Archive for January 16, 2007
“Arab Group Signals Iran To Avoid Meddling in Iraq”. I just like the headline of this article in the WP. “Arab group.” How about “Group of Arab Puppets” or “Group of Client Regimes”?
To his credit, comrade Khalid Saghiyyah takes a swipe at the Saudi ambassador in Lebanon (and indirectly at his own newspaper), and he makes a reference to Hizbullah’s relationship with Saudi Arabia.
You have to take a look at this look at House of Saud’s Family Council (by Prince Talal)
“America has been delighted by Mongolia’s support for its military operations in Iraq, including the dispatch of some 200 support troops. This is the first time Mongolian troops have been stationed in Iraq since Genghis’s grandson, Hulagu, conquered Baghdad.” PS Does anybody know if the Chinese-made Genghis Khan TV mini-series have been shown in US?
When you follow the (Saudi-funded) Arab media, you reach this inescapable conclusions: orders from above have pushed the story of the agony of the Palestinian people to the back pages.
Evidence that Bush has constructed yet another democracy: “Somalia’s Ethiopian-backed transitional government shut down four broadcasters yesterday, including a major network founded by three Somali-born Canadians, who were trying to help rebuild their violence-ravaged homeland.”
“A Moroccan court convicted a magazine editor and a reporter Monday on charges of defamation for printing heard-on-the-street jokes about religion and politics, the latest case in which journalists here have been punished for trying to make readers laugh.”
Why is this not a bigger story: “Some at Guantanamo Mark 5 Years in Limbo”. Faysal Al-Qasim’s Al-Ittijah Al-Mu`akis is devoting today’s show to the issue.
Saudi media has been doing a weird dance as of late. On the one hand, they support the US occupation of Iraq and refer to outside interferences in Iraq (but only in reference to Iran and Syria). Yet, the Saudi media has now become quite sympathetic to Saddam and his family. The requirement of their [...]
Do you notice that the White Man is still obsessed with Idi Amin? Does the White Man even know that Idi Amin is dead? Do they use Idi Amin as a show case for their stereotypes of the Black Man? And did Bush cause the death of more people than Idi Amin?
F. sent me this: “ “Al-Arabiya’s program Panorama the other day discussed the results of a survey of Arab public opinion conducted with the British YouGov organization. … 88% named Israel the “greatest threat to the security and future of the region”, followed by the United States (no number given), al-Qaeda at 41% and then [...]
Next July, I will be doing a tour of Pakistani universities. Gen. Musharraf: here I come.
A Canadian escorted `Amr Musa during his last visit to the US. He told me that during drives between destinations, Musa showed no interest in knowing about Arabs in Canada. But he was most distracted by admiring passing cars: “Look at that beautiful car,” he would marvel. His accompanying “fixer” was distracted by another task: [...]
I don’t know if this document is true, but whether it is true or not my theory still holds: Arab regimes are willing to trample on Palestinian rights thrice, and on their own sovereignty twice, all in order to stay in power.
“We are not leaving, Gates warns Iran”
“The UN today said almost 35,000 civilians were killed in Iraq last year – a sharp increase on the numbers previously reported by the Iraqi government.”