Archive for August, 2012

Infatuation with the "Syrian revolution"

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar:  ”Infatuation with the Syrian “revolution”:  Between Abu Ibrahim and Guevara.”

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

America’s "spring" in the Middle East

Comrade Joseph’s article on America’s “Arab spring” (in Arabic this time).

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

Walid Phares

Fox News showed Walid Phares smiling widely in the audience during Romney’s speech. 

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

Robert Fisk

When Robert Fisk was writing against the Syrian regime, all supporters of the Syrian opposition were singing his praises. But when he recently wrote about crimes by armed opposition groups, he became an anathema to the same people.  Of course, Fis…

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

Hamas sectarianism

Hamas is now anti-Shi`ite sectarian in Arabic and English–but is handsomely rewarded for its sectarianism by its oil and gas sponsors.

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

Israeli lynching of Arabs turn into positive stories about Israel in the US press

Look at this cliche title about Israel:  “Attacks on Arabs in Israel prompt soul-searching”.  Imagine if a story about KKK’s lynching was headlined: Blacks lynched. Klansmen engage in soul-searching.

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

The Amal Movement

Will Amal Movement stop exploiting the case of Musa As-Sadr.  The man is long dead and the Movement issued a statement this week calling for his “liberation”.  Who are you fooling?

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

Meeting of the minds

PA puppet foreign minister, Riyad Al-Maliki, embraces Syrian foreign minister, Walid Al-Mu`allim, while chief PA buffoon, Sa’ib `Urayqat, looks on, amused.   Lebanese Amal foreign minister is to the right.  (thanks Ibrahim)

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

Saudi Wahhabi export

“Art galleries have been firebombed and ransacked, film directors have been threatened, and a prominent Nahda member was assaulted by an extremist at a recent conference titled “Tolerance in Islam.” The fervor echoes the passion of Salafis emerging …

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

Inventing Nasrallah quotations

“A few months after the “Sayed Anwar” stories, the front page of The Washington Times screamed: “Hezbollah calls for global attacks; Wants to export suicide bombings.” This was a new Paul Martin story, written under his own byline. But it turne…

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

Barry Obama’s record

“Moreover, Obama responded to Israel’s obduracy by offering it F-35 fighter jets and other goodies. The U.S. president has since coddled Israel, extending additional military assistance and vetoing U.N. resolutions criticizing settlement activity….

Posted on August 31, 2012 by As'ad

Jaramana, Syria: an update

From Akram, Angry Arab’s correspondent in Syria:”Jaramana is boiling. This is the least that can be said about a town that, by its calm and hospitality of its people, offered a safe haven to thousands of people that the brutal combats in their villa…

Posted on August 30, 2012 by As'ad

Bashshar’s tone

In watching Bashshar speak, you dont find in his tone any trace of sorrow or sadness or melancholy or mourning or distress, as if the Syrian victims were from another planet. 

Posted on August 30, 2012 by As'ad

World Policy Journal Index of Autocracy

Notice how political the index is and notice that pro-US dictators receive preferential (i.e. they are not given top billing) in this lousy index. 

Posted on August 30, 2012 by As'ad

the death toll in Syria

According to this source, more than 8000 Syrian regime soldiers and security forces members were killed in Syria.  So the figure of the total death toll that is circulating in Western media excludes those?  And according to the same sources, …

Posted on August 30, 2012 by As'ad

the death toll in Syria

According to this source, more than 8000 Syrian regime soldiers and security forces members were killed in Syria.  So the figure of the total death toll that is circulating in Western media excludes those?  And according to the same sources, …

Posted on August 30, 2012 by As'ad

Fake left on Syria

A reader in Paris sent me this:  “You seem to be upset by “Trotskyists” who depict the FSA as progressive. I think that the worst of those “leftist” types are in Paris and actually come from the so-called “Democratic left” (a pro March 14 party)…

Posted on August 30, 2012 by As'ad

Barry Obama’s wars in Africa

Buush from Kenya sent me this:  “Asad if u read that story, Muslims leaders say that there is American hand in the execution of suspected Muslim activists aka terrorist, Sheikh Aboud Rogo was killed broad day light under a hail of bullets, what …

Posted on August 30, 2012 by As'ad

Israeli lobby in Australia

“”THE Israel lobby, Qantas and mining companies are leading the charge in lavishing federal politicians with all-expenses paid junkets and other gifts, a Herald investigation has found. Billionaires including Gina Rinehart, big drug companies, contro…

Posted on August 30, 2012 by As'ad

This Lebanese singer is most disgusting and deserves full boycott

“Lebanese-Canadian gay rights advocates in Ottawa and Montreal have succeeded in preventing a visiting Lebanese singer from performing songs they consider homophobic and misogynistic.  The singer, Mohamed Eskandar, is scheduled to perform in Ott…

Posted on August 30, 2012 by As'ad