Archive for May 6, 2006
“Ministry officials denied a request to interview any of the young people. The Saudi who relayed the decision said officials worried about what they might say to a foreign reporter.”
“A top U.S. counterterrorism official said Saturday that parts of Pakistan were a “safe haven” for militants”
“And all because of their search for a porcelain complexion. For the faddish whitening creams they slapped on daily have triggered a nasty reaction. Fair skin is relentlessly promoted across Asia as the ideal, but a raft of black market products are now having a devastating impact.”
“A HAMAS plot to assassinate Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, has been thwarted after he was tipped off by Israeli intelligence.”
““We are investing $4 billion in an amazing band of people from Israel,” Buffett told TheMarker on Saturday. “If your readers know a company that resembles Iscar, even a little, have them call me immediately. I want to buy. Let them call me collect.””
“A 60-year old farmer was the latest victim of Israeli shelling”
“After the Гўв‚¬Е“end of historyГўв‚¬Вќ”
“Other passages also show Kierkegaard treating Islam as a weaker rival to Christianity. Writing about the notion that Christianity’s survival documents its truth, Kierkegaard observes, “The hypothesis may become more probable by lasting 3,000 years, but it does not on that account ever become an eternal truth that can be decisive for a person’s eternal [...]
Saudi-funded homophobia. I know how well US media (especially Washington Post and New York Times) love the Saudi Al-Arabiya news channel. On its internet site, Al-Arabiya leads with this headline: “The US Vice-president’s daughter publicly admits that she is ‘sexually deviant.’” I still remember WP’s David Ignatius quoting Al-Arabiya’s director describing his news channel as [...]
With “sweets and flowers” in Basra today.
“In what is perceived to be a vote of confidence in the Israeli economy by one of the world’s wealthiest entrepeneurs, billionaire investor Warren Buffett is acquiring 80 percent in Iscar Metalworking Companies, a property of the Wertheimer family, for $4 billion in cash. The move represents Buffett’s first major acquisition of a company outside [...]
“How Morales took on the oil giants – and won his people back“
“U.S. Pushes Eggplants and Tomatoes “
Dictatorships that Cheney likes: “A day after scolding Russia for retreating on democracy, Vice President Cheney flew to oil-rich Kazakhstan yesterday and lavished praise on the autocratic leader of a former Soviet republic where opposition parties have been banned, newspapers shut down and advocacy groups intimidated.”
Mersheimer and Walt are less defensive than I thought they would be.