Archive for December 6, 2008
“Mr. Clinton often praises companies that pay him to speak.”
I Told You So. Right-wing fanatics for Obama’s foreign policy team. (thanks Thabet)
Cluster Zionism: “The United Nations says that “millions” of cluster munitions – in which hundreds of small ‘bomblets’ are packed together – were dropped [by Israel] on more than 48 million square meters of Lebanese territory in July and August 2006, killing and wounding over 300 civilians. And hundreds of thousands of munitions failed to [...]
“Haaretz photojournalist Tess Scheflan sustained light wounds Saturday after being assaulted by an IDF soldier in Hebron.” That will get international attention, I am sure. He is not a sand nigger, you see.
“Jewish settlers torched a rooftop enclosure of a Palestinian man’s home in the West Bank city of Hebron on Saturday, a Palestinian police spokesman said. The United Nations as well as Palestinian and Israeli officials have condemned violence by settlers since tensions rose on Thursday in the occupied territory after Israel’s eviction of settler families [...]
Another Lebanese genius. “A farmer from Lebanon couldn’t believe his eyes when he discovered he had grown a prize-winning potato on his land, he told AFP on Saturday, saying he was hoping to enter the Guinness World Records.” I am NOT eating from that “potato”. (thanks Olivia)
A top insider at CNN tells me that Anderson Cooper is known in the network as “”nowhere man,” since he doesn’t seem to have a personality.”
Look what Bush is taking credit for: “In fits and starts, political and economic reforms are advancing across the Middle East. Women have run for office in several nations and been named to important government positions in Bahrain and Oman and Qatar, the UAE and Yemen. Trade and foreign investment have expanded. Several nations have [...]
Sha`ban `Abdur-Rahim sings for Obama. (I like the line about Bush and his father did not leave a spot in the world that they did not ruin). For readers: this is an Egyptian singer who has one song–kid you not–and he just changes its lyrics to fit the occasion. (thanks Shihadeh)
Elizabeth (B.J.) Fernea has died. I never met her but we spoke on the phone a few times. Everybody who knew her or who studied under her spoke so highly of her. They all agreed that she was such a nice person. In my class on Gender and Sexuality in the Middle East, I always [...]
I Told You So. This is an amusing article about “conflict” among Obama’s Middle East advisers. Basically, the conflict is between one fanatic Zionist and another: “One is Dennis Ross, a stalwart of the Clinton administrationÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s peace negotiations who is seen as favoring a tough approach to Iran. The other is Daniel Kurtzer, a former [...]
Look at this ad:”PRIMARY FUNCTION:The Research Assistant Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Islamic Affairs, located in New York, will advance the mission of ADLÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Civil Rights Division by assisting one or more Analysts in gathering, analyzing, circulating, and archiving information on Arab and Islamic movements and ideologies of concern to ADL…JOB QUALIFICATIONS:Ã¢â‚¬Â¢ BachelorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Degree in political science, history, international [...]
Saudi King `Abdullah is to the left: from a picture taken in Beirut in 1972.