Archive for January 21, 2006
I wrote before: I don’t trust Marwan Barghuti. I fully trust, for example, Ahmad Sa`dat. The Israeli government has conveniently and innocently permitted AlArabiyya TV to conduct an interview with Barghuti two days before the elections-under-occupation. This is clearly an attempt to support the Dahlan faction.
This is the most sincere and honest Syrian dissident. Haytham Manna` analyzes the Syrian opposition.
“U.N. Reports Lack of Data on Women in Poverty”
“U.S. Goals Adapt to New Iraq: Disappointed with vote results, Washington is now focused on keeping security forces out of the hands of religious or nationalist parties”
“Spinoza stymies ‘God’s attorney’”
“The Isolation Pendulum: Expect a Cyclical U.S. Retreat From World Affairs After the Iraq War”
“In Bolivia, a $100 Million Question: President-Elect May End Support for U.S.-Funded Coca Eradication”
“The latest edition of Elie Wiesel’s Holocaust remembrance, “Night,” corrects several small factual errors, it was reported Thursday.”
“Bishara says Arab vote for a Zionist party would be ‘shameful’” (Who can disagree?)
“INDIA’S MORAL POLICE”
A whole political crisis grips Kuwait in the wake of the death of the Emir, and I remember reading (see previous posts) the day after his death various articles in the Western and Arabic press about the “smooth transition” in Kuwait. This can only prove that…Splenda is not a bad sugar substitute.
Dispatch from Hummus Square in Beirut: My friend S. sent me this from Beirut:“Yesterday, S. and I went to Sahet el-Hirriyyeh to attend a concert in support of siyadeh, hirriyyeh, istiÃ¢â‚¬â„¢lal. There must have been around 400 people only, and the average age must have been 17. It was pathetic. The main reason we went [...]
A sign that democracy has come to Afghanistan: “Gap between rich and poor widens in Afghanistan: Some buy watches for $4,000, others heat homes with dung”
By Egyptian artist Umar Najdi.
” Danish T-shirts ‘to fund rebels’” (thanks Laleh)