Archive for February 5, 2006
When Danish Cartoons Hit Lebanon: How Hariri Inc Unleashed Al-Qa`idah in Lebanon. Today, the affair of the Danish Cartoons reached Lebanon. And in Lebanon, always, everything takes a sectarian cast; and every event seems to push the country further to the brink of civil strife. Demonstrators torched the Danish Embassy, but after being– according to [...]
I stand corrected. Amer brought evidence that Denmark does not have one of the highest percentages of foreign born populations. As usual when I print corrections. Don’t let it detract from my long record of infallibility.
There is no accountability in the press. You will find that WP and NYT will print silly corrections, about the wrong date or the wrong pictures. But they will rarely apologize to their readers for their erroneous and fallacious coverage of world affairs. How will Hassan Fattah of the New York Times or David Ignatius [...]
The is the Abbas government: “The Palestinian attorney general said he had uncovered the theft or misuse of $700m (Ã‚Â£400m) of public funds, and suspects much more has gone missing, in an inquiry into widespread official corruption.”
I can’t believe that the Guardian would print such an article, rehashing old Orientalist cliches from the 19th century, if not earlier.
Her brother was shot by Israeli occupation troops. But Alan Dershowitz would like you to know that Israel does not have the death penalty. One wishes that it does. There would be trials, and less killings, I am sure.
Exiled Syrian Muta` As-Safadi, wrote an article titled: “The US punishes Palestine for committing the crime of democracy.”
One of the most fanatic Hummus writers in Lebanon, Nabil Bu Munsif, of the sectarian right-wing newspaper, An-Nahar, wrote this yesterday: “It is not enough that we flatter ourselves with songs about unity, co-existence and the brilliant model [of Lebanon]. There are only the horrific nightmares of dissolution-at-any-minute in Lebanon. What the Lebanese lived yesterday [...]
Follow-up on the Bush’s Doctrine. I say this again, just look at Iraq, Lebanon, and Palestine now. These were the three countries where the Bush Doctrine was focused. Is the Washington Post still giddy about developments there as it was a year ago? Let me know.
“Ominous rise in sectarian killings: Sunnis say Shiites behind the deaths, torture of 23 men”
Read this story of corruption (and funding of the insurgency) and remember that Mish`an Aj-Jabburi (a former henchman of Saddam) was later a henchman of US occupation.
The Political Language of the New York Times: “the painful pullout from Gaza last summer”. Now, look at this phrase. How much it reveals about the New York Times, and its political intentions. Just imagine if we apply that use of language, elsewhere, to situations where armed occupiers leave occupied lands. Was it “painful” when [...]
(What Bush and the Washington Post calls) “the Cedar Revolution” continues in Lebanon. Will David Ignatius be praising the unity of the Lebanese and their peaceful revolution tomorrow?
This is an unpublished cartoon by mahjoob. The banner says “Boycott Danish products.” (thanks Osama)
“Intelligence officers who eavesdropped on thousands of Americans in overseas calls under authority from President Bush have dismissed nearly all of them as potential suspects after hearing nothing pertinent to a terrorist threat, according to accounts from current and former government officials and private-sector sources with knowledge of the technologies in use.”