Archive for July 5, 2008
They had somebody on Al-Arabiya railing against Mugabe’s dictatorship. It was none other than Lebanese journalist, Nawfal Daww, who is loyal to…Samir Ja`ja` (Ga`ga`, in Egyptian accent).
I came across this line on Isiah Berlin: “It is doubtful that Israelis ever knew how disparaging he was in private about a state that he defended in public.” From Michael Ignatieff, Isiah Berlin: A Life, p. 182. As you may know, Zionist leaders begged Berlin to relocate to Israel, and Israeli officials wanted him [...]
“The American military said airstrikes by its attack helicopters in eastern Afghanistan hit two vehicles carrying insurgents on Friday, but a provincial governor said 22 civilians, including a woman and a child, had been killed.”
The rant of any Zionist, no matter how unintelligent and how silly, will get a hearing and a platform in any mainstream newspaper in this country. Look at this resentful student: “The DVD that comes with “Al-Kitaab” includes footage of Nasser’s mass rallies in Cairo — including slogans in Arabic and French such as “Brother [...]
“Mais je crois ÃƒÂ l’influence des services de renseignements israÃƒÂ©liens et des Ã‚Â«hommes exÃ‚Â»,”. I am not a fan of Columbian rebels, but can you think of a movement in support of a right-wing dictatorships and against leftist rebellions that the Israeli government did not actively support? (thanks Cheryl)
An interview with Michel `Aflaq’s daughter. She really likes Uncle Saddam. She said that `Aflaq had no regrets about “discovering” Saddam.
“Dubai: Flash your middle finger in the face of someone in public and get deported.” (thanks Dina)
Comrade Pierre advises Arabs to leave Salman Rushdie alone. There are other matters to worry about, he said.
” But these cases of disaster capitalism are amateurish compared with what is unfolding at Iraq’s oil ministry. It started with no-bid service contracts announced for ExxonMobil, Chevron, Shell, BP and Total (they have yet to be signed but are still on course). Paying multinationals for their technical expertise is not unusual. What is odd [...]
This is Zionism: “Sabri al-Jarjawi, a 25-year-old resident of the Negev town of Segev Shalom who was severely beaten by police in Ashkelon three months ago, died of his wounds last weekend. Al-Jarjawi’s family claims that two detectives from the Lachish district brutally beat him after calling him a “smelly Bedouin.”” (thanks R.)
“In an interview, Quataert said that after his review was published, he was told by David C. Cuthell, director of the institute, that people in Turkey were upset about his use of the word genocide and that he should call the Turkish ambassador. Ã¢â‚¬Å“He told me the embassy was unhappy and was getting a lot [...]
“Do “progressives” in the U.S. identify more with Dick Cheney than with an African or and Iraqi child?” (thanks Sam)
The Egyptian dictatorship has banned four books of Arabic poetry from entering Egypt.