Archive for May 18, 2008
Look at the front page of the mouthpiece of Prince Salman, Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat: they are making fun of poor people.
You know that you are a lame duck when… your own puppets criticize you. As I was reading tomorrow’s Arabic newspapers, it was striking that Mubarak, Abu Mazen, and Fu’ad Sanyurah all criticized either speeches or policies of Bush yesterday.
I don’t like flags and I don’t like nationalisms. But for Palestine and the Palestinians, anything and everything. (Reuters)
“Pelosi: I trust all presidential candidates in regard to Israel”
I was thinking on the plane: the two people most responsible for sectarian conflict in the Middle East are the Saudi King and the Grand (not at all) Ayatullah, Sistani. (You can add others like Al-Qa`idah, the Badr militia, Hariri family, etc).
The Saudis and their allies keep pushing for sending Arab troops into Lebanon. I don’t think that the opposition would mind having Saudi troops in Lebanon. Don’t you think?
“The report added that “following a quarrel with her employers, the domestic worker threw the child off of the balcony and committed suicide afterward.”” “A quarrel with her employers”? Or a session of abuse? I wonder.
I spoke to my mother. She offers her critiques of my articles in Al-Akhbar every week. She has been telling me: SHORTEN YOUR ARTICLES. She complains that they are too long. Yesterday, she told me: stop repeating yourself with the story about Solange Gemayyel serving food to Ariel Sharon. Enough already, or words to that [...]
“Time to free Barghouti” (That only proves my theory. What theory? Look in the archives NOW. I feel that I now can order you around more with my new powers. By the way: do spewers of hate suffer from hate withdrawals or spewing withdrawals? I wonder.
A leftist critique of the Lebanese opposition.
“”I sold my daughter to feed the rest of my family””
Comrade Hanady: “Today, it has become even clearer to Hizbullah that winning in a war with Israel is a piece of cake compared to avoiding the traps of the streets of Beirut.”
Class analysis and Hariri support for Salafism in Lebanon by comrade Khaled
Comrade Karim’s piece in Counterpunch is the best analysis of the Lebanon’s situation that I have read in English. (thanks Karim)PS And since the comments’ section is closed, I should say hi to Harirites and Phalanges on the blog. It is the polite thing after all.
What happened in Halba? Amer sent me this email and it has useful information: I should have said that some of the people in the SSNP office were civilians, like that immigrant from Australia: “Are you sure about the tag you gave SSNPers in Halba (civilians)??? By most accounts I read (including the one by [...]
“A week ago in a police station shooting range on Baghdad’s western outskirts, the American-allied Iraqi militiaman found what one or more GIs had been using for target practice — a copy of the Quran, Islam’s holy book.” (thanks Sophie)
In Human Rights Watch reports on Lebanon there is one bizarre element: the calls “on the Lebanese government.” Human Rights Watch acts as if there is a state in Lebanon which is above and beyond the warring factions. And then HRW said: “Supporters of the pro-government groups Ã¢â‚¬â€œ the Future Movement and the Progressive Socialist [...]
It feels weird without the comments. Wow. I feel like a dictator who just gained new powers. Certainly, the professional haters have used the section for sabotage especially as of late. I feel that I now can just praise myself unconditionally: what do you have to say about that, huh? OK. Let me inaugurate the [...]
Hasan Munaymnah assures you: there is no American-Israeli plan or conspiracy in the Middle East. And US wars in Iraq and Afghanistan never took place. And there are no civil wars in Somalia, Sudan, Palestine, Lebanon, Iraq, and Afghanistan. Wake up people. He also assures you that Israel does not have any designs on Lebanon.
Robert Worth of the New York Times is getting worse by the second. He will soon deserve to earn the Hassan Fattah prize for lousy journalism. First, notice the headline: like there was no sectarian conflict before last week, and Saudi Arabia and the Hariri Inc have not been funding and propagating one of the [...]