Archive for December 27, 2007
How silly. Prince Salman’s mouthpiece, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat leads with this headline about Bhutto: “She was a graduate of Oxford and Harvard.” Who cares? George W. has degrees from Yale and Harvard: if that is not enough to disabuse you of any assumptions about “elite” schools, nothing would. Also, King `Abdullah did not graduate from any [...]
The Muslim Brotherhood. One of the most consistent positions that I have adhered to over a lifetime is detestation and utter contempt for The Muslim Brotherhood, and all their offshoots. Take the Egyptian branch. They live under a ruthless dictator, class oppression is only getting worse, and the US and Israel issue orders to Mubarak, [...]
And who comes to the rescue of the reputation of Ashraf Marwan? Well, former Arafat’s lieutenant Amin Al-Hindi. How convenient.
Will the US/UN call for an international tribunal to investigate the assassination of Bhutto? Will 10 UNSC resolutions be passed in her honor the way they did with the Hariri guy?
“But the clean-up turned ugly after some of the Orthodox faithful stepped inside the Armenian church’s section, touching off a scuffle between about 50 Greek Orthodox and 30 Armenians.”
This is Zionism. This Palestinian child is not royalty. She is not a darling of the Western media. She will not be on the cover of any Western magazine. You will not even read about her in your press. This Palestinian school child was hit by an Israeli missile in Khan Yunus on her way [...]
“Foreign Office papers, just released by the National Archives in London, show that defence sales to Iraq in 1976 amounted to an estimated Ã‚Â£70m.” (thanks Sinan)
Shoes in Arab culture: “Ãƒâ‚¬ l’Ãƒâ€°lysÃƒÂ©e, Sarkozy indisposa le souverain saoudien en lui montrant ses semelles une injure dans le monde arabe et en lui demandant le nombre de ses enfants.” (thanks Ziyad)
“Barack Obama backs Israel remaining a Jewish state”. He added that any extra Palestinian children that could tip the demographic balance would be simply tossed across the racist separation barrier. (thanks Ali)
“Police opened an investigation Tuesday afternoon into claims that residents of the Palestinian village of Tal were attacked by masked Hebrew-speaking assailants, who the Palestinians believe were settlers.” (thanks Mazen)
“”The IDF checkpoint which separates the village from the rest of the West Bank is not manned during the night and thus women who go into labor are unable to reach the local hospital.”” (thanks Yasmine)
“…the McCains do not allow Bridget to be interviewed”. Why is this child the only one not allowed to be interviewed, one wonders?
George W. Bush called Mousharraf to offer his condolences. Truth be told, he found him inconsolable.
“Several American visitors have reported experiencing excessive drowsiness, confusion, dizziness, and nausea after drinking alcohol in public areas such as hotel bars and night clubs in several cities throughout the Netherlands. These effects may be the result of unknowingly ingesting drugs, such as flunitrazepam (Rohypnol), hydroxybutyrate (GHB), triazolam (Halcion), scopolamine, burundaga, ketamine and more recently [...]
In the dispute between AlJazeera (Arabic) and some in Algeria, I side with the Algerian critics. This all started when Aljazeera.net put a website poll on whether people supported or opposed Al-Qa`idah’s bombings in Algeria. What kind of question is that? To put the matter of massive and indiscriminate bombing as a matter of an [...]
“At least a dozen policy advisers to Mr. Giuliani’s campaign hail from or have active connections to Stanford’s Hoover Institution, a number that appears to outpace other right-leaning research centers such as the Manhattan Institute, the American Enterprise Institute, and the Heritage Foundation.” (thanks Amer)
Whoever kept pressing Bhutto to return home to Pakistan is at least partially responsible for her death.