Archive for January 17, 2007
You may not care, but I may not be able to blog until I return to California on Saturday. Wait: I may blog from Calgary on Friday. I am not sure.
`Umar Nashshabah on Lebanese Racism (against Palestinians)
I saw a report from Iraq by CNN correspondent in Baghdad Arwa something. She has an Arabic name and speaks Arabic fluently as I saw in that report when she talked in Arabic with an Iraqi official. But she ended her report like this: “This is a nation where brutality is the norm” or words [...]
Fadil Al-Barrak. When Barzan Takriti was about to be hanged, he claimed his innocence and blamed Fadil Al-Barrak. Fadil Al-Barrak should be studied: he introduced new techniques to the mode of oppression and surveillance in Iraq. He was the “scholar” (with a PhD in social science) who put “science” in the service of tyranny. Does [...]
Bush “still insisted that Iraqis should be grateful to America for starting the war.” He is right, if you think about it. I mean, why should the Iraqis not be grateful for all the killing and devastation that Bush brought to their country? In fact, Kanan Makiyya has already thanked America but he may not [...]
“Saudis consider sending troops to Iraq”. Now that is a really brilliant idea. Oh, yeah. I wonder why nobody came up with it before. In fact, I feel so enthusiastic about it that I recommend that Saudi government dispatches a special brigade comprising all the grandsons of `Abdul-`Aziz. This–plus the additional 20,000 US troops (not [...]
I am not kidding. Yesterday, my hosts took me to a different Thai restaurant here in Toronto. I ordered Japanese Green Tea. He served me the same kind of tea that I talked about earlier–it came in the same beautiful tea bag with a little stick running through the bag. So I asked–yet again–for the [...]