Archive for August 1, 2005
“US, Israel working to mend rifts” (Rifts? What rifts?)
“Suspect’s tale of travel and torture”
The US military has kept two ethnic Uighur Muslims from a troubled Chinese region at its Guantanamo ‘war on terror’ detention camp even though they have been found not to be “enemy combatants.”
“The Department of Defense has developed a new strategy in counterterrorism that would increase military activities on American soil, particularly in the area of intelligence gathering.”
Which is which, o fans of the House of Saud? Jihad Al-Khazin here offers his eulogy of the King of Saudi Arabia. Al-Khazin is a widely read gifted columnist for Al-Hayat newspaper whose specialty is writing fawning eulogies for the oil princes of the Gulf. He makes all of them brilliant, and great advocates for [...]
Arab media stress, when they list the “contributions of King Fahd” the expansion of the Mosque in Mecca which cost some $30 billion. That money could have fed so many people, built so many houses and hospitals. But the King had his priorities, intended not for piety but for purposes of political legitimacy and the [...]
Lies of the House of Saud: This article appeared in the Saudi elaph “news” website LAST THURSDAY. It is titled: “Fahd Recovered and Happiness Prevails.”
For those who care, and those who do not prostrate themselves to barrels of crude oil, I shall be delivering an Angry “eulogy” for King Fahd tomorrow morning (5:30AM Pacific Time, 3:30PM Beirut Hummus Time zone) on Democracy Now. You may listen live (or watch on Dish Network). How can I keep my cool? How [...]
The entrance to the resort mountain town of Sawfar, where we spent every summer until the beginning of the civil war.
So many of my pictures were ruined by those always present electric cables and poles.
Near `Alayy (I think).
Looking below from `Alayy.
King Fahd is Dead: And the Oppressive Kingdom lives on…with Western support. If only you heard Khalid Mish`al (of the Hamas Movement) talk about King Fahd on Al-Arabiyya TV, and later on Dubai TV, this morning. I experienced something a step worse than nausea as a sensation. But this is the legacy of King Fahd: [...]
For all to see: this is the “quality” of Democratic opposition to the Republican Party:“I told him my key question is this: Is he an ideologue?Why would you ask him that? No one would openly call himself an ideologue.Some people are proud to be ideologues.Name one.Lenin.Who is not exactly current.Thank God!”
Oil money: let them eat…TV stations. “55 new Free To Air Sat TV stations have started broadcasting in the last 18 months, bringing the total to 155 FTA Arab Sat TV stations. “
“Plenty of food – yet the poor are starving”
“Men’s desire for bigger and bigger breasts, and clothes commonly associated with prostitution, has resulted from the mass consumption of pornography.”…After the US invasion of Afghanistan, for example, beauty clinics opened up all over the country, offering cosmetics as an antidote to the enforced wearing of the burka. “You’d have thought the women would have [...]
“5,000 US Troops Have Gone AWOLGetting Out of Iraq…One Way or Another”
“Signatures of one million Iraqis rejecting occupation”