Archive for May 28, 2007
Ilyas Khuri rules: the “US project” has nothing to do with the developments in Lebanon. So the US military planes transporting arms and ammunitions are…not related to Lebanon? OK. So it is all about a Syrian conspiracy. OK. So if you believe in a Syrian conspiracy in Lebanon, you are a leftist and show signs [...]
Liyanah Badr, the wife of Yasir `Abd-Rabbuh and a writer in her own right (although I am not a fan), was on Al-Arabiya TV. She has been fortunate to receiving funding for her recent movies from he Ministry of Culture in the PA (the Minister was her husband). She said that she makes an effort [...]
Brother by Lebanese poet Mikha’il Nu`aymah–he wrote it in 1917–(I have written about him in an earlier post and about my meeting with him at the age of 12) (my translation):“Brother, if a Westerner bragsafter the war about his exploits,and if he honors the memory ofthe dead and glorifies the violencehis heroes,Do not celebrate those [...]
The Thieves by Iraqi poet Nazik Al-Mala’ikah (my translation):“It is the night; all the borderssank in its pitch-darknessand it wrapped the existenceO, Arab bewareThe desolute open rangesare filled with the steps of enemiesfrom behind the banks ofthe Euphrates and the Gulf,to San`a’And numerous thives,all are greedy and deceptiveThey came from behind the seasstealing the food [...]
Yellow Press by Iraqi poet `Abdul-Wahab Al-Bayyati* (my translation):“Yellow papers these daysare distributing titleskissing the hands of killerswiping doorstepsbestowing on quasi-menand tales,unconditional certificatesof absolutionthrowing sand onreaders’ facesand the noise of fliescan be heard in itslazy linesand dogs bark in its riversits heroes are the forgersof currency, history, and ideasand the players with ropesand the confidants/clownsand [...]
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Sulayman Franjiyyah made a good point today. He noted that the father of Abu Jandal admitted in front of the TV cameras that the family is a supporter of Hariri Inc.
So Lebanese Army checkpoint shot at civilians in car near Beirut airport. Two civilians were killed. To justify the deed, the Lebanese government issued a statement in which it said that one of the victims was wanted for forging some documents.
London Times had this headline: “Great Satan sits down with the Axis of Evil”
“Many Lebanese have rallied behind the army, with volunteers from nearby villages offering to go into the camp and fight. This week, several refugees told of Lebanese Sunnis from the surrounding areas shooting at them as they fled. On the facebook.com website in recent days, young Lebanese have created a multitude of discussion groups, with [...]
“U.S. military leaders in Iraq are increasingly convinced that most of the broad political goals President Bush laid out early this year in his announcement of a troop buildup will not be met this summer and are seeking ways to redefine success.”
The results of the Syrian elections are hours away. I don’t know about you, but I am getting more anxious by the minute. This is probably the closest election that I have observed in my lifetime. I wonder how the candidates (or candidate) is holding up. Did you hear the story about a Syrian citizen [...]
“Police have prevented Muslim burial at the foot of the Temple Mount for several months.”
When I was growing up, Lebanese nationalists went crazy when sometime in the early 1970s, a Lebanese woman won the silly Ms. Universe title. It was a huge event in Lebanon for several years, confirming to some Lebanese some of their national delusions: that they are smarter and more beautiful than all other peoples around [...]
Mr. Bush was the first president to declare Iran as part of a diabolical “axis of evil.” This week, he became the first president to launch direct talks with the Iranian government since 1980. Oh, it is all part of a strategic vision that he has. Oh, yeah.
Cedar Revolutionaries. Unknown Lebanese kidnapped a Syrian person in Lebanon, and after robbing him, they tied his hands and feet, and put a plastic tape on his mouth.
Flash. A conspiracy revealed. Prince Nayif (Saudi Interior Minister) reveals that “some foreign parties are targeting his country and its people, especially those popular elements with weak spirits to seduce them in order to ‘be drawn into what is against their religion and their country.’” Beware.
Everybody in the Arab world (and in the West) is aware that Al-Qa`idah has specialized in attacks on civilians worldwide, and that it has never helped the Palestinians in their struggle. In fact, this very factor explains the failure of Al-Qa`idah in attracting any support among the Arab masses, especially among the Palestinians. Yet, this [...]
The conspiracy in clear terms: Hariri rag, Al-Mustaqbal, has a big article about the closure of a TV station in…Venezuela. (As is well-known, Saudi Arabia (the patron of Hariri Inc) has free media.
Lebanese leader of Harakt Ash-Sha`b, Najah Wakim, made a speech in which he made accusations against the brother of Hariri press secretary, Hani Hammud. Hammud warned Lebanese media against airing or printing the accusations. They all complied although Hariri rag, Al-Mustaqbal, which is under the direction of Hammud, runs accusations against people on a daily [...]