Archive for October 18, 2008
“The ructions may also strain relations between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, which still has the biggest money bags because it has most of the oilГўв‚¬вЂќand may no longer be willing to sit back and let Sheikh Muhammad and his men make all the running. Sheikh Muhammad seems to get on well with Sheikh Khalifa bin [...]
FLC is right: Lebanese claims of the size of their demonstrations are absurdly bogus.
“Only one of the 535 members of Congress, Representative Pete Stark, Democrat of California, publicly identifies as a nontheist, according to the Secular Coalition of America, a lobbying group based in Washington.”
The evidence of the propaganda conspiracy is everywhere you look. Take the last boring book by Marwan Al-Mu`ashshir. It was promoted and praised in all US media. Then, the book was almost instantly translated into Arabic by An-Nahar (the right-wing racist anti-Syrian (people), anti-Palestinian (people), sectarian Christian newspaper)’s publishing house, and serialized in the newspaper. [...]
Colonialism in the West Bank.
“Marx stressed the battle for democracy as essential for the Communists to support as a necessary condition to the eventual establishment of socialism. He also saw the attempts by capitalists to save the capitalist system from its chronic crisis, the crisis of overproduction, leading to depressions, as not only hopeless but self-defeating. In their centralization [...]
The chants in today’s demonstrations against the American occupation in Iraq were: “Baghdad is free, is free. America: get out of here.” (It rhymes in Arabic).
I learn more about US politics from the Economist magazine than I learn from American newspapers. Last week, the Economist had an intelligent analysis of the foreign policies of Obama and McCain. The conclusion of the article was that their policies are not that far apart. Today, in my local newspaper, I read that they [...]
“Less than a week after the Washington Post reported that the Department of Defense will pay private contractors $300 million over the next three years to “produce news stories, entertainment programs and public service advertisements for the Iraqi media in an effort to ‘engage and inspire’ the local population to support U.S. objectives and the [...]
I don’t want to hurt the feelings of the Americans among you, but these are pictures of Iraqis demonstrating against the American occupation of their country. (thanks Amer)
Notice the script on this sign at the newly opened Muhammad Al-Amin mosque. The words of Rafiq Hariri and his son are larger than the words for the Prophet of Islam. (thanks F.)
Aphorisms of Sheikh Mo: “A person has to be always optimistic.” Who needs Nietzsche anymore.
This is a poster in Iraq. It reads: “O Occupiers. Get out of my homeland.”
“Whether it is simply a fashion cycle or a sign of the times, books by communist icon Karl Marx are selling well, German publisher Joern Schuetrumpf said Friday. “My sales have been increasing since 2005,” said Schuetrumpf on his stand at the Frankfurt Book Fair that was decorated with posters of Marx and Rosa Luxembourg, [...]