Archive for May 26, 2007
Hariri media found a picture of the car in which Shakir Al-`Absi (the leader of Fath-Al-Islam gang) was transported into Lebanon.
For those who follow the features of the conspiracy in the Middle East: “A U.S. helicopter crashed during a routine training mission in Jordan, injuring two pilots on board, the U.S. military announced Saturday.” In other news, the Jordanian government denied once again that the kingdom is hosting US troops on its territory.
Ahmad Fatfat, the indispensable Lebanese Minister of Sports, Youth, and Chess, denied that he held meetings with Shakir Al-`Absi (the leader of the Fath-Al-Islam gang). Fatfat, as is well-known, has maintained ties with the fanatical Salafi groups in North Lebanon.
Ahmad Musalli (an expert on Islamist movements from AUB) appeared on AlJazeera to comment on the developments. He believes that Saudi Arabia and the Hariri family (he was less explicit than I am here, but it was clear what he meant) were behind arming and financing the Al-Qa`idah groups in the Middle East (and he [...]
For conspiracy theorists. This news item says that Bahiyyah Al-Hariri called Walid Jumblat and told him “that Jund Ash-Sham in `Ayn Al-Hilwah camp, does not belong to Fath-Al-Islam, and that it is different from it. And Jumblat expressed interest in those clarifications.”
In one newscast, LBC-TV (the TV station of the Lebanese Forces militia) reported that the majority of the Palestinian civilians have left the Nahr Al-Barid refugee camp and that Fath-Al-Islam has prevented the refugees in Nahr Al-Barid from leaving the camp to use them as “human shield.” (Yes, Lebanonese nationalists need lessons in basic logic).
Arab governments, in a nutshell. The UAE sent shipment of arms to the Lebanese Army as it attacks the Nahr Al-Barid refugee camp, and it simultaneously sent blankets for the displaced refugees.
I saw a leader of the tiny organization Al-Yasar Ad-Dimuqrati (and organization with leaders but no members, an organization that uses the word left in its name and is aligned, sponsored, and supported by the extreme right-wing in Lebanon) on LBC-TV: he urged an immediate “hasm” (decisive military action) in the Nahr Al-Barid Camp. Oh, [...]
For me, it has always been clear. One olive tree in Palestine is worth more than all the cedars of Lebanon. Can you tell?
“Though he dresses in austere Iranian style, with a high-buttoned collarless shirt and no necktie, and follows the Iranian practice of not shaking hands with women, he is disarmingly informal and punctuates his comments with chuckles and grins.” What? Now I always turn to the pages of the New York Times for wisdom and insights [...]
So Shakir Al-`Absi (the gang leader of Fath Al-Islam) appeared in a video released through he internet. He reads Arabic better than the Saudi King but worse than a 5-year old Arab student. His statement (like Al-Qa`idah in Bilad Ash-Sham statement from the other day) spoke of a “third party” in reference to the Lebanese [...]
Is it not obscene to invite a leader of the Lebanese Forces (the surrogate Israeli militia that perpetrated the Sabra and Shatila massacres in 1982, among other massacres) to comment on Palestinian affairs? AlJazeera invited the Lebanese Forces minister (Minister of Sex Tourism in the Lebanese government) to comment on the developments in Lebanon. He [...]
Abu Ta`an may have the information. I am worried about his safety. Today, he appeared on camera to make an ambiguous statement to AlJazeera to the effect that he has not tendered his resignation Abbas Zaki. Resignation from what, you may ask. Well, since February of this year, he was dispatched with other fighters by [...]
The Lebanese Army has denied to AlArabiya TV that the US shipments of weapons and ammunition include cluster bombs. The Palestinians in the refugee camps of Lebanon can now relax.
“A Pew poll on Muslims in America painted a positive picture. So why was the coverage so negative?”
Hizbullah sent a delegation to the Lebanese Army command to offer condolences for those Lebanese soldiers who died. Will Hizbullah send a delegation to the families of Palestinians who were killed by Army and Security Forces attacks on Nahr Al-Barid?
“Over Christmas, Ethiopia, perhaps intending to provide a gift for the festive season to its American ally, invaded Mogadishu and expelled the Islamists. With thousands of Ethiopian troops in the country Гўв‚¬вЂќ and only a few African Union troops from elsewhere Гўв‚¬вЂќ savage battles took place in Mogadishu between the transitional government army (backed by [...]
A member of the Muslim `Ulama’ Association in Lebanon asked whether the assassination of Abu Jandal by Lebanese Security Forces was to conceal information that that he had (possibly of links between Hariri Inc and the fanatical groups in Lebanon).