Archive for August 18, 2004
Tapis “vase” (Fin du XVIIe – dÃƒÂ©but du XVIIIe siÃƒÂ¨cle; Iran, Kirman ?) (Those images can now be enlarged)
“AN Iraqi freelance journalist working for Germany’s ZDF television has been killed in the flashpoint city of Fallujah, the network said today.Mahmud Hamid Abbas, 32, had gone to the city on Sunday to film when he was killed “in unexplained circumstances”, it said. The media watchdog Reporters without Borders (RSF) said the journalist was killed [...]
U.S. Troops Training for Iraq…in Israel.
Military spending nears $1 trillion.
LA Times is shocked: Muslim Women Can Run.
“I lived to tell the tale: It wasn’t last year’s bomb but American policy which destroyed the UN’s hopes in Iraq.”
US forces shot dead two prisoners during riot at the Abu Ghraib prison yesterday.
More U.S. Troops Implicated in Abu Ghraib Abuse.
Iraq Contractors’ Casualties: A Partial List. (via Counterpunch)
Full text. American Foreign Policy Attitudes Now Driven by 9/11 and Iraq: Eroding Respect for America Seen as Major Problem.
“Who else have you got?”
A Palestinian child. Shot by Israeli troops. His name is Khalid Usta. We count our dead, you know, and remember their names. One by one.
If you liked the political cartoons of Syrian artist `Ali Farzat, this is his forthcoming book.
She is crying after a mortar shell fell near her house in Najaf.
Tapis dit “de Mantes” (Fin du XVIe siÃƒÂ¨cle, Iran du nord-ouest) (This is another favorite of Angry Arab)
Grand Ayatollahs’ Record: There is much talk in the Arabic press about the silence and passivity of the Grand Ayatollahs in Iraq regarding the events in Najaf. Ayatollah Sistani (who had never left his house in 6 years although he is now in London) had declared that Imam Ali Mosque is a “red line.” Yet, [...]
The book burners/censors of the Islamic Al-Azhar University in Cairo are at it again, and again, and again. Having recently banned the book by Nawal Saadawi (The Fall of the Imam), the medieval-minded (and government puppet) clerics have recently tried to enforce the powers of “judicial inspection,” which would allow them to inspect any bookstore [...]
Translation Error Found in NY Terror Sting Case. “Brother” or “Commander,” who cares?
This is even from the pen of the eternally embedded NYT reporter John Burns: “Fighting here continues, and what the Marines had hoped would be a quick, decisive action has bogged down into a grinding battle that appears to have strengthened the hand of Mr. Sadr, whose stature rises each time he survives a confrontation [...]
Carreau aux oiseaux (Dernier quart du XVIe siÃƒÂ¨cle, Turquie, Iznik)