Archive for January 14, 2009
This was what disturbed the New York Times about Hillary Clinton’s testimony in Congress: “Her emphasis on the civilian costs of the violence in Gaza suggested that the incoming administration might be more inclined than President Bush has been to urge restraint on the Israelis.” I won’t be surprised if the New York Times decides [...]
`Azmi Bisharah noted today that the Israeli terrorist army has been recently reporting Israeli military “casualties” without specifying whether they were killed or injured. Another way of covering up. Just now, the Israeli terrorist army reported that some Israeli terrorist army casulaties were reported from the “collapse of a building”. Oh, an earthquake in Gaza [...]
You really have to read this piece of…journalism by Jeffrey Goldberg. He identifies himself thus: “a one-time Israeli Army prison official-turned-reporter.” The joke is that he thinks of himself as “a reporter.” But read the whole thing and enjoy those revealing interviews with people who are now…dead. And there is a fundamental problem with logic: [...]
More than 320 Saudi doctors volunteered to serve in Gaza, according to the Saudi Red Crescent Society. Upon heard of their volunteering, Prince Nayif (Minister of Interior) volunteered to electrocute their genitals.
(Al-Quds Al-`Arabi and AP) The sister and brother above are mourning their two brothers and uncle (the New York Times still does not know that Arabs mourn their victims).
`Amru Hamzawi had a Eureka moment. You see after a search he found the answer to all the problems in Gaza: 1) he wants rationality. Isn’t that nice though? I mean, he wants rationality. I mean if you take some boxes of rationality to the hostpials in Gaza, I am certain that the patients will [...]
Comrade Fawwaz provides an excellent review of the path of Arab regimes and their subservience to the US.
She died minutes after this picture was taken. She was murdered by Israeli terrorists. (AP)
“In 2002, former Director of Israel’s General Security Service Avi Dichter planned and directed the dropping of a one-ton bomb on an apartment building in Gaza City, killing eight children and seven adults, and injuring over 150 others. At the time, the attack was condemned by the international community, including the U.S. government….Dichter must NOT [...]
Saudi Arabia manages to continue vomiting anti-Semitic rhetoric through its media while maintaining and solidifying its alliance with Israel.
Lebanese and Arabic media should not report on the silly Israeli sms messages. To report on them is to contribute to the psychological warfare of the enemy.
Just read an article that Michael C Hudson (my mentor at Georgetown) wrote on the Palestinian resistance movement in the early 1970s. You will see the effects of Al-Karamah battle (which is small by today’s standards and was characterized by the Arafat’s bombast and bravado) on recruitment by Palestinian organizations. I heard from Beirut that [...]
“Some Palestinian civilians in Gaza say Israeli forces shot at them as they tried to leave their homes – in some cases bearing white flags.” (thanks Sarah)
“We the undersigned are all of Jewish origin. When we see the dead and bloodied bodies of young children, the cutting off of water, electricity and food, we are reminded of the siege of the Warsaw Ghetto. When Dov Weisglass, an adviser to the Israeli prime minister, Ehud Olmert, talked of putting Gazans “on a [...]
“The poll results published Tuesday show that 44% of Americans blame Hamas for the current conflict while only 14% blame Israel. Nine percent said both sides were to blame, and 29% were undecided. Also, 57% of Americans thought that Hamas had used “excessive” force, whereas 44% thought that Israel had used “appropriate” force.”
So we were told that Obama will do his best to improve the US image among Muslims and Arabs. Toward that effort, he has designated Martin Indyk and Dennis Ross to be in charge of the Middle East. Oh, yeah. That should do the job. In fact, only John Bolton and Martin Peretz are missing [...]
“The Committee to Protect Journalists mourns the death of four Palestinian journalists who have been killed since Israeli military operations began in Gaza on December 27. One journalist was fatally injured while working; three others were killed under unconfirmed circumstances. “We mourn the loss of our four colleagues and extend our Ã¢â‚¬Å½condolences to their families [...]
The Saudi Muftiti has spoken: “Saudi Arabia’s most senior cleric was quoted Wednesday as saying it is permissible for 10-year-old girls to marry and those who think they’re too young are doing the girls an injustice.” (thanks Nadim)
Three factors are strategic liabilities for Israel in the technical military-intelligence sense: 1) Israeli terrorist soldiers fight with the awareness of the military superiority of Israel, unlike previous generation of Israeli terrorist soldiers who thought that Arab armies were a match and thus fought as if the life of the lousy entity depended on it; [...]
So Taghreed is complaining privately about the horrible NYT edits and additions to her dispatches from Gaza. But that does not excuse it. Her name is attached to those lousy articles since the war on Gaza started.