Archive for March 18, 2006
“In fact, there were no airstrikes and no leading insurgents were nabbed in an operation that some skeptical military analysts described as little more than a photo op. WhatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s more, there were no shots fired at all and the units had met no resistance, said the U.S. and Iraqi commanders.”
“Do you regret telling the president that the Iraqi people would “greet the troops with sweets and flowers? “I regret the phrase but not the intent behind the phrase. By and large, the Iraqi people received the United States very well in the first two or three months — before the occupation was enshrined.” (I [...]
This Washington Post article did not mention that it is largely derived from a long study by Khayr Ad-Din Hasib published in Al-Quds Al-`Arabi a year ago.
A reliable source tells me that Muqtada As-Sadr has sent a message to Muthanna Harith Ad-Dari informing him that the Badr militia has infiltrated the ranks of Al-Mahdi Army and has perpetrated some of the “death squads crimes” in Iraq.
“Iraq occupation: Three years on and still they’re lying to us”
The other day, I watched an hour of an itnerview with US ambassador in Iraq on AlArabiyya TV. He spoke extensively about Iranian intervention in Iraqi affairs. In the same interview, he spoke about “the attributes” that he “likes to see” in the new Iraqi prime minister. He also admitted that he applies “intimate pressures” [...]
This is a sad story; the story of an Arab intellectual who now is willing to join the chorus of Arab/Muslim intellectuals who are willing “to dance with a rope” for the pleasure of Western audiences (I borrow that line from a letter that Jubran wrote expressing his fears of his celebrity in US). I [...]
These demonstrators are not drenched in Hummus: “Once again, French students are leading the march.”
The funeral of Palestinian girl, Akabir Zaydan (8). She will be remembered.
…off to Houston, Texas. I will speak on the Middle East in the Age of the Bush Doctrine on Monday night at 7:00PM at Rice University (Fansworth Pavilion RMC/Ley Student Center). Returning on Tuesday night.
Transcript of my last aljazeera appearance on Al-Ittijah Al-Mu`akis.
My interview with aljazeera net.
Sunday Times, 1987. Andrew Wyeth.
`Abdur-Rahman Zaydan with his child-girl, Akabir (8–or 10 in some Israeli accounts), who was killed by Israeli occupation troops.