Archive for February 19, 2008
What do I do when I read colunmists in Saudi media complaining about lack of freedoms in Cuba? What do you do?
Eliezer Tsafrir, an ex-Mossad agent who was the Israeli intelligence organization’s Beirut station chief in 1983 and 1984. (thanks Ziyad)
I never liked Castro: not even during my Marxist-Leninist days.
Russia is trying to form an organization for natural gas producing countries. Not to be outdone, Arab countries are trying to form an organization of hot air producing countries.
Dr. Bush. Dr. George W. Bush. Al-Arabiya TV introduced a segment on Bush’s trips in Africa by saying that “President Bush went to personally inspect the health conditions of Africans.” I kid you not. Did I not tell you that Al-Arabiya TV is even more “fair and balanced” than Fox News?
When Abu Mazen was meeting with Olmert, three Palestinians were killed (according to As-Safir).
Oh, no. Not again. Not Danish cartoons. Ayatullah Muhammad Husayn Fadlallah sent an official letter to the Danish government regarding Danish cartoons (not pastries). He express his concern that “some Jewish sides that are linked to International Zionism” may be behind Danish cartons.
Lebanese novelist, Suhayl Idriss, is dead. In addition to his novels, he had lexicographic contributions and founded Al-Adab magazine. I met him through Samah a few times but did not know him. I offer condolences to Samah, Kirsten, Rana and the rest of the family. I recommend the short autobiography that Suhayl wrote: it was [...]
I just received the book by George Malbrunot, Les Revolutionaires ne meurent jamais. I can tell you that Malbrunot did not know much to do this book. The questions are very general. But I will say more later. There is a picture of a young Jalal Talbani with George Habash: when the former used to [...]
From Iraqslogger: The US Department of Defense “will pay the Lincoln Group 2.4 Million $ to produce 12 issues of those propaganda comics “meant to highlight the professionalism of the Iraqi Special Operations Forces and to enhance the public perception of the Iraqi Security Forces as a capable, well-trained and professional fighting force.” (thanks Amer)
“After September 11, 2001, Senator Clinton called the education policy of the Palestinian Authority “child abuse.””
I am just puzzled by those who manage to pledge allegiance simultaneously to Saudi Arabia and Iran. People like: Khalid Mish`al, `Abdul-Amir Qabalan, etc.
“An Israeli general wanted for alleged war crimes escaped arrest in the UK because British police feared an armed confrontation at Heathrow airport.” (thanks Breandan)
Today, Saudi ambassador in Lebanon explained the Saudi travel advisory to Lebanon. He said that all oil princes will be directed to alternative brothels in Europe and other parts of the region. For details, contact Prince Nawwaf Bin `Abdul-`Aziz (he almost died in a hotel room in Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut in 2002).
Comrade Khalid warns all Lebanese leaders: those who engage in a civil war will officially become warlords.
For real progress in the Middle East, for liberation and for gender equality, all religious states have to be abolished: Saudi Arabia, Israel, and Iran. And Dubai has to be made into a socialist republic with Sheikh Mo made to take every class taught by Judith Bulter.
George Habash never visited Iran in protest of the regime’s oppression and persecution of leftists (under the Shah and under the Islamic republic).
“There are more than 2,200 dossiers pending, some of which have been on file for decades, even centuries, says the BBC’s David Willey in Rome. Pope Benedict XVI’s predecessor, Pope John Paul II, beatified more people than all his predecessors put together. In his 27-year pontificate he beatified more than 1,338 people and canonised 482.” [...]
I often praise New TV–one of the few non-sectarian media outlets in Lebanon. And then they air a stupid report. Today, they aired a report that JFK was killed because he was going to end Israel’s nuclear quest.
For those who asked. I have not posted poetry or art in a while. I just don’t have time. I barely have time to post anything. Like recently: Lebanese poet Raji `Ashquti died. He was a progressive and wrote in Lebanese accent. I like his volume Mahrajan Tahta Ash-Shams. It begins thus: “Where are the [...]