Archive for November, 2005

Israeli occupation soldiers bravely facing terrorist Palestinian children.

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

Islam is not the solution. But neither is democracy.

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

Red Boat with Blue Sail, 1906-07. Odilon Redon.

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

“As part of an information offensive in Iraq, the U.S. military is secretly paying Iraqi newspapers to publish stories written by American troops in an effort to burnish the image of the U.S. mission in Iraq. The articles, written by U.S. military “information operations” troops, are translated into Arabic and placed in Baghdad newspapers with […]

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

Limbo is in….limbo: “It is an odd place. The inhabitants include Plato, Moses, Abraham and lots of babies. Now after more than 700 years of shadowy existence, limbo faces closure. The world’s 30 leading Roman Catholic theologians were meeting behind closed doors in the Vatican yesterday to discuss a document which would sweep the concept […]

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

I present this news item to all the American liberals who for decades and years championed and supported him: “Peres prepares to leave Labour to join Sharon”

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

Two rival Maronite groups clashed in Zgharta in north Lebanon. Supporters of Sulayman Franjiyyah clashed with supporters of Nayla Mu`awwad. Is Bush still giddy about the “new Lebanon”?

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

This is Zionism.

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

It is a tough call: but Syrian propaganda seems as stupid as Hariri propaganda. And Syrian government seems to be emulating the patriotic manifestations of the Hummus revolution. Syrian flags are now displayed throughout Syria.

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

A new study in Lebanon reveals that 43.3% of Lebanese physicians are smokers. (100 % are Hummus addicts).

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

The Director General of the Internal Security Forces in Lebanon (Ashraf Rifi, a Hariri functionary) replied to the statements of Husam Husam. His statement said that Husam’s statements are “mostly untrue.” All other Hariri functionaries, including the Lebanese Minister of Interior, have responded to Husam. They all basically said that in effect Husam is a […]

Posted on November 30, 2005 by As'ad

This is the real Ramsey Clark. Here, he justified Saddam’s mass murders: “”He had this huge war going on, and you have to act firmly when you have an assassination attempt,” he said.”

Posted on November 29, 2005 by As'ad

More “heroism” of Israeli occupation soldiers.

Posted on November 29, 2005 by As'ad

“Get the hell out of the car. We plan to “liberate” you.” This Iraqi family was forced out of their car while US troops searched it.

Posted on November 29, 2005 by As'ad

Flower Clouds, c. 1903. Odilon Redon.

Posted on November 29, 2005 by As'ad

“I said to the President, ‘We’re not winning the war.’ And he asked, ‘Are we losing?’ I said, ‘Not yet.’ ” The President, he said, “appeared displeased” with that answer.”

Posted on November 29, 2005 by As'ad

If politics in what later become Lebanon in the 19th century was defined by a Druze-Maronite conflict, and if the Sunni-Maronite conflict defined modern Lebanon, the Sunni Shi`ite conflict will define the next stage of political conflict in Lebanon. The Christian factor will not be the decisive one on its own. In fact, it will […]

Posted on November 28, 2005 by As'ad

“Militants Allegedly Operating Within Iraqi Police” (No. Really?)

Posted on November 28, 2005 by As'ad

Sometimes I feel that the Arab masses are collectively taking a nap.

Posted on November 28, 2005 by As'ad

The Empire, Naked. Today I had a choice. I asked myself this: shall I insert a screw drive deep inside my ear, or shall I start reading this new book The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib, edited by Karen Greenberg and Joshua Dratel and published by Cambridge University Press. Unfortunately, I settled on […]

Posted on November 28, 2005 by As'ad