Archive for March 15, 2004
In a new poll published in the Guardian, an overwhelming majority of British Muslims – 73% – are strongly opposed to terrorist attacks by al-Qaida and other organisations. But a small minority – 13% of British Muslims – disturbingly say they believe further such attacks on the US would be justified.
In a new BBC poll of Iraqis, US favoured son, international embezzler, Ahmed Chalabi had no support at all, while Saddam Hussein remains one of the six most popular politicians in the country. And Chalabi is the least trusted leader in the whole of Iraq. By the way, after reading about the report on the [...]
From an Australian news source: “Australia’s F/A-18 pilots defied the orders of American commanders and refused to drop their bombs on up to 40 missions during the invasion of Iraq, it can now be revealed. In a remarkable account of how our airmen applied Australian rules of engagement, an RAAF pilot has told The Sun-Herald [...]
Full text: Oxfam’s report on Farm Workers in US. Like Machines, Nearly Two Million US Farmworkers Labor Without Rights
US Combat Fatalities in Iraq Surge Suddenly. New York Times gives its explanation.
A murderous dictator, his rapper son and a $700m-a-year oil boom
I have been wondering: Is George W. Bush a liberal feminist or a socialist feminist or a radical feminist or an existentialist feminist? Inquiring minds want to know.
Full text: The 1st Annual The State of the News Media 2004. Most American news media are experiencing a steady decline in audiences and are significantly cutting their investment in staff and resources.
Goerge W. Bush is depressed over the socialist victory in Spain.
On US Plan for “democracy in the Middle East.” (thanks Jane) I do not take the US plan seriously; I think the US will use the “threat” of democracy against Middle East governments that do not toe the line, and allow dictatorships to proceed in their violations of human rights provided they do what they [...]
“I have the same rags and the same food as cowherds and grooms, and I treat the soldiers as my brothers.” Who is the modest person who said that?
This is a video clip of the Rumsfeld interview (thanks S.)
Israel refuses Abbas’ burial in West Bank (Under Oslo accords, PLO buffoon Yaser `Arafat gave Israel the right to determine which (dead or living) Palestinian may or may not be permitted entry into West Bank and Gaza).
Iran’s leading reformist intellectual tries to reconcile religious duties and human rights