Archive for October 29, 2006
“Israeli barrier and settlement to leave West Bank village with nowhere to go”
“Anyway, what Cheney actually said 17 months ago was that the insurgency was in its “last throes.” That was much stronger than saying we were “over the hump” regarding violence. Beware of people who misquote themselves while purporting to display candor.”
Al-Quds Al-Arabi is reporting that Iyad `Allawi’s bloc in parliament has split into three factions. `Allawi is between London and Beirut, while `Adnan Pachachi (the second leader of the bloc) is between UAE and London. The newspaper is also reporting that the missing US soldier in Iraq is the brother of Intifad Qanbar, the Chalabi [...]
Go celebrate. Another lousy writer from the Tuwayni family who can’t write Arabic.
Many successful Lebanese journalists are no more than nudama’ (as they used to call them in the books of Arabic turath) (entourage or hangers on of sorts) of oil princes.
If the official Israeli delegation was visiting any other Arab country other than Qatar, AlJazeera and Hizbullah would have noticed, and…yelled.
The speech by Ziyad Rahbani in the commemorative rally of the Lebanese Communist Party. (Happy birthday Lebanese Communist Party).
For those harboring illusions, Hasan Nasrallah had a long meeting last Friday with the Saudi ambassador in Lebanon.
2% of Lebanese posses 60% of bank deposits in Lebanon.
It looks like US officials are now negotiating with Saddam’s Ba`thists in Amman in the hope of making the occupation “better” for the Bush administration.
According to Al-Akhbar, a staff member of the US embassy in Beirut was caught smuggling silencers into Beirut.
You can’t accuse American reporters of not doing their job. Here, an interviewer poses a question to Secretary Rumsfeld: “AGAR: Yeah, I think we are keeping them busy in Iraq, and God bless our troops for doing that. Those who want to support the troops — I know you have a website for that.”
An American reporter posed this question to the US Secretary of Defense: “Q Mr. Secretary, there were some pretty biting comments from Prime Minister Maliki today.”
Well, I am glad to report that Judith Miller is back, and she is still searching for Iraqi WMDs. She will find them. Just give her time.
“Suskind: We know that almost everything from the tool kit was tried: extraordinary techniques that included hot and cold water-boarding and threats of various kinds. We tried virtually everything with Binalshibh. But he was resistant, and my understanding of that interrogation is that we got very, very little from it. At one point, there was [...]
Sisley, Alfred, Provencher’s Mill at Moret, 1883.
“SEC. RUMSFELD: Indeed. And of course, some of the leaders, like in Iran, have a martyrdom complex where they envision that their world will see chaos and violence and destruction.” (thanks Mouin)
“Bush to Iraqi PM: You are not a puppet” (Iraqi PM to Bush: I AM a puppet. I am a puppet).
This is the US media. As far as the US media are concerned, Michael Young speaks on behalf of Shi`ite Arabs, and Noah Feldman speaks on behalf of Sunni Arabs. Notice that he conflates Sunni Arab public opinion with House of Saud.
Faysal Al-Qasim on the failure of the US propaganda media in the Arab world.