Archive for February 7, 2012

"Arab spring"

The term “Arab spring” is an insult to spilled Arab blood in Arab streets.  No wonder it was coined by non-Arabs.

Posted on February 7, 2012 by As'ad

Hamas for sale

Weeks ago, I posted that Hamas is for sale.  The movement is no more for sale.  It has been purchased by Qatar.  Khalid Misha`al would change the name of the movement to “potato” if he receives the right offer.

Posted on February 7, 2012 by As'ad

a good sign

A good sign of change in Egypt is that proceedings of the Egyptian parliament have become interesting.  Normally, no one would watch a minute of the Mubarak parliament or the Asad parliament.  This explains why many Arabs know so much about L…

Posted on February 7, 2012 by As'ad

Gene Sharp inspired them

All that we know about Revolution we learned from booklets of Gene Sharp.  Ask Gene Sharp.

Posted on February 7, 2012 by As'ad

You know it is not about Syria or the Syrian people

I have written this in Al-Akhbar English and will reiterate: the debate about Syria in the West has nothing to do with Syria or the Syrian people.  When you read a strong editorial in the New York Times about the Syrian people, you know for sure t…

Posted on February 7, 2012 by As'ad

Judging the Iranian middle class: instant journalism and analysis

While I have been critical of some of the writings of Robert Worth, I do believe that he is a serious journalist.  But I was thinking this morning when I opened my New York Times.  He has a long article judging in it that the Iranian middle c…

Posted on February 7, 2012 by As'ad

Covering Syria

It is striking.  I receive daily detailed messages from Arabs and Westerners pointing out the lies and exaggerations in Western reporting on Syria.  Yet, none of those who write me wish to be identified by name, or even willing to quoted anon…

Posted on February 7, 2012 by As'ad