Archive for November 28, 2006
Now we know where Yunus (who has engineered the best system for poor people to spy on one another) stands on welfare: “The welfare system is designed to keep people in poverty rather than take them out of poverty.”
“Ad Blitz Satirizes Lebanon’s Divides”(I suspiciously noticed that those “non-sectarian” ads ran more in some sectarian media (Hariri Inc) over others. So those anti-Sectarians find some sectarianisms worse than others?)
I was reading the statements by Sulayman Franjiyyah and Talal Arsalan in the wake of their visit to Amin Gemayyel. I thought that they were visiting Nelson Mandela. And the Hizbullah delegation that visited Gemayyel spoke highly of the “family.” It is a “family” alright–in the same way that Charlie Manson founded a “family.”
“After fleeing violence and persecution in Iraq, hundreds of thousands of Iraqis living in Jordan face a daily threat of arrest, fines and deportation because the Jordanian government treats them as illegal immigrants rather than refugees, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today.” (But notice how mildly HRW expressed itself on the matter [...]
Lebanese Prime minister Sanyurah assumed that Bush’s pat on his shoulder is sufficient to empower him. Sanyurah is now the prisoner of the prime minister’s headquarters in downtown Beirut (he has not been to his home in months now): just like Karzai. Just like Karzai. Why can’t people learn from history regarding the plight of [...]
Look at the medals on his chest. For what? Courage under fire? Or great performances in video games?
The US administration thinks that John Bolton’s daily dosage of wisdom on Lebanon is sufficient to tip the balance in favor of Hariri Inc in that country’s conflict. This is like assuming that Bush’s constant assertions that he is “making progress in Iraq” is sufficient to achieve progress in Iraq.
This is the first time ever that I read the expression “engaged in prayer”–notice that even prayer is a dangerous act for some Westerners when “perpetrated” by Muslims: “Muslim religious leaders removed from a Minneapolis flight last week exhibited behavior associated with a security probe by terrorists and were not merely engaged in prayers…”
The arrest of the armed militia men of the Lebanese Forces: make no mistake about it. LBC-TV’s Pierre Ad-Dahir is trying to cover up for Samir Ja`ja` (or ga`ga` in Egyptian dialect). He will ask for a price: to control more of LBC-TV. I hear that the former head of the terrorist apparatus of Lebanese [...]
The revelation in the Israeli media of secret negotiations between the Israeli government and Marwan Barghuti only confirms my early theory about him: that he can’t be trusted. Didn’t enjoy his work for Oslo, and don’t trust whatever he is doing now.
“The U.S. military is no longer able to defeat a bloody insurgency in western Iraq or counter al-Qaeda’s rising popularity there, according to newly disclosed details from a classified Marine Corps intelligence report that set off debate in recent months about the military’s mission in Anbar province.”
“Violence and persecution follow Europe’s downtrodden minority across the continent: Eight million Roma find political voice in face of evictions and mob attack“
Of course there are rumors floating all around Lebanon; people are saying that a ship of arms arrived weeks ago into Junyah and was divided between Jumblat and Ja`ja` (ga`ga` in the Egyptian dialect). Others talks of Israeli weapons found on the coast of Na`mah. I can’t confirm. But I know names of Druze villages [...]