Archive for March 3, 2006
Not in your local (or in your Saudi-funded) papers: red (communist) flags in Beirut.
Lebanese sectarian leaders engaged in dialogue. Ya. That should end conflict in Lebanon. Oh, ya. Two or three days with them around a round table should really address all of Lebanon’s problems. Dialogue? Call it sessions of dissimulation. They are all dissimulating against one another, and each thinks that he (they are all men) is [...]
The people of Pakistan express their affection and friendship with George W. Bush. Bush, in case you have not heard, is very popular in the region.
Paysage au bord du Lez, 1870. Frederic Bazille.
A Shi`ite Palestinian organization. A new Shi`ite Palestinian organization was founded by one of the founders of Islamic Jihad organization. Muhammad Ghawanimah founded The Shi`ite Council in Palestine. Now there are Palestinian Shi`ites: those who hail from villages in northern Palestine close to the border with Lebanon, like Al-Bassah. But this new group seems to [...]
“All Politics of the Mideast Is Local” (But notice this sentence: “Early last month, he was host in London to 60 members of Architects and Planners for Justice in Palestine, a group that, as its name suggests, does not take kindly to Israel.”)