Archive for April 25, 2004
You do not have to know Arabic. Look at the picture of the little girl (from 1st page story) in tomorrow’s (Monday’s) Al-Hayat issue. The picture was taken outside Al-Falujah.
Mother Teresa’s and Multinational Corporations: “When once a chairman of a multinational company came to see me, to offer me a property in Bombay, he first asked: Ã¢â‚¬ËœMother, how do you manage your budget?” I asked him who had sent him here. He replied: Ã¢â‚¬ËœI felt an urge inside me.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ I said: other people like [...]
From the New Zealand Herald: Four schoolchildren were killed by gunfire in Baghdad last night, shortly after a roadside bomb ripped through a United States military vehicle. Some witnesses said the children, all aged around 12, were shot dead by US troops who had opened fire randomly after the blast on Canal St in eastern [...]
“On Iraq and many other key foreign policy issues — such as the Israeli- Palestinian dispute — what’s more notable about the 2004 campaign is how much the two men appear to agree.” (thanks Rob)
A Revitalized Women’s Movement? Let’s Hope So (no thanks to Brandy).
This is from today’s issue of the (pro-US, pro-Saudi) Arabic daily Al-Hayat(my translation): “…And the angry people [in Madinat As-Sadr in Baghdad] carried the remains of the bodies in front of the TV cameras that were shooting the site, and they accused US helicopters of firing missiles on the market. And in Ash-Shahid As-Sadr Hospital [...]
Mayyada from Jerusalem tells me that she is having problems getting into the comments’ section. Let me know if others are having a problem. Neal: help!
Revealed: the secret technique of celebrated journalist Bob Woodward (scroll down to the middle)
“In Bushworld, we can create an exciting Iraqi democracy as long as it doesn’t control its own military, pass any laws or have any power. In Bushworld, we can win over Falluja by bulldozing it. In Bushworld, it was worth going to war so Iraqis can express their feelings (“Down With America!”) without having their [...]
“France took its turn, after so many other famous peoples, to impose its laws on North Africa; to her fell the difficult and dangerous mission of reviving and expanding in this land the civilization which Rome in former times had there deposited. Ã¢â‚¬Â¦ Islamism, in its deplorable state of decline, was unable to regenerate anything. [...]