Archive for October 22, 2005
The Arab League’s budget is $18 million per year (less than the amount of money spent by King Fahd on one casino table in one night in the 1970s–but I would not give any money to the Arab league under its current management and under the current Arab state system). 14$ million of the budget [...]
Former Lebanese communist leader, Karim Muruwwah says: “We should put Lenin on trial.” Angry Arab says: No, we should put people like Karim Muruwwah on trial. They, not Lenin, were responsible for the Stalinization and the ossification of the communist movement in Lebanon. People like him turned the Communist Party first into a tool of [...]
Harirism of the Day. I am not making this up. In the address that mini-Hariri gave to the Lebanese people, he said that his father was not assassinated “by accident.”
Let me report to you the coherent and consistent position of the Syrian government toward the Mehlis Report: the Syrian government considers the report full of “lies and deception” but expresses its determination to cooperate with the Mehlis investigation. Do you see what kind of governments the Arab people live under (and suffer)?
The magnificent sketch artists of Lebanese police: an entire force of Lebanese police stormed into the house of a Lebanese citizen yesterday because he looked like the recent sketch of a wanted suspect (shown above). In a short time, it became clear that person in custody was not the wanted man. He was released, and [...]
Karen Hughes, a historian of modern Iraq.
“Howard Zinn: Vision and Voice”
This is what it really is about, Lebanonese foolish naivite notwithstanding: “the United States was determined to rely on the report’s damning of Damascus to further its campaign to isolate Syria, which it holds responsible for financing anti-Israel guerrilla groups and encouraging insurgents crossing its border into Iraq.”
My review of the Simpsons (and here I am identified as “An Arab TV critic”)
Dowd on Miller
“Zentraler Zeuge in Mehlis-Report ist verurteilter BetrÃƒÂ¼ger” (If Rif`at Al-Asad is involved, then you know the results)
From Elie Kan`an’s exhibit in Beirut.
Today was a very difficult day for Sa`d Hariri. His aides read him an abstract of the executive summary of the executive summary of the executive summary of the executive summary of the executive summary of the Mehlis Report. He was devastated when he learned that his father was actually murdered. “Why didn’t anybody tell [...]
From Tabaqat Ash-Sha`rani (my translation): “If you see a policeman sleeping during prayer time, don’t wake him up. He may wake up and harm people.” (Sufyan Ath-Thawri)