Archive for March 1, 2006
War Criminal/Sectarian Feudal warlord, Walid Jumblat, in Washington DC: he will be hosted by the Saban Center. I am not surprised because of the political affiliation of the Saban Center, but Jumblat is a notorious anti-Semite who always mocked those Arabs who opposed anti-Semitism. Yet, what matters is that he now is submissive to Bush’s [...]
“ Check Point is an Israeli Internet security firm that wants to buy Maryland-based Sourcefire, a smaller network security software firm, for $800 million, a purchase already cleared by the Federal Trade Commission. It has a U.S. headquarters in California and branches and clients around the nation.”
Demagogue for Hire: “Bill Clinton helped Dubai on ports deal”
Now Abu Mazen has discovered (in an interview with Al-Hayat) an Al-Qa`idah plot. He seems to have learned from the Jordanian mukhabarat. Anything to cling to power when you have no power base.
“U.S. Official Says Taliban Is on the Rise”
“Clinton: Africa Faces Many Challenges“ (Angry Arab: Really? How brilliant are you? How long did it take you to come with that insightful observation? Did you think long and hard before you came up with that deep thought? What a mind. And while you are at it, let me ask you. Does Asia face many [...]
“Where Prostitutes Also Fight AIDS: Brazil’s Sex Workers Hand Out Condoms, Crossing U.S. Ideological Line”
I notice that the goals are changing: “We Can’t Force Democracy: Creating Normality Is the Real Mideast Challenge”
“Documents cited in federal court by a defunct Islamic charity may provide the first detailed evidence of U.S. residents being spied upon by President Bush’s secret eavesdropping program, according to the organization’s lawsuit and a source familiar with the case.”
“Over recent weeks, federally funded scientists in and out of government have touched off small firestorms for publishing research results or making public statements that run counter to Bush administration policies. And Congress is investigating allegations that federal agencies have punished them as a result. The next time NASA hunts for fuel for new rockets, [...]
“Military scientists in the United States are developing a way of manipulating sharks by remote control to turn them into underwater spies or weapons.”
“Europe has turned into a “happy hunting ground” for foreign security services, its human rights watchdog warned yesterday in a report into allegations about secret CIA “extraordinary renditions” of terrorist suspects. “It would appear that most of Europe is a happy hunting ground for foreign security services,” said Terry Davis, the secretary-general of the 46-country [...]
So what does “liberated” Iraq look like: “Faik Bakir, the director of the Baghdad morgue, has fled Iraq in fear of his life after reporting that more than 7,000 people have been killed by death squads in recent months, the outgoing head of the UN human rights office in Iraq has disclosed. The vast majority [...]
I never mind any humiliation that is visited on any Arab government. Make no mistake about it. They deserve it and more. I heard James Zogby pathetically defending the UAE the other day. What a defense. As you know, he has had long standing ties with the UAE government which explains why he called the [...]
Have you noticed how frequently the Jordanian government uncovers Al-Qa`idah plots? It is now almost weekly. But then again: Jordan gets rewarded generously for “uncovering” Al-Qa`idah plots. Will somebody please uncover the history of Jordanian Hashemite financing, arming, and sponsoring of fanatical Islamic fundamentalist groups? You know that there was a taped confession by King [...]
“Oprah gives Irshad Manji a Chutzpah award” (thanks Nader) Do you know what kind of award Oprah now deserves?
I am sure that US Congress would order his bowel to be placed in the Smithsonian: “This month, surgeons removed a portion of Mr. Sharon’s bowel that died, presumably from a blood clot that suddenly stopped the flow of blood in an abdominal artery.”
Is there any person who is rich and famous who is not Lebanese? Not according to LBC-TV. I have written before about the segment called From Lebanon that precedes the daily evening news cast on LBC-TV, and how it features “rich and famous” people and makes them Lebanese against their will. People who have no [...]
The Stormy Sea (or The Wave), 1869. Gustave Courbet.