Archive for March 17, 2006
A Note of Dissent: On the Israel Lobby Piece by Mearsheimer and Walt. Since I returned from Qatar on Thursday, I must have received a copy of the Israel Lobby article by Mearsheimer and Walt from more than 20 different sources, at least. It is clear that this is one of those pieces that get [...]
So US commercial and political campaigns against smoking is this: smoking is bad for you, but not wars. OK.
“Reports of sexual assaults in the US military increased by nearly 40% last year, the Pentagon said”
“Israel’s colonisation of Palestine blocking peace, says Jimmy Carter” (Jimmy Carter’s Administration also blocked Peace, says Angry Arab)
“With striking regularity, sexual-assault charges at the U.S. Naval Academy are dismissed without trial”
“Repression of Arabs fuels unrest in Iran” (thanks John)
“Enraged by what they see as official neglect of the survivors, local people had set ablaze the museum commemorating the victims of Saddam Hussein’s most infamous atrocity during a demonstration.”
This is the most revealing account of the role of Syrian mukhabarat in the assassination of Kamal Jumblat. (The magazine, Ash-Shira` was a mouthpiece of Syrian mukhabarat until very recently).
“Atheism is a European legacy worth fighting for, not least because it creates a safe public space for believers.”
This piece in the New York Times on US ambassador in Iraq is not different from pieces in Tishrin on Syrian diplomats. Not a single critic was interviewed.
People who think that professors at Harvard must be brilliant should read this:“When was the last time you did something that required physical strength?It’s true that nothing in my career requires physical strength, but in my relations with women, yes.Such as?Lifting things, opening things. My wife is quite small.What do you lift?Furniture. Not every night, [...]
The Last Evening, 1873. James Tissot.
Full text. Bush’s National Security Strategy.
“Israel’s justice ministry is deciding whether to prosecute a hospital that held a newborn [Arab] baby for two months as a “guarantee” until a bill was paid.” (thanks Matt)