Archive for April 8, 2006
An interview with Rustum Ghazalah in the Kuwaiti daily Ar-Ra’y Al-`Am.
The Arab Sickle. A quasi-interview with Muhammad Al-Maghut. “I don’t have the ability to smoke a pipe and listen to classical music in an ordered room and an elegant office, as Adonis does when he writes. All what I wrote was in the popular Abu Shafiq cafe, amid the noise and people….Naguib Mahfouz was awarded [...]
“Sectarian and ethnic cleansing continued apace. In Amriya, dead bodies were being found on the main street at a rate of three a day. People were afraid to approach the bodies or call an ambulance or the police for fear that they would be found dead the next day. In Abu Ghraib, Dora, Amriya, and [...]
“An internal staff report by the United States Embassy and military command in Baghdad provides a sobering province-by-province snapshot of Iraq’s political, economic and security situation, rating the overall stability of 6 of the 18 provinces “serious” and one “critical. The report is a counterpoint to some recent upbeat public statements by top American politicians [...]
Not-without-my-daughter II: “She recently completed classes in Arabic”
Another Al-Qa`idah plot discovered: “Supporters of President Hugo Chavez threw eggs and fruit at the U.S. ambassadorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s car Friday and motorcyclists chased his convoy for miles, at times pounding on the vehicles.”
“The War Gets More Grim Every Day”
Wassily Kandinsky. Mountain. 1909.