Archive for July 18, 2005
Please don’t be upset but it looks like the leaders of “liberated” Afghanistan include people who “committed wartime atrocities”. In other news, members of the US Congress are still standing due to an unending standing ovation that started last year during a visit by chief US puppet Karzai.
News from “liberated” Afghanistan: “The fledgling efforts toward establishing the rule of law in Afghanistan took a great leap backward last month. In secret, President Hamid Karzai ordered the execution of Abdullah Shah, a man who could have revealed atrocities committed by one of Karzai’s closest advisers.”
“Britain’s position as a subordinate ally of the United States has been a “high-risk policy” that has left it vulnerable to terrorist attacks such as the recent bombings of London’s transportation system, according to a briefing paper released early Monday by one of the country’s most prominent foreign affairs research groups.”
Now he is speaking. A former member of the Iraqi puppet government (Duhan al-Hasan) of the chief puppet Iyad `Allawi gave an interview to Al-Hayat the other day. He said that the puppet government could not make any decision (in security and defense realms), and that the US government made the decisions. He said: “they [...]
“President Bush authorized covert plans last year to support the election campaigns of Iraqis with close ties to the White House, but government and intelligence officials said yesterday the plan was scrapped before the January vote.” I read this in the Washington Post, and believe the first part of the sentence, and strongly disbelieve the [...]
Who is fighting in Iraq? I talked to a well-known Arab nationalist leader who has close ties to people and groups in Iraq, and others, and have formed the following impression of Iraqi developments. The media are exaggerating the role of Zarqawi and his savage gangs, and that may be not only due to ignorance [...]
Olivier Roy’s last insight was a while back.
“The heart of Simone de Beauvoir”
“Neo-Con Novels” (I can neither stomach their fiction or non-fiction)
The capital of ranking: Lebanon. One of the many things that I detest about Lebanon and its culture is the obsession with ranking. Everything is ranked in a country that officially does not have a caste system but practices one that is more rigid than in 18th century India. Even kids are ranked: parents rank [...]