Archive for December, 2011

The state of Syrian military/intelligence apparatuses: the mafias

I asked an informed Syrians to update me about the status of the Syrian military/intelligence apparatus.  He says: The Army is different in its composition from the security apparatuses>  The critical security apparatuses are led by `Alawi…

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

New York Times covers Syria

“Tens, and possibly hundreds, of thousands”, and even possibly millions and even possibly according to one website whose webmaster was contacted by a neighbor who knew somebody that the New York Times correspondent in Beirut spoke to.  

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Tears of Newt

The tears by Newt in his interview were as sincere as the public display of grief in North Korea.  

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Cicero is upset

I have received information that the Cicero of the Syrian National Council opposition, who has dazzled the world with his inspiring rhetoric, has suspended his membership in the Syrian National Council because the agreement between Ghalyun and Manna` i…

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

another phase in the Israeli-Iranian war?

Some Arab sites are indicating this assassination is part of the Iranian-Israeli war following the assassinations of Iranian professors.

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Not in Saudi and Qatari media

“Riot police and protesters are clashing in several Bahraini cities in one of the most widespread days of protest in the Gulf kingdom for months.Black-clad riot police fired tear gas and rubber bullets on Saturday to disperse crowds of stone-throwing p…

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Not in the New York Times

“ Saudi reform advocates have staged several protests since mid-December, 2011, despite a categorical ban on protests issued last March, Human Rights Watch said today. In Riyadh, Buraida, and Qatif, security forces immediately arrested the protest…

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Employment and sexism

Look at the sexist standards employed by this Egyptian channel in its job advertisement. (thanks Farah)

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

OTV

I will be making my first appearance (via Phone) on OTV next Monday evening (Beirut time) on the show of Shirley Al-Murr.  What is it called?

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Astrology in A-Hayat: Elliott Abrams (and the Zionist DC correspondent)

The mouthpiece of Prince Khalid Bin Sultan, Al-Hayat, has decided to turn to Elliott Abrams (who never met a war against Arabs/Muslims that he did not wholeheartedly endorse) to make predictions for the Arab world.  I don’t blame him as much as I …

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Iraqi National Day:

Iraqi puppet prime minister, Nuri Al-Maliki, has dedicated an Iraqi national day to celebrate the humiliating withdrawal of US occupation troops from Iraq.  What does that say about the perception of the US? When the US puppet is dedicating a nati…

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Al-Manna` and Ghalyun

So Haytham Al-Manna’ and Burhan Ghalyun signed an agreement to unite the efforts of their organizations.  Some members of the movement that Manna` represents have voiced opposition to the agreement already.  I am most disappointed that Al-Man…

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Interfering in Syria?

Some of the advocates of the pro-GCC March 14 of Syria (not to be confused with the pro-GCC March 14 of Lebanon) have sent me messages asking me to not interfere in Syrian affairs.  Wla? You want NATO to interfere and you want me to not interfere?…

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Aljazeera English

My interview on Aljazeera English will air at 9:30 AM this morning California Time (in 1:15 minutes from now).  

Posted on December 31, 2011 by As'ad

Arab League monitors

My latest blog post on Arab League monitors.

Posted on December 30, 2011 by As'ad

Mustafa Abdul-NATO

Abdul-NATO was on Al-Arabiyya (the news station of King Fahd’s brother-in-law).  He said that protesters against his regime don’t represent the Libyan people and that they are fifth columnists and “infiltrators”.  The able interviewer, Hasan …

Posted on December 30, 2011 by As'ad

Havel as advocate for Israeli war crimes

Have was a big advocate for Israeli war crimes. (thanks Pierre)

Posted on December 30, 2011 by As'ad

racism Israeli society

“For months many Israelis shrugged off the mosque burnings, the uprooted Palestinian olive trees and even the death threats against Jewish leftists. But when young settlers this month vandalized army bases and stoned Israeli soldiers, the question of J…

Posted on December 30, 2011 by As'ad

Tony Blair for hire, again

“”They could start in Kazakhstan, by far the most open place. Mr Nazarbayev spends fortunes on having Western public-relations firms, lobbyists and a former British prime minister, Tony Blair, burnish his image.”" (thanks Raed)

Posted on December 30, 2011 by As'ad

The ground zero mosque clown-Imam is back

“A prominent American-Muslim cleric is calling for the institution of a “sacred month” during which Muslims, Jews and Christians cease all hostilities and pilgrim to Israel.  In an exclusive interview with Anglo File in Jerusalem this week, Imam F…

Posted on December 30, 2011 by As'ad