Archive for March 16, 2004
Full text: THE BUSH ADMINISTRATIONÃ¢â‚¬â„¢S PUBLIC STATEMENTS ON IRAQ
The former Iraqi exile group that gave the Bush administration exaggerated and fabricated intelligence on Iraq also fed much of the same information to newspapers, news agencies and magazines in the United States, Britain and Australia. A June 26, 2002, letter from the Iraqi National Congress to the Senate Appropriations Committee listed 108 articles based [...]
This is very cute. The Iraqi US-selected puppet council wants to stay in power.
Britain and other Western countries have failed adequately to investigate the role of multinational companies in exacerbating conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo
As you know, the US is claiming that it is serious about promoting democracy in the Middle East. Saudi Arabia has just arrested a group of reformers (mostly academics–I think that I met one of them recently in Qatar). Do you think that the US government will speak loudly against Saudi oppression? Hold your breath.
President Paul Kagame of Rwanda has accused France of being “directly” involved in the 1994 genocide.
The Bloody Price of the “War on Terror”, By ROBERT FISK
Full text: A Year After Iraq War; MISTRUST OF AMERICA IN EUROPE EVER HIGHER, MUSLIM ANGER PERSISTS: A Nine-Country Survey
Who is the brilliant person responsible for sending Christian missionaries into Iraq? I ask this as we read more news about the killing of US Christian missionaries in Iraq. . Sending Christian missionaries to convert Muslims in Iraq is as dangerous as sending armed troops. And would the US (the self-designated “beacon of freedom”) grant [...]
Incredible. Look at the differences between, say, the Japanese Government and the US government. The Japanese government has bought spots on AlJazeera to explain to Arab viewers their mission in Iraq, and its purpose. I saw one spot this morning. Very sensitive and well-done. I know that it is propaganda but it shows you how [...]
From today’s San Francisco Chronicle: Army counterintelligence agents improperly tried to gather information on civilian participants at a University of Texas conference on Islam, the Army acknowledged on Monday. Two agents of the Army’s Intelligence and Security Command from Fort Hood went to the law school on Feb. 9, seeking information on people who attended [...]
Full text: This is yet another poll of Iraqis by ABC News. This one shows clearly the divergent views of Arabs versus Kurds.
I have offered my brief and very negative review of Mel Gibson’s The Passion below. But I saw the other day a report on that movie on Al-Manar TV (Hizbullah’s station). Unsurprisingly, the station was very favorable toward the movie, and they interviewed a Maronite priest who went on to blame the controversy over the [...]