Archive for January 11, 2006
Top is a picture of my aunt; above is a picture of my aunt killed. My aunt (a favorite aunt), 78, Nabilah AbuKhalil, the last surviving sister of my late father, was killed by two robbers at her house in Qana, near Tyre in Lebanon two days ago. The person who murdered her used to [...]
I am not making this up: “Turmoil in Iraq Is Part of Progress, Bush Says.”
The US Army’s journal, Military Review, now has an Arabic edition. This is by far the worst translation into Arabic that I have seen. As if was translated by one of those internet websites’ tools of translation. Judge for yourself. It is laughable.
This is Zionism. And why Cyprus is the only democracy in the Middle East: “Six Palestinians were arrested [by Israeli police] Wednesday for hanging campaign posters on billboards in East Jerusalem ahead of the Palestinian parliament elections set for January 25.”
“A senior British officer has criticised the US army for its conduct in Iraq, accusing it of institutional racism, moral righteousness, misplaced optimism, and of being ill-suited to engage in counter-insurgency operations.” Here is the full text of the article by the British officer in Military Review journal.
Le Bouddha, c. 1905. Odilon Redon.
I am told that all those who answer to the Saudi royal family in Lebanon were officially informed that the stability of the Syrian regime is a “red line” for the Saudi government. I find it cute when Arab dictatorships hold hands.
Thomas Friedman (who presumably wants people like Zarqawi to lead the Arab world) writes about Sharon’s “his finest and wisest hour”. (Let us hope that the New York Times website does not change my words into praise for Friedman again).
Today, Muqtada As-Sadr met with King `Abdullah of Saudi Arabia. He may now get eager to pursue the killers of Hariri.
Amnesty International: “Guantanamo detainees: 4 years without justice”