Archive for December 19, 2005
“FBI counterterrorism investigators are monitoring domestic U.S. advocacy groups engaged in antiwar, environmental, civil rights and other causes”
For those who care, my participation yesterday on Forum. (You can click on “Listen to the Show”. Yes, it is this one although my name is not listed as I was late in confirming. Angry Arab sounded Angrier)
Tone and Content. I read the text of Bush’s speech. And then I read the “analysis” of the New York Times and Washington Post. Both thought that his speech was “humble.” But they focused on the tone. For me (who does not care about the “tone,” whatever that means) the content was as arrogant as [...]
Strategic Pleading by Syrian poet Muhammad Al-Maghut (my translation): “While sitting behind my desk in the bottomof society, there came to my attentiondispersed voices from everywhereStreets: don’t clean usglass: don’t wipe ustrees: don’t water usthe hungry: don’t feed ustraitors: don’t exonerate usmartyrs: don’t bury usthe displaced: don’t shelter usthe children: don’t breastfeed usthe injured: don’t [...]
Palestians holding pictures of family members still held in Israeli occupation jails.
Two days after the elections in Iraq, the Iraqi prime minister announced an increase in the price of gasoline. Also, I read somewhere that the ballot boxes that the Iraqi government (or the US) bought from Iraq cost the Iraqi people more than $90. Somebody must have gotten rich from that deal. If that money [...]
What’s with this guy? “No more Western music, Iran president decrees” (thanks Keyan) Do you think that this will get more attention than Israeli killing of Palestinians?
Bush Doctrine and Bolivia: “Bolivia seems to have made history after Evo Morales, a native American who has styled himself Washington’s “nightmare”, claimed an overwhelming victory in the presidential election.”
“A far-right group intends to build fifteen new illegal outposts across the West Bank”
“Health officials in Brazil have launched an investigation after claims that at least 10 impoverished Brazilians from an Amazon village may have contracted malaria while being used as human “guinea pigs” during a study by an American university.”
Which is Which O New York Times? Does the New York Times even remember its own words? This is almost cute; almost romantic. The New York Times discovers Lebanon, and falls in love with its sovereignty. This is just an amazing editorial. This is the newspaper that cheered Israeli invasions, bombings, and occupations of Lebanon. [...]
“Working-age Americans who make $50,000 to $100,000 a year are two to six times more generous in the share of their investment assets that they give to charity than those Americans who make more than $10 million”
“U.S. Operated Secret Ã¢â‚¬ËœDark PrisonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ in Kabul”
Dictatorships you like: “Saudi Arabia: Court Orders Eye to Be Gouged Out“
“Former Iraqi prime minister Ayad Allawi’s hopes of taking significant numbers of votes from Iraq’s religious parties in last week’s election appeared to suffer a major blow last night.” And this `Allawi, who did not mind US/UK intervention on his behalf in the last election–and in this I am certain, is now blaming his defeat [...]
The “free” press: “The president was so desperate to kill The New York TimesÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ eavesdropping story, he summoned the paperÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s editor and publisher to the Oval Office.”
So who is behind the New York Sun? (thaks Noah)
Saddam and his tales.
Sometimes politics in the US just amazes me. So the US public shows very little approval of the job that Bush is doing, and shows very little confidence in the US war in Iraq. So what does Bush do? He gives series of speeches on Iraq. What did that do? Well, it substantially increased his [...]
I wish that Samir Quntar, the dean of the Lebanese prisoners in Israeli jails, would stop sending his telegrams to Lebanese newspapers from jail. I mean do we really need to hear his praise for Hariri, and now for Tuwayni?