Archive for August 11, 2008
Al-Qa`idah discusses Hizbullah. Al-Qa`idah’s “theoritician”, `Atiyyat Allah, just released through the internet a new book titled: “Lebanese Hizbullah and the Palestinian Cause: A revealing Look.” I thought that it would be interesting, so I read it. It comes in 41 pages but the author here does not begin to tackle his subject until the last [...]
The most lame eulogy of Mahmud Darwish was written by Adonis. Hands down.
Comrade Hanady eulogizes Mahmud Darwish.
From the Poem of Land by Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish (my translation):“O, those who are departing tothe mountain of firepass on my bodyO, those who are departing tothe Rock of Jerusalempass on my bodyO those who are crossingon my bodyYou shall not passI am the earth in a bodyYou shall not passI am the earth [...]
From Ahmad Az-Za`tar by Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish (my translation):“I am the Arab Ahmad–he saidI am the bullets the orangesthe memoriesI found myself near myselfSo I went away from the dewand the maritime sceneTal Az-Za`tar the tentI am the country, when it cameAnd it reincarnated meI am the constant travelto the countryI found myselfenveloping myself…Ahmad [...]
Putin today compared the Georgian president (I don’t know how to spell his name) to Saddam. In the age of Bush, that is all you need to invade, destroy, and conquer.
From Returning to Haifa by Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish (my translation):“…He now is emerging from uslike the earth emergesfrom us on a rainy nightAnd blood is spilling from himand ink is spilling from us…What do we say to him?Memory fallson a dagger?And evening is farfrom Nazareth!He now goes to himgrenades or…orangesAnd he does not knowthe [...]
Hello puppet.Hello to you, puppet. (AP)
This proves what I wrote last week: Aljazeera lied when it denied apologizing to the Israeli government for its coverage of the release of Samir Quntar. It is ironic, no? Killers and assassins in the Israeli government protest coverage by AlJazeera because they say it was favorable to somebody who they accuse–when he was 16-year [...]
Comrade Khalid on Hariri alliance with Lebanese Salafis.
“Schweitzer asserts that the women are in fact more motivated by the personal than the political.” Of course. Shin Bet interrogators who facilitated the interviews insist on it. In fact, according to Israel and its propagandists all Arabs who are opposed to Israeli occupation of Palestine are motivated by personal reasons.
Sources in Jordan tell me that the King is switching from PlayStation III to the Wii. This switch will have a lasting impact on the prospects of peace in the region.
What would have Georgian troops done without Israeli help?
Mahmud Darwish visited many Arab countries, and visited some Gulf countries but never stepped foot on Saudi soil. He once received an invitation to speak at the Janadiriyyah Festival but when he learned that it was sponsored by the Saudi National Guard, he turned down the invitation.
The poem Promises of the Storm by Palestinian poet Mahmud Darwish (my translation):“So let it be…I have to reject deathand to burn the tears ofthe songs that are soaked with bloodand to strip naked the olive treesfrom all the fake bushesAnd if I am singing for joyfrom behind the frightenedeyelidsit is because the stormpromised me [...]
Amer is right: the yelling and screaming matches in the Lebanese parliament are more fun than the Olympics.
A friend in occupied Palestine sent me this: “i just came back from the darwish candlelight vigil and i was with a friend who told me that there is a new fm radio station called “hurriya” on 104.5 here. he says it’s a dahlan owned station and that mostly they play fateh songs, songs about [...]
This is Zionism. “Harry Potter and Pinocchio are apparently not welcome in Israel, at least in their Arabic translations imported from Syria and Lebanon. Arab-Israeli publisher Salah Abassi told Israeli public radio on Monday that authorities ordered him to stop importing Arabic-language children’s books from the two longtime foes of Israel. The ban includes translations [...]
William Kristol wants a war on Russia. He thinks that it would be a cakewalk. He argues that Russia is linked to terrorists, and that Vladimir Chalabi can easily steer Russia towards democracy. He says that if you don’t fight Russians in Russia, you may have to fight them on U.S. soil. Oh, and he [...]
“Another talking point advanced relentlessly by the anti-Russians proclaims, per Saakashvili, “today Georgia, tomorrow the world”. The editors of the Washington Post have railed that:” (thanks Nabeel)