Archive for February, 2010

The myth of the Mossad

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar: “The Dubai Crime: The end of the Myth of the Mossad”

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

Against childbrides

“A million signatures delivered to Yemen’s parliament call for an end to the child brides. Hundreds of Yemeni students demonstrated outside the Yemeni parliament this week to protest against child marriages. Students demanded parliament pass legi…

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

Israeli spies: names and addresses

“AN Israeli spy based in Dublin is suspected of supplying information for the forged Irish passports used by the team of assassins who murdered a Hamas commander in Dubai. And details of more fake Irish passports used in the assassination of a Ham…

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

Tragic accidents happen–every single day

“US soldiers killed an Iraqi tribal chief’s son and wounded his wife in what the Americans on Saturday called a tragic accident, although local accounts of the incident differed.”

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

Lebanese police beats the Mossad (take 26): HA HA HA HA HA

“Hezbollah’s Al-Manar TV reported that five Lebanese citizens have been detained on suspicion of spying for Israel, raising the number of suspects captured this week to six.”

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

Read the comments on the site of this Saudi newspaper

“RIYADH: Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah has appointed Prince Abdul Aziz bin Bandar as deputy chief of the General Intelligence at the rank of minister, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Friday.” (thanks “Ibn Rushd”)

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

Jeffrey Feltman learns about the Middle East from this guy

“Yet despite the jarring apparition of occasional perspicacity, his 200-page effort at myth-busting is potholed with mistakes, misjudgements and lapses in logic. Right up front, for instance, Smith asserts that Sunni Arabs have crushed minority chal…

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

Europe shields Israeli killers

“Michael Boyle, a lecturer in strategic studies at the University of St. Andrews, Scotland, said European countries were “unlikely or unwilling to make it a serious political issue with Israel. It’sgoing to raise up embarrassing questions and compli…

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

Finally: they realized that Al-Akhbar is a Leftist newspaper. High time

“The Lebanese may be divided on whether the Shiite militant group Hezbollah is a savior or a menace, but according to a new poll they appear to agree on one thing: the group’s armed wing is a force to be reckoned with. According to the poll, which w…

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

The neo-cons’ favorite boy

“”We support your sect and we will protect it,” he says, before being hustled back into his vehicle by his bodyguards for the journey home through the slum, now shrouded in darkness.” (thanks Dina)

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

1-26

“The killers of a Hamas commander drugged him before suffocating him, Dubai police said Sunday.” So it took 26 top secret Mossad agents to kill one Palestinian, and they could only do that after drugging him? OK. (thanks Olivia)

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

The dumb Mossad secret agents.

Hi. We are the dumb Mossad secret agents (there are more of us but they are on another poster). It is not true that because we were exposed in Dubai that we have lost our jobs. We still have jobs. In fact, we have been just hired to play ourselves …

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

“Zionism has finished its work”. It has before it even started

“Perhaps this perpetuated the occupation?That could be. I don’t think it did. Even Arafat, the man who would kiss me when we met, told me he admired Moshe. Even the Jordanian chief of staff told me in 1948: “What a pleasure it is having your husband as…

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

Ehud Barak: a few facts to remember

Israeli terrorist, Ehud Barak, who shot Palestinian poet, Kamal Nasir, along with his girlfriend in their bed while they slept, along with other terrorist crimes that he has committed, spoke in Washington, DC the other day. He was raving and making th…

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

Eugene Rogan: and writing the history of the Arabs (II)

I received a few responses to my critical review of Rogan’s book, but I will keep responses that I have received from some of his students to myself. But a well-known professor of Middle East studies in the UK wrote me this (she/her does not want to b…

Posted on February 28, 2010 by As'ad

National security

“United States military intelligence spied on Planned Parenthood and other domestic groups as part of US security preparations for the 2002 winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, according to a recently declassified military document obtained by a civil…

Posted on February 27, 2010 by As'ad

US Army on the Arab “Mind”

“A 2003 handbook for the U.S. 1st Infantry Division in Iraq exhorts soldiers to “Do your best to prevent war crimes” and warns that “when an Arab is confronted by criticism, you can expect him to react by interpreting the facts to suit himself or fl…

Posted on February 27, 2010 by As'ad

Noam Chomsky on Angry Arab

Mahmood sent me this (I cite with his permission): “In case you care, a friend of mine asked Noam Chomsky what he thought of your work, and he said this: “I’ve read some of his work, and liked it. Didn’t know about his anarchist inclinations. Shou…

Posted on February 27, 2010 by As'ad

The Mossad’s worst enemy

The chief of police of Dubai. (thanks Nikki)

Posted on February 27, 2010 by As'ad

This is funny: more dumb Mossad disinformation in Israeli media

This is rather funny. They are clearly so nervous and so embarrassed by the global revelations about their dumb terrorist team in Dubai, that now they are trying that the publicity has been good for them. Oh, yeah. And the Lewinsky scandal was good …

Posted on February 27, 2010 by As'ad