Archive for November 13, 2006
Standards of the Times. An insider told this to somebody who told me. The New York Times correspondent in South Lebanon, SABRINA TAVERNISE, was writing a story about Bin Jubayl after the end of the Israeli war on Lebanon. The story had a line of how Hizbullah fighters were emerging from their underground hiding places. [...]
Mecca for sale.
“Being a Washington Wise Man does not require much wisdom. Baker has a “conviction”, said a columnist on Sunday in the Washington Post, “that Iraq is the central foreign policy issue confronting the US”. Wow. Now there’s an insight. Actually, it is a nice insight into the Baker mentality – that he can apparently imagine [...]
Make no mistake about it. Robert Fisk writes the exact talking points of the Hariri family when he writes on Lebanon. He is just unreadable on Lebanon, ever since he lost his friend, Rafiq Hariri. (thanks Rania)