Archive for January 28, 2006
“CIA Broadens Aim in Hunt for Al Qaeda: ‘Targeted killing’ with missile-firing drones has been expanded. Some voice concern over civilian deaths and sovereignty issues.”
Musharraf loves sovereignty: “While this [strike] is a violation of our sovereignty, I also consider the presence of al Qaeda and foreigners a violation of our sovereignty.”
“Daoud reiterated a statement in his 1999 autobiography that the intent was never to kill the Israeli athletes. He was also quoted as saying the 11 members of the Black September group killed by Israeli agents through the 1970s were the wrong people. “The people who were shot all had nothing to do with Munich,” [...]
Suddenly, the Washington Post and Western governments will now shed tears over the plight of Arab secularists. Let the crying festival begin, NOW.
“Blair and Bush ‘conspired to go to war regardless of United Nations’” (No. Really?)
“Washington refused to listen to Israeli warnings that unsupervised democracy will bring Islamists to power.”
I wish Arabs would stop exaggerating the powers and knowledge of the Mossad: “Both Military Intelligence and the Shin Bet predicted a Fatah victory with a small majority over the Hamas.”
Demagogue of the Year: Muhammad Dahlan said in a speech that “we have to insist on accountability from those [in Fath] who got us to those ordeals.” Like YOU?
” The incoming Hamas government will move quickly to make Islamic sharia Гўв‚¬Е“a sourceГўв‚¬Вќ of law in the West Bank and Gaza Strip and will overhaul the Palestinian education system to separate boys and girls and introduce a more Islamic curriculum, a senior official in the movement said yesterday.” (thanks Amal) If this is their [...]
Khalid Mish`al of Hamas, in a reference to Bush’s doctrine, said today: “They want democracy. Welcome. This is the result of democracy.”
There were Isreali generals/academics (like Y. Harkabi) who made careers out of dissecting the words of Fath/PLO. We will now witness an era where Israeli generals/academics will dissect the charter of Hamas. Don’t enjoy.
The last-minute rolling of Marwan Barghuti for Al-Arabiyya TV to boost the chances of Fath, looks more suspicious now. It also increases my continuous suspicions of Barghuti.
Sa’ib `Urayqat was asking Hamas for its program. He was right: today, Hamas leader Khalid Mish’al, spoke about dealing with “extreme realism” with the effects of Oslo. He did not define such a political term. But what has been the program of Fath since Oslo? I mean, aside from full compliance with Israeli/US wishes.
“Spielberg: I believe that Israel’s prime minister had to respond to the monstrous provocation of Munich: Jews were being killed in Germany, and that at the Olympic Games. She could not let an act with such historical implications, such a gross transgression by the Black September movement, go unpunished. Munich was a national trauma for [...]
This is something that always bothered me about many Muslims: their sense of outrage is so odd, to me at least. They get more upset over cartoons in a Danish newspaper than about American or Israeli occupations, or about poverty and oppression. “Kuwait strongly condemns insult of Holy Prophet in Danish papers.”
“U.S. Troops in Iraq Held Insurgents’ Wives to Get Husbands to Surrender”
For those who like paragraphs. Angry Arab paragraphed.
Ulysses deriding Polyphemus – Homer’s Odyssey, 1829. Turner, Joseph Mallord William.
“Rumsfeld’s Roadmap to Propaganda” (thanks Laleh)