Archive for September 20, 2004
March-past of the guilds of husbandmen, millers and bakers (Turkish, 1703-1730).
Microwave “liberation”: Microwave gun to be used by US troops on Iraq rioters.
As Income Gap Widens, Uncertainty Spreads.
What is wrong with this passage (from today’s New York Times): “Bush administration officials, in addition to their charge that Iran is supporting the insurgency, described new concerns that Iran is financing medical clinics, hospitals and social welfare centers in Iraq, especially in areas where the interim government of Prime Minister Ayad Allawi and American [...]
Clerical sexism: Iran Moves to Roll Back Rights Won by Women.
“U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan will tell the 191-member U.N. General Assembly on Tuesday that the rule of law in the post-Sept. 11 world has been eroded both by the United States and by other nations as they battle terrorism, and by Islamic extremists and their horrific acts of violence.”
Help me out here. Are those Iraqis also celebrating their “liberation”?
A strident minority: anti-Bush US troops in Iraq.
Iraq losing its best and brightest.
Going after Iraq’s most wanted man.
“The United States will sell Israel 5,000 smart bombs, for $319 million, according to a report made to Congress a few weeks ago…The Pentagon told Congress that the bombs are meant to maintain Israel’s qualitative advantage, and advance U.S. strategic and tactical interests. Among the bombs the air force will get are 500 one-ton bunker [...]
“Leaked Whitehall documents present an extraordinarily revealing picture of how Tony Blair’s closest advisers and his foreign secretary, Jack Straw, warned him of the pitfalls of following the Bush administration’s march to war against Iraq.”
Does anybody care? Up to 1.5 million women and children are at risk of “acute malnutrition” after Bangladesh’s worst floods for six years.
Al-Hayat newspaper has published an interview with former chief judge of Saddam’s special war crime tribunal. Salim Chalabi tells the paper that `Allawi’s government may be reaching a secret deal with Saddam’s Ba`thists, and that the US has made it clear that certain things will be kept secret in the trial of Saddam. He also [...]
The Foreign Office was thrown into turmoil yesterday after the British ambassador to Rome, Sir Ivor Roberts, described President George Bush as “the best recruiting sergeant ever for al-Qaida”.
Brutal kidnappers gaining in popularity in Iraq.
Al-Mustaqbal newspaper is reporting on Tuesday that a Taliban Emirate has emerged in Sunni areas of Iraq, South of Baghdad covering the localities of Yusufiyya and Latifiyyah, and the district of Mahmudiyya. According to residents, non-Iraqi elements established the Taliban Emirate there, and conducted acts of assassinations and kidnapping on the road near those districts [...]
“[T]he Middle East leads the world as the source of Internet threats per capita. The USA is once again the source of the most attacks by volume, with 37% of the global attacks originating from their shores, and only Turkey and Israel register in the top 20 of total volume of attacks at positions 17 [...]
Alexander. (coming to a theatre near you).