Archive for March 16, 2006
There is nothing more silly and more boring and more unsophisticated than the “documentaries” on Lebanon that run on Al-Arabiyya TV. (Fadi: I mean, do you see quality in them when you buy them? I mean, really. I am talking about the new one airing now.) But I like them for one reason: it shows [...]
“Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, twice shouted down by anti-war protesters who called her a killer, told critics Thursday the verdict on the U.S.-led war in Iraq should be left to history.” (Iraqis are dying in the present.)
“MI5, Camp Delta, and the story that shames Britain”
“Kurds remember Halabja gas attack”
“Bush threatens force to end Iran’s nuclear threat”
“Saddam’s Delusions: The View from the Inside”
US occupation troops still “liberating” in Iraq. “Liberating” the hell out of Iraq.
“U.S. Appeals Court Judge Jay S. Bybee received a less-than-cordial welcome at Harvard Law School Thursday when about 35 human rights activists protested his role in formulating policies that some claim justified the torture of detainees.” (thanks Maryam)
I received this email from a person who wishes to remain anonymous (some of you know who he is):“I got a call from the Democratic National Committee yesterday. Thecaller thanked me for my previous donations to the party and wondered ifthey can count on my support for this year’s upcoming elections. WhenI told him (an [...]
“Dubai Bares All” (Mehammed was my student at UC, Berkely. An outstanding student, although I disagree with the spelling of his name)
“The Israel Lobby” (thanks Laleh)
Hummus Hit the Fan: a clash occurred on the campus of Hawaii University in…Beirut between Amal supporters and supporters of mini-Hariri.
Hummus Tax: the Jordan’s correspondent of Al-Quds Al-`Arabi reported that the Jordanian government has imposed a new tax, that aversely affects poor people. The new tax applies to sales of Falafil, Ful, and…Hummus.
“Death Squads Terrorize Baghdad”