Archive for November 22, 2006
“”Homegrown bananas!” one vendor shouted.”
“The number of civilians killed in Iraq reached a record monthly high of 3,709 in October, mostly a result of sectarian violence, according to a U.N. report released Wednesday.” (Will the UN Security Council investigate their murder? Will the Pope, who was praying–whatever that means–for Pierre Gemayyel today–be praying for them too?)
Robert Fisk is now reduced to writing propaganda lines on Lebanon: “Israelis abused Siniora’s democratic government…” This man is now unreadable on Lebanon. And notice his last why-can’t-they-all-get-along line at the end. How insightful and original.
“Palestinian sources have claimed that Saudi Arabia has severed relations with Hamas in recent weeks, and the Saudi government is consequently refusing to meet with senior Hamas officials.”
“UN okays Lebanon request to add Gemayel slaying to probe” (I request to add Bayt Hanun to probe)
“The assassination of Pierre Gemayel could not therefore have come at a more opportune moment for the March 14 alliance. Just two days before the planned start of mass public protests, the assassination halted the opposition’s momentum.”
Can somebody kindly make Saddam stop writing poems in his jail cell? Thanks.
What Western AND Arab media have not reported: like with every assassination in Lebanon, Syrian workers in Lebanon were subjected to physical and verbal abuse. Lebanese media are not permitted to report on that. One newspaper printed a picture of Lebanese Forces’ thugs trying to stop a car full of Syrians.
Harakat Al-Yasar Ad-Dimuqrati promised to contribute three demonstrators to the demonstration today. They tried to send four, but they were not able to find a fourth supporter.
A Hizbullah official calls Walid Jumblat a “spotted snake.”
Another sign of the genius of mini-Hariri. Jan `Aziz reveals that Sa`d Hariri wanted Pierre Gemayyel to be president of Lebanon.
The Hijazi King of Jordan: a rare moment away from his Playstation.
Tony Blair: distraught over the death of Pierre Gemayyel.
I was reading the statement by Harakat Al-Yasar Ad-Dimuqrati (a mere tool of Hariri Inc). What is Left about this movement, tell me? I know it is rather comical for a movement that has some 12 members (if that) to speak on behalf of its “masses.” It also called right-wing Pierre Gemayyel “a promising man.” [...]
Walid Jumblat, brags that he can surf the internet. Today, he said that the elaph site is Syrian. It is in fact Saudi and is known for being the most anti-Syrian site there is. But Jumblat subscribes to the New York Review of Books. Is that not something?
The American government (with great fanfare (the last word is etymologically originally Arabic) in the Hariri media) has announced a substantial increase in US military aid to Lebanon. Who knows: maybe the US government will also get to train Lebanese military officers and police too. And we know how helpful that has been for the [...]
Amin Gemayyel was talking to Mayy Shidyaq on LBC-TV. He said that when his son Pierre was made Minister of Industry, he did not “know anything about the ministry.” How nice.
The Lebanese government assigns special agents from the Security of the State apparatus–there is such an apparatus, I kid you not–to protect high government officials. As soon as the attackers showed up, the highly trained special agent…fled the scene. He later claimed that his revolver did not work.
I am not making this up. The prime minister of Lebanon yesterday said that he is “a statesman.” I am not making this up.