Archive for October 1, 2007
Khalid Saghiyyah on the Lebanese (Hariri) Minister of Economics (and he was my economics teacher at AUB)
This writer for the Jerusalem Post is a crude propagandist for Israel (and now for Fath–what is the difference these days?): “But thanks to the awareness of readers and bloggers, who responded to an article on the video that was later removed from the Post‘s Web site on Saturday night, the Post did not carry [...]
My response to Ahmad Fatfat’s response to me.
“He said Syria reserved the right to respond to the attack”. He added that the response may be songs by `Ali Ad-Dik directed against Israel.
Maronite Patriarch Sfayr is worried about Muslim-Christian intermarriages. In his last sermon, he warns Christians that Islam, unlike Christianity, is sexist.PS Of course, I am critical of Islamic laws (and Jewish and Christian laws, etc) on the gender question but to have Sfayr speak on feminism is like having Bush speak on peace on earth.
“JordanÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s military prosecutor should halt the politically motivated prosecution of government critic Ahmad al-Oweidi al-Ã¢â‚¬ËœAbbadi, Human Rights Watch said today. Jordan is scheduled to address the UN General Assembly on Friday, September 28. Ã¢â‚¬Å“The only reason al-Ã¢â‚¬ËœAbbadi languishes in jail waiting for his court verdict is that heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a government opponent exercising his right to [...]
“Italian Policewomen Get High Heels — In the Wrong Size” (thanks Lity)
“Petraeus’s spokesman, Colonel Steven A. Boylan, acknowledges the “host nation” data used by MNF-I statisticians is frequently “unverified” and “possibly inflated.” In an email, he raised a particular red flag about the “host nation” data for December 2006, the base line for Petraeus’s claim of an “over 45-percent drop” in Iraqi civilian deaths. He said [...]
Al-Arabiyya and AlJazeera TVs are treating the Israeli release of some 57 Palestinian prisoners (out of more than 10,000) as the best development in the Palestinian struggle for liberation since 1948.
“Some 72 percent of Israelis support the use of nuclear weapons in specific circumstances, a Canadian survey revealed on Monday.” (thanks Rev)
“The United States maintained its role as the leading supplier of weapons to the developing world in 2006, followed by Russia and Britain, according to a Congressional study to be released Monday. Pakistan, India and Saudi Arabia were the top buyers.”
“Pedro Zapeta spent 11 years scrubbing pots in a Florida restaurant, dreaming of the day when he would have enough money to buy a small plot of land in his native Guatemala and build a house for his mother and sisters. When he was ready, he stuffed his $59,000 (Ã‚Â£29,000) life savings in a duffel [...]