Archive for May 5, 2008
It is quite ironic when one of the most vocal propagandists of the Bush administration, the Saudi editor of Prince Salman’s mouthpiece, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat, complains about his mistreatment at US airports. Quite ironic indeed. He basically is saying: you can mistreat all others, but me? Me? Moi?
Neo-liberalism and Oppression in Syria.
Did you catch Samir `Atallah on New TV on Sunday? That was a show. He was pitted against `Abdullah Bouhabib: the latter is at his best when he does not try to be neutral, and he is one of the rare few in Lebanon who understands US politics. So `Atallah (who only a few months [...]
“Most Germans feel that their country has no particular responsibility over Israel’s welfare, so reveals a comprehensive poll conducted recently by the German television network ZDF.”
“The U.S. political system is, at best, “a work in progress” according to an evaluation from the pro-democracy group Freedom House, which finds significant flaws in the U.S. criminal justice system, counterterrorism strategies and the treatment of minorities and immigrants.” I would not call Freedom House “pro-Democracy.” Maybe “pro-US imperialism” would be more apt. (thanks [...]
“ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s always a mistake to read the Washington PostÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Jackson Diehl during breakfast (or at all for that matter), but his column today was particularly gag-inducing:…” (thanks Ken)