Archive for February, 2007

Fatfat Update. Minister of Ping Pong and Youth, Ahmad Fatfat, met with the ambassador of Belgium today.

Posted on February 28, 2007 by As'ad

Do you notice that US puppets really look like…puppets when they meet with their master? (thanks Sara) (Make sure to click on the picture to enlarge NOW. And notice the shopping bag on the floor next to Hadley’s desk (to the right of him); the Lebanonese delegation, it seems, brought gifts to Mr. Hadley. Is […]

Posted on February 28, 2007 by As'ad

“Whites in the ancient world rarely equated blackness with subordination, Dr. Snowden argued, because the black people they encountered were rarely slaves. (Most slaves in the Roman Empire, for instance, were white.) Instead, they met blacks who were warriors, statesmen and mercenaries.”

Posted on February 28, 2007 by As'ad

مات كما عاش: طليق اليدين، حرّاً

لم يكن رجلاً عادياً. لم يكن صحافياً عادياً. جوزف سماحة: كان نوعاً آخر من الصحافيين، في لبنان وفي العالم. مع جوزف سماحة، كنتَ تشعر بأنّ الصحافة شكل من أشكال النضال، في وطن (هذا إذا جازت تسمية لبنان بالوطن) تحولت فيه الصحافة إلى نوع من أنواع الارتزاق والارتهان. كم واحداً مِن رؤساء التحرير العرب يستطيع أن […]

Posted on February 28, 2007 by admin

The real motives of SEYMOUR M. HERSH. So Hariri propagandist (or one of many in Lebanon), Muhammad Salam, was on LBC-TV. He was asked about the recent article by Hersh in the New Yorker. He stated that Seymour (or Sighmoore, as he pronounced his name) is part of a large conspiracy web: According to Salam–I […]

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

For those who care: my radio interview on Saudi Arabia.

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

“The wife of the owner of a popular television station in Nablus’s old city vowed yesterday that it would return to the airwaves despite the arrest of her husband and the seizure of vital broadcasting equipment by Israeli soldiers. Sanabel TV went off the air after troops took away computers, digital cards, cassettes, DVD, video […]

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

Fouad Ajami stumbles on an insight: “There is bigotry in Arab lands”. As for non-Arab lands, all are free of bigotry. Good night.

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

“Innocent people across the world are now paying the price of the “Iraq effect”, with the loss of hundreds of lives directly linked to the invasion and occupation by American and British forces. An authoritative US study of terrorist attacks after the invasion in 2003 contradicts the repeated denials of George Bush and Tony Blair […]

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

“A group of Irish Roman Catholic bishops on Tuesday called into question Ireland’s commercial ties with Israel, saying Israel has made the Gaza Strip “little more than a large prison” for Palestinians. “Where there is evidence of systematic abuse of human rights on a large scale, as in the Occupied Territories, there are questions that […]

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

I dedicate this news item to the March 14th Movement in Lebanon: “The United States and the Iraqi government are launching a new diplomatic initiative to invite Iran and Syria to a neighbors meeting on stabilizing Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.” (In other news, Jumblat, Hariri, and Ja`ja` (Ga`ga`) still think that […]

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

“Negev desert nomads on the move again to make way for Israel’s barrier”

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

Puppets in Conflict: `Adil `Abdul-Mahdi accuses another Shi`ite (puppet) official of responsibility for the assassination attempt on him.

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

Walid Jumblat: Iranian “civilization is characterized with some cunningness and vagueness.” (I am translating from this Arabic version of his talk). Jumblat is working on a book titled, the Persian Mind.

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

Israeli occupation forces fighting…”terrorism.”

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

My eulogy (in Arabic) of Joseph Samahah in Al-Akhbar. “He died just as he lived: Hands unbound, free”.

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

Of all the eulogies about Joseph, Hanady’s eulogy brought tears to my eyes. Hanady writes, as usual, with modesty, honesty, and sincerity. At times of distress, we write about our own suffering, but Hanady writes about the suffering of others, always. I know how much Joseph loved Hanady, and how much he wanted her to […]

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

An Iraqi family expresses its joy over the new security plan for Baghdad.

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

Since the end of the Israeli war on Lebanon in the summer, Israel has been violating Lebanese airspace more than 5 times per….day. In other news, Walid Jumblat called from DC for an end to Syrian violation of Lebanon’s sovereignty. Yesterday, a leader from `Awn’s forces reminded Lebanese on New TV that Jumblat back in […]

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad

Hizbullah still foolishly thinks that Walid Jumblat and Samir Ja`ja` (Ga`ga` in Egyptian accent) operate independently of Hariri Inc.

Posted on February 27, 2007 by As'ad