrong: some Palestinians are near starvation in camps around the Middle East, and a French [...]
Yasir `Arafat’s idea of charity for Palestinians? Sending millions to the private account of Suha `Arafat.
Arab women: some proposals to end discrimination
These are women who are not worthy of American-style liberation. (thanks Hani)
Notice how all US and Israeli media talk about Pakistani scientist A.Q. Khan as the “evil scientist” or “Dr. Srangelove.” This makes you wonder. What about all the American scientists (at MIT and other places) who have designed weapons that are far more lethal and devastating than whatever was produced by A.Q. Khan’s labs. Are [...]