Archive for August 5, 2008
“Bush allegedly ordered the CIA to forge a handwritten letter from the head of Iraq’s intelligence service to Saddam Hussein that purported to link the Iraqi dictator to the ringleader of the hijackers who toppled the Twin Towers on 9/11, according to news accounts of Suskind’s new book, The Way of the World: A Story [...]
This so grossed me out so I thought I would share with you. For some reason, As-Safir decided to publish a picture of this (benign) tumor that was removed from a woman in South Lebanon. Don’t be surprised if Israel declares the tumor a terrorist threat to its very (lousy) existence.
Dahlan to the rescue: bring in the men-in-their underwear. ““I am currently conducting negotiations with a pragmatic group within Palestinian society, which believes that a peace agreement based on the two-state solution can be reached while maintaining Israel’s security.”P.S. This is my travel laptop, so I only have this picture of the man.
I was talking to an expert on Iraq yesterday. He was analyzing the current situation (aside from the meaningless and diversionary discourse of the surge), and told me: Make no mistake about it. The U.S. deploys the same methods of Saddam in (mis)ruling Iraq. He/she argued that the U.S. has in fact in the short [...]
Western governments’ attitude toward Palestinian settlement can be summed up by “Anywhere but Palestine.” (thanks Olivia)
“There are plenty of cultures around the world that do not indulge in it at all. Across almost all of Africa south of the Sahara (Arabs are big kissers), and in most Asian and Pacific societies, kissing has precious little place as either a ritual or a sexual gesture, and there is lots of evidence [...]
No internet in my antique hotel in Berkeley. And the sink has one of those two faucets: one hot and one cold, so that you can burn your hands with the hot, and then cool it with the cold. I am pissed. May not update until Wed. night or Thursday morning.