Archive for June 29, 2005
How (in)Justice gets served: “The Pentagon has promoted or nominated for promotion two senior Army officers who oversaw or advised detention and interrogation operations in Iraq during the height of the Abu Ghraib prisoner-abuse scandal.”
The New York Times says that Bush is “Insisting on a Fight to the Finish.” Finshing what, I wonder. Does he mean that the aim is to finish off the Iraqi population? Clarify, please, oh wise one.
The vote for the speaker in parliament in Lebanon, and the celebrations by supporters of Amal-Hizbullah yesterday, reveal the deep sectarian divisions in this country. Mostly Christian candidates did not vote for Birri, while Muslim candidates did. Birri is now set for “four more years” as they say in the US. The Shi`ite political ranks [...]
I have received very incriminating documents revealing the corruption of Muhammad Dahlan. I shall post some of them upon return from the US. Also, a source in Ramallah has been writing to me about public displeasure with the thuggery by some armed groups there. More later.
This is dumb: “CIA analysts forced 30 flights to be cancelled and raised the US terror alert from yellow to orange because they thought that al-Qaida was sending hidden messages through the headlines of the Arabic television news channel al-Jazeera, it has been revealed.”
This is Zionism: “An Israeli soldier who refused to demolish buildings in the Gaza Strip was jailed yesterday for 56 days for refusing to obey orders.”
I have received this message, and I could not verify the information. But if anybody knows anything, please let me know:“Dear AsÃ™â€žd, I want to appeal to your strong sense of compassion as a colleague and a fellow Middle-Easterner. One of my dearest friends, Farshid Faraji, an independent Iranian documentary filmmaker, has recently been arrested [...]