Archive for November 27, 2004
Haystacks at Chailly at Sunrise, 1865. Monet.
“Family of Spanish Journalist Killed by U.S. Forces in Baghdad Accuses U.S. of War Crime.”
Chronology of “liberation”: “Najaf was bombed in August. Samarra was bombed in September. Sadr City was bombed in October. Fallujah was bombed in November. Mosul may be bombed in December. And Kirkuk may be bombed in January. This is the calendar in the runup to the Iraqi elections set for January 30 next year.”
“The Israel Aircraft Industry and the Defense establishment will purchase an Indian-made helicopter as part of a bilateral purchase agreement between the two countries.”
“The shooting of the schoolgirl added to a growing number of incidents that have spurred Israeli soldiers to speak out about abuses of Palestinians, despite pressure from superiors in the field and statements by senior military officials playing down such cases.”
This from a NATO member: “The head of Turkey’s parliamentary human rights group has accused Washington of genocide in Iraq and behaving worse than Adolf Hitler, in remarks that underscore the depth of Turkish opposition to U.S. policy in the region.”
“U.S. Lacks Reliable Data on Iran Arms” (despite having very reliable data on Iraq arms of course).
“By a twist of fate, Anushka Asthana’s grandparents survived the gas cloud that devastated the Indian city of Bhopal. But, she finds, the city’s tragedy is still unfolding.”
The Zarqawi Personality Cult on LBC-TV: LBC TV started as a TV station for the right-wing Christian-oriented Lebanese Forces militia in Lebanon (the death squads of the Lebanese Civil War and the Sabra and Shatila massacres) in the 1980s. For commercial and political reasons, it later evolved politically. It had to change its tune in [...]