Archive for October 12, 2004
Abraham Amid the Flames (Shiraz, 1410).
Afghanistan: Saturday’s Elections Were A “Farce”.
This is Zionism: “An 11-year-old Palestinian girl was shot in the stomach and critically wounded by Israeli gunfire as she sat inside a United Nations school in a Gaza refugee camp yesterday, UN officials said…Last month, a 10-year-old girl was killed by Israeli gunfire while sitting at her desk at the same school.”
L’OrÃƒÂ©al profited from victims of Nazis.
Scandalous: “President Bush’s special envoy, James Baker, who has been trying to persuade the world to forgive Iraq’s crushing debts, is simultaneously working for a commercial concern that is trying to recover money from Iraq, according to confidential documents. Mr Baker’s Carlyle Group is in a consortium secretly proposing to try to collect $27bn (Ã‚Â£15bn) [...]
(thanks to Musa for taking the picture, and to Paul for sending it).
I bet that US taxpayers money paid the bribes: “Main Afghan Challenger Drops Election Boycott: Candidates Accept Probe Into Vote Irregularities.”
(thanks to Paul and Musa for the picture).
Outsourcing torture: “The Central Intelligence Agency runs a top secret interrogation facility in Jordan, where at least 11 detainees who are considered Al-Qaida’s most senior cadre are being held, Haaretz has learned from international intelligence sources.”
In the race between John Bush and George Kerry, this Kerry’s advisor weighs in: (“When I asked one Kerry adviser what it was that voters needed to know about Kerry and terrorism, he replied without hesitation. ”That he’s strong and tough,” he said. ”In the case of John Kerry, unlike Dick Cheney and George W. [...]
The “liberated” Iraqis speak out: ‘The Americans cannot provide security we need’.
I saw part of an interview with civic leader Mustafa Barghuti from Palestine on Al-Mustaqbal TV. I have admired this person who has been very courageous in opposing Israeli occupation and crimes, and `Arafat’s corrupt “leadership.” He spoke about the suffering of the Palestinians, but also reminded us that there is another side to Palestinian [...]
The other side of “liberation”: Iraq faces soaring toll of deadly disease.
Iraq Disaster Will Haunt Future Generations: Unforgivable Betrayals and Broken Promises (by Robert Fisk).
Courtyard of the Sultan Bayazid Mosque (European engraving, 1840).