Archive for November, 2010

My (last?) appearance on Aljazeera from today

My appearance on Aljazeera from today. (thanks anonymous “crazy bear”)

Posted on November 30, 2010 by As'ad

On Aljazeera on Wikileaks

I wanted to appear on Aljazeera and say all that I want to say on Wikileaks and Arab rulers, even if this was my last appearance.  It was clear they were not pleased with my statements.

Posted on November 30, 2010 by As'ad

Sons of Zayid: Israel’s new best friends in out midst

“He also stated Israel would be justified to take such action as it must protect its citizens just as any nation has the duty to do.” (thanks Amer)

Posted on November 30, 2010 by As'ad

Global Thinkers, my potato

The most superficial mind out there is the one behind Foreign Policy’s Global Thinker list.  No need to say more.

Posted on November 30, 2010 by As'ad

Zionist leaders now say “Arab countries” when they mean Tyrannical Rulers

“The morning after the first disclosures of WikiLeaks’ trove of diplomatic cables, buzz in Israel was somewhere between relief and vindication, and officials were being thankful by keeping quiet. Relations between Israel and the U.S. are based on …

Posted on November 30, 2010 by As'ad

Official racism in Israel

“More than 62 percent of Israeli Jewish respondents also said that as long as conflict with the Palestinians continued, the state should not take into account Israeli Arab opinions regarding foreign policy…The study also found that 53 percent of Isra…

Posted on November 30, 2010 by As'ad

Wikileaks: fishy? The seclection

Many in the Arab world are expressing doubts and skepticism about Wikileaks.  I note to them–when they ask me the following.  The selection by the New York Times (and even by Guardian) is rather fishy.  There is not a single document th…

Posted on November 30, 2010 by As'ad

Puppet regimes

“The picture that emerges from the most prominent leaked documents is of a Middle East utterly dominated by the US and Israel, with Arab dictatorships falling over themselves to support the interests of both. As’ad AbuKhalil notes that the US puppet …

Posted on November 30, 2010 by As'ad

Angry Arab on Democracy now

A tape of my Democracy Now appearance.  (thanks anonymous crazy bear)PS I was not–rumors to the contrary notwithstanding–wearing a bath robe.  It was a house robe, damn it.

Posted on November 30, 2010 by As'ad

Angry Arab on Wikileaks on Aljazeera Arabic

“الرفيق أسعد «غاضب» على أوباما”

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad

Grand (not really) Ayatullah Sistani receiving orders from the US

“The Foreign Minister also suggested that the USG should prod Ayatollah Sistani to speak out in favor of a unified Iraq and national reconciliation among different Iraqi sects and groups. “You have paid a heavy price in blood and treasure, and Sis…

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad

When Shapiro of the NSC thinks he is being brilliant in manipulating Lebanon

“He cited the need to provide an alternative to Hizballah, which explains U.S. goals to strengthen the LAF as a counterweight.”

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad

Sons of…Zayid and sons of…`Abdul-`Aziz

“Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdallah has developed good personal relations with Foreign Minister Livni, but the Emiratis are “not ready to do publicly what they say in private.” (Note: It was clear from Hadas’ remarks that Israel’s channel to Saudi …

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad

Here, France considers freezing the work of the Hariri tribunal to bolster Sanyurah

“MGM said he saw little chance of resolving Lebanon’s domestic political crisis prior to the Lebanese presidential election in November 2007. Consequently, some had raised the idea of “putting the tribunal in the freezer” until that time, in hopes…

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad

Sons of…Zayid heart Sanyurah

“Noting Lebanese PM Siniora’s January 16 visit to the UAE, MbZ characterized Siniora as &a good man. We are supporting him.” MbZ said that Hizballah has made a “big mistake” in estimating its support in Lebanon, and has “played it wrong — th…

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad

UAE leaders on Hamas

“UAE leaders have told us that they consider Hamas a terrorist organization and that they would not fund Hamas unless they denounce violence (refs D and E).”

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad

Mini-Hariri urges war against Iran: (he is visiting Iran this very day)

““‘Iraq was unnecessary,’ claimed Saad. ‘Iran is necessary.’”— Quoted in an August 2006 cable telling American officials that they “must be willing to go all the way if need be” to stop Iran’s nuclear program if diplomatic efforts f…

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad

Arab conspiracy theories and Wikileaks

Many Arabs on Twitter and Facebook are raising questions about the Wikileaks: that the revelations on the Middle East are largely either known or expected.  Some are noticing that nothing damaging to Israel–even diplomatically–has been released….

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad

Ahmadinajad on Wikileaks

Ahmadinajad never fails to show his stupidity.  Today, he said that Wikileaks are not important and that they will not affect his relationship with Arab countries.  He said that their calls for his overthrow were rather cute and amusing (the …

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad

Al-Arabiyya breaks its silence on Wikileaks

The website of Al-Arabiyya TV (the station of King Fahd-brother-in-law which is now run by `Azzuz–the favorite son of King Fahd) breaks its silence on Wikileaks.  It said that Wikileaks showed that Saudi Arabia and Bahrain called on the US to sho…

Posted on November 29, 2010 by As'ad