Archive for March 8, 2006
The Lebanese Sectarian War Criminal, Walid Jumblat, Tours Washington, DC: “…But at a visit yesterday with The Washington Post’s editorial board, Jumblatt, when confronted with the column, said he apologizes to the American people. Presumably this includes the racist pop at Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice that, for reasons of impeccable good taste, we didn’t [...]
Sometimes, I can’t believe what I make myself read. Now this: “Sharon Stone to Peres: I admire you.”
“About 2,000 men marched in Bangladesh’s capital ahead of today’s observance of International Women’s Day to protest acid attacks that permanently disfigure many women each year, organizers said. The protesters carried placards and banners reading “Stop acid violence, respect women’s rights” and “Throwing acid is a heinous crime.” Most of the victims are attacked by [...]
“Days after the bombing of a Shiite shrine unleashed a wave of retaliatory killings of Sunnis, the leading Shiite party in Iraq’s governing coalition directed the Health Ministry to stop tabulating execution-style shootings, according to a ministry official familiar with the recording of deaths.”
“…a growing proportion of Americans are expressing unfavorable views of Islam, and a majority now say that Muslims are disproportionately prone to violence, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll….The poll found that nearly half of Americans — 46 percent — have a negative view of Islam, seven percentage points higher than in the [...]
“NeoCon allies desert Bush over Iraq: These are the right-wing intellectuals who demanded George Bush invade Iraq. Now they admit they got it wrong. Are you listening, Mr President?”
“Western intelligence: Iran covertly developing nuclear weapons” (Angry Arab Intelligence: Israel overtly developed nuclear weapons)
“Egypt tortures for the US, so why not on its own account?”
Special (US) Diplomats.
You have to admit this: “liberation” of Iraqis has not stopped. Not even for a minute.
The running joke in Lebanon is that Hariri TV, Al-Mustaqbal, has eliminated all their cartoon shows. Mini-Hariri has been spending too much time watching.
The “Crime” page of Hariri rag, Al-Mustaqbal, is a mere sheet of anti-Syrian racism. The Phalanges’ paper, Al-`Amal, did that with Palestinians in 1970s.
Trying to save her son from an Israeli occupation soldier.
For Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International: how many Syrian workers will have to be killed, how many will have to be injured, how many of their homes and tents have to be set on fire, before you take this problem seriously? If this was another community in a country that is not aligned with [...]
Wisam Sa`adah: on the Left in Lebanon. “Not in Our Name.” (I have not been pleased with recent articles by Wisam, but this is good).
I really really strongly urge you to read this great editorial in Al-Adab magazine. Al-Adab magazine is a courageous and important voice in the suffocating environment in Lebanon. Al-Adab needs your support. I urge readers to subscribe, especially at a time when Hariri Inc wants to shutt off dissent in Lebanon.
Looking Up the Yosemite Valley, c. 1865-67. Albert Bierstadt.
“On “Meet the Press” on Sunday, Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Iraq was “going very, very well, from everything you look at.” And at a Pentagon briefing yesterday, Rummy, who should have resigned in shame long ago, tried to blame the press, echoing Gen. George Casey in saying: “Much [...]