Archive for September 19, 2005
“U.S. Claims Success in Iraq Despite Onslaught”
How many times do I have to tell you that I don’t love Raymond. I don’t even like him.
Guess who is behind the Iraqi insurgency? I just heard this on Al-Iraqiyya TV. This TV Channel was set up by the occupation authority and basically emulates the “media” of one-party (or no-party) police states in the region. I just heard this “broadcaster” say that the Iraqi insurgency is funded by “European Leftist political parties.” [...]
“At Bremerhaven Zoo in Germany, earlier this year, tests were carried out on five pairs of Humboldt penguins which had not succeeded in breeding, and three of the pairings were found to be homosexual.”
“Western observers reacted with embarrassment and dismay yesterday that turn-out in Afghanistan’s parliamentary election was 20 per cent lower than in the presidential election last year.”
“The day that Iraqi anger exploded in the face of the British occupiers“
“Shalom: In 6 months, Iran may have nuke know-how” (ANGRY ARAB: ISRAEL HAS NUKES NOW)
Dictatorships that you like and adore: “Uzbeks accused of torture in wake of massacre” (Annan will not call for an investigation. He is too busy with Hariri investigation)
Meet the Puppets that US Installed in Iraq: “”What Shaalan and his ministry were responsible for is possibly the largest robbery in the world. Our estimates begin at $1.3bn [Ã‚Â£720m] and go up to $2.3bn,” Judge Radhi, who is Iraq’s senior anti-corruption official, told Reuters.”
So the New York Times has a typical fluff farewell piece in praise of the outgoing US ambassador in Israel. It concludes: “By most accounts Mr. Kurtzer…did his job well.” How does the New York Times reach that conclusion? Well, you have to interview somebody who represents the superior people, and not the subject natives [...]
When an Empire that Exists No More Acts Like an Empire: “British troops used tanks last night to break down the walls of a prison in the southern Iraqi city of Basra and free two undercover British soldiers who were seized earlier in the day by local police. An official from the Iraqi interior ministry [...]
Reading the Lebanese right-wing Lebanese newspaper An-Nahar , which had a semblance of the fake objectivity of the Western press in the pre-war (pre-1975) period, is to encounter a media source that is more rabid and more unsophisticated and more blatantly propagandistic than Fox News. I kid you not. I mean there is no way [...]
Myths about Lebanon in Lebanon: I have always wanted to write a book about Lebanese myths, not only on the political level. There is a national narcissism that afflicts the Lebanese political and popular cultures. I just read this article on Jubran (you call him Kahlil Gibran here in the US): and Jubran (who was [...]
Hoping to “explain” the presence of Saudi infiltrators in Iraq, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat carried a front page story according to which one Saudi infiltrator claimed that he was kidnapped by “rebels”, and drugged, and then sent on a suicidal mission. To make the story more believable, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat added that “US military officials” confirmed his story [...]
This is the best and most informative article that you will read on Syria by my dear friend (and former student).
Counter-offensive: Your Favorite Crooks in Power. Former Iraqi puppet defense minister, Hazim Sha`lan (a former henchman for Saddam who, according to documents found after the collapse of the regime, worked for Saddam’s mukhabarat), appeared on AlJazeera AND Al-Arabiyya to defend himself from accusations of corruption. We only are talking about some $1 billion here, which [...]
Now I understand. A few days ago I was wondering what right-wing Lebanese Dayr Al-Qamar’s mayor, Duri Sham`un, was doing in Saudi Arabia. Today, he explained. He said that his visit to Saudi Arabia was “an obligation [for him] as duty required that I offer condolences for the death of King Fahd….” He also added [...]
Wanted Urgently: Saudi-funded Arab media are desparately searching for former Arab Leftists and former Arab nationalists. They are highly desired in the Arab media because they can use their previously acquired polemical and political skills for the cause of the oil barrels.
Occupation and Its Vehicles: I saw that under Israeli occupation in South Lebanon. When occupation arrives to a land, it has to create its puppets and vehicles. I noticed that on the pro-Saudi/pro-US occupation TV “news” station, Al-Arabiyya TV, there is a very large supply of unending commercials and announcements by a group that calls [...]
(You can’t accuse her of not spreading “liberty” in the region, and upholding human rights)SECRETARY RICE: “I think that it is paying off for Libya in the sense that American companies are there, that we are having this meeting and that we are talking about how to continue and push forward our relationship. But I [...]