Archive for January 29, 2007
John Bolton: “Si les Irakiens ne redressent pas la situation, c’est leur problÃƒÂ¨me” (thanks Fadi)
“”Those people who send those smart bombs: They don’t have kids,” charges Mrs. Amro, taking a tissue from her handbag to wipe the marble grave that carries all three names. “Those smart bombs don’t know if it is children or warriors,” says grandfather Said Yatim, noting that 14 children were killed in this strike. “Why [...]
A new Microsoft product is released with great fanfare and…viruses.
By the way, does anybody know if Alan Dershowitz had “helped draft” the Lebanese Constitution in 1926? Thanks.
So As`ad AbuKhalil, the governor of Najaf, called me, upon learning that we have the same name. He asked if he can use the title, Angry Arab. I said: no way. He asked for another title that he can use. I gave him the title: Puppet Arab. He said that he will start his own [...]
People of Al-Karak in Jordan prohibited Shi`ite visitors from entering the town to pay homage to a Shi`ite tomb. The Jordanian government keenly protects its sectarian reputation. House of Saud and their lackeys have only two weapons in their arsenals: 1) money; 2) sectarian agitation and mobilization. (Incidentally, these are the weapons of Hariri Inc [...]
The Kuwait ambassador in Washington, DC was in my high school, and rode in my school bus. The new Saudi ambassador was my classmate in graduate school. Amazingly, I disliked them from back then.
There are people in the Arab press who think that Thomas Friedman and Fareed Zakaria are “thinkers.” I feel bad for those people. I really do.
I am not exaggerating when I say that An-Nahar carries a story once a year at least about some Lebanese who “invented a cure” for cancer (sometimes it is AIDS). Here, a story of a 24-year old Lebanese who “invented a cure” for cancer. Tell An-Nahar that a Lebanese-born person–me–is working on a cure for [...]
I swear that I know some Arabs who live for 2 years in the West, and then they pretend that they can’t speak Arabic anymore. Lebanese are known for that.
Elitism. Now, many TV programs have audiences. Hariri (Future) TV has a new program. I hate the name and the premise. The name is “The Most Beautiful People” (Ahla An-Nas); the premise: an audience of people who are university students, exclusively. The host is Zahi Wahbi: a former fighter in Rabitat Ash-Shaghghilah (Toilers’ League): a [...]
Given all the turmoil in the Middle East, it makes sense that Hariri TV devotes a special program on the death of Su’ad Husni.
Israel has been killing Palestinians non-stop: decade, last year, last month, and last week. The world only takes notice when Palestinians resort to violence of their own. That tells a lot, no?
“Najaf Governor Asaad Abu Khalil originally implied…” Oh, I forgot to inform my readers that I have been working as a puppet governor of Najaf lately. Pay is good, and the hours are short. And let me tell you: since the surge was announced, and after the arrival of the 20,000 additional US troops, my [...]
This is good. Norman Finkelstein catching Dershowitz about “helping draft” UNSC 242. Warning: this is a delicious video moment.
So the propaganda arm of the White House which sent a team to Davos, arranged for an interview on LBC-TV with Craig Barrett, chairman of Intel, in order to show the Lebanese that the American private sector is also fully in support of the Sanyurah government. So Barrett appeared on the LBC-TV show, Al-Hadath, and [...]
This just in. Alan Dershowitz reveals that he had “helped draft” the American Constitution. When asked why he never has revealed his role, he said that his modesty prevented him.
Regarding the claim that Alan Dershowitz had “helped draft” UNSC 242. You know, it is possible that you remember an important role that you had played decades after the fact. For example–and please don’t take this as bragging–I in fact helped draft the Treaty of Versailles but I really don’t like to brag about it. [...]
This just in: Alan Dershowitz reveals that he in fact had helped draft the Treaty of Westphalia. Yes, he was young but Ferdinand III asked for his input.