Archive for July 18, 2008
My article in Al-Akhbar: “Arab Liberals and the Iraqi Question”
New York Times and other U.S. newspapers casually publish articles by Israelis and Zionists calling for the bombing (or nuclear bombing in the case of this nutty right-winger and advocate of ethnic cleansing) of this Arab or that Muslim country. Would the New York Times publish articles by Arabs who call for bombing of Israel?
This should be regarded at government-paid, government-supplied propaganda. Let me tell you this: even during the worst times of the Lebanese civil war, we still managed to…swim. (thanks Carlos)
“Bandar tries ‘bribery’ with Russians.”
“Ambassadors from Arab countries and the Gulf states were among the guests at a reception yesterday for outgoing United Nations Ambassador Dan Gillerman, who is completing a six-year tour of duty. One veteran UN reporter for an American television network told viewers he could not recall such an impressive Arab turnout for a diplomatic event [...]
Fanatical Wahhabi anti-Semites for Israel. “Jerusalem sources told Haaretz that Israel and Saudi Arabia have been holding covert meetings in a third state. The talks in these meetings are reportedly not about changing the relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia but only about the goings on in the region. A few weeks ago, the Ilaf [...]
“Mr. Younan is Christian Lebanese, like his peers at Merrill, Morgan Stanley and Lehman Brothers Гўв‚¬вЂќ where Makram Azar was recently appointed head of sovereign funds.” Gulf ruling dynasties have always favored Lebanese Christians. They think that they are less likely to be politicized. Abu Iyad and other Palestinian groups were so aware of that, [...]
Dahlan, o Dahlan. “Dozens of ambassadors, businesspeople and members of US elite say goodbye to Dan Gillerman, who is ending his term in office after six years. Among guest: Palestinian observer, who receives special thanks from Israeli ambassador.” (thanks Olivia)
“Far from being based on facts, his piece exposed the currency of anti-Arab bias. Even esteemed outlets like the Post drop the evidentiary standards for gobbly-gook such as Pollak’s.” (thanks I forgot who)
Top 100 sites in Lebanon. (Notice that Al-Akhbar has surpassed An-Nahar and As-Safir).
Look at the team of foreign policy advisers for Obama. It is not surprising that there is not a single Middle East expert in the team. For years now, Middle East experts are deliberately excluded from foreign policy making in the U.S. government. The view in the U.S. government (after the demise of “the Arabists” [...]
I don’t understand this article by Michael Slackman in the New York Times. He thinks that he is identifying a trend when no such trend exists. And to back up his claim, he interviews three Arabs (all right-wing). “Гўв‚¬Е“The overall picture is moving in the direction of cooling the political atmosphere,Гўв‚¬Вќ said Muhammad al-Rumaihi, a [...]
These are 197 dead bodies delivered by Israel to Lebanon in the prisoner exchange. The two dead Israeli soldiers have received more coverage those those 197 dead Arab bodies. Hell, dead Israeli soldiers receive more coverage than all the Arab living. Such are the racist standards of the White Man. This explains why MEMRI sent [...]