Archive for February 27, 2005
Norwegian Harbour, 1894. By Constantin Korovin.
“The Impermanent Revolution” (this is a very important book)
Two Degrees of Henry Kissinger (from Foreign Policy magazine). (I hesitated before posting this because I do not want to reinforce a deep misconception in the Arab world (especially in Lebanon) to the effect that Kissinger runs the world.
US is willing to sell Lebanon to buy Iraq, and Syria is willing to sell Iraq to buy Lebanon: Foolishness of Lebanese ultra-nationalists (and of the opposition as a whole): they never learn, and they never grasp their own history, although they claim that they worship the bogus “glory” of the past, of their little [...]
Those US occupation forces in Iraq: they just never take a break from “liberating.”
Changing Times: there was a time when Palestinian political groups used to rush to take responsibility for attacks in Israel (even when they were not really responsible). Today, Palestinian political groups, rush to deny responsibility for attacks (even when they are responsible).
Dov Zakheim was a Defense Department official in several Republican administrations. He got in trouble with AIPAC in the Reagan administration when he vetoed the American funding of an Israeli fighter jet (the Levi). Here, he offers a candid American fear of democracy in the Middle East, and a warning to neo-conservatives. He said: “I [...]
US Official: “U.S. Not Interfering in Lebanon.” (And a Syrian official also denied last week that Syria is interfering in Lebanon). Angry Arab: both are lying. Don’t believe them.
“Iraqi girl treated at Gemelli wants to thank Pope for his antiwar stance”
I hereby introduce the new Lebanese flag. The cedar has been replaced once and for all. Julie (a reader of the site from the University of Iowa) read my post on the Lebanese flag yesterday and designed this flag. I approve, and offer it to the fascistic flag-waving Lebanese ultra-nationalists. Wave your new flag, NOW. [...]
Egyptian dictator Husni Mubarak (whose smiling face reminds the Egyptian people of La Vache qui rit) discovered a simple formula for serving a 5th term. First, proceed very quickly in normalization with Israel, and put pressure on Palestinian groups. US Congress will quickly take note, and forgive you for whatever human rights violation you may [...]
Beach at Dieppe, 1890s. By Constantin Korovin.
“Israeli jailed in New Zealand headed Cyprus spy ring” (Bush considered appointing him as his intelligence czar)
“Nearly 50 more British soldiers may face charges on abuses in Iraq” (thanks Julie)
From Bagram to Abu Ghraib (thanks to all 34 of you who sent me a copy)
Geraldo was a close friend of right-wing death squad Lebanese leader Bashir Gemayyel (you will find that in Barbara Newman’s silly hagiographic book, The Covenant). He is now in Beirut reporting. I heard a segment of his “reporting” on my satellite radio. He was interviewing Lebanese Minister Karam Karam (who taught my brother in Medical [...]
The US Arab propaganda Radio is “exclusively” and “bizarrely” reporting that there is growing popular support for `Allawi to stay in as puppet prime minister. (The motto of Radio Sawa should be: “We invent the news, and you consume it.” Or: “the news that you will not find elsewhere, because WE make it up).
It seems that Ramadi will also undergo Double “Liberation”
Courage, when it is too late, and too useless, is not courage.
“They say ‘incident’. To me it’s genocide”