Archive for January 9, 2006
That’s what the world needs. UN forces now kill in the name of “collateral damage” too: ” The UN has for the first time admitted that a number of innocent civilians may have become “collateral victims” and killed during a controversial raid by peacekeeping forces in Haiti.”
“Jordan on Sunday approved an agreement that gives American citizens in Jordan immunity against prosecution for war crimes by the International Criminal Court” (thanks Amal).
Today I heard Abu Mazen say that he received “assurances” from the US about voting in East Jerusalem. I still remember US assurances in 1982 weeks prior to the Sabra and Shatila massacres about the protection of Palestinian civilians in Lebanon.
Today in a newscast on Al-Arabiyya TV, I was told that Ariel Sharon moved his leg. This is media globalization.
Well, I have been assuming that Bush is the only person out there who thinks that Bush is making progress in Iraq. Not so. Lebanese Forces militia leader, Samir Ja`ja`, also thinks that Bush is making progress, according to his interview with LBC-TV. But then again, Ja`ja`s specialty during the war was the killing of [...]
“Clinton: Sharon’s Stroke a Blow to Peace” (I mean has there been a person who has perfected the art of demagoguery and political and moral cowardice more than this man? Really? What “peace” is he talking about?)
“30,000? No. 100,000? No. How Many Iraqis Have Died Since the US Invasion in 2003?” (For me the question is: how many Americans care?)
Asher B. Durand’s “Black Mountain From the Harbor Islands, Lake George, N.Y., 1875,”
“Space tourists must be screened to ensure they are not terrorists, according to proposed regulations from the US Federal Aviation Administration.” (There goes Lebanonese plans to make Tabbulah in zero-gravity). (thanks Seham)
“The majority of women would prefer to be slimmer than have a higher IQ, instant wealth or a date with the celebrity of their dreams.” (thanks Amina)
Having won hearts, minds, and ears among Muslims/Arabs, the US is now winning hearts and minds in Africa.
“France: Institutional Racism?”
“The 500 companies listed on Norway’s stock exchange face being shut down unless they install women on their boards over the next two years in a radical initiative imposed by a government determined to help women break through the “glass ceiling”.”
“The births of up to 10 million girls in India may have been prevented by selective abortion in the past 20 years”
The difference between Hariri and Mbeki is 37bn: “Mbeki unveils Ã‚Â£37bn spending plan for poor“
“American troops in Baghdad yesterday blasted their way into the home of an Iraqi journalist working for the Guardian and Channel 4, firing bullets into the bedroom where he was sleeping with his wife and children.”
Waiting for Gasoline in Iraq: the country with the second largest proven oil reserves in the world.
An Egyptian Shaykh, Rashad Hasan Khalil, has issued a fatwa (not to be confused with the fatwas of CAIR in Washington, DC) to the effect that it is prohibited for married couple to take off their clothes during sex, and that such a behavior would nullify that marriage contract. But the secretary of Fatwa at [...]