Archive for April, 2011

Any doubt about the Israeli-Saudi alliance?

“Israeli officials want a public commitment from Washington to protect the Saudi regime should it come under threat” (thanks Fadi)PS Full text is here if you are not a subscriber.

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

I call on NATO

Aljazeera was interviewing a member of the lousy Libyan transitional council.  He was speaking from the studio on Doha.  Suddenly, he said: “I call on NATO to bomb”, and then named a certain location.  He did not indicate whether he want…

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

Aljazeera’s guests on Arab revolutions

Aljazeera was reporting this morning about some conference on Arab uprisings.  They interviewed–I kid you not–one of the staunch propagandists for Husni Mubarak.  He is now doubling as a spokesperson of the Arab uprisings.

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

In Maydan quarter in Damascus

Al-Akhbar reporter, Hasan `Illiq, reports from a mosque in Al-Maydar quarter in Damascus.

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

The new Saudi law on publishing

You have to read the full text of the new Saudi law (signed by Saudi King) regarding publishing and printing.  It is hilarious: someone should translate that. (thanks anonymous)

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

This is not a conspiracy anymore

“In late 2010, a paper released by the Foundation for Defence of Democracies (FDD) opined that the state department’s efforts in this space have been ineffective in combating extremism in the Palestinian territories and that future efforts should in…

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

Eye witness on Aljazeera

Aljazeera did not have to send correspondents to cover the royal wedding in London.  In fact, it relied on “Abu Muhammad, an eye witness from Syria” to report on the wedding for the network.  He was able to see the wedding from somewhere near…

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

Supporters of Libyan transitional Council: O NATO: please bomb us. We like you

“The strike Wednesday was at least the third reported friendly fire incident since North Atlantic Treaty Organization fighter jets began pounding forces loyal to Moammar Kadafi more than five weeks ago in a mission to protect Libyan civilians. &nbs…

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

Saudi fear of Arab revolutions

Courageous Egyptian journalist, `Abdul-Halim Qandil, writes on Saudi fears of Arab revolutions.

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

Tommy Vietor

““Our goal is to end the violence and create an opening for the Syrian people’s legitimate aspirations,” said a spokesman for the National Security Council, Tommy Vietor.”  Someone has to ask Mr. Vietor: do the Saudi, Bahraini, Qatari, …

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

Harassment of reporters in Syria

Ghassan Sa`ud of Al-Akhbar talks about Syrian regime’s harassment of him.

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

News on Syria

It is not easy to follow news on Syria. I do receive updates from Syrians: in Syria and abroad.  But I don’t believe Syrian regime media and I don’t believe Saudi and Qatari media on Syria.  (Of course, Western media are as unreliable.) &nbsp…

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

When New York Times debates Arab issues: case of Mark Landler

The other day, the New York Times published articles on the Arab-Israeli conflict and titled it as a debate.  To a person, they were all Zionists.  At the times, there are debates on Arab and Arab-Israeli issues, but Arabs are not invited. &n…

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

Royal Jordanian

Look at Royal Plus Registration Plus.  Click on the “title” tab above the name.  (thanks Dalia)

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

Libyan (rebel) victims of NATO bombings

Who will speak on behalf of the Libyan (rebel) victims of NATO bombings?  I noticed that Aljazeera does not speak about that.  It is not news for NATO voices in the Arab world.

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

Al-Akhbar’s apology

Al-Akhbar published this apology in its op-ed page:”اعتذارتأسف إدارة التحرير لأنّها اضطرّت، للمرّة الأولى منذ صدور «الأخبار»، إلى عدم نشر مقالة الزميل أسعد أبو

Posted on April 30, 2011 by As'ad

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar (which won’t be published in Al-Akhbar this Saturday)

This is my weekly article in Al-Akhbar which won’t be published in Al-Akhbar this Saturday.  It is titled: “The Ba`th Party: The process of long death”:حزب البعث: عمليّة الإحتضار الطويلبقلمأسعد أبو خليلغ…

Posted on April 29, 2011 by As'ad

Egypt and other countries

“Before the assault, Ms. Logan said, she did not know about the levels of harassment and abuse that women in Egypt and other countries regularly experienced.”  But about learning about the levels of harassment and abuse here in the US?

Posted on April 29, 2011 by As'ad

Zionists hoodlums will really freak out

“Egyptian officials, emboldened by the revolution and with an eye on coming elections, say that they are moving toward policies that more accurately reflect public opinion. In the process they are seeking to reclaim the influence over the region that w…

Posted on April 29, 2011 by As'ad

Help in information

I am posting this message that I received and would welcome any help from readers:”We have never met, though I follow your blog like its my job. Thank you for all your work.Do you happen to know who “Nasri Victor Malhamé – Lebanese businessman who …

Posted on April 29, 2011 by As'ad