Archive for July 27, 2006
Ayman Adh-Dhawahiri and the Saudi role in the Conspiracy. It is a sign that Ayman Adh-Dhawihiri showed up his face and gave one of his tedious fulminations–fortunately, all his calls fall on deaf Muslim ears. But it was public opinion pressures–even Al-Qa`idah feels them. This is a sign of what is building up among he [...]
This is a new standard of lies, even for Israeli propaganda: “Israeli commanders had earlier said the town was under control, but Shachar said the army never intended to conquer Bint Jbeil. Rather, he said, its goal was to “control the town from outside“. Control from outside? How does that work? Like, can I control [...]
Who cares what Prince Hasan of Jordan thinks about anything? Really.
“”The Israelis are radicalising Lebanon, even liberal democrats like me. I took part in last year’s demonstrations against Syria. I was a critic of Hizbullah. Now I cannot help but support Hizbullah’s fighters who are defending our country.” What about Hizbullah’s rocket attacks on Haifa? “It’s right,” she replied. “It’s not only Lebanese who should [...]
“‘It seems we and Uncle Sam think that shooting people is a good idea’”“
For those who care, I will be commenting on the latest developments on AlJazeera in two hours from now (by phone), on the morning newscast.
Syrian propaganda is always jarring. These days, it is even more jarring.
The foolish political miscalculations of Hizbullah: the Lebanese political scene. My sister and comrades in Lebanon have asked me to refrain in this period from criticizing Hizbullah. But how could I not? After listening to the official statement of the Council of Ministers today? When I watched Minister of Information, Ghazi Al-`Aridi, pay one tribute-after-another [...]
It is hilarious to see Western media quoting the Kuwaiti daily, As-Siyasah, not knowing that its reports on Lebanon over the last two years have been as reliable as Bush’s allegations of Iraqi WMDs. And is it not funny when they treat the publisher, Ahmad Al-Jarallah, as a real “journalist”? But as long as the [...]
I must confess that I squirm every time I hear `Amr Musa. And today, it was worse. I heard him use the expression “stability in the Middle East.”
The children are shahd (8 months) and Maria (5) with their mother, Asma’ (33). All were killed by Israeli occupation troops in Jabalya, Palestine.
Scenes from Lebanon: if only those “pangs of birth” can stop.
I have written about the Arab media and the way. Mouin sent me his observations on Al-Manar since I can’t watch it here in the US anymore: “1. They are clearly on a war footing, and aspects of a personality cult re Nasrallah are evident, but at the same time have tried hard to be [...]
Dead civilian bodies are can still be seen in this van which was bombed by Israeli occupation forces on the road to Tibnin.
It is hilarous that Nasir Al-As`ad: is the Hariri Inc’s hope as as Shi`ite alternative, now that the two Hariri Shi`ite deputies, Basim As-Sab` and Ghazi Yusuf have fled the country. When Nasir Al-As`ad was in the Communist Action Organization during the civil war in the 1970s, he once was asked to buy sanwiches for [...]
Unintentionally, Bush is uniting Sunnis and Shi`ites while he thinks–or is being told–that he is dividing them.
Do you notice that Arab governments become more “democratic”–by Western standards–as soon as they adopt policies favorable to Israel? I mean, House of Saud’s rank in Freedom House has just been elevated this week.
Let me point out three not-so-small elements of the Bush Doctrine: they are the notion that Abu Mazen speaks for Palestinians, that Sanyurah speaks for the Lebanese people, and that House of Saud speaks for the Sunnis of the world. Dream on.
This is Zionism. The pro-Bush Al-Arabiya TV just aired a report about how the Arabs of Haifa are being prevented from entering some of the shelters of the city.
I forgot to say that crackpot Lebanese “presidential candidate”–whatever that means, but his title reminds me of Lyndon LaRouche here in the US–, Chibli Mallat, has been trying to meet with Hasan Nasrallah for 2 years now. They have refused to give him an appointment. Knowing what a crackpot he has become: I would not [...]