Archive for May 30, 2008
My article in Al-Akhbar: “To a president…[who was] appointed.”
Saudi minister of Interior and Torture and Beheading, Nayif bin `Abdul-`Aziz, said that Saudi Arabia does not want to increase the number of prisoners in the kingdom. So all convicts will simply be beheaded now.
Guess who acquired the tasteless Dunkin’ Donuts? (thanks Nadim)
Boycott Israeli…potatoes. (Well, they are not Israeli potatoes. We should refer to them as Israeli-occupied potatoes). (thanks Hicham)
“Iraqi President Jalal Talabani called on Hizbullah’s secretary general Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah on Friday not to interfere in Iraq’s internal affairs. “Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah does not have the right to interfere in Iraq’s internal affairs, as we have not interfered in Lebanon’s affairs,” Talabani said after a large-scale meeting with heads of Iraqi dailies and [...]
Lebanese Army racism in Nahr Al-Barid (thanks Rami)
I don’t like flags, and I don’t like nationalisms but…for Palestine and the Palestinians, anything and everything.
It is amusing that pro-House of Saud columnists in the Arab media have just started to criticize Bush–few months before the end of his term. Call that courage. But then again: those same people courageously attack House of Saud’s enemies in the Arab media.
“The hardline president of Jordan’s Bar Association says authorities canceled an event that was to host the U.S. ambassador after pressure from the lawyers‘ union. Saleh Armouti says he and dozens of other lawyers staged a protest at Palace of Justice, which houses several Jordanian courts and where U.S. ambassador David Hale was to attend [...]
Long overdue. I strongly recommend this book that I obtained two weeks ago. It profiles 100 Palestinians who were shot by Israeli occupation troops.
Lies, trickery, and deception were integral to the Zionist project: “b Maintaining strict secrecy about modern bombs in their arsenal, leading Arab nations to believe Israel had only World War II-era bombs, and misleading the enemy about new systems that allowed Israel to service its bombers in just 7.5 minutes so they could resume attacks.”
“Norwegian Deputy Defense Minister Espen Barth Eide, whose nation launched the negotiations in February 2007, said he was confident that the treaty would discourage the United States, Russia, China, Israel and other proponents of cluster bombs to use the weapons again.” Don’t bet on it. Nothing will discourage them.
“U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff said on Thursday he will seek to adopt novel Israeli methods, like behaviour-detection technologies, to better secure America’s airports.” He may be impressed with Israeli torture techniques and racism.
You think that you only read such trash in US media? Think again. “”Israelis have a reputation for being some of the most beautiful people to grace this Earth and I can clearly see why. Three years of national service keeps their bodies fighting fit.” (thanks Asa)
“Riaz Muhammad Khan earned the ire of Asif Ali Zardari because of his opposition to ZardariÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s insistence on a UN investigation into the dastardly assassination of Benazir Bhutto. Distress over the crime is understandable. Diplomatic illiteracy is not; least of all arrogance of power and its boorish display. The proposal is at once devoid of [...]
US occupation soldiers: doing what they do best, fighting terrorism, of course. (AFP)
“In praise of…the potato” (thanks John)
Always Palestine, by comrade Samah
“Armitage, currently an adviser to presidential candidate John McCain, had once been Colin Powell’s closest ally during the bitter disputes inside the Bush administration over the invasion and occupation of Iraq. According to the Washington Post’s Bob Woodward, Armitage advised Powell on more than one occasion to tell the neocons to “go fuck themselves,” and, [...]
“The American State Department has withdrawn all Fulbright grants to Palestinian students in Gaza hoping to pursue advanced degrees at American institutions this fall because Israel has not granted them permission to leave.” (thanks Tsolin and Cheryl)