Archive for May 4, 2005
Nocturne: Grey and Gold – Westminster Bridge, 1871-74. Whistler.
“Congress imposes tight restrictions on the aid to the Palestinians: …But the fine print of the document gives $50 million of that money directly to Israel to build terminals for people and goods at checkpoints surrounding Palestinian areas. Another $2 million for Palestinian health care will be provided to Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of [...]
“Current or former congressional leaders flew on corporate jets at least 360 times over four years.”
“U.S. Launches Probe of Alleged Embezzling in Iraq: Inquiry is into officials who failed to account for nearly $100 million they disbursed for Iraqi reconstruction projects” (Congress only investigates corruption at the..UN)
“Liberal” Christian Science Monitor is VERY worried: “Could the US military handle another war?”
Notice how the “liberal” Haaretz tries to downplay and question the verasity of the story: “Palestinians on the scene said the soldiers initially opened fire with rubber bullets and tear gas grenades and at a certain point began firing live ammunition in the air. Palestinian sources said the cousins, 14-year-old Uday Asi and 15-year-old Kamel [...]
“A rare peek at what really happened in AIPAC affair”
Fox News IS “Fair and Balanced“…in comparison to LBC-TV.
Evidence Ignored at Columbia: “TWENTY STUDENTS SIGN PETITION STATING THAT CLAIM AGAINST (my dear friend) JOSEPH MASSAD IS FALSE”
“Military hid the truth of friendly fire that killed US hero”
Groomed for the Vice-presidency. Finally: Husni Mubarak settles on a vice-president that he can trust and rely on. (I forgot to give credit for the picture to Peter, and he protested. Thanks Peter)
Egypt is undergoing very serious changes. I would nominate Egypt for the “Very Precarious Regime Award”. There are many signs. Mubarak’s marathon interviews (on which I have written) were very indicative in the acute defensiveness of the tone of Mubarak, who went out of his way to remind Egyptians of his past military “glories.” And [...]
Abu Faraj Al-Libi in Custody: Of course, Bush wants to mention those Al-Qa`idah members and leaders who are in custody, but he conveniently ignores those who are still at large. I personally always believe that Al-Qa`idah is a small cultish (but obviously dangerous) organization that failed miserably in attracting a mass following. Bin Laden’s repeated [...]
“Reporters Without Borders issues “enemies of press freedom” blacklist.”
Palestinians: chained themselves to olive trees to prevent Israeli occupation soldiers from uprooting them.
Le non illusoire de la gauche (by Habermas)
An excellent review of one of those emerging fraudulent books on the Middle East by ThÃƒÂ©rÃƒÂ¨se Taylor: “Truth, History, and Honor Killing: A review of Burned Alive” (thanks ThÃƒÂ©rÃƒÂ¨se)
“I do not see unity in this country but fragmentation.” Lebanese Greek Orthodox Bishop Ilyas `Awdah, May 3rd, Ad-Diyar newspaper.
“The Lebanese invented Globalization.” Gen. Michel `Awn, NBN TV, May 4th, 2005.
For those of you who supported him: “Sen. John F. Kerry tapped campaign funds for Red Sox tickets and to pay nearly $300 in overdue Boston parking tickets in March.”