Archive for November, 2011

Thank you, Qatar? Fat chance

Comrade Jawad writes about Qatar’s decisions. (Can somebody translate ASAP please?)

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

A Lebanese boxer raises the Hizbullah flag in the US

It is probably the only time a Hizbullah flag has been raised in the US. (thanks Farah)PS I am told it is in Australia, not US.

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Outside intervention in Syria

Comrade Bassam on outside intervention in Syria.

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Ba`thist versus Islamist

Watch this live TV discussion.  The physical fight begins towards the end.

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

The method of Thomas Friedman

He has a sneaky method. He takes a stand and whenever events unfold in a way that is contrary to his assessment or prediction, he writes as if the readers don’t remember him take him a contrary stand earlier.  He did that in Iraq in 2003: he vocal…

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

The role of Salam Fayyad–according to his fan, Thomas Friedman

“[Salam Fayyad] focus has been on building institutions — including what Israelis admit is a security force that has helped to keep Israel peaceful — so Palestinians will be ready for a two-state solution. Instead of rewarding him, Israel has …

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Poor (terrorist) Israel

Isabel Kershner summarizes the July 2006 war for NYT readers: “Hezbollah, a Shiite militant organization in Lebanon that is backed by Iran and Syria, fired thousands of rockets at Israel during a 34-day war in 2006 that left more than 1,000 Lebane…

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Israeli chicken coop

The chicken coop in Israel that was hit by one lone fire cracker received more attention than the people in Gaza who are hit regularly by Israel.

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

It is not your country, damn it

“ The visit is Mr. Biden’s seventh as vice president and 16th over all; he said General Austin had told him that by now he was eligible for Iraqi citizenship.”  It is not for General Austin to decide who deserves and who does not deserve Ir…

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Garden the Piece

The leader of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood, Riyadh Ash-Shaqfah (his name translates as Gardens the Piece) talks about foreign intervention: ““This regime is stubborn and it knows that any step toward reform will mean its end,” Shaqfah said. “We …

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Free Syrian Army

Notice the religious names of the units of the Free Syrian Army.

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Angry Arab’s correspondent in Homs

So I asked Angry Arab’s correspondent (protester) in Homs to comment on relations with `Alawites and about women, he answered (he asked me to remove some personal references to protect his safety):  ”I don’t know what Shadid said. But do you mea…

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Disgrace unto the nations

“How Israel stigmatizes and mistreats AIDS sufferers”.

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Political economy of Abdul-NATO

“Abduljalil’s commitment to this doctrine is corroborated by a Wikileaks cable dated January 27, 2010: “Libya’s Justice Minister-equivalent, Mustafa Mohammad Abduljalil, told the Ambassador on January 25 that as Libya opens its economy to other cou…

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

BHL and his motives

Bernard-Henri Levi explains his Zionist motives. (thanks John)

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

How to Start a Revolution

I expressed outrage over the theme of this movie (about Gene Sharp) which was screened at the Center for Zionist Middle East Studies at Brandeis University.  I heard from the director: he kindly sent me a password to watch on-line.  I will re…

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Correction II

I wrote yesterday about an article that I find to be anti-Semitic on Al-Manar TV’s website.  I heard from the writer.  He says that he is half-Lebanese and he thinks that this background makes him immune to the charge of anti-Semitism.  …

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Correction I

From yesterday: the guy who runs the Royal Film Commission in Amman is in fact a Palestinian from Bethlehem.  That makes him doubly guilty.  

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Comrade Fawwaz on Yemen

Comrade Fawwaz Trabulso writes a most important evaluation of the situation in Yemen and the role of GCC countries.  Someone needs to translate it ASAP.  

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad

Meet the new prime minister of Morocco

From 2001 upon meeting the youth of his party:  ”Lors d’un meeting de la jeunesse de son parti en juin 2011, il déclarait toute sa hargne contre la liberté de croyance et la liberté sexuelle.«Les laïques veulent répandre le vice parmi ceux…

Posted on November 30, 2011 by As'ad