Archive for February 15, 2008
Which gang was behind this, I wonder? “A gang of gunmen attacked the Gaza City premises of the YMCA before dawn on Friday and blew up its library, the head of the centre said.” (thanks Maryam)
Religious demagogues called for demonstrations in Islamabad against…Danish cartoons. Less than 200 people responded. Danish cartoons, for potato’s sake.
`Ali Hasan Shibli was injured by an Israeli cluster bomb in Halta in South Lebanon. His leg was amputated.PS New TV just reported that this shepherd’s son died a few years ago from an Israeli cluster bomb in South Lebanon.
Those children were hit by an Israeli missile in Gaza. (Reuters)
An internal Fath memo against Muhammad gangster Dahlan.
There is as much religion on Hizbullah TV as there is on Saudi TV. But Syrian TV is largely secular: right now they are playing a song. “The prunes. From where? From where?”
This just in. Hariri TV is reporting that Syria was behind the earthquake in Lebanon.
Walid Jumblat sent condolences over the death of Tom Lantos.
What is Prince Muqrin, head of Saudi foreign intelligence, doing in China?
Yesterday, there were clashes between supporters of Amal and supporters of Hariri in several parts of Beirut.
There was an earthquake in Lebanon today. In Tyre, of all places. I could see my grandfather’s house in one of the TV footage. Watch. Tomorrow An-Nahar and LBC will report that the earthquake is a sign that Lebanon is…special.
We still don’t know why Qatar decided to withdraw its forces from the UNIFIL in South Lebanon.
A Syrian person was beaten up in Lebanon. No investigation.
Rafiq Nasrallah, an Arab nationalist reporter in Lebanon (he used to work in the Murabitun radio, Voice of Arab Lebanon, during the war, and later became bureau chief for Abu Dhabi TV) was interviewed on New TV. He said some interesting things. Among other things, he said that a team of Russian military experts came [...]
I am being informed by people who “know” that the secret Saudi-Qatari agreement requires the omission of any news on the BAE corruption scandal on AlJazeera TV. But the agreement does not preclude wall-to-wall coverage of Danish cartoons. Danish cartoons, for potato’s sake.
My article in Al-Akhbar: “Who killed the Rabble in the Streets of Mar Mikha’il [in the suburbs of Beirut]“
There is a breaking news bulletin on Aljazeera TV: a Danish cartoon has just been printed. Hamas protesters took to the streets.
Notice that when Israeli propaganda has something to disseminate, it is now always done through Saudi media or Kuwaiti newspapers. Always. Conspiracy? What conspiracy? Are you one of those conspiracy nuts? (Personally, I am, what about you?)
Another scoop for Robert Fisk. So Robert Fisk was passing through London Heathrow airport. He saw this man singing aloud this song: “The plums. From where. From where. The plums. From where. From where.” The man then approached Fisk and introduced himself to Fisk: Hi. I am Ayman Adh-Dhawahiri. Please interview me for the Independent. [...]
Look at those: their country is under occupation, Arab regimes are strangling Gaza, Hamas leader is busy taking orders from Iran and Saudi Arabia, and what what occupies the minds of Hamas supporters: “Thousands of supporters of the Islamist group Hamas protested in the Gaza Strip on Friday against the reprinting of a cartoon of [...]