Archive for September 14, 2004
Qays First Glimpse of Layla (Muzaffer ‘Ali. Persian, 16th century).
Bush’s international health policies “condemn millions of women to die”.
“According to the reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, the trend toward limiting journalists’ access to information in the wake, and under the invocation, of 9/11 continues to grow.”
Even silly Newsweek has noticed: “It’s Worse Than You Think: As Americans debate Vietnam, the U.S. death toll tops 1,000 in Iraq. And the insurgents are still getting stronger.”
Finally the ACLU did (and said) the right thing: “John Ashcroft Cannot Force the ACLU to Check Employees Against a “Black List” – ACLU Will Reject CFC Funds and Challenge Government Policy in Court.”
Outgoing commander questions U.S. strategy on Falluja.
Sometimes I do not understand American liberals. Here is Molly Ivins: “The Bushies have slowly, one-by-one, destroyed every chance we had to make this occupation work.” Would somebody tell Ivins that occupation and colonization do NOT work, no matter who the president is.
“U.S. forces have controlled Tall Afar since Sunday, after battles last week that killed an estimated 104 Iraqis and displaced 50,000 to 100,000 residents.”
“As an interpreter for the US Army, Khalid Ahmed faces constant taunts and death threats from fellow Iraqis.”
Iraqi rebuilding fund to be spent on security.
This is Zionism: “Three British Muslim women yesterday told of their anger after Israeli police burst into their room in the middle of the night, strip-searched them and arrested them under terrorism laws. The three – a Cambridge student, a teacher and a lawyer – were arrested at gunpoint on Friday and yesterday were told [...]
From the Guardian: “It was the deadliest single incident in the Iraqi capital for six months, but there was nothing unique about the explosion; it took place a few hundred metres from Haifa Street, a well-known centre of resistance to the American occupation and the scene of heavy fighting on Sunday. It was embarrassingly close [...]
A Zarqawi terrorist caught on camera. (He sits in the rubble of his home in Fallujah, destroyed by US bombs).
“With some 90 percent Saudi households having satellite TVs, the Kingdom has a much larger Al-Jazeera viewership base than US-sponsored Al-Hurra, a new survey reveals. Al HurraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s credibility ratings were also found to be quite poor all over Saudi Arabia in contrast with the high scores of Doha-based Al-Jazeera and Dubai-based Al-Arabiya.” (via Abu Aardvark).
This is from the kooky tract (the Ruhnama) by the the leader of Turkmenistan, also known, as “His Excellency Saparmurat Niyazov “Turkmenbashi” President of Turkmenistan and Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers.” This book is taught to school children at all levels. (Adults in Turkmenistan have to read the book every Saturday). “3. Respect your [...]
“I’m a Journalist! I’m Dying! I’m Dying!”
Full Text: Amnesty International report on racial profiling. Racial profiling by US law enforcement agencies has grown over the past three years to cover one in nine Americans. According to report, people of Middle Eastern or south Asian descent and those of the Muslim and Sikh faiths are most at risk.
Sabra and Shatila victims, remembered on this day.