Archive for February 21, 2006
“Rafic Hariri ÃƒÂ©tait d’un calibrage conforme aux spÃƒÂ©cifications de ses mentors, son parrain saoudien et le protecteur amÃƒÂ©ricain de la pÃƒÂ©tromonarchie.” (thanks Karim)
This article was printed in the Harvard Crimson in 1888. It sounds like Thomas Friedman in 2006. I was even expecting the word madraaaasaaaaaah to be used: ” The Koran, nevertheless, has a firm hold on millions of souls. Islam. although politically dead, is religiously alive. From Gibraltar to China, the religion of Mohammed is [...]
From the Archives of the Harvard Crimson: “Before I went to Palestine last year, I was a confirmed Zionist…”
“Arab-Americans contended on Tuesday that bias and bigotry, not security concerns, lay behind the uproar over a deal that would place commercial operations at six U.S. ports in the hands of an Arab company.”
“An award-winning film director who reconstructed scenes of torture and abuse at Guantanamo Bay has called for the immediate closure of the US-run camp.”
“The sanitised images of war broadcast on television are a “lethal weapon “”
This is a Zionist account of the event in Toronto last week. The writer partly reported things I had said, and partly made other things up, and partly ignored other things that I said. “Fair and balanced” reporting.
Prestigious…Corruption. “Chief among them was to be a motion to censure Mr. Summers for his role in what has become known as the “Shleifer affair,” the professor said. Andrei Shleifer, a prominent Harvard economist and personal friend of Mr. Summers, was a defendant in a lawsuit alleging that he and a former staff member had [...]
Rubble of a house destroyed by Israeli occupation forces.
This Palestinian member of parliament is facing Israeli occupation soldiers.
Rice in Cairo. So Condoleeza Rice was in Egypt. She said–she really said–that the Egyptian dictatorship can lead the region toward democracy. This from the same person who rejected the democratic choice of the Palestinian people. I bet she will also reject the free and democratic choice of the Egyptian people. Keep it up: you [...]
When Hummus Hits the Fan: A group of Lebanese Forces armed men shot at a car carrying people near Al-Kurah. One was injured.
“The planning agency which designed Milton Keynes has been handed the job of reshaping a city which is no stranger to adversity: Najaf, in Iraq.” (thanks Nicola)
My Message to Human Rights Watch: have you been noticing human rights violations under the new government in Lebanon? Or do you play by the book of Bush’s Human Rights Standards? I say so because I remember that you saluted and lauded right-wing lawyer, Muhammad Mughrabi, during the era of Syrian domination. Do you want [...]
Due to fears of Avian flu, the Cairo (Jizah really) Zoo was closed for the first time in its history (it was founded in late 19th century). This has special meaning for me. This was the first zoo I ever visited as a child. And I liked it a great deal especially as we were [...]
Entertainment in Saudi Arabia. Yes, there is little entertainment in Saudi Arabia: no music, no movie theatres or plays, and no dancing. But the royal Sauds can dance.
Brazilian Forest, 1864. Martin Johnson Heade.
Ode to the Eggplant. (thanks Laleh)