Archive for June, 2008
On the front page of Hariri rag, Al-Mustaqbal, there is this headline: “White Hands Especially toward Lebanon and Palestine: Three years of accomplishments [for] the Servitor of the Two Holy Sites”.
There is an on-going bid. The Lebanese Internal Security Forces are looking for…musical instruments. Please help. Given the security situation in Lebanon, drums and triangles could really reduce the tensions.
“The number of civilians killed in fighting between insurgents and security forces in Afghanistan has soared by two-thirds in the first half of this year, to almost 700 people, a senior U.N. official said Sunday.” Now “security forces in Afghanistan can’t possibly be referring to U.S. occupation troops, can it?
LBC-TV had a show on U.S. policies in the Middle East. Shadha `Amr invited an Arabic speaking diplomat from the State Department to meet with a group of Arab students. The host wanted so bad that students would praise the U.S., but to no avail. She asked an Iraqi and a Kuwaiti in the audience, [...]
New TV aired a revealing report on the Hariri support for Salafis in Tripoli.
“Do you consider yourself enlightened? Someone who goes around saying, Гўв‚¬Е“IГўв‚¬в„ўm enlightened,Гўв‚¬Вќ is almost categorically not.”
This is persecution that you favor: “Around midnight of 13 May 2000, the PUK police attached the residential of Karim Ahmed (70 years at the time). He was taken away, according to Hawlati, with his two sons, Aso and Mwan to an unknown place. Later the family realised that their third son, the eldest, Arsalan [...]
“The new estimates also suggest that nationals are just over 50% of the population. Bahrain’s 90,000 Bangladeshi residents tend to be among the lowest-paid foreign workers and often live in very poor conditions. After the killing, the press was full of reports stereotyping Bangladeshis as more violent and unhygienic than other nationals. Foreign workers are [...]
“It has become increasingly hard for opposition leaders to campaign normally.” Oh, yeah? Unlike how it is in Jordan, Morocco, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, and Iraq. How awful.
“Mohammed Omer, 23, said that after he passed on Thursday night Al-Karama crossing (Allinbi Bridge), at the Palestinian borderline with Jordan, Israeli security men humiliated him and forced him to be completely naked. Omer told RNA that an Israeli officer asked him “are you the guy of the prize?” and whe he said “yes” the [...]
“In the Middle East, however, the extent of the abuses uncovered at Abu Ghraib was not out of the ordinary.” Oh, no they were. (thanks Ananda)
This is Zionism: “On Saturday afternoon, Israeli military forces attacked the funeral of 17-year-old Muhammad Anwar ‘Alami, who was shot and killed by Israeli forces on Friday night. Several of the mourners were injured.”
“Despite legal and religious restrictions against abortion in much of the Arab world, changing social values and economic realities as well as demographic shifts have contributed to an apparent increase in the number of the procedures in the Middle East.” (thanks Olivia)
“Consumer spending in the second-largest Arab economy jumped 17.7 percent to 319.87 billion dirhams ($87.1 billion) in 2007, more than double its level five years earlier, the Abu Dhabi Department of Planning and Economy said in a report. Per-capita spending in the country of 4.1 million people is about $27 a day, some eight times [...]
Lebanonese should be proud: Lebanonesia is ranked number 18. (thanks L.)
A tribute to murdering Israeli collaborators: “In rocket-battered Sderot, dozens of Palestinians – former collaborators and informers from the Gaza Strip – live in silence and isolation, hidden from the public eye. Unable to return to Gaza, they fear the Kassam rocket attacks from their Palestinian brothers and worry about the families they left behind. [...]
I swear: I was reading the issues of An-Nahar from 1947 (to see the coverage of the Palestinian question), and I ran across an official statement by the Lebanese Ministry of Health in which it said that the Lebanese government has large quantities of a cure for cancer (called ACF) and that they are available [...]
This is what one reads in the New York Times: “So you can imagine my delight when I found myself rolling around on a ratty mattress in a sandy Bedouin tent in the middle of the Negev desert with a fantastically handsome 6-foot-2, 21-year-old Israeli army commander.” (thanks anonymous)
I found on January 7th, 1967 issue of An-Nahar that the Phalanges Party submitted a petition to the Lebanese government questioning the benefits of Arab boycott of Israel.
Among his hobbies are: “Environmental concern” and “hunting.”