Archive for August 4, 2004
Allegory of Heavenly and Earthly Drunkenness (Sultan Muhammad, Persian, 1526) (Angry Arab particularly likes this one).
In a garden pavilion (Persian, 16th century)
The Garden of Husayn Bayqara (Bihzad, Persian, 1480)
“A SAUDI prince lavished nearly $US130,000 ($185,000) of fine jewellery on US President George W. Bush, his wife, children and top aides in 2003.”
FAIR: Media Pack Stick to the Script at DNC .
No way! Municipal elections across Saudi Arabia, the first such polls in decades, have been pushed back two months to November.
Abused Iraqi Detainees Said to Hold No Intelligence Value.
THIS IS US “LIBERATION”: “Water Offers Deadly Relief in a Blistering Iraqi Slum: Typhoid and hepatitis E run rampant because sewage has tainted nearly the entire supply.
Women step forward in West Bank.
One more post on this outrage: Children in (US) Iraqi prisons.
Unique images of England’s ‘unseen’ urban poor are unearthed in Tasmanian museum.
Famous names speak up for Chavez in Venezuela poll.
The new Iraq policy in an election year seems to be “let Iraqis kill other Iraqis”: Fighting in Mosul between Iraqi puppet police and insurgents. (Civilians were also killed, of course).
Corporations for Kerry (and he cannot be happier).
“Repeated abuses allegedly suffered by three British prisoners at the hands of US interrogators and guards in the GuantÃƒÂ¡namo Bay detention camp in Cuba could amount to war crimes, the Red Cross said yesterday.”
Neal (like others) have asked me to break down my long posts into paragraphs. To that I said: No. He also suggested that I start doing audio posts (a new feature). To that I said: maybe.
Huntington is at it again, against the Latino immigrants.
Anything for the US president: Saudis spearhead attempt to dampen oil prices.
Fox News is hilarious, in a crazy kind of way. It is playing outside as I am updating the blog. I often listen to it for (painful) entertainment purposes. They just aired a report on the day’s campaigns of both Kerry and Bush. In the report on Bush, they managed to say that a crowd [...]
(I really, REALLY, find it outrageous that the official account is now that abuse at Abu Ghrayb occurred because of the action of a woman, one woman.) Witnesses: England often sneaked into area where detainees were abused.