Archive for December 20, 2006
“”You guys took it from my house,” she said through an interpreter hired by the Marines. “Why did you people come to my house? Only children live there, no men.””
“”He’s a destructive figure in recent Lebanese history,” said Michael Young, opinion editor for Lebanon’s Daily Star newspaper. “Lebanon has never been so divided, and the Christian community, since his return, has never been so divided. Like many a demagogue, he lives off division.”” (Now I like the writings of Megan Stack. But should she [...]
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Saudi Arabia has a new ambassador in Washington, DC. He was a classmate of Angry Arab.
“But since the February bombing, Sistani’s words have had little impact, Iraqi officials say. Shiite militias have attacked Sunni Arab mosques. Bodies of young Sunni men, blindfolded and tortured with drills, turn up daily in ditches and trash dumps. Sistani has made three fruitless statements to stop the killings.” (Notice that these articles in the [...]
Wahhabi moon inspectors–I am not making this up–just announced the beginning of a new Hijri month.
Look at this sentence in liberal Haaretz: “The malice, deception and aggression embodied in the way the state took over lands belonging to private individuals, even if they are Palestinians….” (thanks Suheir)
“U.S. ambassador appears to confirm Israeli-Saudi contacts”
“The father of a 14-year-old girl shot dead by Israel [occupation soldiers] soldiers near Tul Karm on Tuesday was not allowed [by Israeli occupation government] to attend his daughter’s funeral on Wednesday.”
Luqman Ahmad is Al-Arabiya correspondent in Washington, DC. He ended his report on Bush’s press conference today by nothing that it was noteworthy in “the candid message” that Bush delivered to the American people. He concluded by saying that Bush is a very good-looking guy.
“Israeli road obstacles rise by 40% in a year, strangling the Palestinians, says UN“
Her daughter (13), Du`a’ `Abdul-Qadir, was shot yesterday by Israeli occupation soldiers. She is holding a copy of the Qur’an with Du`a”s blood on it.
Upper class Lebanese never go to “a restaurant.” They always go the “best restaurant” in the country or the world. They never shop at “a store.” They shop at “the best store” in the world. Upper class Lebanese never watch Arabic movies; they don’t even know who Su`ad Husni is.
How cute. The Jerusalem correspondent of Fox News is married to a correspondent of the New York Times. I used to think that Jennifer Griffen of Fox News is less bad than CNN correspondents, and she is in her reports. But I watched her on C-Span, and it was unbelievable. How little she knows about [...]
Upper class Lebanese also think it is civilized to pretend to not know Arabic. Among upper class Lebanese, it is common to converse in English or French–bad English and bad French. Just the other day, Prime Minister Sanyurah was meeting with a Lebanese commercial delegation, and then he suddenly switched to English. He pronounced the [...]
“Iraqi soldiers bit the heads off frogs and ate the heart of a rabbit as signs of courage on Wednesday at a ceremony to transfer Najaf province, home to one of Shi’ite Islam’s holiest shrines, from U.S. to Iraqi control.” So who trained them in courage?
“Pomos made a point of writing impenetrable prose: it was necessary, Foucault argued, if they were to be taken seriously.” (thanks Laleh)
In one column, Thomas Friedman managed to condense age-old stereotypes, generalizations, cliches, and ill-informed swipes. (thanks Molly)
Syrian officials will continue to praise the “professionalism” of Brammertz until they are led to the gallows. (Brammertz was seen talking to a Hariri adviser a few days ago in NY City.)
Commenting on the Iranian president, Bush: ” My message to the Iranian people is you can do better…” (Commenting on the American president, Angry Arab: “My message to the American people is you can do better…”)