Archive for March, 2012

IT is official: the US stands shoulder to shoulder with Arab reformers

I mean, this picture really exemplifies US strong support for democracy in the Middle East.  

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

Saudi Arabia sponsors

“Saudi Arabia has pressed Jordan to open its border with Syria to allow weapons to reach rebels fighting President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, officials from both countries say, a move that could buoy Syria’s opposition and harden the conflict in the cou…

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

Bahrain Royal PR

From Angry Arab’s chief Bahrain correspondent (she should not be identified, of course):  ”So apparently the Bahraini Embassy in Washington DC arranged several meetings with students at the American University in order to get its twisted version o…

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

It is cute when clients of the US do it

“The United Arab Emirates has closed the Dubai office of the National Democratic Institute, a U.S.-funded pro-democracy group that was the subject of a crackdown in Egypt, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.”

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

Was I in a Coma when this happened?

“The Obama administration embraced the Arab revolts last year”.  When and where?  Did the US embrace Arab revolt in Morocco, or Jordan or Bahrain or Saudi Arabia or Oman or Iraq or Egypt (until Mubarak could not long rule) or Tunisia (until B…

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

Say again?

“*The Arabic-speaking world is a particularly data-poor environment, generally speaking, and the iron law of quantitative analysis (or any analysis, for that matter) is that garbage in = garbage out.”   Is it in our genes, Mr. Abu?  (thanks J)

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

Is Reuters losing its marbles?

So Iran which suffers more sanctions than Syria is helping Syria? “ Iran is helping its ally Syria defy Western sanctions by providing a vessel to ship Syrian oil to a state-run company in China, potentially giving the government of President…

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

Sectarian war: if Saudi Arabia is arming, then a sectarian war is inevitable

Fadwa Suleiman, an actress who became an icon of Syria’s revolution, is furious that her country’s peaceful protest movement has been drawn into armed conflict with the regime.  She said she is saddened to see that “the revolution is not…

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

Syrian National Council and their antics

A brave Syrian woman fled the country and was helped by Syrian National Council to testify for the UN on human rights situation in Syria.  After she was done, she was abandoned by the council and now is in a precarious legal situation and has nowh…

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

Samir Franjiyyah (a Hariri tool) absolves Israel from any responsibility in Lebanon

“”Samir Frangie : Dans la guerre libanaise, c’est-à-dire au cours des quarante dernières années, ce régime syrien a joué un rôle essentiel. S’il faut répartir les responsabilités, il doit en assumer 70%, et les 30% restant aux Lib…

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

At the feet of the Saudi King

I urge you to watch the footage of Hillary’s meeting with the Saudi King in order to get a glimpse of Jeffrey Feltman, sitting like an obedient school boy, in the room.  Jeffrey Feltman is the guru of reform in the Middle East and is very impresse…

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

Flash and exclusive: Anne Barnard for the first time ever expresses skepticism on Syria

This is rather hilarious.  This is a person who believes anything and everything she is told from the contacts that are provided to her by Hariri press office and their Ikhwan (Ikhwan, Anne is Arabic for Muslim Brotherhood because I knew that you …

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

I am back.

I felt suffocated, damn it.  I net to vent, damn it.  

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

Problems?

I can’t seem to log in to blogger. And yet I can write this from my phone.

Posted on March 31, 2012 by As'ad

"Chauvinist and Exclusionary"

Kurdish political representatives accused the Syrian National Council of “Chauvinism and exclusionariness.

Posted on March 30, 2012 by As'ad

But the way: did the New York Times refer to the US soldier who shot 16 civilians as a killer?

Both are killers but I don’t recall that the Times referred to the US soldier as a killer.

Posted on March 30, 2012 by As'ad

Yes, New York Times think it is silly that Iranian girls were upset that that they were referred to as assassins

How dare Iranian girls be upset simply because a Western media organization referred to them as assassins.  Should they not get over it?  And litigation is a Western privilege. 

Posted on March 30, 2012 by As'ad

Robert Fisk

Robert Fisk is not a caricature of himself anymore: he is a caricature of Geraldo of US TV.  Look at him here: basing his analysis on Walid Jumblat, his friend.

Posted on March 30, 2012 by As'ad

BDS

“We notice with dismay and regret that Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre inLondon has invited Israel’s National Theatre, Habima, to perform The Merchant of Venice in its Globe to Globe festival this coming May. The general manager of Habima has dec…

Posted on March 30, 2012 by As'ad

Saud Al-Faysal reassures Israel

“”Who is threatening Israel with atomic bombs? Which Arab countries are arrayed on the border of Israel? Is there a threat to Israel’s security?” he asked.”

Posted on March 30, 2012 by As'ad