Archive for August 5, 2004
The Feast of ‘Id Begins (Persian, 16th century)
The Conference of the Birds (Persian, 15th century)
These Are Their Ends.
The Washington Post often reads like a government propaganda sheet. A day after major revolts broke out around Iraq, the Washington Post reports: “U.S. Funds Massive Garbage Collection Effort.” At least now we know why the US went to war.
“Army intelligence officers often physically and mentally tormented detainees in Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison, but only once were any held accountable for their misconduct.”
Disparities found in health care for blacks (from Boston Globe).
THIS IS ZIONISM: “Uprooted trees, razed houses… Israel leaves its calling card in Gaza.”
News from “liberated” Iraq: Violence and killings delay Basra vote.
Bruce Springsteen, who loved the Afghanistan war and said that he was “very impressed” with the way the Bush administration executed it (i.e. he presumbaly was impressed with the fact that thousands of Afghan civilians were killed) is now supporting Kerry. Does anybody care? Please say no.
THIS IS ZIONISM: “Israel has announced plans for thousands of homes in a new settlement near Jerusalem, ignoring its undertaking in the road map to freeze settlement activity.”
“…[the Pakistani] president had a remarkable knack of “producing suspects out of a hat whenever he has reasons to do so”. “
Full text. If you want to cook a survey, do what this CSIS survey does. Don’t give percentages, just give impressions; impressions that policy makers can live with.
George W. Bush pledges to “never stop thinking about new ways to harm” his country. Watch the clip. (thanks Morin).
On July 31st, the New York Times reported that Colin Powell was “incensed” after an Iraqi journalist dared to ask him “a” question (the NYT did not bother to print the question, Angry Arab will): “QUESTION: (in Arabic) Mr. Powell, what’s happening in Iraq and what the Iraqi people are subject to is between a [...]
Abu Zayd As-Suruji by Iraqi poet `Abdul-Wahab Al-Bayyati (my translation): He* sang He was a shameless beggar regurgitating what is contained in the books of the dead or stealing from the living He sang in the brothels and in the feasts of kings enthusiastically, because he was shameless He sang He was in my city [...]