Archive for June, 2009

Hummus of shame

“In a peaceful gesture two years ago, Syrian President Bashar Assad sent a tub of hummus to then-prime minister Ehud Olmert, Channel 2 reported Thursday.” It does not surprise me that the lousy Syrian regime dabbles in Hummus. (thanks Toufic)

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

British honor crimes

“A man who stabbed his partner and his best friend to death after he found them having sex on his canal boat has been cleared of their murders. William Cranston was convicted of the manslaughter, by reason of provocation, of 39-year-old Kay Morton …

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

Zionist hooligans

“A visit to Israel by five young American Jews turned into a nightmare on Friday evening when they were set upon by a large gang of intoxicated thugs armed with metal poles, rocks and chairs on a Lake Kinneret beach, in a brutal and unprovoked attac…

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

Good protestors and bad protestors

Here is the New York Times’ account of the protests in Honduras: “Fierce clashes erupted Monday between thousands of soldiers and thousands of Mr. Zelaya’s backers. The protesters blocked streets, set fires and hurled stones at the soldiers, who fir…

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

Removing the president but not a coup

You learn so much from reading the enemy’s official media. Read this account in the New York Times: “Still, administration officials said that they did not expect that the military would go so far as to carry out a coup. “There was talk of how they…

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

HRW

“Gaza Civilians Killed by Israeli Drone-Launched Missiles” (thanks Nadim)

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

Israeli checkpoints

“The security company also dictates the quantity of items allowed: Five pitas, one container of hummus and canned tuna, one small bottle or can of beverage, one or two slices of cheese, a few spoonfuls of sugar, and 5 to 10 olives. Workers are also …

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

French racism: it is official

“La police française pratique à grande échelle des “contrôles au faciès”. Une étude scientifique, conduite dans la plus grande confidentialité, montre que les forces de l’ordre effectuent des contrôles d’identité discriminatoires vis-à-vis de…

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

Saudi Arabia: in the lead

“Saudi Arabia leads the field among Arab regimes that practise internet censorship, blocking website content ranging from pornography to politics, but also in waging a highly effective online war against al-Qaida and other jihadi groups.” So the l…

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

Paris Hilton and Lebanon: they deserve each other

“This Friday July 3 Beirut is scheduled to party with Paris Hilton at the Forum de Beyrouth. Timmy Vegas, Estelle and Sam La Marc will join the jet-set socialite in Beirut to party with the best.” Did you notice how proud An-Nahar (the right-wing,…

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

That justifies the coup in Honduras

“Mrs. Clinton met with Mr. Zelaya, and he reportedly annoyed her when he summoned her to a private room late in the night after her arrival and had her shake hands with his extended family.”

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

The New York Times has spoken…on behalf of the people of Honduras

“Although the coup has popular support in Honduras.” That is quite a scoop, in fact. Only hours after the coup, this writer in the New York Times was able to quickly and swiftly conduct an opinion survey among all the people of Honduras.

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

Background

“When Manuel Zelaya was elected president on November 27, 2005 in a close victory, he became president of one of the poorest nations in the region, with approximately 70% of its population of 7.5 million living under the poverty line. Though siding …

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

WTF?

“It’s day two of the Honduran coup, and the brand new military dictatorship is winning the hearts and minds of the people by, let’s see… cutting off teevee feeds and electricity throughout the capital and putting an “indefinite” curfew in effect, …

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

When the protestors are not liked by Western media

Photos of repression and protests in Honduras. (thanks Ben)

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

No calls please

“They say Honduran military officials stopped taking their calls as the crisis unfolded.”” Oh, yeah. That would be plausible. They receive US aid and weapons but refused to talk to the donors.

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

Some good news out there

“Unwavering support for Israeli policy has eroded dramatically both on American college campuses and within the United States as a whole, according to a group of American university professors who on Sunday concluded an academic exchange program here, …

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

Obama and Honduras

The statements by Obama on Honduras leads to think that 1) either he is lying and there is a long history of American lies about foreign policy and coups and foreign intervention especially in Latin America; 2) he may be telling the truth and that an a…

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

US media love affair with any Israeli

Here we go again. The New York Times featured this Israeli man, and now the Nation magazine (one of the typical Zionist publications of the so-called American Left) features the same Israeli man under the obnoxious headline: “Israel’s Man of Conscien…

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad

Father and Son

The courageous Egyptian journalist, `Abdul-Halim Qandil (who would be famous and would be winning international awards if he were not pro-Palestinian and opposed to US wars), writes about the “Poverty of Father [Mubarak] and Son”. (thanks Dina)

Posted on June 30, 2009 by As'ad