Archive for April 10, 2006
Tunisian dissident, Munsif Al-Marzuqi, calls for a popular uprising in Tunisia. Let me guess: the US government will not find that uprising to be as cute and as adorable as the Hummus revolt. Right?
For those who inquired about the sugar coated chick peas, you may buy them here.
“U.S. Military Secrets for Sale at Afghan Bazaar”
“In Baghdad’s Firdos Square, Freedom Day Has Little Meaning: The site of the dramatic [and US staged]* tearing down of Saddam Hussein’s statue is now a veritable ghost town. Across Iraq, violence continues to take toll.”*The words between brackets were inserted by Angry Arab.
“Nearly two years after graphic photographs of detainee abuse at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq were published worldwide, the U.S. government yesterday for the first time authenticated 74 of the images as being part of the original compact disc that was turned over to Army investigators in January 2004.”
“If American politicians and pundits were clueless about the size and ambition of the immigrant rights’ movement, it is because they live in a different media universe and speak a different language.”
““The demographic question is at the heart of all planning in Israel. Funding is allocated only to Jewish communities, while Arab communities don’t get anything. In mixed cities, the homes of Arabs are demolished to preserve the 20 percent proportion of population. What is the conclusion?” Swaid asked. “Only one. The establishment is trying to [...]
Thus spoke Hasan At-Turabi. I wrote to you (friends, enemies and others) about the recent statements of Hasan Turabi. There is a huge uproar; and the clerical establishment of Sudan (puppets of the Bashir dictatorship) has officially condemned him, and stated that his views amount to “zandaqah.” If Hasan Turabi is Zindiq, I must be [...]
Don’t think that the ouster of Ibrahim Ja`fari will weaken the powers of Muqtada As-Sadr. On the contrary; he will be able to set conditions and extract more concessions in return for his support for a new candidate. And when you think that Bush and co really had thought that Chalabi would lead Iraq on [...]
I have the most admiration for French students. I really and genuinely salute the students of France. They always act courageously, and nationally. I know of no country where high school students–not to mention college students–are as engaged in political matters. I have lived here for 23 years, and I have never once witnessed collective [...]
“As he lay dying, a friend asked him “What colour would you like your tombstone, Sam?” He replied, “Any colour… so long as it’s grey.””
Tell me your endnotes, I tell you your agenda.
Some prejudices are more offensive than others. If the remarks by Husni Mubarak were directed against Jews or Buddhists, the US Congress would be in an uproar. But anti-Shi`ite bigotry is permissible. (And notice that he used the same line about Shi`ites that anti-Semites use against Jews).
Hummus really hit the fan: In the Druze village of Khilwat Al-Kfayr, armed men loyal to former minister, Wi’am Wahhab, clasehd with armed men loyal to Walid Jumblat. Several people were injured. The Army had to intervene.
THIS IS ZIONISM. They were hit by Israeli bombs in Bayt Lahya. But they are, in the eyes of US and Israel, mere terrorists. This account is from an Israeli newspaper: “A 12-year-old Palestinian girl was killed Monday by Israeli shelling in the Gaza Strip. Thirteen other members of her family, including toddlers, children and [...]
“U.S. mistakes in the invasion of Iraq led to the current insurgency and sectarian fighting, former U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell says. “We made some serious mistakes in the immediate aftermath of the fall of Baghdad,” Powell told the National School Board Association’s annual conference in Chicago. “We didn’t have enough troops on the [...]
Wassily Kandinsky. Untitled (First Abstract Watercolor). 1910 (1913).
While drinking my soy milk this morning, I watched an interview with Muhammad Dahlan on AlJazeera. You never think that Dahlan is telling the truth, no matter what the question is. He could not even answer the simple question of what he was doing in Qatar and UAE. He also said that Israel does not [...]
This is the headline from the New York Times: “Democracy in the Arab World, a U.S. Goal, Falters.” First, a pro-US war/occupation, Arab neo-con wrote the article. Second, notice how “a US Goal” was inserted in the headline. Does this insertion not amount to a political judgment?