Archive for October 25, 2007
“Report: Fatah instigating conflict between Islamic Jihad, Hamas” (thanks David)
“Al-Qaida sympathizers have unleashed a torrent of anger against Al-Jazeera television, accusing it of misrepresenting Osama bin Laden’s latest audiotape by airing excerpts in which he criticizes mistakes by insurgents in Iraq.”
My comments on AlJazeera-net on the private security firms in Iraq. (My sister does not like this shirt).
Here is a game for you. Look at the site of Al-Arabiya TV and try to find a news story or article that is not intended as a free service for the propaganda of the Bush administration. (You may ask your kids and neighbors to play along too).
“The New McCarthyism” (thanks Laleh)
Mustlim Brotherhood. The first deputy of the “General Guide”–that is his title–really–confirmed that the new program of the Ikhwan will reiterate its traditional ban on women and copts as heads of state.
Such insights about Lebanon: “This is wrong. Lebanon needs a president; it needs political consensus. It needs an end to this enfeebling stalemate. Lebanon has been a hostage too long.”
Whether you agree or disagree with him, Lebanese historian, Kamal Salibi, is always interesting.
My article in Al-Akhbar: “Muhsin Ibrahim: If he were to speak, we would have asked him.”
“But, when he arrived at the Israeli border crossing, Hiyya said, Israeli intelligence offered him a deal: Tell us about your brother, a wanted militant, and we’ll let you enter Israel for the operation you need. When Hiyya refused, they turned him away.”
“”This is an insult,” said Firoz Fadhil Abbas, whose brother Osama was killed in a barrage of bullets. “The funeral and the wake cost more than what they offered. My brother who got killed was responsible for four families.””
My theory for the rescheduling of the King `Abdullah “documentary” on Al-Arabiya TV. The promos for the “documentary” have included clips of Prince Bandar Bin Bribes talking extensively about the time in 2002 when the Saudi King told Bush that he was freezing Saudi-American relations, and that he has proven to be hostile to Arabs [...]
In Arabic, we say “sleep is sultan.”
“Hamas and Fatah both accused of torturing their opponents.” That only proves my theory: neither Fath, nor Hamas. The Palestinian people deserve better. Much better.
“But in developing his views, Mr. Giuliani is consulting with, among others, a particularly hawkish group of advisers and neoconservative thinkers.”