Archive for April, 2006
Book Burners that you find cute and holy: “The Vatican stepped up its offensive against “The Da Vinci Code” on Friday when a top official close to Pope Benedict blasted the book as full of anti-Christian lies and urged Catholics to boycott the film.”
” With the reptilian nickname “Professor Crocodile”, Ayatollah Mohammed Taqi Mesbah-Yazdi is seen as the real ideological force behind the president.”
” With their bare hands and the most basic of tools, prisoners at Guantanamo Bay have fashioned a secret garden where they have grown plants from seeds recovered from their meals. For some of the detainees – held without charge for more than four years and who the US say are now cleared for release [...]
“In further evidence of their astute connection with the Iraqi culture, the cabinet secretaries showed up there without even knowing the correct name of their latest puppet. It turned out that Jawad al-Maliki, the new prime minister-designate, considered “Jawad” his exile name and had reverted to Nuri Kamal al-Maliki….A State Department report on global terrorism [...]
“Settlers attack IDF jeep driving Palestinian children from school”
“Palestinian sources reported that five people were injured from Israel Defense Forces artillery fire on Saturday…. According to the sources, one of the five casualties, a 49-year-old man, was seriously wounded. The other four, a 50-year-old woman and three children, ages 14, five, and three, were all lightly wounded.”
“the Raging Grannies of Tucson, Arizona”
Hazem Saghiyyah: is a competent and effective Arab neo-consrvative, as much as I stand opposed to all what he says and writes. And he has all the flaws and inconsistencies of Arab “liberalism.” I can never reconcile myself to Saghiyyah’s views after he said this to the Washigton Institute for Near East Policy, of all [...]
“Reform” in Egypt. Bush Doctrine marches on.
From a Hizbullah parade: please, PLEASE, keep the kids out of these shenanigans. And shame on the parents who sent their kids, and shame on the party that put them through this. Comrade Che turned away anybody who was less than 18. These are children. CHILDREN.
“Breaking the Last Taboo: The United States of Israel?”
The Boulevard Montmartre at Night, 1897. PISSARRO, Camille.
“Ferment Over ‘The Israel Lobby’”
Terry Roed-Larsen is one of the most detestable characters on the world stage today. He is the UN High Commissioner for Lebanon, and interferes in the most minute details of Lebanese affairs, to the glee of the Lebanese groups that chant and shout about Lebanon’s sovereignty and independence, and his latest report even dared to [...]
“It’s guilty until proven innocent for U.S. Muslim charities”
“ Nearly five years after the fall of the Taliban, Afghanistan’s security situation continues to be dragged down by endemic corruption, roving militias, and a growing nexus between narco-warlords and remnants of the Taliban, officials and analysts say.”
Now I understand why the Bush administration keeps praising “reforms” in Egypt.
“Israel was elected to be a vice-chair of the UN Disarmament Commission” (What is next? Saudi Arabia as vice-chair of the UN Feminist Commission?)
“Correspondent Helen Thomas has interrogated every US leader since Kennedy”
“Musharraf insists: I’m not George Bush’s poodle”