Archive for September, 2005
So much for fighting for the principle: “New York Times reporter jailed for refusing to testify about leak of a covert CIA officer’s identity released after agreeing to give evidence.”
“White farmer sentenced to life for killing black worker by throwing him into lion enclosure.”
Dictators you like and support: “Libya: Web Writer’s Arrest Stifles Debate”
That is how American correspondents report about the Middle East: “To reach the headquarters of the Iraqi Navy in the port of Umm Qasr, my U.S. Navy escort and I had to drive in from Kuwait. We were met at the border by two jeeps with the Royal Marines who escorted us to Umm Qasr [...]
The real cost of Zionism: “Total daily numbers of deaths & injuries – West Bank & Gaza”
Full text. “Behind Closed Doors: Human Rights Abuses in the Psychiatric Facilities, Orphanages and Rehabilitation Centers of Turkey”
Brent Sadler of CNN: this Beirut correspondent is really quite funny. I mean really. Not Family Guy funny, but boring propagandist funny. I mean he should end his reports from Beirut by “…brought to you by the Hariri family.” It is that bad and that blatant. I do not have evidence that he is on [...]
Jeune homme triste dans un train. Marcel Duchamp.
Destroyed by Israel. Palestinians at where a house once stood.
Patriotic Porn: “Army Won’t Pursue Charges in Porn Site Case”
Update: Karen Hughes in Arabia. “A group of Turkish women confronted Undersecretary of State Karen Hughes on Wednesday with heated complaints about the war in Iraq, turning a session designed to highlight the empowerment of women into a raw display of anger at U.S. policy.”
The Old “New” Lebanon: Since I was a kid, I hear Lebanonese nationalists talking about Lubnan Al-Jadid (the New Lebanon). Yet, it is only the very old Lebanon that keeps coming back. There is NO New Lebanon. Only the old one persists, even when it changes colors and clothings.
This is “liberated” Afghanistan: “1979 fault lines in Afghanistan”
Now this is the result of the Bush’s doctrine: “Iranians held pro-nuclear rally in Tehran Wednesday.”
The theft of the culture is no less offensive than the theft of the land. Here the New York Times speaks about Shawarma and falafil and Arabic bread as “authentic Israeli food.” What do you say to that? Now I am not a nationalist purist; I am not even a nationalist. I in fact prefer [...]
“Ex-army officers attack ‘chaos’ of Iraqi regime”
It seems that not only are the Taliban back in Afghanistan, but Al-Qa`idah seems to have returned too.
This is Zionism: Israeli occupation forces in South Lebanon, yet again, kidnapped a 15-year old shepherd. He was later released.
Karen Hughes: busy changing the minds of Arabs and Muslims about the US.
Academics for Bush (and his wars): Fouad Ajami Analyzes the Arab Natives for You. He has one of his usual pieces in the Wall Street Journal (thanks John and Walter). It is really your typical Fouad Ajami (and recently his obedient imitator `Abdur-Rahman Ar-Rashid’s) style: “that, look at me, how civilized I am, and how [...]