Archive for April 10, 2004
Rhiannon: I don’t know your Orlando home number (or your email) by heart; I forgot to bring them with me. Please leave me your number either on my home answering machine in CA, or at my hotel in Florida.
On my way to Denver, Colorado: People who focus on the low-rank (in the hierarchy of Shi`ite clerical education) of Muqtada as-Sadr miss the point. Yes, Muqtada As-Sadr is very junior in comparison with an Ayatollah; he is in a category of Гўв‚¬Е“a student-away-from the seminary.Гўв‚¬Вќ And as I have written before, his knowledge of [...]
I am off to Denver and then to Florida on speaking engagements. I will update while gone, and returning Wednesday night. Please water my site in my absence. It is easy: 1) boil some water; 2) pour gently and carefully over your computers.
I have received this fan mail: “I don’t know who you are and I wonder why people like you come to this great country and then criticize and try to change this country. I never heard of you until I went to Newsmax on the internet. It is no wonder the young people of the [...]
Another news item about the birth of Women’s International Federation Against Fundamentalisms and for Equality
From LA Times: “A cease-fire between U.S. Marines and insurgents collapsed less than two hours after it took effect Friday as tens of thousands of women and children fled this besieged city and occupation officials scrambled to stave off a revolt from their handpicked Governing Council. “
When U.S. Aided Insurgents, Did It Breed Future Terrorists?YES.
Robert Fisk: “A war founded on illusions, lies and right-wing ideology was bound to founder in blood and fire. “