Archive for May 22, 2004
From a poem by Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish (my translation): “We shall meet in a little while in a year in two years and a generation.. ..I sip the kiss from the edge of knives.. I am the one in whose skin chains are carving a shape of the homeland.”
Feminists Stand By Their Man (no thanks to Brandy)
US ‘too heavy-handed’, says UK Foreign Office memo
A Justice Department memo proposes that the United States hold others accountable for international laws on detaineesГўв‚¬вЂќbut that Washington did not have to follow them itself.
This American general is wise, and he knows the Middle East. He says: ‘They’ve Screwed Up’
“The actors seem unsure of their roles. The audience is becoming restless with the confusion on stage. But the scriptwriters keep trying to convince the crowd that the ending they imagined can still, somehow, come to pass.”
MPs Were Told To ‘Rough Them Up’. Should that not become a patriotic catch-phrase?
“…The president will open a tightly orchestrated public relations effort in a speech…”
“A military lawyer for a soldier charged in the Abu Ghraib abuse case stated that a captain at the prison said the highest-ranking U.S. military officer in Iraq was present during some “interrogations and/or allegations of the prisoner abuse.” “
“‘The Independent on Sunday’ has uncovered proof of US troops deliberately and indiscriminately shooting civilians. Here we examine new evidence that suggests the lawlessness in the American military was never confined to the prison camps and torture rooms but extended to the streets and homes of Iraq.”
This is Zionism: Rawan was the 11th child to be killed by the Israeli Defence Force since Operation Rainbow began last week.
A victory for all of you supporters of War Crimes: British and American troops are to be granted immunity from prosecution in Iraq after the crucial 30 June handover, undermining claims that the new Iraqi government will have ‘full sovereignty’ over the state.
I am more likely to watch Larry King Live if you replace Larry King with a tomato. I promise to watch the full hour if you do that. Would you? Please?
Mr./Ms. Potato head will not be a worse leader for the Palestinian people than Yasir `Arafat (who has not sent millions to the account of Suha `Arafat in two days).
From Lebanese poet Amin Rihani’s poem Revolution (my translation): “…It is Revolution and its awesome frowning day Brigades wave as windflowers. Inciting those who are far, bightening those who are near. Drums repeat the echoes of a bizarre hymn horns call on whomever is within earshot and the eyes of people throw flames And fires [...]
Only a Few Spoke Up on Abuse as Many Soldiers Stayed Silent
From a poem by Egyptian poet Amal Dunqul (my translation): “Glory be to Satan…Worshipped by the Winds He who said “No” in the face of those who said “Yes” He who taught humans how to tear down absurdity He who said “No”…and who did not die; stayed a spirit with eternal pain.”
How fascism starts
Celebrate American victories in War. GI: Iraqi boy mistreated to get dad to talk. What heroism.