Archive for April 22, 2011

GCC and Yemen

The dirty GCC initiative in Yemen entails giving a majority seats in a future cabinet to the Yemeni ruling party.  Imagine.  Shame on the opposition for even considering the GCC initiative which aims at obtaining an honorable exit for a disho…

Posted on April 22, 2011 by As'ad

Ouattara

“It may not help that Mr Ouattara, a former Ivorian prime minister and deputy director of the IMF, has been a close friend of the French president, Nicolas Sarkozy, for the past 20 years. Mr Gbagbo’s people accuse France of orchestrating a coup d’

Posted on April 22, 2011 by As'ad

Fighting the occupation with…words and music

“he would teach the children of Jenin to hurl words and music at the occupiers until they overcame them…He could be a good Israeli, doing his army service as a paratrooper and acting the hero in gung-ho films such as “Kippur” or “Rage and Glory…

Posted on April 22, 2011 by As'ad

Robert Fisk: the Saudi-Qatari alliance

Aljazeera is not even trying to distance itself from the Saudi framework of foreign policy.  Today, they invited Robert Fisk and introduced him as “Middle East expert.”  Fisk, who knows none of the languages of the region, is no Middle East e…

Posted on April 22, 2011 by As'ad