Archive for August, 2010

This does read like a fake interview

““By preventing this mosque from being built, America is doing us a big favor,” Taliban operative Zabihullah tells NEWSWEEK. (Like many Afghans, he uses a single name.) “It’s providing us with more recruits, donations, and popular support.

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Lebanon versus the US

““Ground Zero” for Lebanon is an ever expanding, never ending, open wound that never heals.   ”So what now Newt?    Should you expect the Lebanese to allow a synagogue to be built on their Ground Zero, in the aftermath of a 9/…

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Can you imagine if Hizbullah flew planes over Israel? The Security Council would have convened

“The Lebanese Army command detailing violations of Lebanese airspace by Israeli drones on Monday. A statement said at 7:30 am on Monday an Israeli reconnaissance plane violated Lebanese airspace over the southern village of Rmeish, and then flew ov…

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

security structures for fuels

““In the years ahead energy security, economic security and national security will be inextricably linked. If we want to ensure that we can keep the lights on in Britain then we need to develop a comprehensive energy strategy. It is simply a matte…

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Where is PETA?

“Scientists are allegedly carrying out cruel and unnecessary experiments on cats at the Tel Aviv University medical school. This came to light after photographs of two frightened, abandoned kittens in Tel Aviv University’s animal laboratory reached …

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Chief PA Buffoon seeks approval of Israelis

You have to watch him.  He out did himself.  (thanks Ziyaad)

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

When the puppets are embarrassed

“The Palestinian security chief, Diab el-Ali, rejected that in a recent interview, saying that the Israeli raids were an embarrassment and that he wanted them to stop. He said the Palestinians were capable of providing full security.”  The sentenc…

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Yes

“As for violence, Hamas has inflicted a fraction of the harm on Israeli civilians that Israel inflicts on Palestinian civilians. If violence disqualifies Hamas, surely much greater violence should disqualify the Israelis?”

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Yasser `Abd Rabbu seeks approval of Israelis

This is as pathetic as it can get, really. (thanks Hussam)

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Martin Indyk’s racism: only Jewish lives count. Notice he provides no count for Palestinian casualties in the same period

“These efforts, combined with more effective Israeli security measures, have meant that the number of Israeli civilians killed in terrorist attacks has dropped from an intifada high of 452 in 2002 to 6 last year and only 2 so far this year.”

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Five Ethiopians die in Saudi deportation centre: from overcrowding

“”The five died in the deportation centre in the southern Red Sea port of Jizan of “asphyxiation due to overcrowding,” according to a local police official, the newspaper said.”" (thanks anonymous)

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Wahhabi institutes

“”…In my opinion Yemen has lost a whole generation because of the type of education that was provided through what were called “scientific institutes.” These institutes were religious institutes preaching a salafi and wahabi interpretation, wh…

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Israel is stealing the land and its resources and they are chasing sheep thieves

“Palestinian Authority police detained four suspected of stealing 14 sheep from a farm in the northern West Bank district of Qalqiliya, a report read.” (thanks Olivia)

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

Why Israel’s years are numbered

“Comptroller Micha Lindenstrauss, who looked into the appointment process, concluded that officers who currently hold senior military posts did not undergo sufficient training, and that top appointments are affected by personal ties with the army ch…

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

“Franz Schurmann, Cold War Expert on China, Dies at 84″

“Franz Schurmann, an expert on China during the cold war and a globe-trotting professor who helped found the Pacific News Service, a provider of news and commentary about Asia, died on Aug. 20 at his home in San Francisco. He was 84. The cause was comp…

Posted on August 31, 2010 by As'ad

This is Zionism

“An Israeli army officer who fired the entire magazine of his automatic rifle into a 13-year-old Palestinian girl and then said he would have done the same even if she had been three years old was acquitted on all charges by a military court yesterd…

Posted on August 30, 2010 by As'ad

Lebanon is number one. Watch. An-Nahar will now brag

“Here are ten places Uncle Sam urges Americans to avoid, ranked in order of the degree to which each country’s GDP depends upon tourism revenue.” (thanks Daniel)

Posted on August 30, 2010 by As'ad

Read this article, now

By the way, read Laleh Khalili’s article “The Location of Palestine in Global Counterinsurgencies” in IJMES.  I read it as manuscript and loved it.

Posted on August 30, 2010 by As'ad

Censorship in Ramallah mini-republic-under-occupation

A reader who does not want to be identified sent me this–he/she fears retribution.   “You might be interested to know that the Arabic translation of the recent book\interview with George Habash (Al-Thawriyyun la Yamutun Abadan, publis…

Posted on August 30, 2010 by As'ad

The Returnee

If you want to read about transmigration of the souls (as a concept of course–not that i believe in souls) in literature, read Khalil Taqiyy Ad-Din’s Al-`a’id (The Returnee).  

Posted on August 30, 2010 by As'ad