Archive for May 19, 2005
Meule et citerne sous bois, 1892. CÃƒÂ©zanne.
Amnesty International: “Hypocrisy, an overarching war mentality and a disregard for basic human rights principles and international legal obligations continue to mark the USA’s “war on terror”. Serious human rights violations are the inevitable result.”
News from “liberated” Afghanistan: The taliban are back–or about to be, it seems, in office.
I read that the Kuwaiti government has just taken steps to start planning for a Kuwaiti news TV satellite channel. I can’t wait; I mean dont you want to know the names of the royal princes who were at the airport when Prince Potato Bin Tomato left for his 7 months vacation?
Prevailing wisdom in mainstream US media and punditry is…ignorance. Here, Ann Coulter says: “Al-Jazeera also broadcast a TV miniseries last year based on the “Protocols of the Elders Of Zion.” Tell her that Al-Jazeera does not broadcast TV miniseries. They only have news. She had AlJazeera confused with Al-Manar, but who is counting.
Identify the terrorist in the picture.
Bush’s elections rules for the Middle East: if the wrong people get elected, cancel the results. That is what the corrupt Fatah functionaries have done.
An Iraqi girl after an explosion. Does she look “liberated”?
Looking visibly shaken after learning about the holocaust last night, Angry “Pope Benedict condemns Nazi genocide of Jews.”
Al-Amerkiyyah TV: So Al-Arabiyya TV has been promoting their interview tomorrow with Laura Bush. They have been saying that they will ask her–see how tough their questions are–for the reasons that she put the liberation of Arab men at the top of her agenda. Wow.
Correction: My friend `Amir protested that I had inflated in a previous post the Hariri’s cost of the expansion of the Beirut airport. He provided me with evidence that the cost (paid for by future Lebanese generations) was a mere $0.5 billion. I stand corrected, my infallibility notwithstanding. `Amir also wondered why I had not [...]
“ACLU accuses FBI of ‘spying’ on activists”
The New Hariri Demagogue: So Sa`d Al-Hariri, aware that people in Beirut are disgusted that 9 of his candidates in Beirut have won before the election has even started because nobody is running against them, has been urging people to vote anyway. To appeal to people, he has been asserting that a vote for his [...]
US Lags in Gender Equality: “Many U.S. women assume they’re better off than their peers in other parts of the world. But when it comes to gender equality, U.S. women are not even in the top tier. In a world ranking on gender equality, the U.S. came in 17th — behind Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and [...]
Regarding the LA Times profile: I mentioned that the LA Times will be running a profile of Angry Arab. Today, a photographer was dispatched to take pictures of me at home. I don’t like pictures, and hate to appear to act. I cant act, and would not for pictures, and that is why I rarely [...]
Rif`at Al-Asad returns to Damascus:It is official now. Rif`at Al-Asad, Bushshar’s uncle, will return to Syria after living for 20 years in Europe, and with a fortune of $300 million according to previous press reports. Rif`at almost overthrew his brother in 1984; there is a classic suspenseful account of the scene of the confrontation between [...]