Archive for July, 2011

Professionalism of Israeli media

This propaganda newspaper of Israel relies on a website that relied on rumors.  Here is the description of the website by the same newspaper:  ”The marginal website…” (thanks Laleh)

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

Not in the US press: the Likud connection

“Islamophobic parties in Europe have established a tight network, stretching from Italy to Finland. But recently, they have extended their feelers to Israeli conservatives, enjoying a warm reception from members of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s c…

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

Sayyid

“”You mean Sayed Qassem Suleimani,” he said, giving Suleimani an Arabic honorific reserved for the most esteemed of men. He refused to elaborate.”  Sayed can mean simply “Mr.”  (thanks Adam)

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

Nicholas Blanford explains why Hizbullah leaders and members all confide in him

Warning.  This is a bit emotional.  Wipe away your tears before you start reading:  ”They have learned to trust me sufficiently over the years to meet and talk (many of them have become friends) and protecting their identity is my paramo…

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

Cherif Bassiouni’s cv

Ahmet sent me this:  ”Asad..OFF TOPIC.. but apparently the guy has a large ego too, and he is so enamored with citing every petty detail of his lousy career that that he has a CV of 71 pages. I mean, not even Noam Cho…

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

King PlayStation has plenty of time for business

“”In November 2003, Sargeant jumped on the opportunity to profit from the war in Iraq, flying his private jet to Baghdad in search of deals. Then, on a stopover in Amman, Jordan, he met with King Abdullah II, laying the groundwork for a new business ve…

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

It seems that the lousy regime that US set up in Iraq is supporting the lousy regime that the US opposes in Syria

Lousy Iraqi regime lends a helping hand to the lousy Syrian regime.

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

The US wants to stay in Iraq to prolong its record of success

“”Iraq remains an extraordinarily dangerous place to work,” Stuart Bowen, chief of the special inspector general for Iraq reconstruction, said in a report. “It is less safe, in my judgment, than 12 months ago.”  The report notes that 44 Iraqi gove…

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

For the cause of repression in Bahrain

“In March, as a government crackdown on pro-democracy protestors intensified in Bahrain, curious advertisements started appearing in Pakistani media.  ”Urgent requirement – manpower for Bahrain National Guard,” said one.  In the following two…

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

Give it up, already: it is over (for gas from Egypt and for the survival of the entity)

“After gunmen attacked the Egyptian gas pipeline in the northern Sinai on Saturday – the fifth such attack in the past six months – an Israeli energy expert said he believes that Israeli officials and the country’s major gas consumers have all bu…

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

Bashshar: In the footsteps of his murderous father

No argument can or shall be made in favor of the lousy Syrian regime.  By any measure or any criteria, this is a failed and lousy regime that does not deserve any support whatsoever.  The Syrian regime has given reason for the Syrian people t…

Posted on July 31, 2011 by As'ad

Mubarak in Tantawi jail

“Their most bitter complaint is that, whereas some 10,000 civilians have been served harsh jail terms by military courts since the revolution, most officials of the former regime have so far escaped justice for decades of corruption and abuse of power,…

Posted on July 30, 2011 by As'ad

Cage for Mubarak

“Hosni Mubarak will see trial from inside metal cage”.  The monkey cage in the Cairo zoo would be very suitable.  I used to throw peanuts as a child to those monkeys and we can throw peanuts to Jamal Mubarak too. PS I dont trust the Tant…

Posted on July 30, 2011 by As'ad

Hariri tribunal

“Hezbollah has also vowed to hit hard at anyone trying to arrest the men, who have disappeared, possibly to Iran, according to analysts.”  Excuse me, but who are those “analysts”??  I also noticed that Alexandra said that the names were …

Posted on July 30, 2011 by As'ad

Charges against Muhammad Dahlan

I almost want to shed tears for one of the worst Palestinians (he faces stiff competition for the title with Salam Fayyad and Abu Mazen and Yasir `Abd-Rabbu).  Look at this:  ”The Central Committee of the Palestinian National Liberation Movem…

Posted on July 30, 2011 by As'ad

Israeli propaganda apparatus

Of course, Israeli media are part of the propaganda apparatus of the military-intelligence power structure in Israel.  They are allowed to disagree on minute party issues and on whether Lebanon should be bombed with 30,000 bombs or 35,000 bombs (l…

Posted on July 30, 2011 by As'ad

Israeli war on Lebanon

“But what was it like to live in Lebanon and South Lebanon under such a fierce Israeli assault? My company, Just World Books, is proud to be publishing a unique account of those days written by the Lebanese social activist Rami Zurayk. Zurayk’s short w…

Posted on July 30, 2011 by As'ad

To the liking of Israel

“A majority of Dutch believe that Geert Wilders, the anti-immigration politician much admired by Norway’s mass murderer, does not need to tone down his inflammatory anti-Islamic comments, a poll on Friday showed.”

Posted on July 30, 2011 by As'ad

Criminalizing violence against women in Lebanon

“Lebanon’s parliament should adopt a draft law that would specifically criminalize violence against women, Human Rights Watch said today. The bill, which would criminalize physical, mental, and sexual abuse, marital rape, and so-called honor crimes, wa…

Posted on July 30, 2011 by As'ad

Boosting Obama’s image in Israel: let him bomb some more Arab or Muslim countries. That always impresses Israelis

“A State Department report said the U.S. embassy in Tel Aviv has been facing rising Israeli distrust in the Obama administration. The department’s Office of the Inspector-General reported that the embassy was given nearly $7 million a year to influence…

Posted on July 30, 2011 by As'ad