Archive for October 1, 2004
Exterior of The Great Mosque of Cordoba (European engraving, 19th century).
Where’s the Exit Stategy? What We Didn’t Hear at the Debate (By RALPH NADER).
There should be no question about this: Zarqawi and his gang are terrorists: Iraqi children bear brunt of bombings.
Annan Presses Syria To Pull Out of Lebanon, and Presses US to Stay in Iraq.
Another act of “liberation”: “Witnesses say U-S soldiers fired on a car with eight people inside. A hospital official say the driver was shot in the head, and the car plunged into a canal. Later, the official says, the bodies of two women and five children arrived.”
Pentagon Iraq strategy ‘failing’.
“Federal officials warned local Muslim and Arab leaders last night that they should brace their communities for another round of intelligence-gathering interviews in the run-up to the November election.”
This is an article by Ahmad Hashim, professor of strategic studies at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. He has a PhD in Political Science from MIT, and is fluent in Arabic. I was told by confidential sources that neo-conservatives in the Pentagon excluded his participation in the “Coalition Provisional Authority.” Knowledgeable people [...]
I never like to label articles “important” or “must-read” or “potato-read.” But this is an important article by one of the most sophisticated and original Arab intellectuals, Sadiq Jalal Al-`Adhm. He is one of the bravest advcoates of Secularism, atheism, and feminism in the 20th century. His PhD is in Philosophy (Kant’s notion of time) [...]
From a Virtual Shadow, Messages of Terror.
“Jordan’s foreign minister said Thursday that the multinational effort to train Iraqi security forces was not producing nearly as many troops and police officers as needed, and he urged that Saddam Hussein’s disbanded army be rehired.”
War Criminal Henry Kissinger Revisited. Full text. TELCONS SHOW KISSINGER OPPOSED HUMAN RIGHTS DIPLOMACY; SECRETARY OF STATE TAPPED OWN PHONE CALLS.
GuantÃƒÂ¡namo Bay prisoner’s letter claims he was witness to murders.
US ‘help’ on Allawi speech decried.
Israeli soldiers explaining Zionism to a Palestinian.
Old-Time Sexism Suffuses New TV Season.
“Amid one of the greatest military spending increases in history, the Pentagon is starved for cash. The United States will spend more than $500 billion on national security in the year beginning today. That represents a high-water mark, and it is creating boom times in the armaments industry. Yet the military says it has run [...]
“Let’s talk for a minute about Afghanistan, which administration officials tout as a success story. They rely on the public’s ignorance: voters, they believe, don’t know that even though the United States promised to provide Afghanistan with both security and aid during its transition to democracy, it broke those promises. It has allowed the country [...]
From a poem by Palestinian poet Tawfiq Zayyad (my translation) My land..! My friends!.. My stolen treasure..! My history.. The bones of my father and grandfather are denied to me, so how can I forgive? If they mount the gallows for me…I am not forgiving These green villages of ours have all become our blood [...]