Archive for September 8, 2004
A pensive poet on a midsummer night in a garden (Kashmir, 1630).
Hamid Karzai releases hundreds of Taliban prisoners.
The Power of Framing.
A Taboo Issue in Afghan Campaign: As Millions of Women Prepare to Vote, Debate on Their Other Rights Is Dampened.
Shooting Of Iraqi Called ‘Humane’.
Experts Predict Extended War in Iraq.
“The pro-Israel lobby AIPAC sent a letter to all its supporters on Tuesday asking for donations to help it combat the allegations leveled against it in the context of a counterespionage investigation at the Pentagon.”
“Nearly three years after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, US officials are uncertain whether efforts to combat terrorism are reducing the pool of recruits for militant groups or appealing to moderates in the Islamic world, Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld acknowledged yesterday.”
“Today, however, while the violence in Iraq continues, the war has become less of a political negative – and by some measurements a positive – for Mr. Bush. Even as the US passed the 1,000-casualty mark this week, the number of voters saying it was a mistake to send troops into Iraq has dropped, and [...]
Hindu alarm over surge in Muslim population.
“”When I heard on television that the Americans had lost 1,000 military killed in Iraq, I asked myself, what about our side? What is the number of Iraqis who have died?” said Dr Amer al-Khuzaie, an Iraqi deputy health minister.”
UK Foreign Secretary: “Israel is major concern as it ‘changes facts on the ground’.”
Were those Iraqis “liberated” too? “At Sheik Omar Clinic, a big book records 10,363 violent deaths in Baghdad and nearby towns since the war began last year – deaths caused by car bombs, clashes between Iraqis and coalition forces, mortar attacks, revenge killings and robberies. While America mourns the deaths of more than 1,000 of [...]
My article in As-Safir on the extension of the Lebanese president’s term, titled: The One Who Returned, by Crowning.
For those who care, I can be heard today (Wednesday) on Flashpoint at around 5:20PM (Pacific Time). You may listen live.
Alanquva and Her Three Sons (from the Chingiznama of Rashid ad-Din, India, 1596).