Archive for October 13, 2007
WP: “Asian Muslims swarm home to mark end of Ramadan“” Main Entry:1swarm Pronunciation: \Ã‹Ë†swoÃŒâ€¡rm\ Function: noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English swearm; akin to Old High German swaram swarm and probably to Latin susurrus hum Date: before 12th century 1 a: a great number of honeybees emigrating together from a hive in company with [...]
“In fact, ever since Lee Bollinger has become our president, our department has been systematically sidestepped and undermined precisely because we do not cater to such self-promoting and megalomaniac projects.” (thanks Amer)
“A Republican presidential candidate is backing a controversial right-wing campaign to oppose the current peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.” (thanks Laleh)
Le Chant du Monde: L’art de L’Iran Safavide, 1501-1736 (thanks Fred)
“Families of soldiers who died in fierce battles with Islamists at the Nahr al-Bared refugee camp in northern Lebanon on Friday briefly prevented Palestinian refugees from returning to the camp. Some 400 men, women and children burned tires and placed stones at the northern entrance of Nahr al-Bared camp forcing a bus filled with refugees [...]
“”This airstrike was excessive, as usual, which led to the fall of civilians,” Khamas added. “People here are now carrying great hatred against the Americans after the raid. This airstrike turned their Eid to grief.” The U.S. military provided little further information Friday but said it was investigating the incident with local officials and tribal [...]
“He was shocked by what he was told about conditions in Hebron and diplomats say he was genuinely taken aback by his trip to the West Bank sector of the Jordan Valley Ã¢â‚¬â€œ where Palestinians are allowed to dig wells only a third as deep as Israelis Ã¢â‚¬â€œ at the exploitation of resources by the [...]
“Sharon says he was kept in squalid conditions fearing physical abuse for two weeks until authorities decided what to do with him. “I didn’t see torture [of other inmates] because my eyes were blindfolded,” he said: “But I could hear it.”” Am I supposed to feel sorry for him? And rest assured. Arab regimes torture [...]
These are the dudes who lead the Arab world. I kid you not. Will you trust them to lead a potato? Just look at them.
The Shi`ite sectarian Badr Militia will go down in history as 1) the death squads which terrorized Palestinians in Iraq; 2) the militia that led campaigns of ethnic cleansing in Baghdad; 3) the militia that served as a mere tool of Iran and US occupation simultaneously; 4) the militia that led the effort to partition [...]
It is now anti-Semitic to criticize Ross or Indyk: “Thus, while Mearsheimer and Walt endorse a two-state solution, they still lump into the nefarious Israel lobby some of the very diplomats — Martin Indyk and Dennis Ross, to name two — who tried to negotiate precisely such a peace agreement.” And what a stupid point. [...]
Grand (not at all) Ayatullah Sistani just woke up.
There is no question whatsoever that AlArabiya TV now receives talking points from the US administration through the media office in Dubai. The remarks of Gen. Sanchez are being covered around the world and even on Fox News, but only AlArabiya TV is focusing on two things: 1) that Sanchez said that the withdrawal of [...]