Archive for May 15, 2004
SEYMOUR M. HERSH (III): “The roots of the Abu Ghraib prison scandal lie not in the criminal inclinations of a few Army reservists but in a decision, approved last year by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld.” (Merci Salih)
Az-Zaman newspaper in Iraq (the most widely circulated newspaper published by Sa`d Al-Bazzaz, a former chief propagandist for Saddam-turned propagandist for US occupation) came out with an editorial calling for the resignation of Rumsfeld. You shall notice that they brought up the issue of Rumsfeld’s relationship with Saddam in the 1980s, which bothers Iraqis, but [...]
May 15th, 1948: Birth of Israel. May 15th, 1948: Destruction of Palestine. My translation of Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish’s poem titled, Passport: “They could not recognize me from the shadows that absorb my color in the passport, My wound was exposed for them, to a tourist who loves to collect pictures, They could not recognize [...]
For those who care (and are in the area): I wil be giving the speech (6:30PM) at the Arab Cultural Dinner tonight at Marriott Hotel in Burlingame.
Cheney and Kerry on Israel. Cheney: “”We will continue working closely with Prime Minister Sharon to confront terrorism in all its forms.” Kerry: “I will never force Israel to make concessions that cost or compromise any of Israel’s security. The security of Israel is paramount.” I thought about Kerry’s ignorance of Israel’s long record of [...]
Vatican Warns Catholics Against Marrying Muslims.
Torture at Abu Ghraib followed CIA torture techniques that have metastasized over the past 50 years.
Israel takes bloody revenge in Gaza for killing of soldiers
GuantÃƒÂ¡namo abuse same as Abu Ghraib, say Britons
I detest the New York Times. Yet, I read it daily–as a homework–(and even save copies when I am traveling) but only to know what the US government is up to. I often yell out Arabic obscentities when I read it. I get angry at their ignorance and at their biases. Take today. There is [...]