Archive for May 31, 2006
Arab Media Notes: The Relationship between Prince Al-Walid Bin Talal and Rupert Murdoch is closer than ever. Al-Walid is now the largest single share holder in Newscorp (at more than 5%). And Murdoch has recently invested in Al-Walid’s music (and sleaze) company, Rotana which monopolizes the production of Arabic music and music videos. And As-Safir [...]
“Q Can you give us a readout on the President’s meeting this morning with the Iraq experts?MR. SNOW: Yes. Oh, my goodness, I forgot to bring the list. But actually — do you have the list, Fred? Yes, it was an interesting meeting. What you ended up having was — I’ve got all the names [...]
Mini-Hariri’s World Tour. Mini-Hariri continued his world tour. Any reason to stay away from Lebanon. Today, he was in Germany. He immediately asked to go Berlin. As soon as he arrived in Berlin, he started yelling a prepared speech. It began: “Mr. Gorbachev. Tear down this wall.”
Blogger was down. I am in Thousand Oaks, near LA. I am giving a talk this evening on Bush Doctrine toward Lebanon and Syria at Newbury Park Library at 7:00PM. Returning tomorrow.