Archive for May 16, 2006
“FBI Acknowledges: Journalists’ Phone Records are Fair Game”
The Puppet of Palestine gave a speech today. He said that “the new Hamas government should be given time to adjust to the essential priorities of the international community.” This is verbatim translation.
From this week’s Economist: “and the PA, under Israel’s instructions, has been digging for alleged tunnels there. So far it has found nothing.”
“The Jerusalem municipality implemented 95 percent of the demolition orders it issued against illegal structures in East Jerusalem in 2005. In West Jerusalem, by contrast, only 65 percent of the orders were carried out.”
“Christians protests and boycotts planned for Da Vinci Code film“
“The spectre of violent anti-caste demonstrations loomed over India last night after the government vowed to press ahead with plans to reserve almost 50% of seats in colleges and universities for lower-caste and other disadvantaged Indians. After four days of street demonstrations that have halted work at many of the country’s hospitals and led to [...]
Darfur goupies need a new cause, fast: “With Darfur’s remaining rebels still refusing to sign a peace deal, fighters that were united against the Sudanese government have turned on each other.”
Kamal Hasan Isma`il is a Syrian shepared who has been missing for 2 days in Lebanon. His body was found, floating in the Litani River. Yes, I suspect foul play. Do you know how many Syrian workers have been killed in Lebanon since the Cedar Festival? Don’t ask Human Rights Watch. They don’t care; they [...]
…off to LA. I will be speaking tomorrow (Wednesday) at UCLA on The Islamic Factor in Lebanese Politics at 3:30PM in Bunche Hall 10383. Details are here. Also, I shall appear live from LA on New TV’s Bila Raqib program (Wednesday morning LA time, and Wednesday evening Beirut time) provided they finalize the arrangements on [...]
Wayne Thiebaud, 24th Street Intersection, 1977.
Director-general of Al-Arabiyya TV, `Abdul-Rahman Ar-Rashid, complains that prisoners at Guantanamo are being pampered and spoiled by the US military. (thanks Amer)
“Saudi Arabia’s King Abdullah, under pressure from Islamists to curb reforms, has warned local media against showing pictures of Saudi women, local newspapers reported on Tuesday.” Notice how CNN edits the sentence in a way as to present the king as a “reformist.” (thanks John)