Archive for October, 2012

Israeli kidnapping

This won’t be in your local newspaper.  Israeli terrorists kidnapped  a Lebanese shepherd.  His name is Isma`il Khalil Nab`ah. 

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Fox News aphorisms

I heard this statement on Fox News: “catastrophes are only surmountable under capitalism”.  Kid you not. 

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

People won’t like this

It says: “God’s blessings on you, you have not changed!”

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Lebanese banks say that they can’t afford to pay any more taxes

This represents the profits of major Lebanese banks in the first nine months of this year. From top: Lubnan Wa-al-Mahjar, Audi, and Byblos. (thanks Muhammad)

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Aljazeera

I have not been able to watch Aljazeera (Arabic) for a while now.  The other day I watched for a brief period: I was nauseated by a report about the Free Syrian Army thugs and how they are distributing toys to children in the `Id.  Kid you no…

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Le Royal Monceau

Syrian opposition figure, Samir Aita, is attacking Qatar and Aljazeera because the Qatari-owned hotel hosted Netanyahu and his delegation there recently. (thanks “Ibn Rushd”)PS I told “Ibn Rushd” that I stayed at the hotel with my father once and I sti…

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Your favorite "revolutionaries"

(thanks Hikmet)

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Nate Silver

When this election is all over, Nate Silver will be either elevated to the status of prophets, or he will be dismissed as a lousy fortune teller. 

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

A letter to Saudi King and UAE ruler (both of whom can barely read)

From a reader:  “Hi As’ad, look at this letter from a Kuwaiti opposition activist to two Gulf leaders that is being circulated on twitter.  No attribution please”. 

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

crimes of Bahrain

From Angry Arab’s correspondent on Bahrain:  “The crackdown in Bahrain is intensifying. After the siege of AlEkr village, the regime has now decided to ban all protests and rallies.  But don’t you worry, Bahrain is continuing its reform march”.

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

EU and settlements

“”"Europe says settlements are illegal under international law and yet continues to trade with them,” said William Bell of Christian Aid UK and Ireland, one of the consortium partners. “Consumers are unwittingly contributing to the injustice by buyi…

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

dirty hands of Israel

“”Israel has emerged as an influential military and commercial ally of South Sudan since its independence last year, while Iran has strengthened its links with the Khartoum regime.”"  This explains why the crimes of Khartum regime get covered in…

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

A truly national and domestic and home-grown opposition

“”The State Department has been heavily involved in crafting the new council as part of its effort oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and build a more viable and unified opposition. In September, for instance, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton m…

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Let me guess: Human Rights Watch won’t be troubled and won’t issue one of its fierce statements that it issues daily on Syria

“Israel would use a lot fewer cluster munitions in any future war with Hezbollah than it did in their 2006 conflict, even though it would go into southern Lebanon earlier and harder, a senior Israeli military officer said on Monday. Israel has no…

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Netanyahu has his hand on the pulse of the Arab people

“” “Iran is not popular in the Arab world, far from it, and some governments in the region, as well as their citizens, have understood that a nuclear armed Iran would be dangerous for them, not just for Israel,” he said.”"  When Israeli leaders…

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Meet the mastermind of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards plot in DC

““’I have had so many girls. So many that you couldn’t count them. I never had one girl more than once…. Girls love money and cars. That was my weakness.’ “It was, in fact, one of these women who put Arbabsiar in touch with a man in May 20…

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Wahhabi kooks

Wahhabi religious and non-religious kooks have been religiously wishing ill for the US and its people in the face of “Sandy”.  That would have been translated by MEMRI in an instance if it is not coming from an ally of Israel.

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

Lebanese journalist, Fida’ `Itani

The kidnappers among the Free Syrian Army–and let us not kid ourselves and let us stop playing games.  `Itani was traveling among the Free Syrian Army gangs and was doing a report about them. But whenever Free Syrian Army gangs commit crimes, the…

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

the corrupt Suha Arafat

The corrupt Suha Arafat has stopped calling for an investigation of her husband’s death.  Let me translate: the money from the PA gang has arrived.  And she won’t call for an investigation until she needs more money in the future.  Stay …

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad

What Arabs want

Christian sent me this:  “Former British Ambassador and now salesman for BAE Systems apparently knows “what Arabs want”

Posted on October 31, 2012 by As'ad