Archive for March 1, 2007
Mu`ammar Qadhdhafi is still learning the new requirements of his new role as a puppet. Today, he declared Saddam to be a “saint.”
“Second, most Orientalists, far from being agents of empire, were bookish dons and quirky eccentrics.” As if you can’t be both. How much does it cost to take a college course on elementary logic?
“There are many indications that the prince, who served 22 years as Saudi ambassador to Washington, is behind the quiet slide his country is making toward Israel since the end of the second Lebanon war. In September, Bandar met with Olmert in Jordan. The secret meeting was made public in Israel later. Bandar’s meeting with [...]
How a dictator can turn into a “moderate” leader: “Meanwhile, the consulting firm McKinsey & Company has been working on the partial privatization of LibyaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Central Bank.” (thanks Amer)
Joseph Samahah wrote: “The Palestine cause left its mark on all of our lives.”(Joseph Samhah, Salam `Abir: Nahwa Hall `Arabi li-l-”Mas’alah Al-Yahudiyyah”), (Beirut: Dar An-Nahar, 1993), p. 10.
“‘Anti-Palestinian’ song faces ban from Eurovision” (US Congress considers adopting it as the new American national anthem).
“The United States appears to have made a major intelligence blunder over North Korea’s nuclear weapons programme, one that may have exacerbated tensions with Pyongyang over the past four years and goaded Kim Jong-Il into pressing ahead with last October’s live nuclear test, intelligence and Bush administration officials have said. The blunder does not concern [...]
This his hilarious: what Haaretz does not say is that the forum is no more than a Zionist front, and that its “leaders” are handpicked by Israeli officials. “Druze, Circassian forum: Israel should remain a Jewish state.” (Does this news item not remind you of the headline in the SF Chronicle from last week in [...]
“Senior officials in the defense establishment believe that Israel should strive for the achievement of an increase in American military aid. The current agreement that defines American aid to Israel will expire next year, and with it the civilian economic aid will end as well. Israel wants another $50 million annually in the coming decade [...]
Cedar Revolution: “Western intelligence agencies are worried by a growing concentration of terror operatives associated with the global jihad movement in Lebanon. Recent intelligence indicates that hundreds of Sunni Muslim terrorists from various Arab countries are currently residing around Tyre, mainly in a Palestinian refugee camp near the city. Some of the terrorists are apparently [...]
An article Joseph Samahah wrote back in August, 1982.
A Syrian boy in Lebanon was convicted by the Sanyurah government of “inciting sectarian tensions” in Lebanon.
“”The main thing was that there was a sense that American foreign policy was spinning out of control. The administration was looking at one series of failures after another and these were really beginning to damage national security,””
Marcel Ghanim aired a tribute to Joseph Samahah on his program today on LBC-TV. The segment featured Hanady talking about Joseph. It captured something essential in his personality: that he looks quiet and passive: until he starts talking. I could not stop crying.I don’t know why I keep bothering myself with the question: Did you [...]
“Professionalism” of AlArabiya TV. Today, on her silly program that I watch whenever I want to remember the agony of tooth extraction, Gizelle Khuri said that before appearing on the air, she made sure to check on the health of Iraqi puppet president, Jalal Talbani. By the way, I know of no person who in [...]
“Punctuality is not rigidly observed in many Middle Eastern and North African countries.” Now, I am known for being very punctual, and for being very impatient with tardiness, but I will not protest this generalization. But in Arab culture, it is insulting when you throw a shoe at somebody’s face on time. (thanks Julie)
“‘Senior administration official’ sounds a lot like Dick Cheney” (who later heard a loud boom)
The full text of the new Iraq oil and gas (puppet) law. (thanks Raed)
Translation of Ziyad Rahbani’s piece on Joseph Samahah (thanks Nicholas)
Michael Young, judging the political “independence” and principleness of Joseph Samahah, is like Thomas Friedman judging the logical coherence of Hannah Arendt. (thanks Kamal)