Archive for August 7, 2005
Unfortunately, I am a vegetarian. But I am curious about the newly advertised Burger King’s Chicken Fries. Has anybody tried them? Let me know. They look deliciously intriguing. (No, this is NOT a paid advertisement–I just saw them on TV).
This is a view from Ba`alshmayy (I think).
An old house in Zahlah.
Lebanonese nationalists are very proud of this Bardawni “river” in Zahlah.
A view in Zahlah.
I was looking for the oldest house in the old section in Zahlah. This man stopped me and asked why I would not take his picture. I said: “You are right. Why would I not take your picture.” And there was this picture. (Notice the baladi eggplants to his immediate right).
“Why America Is More Dependent Than Ever on Saudi Arabia”
Saudi Says Ties with U.S. ‘Couldn’t Be Better’
Bush’s Islamic Republic: “The Iraqi prime minister said Friday that the country’s leading Shiite Muslim cleric hopes the constitution being drawn up will enshrine Islam as the main source of legislation.”
“CIA Commander: We Let bin Laden Slip Away”
“Media Flagstones Along a Path to War on Iran”
“In Finland’s Footsteps: If We’re So Rich and Smart, Why Aren’t We More Like Them? Finns have one of the world’s most generous systems of state-funded educational, medical and welfare services, from pregnancy to the end of life. They pay nothing for education at any level, including medical school or law school. Their medical care, [...]
US government must be so pleased with Al-Arabiyya TV. The other day, Al-Arabiyya repeatedly aired training footage by Al-Qa`idah, in which trainees railed against the US, and threatened violence. If Al-Jazeera had aired that tape, Rumsfeld would have publicly denounced it. I would argue that Israel must also be so pleased with Al-Arabiyya. On the [...]
It is another day. US occupation soldiers in Iraq must have arrested yet another “senior aide” to Zarqawi. This would make him the senior aide number 50000th.
The “liberation” of Iraqi women: “Fighting to Preserve Women’s Rights in Iraq: After seeing an erosion of their freedoms, activists are battling a push to replace civil law with Islamic Sharia in the draft constitution.”
“Sixty years and 242,437 lives later, Hiroshima remembers”
“Liberation” never stops: American occupation soldiers…still “liberating” Iraqis.
My article on King Fahd in Taiwan News.
“Flashy, raucous, sad: the Jimi Hendrix experience”