Archive for August 27, 2005
Palestinians are labeled terrorists for any act of resistance against occupation, even if directed at Israeli military targets. Israelis, on the other hand, can even brag in the US press about partaking in a terrorist occupation. Just look at this propaganda piece: would a US newspaper, any US newspaper, publish a Palestinian when bragging that [...]
“The Photos Washington Doesn’t Want You To See”
“The first poll, conducted by phone among a nationwide sample of 1,004 Americans between June 1 and June 13, reveals that the public’s response to U.S. foreign policy is not uniform. Although Americans are sharply divided on some questions, other issues garner powerful majorities either in favor of or opposed to the government’s policies. The [...]
“What We Know”
I really like the Syrian dialect of Arabic. Gulf Arabic is also close to the standard Fusha (classical) Arabic.
“A Tale of Two Wars In Baghdad, I Hear Echoes of Saigon in ’67″
“Now Showing: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly AmericansExporting the Wrong Picture”
“Iraq reconstruction shows ‘limited progress’: Need for extra security, money lost to corruption, hinder rebuilding efforts.”
“Iraqi activist taken up by Bush recants her views”
It is official now: “Iraq takes yet another step closer to civil war.” (But Bush is still making “progress”, no?)
A house in Jummayzah in Beirut. I liked the green in the windows.
Two Palestinians near the massive Israeli racist barrier. Is it not amazing that the state that is constructing this in the 21st century to lock up occupied populations is still lauded and praised in the US (and Micronesia)?
“The Bush administration is replacing the director of a small but critical branch of the Justice Department, months after he complained that senior political officials at the department were seeking to play down newly compiled data on the aggressive police treatment of black and Hispanic drivers.”
Bush meets the press: “And later, a small handful watched askance as the rest fawned over Bush, following him around in packs every time he moved.”