Archive for October 24, 2006
“More than 100 U.S. service members have signed a rare appeal urging Congress to support the “prompt withdrawal” of all American troops and bases from Iraq, organizers said yesterday. “Staying in Iraq will not work and is not worth the price. It is time for U.S. troops to come home,” reads the statement of a [...]
It is not a good sign when you don’t even trust your puppets. US troops today invaded the offices of a TV station owned by the most trusted Shi`ite ally of the US: the Higher Council of the Islamic Revolution in Iraq (is there something ironic that such a council is the closest ally of [...]
“Niger orders expulsion of Arabs” (thanks John)
“The Taliban were demonstrating their control over a wide region. These are the same Taliban that Brigadier Ed Butler, the commander of British forces in the region, said were “practically defeated” in Helmand.”
Iraq war: the video.
“Yet one of Young-Bruehl’s chief strategies for showing Arendt’s relevance today is to speculate on what her mentor would have thought about events since her death. As Young-Bruehl dissects The Origins of Totalitarianism (1951), a veritable “field manual” for identifying an enemy, we get sentences such as, “She would, for example, have taken the measure [...]
“FEAR AND MONEY IN DUBAI” (thanks Maryum)
“Asian Workers Trafficked to Build World’s Largest Embassy” (thanks Kathy)
`Adnan Abu `Awdah. I forgot to mention this regarding the episode (Part I) on Abu `Awdah on AlJazeera’s Ziyarah Khassah. Abu `Awdah told viewers that he was always different from people around him (he meant better); that he was more skeptical. He attributed that–I am not making this up–to regularly reading Time magazine. For me, [...]
A US commander in Iraq said that security could be transferred into Iraqi hands in 12 months or so. Is the transfer of security different from the transfer of sovereignty? Because sovereignty was transferred to Iraqis two years ago as you may remember.
Karen Hughes wearing a Persian carpet during a meeting with Muslims for the `Id. Karen Hughes really thinks that she is being very effective in winning “hearts and minds” of Muslims with her gimmicks. Look at this. And what is that on her hair? A Persian carpet? But you have to admire Karen Hughes. She [...]
This is hilarious. Iraqi deputy puppet prime minister was in London. He pleaded with the US and UK to not flee Iraq. The clock is ticking. Puppets must already be packing their bags. `Allawi is already building a house in Beirut. Since Barham Salih is scared, I suggest that the occupiers take him away with [...]
“Israel carried out 7,000 air raids and fired 160,000 artillery projectiles into Lebanon, a tiny country. That’s about two air raids and 40 projectiles per square mile. But the punishment was not evenly distributed. Israel’s war was aimed specifically at Lebanon’s Shiite population. Shiite neighborhoods in Beirut were destroyed, but other neighborhoods remained untouched. Shiite [...]