Archive for March 18, 2005
Arbre solitaire et arbres conjugaux, 1940. Max Ernst.
According to US government, there are “good” human rights violators, and then there are “bad” human rights violators.
In an article in the Times of London today, it said: “…But Mr Hariri had his revenge. Using his close ties to President Bush and President Chirac of France, he secretly helped to bring Resolution 1559, calling for Syria to withdraw its forces from Lebanon, before the UN Security Council. Ã¢â‚¬Å“1559 was his baby. He [...]
An Israeli occupation soldier prevents a Palestinian from praying in Jerusalem.
Stones versus bullets: Palestinians versus Israelis
Al-Arabiyya TV never gives up on Saudi clients in Iraq. After the abysmal showing of Allawi, Al-Yawir, and Pachachi in the recent puppet elections (because they were held under foreign occupation), the network is still promoting those people. In an interview with the polygamous puppet president of Iraq, Al-Yawir, the correspondent asked Al-Yawir why he [...]
This report says “Al Hurra makes slow gains in Arab world.” A Washington DC correspondent for one of the three networks tells me that the Nielson report merely asked whether “you have seen any of Al-Hurra in the last week.” Apparently, the Nielson researchers did not know that Arabs have remote control devices, and know [...]
“Thousands of Syrian Workers Leave Lebanon: Rising Hostility Drives Thousands of Syrian Workers Out of Lebanon”
I would say that this is a very bad sign in the era of “liberation”: “A wave of violent crime in Kandahar has evoked a growing local nostalgia for the Taliban era.”
“Annan Wants Syria Out by Spring”. Annan wants US Out of Iraq by 2345. This deadline is final, he added.
Reality TV comes to Lebanese sects: LBC-TV (the Fox News and Fox Entertainment channel of Lebanon) is planning a reality show where people of different sects are brought together in front of the camera. They will live together for the viewing pleasures of the Lebanese audience. Hopefully, they will not fight in front of the [...]
“Car bomb wounds six in Beirut.” Have you noticed a pattern? Whenever Bush “liberates” a Middle East country, car bombs follow! End “liberation” now.
“Pablo Picasso’s writing – done in the raw, unpunctuated style of the Surrealists – receives its first major translation into English in a new volume of poetry.”
As a reward for Israel and to serve “peace”, the Jordanian monarchy proposes that Arabs donate another country (other than Palestine) for Zionist takeover. Israel is studying the offer, but prefers 3 Arab countries instead. Bush hails Jordan and Israel.
“Abu Arz was in New York when the withdrawal from Jezzine began. He urged Walid Phares, founder and president of the World Lebanese Organization based in Florida, with whom he was then in contact, to call [Antoine] Lahad to try and persuade him not to pull out. These efforts by Phares failed to dissuade Lahad [...]
“Pakistan is poised on the precipice of a tribal war in the vast desert province of Baluchistan after the army unleashed helicopter gunships and heavy weapons on local protesters. The Independent has learnt that during two days of violence, more than 60 tribespeople in the region, including women and children, have been killed.”
” ‘One huge US jail’: Afghanistan is the hub of a global network of detention centres, the frontline in America’s ‘war on terror’, where arrest can be random and allegations of torture commonplace.”
I apologize to my hosts in Fresno. I will not be able to speak at the anti-war rally tomorrow due to my Al-Jazeera appearance.
Fanatical fundamentalist sites (the ones that are close to Al-Qa`idah line) celebrate the death of innocent Iraqi Shi`ites due to the car bombs planted by the kooky likes of Zarqawi. I cannot understand why Sunni Muslim clerics (like the demagogue Yusuf Al-Qardawi) do not take a stand against such practices.