Archive for January 8, 2008
If you are given the chance to pelt only one of those people with eggs, who would it be: Egypt’s Mufti Tantawi, Ayatullah Sistani, or Patriarch Sfayr? It is a tough call for me but I would go after Sistani.
“A senior Saudi official urged French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Monday to respect Saudi Arabia’s conservative Islamic culture by visiting the country without his girlfriend, former supermodel Carla Bruni.”
AlJazeera is covering Obama as if he is the political equivalent of Muhammad Ali.
Do you notice that Kucinich avoids criticizing Hillary Clinton? What? Does he think that she has him in mind as a running mate?
The US beats all other countries in efficiency, convenience, and comfort if you can afford it. Oh, and it also beats other countries in imperial ambitions.
Make no mistake about it. IF Arab countries were democratic, Bush would not step foot in any of them. He would fear the reactions of people–the so called street. Bush knows that his Arab allies would not refrain from killing thousands of Arab peoples to protect him.
Palestinians fleeing Dayr Yasin. We shall not forget; we shall not forgive–yes, I am speaking on behalf of Palestinians here–except, Dahlan. Olmert speaks on behalf of Dahlan.
Oil academics. The journal History of Arabs and the World devotes a special issue to King `Abdullah, “the faithful leader and human being.” Look at the list of tributes. At least the lousy Sunni and Shi`ite Mufti of Lebanon agreed on one thing. Those two guys are the best invitations for unbelief.
Does Anderson Cooper think that he is a presidential candidate too?
“Republican Senator John McCain admitted he would be fine if the United States military stayed in Iraq for a hundred years.”
I don’t make those things up. They keep coming from the Hummus homeland. According to Hariri rag, Al-Mustaqbal, a Lebanese doctor has been selected “the best surgical radiologist” in the whole US for the year 2007. The newspaper adds that he held that honor in 2003. I don’t get it. I won the best potato [...]
People in the US can vote: ONLY in AMERICA. Do you notice that US media cover American elections as if the US is the only country in the world that holds elections? Do you also notice that when the results are announced they always say: and you don’t see tanks in the streets when the [...]
I apologize for having attributed sinister motives to the US occupation of Iraq. Now I know why Iraq was invaded: “Funding a football league in Falluja.” I mean, what is wrong with that? All of you cynical people: what is wrong about invading a country and destroying its fabric in order to form football leagues? [...]
This Azharite preacher has a record that makes him the mother of all religious kooks: “Shahin claimed the movie is part of Гўв‚¬Е“a Zionist and American conspiracyГўв‚¬Вќ which uses this sort of movie to destroy the moral fabric of society.” (thanks John)
A Time magazine reporter asks an informed question on foreign policy: “Time’s Carney interrupts. “Shouldn’t we just bomb them?””
“A Lebanese shepherd was detained by Israeli forces on Monday at the edge of the common border, Lebanese and UN sources said.” Detained? The man was kidnapped. (thanks Sellam)
My hotel in Berlin is close to the German Ministry of Interior. Was the building part of Albert Speer’s design of Berlin?
“Indeed, even suggesting that the U.S. adopt a more impartial stance toward the Israeli-Palestinian conflict can get a candidate into serious trouble. When Howard Dean proposed during the 2004 campaign that the United States take a more “evenhanded” role in the peace process, he was severely criticized by prominent Democrats, and a rival for the [...]