Archive for September 14, 2008
The stormy session of the Iraqi puppet parliament was very revealing: it met to discuss the status of Mithal Al-Lusi who visited Israel. What was striking is that the Iraqi political culture remains anti-Israel, despite promises made by Ahmad Chalabi and Iyad `Allawi to the effect that Iraq will sign a peace treaty with Israel [...]
“‘Who the f*** are you to lecture me?’”
“Best-selling author Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a prominent critic of Islam, said it’s difficult living in isolation because of death threats from Muslims offended by her work.” Maybe I don’t keep up with the news, but can somebody tell me this: who are the Muslims who threatened her, and who are the Muslims who know of [...]
“The really scary part of the Palin interview was how much she seemed like W. in 2000, and not just the way she pronounced nu-cue-lar. She had the same flimsy but tenacious adeptness at saying nothing, the same generalities and platitudes, the same restrained resentment at being pressed to be specific, as though specific is [...]
Somebody in Beirut send me pictures of the Nakbah art exhibit by the Scottish artist.
In Lebanon, you can get any store to deliver anything to your house: literally, and for a small fee. Even the fancy restaurants would. Even Banks now deliver money to customers at home–I kid you not.
Today, New TV aired a report in which it compared the Saudi morality police with the Israeli chastity police. The report indicated that both get the support of the regime in power.
“A Palestinian boy detained by the IDF over his involvement in West Bank riots was received warmly by Palestinian detainees at the Ofer Prison near Ramallah Friday.”
“A pre-trial hearing was held on Saturday for a US soldier charged with murdering an Iraqi detainee by shooting him and then burning him with an incendiary grenade, in the latest scandal to rock the military in Iraq.” Let me predict the sentence for you: one week in a jail, and two-weeks without access to [...]
Bush Doctrine. “The Bush administration is pushing through a broad array of foreign weapons deals as it seeks to rearm Iraq and Afghanistan, contain North Korea and Iran, and solidify ties with onetime Russian allies. From tanks, helicopters and fighter jets to missiles, remotely piloted aircraft and even warships, the Department of Defense has agreed [...]
“He said Al-Iraqiya television had waged “a campaign of slander against the journalists working in Al-Sharqiyah” after the latter aired a report showing “torture in Iraqi prisons,” said Wajih”.
Peter Camejo died. He was the one who asked me to run for the U.S. Senate on behalf of the Green Party.
“Don’t miss your opportunity with me. You won’t have a partner like me.”
This is Zionism: “A SCOTTISH human rights activist has filmed the Israeli navy firing machine guns at unarmed Palestinian fishing boats in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of the Gaza Strip.” (thanks Olivia)
This is an actual headline from an Israeli newspaper: “IDF discovers leftists in West Bank village” (thanks Marcy)
Gala in honor of Muhammad Dahlan in Washington, DC.