Archive for January 13, 2005
Hisham Sharabi is dead. I will probably write something about him, and his work, later. I saw him in Beirut last June: he looked very ill, but he was the happiest I have ever seen him. I asked him how he was adjusting in his relocation to Lebanon. If you read his memoirs Jamr Wa [...]
Keelman Heaving in Coals by Night (late 18th century, I guess). Joseph Mallord William Turner.
“The City Where Even Police Hide Behind Masks: Fear Stalks Baghdad.”
This Iraqi reporter is an occupation propagandist. Notice he adds the spin to the following paragraph: ” “If you’re asking me to assess Allawi, then I tell you that he did not succeed,” said businessman Adel Abdullah, 30. “In fact, he has monumentally failed. He killed many Iraqis and caused shortages of fuel, drinking water [...]
“the United States is lowering its expectations for both the turnout and the results of the vote, increasingly emphasizing other steps over the next year as more important to Iraq’s political transformation.” I wonder why.
Culprit of the week. Who is behind the Iraqi insurgency this week? Well, it is crack cocaine.
“Secrecy surrounds Iraq vote: Concerned about violence, some political parties won’t even reveal candidate lists.”
A Palestinian woman bravely confronting Israeli occupiers.
Allawi cannot get Iraqi votes; but now Israelis will be allowed to vote for him. In the new Middle East, Israelis will be voting in all Arab elections to ensure that only US/Israeli puppets are voted in. Cheer for democracy.
“A Palestinian civilian has been killed during an Israeli raid into the northern Gaza Strip”
Israel has the audacity to object to a conventional arms sale from Russia to Syria. Israel, you see, wants to have a monopoly on WMDs AND conventional weapons in the Middle East region. That makes Angry Arab…angrier.
Le Pen is a fascist kook.
“Price” of “liberation”: “Ayad Allawi, the Iraqi prime minister, yesterday admitted that officials from his political alliance had paid journalists for attending press conferences.”
This is supposed to be confidential. Keep it quiet. “Search for Banned Arms In Iraq Ended Last Month.” I wonder what the results of the search were.
Sinan’s from the back. The picture was publihsed in the New York Times today with the review of About Baghdad.
About Baghdad was reviewed in the New York Times today. I rarely like movie reviews in New York Times.