Archive for June 9, 2005
News from “liberated” Afghanistan: “Violence Linked to Taliban Swells in Afghanistan”
In “liberated” Iraq: there are “good” militias and “bad” militias. US and Iraqi government favor the “good” militias.
“Iran Preparing for Advanced Nuclear Work, Officials Say” (Israel completed advanced Nuclear work years ago, Angry Arab says)
Patriotic Americans should be very proud. “Once again, America was by far the greatest spender on arms. In 2004, it spent $455bn, an increase from 2003 of 12 per cent, fuelled largely by the investment in President George Bush’s “war on terror”. America’s foreign aid spending is around 4.1 per cent of its arms bill. [...]
“Millions in America Turn to Ethnic Media”
“Pakistan’s sexual outcasts at risk from HIV”
Full text. “Uzbekistan: New Report Documents Massacre” Annan was asked about his silence (and the silence of the UNSC), he explained: None of the victims were billionaires like Rafiq Hariri.
The wisdom of Sa`d Al-Hariri. Sa`d Al-Hariri was asked about the high voter turnout in South Lebanon (unlike in Beirut where he was running), and he gave this astute political analysis: “People liked to vote, and they voted.” It is not clear whether the aphorisms of Sa`d Al-Hariri will ever be collected in a leather [...]
“Time and the River (and Heidegger)”
“As France celebrated victory in Europe on 8 May 1945, its army was massacring thousands of civilians in SÃƒÂ©tif and Guelma – events that were the real beginning of AlgeriaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s war of independence.” (thanks Gabriela)