Archive for May 13, 2004
I have noticed that Arabic newspapers (Friday’s issues) are reporting about Rumsfeld’s visit to Abu Ghrayb’s prison. They noted how he moved around in an armored carrier, and when he went through the halls, prisoners gave him the thumb down gesture, were very unfriendly, and some reached for their little versions of the Iraqi flag. [...]
This is getting bizarre. Is Fox News out to punish Nicholas Berg’s father for his opposition to “Bush”‘s war? Fox News is now linking Berg to…Al-Qa`idah!!
Full text: Report by California Senate Office of Research on the Impact of Sep. 11 and Patriot Act on Muslims in California. It summarizes “instances of cruel and illegal treatment of Muslims by federal authorities.”
“Four out of five Iraqis report holding a negative view of the U.S. occupation authority and of coalition forces, according to a new poll conducted for the occupation authority. In the poll, which was taken just before the April uprising of the militia led by radical Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada Sadr, a large proportion of [...]
“Oil companies have won favor with the Dos Santos regime by steering contracts to Angolan insiders and by giving millions of dollars to foundations controlled by the ruling family, internal oil company reports reviewed by The Times show. The Bush administration has sought to strengthen ties to the Dos Santos regime despite allegations of widespread [...]
“The first soldier who will be court-martialed in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal has told military authorities a harrowing tale of how a group of guards led by Cpl. Charles A. Graner joked and mocked the Iraqi detainees as they stripped them naked, struck and kicked them, and, in the crudest of humiliations, forced them [...]
Rumsfeld to the troops: “the United States is the last best hope of humankind”. Please spare us that hope.
Can somebody please find me the link to the transcript of Wolfowitz at the Senate today? He had an interesting exchange with Sen. Reid. Also, we need the transcript of Sen. John Kerry on Fox News (Hannity on his own). Kerry was asked about the pictures of torture from Iraq. He urged that “we” learn [...]
“In its latest report to the US government, the International Committee of the Red Cross has again complained abut conditions at Guantanamo Bay, where some 600 people, most captured in Afghanistan, have been held for two years or more in total isolation, without charges and access to lawyers.” International Committee of the Red Cross is [...]
The toppled dictator of Adzharia (a province in Georgia) had this bad habit. All those who opposed him were called “terrorists” and put in jail and tortured. Did I say Adzharia??
Palestinians attacked Israeli soldiers, and Israeli missile strikes on a Palestinian refugee camp today killed at least 11 people, injuring 29 others.
World Bank Corruption May Top $100 Bln
Two Danish paramedics have reported seeing the results of abusive treatment inflicted by British soldiers on two Iraqis, one of whom was said to have died as a result of injuries sustained during questioning.
Angry Arab flattered. Angry Arab’s Plan for the Rescue of Iraq (see below from Wednesday’s post) has already been translated into German and posted here. (And very accurate translation, don’t you think so Gabriela?)
In several American newspapers, and on US TV “News” shows, I keep encountering the view that Arabs have not condemned the horrific beheading of the American civilian in Iraq. And such views are often held by the same people who comment on Arab news and evaluate AlJazeera’s coverage without knowing any Arabic. Those people believe [...]
George W. Bush: Pornographer-in-Chief Excerpts from MAUREEN DOWD’s column this morning: “The administration’s demented quest to conquer Arab hearts and minds has dissolved in a torrent of pornography denigrating other parts of the Arab anatomy. George Bush, who swept into office on a cloud of moral umbrage, now has his own sex scandal Гўв‚¬вЂќ one [...]