Archive for March 5, 2005
The Real Faces of the Opposition in Beirut: I saw one familiar face today on a Lebanese TV station. It was the face of one of the “opposition” leaders in Beirut. He is Fu’ad Abu Nadir, former commander of the right-wing death squads known as the Lebanese Forces (and a relative of the Gemayyel family). [...]
“An Army intelligence sergeant who accused fellow soldiers in Samarra, Iraq, of abusing detainees in 2003 was in turn accused by his commander of being delusional and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation in Germany.”
It is good that Martha Stewart was released from jail. The story pushed away the silly coverage of Lebanon’s developments. I cannot believe how much coverage the US media are giving to Lebanon and demonstrations in Beirut, when they ignored the country for more than a decade. And did the US media ever notice the [...]
“Journalist’s Shooting Stirs Italian Anger” (and this case got attention because the victim was European).
“Friendly Fire”?! What kind of expression is that? Is that not a contradiction in terms? How could fire be friendly? Is “friendly fire” not like “affectionate killing” or like “loving murder”? Who invents those silly terms, and for what purpose?