Archive for May 23, 2005
VelocitÃƒÂ astratta + rumore, 1913-14. G. Balla.
Rice: “Syria has gotten the message loud and clear that it is not welcome in Lebanon.” (Angry Arab: US has NOT gotten the message loud and clear that it is NOT welcome in Iraq or in Lebanon, etc)
“Afghans left out of their own rebuilding”
Palestinian: stripped and humiliated at an Israeli occupation checkpoint.
When “liberation” spills across the border: “witnesses said American rocket fire had killed five Pakistani tribesmen.”
“At least 8,000 treasures looted from Iraq museum still untraced” (not to mention Iraqi lives lost)
I call on all of you Middle East Studies Association (MESA) members worldwide to sign this petition. Please indicate affiliation. (Thanks for Elaine for drafting it, and for Amir for uploading it into the site).
“Bush rules out Afghan command over US troops” (But as a gesture of goodwill, Afghan puppets will be allowed to remain puppets)
Which planet does he inhabit? What water does he drink? What air does he breathe? What newspapers does he read, if any? To whom does he talk? What does he think? No. Does he think, at all? “PRESIDENT BUSH: No, I don’t think so. I think they’re being defeated. And that’s why they continue to [...]
Paul Ricoeur: was a communist to the core, and later in life became a “Christian to the bones.”
“Kites on Marina Green soar for peace in Mideast” Now Leila: I know that you are a very nice and kind person, but when I read this this morning, I could not help but wonder aloud: What on earth is this? What does it mean? What is the connection? Do we not belittle the issues [...]
Why you can’t trust the US media. Yesterday I watched an interview on AlArabiyya with Muqtada As-Sadr. I wrote a brief thing about it. I woke up today to read on the first page of the NYTimes an account of the interview that did not match the impression that I got from actually watching it. [...]
“On Sartre’s God Problem”
Images from Bush’s “liberation.” This is a picture from Baghdad taken yesterday. And this was the model that Bush wanted to spread in the Middle East. Now you know why Arabs are not impressed. The secret is out: IT IS A BLOODY MESS.