Archive for September, 2010

Don’t you want to pinch the cheeks of the son of the North Korean dictator?

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Palestinian posters

A project for the preservation of Palestinian posters. (thanks Shadi)

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Israeli cyber terrorism

“Israel’s reportedly used electronic warfare to neutralize Syria’s air defense systems.  Pinhas Buhris, who served as director general of the Defense Ministry at the time, in discussing Israel in developing state-of-the-art electronic warfare c…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Big liberation of Iraq planned

“The Pentagon issued a proposal on Monday to sell weapons worth $4.2bn to Iraq, including 18 F-16 fighter aircraft, Sidewinder air-to-air missiles, laser-guided bombs and reconnaissance equipment, according to a report from the Financial Times.”

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Tunisia’s repression

Khelil sent me this (I cite with his permission):  ”Anyway, reading Robert Worth it is B.S. to state that Syria “may be the most restrictive of all”, this dishonor goes without question to Tunisia. As a Tunisian I closely follow repression there…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Dubai: the standards of the New York Times

“it remains the most Westernized and tolerant society in a region challenged by rising Islamic fundamentalism.”  Are you kidding me? Dubai?? I bash Beirut right and left, but Beirut is certainly more tolerant.  Unless the New York Times measu…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

mercenaries

“More private contractors than soldiers were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan in recent months, the first time in history that corporate casualties have outweighed military losses on America’s battlefields.  More than 250 civilians working und…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

70,000 Palestinian prisoners

“The Prisoner Studies Center issued Thursday on the tenth anniversary of the Aqsa intifada a comprehensive report which found that Israeli authorities have since the intifada arrested 70,000 Palestinians, around 6,800 of whom remain scattered in mor…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Prince Salman’s propaganda

Prince Salman’s propaganda is clearly in solidarity with Netanyahu.  Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat put a headline to improve the image of Netanyahu.

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

This is Zionism

As-Safir interviews this kid who was terrorized by Israel and arrested.

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Computer work

You have to read this article in the New York Times (on the front page).  Notice how lighthearted and humorous it is.  For the New York Times Israeli terrorism and crimes, including cyber warfare, are quite funny.  Can you imagine if thi…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Mistakes happen, every single day

“Tribesmen in Pakistan’s most notorious militant stronghold observed a shut-down Thursday to protest against a major surge in US drone attacks, witnesses and elders said.  â€œWe are protesting against the drone attacks. Americans are killing inn…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

U.S. government bombs Guam with frozen mice to kill snakes

“In a spectacularly creative effort to rid Guam of an invasive species, the US Department of Agriculture is planning to ‘bomb’ the island’s rainforests with dead frozen mice laced with acetaminophen. The mice-bombs are meant to target the brown tree…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Mossad and the Phalanges

“The Mossad is simply an instrument. Our job was to provide intelligence and to create contacts with the Christians in Lebanon. These contacts began as far back as the 1950s and 60s, as part of an all-encompassing policy conceived by David Ben-Gurio…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Pollard

“I don’t recall the exact date of my story but I believe it was 1987.  My sources were senior U.S. serving counterintelligence (CI3) officials.  According to them, the Israel-Soviet deal on emigration was made on Cyprus in 1981 and was t…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Robert Worth on Syria

“Other Arab countries regularly jail journalists who express dissident views, but Syria may be the most restrictive of all.”  What about Tunisia, Bahrain, Oman, UAE, and Saudi Arabia? Wait.  I forgot.  Pro-US dictatorships don’…

Posted on September 30, 2010 by As'ad

Rabid American writing today

“A few months after 9/11 I was invited to a conference at Tufts University on “Arab-American Writing Post 9/11.” I submitted an abstract for a paper entitled “A Rabid American Writing Today.” The organizers corrected the title thinking “Rabid” was a ty…

Posted on September 29, 2010 by As'ad

Without protection

“This 54-page report reviews 114 Lebanese judicial decisions affecting migrant domestic workers. It finds that lack of accessible complaint mechanisms, lengthy judicial procedures, and restrictive visa policies dissuade many workers from filing or purs…

Posted on September 29, 2010 by As'ad

Clinton presses Pakistan to raise taxes on wealthy

“The Obama administration is not just seeking to end tax cuts for America’s rich — it’s also calling on the Pakistani government to raise taxes on its wealthiest citizens if it still wants to receive U.S. financial assistance.”

Posted on September 29, 2010 by As'ad

Obama’s wars

“One major revelation to come out of Bob Woodward’s new book, “The Obama Wars,” is the news that “many Westerners, including some U.S. passport holders,” were killed by a CIA-operated drone strike in Pakistan in November 2008. It remains unclear…

Posted on September 29, 2010 by As'ad