Archive for November 30, 2006
“The Lebanese government has nearly doubled the size of its security forces with some 11,000 mostly Sunni Muslim and Christian troops in recent months, and armed them with donated weapons and vehicles from the United Arab Emirates, a Sunni Gulf state.”
Why `Allawi and Chalabi will be packing soon.
“An Israel Defense Forces soldier, who shot and seriously injured a Palestinian at a roadblock, was sentenced to 14 days in a military prison.”
Why you should not swim if you are smoking crack.
“According to the study, 63 percent of the Arabic students in high school said they were studying it because they wanted to “serve in intelligence.” Zuf Aragman, also of Rosh Ha’ayin, chose it because she wanted to study another language. “Pupils think that those who study Arabic do it only to get into intelligence, but [...]
Somebody asked me why the protests in Jordan against Bush’s visit were small. The answer is obvious: Arab and Muslims masses are busy expressing outrage over…Danish cartoons. Whenever you feel Muslim/Arab masses are sleeping, you can wake them up with…Danish cartoons.
From the demonstration that followed the assassination of Pierre Gemayyel in Beirut. (thanks Rami)
Who takes this man seriously, on anything he says: ““The appointment of Desmond Tutu as head of the fact-finding mission to Beit Hanun is an extension of the anti-Israel kangaroo court tactics used by the UN Human Rights Council,” said ADL National Director Abraham Foxman.” In different times, and in different places, Foxman could easily [...]
The slogans and goals that are guiding the agenda of the opposition movement in Lebanon are quite small, petty, and sectarian although I am fully in favor of bringing down the Sanyurah government. The movement should have started earlier, and should have focused on his collaborative role during the Israeli war on Lebanon, and on [...]
My friend in Lebanon today told me that he went into an internet cafe in Beirut. On the door, there was a sign. It said: “It is strictly forbidden to discuss politics inside.” That is how tense the situation is. At IC (a private high school in Beirut), students were instructed that they can’t discuss [...]