Archive for December 26, 2004
Entrance to the Village of Voisins, 1872. Pissarro.
It says: “The new religion.” (This brave cartoon was not published in any Arab media).
Victory is at hand: “Achieving Real Victory Could Take Decades.”
“…the agency is flying captured terrorist suspects from one country to another for detention and interrogation.The CIA calls this activity “rendition.””
The year in numbers. (Click to enlarge).
‘IDEOLOGY OF CONTESTATION’.
At this point, Muqtada As-Sadr does not know where he stands.
Pearls of wisdom from the US Press. LA Times says this about the youth in Iran: “Many young people turn to drugs, suicide. Others find respite in music or mountains.” (That, of course, is quite different from the youths of other parts of the world where there are no drugs, music, suicide, or mountains(!).)
US disclosures signal wider detainee abuse.
Hamas did NOT win the Palestinian municipal election.
Yes, this brilliant idea will finally please Iraqis and win support for the American occupation: US wants to appoint people and present them as “elected.”
A REPUBLICAN PROLETARIAT.
Even neo-conservatives are not happy with `Allawi: “What Allawi has in fact done is introduce into the fledgling Iraqi government Baathist and Sunni fundamentalist moles.”
Israeli forces were shelling their camp in Khan Yunis.
“Middle East Forum, with its staff of 15, has an annual budget of about $1 million; among its donors are Robert Guzzardi, Lawrence Kadish, Nina Rosenwald (American Securities, L.P.) and institutions such as the Bradley Foundation. Its mission…is to “define and promote American interests in the Middle East,” including strengthening this nation’s ties with Israel [...]
An American soldier grabs an Iraqi terrorist. The American nation must be proud. This picture will be seen in the Arabic press, but not in the US press.
So Al-Basa’ir newspaper in Baghdad published a public opinion survey among the students at Baghdad university. It revealed that: 75% of respondents described the American soldier as “rough”; 62 % said “arrogant”; 76 % said “coward”; 71 % said “aggressor”; 65 % said “liar”; 86 % said “without values”; and 76 % said “anti-Iraqi.” Students [...]
L’Hermitage a Pontoise, 1867. Pissarro.
“Forgotten history lessons: Indefinite internment of prisoners of war is an invitation to abuse and humiliation. Why are we repeating our horrendous mistake of the past?”, by Stanley I. Kutler.
Full text. The Cornell study on American public support for restrictions on Muslim rights.