Archive for June, 2012

Your Libyan fiasco

“Au cours des dernières semaines, des affrontements tribaux ont fait plus d’une centaine de morts, le consulat des Etats-Unis et un convoi transportant l’ambassadeur de la Grande-Bretagne ont été attaqués, les bureaux du Comité international d…

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

I love this sentence; it is very honest

“Cairo’s relationship to Israel is a concern for western powers warily watching Egypt’s transition from autocracy to pluralism since last year’s revolution.”  I mean, they are so honest.  (thanks Laleh)PS “warily watching” is …

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Sons of Zayid and the Palestinian cause

“Donors, too, are tired. Cash from the Gulf [to the PA] has dwindled, partly because the United Arab Emirates, which used to send $200m a year, seems to have sided with Mr Dahlan.” (thanks Ahmet)

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

The Guardian

People have been wondering: has the Middle East section of the Guardian been rented out to the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood?  I mean, the romanticization of the UnFree Syrian Army gangs is even worse than in Saudi media. 

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Palestinian women and resistance

“There has never been gender equality so well defined as there was when Palestinian resistance was founded upon increasing British and Zionist colonialism, which began more than 8 decades back. Palestinian women and men fought valiantly side by side, w…

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Tweeting in the Arab world

“It shows that by volume of tweets, Twitter in the Middle East is dominated by the Gulf oil states, not by the mostly more populous countries of the Arab Spring. The giants of tweeting are Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, with the United Arab Emirates, and eve…

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

As it happens

“Over the past decade, US experts have strenuously warned about the ominous possibility of other nations, rogue states, or even terrorist groups attacking US infrastructure through the Internet. As it happens, however, it is the United States that has …

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

This is hilarious: look how Kershner of the Times justifies discrimination against Arabs in Israel

“Arab citizens are entitled to equal rights in Israel but, like minorities in many countries, many experience discrimination.”  This is like saying: women in Saudi Arabia are not equal to men–like other countries of the world.  (thanks James)

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

So the Los Angeles Times wanted to investigate the new foreign policy of Egypt: Look who they asked:

“Robert Satloff, executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.Michael Wahid Hanna, a Middle East expert and a fellow at the Century FoundationYisrael Hasson, an Israeli lawmaker and former deputy chief of Israel’s internal securi…

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Defiled? Who is doing the defiling?

“”The world should remember that the Church of the Nativity, holy to Christians, had been defiled in the past by Palestinian terrorists,” the statement noted, referring to the seizure of the site by gunmen in 2002.”  Defiled how? Because Palestini…

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Barry Obama’s war

Western media are not covering another Barry Obama war: in Mali.

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

The true colors of the Syrian National Council: racism, sectarianism, and anti-Semitism

I have argued all along that the Syrian National Council is but a front for the religious fanatics of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood.  Only recently have Western media begun to note the influence of the Ikhwan: perhaps because several leaders of th…

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Jordan

Jordan expelled three Lebanese communists who were on their way to attend a conference in Jordan.

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Israel kidnaps a Lebanese

Yesterday, Israeli terrorist army kidnapped a Lebanese citizen–a shepherd .  It was not mentioned in any Western newspaper. Imagine the coverage if Hizbullah were to kidnap an Israeli? 

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Rami Makhluf

The Syrian people have shown real wisdom in assessing the Syrian regimes.  For years, the Syrian people spoke about the Makhluf and never trusted the anti-corruption promises of the Hafidh and then of Bashshar. Syrians used to have a code name for…

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Gandhi feels like dancing, dancing

Since his days in the US, Gandhi really wanted to learn how to dance like the White Man.  In fact, Gandhi took dancing lessons while in the UK.  (thanks Sana)

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Hashish cultivation and Arab uprisings

I read that Hashish cultivation has prospered in North Africa since the advent of Arab uprisings.  How interesting.  

Posted on June 30, 2012 by As'ad

Israeli thieves

Now `Araq is claimed to be Israel’s “national drink”. (thanks John)

Posted on June 29, 2012 by As'ad

When Israel stole `Araq

Comrade Laleh comments on the Jerusalem Post article below on Israeli “`Araq”:”Araq – and the stupid Jpost article:”The word arak means “sweat”. The drops of condensed alcohol are saidrepresent perspiration!”What a bunch of stupid idiots. It is called …

Posted on June 29, 2012 by As'ad

Israeli arms to Rwandan Genocidaires

“What is most surprising about the whole affair is that anyone would be surprised at all. Israeli arms―whether government sanctioned or black market, from multinational arms corporations or individual dealers and mercenaries―can be found in nearly …

Posted on June 29, 2012 by As'ad