Archive for November 11, 2004
The White Water Lilies, 1899. Monet.
“Panel Says Census Move on Arab-Americans Recalls World War II Internments.”
Falluja ‘humanitarian crisis’, say aid workers.
“”Yeah,” he yelled. “Battle Damage Assessment – nothing. Building’s gone. I got my kills, I’m coming down. I just love my job.” “
My comments on the Arab media in Salon.
The brilliance of US plans for Iraq: “Violence Erupts Across Iraq at Sites Far From Fallujah.” (And this from the US government’s paper, Washington Post).
The US Propaganda Services Award should go to Jackie Spinner of the Washington Post. She is the best Pentagon’s mouthpiece in the US press. Read this transcript. Here she relies on the account of ONE PERSON to maintain that “most civilians [in Fallujah] welcomed the Amerian and Iraqi forces to get rid of the foreign [...]
“New rebel tactics emerge in Fallujah: Marines faced a tough fight Thursday as insurgents began a counterattack timed with an Islamic holy night.”
“Soon afterwards, an Israeli hit-team assassinated half his high command, thus giving a chance to the young ones coming up. Perhaps the boy was one of them. There will always be more boys.” [and girls, if I may add].
The “liberators” are busy “liberating.”
“New insurgency confronts US forces: Kurds come under attack as rebels rampage in city.”
“The president is putting his own counsel, Alberto Gonzales, who wrote the famous memo defending torture, in charge of our civil liberties. Torture Guy, who blithely threw off 75 years of international law and set the stage for the grotesque abuses at Abu Ghraib and dubious detentions at GuantÃƒÂ¡namo, seems to have a good grasp [...]
Will somebody keep a record of cumulative US war crimes in Iraq? Against one Iraqi insurgent, “American marines called in two airstrikes on the pair of dingy three-story buildings squatting along Highway 10 on Wednesday, dropping 500-pound bombs each time. They fired 35 or so 155-millimeter artillery shells, 10 shots from the muzzles of Abrams [...]
If you want to get an idea about New York Times’ ignorance, read this article. Their report about Arab public opinion is the opposite of what I get from closely following Arabic print and visual media. But when the government is at war, this newspaper has to do its best to offer propaganda support.
CIA agent publicly chides White House for terror war.
Rev. Falwell forms new political group to cash in on ‘values vote’.
…As for Palestine, it will never die* After Arafat: The Death of the Two-State Solution. I am certain that there is no Palestinian leader who would be able to, as Arafat would have been able to, push for a two-state solution anymore. I, of course, do not mind that because I favor the one binational [...]
Storm, Coast at Belle-Ile, 1886. Monet.