Archive for May 30, 2004
From the poem Traveler without Luggage by Iraqi poet `Abdul-Wahab Al-Bayyati (my translation): “…under the sky without hope inside me the self dies like a spider my self dies and on the wall the light of the day absorbs my years, and spits it out in blood the light of the day Never for me, [...]
“TIME has obtained an internal Pentagon e-mail sent by an Army Corps of Engineers official…that raises questions about Cheney’s arm’s-length policy toward his old employer. Dated March 5, 2003, the e-mail says “action” on a multibillion-dollar Halliburton contract was “coordinated” with Cheney’s office.”
Jobless in Sao Paulo
Pathetic Yaser `Arafat (who sends millions to the account of Suha `Arafat while Palestinians starve) has no shame: he now begs Sharon for a meeting.
A good summary and critique of the lousy book ‘The Arab Mind’, which is read by US neo-conservatives.
Maxime Rodinson, un marxiste face ÃƒÂ l’islam: Auteur de nombreux livres qui ont marquÃƒÂ© la sociologie de cette religion, l’historien est mort ÃƒÂ Marseille dimanche 23 mai, ÃƒÂ l’ÃƒÂ¢ge de 89 ans.
Torture, or ‘Good Old American Pornography’?
“Hundreds of Iraqi prisoners were held in Abu Ghraib prison for prolonged periods despite a lack of evidence that they posed a security threat to American forces, according to an Army report completed last fall…General Ryder, the Army’s provost marshal, reported that some Iraqis had been held for several months for nothing more than expressing [...]
The Things Bush Didn’t Say in His Speech (By ROBERT FISK)
This is YOUR president: he is keeping Saddam’s pistol in his office.
I find him to be one of the most interesting actors.
From a poem (He Died Tomorrow) by Sudanese poet Muhammad Miftah Al-Fayturi (my translation): “He died… Not a single drop of rain was sad over his death And no bunch of faces of people frowned And the moon did not turn up one night over his grave and no lazy worm did bend and no [...]
Iraqis snap up CDs of abuse images
Chalabi Photo Album
Opposition Growing to U.S. Exemption on Global Court
Exiled Allawi was responsible for 45-minute WMD claim