Archive for September 5, 2004
The Fable of the Four Friends (from Kalila wa Dimna, Persian, 1420).
Two of the Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers had a support network in the United States that included agents of the Saudi government.
The Secret File of Abu Ghraib.
AT LEAST five US officials given the job of organising Iraq’s prison system following the war have been linked to abuses of inmates at jails in the US.
Five Big American Blunders in Terror War.
It’s Time for a New Disrespect: The Way Things Are.
The Making of a Mess.
It was a matter of time before you read this: “Violence May Force Iraq to Bypass Hotspots in Election.”
Zoroastrians debate inviting outsiders in. (Druzism was closed to outsiders in 1026AD).
This is Zionism: “Israel is pressing foreign donors to finance the construction of a web of roads through the occupied territories – made necessary by the building of the vast “security” barrier and Jewish settlements in the West Bank.”
Grand Ayatollah Haeri (mentor of Muqtada As-Sadr) breaks with him. From his site (my translation): “Question: Is Sayyid Muqtada As-Sadr your representative? Answer: Sayyid Muqtada does not consult with us, and does not coordinate with us, and accordingly does not represent us and is not our [official] agent. Our office in Iraq represents us, and [...]
Israel killed 436 Palestinians in past ‘quiet’ six months. (thanks Merry)
US standing with Arabs hits a low. (thanks Abdullatif)
The Holy Empire: Who We Are and What We Do. (thanks Ross)
Iraq Injury Count Rose In August: U.S. Troops See Highest Toll Yet.
The level of discourse–if that is what is–in the comments’ section has sunk to a new low. The vulgar, hateful, fanatical, insulting, and crude speech has reached a very disstateful and repulsive point. And worse, some are even posting death threats. As you know, I have wanted the section to remain uncensored and unfiltered, not [...]