Archive for January 26, 2005
Fight Between a Tiger and a Buffalo, 1908. Henri Rousseau.
“Delusions About Democracy”
“Fantasies and Realities About the Prospects for Peace Between Israelis and Palestinians.”
“The US lawyer, Clive Stafford Smith, who saw his client, Moazzam Begg, in GuantÃƒÂ¡namo Bay this month, said the captive had alleged persistent beatings, death threats and psychological torture first at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan, then at the Cuba base.”
News from “free” Poland: “Poland’s communist-era government spokesman was convicted and fined $6,500 for insulting Polish-born Pope John Paul II in a satirical weekly.”
“Brazil’s Leftists No Longer See President as Their Champion.”
This is Zionism: “The report states that thus far Israel has done nothing to continue allowing patients who require medical services unavailable in Gaza to seek such services outside the Strip following the pullout.”
“The [Israeli] state prosecutor’s office believes it will not be able to defend before the High Court the policy of allocating Jewish National Fund land to Jews only.” Well, this has been defended for half a century.
And he wants to “liberate” the world: “Bush administration paying independent commentators.”
Palestinian victims have names and faces too. This little girl Rahma Abu Shammas was killed by Israeli occupation forces. Other children bid her farewell. Remember her when you hear US politicians praising Israeli democracy.
“Lobby groups funded by the US oil industry are targeting Britain in a bid to play down the threat of climate change.”
The bizarre puppet election in Iraq: “Rare sight on stump: a candidate in public.”
“Arab leaders watch in fear as Shia emancipation draws near.” I can report to you that Saudi media are reflecting a state of panic about growing Iranian influence in Iraq. It was refelcted in the interview with Bush on the Allawi TV (Al-Arabiyya TV network). Well: the tyrant Saddam is out, and the Grand Ayatollah [...]
“Liberation” training. US forces prepare Iraqis for elections.
It is noteworthy that the head of Saudi (foreign) intelligence (this is the apparatus that founded, trained, and produced Bin Laden and his gang of fanatics over the years–and with US cooperation during the Afghanistan war of the 1980s), Prince Nawwaf Ibn `Abdul-`Aziz, was sacked yesterday. I find it interesting that he was ousted the [...]