Archive for October 15, 2004
A School Scene, Painting from a Manuscript of Yusuf and Zulaykha of Jami, Iran, Bukhara (1564-1565).
Angry Arab does not vote, and will not vote for anybody anywhere. But Angry Arab supports Nader for president.
Top administration figures are angling to promote Army Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez, who ran detention facilities in Iraq.
“Some legislators have said that if Alhurra is not promoting U.S. views, the government should not be funding it. “Do not tell us it’s not propaganda, because if it’s not propaganda, then I think . . . we will have to look at what it is we are doing,” Rep. JosÃƒÂ© E. Serrano (D-N.Y.) said [...]
U.N.: 70,000 Have Died in Sudan Camps.
Colonization or “liberation”? “International forces should expect to stay in Afghanistan for “10 to 20 years,” according to a Canadian commander who helped lead foreign troops in Kabul until February.”
U.S. Troops Facing Attacks From Syria.
“A group of 14 countries that gave international agencies almost $1 billion to meet emergency needs in Iraq was told Thursday that only 5% of the money had been spent because the swirl of violence was blocking the start of badly needed projects.”
This is just the beginning: Official Says Iraqi Vote Date ‘Not Sacred’.
The Israeli army has cleared an officer accused of repeatedly firing into the lifeless body of a young Palestinian girl of “unethical” behaviour. (thanks Aliyar)
Doctors said Iman al-Hams, 13, was riddled with about 20 Israeli bullets.
US investigation finds 28 soldiers guilty over deaths of two Taliban suspects in Afghanistan.
This old Palestinian man was caught by Israeli soldiers trying…to pray.
…and who are the terrorists? “The Israeli army last night began withdrawing from Palestinian areas of the northern Gaza strip, winding down the largest assault on the territory in recent years and leaving more than 100 Palestinians dead and widespread destruction of homes.”
Under siege since 9/11, Arab voters shift to Kerry.
Doubts about US morale in Iraq as troops refuse ‘suicide mission’.
U.S. Probes if GIs Refused Iraq Mission.
From the poem A Diary of a Palestinian Wound by Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish (my translation): I grew up along the wound, and never asked my mother what made her a tent at night I have not misplaced my spring, my address, and my name Thus I saw in her dress a million stars * [...]
Anti-feminists for Iraqi Women (thanks Nadya).