Archive for December 13, 2006
From the New Republic of all places (on Gemayyel’s assassnation): “Still, it wouldn’t come as such a shock to anybody who survived Lebanon’s bloody 15-year civil war, which was replete with examples of intra-sect killings. Christian leader Samir Geagea, head of the Lebanese Forces movement, was only recently released from prison for his links to [...]
“Liberal” Arab columnists are now reduced to write what right-wing Western columnists had written during the Cold war. Some originality, please.
I find this exchange interesting. It shows you that just like institutional anti-Semitism, holocaust denial is a Western Christian thing (not that some of those ideas can’t be peddled by people in the region who receive them–but note the source): “That speaker, an Iranian historian, Gholamreza Vatandoust, from Shiraz University, said, Ã¢â‚¬Å“Some facts about the [...]
Jimmy Carter: “I know that Israel is a wonderful democracy with equal treatment of all citizens whether Arab or Jew. And so I very carefully avoided talking about anything inside Israel.” You still want me to support this guy? (But you have to admit that the New York Times knows how to discredit any critic [...]
“Indeed, a great many unhappy trends have picked up speed lately: United States intelligence experts in Afghanistan report that suicide attacks rose from 18 in the first 11 months of 2005 to 116 in the first 11 months of 2006. Direct fire attacks went up from 1,347 to 3,824 during the same period, improvised explosive [...]
“Advisory: This film contains nudity, decapitations, forced sex, throat cuttings…” (Forced sex? Forced sex is not sex. Why not call it rape?)