Archive for July 16, 2004
It looks like there is a rebellion against the corrupt and autocratic leadership of Yasir `Arafat in Gaza. High time. Even in Lebanon, he would only appoint the most corrupt and least qualified people to posts, including military posts. But before Israel or US get excited, the new leaders will be less friendly toward Israel [...]
Betraying Iraqi Women.
Allawi (Iraqi puppet prime minister/car bomber/prisoners’ killer) shot prisoners in cold blood according to witnesses.
Arab-Americans turn against the president. High time.
If you regularly read the Economist magazine (the best magazine there is), you will notice how many stories in the US press are influenced by earlier Economist articles. This is one example, about the values’ campaign in the presidential race.
This is a BIG story in Washington, DC: Chinese produce new type of sub.
“Gunmen have killed six Baghdad councillors in the two weeks since the US occupation formally ended, sending a wave of fear through Iraq’s grassroots politicians.”
The politicians may ‘eat like gluttons’ but Kenyan people face starvation.
At Cairo Mosques, Angry Egyptians Turn Their Rancor on the West.
FBI Interviews of Muslims to Broaden (notice how the Washington Post justifies the interviews in the first opening sentences of the news story).
From “The weapons that weren’t ,” July 15th 2004, The Economist print edition: “In February 2003, Colin Powell, the secretary of state, delivered a presentation to the UN Security Council that has been credited with convincing many sceptics of the case for war. Mr Powell outlined Гўв‚¬Е“many smoking gunsГўв‚¬Вќ in Iraq, including a fleet of mobile [...]
Seymour Hersh’s ACLU Keynote Speech transcribed. (thanks Nir)
Ranking of Press Freedoms: Finland Iceland Netherlands Norway Denmark Trinidad and Tobago Belgium Germany Sweden Canada Latvia Czech Republic Estonia Slovakia Switzerland Austria Ireland Lithuania New Zealand Slovenia Hungary Jamaica South Africa Costa Rica Uruguay France United Kingdom Portugal Benin Timor-Leste Greece United States of America
Full text: UN Human Development Report, 2004.
HPI-2 (Human poverty index) ranks for 17 selected OECD countries 1 Sweden 2 Norway 3 Netherlands 4 Finland 5 Denmark 6 Germany 7 Luxembourg 8 France 9 Spain 10 Japan 11 Italy 12 Canada 13 Belgium 14 Australia 15 United Kingdom 16 Ireland 17 United States
So Colin Powell, who should know something about truth having lied to the world last year at UN, said this yesterday: “But when a particular outlet, Al-Jazeera, does such a horrible job of presenting the news, and when it takes every opportunity to slant the news, present it in the most outrageous way, and when [...]
NYTimes says that: “In Iraq, the Most Coveted Item Now Is a Passport.” So explain this to me, please. If the Iraqi people have been liberated by US (and Macedonia), why are they so eager to flee the country?
Iraqi puppet prime minister/car bomber Iyad Allawi Shot Inmates in Cold Blood, Say Witnesses. (thanks to all those who forwarded links). And he announced the establishment of a Saddamist intelligence service yesterday. Reuters dispatch talked about Iraqis “welcoming” the new spy agency, while Al-Hayat newspaper carried an article on the 1st page talking about Iraqi [...]