Archive for November 18, 2004
Fishing Boats Leaving the Harbor, Le Havre, 1874. Monet.
Unlikely Challenge in Shiite Province: Resistance in Maysan to rule by outsiders poses problems for British troops and underscores uncertainty over Iraq’s future as a viable state.
93% of Americans who supported the war in Afghanistan should read this: Afghanistan: a nation abandoned to drugs. Country produces 87% of global opium. One in ten Afghans works in opium trade. UN: state is world’s second worst to live in.
Heroin addicts for Bush.
Oh, really?? Allawi aide says election deadline looks more and more unrealistic.
“THE global managing editor of British news agency Reuters said today the US military was entirely to blame for the deaths of three of its employees in Iraq since the start of the war there in March 2003.”
Waiting in line..to be “liberated” (in Iraq).
Newsman Who Taped Marine Shooting Captive Keeps Silent: “On www.kevinsites.net, his Web site, Mr. Sites has posted photographs and writings from the days he spent with the marines in Falluja. In one journal, he wrote, “The marines are operating with liberal rules of engagement.” It goes on to quote a marine saying everything to the [...]
Evidence of surgical strike.
“Fallujans in Flight: Transit Camps Are Not Much Safer Than Siege They Left.”
“People around the globe largely mistrust their political leaders and nearly half fear the world will be less safe for their children.”
Israeli forces kill 3 Egyptian soldiers, and the Egyptian government is too scared of US and Israel to protest (thanks Matt).
Cultural sensitivity in Fallujah. This will really contribute to Bush’s efforts to win “hearts and minds” in Iraq, and the Muslim world in general.
“The recapture of Fallujah has not broken the insurgents’ will to fight and may not pay the big dividend U.S. planners had hoped to improve security enough to hold national elections in Sunni Muslim areas of central Iraq, according to U.S. and Iraqi assessments.”
“The Israeli army is looking into allegations that combat soldiers desecrated the body of a Palestinian in Gaza and posed for a picture alongside the ravaged corpse.”
There is no person who is more unprincipled than Bill Clinton, who has just opened a $165 million monument to his person today. Only Clinton can claim to like both Bush and Kerry. But then again, this is a man who was for welfare and against it, for affirmative action and against it, for the [...]
Who are they fooling? Or are they that stupid? US media are now peddling the US government propaganda claims to the effect that Abu Mus`ab Az-Zarqawi’s “headquarters” were found in Fallujah. “Headquarters”? Do they really think that this person had a fixed “headquarters” with receptionists and waiting rooms and a beverage dispenser for visitors? Zarqawi [...]