Archive for June 18, 2005
From the “home of the free”: “A U.S. military policeman who was beaten by fellow MPs during a botched training drill at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison for detainees has sued the Pentagon for $15 million, alleging that the incident violated his constitutional rights. Spec. Sean Baker, 38, was assaulted in January 2003 after he [...]
Democratic party chairman Howard Dean thinks that criticisms of Israel equals anti-Semitism. Love for Israeli violence against Arabs is ok, and should be encouraged, he added.
No Hummus in this revolution: “Revolution in Bolivia”
Major revelation. U.N. investigators in Lebanon revealed this: Rafiq Hariri did NOT die from natural causes.
There is the highly publicized Hummus Revolution, and then there is this ignored Revolution.
“C.I.A. Role in Visit of Sudan Intelligence Chief Causes Dispute Within Administration”
Examples of Bush’s support for “democracy”: “Uzbek Ministries in Crackdown Received U.S. Aid”
“US sergeant charged with murder of officers in Iraq”
Expansion of American “freedom” (at a bargain price)
Palestinian people and fish under brutal Israeli occupation.
“The philosopher and the ayatollah”
Wahhabi influence in Lebanon: Saudi Arabia is more involved in Lebanese affairs than in any other time in Lebanese contemporary history. There are concerns among some Sunnis and others that Saudi Arabia is trying to coopt all Sunni clerics in Lebanon, and spread Wahhabi message. Saudi Arabia, I am told, also spent a lot of [...]
Plastic Surgery in Lebanon: A friend of mine was at a clothing store buying a pair of jeans. When the jeans appeared tight on her, the vendor casually told her: “Don’t worry. I know a great doctor” (meaning plastic surgeon).
Saddam’s Last message from jail: A person in touch with Saddam’s pathetic lawyer told me that Saddam recently sent this message to what is left of his Ba`th party. According to the message, Saddam requested that in all matters relating to the resistance, `Izzat Ad-Duri is in charge, but that in all matters relating to [...]
Last Days of Saddam: I spoke yesterday to a well-known Arab nationalist figure who knew Saddam from 1968, before he left the Ba`th party, and Saddam tried repeatedly to have him killed with…RPGs. He met with Saddam one month prior to the recent US war in and on Iraq (I made it clear to him [...]
Al-Manar TV is changing its tune on the US occupation in Iraq. While they still refer to the occupation as occupation (unlike most other Arab TV stations), they are so clocely identifying with the Ja`fari government.