Archive for October 21, 2004
Raksh, the Steed of Rustam, Impaled in a Pit, Page from a Manuscript of the Shahnama (Book of Kings) (1525-1575). Turkey?
The invisibility of the poor in this campaign:
Kerry on Israel. (thanks Shadi).
“Journalism by Remote Control”.
“Hedy Epstein, an 80-year-old Holocaust survivor and champion of the Palestinian cause in Israel, spoke at the History Corner last night to address the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The event, which was sponsored by the Coalition for Justice in the Middle East and the Muslim Student Awareness Network, was marked by tensions from the outset.” (thanks R.S).
How Americans view Bush and Kerry on foreign policy.
“SAN FRANCISCO The American Civil Liberties Union filed suit today against the F-B-I. The organization is trying to get more information about the F-B-I’s questioning of Muslims and Arabs as it investigates the possibility of pre-election terror attacks.”
“He says US President George W. Bush is a liar. Journalists should stop dancing around the issue and name Bush for what he is, the ever surly Bradlee says in a SPIEGEL ONLINE interview.”
“What does it tell you about a president that his grounds for war are so weak that the only way he can justify it is by believing God wants it? Or that his only Iraq policy now – as our troops fight a vicious insurgency and the dream of a stable democracy falls apart – [...]
Neither Bush nor Kerry cares about the poor: “Federal banking regulators in the Bush administration are poised to limit the nation’s primary law requiring small banks to serve low-income residents in their own neighborhoods through housing investments and development projects.”
The war against women in Iraq: “Four of the women were killed when gunmen opened fire from a minivan that had pulled alongside a bus filled mostly with female employees of Iraqi Airways and the Civil Aviation Ministry on their way to work at Baghdad International Airport. One woman, a member of an airport cleaning [...]
I was asked to give my opinion of those ostensibly captured documents from Saddam’s intelligence service. And I said: “But having looked at the documents: there are some problems, although I am not ready to make a judgment either way about authenticity. But on p. 6, for example, he refers to a group by Abu [...]
Sultan Mehmet III (r.1595-1603) Enthroned, Attended by Two Janissaries, Turkey (about 1600).
More Iraqis say their country is headed in the wrong direction and they blame the poor security situation.
Pat Robertson says Bush told him there would be no casualties in Iraq war.
“Iraq Called ‘Springboard’ for Insurgency Figure.”
“A US soldier on trial for abusing Iraqi prisoners told a Baghdad court martial yesterday that he hooked up wires around a hooded detainee in a mock electrocution at the behest of military and civilian intelligence officials.”
A Palestinian schoolgirl riddled with bullets. And no one is to blame: Questions remain after Israeli unit commander is cleared of Palestinian pupil’s death.
“A U.S. soldier pleaded guilty on Wednesday before a court martial to abusing prisoners in Baghdad’s Abu Ghraib prison, including forcing one to masturbate and photographing naked prisoners.”
“Intelligence officials were convinced that American soldiers would be greeted warmly when they pushed into southern Iraq, so a C.I.A. operative suggested sneaking hundreds of small American flags into the country for grateful Iraqis to wave at their liberators. The agency would capture the spectacle on film and beam it throughout the Arab world. It [...]