Archive for April 26, 2004
Just as the US government was keen on linking any group or government with Al-Qa`idah to mobilize American public opinion after Sep. 11, the US has consistently claimed that Abu Mus`ab Az-Zarqawi is part of Al-Qa`idah. And just as we now know that Ansar Al-Islam is not part of Al-Qa`idah, Abu Mus`ab has emerged with [...]
The American dilemma in Falujah is symptomatic of the American dilemma in Iraq as a whole. In other words, the US cannot win; neither in Falujah and neither in Iraq. If the US decides to demolish Falujah and to proceed with brute forces, taking the city street-by-street and building-by-building, it will please the US constituents [...]
I am not making this one up. Saudi Ambassador in US, Prince Bandar Bin Sultan, said this on MSNBC’s Hardball: “Bin Laden started with good intentions.”. Somebody: please, get us the full transcript.
Interview with former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski on America’s occupation regime in Iraq and Washington’s faulty anti-terror strategy. (thanks Gabriela)
Rumsfeld’s Police Secret
The Unknown Genocide
The Decline of America’s Soft Power, by Joseph S. Nye, Jr.
Sadr the agitator
Iraq: US Facing Opponents it Trained.
Israel achieves progress in its war on “terrorism”: Israeli Defense Forces [the name of the Israeli army was coined by George Orwell] manage to kill a 14-year-old Palestinian boy and injure a 15-year-old girl in separate incidents in the Gaza Strip on Monday. Bush still wants the world to be grateful to Sharon.
A black and white case of US injustice: Jose Padilla was a devout Muslim, born on the wrong side of the tracks. White, middle-class John Walker Lindh shared his religion but little else. Rupert Cornwell examines their unequal treatment before the law.
The fact that reconstruction in Iraq has been halted, and the fact the country is witnessing several uprisings, does NOT mean that George W. Bush is not making progress. He is.
“That minaret has now been leveled by U.S. military ordnance, missiles and mortars. There’s nothing left at all of that minaret.” Nobody can accuse US of not doing enough to win hearts, minds, and fists of Iraqis.
The new American flag of Iraq meets with public disapproval. It reminds Iraqis of the Israeli flag. US offers to design a new flag with a portrait of George W. Bush (smiling). Upon hearing the new idea, Iraqis take to the streets in jubilation.
Angry Arab’s posted picture (of the little girl in Falujah) in Philadelphia.
A roll-call of former British diplomats blasted Tony Blair on Monday and said it was time for the prime minister to start influencing America’s “doomed” policy in the Middle East or stop backing it. In an unprecedented letter signed by 52 former ambassadors, high commissioners and governors — the top ranks of British diplomacy — [...]
News from the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave: Secret Service Investigates Teen’s Art Project Depicting Bush As Devil. Students were encouarged to portray Bush with angel’s wings.
When cornered, change the subject. Full text: Prince Bandar on Meet the Press. (thanks Ellen)
THE WORKING POOR: They are the forgotten ones unemployment numbers don’t track.