Archive for February 10, 2008
Of course, they will. What choice do they have? Trust me, they will accept to divide more than Jerusalem.
“The poll found that just 15 percent of Pakistanis approve of Musharraf’s job performance”
Conspiracy? What conspiracy? Look at this “news” item about Israel in Elaph.
Walid Jumblat’s “Culture of Life”
“To show that Iraq was safe enough for the two million Iraqi refugees in Syria and Jordan to return, the Iraqi government organised a bus convoy last November from Damascus to Baghdad carrying 800 Iraqis home for free. As a propaganda exercise designed to show that the Iraqi government was restoring peace, it never quite [...]
I wrote about the Lebanese physician, Munir Shamma`ah, below. Here is an article from the man who is very much alive. He has spent a life-time advocating for the Palestinian cause. There are good Lebanese, I want you to know. (thanks As`ad–not me)
Nobody knows the priorities of his country and its people, more than this dude: “Answer: The drink that is made from barley and called “Fuqa’ in Arabic is definitely forbidden and ritually impure as an obligatory precaution. This drink is not intoxicant normally but it makes one feel tipsy; that is a state of slight [...]
“PRINCE Bandar Bin Sultan, the former Saudi Arabian ambassador to America, has been hit by a court order in effect freezing some of his US assets, as part of a class-action lawsuit over bribery allegations at British defence giant BAE Systems.” (thanks FLC)
The new Rafiq Hariri statue, near Phoenicia. He looks like him, don’t you think?
Here, mini-Hariri urges his supporters in North Lebanon to construct a modern, secular state.
Walid Jumblat got what he asked for: New TV is reporting that clashes are taking places in `Alay between the militia of Walid Jumblat and the militia of Talal Arsalan (a pro-Syrian regime, feudal landlord like Jumblat).
The Other Lebanon. Today was a crazy day in Lebanon, and I don’t want to think about it now. It was disturbing to watch Jumblat’s audience cheering for a civil war. I want to tell young people that civil wars scar you, but you only discover that years later. I still have difficulty watching war [...]
T. was right: the statement by Walid Jumblat in which he welcomed civil war was not as disturbing as was the enthusiastic reaction of his audience when he said it. I note that this “welcoming of civil war” statements started after the visit of Jumblat and Sanyurah to Saudi Arabia. Conspiracy? What conspiracy? I wonder [...]
How right was de Tocqueville: that Americans never have enough of self-praise about the US. “ThereГўв‚¬в„ўs actually a lot for Americans of all political persuasions to admire this election season. This is how we change regimes in the U.S. Гўв‚¬вЂќ peacefully.” They change regimes peacefully in some 130 countries in the world. (thanks Ali)
I am sure. “On Nov. 3, U.S. soldiers raided a safe house of the insurgent group al-Qaeda in Iraq near the northern city of Balad. Not a single combatant was captured, but inside the house they found something valuable: a diary and will written in neat Arabic script.” The diary was written in English and [...]
“Interior Minister Meir Sheetrit called on the IDF to choose a Gaza neighborhood to make an example of, warn residents to evacuate and wipe it out. “That is how those in Gaza will understand that we are serious,” he said.” (thanks Joey)
““Free Fouad” Rally at Saudi Embassy in Washington” (thanks Ali)
“On Christmas Day 2006, Ethiopia invaded its neighbour, Somalia. The aim: to drive out a coalition of Islamists ruling the capital, Mogadishu, and install a fragile interim government that had been confined to a small town in the west. But Ethiopia was not acting alone. The US had given its approval for the operation and [...]
“And here is a statement he made earlier, in the summer: “The State of Israel has never needed your support and your hopes and your prayers they way they need it today,” McCain said. “And God bless you for your commitment.” The occasion: the annual Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington.” (thanks Laleh)