Archive for September 3, 2008
Somebody needs to tell Adonis this: what he thinks are aphorisms are less profound that the writings on Hallmark cards. And I bet that Adonis does not know what metaphysical means although he likes to use that word at every corner.
What is Robert Worth’s point in this article? That Arab children love and enjoy terrorism? And what about Israeli leaders, like Sharon or Rabin or Barak who single-handedly have killed more innocent civilians than any Arab “terrorist”? These are people adored and admired in all over Israel…and the US? Is admiration of these killers considered [...]
“Sources familiar with the formation of the platform say the language dealing with Israel and fighting anti-Semitism was drafted in consultation with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and other Jewish groups.” (thanks Ali)
Why is the New York Times so sexistly obsessed with the personal life of Sarah Palin? “Ms. PalinÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s own pregnancy took Alaska by surprise this year. Even those who worked for her in the governorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s office said they were surprised. Her announcement, in March, was reported in The Anchorage Daily News, which noted at the [...]
A Fatwawawa Center.
Passively phrased (from the New York Times): “The fighting devastated much of Anbar. Falluja was razed; whole neighborhoods in Ramadi were likewise flattened.”
The New York Times said this: “IraqÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s national security adviser, Mowaffak al-Rubaie, right, and Abdul Sattar Abu Risha, a Sunni sheik, on Monday in Ramadi.” Did the New York Times not know that `Abdu-s-Sattar is dead?
Phoenician science. A Lebanese medical scientist (who does not want to be identified) read the article by P. Zalloua et al and sent me this comment:“OK, here is my take on this article (which I enclosed for you). I am not a geneticist so some of the methods are unfamiliar to me, but some important [...]
Pure humanitarianism: “A U.S. Navy ship loaded with humanitarian aid steamed through the Dardanelles en route to Georgia on Wednesday, as the Bush administration prepared to roll out a $1 billion economic aid package for the former Soviet republic.”
“1- the agreement does not discuss anything about a complete US withdrawal from Iraq. Instead, it talks about withdrawing “combat troops” without defining what is the difference between combat troops and other troops. It is very clear that the US is planning to stay indefinitely in permanent bases in Iraq (or as the agreement calls [...]
“Iraqi officials say U.S. forces Wednesday killed six Iraqi security personnel in what the U.S. describes as a case of “mistaken fire”.”
“[Barzani] Unfortunately, we seem to be still under the influence of a totalitarian regime. The one that takes over power thinks he has the last word in everything and that it is his right to make decisions without consulting others. He forgets the coalitions, the commitments, and the constitution.”
“Ghassan Al Masry, head of the Canaan Center for Media and Studies issued a press release slamming an attack carried by a group of extremist Israeli settlers against Palestinian legislator, Najat Abu Baker. Abu Baker was in her vehicle on the road between Nablus and Jenin.”
“By dawn, Christian homes in the village were smoking heaps of burnt mud and concrete shells. Churches were razed, their wooden doors and windows stripped off.”
“If we decide to absorb them, perhaps we’ll also teach them manners.” (thanks Zyde)
“Drawn by that reputation, an increasing number of Americans interested in Arabic have been flocking to Jordan.”
“”Pray for our military men and women who are striving to do what is right. Also, for this country, that our leaders, our national leaders, are sending [U.S. soldiers] out on a task that is from God,” she exhorted the congregants. “That’s what we have to make sure that we’re praying for, that there is [...]
How come no court or government remembers the American citizens who have been killed by Israeli occupation troops over the decades? “In a landmark decision, a Jerusalem court has ruled that a US court decision ordering the Palestinian Authority to pay the family of an American citizen killed in a Palestinian terror attack over $116 [...]
“On the 31st August, one and a half year old Omar almost died from suffocation as his journey from Susiya to hospital was prolonged from 5 to 20 minutes due to Israeli road block. Sunday afternoon Omar had caught a fever witch caused his tongue to swell up and and fall back blocking his windpipe. [...]
I don’t know who invited Adonis to Columbia to celebrate Edward Said. But I am certain that whoever invited him has not been reading him in the last few years. Inviting Adonis to honor Edward Said is like inviting Olmert to honor Palestine.