Archive for June 19, 2009

Appearance of meddling

You need to read Obama’s statements on Iran carefully. There is one particular statement in which he said that the US (for historical reasons) can’t “appear to be meddling”. The statement does not say that the US is not meddling, but that it does not…

Posted on June 19, 2009 by As'ad

Statistical evidence

“Statistical Report Purporting to Show Rigged Iranian Election Is Flawed” (thanks Amer)

Posted on June 19, 2009 by As'ad

A Palestinian girl

“A Palestinian girl plays next to Israel’s controversial separation barrier in the Palestinian neighbourhood of Beit Hanina in east Jerusalem on June 17, 2009.” (thanks Julie)PS By the way, the word controversial is inserted by US foreign editors of t…

Posted on June 19, 2009 by As'ad

Supreme Leader

The Iranian Supreme Leader has always bothers me. Aside from the obvious political and philosophical reason, something about him bothers me. He always likes to appear as if he is about to say something very profound and very wise, and he also says so…

Posted on June 19, 2009 by As'ad

Champion of the masses

I heard somebody on Fox News describe Rafsanjani as “the champion of the masses”. He forgot to add that he is also a champion of his own wealth and looting of public money.

Posted on June 19, 2009 by As'ad

In one day

I never travel to various destinations in one day. I usually stop for a night or two in Europe if I travel to the US. Today, I flew from Oslo to London and then to DC and then to Fort Lauderdale all in the same day. Never again. And Washington, DC i…

Posted on June 19, 2009 by As'ad