Archive for February 15, 2004
This person met Ayatollah `Ali Sistani last week (thanks H.): (I have removed the names) “Yesterday, I went to visit Ayattollah Ali Sistani!! Only six months ago, who would have believed that one day I might go and visit any clergyman of any creed? But there you are, the things one has to do for [...]
Iraq’s False Promises By Slavoj Zizek : “…But when Bush said in his January 2003 State of the Union message, Гўв‚¬Е“The liberty we prize is not America’s gift to the world, it is God’s gift to humanity,Гўв‚¬Вќ this apparent burst of humility, in fact, concealed its totalitarian opposite. Every totalitarian leader claims that, in himself, [...]
Former chief U.N. weapons inspector Hans Blix calls Bush and Blair ”salesmen”.
Tutu tells Blair: Apologise for ‘immoral’ war
Bhutto says Khan made “Scapegoat”, draws attention to Govt. ad
The Thief of Baghdad (by M. Dowd): “But even incestuous amplification could not have drowned out reality if Bush officials had not glommed onto the Chalabi flummery for their own reasons Гўв‚¬вЂќ to feed their fantasies about refashioning America’s power, psyche and military, and making over the Middle East in our image. Swept up in [...]
Poor children with cancer ‘left to die’
Int’l observer: IDF, settlers are ‘cleansing’ Hebron’s H-2 area
The show is over, the play can now stop. IDF to collect gas masks from public. Israel will keep them for another show, regarding another US war in the ME.
Re-clash of civilizations
What about those who killed Iraqi civilians? Military investigators will interview former members of an elite U.S. Army platoon accused of killing unarmed Vietnamese civilians in 1967
Black women form backbone of Democratic Party support, and yet Democratic candidates never mention them. That may scare off the precious white male voter.
The Diminishing of John Ashcroft (how could he be reduced?)
Howard Dean has gotten into the annoying habits of listing wars that he had supported to make it very clear that he is not opposed to all wars. In tonight’s debate, he did just that. Kucinich, for a change, mentioned–in passing–the Iraqi civilians who are killed by US troops. He has two delegates as of [...]
US newspapers have become as independent from the US government as the North Korean daily is from the government: Palestinians are killed by Israeli forces daily, and US newspapers are worried that the prison conditions of dissidents in Cuba are not very good; they do not have running water. Pathetic.
In celebration of the Day After Valentine’s Day, the loving husband, Yasir `Arafat, sent a few millions (from the money of the Palestinian people) to the private account of Suha `Arafat.
British Drawing Stirs Anti-Semitism Debate
Wings of Empire:A contingent of 700 U.S. Marines disembarked Sunday at the site of a former American naval base to take part in combat exercises intended to help the Philippines fight Muslim and communist insurgencies
Of all the wars and injustices going on in the world, this mosque in San Fancisco has decided to devote its energies to protesting against same sex-marriage.
Fruits of liberation: Iraq’s Hospitals in Ruins