Archive for May 18, 2006
Smiles of Freedom and Democracy. To crown Bush’s Doctrine of Democracy Promotion, Rice welcomes Prince Sa`ud Al-Faysal to Washington, DC. He later told Al-Arabiyya TV (I am not making this up), that she played some music for him and that he was “turiba”–enchanted.
Today I was thinking. I am so delighted for the existence of the Saudi-Qatari feud. If the feud ends, Saudi Arabia will have full political (if not financial) control over ALL Arab media.
“A respected Congressman with strong ties to the Pentagon has said that US Marines behaved much worse than previously thought in the Haditha incident in western Iraq last November, in which at least 15 civilians were killed.”
Does that mean that the US will have to “liberate” Afghanistan again? “Violence escalates in Afghanistan”
Thanks to all those who sent me the Daily Star piece by Huseein Ibish, in which he attacks my friend Joseph Massad and I. I shall reply to that on Saturday.
So the Bush administration is now supporting and arming civil war in Somalia and in…Palestine. We know who supplies and funds the gangs of Abbas-Dahlan.
“The United States on Thursday published a draft of a new international treaty that would forbid the production of fissionable materials for use in nuclear weapons, overriding Israel’s objections to the proposed document. The draft, which was presented to the UN Disarmament Commission in Geneva, aims to “freeze” existing stocks of fissionable materials worldwide in [...]
Bush Doctrine Advances: “Egyptian security forces beat up pro-democracy protesters“
I apologize to my readers. I really try to keep you informed of the regular arrests of “senior Zarqawi aides.” The arrests, however, have been occurring at a rate that I have not been able to keep up with. So the other day, the US captured yet another “senior Zarqawi aide.” That leaves a mere [...]
Was Afghanistan not “liberated” and the Taliban not defeated? I am confused. “A senior British officer accused Pakistan of allowing the Taliban to use its territory as a “headquarters” for attacks on western troops in Afghanistan as insurgents struck on multiple fronts yesterday.”
Palestinian children making donations to the Palestinian government.
Hands of Fatima by Laila Shawa (Palestine).
“BLITZER: Give us your — tell our viewers who aren’t familiar your personal story, how you got to where you are, your grandparents, your parents. They struggled, they came here. I don’t know if they came here legally or illegally, but give us the story. GONZALES: Well, three of my grandparents were born in Mexico. [...]
“IraqÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s resistance evolves: Iraq is simultaneously descending into both a civil war and a war of resistance against foreign occupation. The United States has been hoping to exploit the divide between Iraqi patriots and global jihadists, but the Sunni opposition is growing more structured and unified as it adapts to changing conditions, and may transcend [...]
“ The Rebel and Mr. Danger: Is BushÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s nightmare VenezuelaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s salvation?” (thanks Laleh)
Inside LBC-TV. I received this from F. (a reliable and “highly placed” source in Beirut):“Ibrahim Al Amine is finishing his documentary on the Resistance in Lebanon (a very good production) and it will be aired VERY shortly on LBCI ..The Strida faction at LBCI tried to undermine the event, but apparently, the [Pierre] Daher folks [...]