Archive for September, 2011

Winning hearts and minds in Iraq

“When my team tried to give away fruit tree seedlings to replant ruined orchards, a farmer spat on the ground and said, “You killed my son and now you are giving me a tree?””

Posted on September 30, 2011 by As'ad

From Tunisia to Gaza

“A Tunisian delegation visiting the Gaza Strip paid a visit to the Karama Hospital. Dr.Ismail Nassar, the hospital’s director, and his team of doctors met members of the delegation and took them on a tour of the hospital wings and operating theatres to…

Posted on September 30, 2011 by As'ad

Coverage of Bahrain

Angry Arab chief Bahraini correspondent (her identity shall not be revealed for her protection):  ”This article on Bahrain is terrible on so many different levels, but this sentence really stood out for me:All Shiites, one was a turbaned cleric wh…

Posted on September 30, 2011 by As'ad

High praise for Aljazeera

Now Donald Rumsfeld is pleased with Aljazeera’s coverage. (thanks Ahmet)

Posted on September 30, 2011 by As'ad

Tantawi seems to be campaigning

Field Marshal Tantawi visited the tomb of Jamal `Abdun-Nasser and then visited the family of Nasser.  He praised “the achievements” of Nasser.

Posted on September 30, 2011 by As'ad

Dumb lies of the US government

“According to a senior US official, Ali Abdullah Saleh, who had been undergoing medical treatment in Saudi Arabia, “bolted the kingdom under the pretence of going to the airport for something else”.  Neither the US nor the Saudis were aware of…

Posted on September 30, 2011 by As'ad

Who voted in Saudi Arabia? A fraction of 4% of the population

“Around 1.2 million male voters have registered to take part.  But the polls appeared to attract little interest on the first day of the Saudi weekend on Thursday and Friday.”

Posted on September 30, 2011 by As'ad

Syria in Saudi and Qatari media

My latest blog post from Al-Akhbar English: Syrian developments on Aljazeera and Al-Arabiya.

Posted on September 30, 2011 by As'ad

Zionists in California shut down an exhibit of the art work of Palestinian children

This is a true story.  I don’t know why it did not receive wide coverage.  Zionist hoodlums in California actually shut down an exhibit of the art work of Palestinian children from Gaza.  The sponsors of the exhibit, Middle East Children…

Posted on September 30, 2011 by As'ad

Zionist perversions

“Bilal Tamimi (many of the village residents are part of the extended Tamimi family) said that soldiers often come to arrest villagers – including children – at night, a practice documented by B’Tselem, Defence for Children International – Palesti…

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad

This guy wants to liberate Palestine for you? Are you out of your mind?

“President Mahmoud Abbas telephoned Israeli President Shimon Peres on Wednesday to wish him a happy new year, which begins this weekend according to the Jewish calendar.”

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad

How cute is the White Man when he expresses racism

“Anti-Gypsy demonstrations that began during the weekend continued to spread across Bulgaria on Tuesday evening in response to the killing of a man by a minibus whose driver is linked to a man accused of being a Roma crime boss.”

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad

Notice that UNSC resolution 1973 does not protect civilians who are victims of NATO rebels

“”They are bombing us and women and children are dying,” said an elderly woman, wrapping her shroud to hide her face.  Over three thousand men, women and children have fled the besieged city in the last three days. Risking their lives to cross…

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad

WARNING: THIS IS TOO FUNNY. WHEN I THINK THE MOSSAD IS DUMB, IT ONLY GETS REALLY DUMBER

“The unprecedented political changes in the Arab world have generated a flurry of electronic correspondence between young Arabs and the Israeli government, according to Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Israeli officials say that the lifting of I…

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad

Bahrain udpate

Angry Arab’s chief Bahraini correspondent (She shall remain anonymous for her protection).  ”Its just so bizarre. I feel like I am in some weird twilight zone. Today the SAME doctors that were released a few weeks ago were sentenced. Most receiv…

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad

Domestic workers in Lebanon

““We wanted a safe, migrant-friendly place where migrants can simply meet and use the space as their office and headquarters to organize themselves with the help of Lebanese activists,” said Ali Fakhry, a spokesman for the Anti-Racism Movement, the…

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad

War against women in the US: sexual assaults

“According to the 2010 Uniform Crime Report, released by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week, there were 84,767 sexual assaults in the United States last year, a 5 percent drop from 2009…The definition of rape used by the F.B.I. — “the …

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad

Oh, how nice and kind. US wants to help "new political groups" in Egypt. How sweet, really.

“Friction has been growing between U.S. officials and Egypt’s military leadership, including over its efforts to halt U.S. spending to help new political groups in the country.”

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad

US pressing Egypt on Israel

“The United States on Wednesday sought to press its wary allies in Egypt’s army leadership to bolster ties with 

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad

And now a word on Saudi Arabia

“Saudi Arabia’s interactions with its restive neighbors have been reliably counterrevolutionary. Saudi Arabia has historically preferred Yemen divided and weak. Although divisions within the regime on the best approach to Yemen are clear, Saudi Arabia …

Posted on September 29, 2011 by As'ad