Archive for July 18, 2004
The Poem of Life by Lebanese poet Sa`id `Aql (my translation): Whether you were harsh or lenient, I do not mind pain A poem I am, the preface to which is you! You wrote me with wine, which was strange, but if you drink, words are burning coals! You think that I can be read, [...]
“At the end of the session, Bush reportedly told the group, Ã¢â‚¬Å“I trust God speaks through me. Without that, I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do my job.Ã¢â‚¬â„¢Ã¢â‚¬â„¢ “
Having so brilliantly and splendidly “liberated” Iraq; Bush now wants to “liberate” Iran.
Here you will read an article about the killing Iraqis by US troops. The article, however, is concerned not with the Iraqi victims but with the psychological state of US troops.
Revolt Against Arafat grows. HIGH TIME.
Shame of slavery blights Brazil’s interior : 25,000 working as forced labourers.
“James Meek describes life in a Catch-22 world where a human life is valued at $500, the mercury rarely falls below 40 and the daily carnage [in Iraq] goes largely unreported.”
Al-Arabiya TV website has an interesting article about the capture in Tikrit of Sufyan Mahir At-Tikriti (the commander of Saddam’s Republican Guards). The article points out that his capture refutes the conspiracy theories that were peddled after the fall of Baghdad to the effect that Sufyan Mahir At-Tikriti defected to the US forces and was [...]
Iraqi puppet amnesty “excludes killers of Americans.” Killers of Iraqis will be set free. Explaining the (il)logic of the new decision, the puppet Iraqi government reminds Iraqis that American lives are more precious than Iraqi lives.
A revealing profile of Iraqi puppet prime minister/car bomber/former Saddam’s assassin/prisoners’ killer, Iyad Allawi. (thanks Tony)
Ariel Sharon is planning to change the demographic map of the world; he wants all French Jews to come to Israel, wants all Palestinians to leave their homeland, and wants the Lebanese people to go Cyprus.
Kerry’s brother is in Israel: “In an interview with one Israeli newspaper, Mr [Cameron] Kerry, 53, said: “He [Senator John Kerry] is very clear in his statements: the security of Israel must come first and Israel needs to be able to protect itself.” He echoed the Israeli government’s line on refusing to negotiate with Yasser [...]