Archive for December 31, 2007
My article in Al-Akhbar: “The Impossibility of Democracy.”
“Benazir’s last decision was in the same autocratic mode as its predecessors, an approach that would cost her Ã¢â‚¬â€œ tragically Ã¢â‚¬â€œ her own life. Had she heeded the advice of some party leaders and not agreed to the Washington-brokered deal with Pervez Musharraf or, even later, decided to boycott his parliamentary election she might still [...]
Conspiracy? What conspiracy? Al-Arabiya TV is leading with the “news” that Olmert wants to limit the construction and expansion of Israeli settlements.
Do you notice that the Syrian regime treats any visit to Damascus by any US official, even a city council member from Kansas, as a victory for the Syrian regime, or as a vindication for the stance of the regime? The press treatment of the visit by Sen. Specter is only one example, but on [...]
I have never seen Walid Jumblat challenged in an interview like he was by that Iranian journalist on Press TV. They aired a segment on New TV: and it was great TV moment. The guy asked him the obvious–and he asked his question without even hiding his contempt for the man sitting across the table [...]
Dean of former Arab leftists, Hazim Saghiyyah, warns Lebanese Christians: if you undermine Harirism you will get Al-Qa`idah.PS Let me guess: Saghiyyah also believes that we should not oppose the Saudi government lest Al-Qa`idah takes over.
A tribute to the first remote control.
Abu Mazen’s representative in Lebanon, `Abbas Zaki, heaps praise on Saddam Husayn in a rally organized by Saddam’s Ba`thists in Lebanon. That would not be translated by MEMRI as the Zionists now approve of the Dahlan gang in the West Bank.
Hariri newspaper reviews Hariri TV News channel and gives it very hight marks. In other news, all Saudi media agree: that King `Abdullah was the man of the year–just as they all agreed that King Fahd was the man of the year, every lousy year of his rule. And leave it to this Lebanese journalist, [...]
Still “liberating”…in Ba`qubah. (AP)