Archive for June 7, 2006
Taliban-for-Bush news: “A triumph for Africa’s Taliban”
For those who have been sending me this manifesto. A two-day reader of my blog would have known that I would never ever sign it, not even if a gun is aimed at my head. I mean where do I begin–not the song? Notice that according to the dudes, anti-Zionism is “racism.” And I can’t [...]
A Syrian was sentenced to 6 months in jail for insulting the President of Syria. He did not insult him enough, I think.
“..a search of Lexis-Nexis shows that over the last week the New York Times has published approximately 22 articles and columns mentioning “Haditha,” compared to more than 40 articles and columns that mention the GOP hot-button issue of “immigration.” Same for the Washington Post and Los Angeles Times; both devoted far more print space in [...]
Why do I feel that I have seen this movie before, and did not seem to enjoy it the first time around. AEI revives the Jordanian-Palestinian Federation idea, and Bernard Lewis is pleased. You have to listen to the Jordanian `Abdu-s-Salam Majali talk about “the psychology of the Arabs” in the Q & A.
“Kidnappings tear at Iraq’s frayed social fabric: Sectarianism appears to be growing motive as numbers rise.”
Bush claims that Somalia has WMDs, that Abu Mus`ab Az-Zarqawi (or a cousin of his) is roaming freely in the streets of Mogadishu, and that there are links between the Islamic Courts’ militia and Al-Qa`idah.
Bush Doctrine Update. Al-Quds Al-`Arabi reports about Iraqi “street” speculation that negotiations “are under way” to return Saddam to power.
“Population Transfers, Land Theft and Bankrupt Ghettos: Palestine: It’s All Over” (Oh, no. It ain’t over. Not even if Ariel Sharon sings.)
“NEAR NABLUS: At left, a Palestinian woman stands in an ‘inspection booth’ at a checkpoint near Nablus. At right, Palestinian civilian men await inspection at the Abu Dis checkpoint in the West Bank.”
“Indonesia Tells the U.S. It Has an Image Problem: Rumsfeld gets an unusually blunt lecture on the war on terrorism from a key ally.”
I know I reported this 40,400 times before, but I still get excited at the news. Anther senior aide to Abu Mus`ab Az-Zarqawi has been captured. It is widely believed that his capture will lead to the capture of 20,000 senior aides to Zarqawi.
“A burial site in eastern Lebanon originally believed to be a mass grave for victims of Syria’s military presence is actually a graveyard dating to the 17th century, a Lebanese prosecutor said in a statement published Wednesday.” Jubran Tuwayni claimed at the time that the Syrian government committed genocide “like Rwanda.” Hariri rag, Al-Mustaqbal, asserted [...]
“Bullied by the Eunuchs”
Hassan Az-Zayn analyzes the Arab media coverage of the Iranian issue. Al-Arabiyya, he found, is most guilty of parroting Gulf governments.
Look how Hariri rag, Al-Mustaqbal, looks for Syrian “violators” of the law to showcase on its crime page.
The new leader of Mogadishu promises to found an Islamic Republic. This only proves my theory: that Bush’s legacy will actually be the spread of Islamic rules in the Middle East, and not the spread of democracy.
“Indigenous peoples: The dispossessed”