Archive for May 21, 2006
The Kuwaiti-funded Lebanese newspaper, Sada Al-Balad, had this headline: “The Amir of Kuwait solves the political crisis by dissoloving parliament.” Just as Bush solved the Middle East problem by invading Iraq.
“That latest tax cut gives an estimated 80 percent of the tax savings to the top 10 percent of taxpayers. Yet the rich are already paying a smaller percentage of their income in taxes than at any time in the past 75 years.”
“This is just one sign of Israel’s robust economic expansion. At a time when the Palestinian West Bank and Gaza are teetering on the brink of a collapse, Israeli growth – 6.6 percent GDP rise in the first quarter of 2006 – has returned to the torrid pace set before the outbreak of the Palestinian [...]
The Old Taliban, and the New (pro-US) Taliban: “Two weeks ago inside the new national assembly in Kabul, turbaned parliamentarians hurled water bottles and bloody threats at Malalai Joya, a firebrand female deputy who dared criticised the country’s mujahideen fighters. Now Ms Joya changes safe house every night and travels with three bodyguards.”
I will do anything for Muhammad Hasanayn Haykal to stop talking on AlJazeera. I beg him to stop. Really. He represents a bygone era that gave us the propaganda that surrounded that 67 defeat.
Following the Fatwa of Hasan Turabi, a Sudanese Muslim woman married a Christian man. Al-Azhar ruled that such a marriage is haram (religiously impermissible).
They are mourning `A’ishah AbuMuslim who was killed by Israeli occupation troops in Bilatah camp.
This article is about the lousy coverage by Al-Arabiyya TV of developments in Egypt. House of Saud would not want to displease autocrat Mubarak.
Angry Arab has signed this Arabic statement against the Syrian government’s arrest of Michel Kilo and his comrades.
When Hummus Hit the Fan: This is an important article about rising tensions in Sidon in Lebanon between supporters of mini-Hariri and supporters of the Popular Nasserist Organization. Thugs of mini-Hariri have been provoking supporters of Usamah Sa`d in the city. Remember that Usamah Sa`d won the last municipal elections in the city (along with [...]
The Lies of Abu Mazen. Since Oslo and the establishment of the puppet Corruption Entity in Gaza-West Bank, the Arafat leadership (and later Abu Mazen after him) did everything in their power to marginalize and kill the PLO as a political organization. Now that the Palestinian people have spoken in a free election, the PA [...]
Who set AlJazeera office’s cars in Ramallah on fire? Were the Dahlan gangs behind it? Apparently, Dahlan’s gangs accused AlJazeera of not serving as their propaganda outlet.
The American Left and the Middle East, AGAIN. Why do Western Leftists, including Tariq Ali in this case, insist on demonstrating and showcasing their ignorance of the Middle East. And shame on Verso for this false advertisement. They are capable of writing about Samir Qasir as somebody on the Left because they don’t read ARABIC, [...]
“Khadafy became more repressive in the three years that he courted Washington before Monday’s formal restoration of ties. If President Bush were true to his words about spreading democracy in the Arab world, Bugaighis says, then Libya should be punished for its behavior, not rewarded.”
New TV courageously revealed that Rafiq Hariri family will avoid paying the Lebanese treasury what it owes. You see Rafiq Hariri left 16$b and 700m for his family. According to Lebanese law, the transfer of the money is charged a rate of 12%, but the Lebanese government of Fu’ad Sanyurah will save the Hariri family [...]
The two corrupt sons of Abu Mazen, Yasir and Mahmud, have planned to sue `Abdul-Bari `Atwan, the editor of Al-Quds Al-`Arabi, because he referred to their corruption. But is there any doubt that those two corrupt sons are corrupt?
I was outraged seeing the coverage of the new Jubran Khalil Jubran’s museum (you know him in US as Kahlil Gibran) in Bshirri, his birthplace. I saw on LBC-TV that the Maronite Patriarch sent his representative to officiate the opening. The Maronite Patriarch? The Maronite Clergy? The same one that was so mocked and attacked [...]
“At dinner that night, AIPAC Executive Director How- ard Kohr, as he does each year, read the “roll call” of dignitaries in attendance. It included a majority of the Senate, a quarter of the House, more than fifty ambassadors, and dozens of administration officials. Reciting the names took twenty-seven minutes in all, with each name [...]
“Sex, drink, rape: the fall of college sport“
Hockney, David, Nichols Canyon, 1980.