Archive for December 11, 2006
Jimmy Carter who has just–just now–discovered the power of the pro-Israel lobby defines the state of Israel as a place “where democracy prevails and citizens live together and are legally guaranteed equal status.” This is YOUR Jimmy Carter.
The persistence of colonial foreign policy. Nothing epitomized the persistence of colonial foreign policy than a news item that was reported today uncritically and casually in all Lebanese media. You see, yesterday, Amin Gemayyel (the leader of the Lebanese fascist Phalanges Party) received two European delegations (back to back) that expressed sympathy for the Gemayyel [...]
“Saudi Ambassador to the United States Turki al-Faisal unexpectedly resigned Dec. 11, according to sources inside the Saudi Embassy in Washington, D.C. He was appointed to the post in July 2005.” (thanks John)
“Rep. Silvestre Reyes of Texas, who incoming House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tapped to head the Intelligence Committee when the Democrats take over in January, failed a quiz of basic questions about al Qaeda and Hezbollah, two of the key terrorist organizations the intelligence community has focused on since the September 11, 2001 attacks. When [...]
It is now official. Former commander of the Arab Lebanon Army (the Army that split from the Lebanese Army in 1976 with the support of `Arafat), Ahmad Al-Khatib, is now organizing the Hariri militia. When the Syrian army invaded Lebanon in 1976 to prevent the victory of the PLO-Lebanese National Movement, Al-Khatib was arrested. He [...]
Another Cedar “Revolution” crime: A follower of Jumblat kills an SSNP member. (Hariri media presented that as a “family” squabble”).
What Walid Jumblat said about Jubran Tuwayni (and his praise of Hizbullah) only a year ago.
By Sahar Burhan.
Sahar Burhan is a superb cartoonist. Her work in Al-Akhbar reminds me of the work of the great, `Ali Farzat.
Calculations of the Lebanese Minister of Finance.
Leave what you are doing. Leave it right now. The Lebanese conflict is now settled, once and for all. David Ignatius is visiting Lebanon and he has come out in support of Sanyurah. How can you now not support Sanyurah. In fact, as soon as I read the interview, I could not suppress my…tears, in [...]
Secretary-general of the Arab League, handpicked by Husni Mubarak, was concerned over tensions and conflict in Lebanon, Palestine, and Iraq. So he flew to…Washington, DC. Well, I have to be fair. He needed instructions.
I am jealous. Demonstrators in Iran burn pictures of the Iranian president in his presence. Why can’t we have that in Arab capitals?
“Gisele Khoury, right-wing propogandist and chat show host on Al-Arabiyah, has criticised the demonstrators in Beirut. She says it’s an invasion of the peasants (Southerners) – and a triumph of backwardness over moderity. (March 14th/Hariri apparently represents modernity).” Can somebody find me the link? (thanks Sasa)
Jamal Khashuqji was a Bin Laden follower who is now an ostensible liberal advocate. I did not enjoy him as a Bin Ladenite, and I don’t enjoy him as a “liberal” Wahhabi advocate. Here, he claims that the US has a “plan for Iraq.” Plan? What plan?
Chief Hariri propagandist, Farish Khashshan (who used to specialize in telling jokes to Syrian mukhabarat officers in Lebanon to amuse them) says that the demonstration of the opposition yesterday was small, and that many were “Syrian workers” and “Palestinian refugees.”
The grotesque “conference” in Iran on the holocaust was made more grotesque with the presence of David Duke.
“Eliminating gender discrimination and empowering women will have a profound and positive impact on the survival and well-being of children, according to a new UNICEF report issued on UNICEFÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s 60th anniversary.”
Joseph Samahah: on Hariri Inc and Sectarian Warfare
Puppets’ tears. Why are all US puppets in the Middle East crying? After Sanyurah and Karzai, now Muhammad Dahlan. Are they not feeling well?