Archive for June 6, 2008
My article in Al-Akhbar: “The Faustian bargain and the Return of Sanyurah”.
Allies of House of Saud. A Lebanese politician told me that Al-Manar TV requests that its guests refrain from criticizing Saudi Arabia.
“Of the four enlisted Marines initially charged with murdering men, women and children, three have had the charges thrown out.”
This is hilarious. So now MEMRI (the propaganda outlet for gun Zionism which relies on deception, dishonesty, exaggerations, fabrications, distortions, and obfuscation) produces musings or articles (that echo propaganda statements on US right-wing sites) by obscure individuals who write in Kuwaiti newspapers or in obscure websites and promotes them as “Arab columnists.” This is like [...]
“During the five years the United States has occupied Iraq, the Bush administration has created a new state with a number of notable features: A venal, dysfunctional government. A terrorist haven and training ground. A nation so violent and dangerous that 10 percent of the population has fled. Add to that a new hallmark: Nearly [...]
“Referring to Iran’s nuclear ambitions, Friedman stated that while lowering the price of oil would be the best way to influence the Islamic Republic in the long-term, the only option for the short-term is a military solution.” (thanks Toufic)
Look how protective the New York Times is of any portrayal or reference to Israel and Israelis: “The hip-hop-inflected Hebrew pop on the soundtrack (by Hadag Nachash) provides some evidence that real Israelis are much cooler than the ones on screen.”
Look how US media insert phrases to justify Israeli occupation murder of Palestinian civilians. “The Palestinian child, a 4-year-old girl, was killed later in the day when Israeli forces fired a missile at a house in the Gaza city of Khan Younis, Palestinian medical officials said. The Israeli military said it was targeting a Palestinian [...]
This is Zionism. Israeli occupation in numbers. Palestinian central census bureau released some figures about the Israeli occupation. Since 1967, Israel has managed to kill more than 7000 Palestinians, and injured more than 160,000 Palestinians. It arrested 800,000 Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.
A what unto the nations??? “Israel lags behind Sudan, Pakistan in number of women in legislature” (By the way, notice the racism embedded in the headline. I am sure that the racist headliners of Haaretz would be shocked to know that an African country is the number one country in the number of women in [...]
” Naturally, as Naipaul grew older, the bad behaviour grew to crescendos. But there is often a lordliness about it which some, such as I, may find redeems it. Two examples, one minor and one major: the minor Гўв‚¬вЂњ when he was first introduced to Auberon Waugh and was asked, Гўв‚¬Е“May I call you Vidia?Гўв‚¬Вќ. [...]
Labor camps in Dubai. Amer sent me this: “I found this by accident and I found it quite shocking. Dubai has decided to “improve” the conditions of its laborers (mostly in response to bad PR campaigns) and design new lodging districts for them – which means that they plan on relying on cheap imported labor [...]
He is usually quoted as being the “most liberal” Saudi journalist, although he was a close friend and fan of Bin Laden. Here, Jamal Khashuqji says: “We, in Saudi Arabia, are salafis and are proud of it.” And who designated him as spokesperson of all Saudis?
“ISRAEL FLAG ON LAPEL, HE HAILS JERUSALEM”. (This is about a man who did not want to wear an American flag on his lapel).
“ISRAELI Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama’s show of support for the Jewish state is “very moving”.” I have no doubt that Jobotinisky and Kahane would have loved that speech too. (thanks Olivia)
How do you know that the Bush Doctrine is dying? Look no further: “The White House on Thursday declined to criticize Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas’s appeal for reconciliation talks between his party and Hamas, which seized control of the Gaza Strip last June.” (thanks Electronic Ali)
Jon Stewart goes to AIPAC. (thanks W.)