Archive for December 8, 2004
My kind of candidate: who presents a “viable secular opposition in Palestinian politics.”
“A former US Marine has claimed that he saw American troops in Iraq routinely kill unarmed civilians, including women and children. He said he had also witnessed troops killing injured Iraqi insurgents.”
Israel accused of foul play by Palestinian election candidate.
The mess of Saudi Arabia: “Saudi militant was ex-policeman.”
“It has been nine months since Najim Abdullah Hamid was shot dead as he drove up to a US military checkpoint on his way home. Despite repeated requests by his relatives, no one from the Iraqi or US military authorities has agreed to investigate or accept responsibility.”
Abuse ‘continued after Abu Ghraib’. But who cares? After all, Julia Roberts just gave birth to a twin.
IN UK: “more than 40 diplomats, peers, scientists and religious leaders…pressed for an independent inquiry for a civilian death toll” in Iraq. In US: not a single diplomat, peer, scientist, or religious leader is pressing for an independent inquiry for a civilian death toll in Iraq. That is sad. Is it not?
…still bombing the hell out of Fallujah.
Despite Cabinet shuffle, neocon ideology remains.
Female Genital Mutilation ‘On the Increase in Europe’.
Full text: New ACLU Report Documents Devastating Effects of Post-9/11 Deportations on Immigrant Communities and Families.
“U.S. special forces accused of abusing prisoners in Iraq threatened Defense Intelligence Agency personnel who saw the mistreatment.”
The Arab American Vote in 2004.
“As Muslim Populations Increase, ‘Islamophobia’ Rises in Europe.”
Please believe me this time. I know that I have reported on this before. But just believe the US government this very last time. OK. The US government made a small mistake. A tiny error. Having previously blamed the insurgency on Qusayy Husyan, then `Udayy Husayn, then Saddam, then Saddam’s briefcase, then Iran, then Revolutionary [...]
I cannot think of a more inexperienced and most unwise political leader than the King of Jordan. He is loved in the US because he speaks unaccented English (never mind that he speaks accented Arabic–but he has been receiving private lessons in Arabic and may learn to write his name in Arabic soon). But in [...]
Al-Hayat newspaper reported today that US government agents kidnapped two Libyan fundamentalist dissidents and then surrendered them to the terrorist regime of Mu`ammar Al-Qadhdhafi of Libya, who had admitted responsibility for downing a civilian airliner (PAN AM 103). It is almost certain that this regime will torture the two dissidents to death.
Egyptian president Husni Mubarak and Kuwaiti Prime Minister Sabah Ahmad As-Sabah.