Archive for October 13, 2004
Zahhak Enthroned with the Two Daughters of Jamshid, Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) (Greater Iran, Bukhara, Circa 1615).
“The United States should have quickly reformed the Iraqi army after most of its soldiers walked off the battlefield and got them “working for us,” retired Gen. Tommy Franks said Tuesday.”
(Iraqi puppet prime minister/car bomber/former Saddam’s assassin/embezzler-in-Yemen) `Allawi Presses Effort to Bring Back Baathists (he is one of them after all).
Palestinians: their father was killed by Israeli forces in Bayt Lahya.
Some poor Moroccans turn from moderate tradition toward militant networks.
“Islamic courts in Nigeria sentenced two women to death by stoning for having sex out of wedlock, but two men whom they identified as sexual partners were acquitted for lack of evidence.” (This is why I am against any–ANY–religious laws).
From fanatic Taliban to thuggish Taliban: War criminals are poised to take positions of power in Afghanistan’s new government. (People of Afghanistan deserve to live without the Taliban AND without the warlords).
Full text: Warring factions in Colombia’s long internal conflict are raping and sexually abusing women who, despite the violence, are not daring to speak out.
“The Israeli army yesterday suspended an officer who is accused of firing up to 20 bullets into a 13-year-old Palestinian as she lay on the ground after having been shot from an army outpost.” (Kerry or Bush may make the officer an advisor on “terrorism”.)
Why it is important to be against the US war in Iraq AND against Saddam’s tyranny: Hundreds of Kurds found buried in Iraq mass graves.
The poem To My Mother by Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish (my translation): I long for the bread of my mother and the coffee of my mother and the touch of my mother.. And childhood grows inside me a day over the chest of a day And I love my life because if I die, I [...]
“Israel will consider Гўв‚¬Е“all optionsГўв‚¬Вќ to prevent Iran from producing nuclear weapons, Defence Minister Shaul Mofaz said.” (No country is allowed to break Israeli monopoly over Middle East WMDs).
This is a petition signed by “SECURITY SCHOLARS FOR A SENSIBLE FOREIGN POLICY.” It opposes George W. Bush. Some friends and aquaintances of mine signed: Angry Arab would never sign it. It seems to “applaud” Bush’s war in Afghanistan which has killed more than 10,000 innocent civilians.
Double Standards and Curious Silences: Amnesty International: A False Beacon? excellent article Paul).
This letter was published today in the New York Times about the pathetic and silly obituary of Jacques Derrida published in the paper: “To the Editor: Re “Jacques Derrida, Abstruse Theorist, Dies in Paris at 74” (front page, Oct. 10): To characterize Jacques Derrida, one of the most important philosophers of the 20th century, as [...]
Afghanistan: “A century or so ago, American missionaries fanned out across the globe to spread not just their religion but Western ways to the “uncivilized” masses. Then came the Peace Corps, which sent idealistic young Americans to build schools and dig wells and show the world how good the United States could be. These days, [...]
Who’s the guy from ground zero? Will the “guy” from ground zero please identify himself? President Bush, who has had some difficulty with his recollection, used to finish almost every speech about his moment on Sept. 14, 2001, atop the rubble of the twin towers. In February of this year, as the Web site Salon [...]
The failure of Radio SAWA (thanks to Munzir and Sami).