Archive for May 3, 2005
Nocturne in Blue and Green; Chelsea, 1870. Whistler.
“U.S. Urges Punishment For Iran Nuclear Work” and rewards for Israeli nuclear, biological, and chemical work.
Israeli occupation forces destroying an Arab house near Jerusalem.
The new Iraq. You will not read this in the US media. I was watching the new Iraqi prime minister make his inaugural speech. He ended it by hoping for “martyrdom.”
For the US media, there are sexy demonstrations, and then there are the unsexy demonstrations.
A final verdict from CSM: Bush Doctrine Vindicated. “A small posse of Afghan girls shout “heey-ya!” as they practice karate jabs, kicks, and punches.”
Full text. “The war in Iraq : the most deadly one for the media since Vietnam; 56 journalists and media assistants killed, 29 kidnapped.”
“Kenya’s first lady, Lucy Kibaki, entered the offices of the country’s biggest-circulation newspaper yesterday, where she allegedly slapped a television cameraman and seized reporters’ notebooks and tape recorders to protest at stories about her eccentric behaviour.”
“Brazil yesterday became the first country to take a public stand against the Bush administration’s massive Aids programme which is seen by many as seeking increasingly to press its anti-abortion, pro-abstinence sexual agenda on poorer countries.”
“Iraq, Afghan conflicts limit U.S. military: Secret report says a third war would be longer.” (But a fourth of fifth war would be a piece of cake, or baklava).
So who is behind the Iraqi insurgency this week? You will not believe this, but it is a US army manual. You see, U.S. Army published a detailed manual on how to build and hide booby traps, and it was translated by Saddam’s government and distributed in Iraq. Once the US military translates the manual [...]
Decline in newspapers’ circulation in US.
“More than 200 animals, mostly horses, have been sexually abused in Sweden since the 1970s…”
“Canadian researchers have made a startling assertion: parents take better care of pretty children than they do ugly ones.”
But Mubarak is expediting normalization with Israel: “Egypt has one of the region’s lowest rates of female participation, with the number of MPs a mere 2.4 percent.” (US media are still unaware the the level of female participation in the US is far below European democracies.)
An Iraqi child facing US occupation.