Archive for April 13, 2008
“The man Cheney cites as an authority on Iranian apocalyptic thinking, controversial mideast scholar Bernard Lewis, hinted in an Aug. 8, 2006, Wall Street Journal op-ed that Ahmadinejad might be planning a nuclear attack on Israel just two weeks later, on the date in the Islamic calendar when the Prophet Muhammad made his mystical journey [...]
Where do I go for fresh air? Al-Hayat literary critic, `Abduh Wazin, believes that Jubran Khalil Jubran in The Prophet surpassed Nietzsche in Thus Spoke Zarathustra. To compare the Prophet to Thus Spoke Zarathustra is like comparing People magazine to Das Capital.
The Saudi Al-Hayat edition (the mouthpiece of Prince Khalid Bin Sultan) has this headline: “The Servitor of the Two Sites: Goods of of the country are plenty…plenty.(PS And As`ad–not me–points out to me that below that headline there is another headline about Hamas threatening Israel).
“An eight-year-old girl decided last week to go the SanaÃ¢â‚¬â„¢a West Court to prosecute her father, who forced her to marry a 30-year-old man. Nojoud Muhammed Nasser arrived at court by herself on Wednesday, April 2, looking for a judge to handle her case against her father, Muhammed Nasser, who forced her two months ago [...]
This is the most buffoonish of all neo-cons and yet he received a hero’s welcome last time he visited the failed state of Lebanon. (Notice that An-Nahar thinks that John McCain is a Democrat): “Walid Maalouf, the former alternate U.S. Representative to the United Nations, quoted democratic presidential candidate John McCain as pledging to “drive [...]
“Mr Blair also noted the “critical difficulty presented to the negotiations over the Typhoon probe” in a note to Lord Goldsmith on December 8 2006, urging him to consider halting the probe. “It is my judgment on the basis of recent evidence and the advice of my colleagues that these developments have given rise to [...]
Anniversary of the Lebanese civil war. I have much to say but don’t have much time, if any, to write anything substantial. I am posting again what I wrote on the anniversary of the war three years ago.
On the “new angry leadership” of Egypt by `Abdul-Halim Qandil.
Be nervous. Be very nervous. When Lebanese Muslim and Christian clerics get together to stress national unity, you know that civil strife is around the corner. (An-Nahar)
Saudi King: “Crimes of terrorism only be born in the most dark and misguided minds.” He added: Take me as an example.
“In recent years, Mr. BlackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s clients have included AT&T, Johnson and Johnson, the worldwide lottery firm GTech, Lockheed Martin, United Technologies, Yukos Oil, and the governments of Greece, Armenia and Cyprus. BKSH worked for Ahmed Chalabi and the Iraqi National Congress, as well as the Lincoln Group, hired by the Pentagon to generate positive stories [...]
Chris Mathews is huge in Tartus and Qamishly: “As we approached the airport gate, Matthews mentioned that he and his wife, Kathleen, have been contemplating a trip to Damascus. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s something they have wanted to do for a long time. But he worries that he might make an inviting target for a kidnapper.”
“Afghan detainees held at the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, are being transferred home to face closed-door trials in which they are often denied access to defense attorneys and the U.S. evidence being used against them, according to Afghan officials, lawyers and international rights groups.”
Conspiracy? What conspiracy? The mouthpiece of Prince Salman, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat, has this headline: “Hamas Threatens Israel.” Yes, the state with the massive arsenal of WMDs is threatened by the rag-tag army of Hamas.