Archive for June, 2010

torture by us versus torture by them

“Examining the four newspapers with the highest daily circulation in the country, we found a significant and sudden shift in how newspapers characterized waterboarding. From the early 1930s until the modern story broke in 2004, the newspapers that cove…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

non sequitur

“Leaving aside the complete non sequitur that is his response — how does that remotely pertain to Goldberg’s granting of anonymity to his friends to smear people they don’t like or the serial fear-mongering fabrications he spread about the Saddam thre…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

Human Rights Watch urges Middle East governments to follow the secular example of Saudi Arabia

“As Human Rights Watch documented during a trip to Gaza in May, severe violations of personal freedom and repression of civil society groups that defend that freedom appear to be sharply on the rise. The Hamas government, trying to shore up its image a…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

arrest the thieves at once

“Le prince saoudien Khaled Ben Sultab Ben Abdelaziz Ben Saoud héritier de la famille royale et vice-ministre de la Défense de son pays s’est fait piquer des grands crus…Dans le panier : deux bouteilles de Lafite-Rothschild 1979 (230 euros), des L…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

Other side of fashion

“But what has been liberating for Western women is a system built literally on the backs of women in the developing world. How do Primark and its competitors in the West’s shopping malls and High Streets keep that cute frock so cheap? By starving and…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

minimize not end?

“Human rights group Amnesty International has called on Gen. David Petraeus to redouble the military’s effort to minimize civilian casualties in Afghanistan.” So Amnesty would be fine with, say, 10 civilian casualties per week?

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

This is Zionism

“In other areas, the violations continued as in the past. The general lack of accountability in cases where security forces are suspected of harming Palestinians remained in place. Israeli civilians who injured Palestinians and damaged Palestinian prop…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

Women versus men

“In some places where a boy’s education is favored, women had opinions far different from those of men. In Egypt, for instance, a solid 60 percent of men said boys were more entitled to that education, while an equally solid 60 percent of women disag…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

Men and women

From NYT. Click to enlarge NOW.

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

American men are satisfied

“Indeed, the United States and Germany reported an especially strong gap between the sexes on whether enough has been done to give women equality. Of those who believe in equal rights, many more American and German men believe their nations have made t…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

The feminist West

“But after Saddam Hussein’s 1990 invasion of Kuwait, when women’s rights were subverted in an attempt to gain clerical support for the Baathist regime, female literacy plunged from 75 percent to less than 25 percent.” Of course, Western sanctions had n…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

The West: paradise of gender equality

“Despite the advances of women in places such as Iran, she argues that such countries are not nearly as advanced as they could be if women’s opportunities were equal to men’s.” Yes, unlike in the West where women’s opportunities are equal to men. Oh, …

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

Good news at last

Palestine is still subject to a savage Zionist occupation but Larry King will quit. I used to see Larry King on M Street in the 1980s. He would walk the streets hoping to be recognized. (thanks “Ibn Rushd”)

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

Mossad: desperately seeking victory–even fake ones

So the Mossad is so embarrassed with Lebanese police’s victories again the Zionist entity, so Israel yesterday announced that it cracked a Hizbullah spying network although the Zionist entity strictly censors news about military and espionage affairs i…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

Warning: the danger of terrorist babies

“Gohmert: I talked to a retired FBI agent who said that one of the things they were looking at were terrorist cells overseas who had figured out how to game our system. And it appeared they would have young women, who became pregnant, would get them i…

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

Obama speaks on the Saudi King

“I always value His Majesty’s wisdom and insights”

Posted on June 30, 2010 by As'ad

How the Lebanese president protects himself from Tweets

This is a full account of the way the Lebanese presidents protects himself form tweets. (thanks As`ad)

Posted on June 29, 2010 by As'ad

Israeli violations of UNSC 1701

Lebanon has officially recorded 6945 Israeli violations (by land, sea, and air) of UNSC 1701 since 2006.

Posted on June 29, 2010 by As'ad

120 accused spies for Israel in Lebanon

Lebanese police and army have thus far arrested 120 Israeli spies in Lebanon. 120 to 0 for Lebanon. I find that hilarious. Mossad’s brilliance? Are you kidding me? Beaten by Lebanese police, for potato’s sake.

Posted on June 29, 2010 by As'ad

Chief PA collaborator who does not need to run for re-election, in Western eyes

“”The Palestinians have long feared the Jewish lobby in Washington. Now, they are embracing it. During a swing through the U.S. capital this month, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas was the guest of honor at a dinner with a small but influential gat…

Posted on June 29, 2010 by As'ad