Archive for January 13, 2006
” Millionaire ‘thug’ beat homeless”
“How the FBI Spied on Edward Said”
“Foreign fighters flood into Afghanistan”
Preparations for next war and occupation: “Another clear lesson is that the United States must be better prepared for the post-conflict phase should we find ourselves in similar military situations in the future. The administration has made a good start by setting up offices of reconstruction in the State and Defense Departments. But the effort [...]
“Two of Zimbabwe’s most prominent opposition figures on Thursday accused their longtime leader, Morgan Tsvangirai, of condoning violence, undermining democracy and adopting the authoritarian style of the man they once hoped he would unseat, President Robert Mugabe.”
“Saudi ‘negligence’ blamed for Haj pilgrim stampede” (A Saudi dissident group is blaming the government for pushing pilgrims to make way for a “VIP”)
“Israel urges sanctions against Iran because of its nuclear ambitions” (Angry Arab urges sanctions against Israel because of its nuclear WEAPONS–and weapons hurt more than ambitions)
Saudi and Western media have reported that Ariel Sharon moved his leg. Victims of Qibya, the 20,000 Lebanese and Palestinian victims of the Israeli invasion of 1982, and the victims of Sabra and Shatila have not been able to move their legs or hands for decades. They are all dead.
“A bias towards boys is unbalancing Asia”
“War-torn Chechnya must embrace polygamy to counter a gender imbalance caused by years of armed conflict, says the pro-Kremlin head of the militia that enforces control in most of the republic.” (thanks Julie)
Somebody has to write a book one day about the kitsch and vulgarities of the Lebanonese “revolution”. Today, it reached a new low. The right-wing organizers of the Hummus Tent in downtown Beirut, announced the formation of a “martyrs’ garden.” OK.
This is what Jumblat says to non-Arab media: Neo-conservative Michael Young talks to neo-conservative feudal landlord/sectarian civil warlord/scion of medieval dynasty, Walid Jumblat.
Beatrice, 1885. Odilon Redon.
21 Best Books in Middle East Studies? So a group at American University of Cairo mailed 200 professors of Middle East studies asking them for their nomination for the best 21 books in Middle East studies. 52 professors replied, and here are the results. I was one of the 52, and agree with most titles [...]
“Two years ago, a clothes shop opened in LA selling bright basics made, it boasted, in sweatshop-free conditions. Today American Apparel is the biggest clothes manufacturer in the US – but its ethical reputation has been soured by allegations of sexual exploitation.” (thanks Ema)
“The use of ultrasound equipment to determine the sex of an unborn child – introduced to India in 1979 – has now spread to every district in the country. The study found it played a crucial role in thetermination of an estimated 10 million female fetuses in the two decades leading up to 1998, and [...]
“Army Papers Show Abuse Case Closed Without a Full Inquiry”
The King of Saudi Arabia calls himself the “Servant of the Two Holy Sites.” He can’t even protect the pilgrims. And Saudi propagandists today were blaming the “Asians.”
“Army Documents Confirming that Black Ops “Special Access Program” Unit Covered Up Detainee Abuse” (thanks Amina)