Archive for May, 2012

Revolutionaries of Syria

So an organization called “Revolutionaries of Syria–Rif of Aleppo” (one of many names used by the armed gangs under the umbrella of Free Syrian Army) sent a release to Al-Jazeera and claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of Lebanese pilgrims and r…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Revolutionaries of Syria

So an organization called “Revolutionaries of Syria–Rif of Aleppo” (one of many names used by the armed gangs under the umbrella of Free Syrian Army) sent a release to Al-Jazeera and claimed responsibility for the kidnapping of Lebanese pilgrims and r…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

UAE-Saudi conflict

I notice that Western media treat the GCC as a monolith filled with harmony.  They rarely report on frictions and conflicts between the countries.  Read here about the UAE-Saudi conflict.

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

UAE-Saudi conflict

I notice that Western media treat the GCC as a monolith filled with harmony.  They rarely report on frictions and conflicts between the countries.  Read here about the UAE-Saudi conflict.

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Me, old regime?

“”I am fed up with being labeled ‘old regime,’” Shafiq said at a news conference in his campaign headquarters in Cairo. “All Egyptians are part of the old regime.”" (thanks Basim)

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

"Homophobic Israeli quackery"

“”Many observant Jews are struggling with same-sex attraction (SSA), with few resources to help them. One courageous group is offering a special workshop next month for men who face this challenge.”" (Asa who sent me the link suggested the …

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Look at this absurd headline: the Israeli lost but he was declared a winner

“Despite loss, Israeli chess grandmaster wins fans”.  (thanks Mouin)

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Those children don’t count

“Coinciding with International Children’s Day on 1 June, figures released by the Palestinian Ministry of Information show that 1,456 Palestinian children have been shot dead by Israelis since the Aqsa Uprising started in late 2000. The ministry pointed…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Those children don’t count

“Coinciding with International Children’s Day on 1 June, figures released by the Palestinian Ministry of Information show that 1,456 Palestinian children have been shot dead by Israelis since the Aqsa Uprising started in late 2000. The ministry pointed…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Zionism is always racism II: "Sudanese housekeeper nearly ‘lynched’ in Eilat"

“Abdullah Abuya, 40, from Darfur, is lying beaten and injured in his house in Eilat, after he was allegedly attacked by seven young guests at the Club Hotel where he works.  ”It happened last Saturday,” Abuya told Ynet on Tuesday. “At 7 pm I was…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Jihadi allies of the West

“According to Mustapha and other Lebanese affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the main armed rebel group in Syria, some 300 Lebanese Sunnis from the northern Bekaa Valley area alone have taken up arms against the Assad regime in the past year. Most o…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Jihadi allies of the West

“According to Mustapha and other Lebanese affiliated with the Free Syrian Army, the main armed rebel group in Syria, some 300 Lebanese Sunnis from the northern Bekaa Valley area alone have taken up arms against the Assad regime in the past year. Most o…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

"Saudi Auction Sells Suicide Bombers for Syria"

“Activists have released video footage showing alleged potential suicide bombers being presented at an auction in western Saudi Arabia before being shipped off to Syria.”

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Repression in the UAE

“The United Arab Emirates have intensified their effort to quell political dissent, with 15 men now being detained by the security forces, according to human rights groups and family members.All but two are members of Al Islah Reform and Social Guidanc…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Haytham Al-Malih pleads with the White Man

“The West must now recognize…” It is funny that earlier in the article he spoke about the “international community” but then slipped.  

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Qatar versus Lebanon: fears of the Qatari royal family

Tomorrow, Lebanon’s national soccer team will face Qatar’s national soccer team in Beirut.  But there will be no spectators: Lebanese governments banned them.  Why? Apparently, the Qatari government knew that the Lebanese spectators will chan…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Zionism is always racism

“An Israeli lawmaker who called African migrants a “cancer” during a 23 May demonstration in Tel Aviv that turned into a violent anti-African pogrom, has doubled down on her racist incitement by apologizing for likening African migrants in Israel t…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

The fraud known as J Street

Here is the test for you: if you find one criticism of Likud by Feinstein in her long career, you shall get a blender from me.  If this is the choice by J street, it should merge with AIPAC to save money.  ”This week, J Street is expected to …

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

Excessive force? That term is used when Western governments and organizations basically call on Israel to use force against Palestinians but moderately

“The Amnesty International 2012 annual report was released on Wednesday, detailing the violation of human rights worldwide.  The report is highly critical of Israeli policies toward the Palestinians, charging that the Israel Defense Forces frequen…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad

"Defection" of Hazem Shihabi

This is rather comical.  US and Western media want to make it a big story.  Look at the funny way in which the LA Times report the story: it is called defection by a high ranking diplomat.  Hazem is the son of former Syrian chief-of-staf…

Posted on May 31, 2012 by As'ad