Archive for March, 2011

David Kirkpatrick does not believe that US bombs can ever kill civilians

“Standing at the grave of an 18-month-old baby on Wednesday, officials of the Qaddafi government presented the first specific and credible case of a civilian death caused by Western airstrikes.  But relatives speaking a few yards away said they bl…

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

Musa Kusa defects

Let me guess: this terrorist mastermind will become a key leader in the already lousy, Saudi-supported Libyan transitional council, headed by that lousy Islamist/Qadhdhafi henchman, Mustafa `Abdul- Jalil.

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

Zionist justice

“A 14-year-old Jerusalem boy was banned from his neighborhood by a district court, his family said Wednesday. The child is prohibited from entering his home district for 60 days, after being convicted of stone throwing, relatives said.”

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

That lousy Muslim Brotherhood

They held secret talks with `Umar Sulayman. (thanks Ahmet)

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

For Zionists to freak out some more

“Egyptian Foreign Minister Nabil El-Araby said Tuesday that Iran has historically rooted relations with Egypt as a neighboring country, and should not be regarded as an enemy state, Palestinian Arabic-Language news daily Maan reported Tuesday. &nbsp…

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

This may dramatically alter the Middle East strategic balance

“The United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) provided the Lebanese Army Wednesday with 54 sets of computers and accessories.”  By accessories they mean video games.

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

Emir Of Qatar

He appeared on Aljazeera and said that the reason why his country and others rallied to case of the Libyan rebels is because the Libyan people were under attack by Qadhdhafi.  Does that mean that Qatar will send its fighter jets to defend the peop…

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

abuse of maids in Lebanon

“A parallel report, “Trafficking of Migrant Domestic Workers in Lebanon: A Legal Analysis” also released Wednesday, found that 65 percent of maids surveyed reported “experiencing a situation of forced labor, servitude or slavery.”  Forc…

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

One domestic worker dies every week in Lebanon

According to one study cited in As-Safir.

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

Repression in Bahrain

A source in Bahrain sent me this:  ”Just in case you didn’t know, they just killed a 15 year old Ahmad Saeed Shams from the village of Saar. According to Al Wefaq he was outside playing and ran when he saw security forces entering his village. &…

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

For Arabs, the enemy is not only the Israeli state: it is the Israeli state AND society

“A new study examining Jewish and Arab Israeli teens’ opinions on a wide range of issues shows nearly half of Jewish youths support revoking Arab-Israelis’ basic rights.  The study focused on such issues as nationalism, democracy and attitudes …

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

It is really embarrassing when Robert Fisk tries to show his “Arabic”

“shout Um al Arabiya Wahida (“mother of one Arab nation”).”.  I mean, this is the slogan of the Ba`th and he got it wrong.  I said this before: I am willing to buy the wrist watch and give it to Fisk as a hint for the need for his retirement,…

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

Fath: like any other repressive Arab government

They attacked peaceful protesters.

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

Asad’s speech (II): distasteful and repugnant

Here is my take on the speech: first, he is probably the best speaker among all Arab leaders, and has by far the best command of the Arabic language (although he does not use that old-fashioned style of flowery expressions).  As my mom says about …

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

Asad’s speech (I)

Comrade Hussein sent me this about Asad’s speech (I cite with his permission):  ”Principles aside, I think the Syrian president made a political mistake today..It reminded me of the fatal mistake that Khameni committed following the 20…

Posted on March 31, 2011 by As'ad

4 million Israeli cluster bombs

this is the number of cluster bombs that Israel planted in South Lebanon.  In 2006 alone, 47 Lebanese were killed and 353 were injured from those bombs.  

Posted on March 30, 2011 by As'ad

7817

Israel has violated Lebanese sovereignty 7817 times since 2006 but Lebanon is yet to launch an official complaint at Israel at the UN Security Council.

Posted on March 30, 2011 by As'ad

GazaStan

The lousy Hamas government in Gaza bans a commemoration of Land Day.  

Posted on March 30, 2011 by As'ad

Is the Libyan opposition Kosher, asks a top US diplomat?

“Gene A. Cretz, the American ambassador to Libya, said last week that he was impressed by the democratic instincts of the opposition leaders and that he did not believe that they were dominated by extremists. But he acknowledged that there was no way t…

Posted on March 30, 2011 by As'ad

Asad’s speech

Basically, he said that the reforms amount to a conspiracy.  Good night.

Posted on March 30, 2011 by As'ad