Archive for November 2, 2012

Gerard Longuet Background

Houari sent me this: “It didn’t surprise me the reaction of Longuet . When he was young he was member of “Occident” a far right wing (fascist) against algeria independence and against De Gaulle. He is a strong zionist.”

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Karl Marx on the Economist

Eric sent me this:  “Karl Marx, in Capital Volume I on the (then as now) reactionary Economist periodical: “Between 1849 and 1859, a rise of wages practically insignificant, though accompanied by falling prices of corn, took place in the English…

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

A revolution that deserves US support

“”In the latest violence, anti-government rebels killed 28 soldiers on Thursday in attacks on three army checkpoints around Saraqeb, a town on Syria’s main north-south highway, a monitoring group said. Some of the dead were shot after they had surre…

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Qatar Hamas Israel

S. sent me this: “A Hamas lawmaker involved in the visit said the Qatari leader urged Hamas to reconcile with Abbas’ forces and do everything possible to avoid violence with Israel.”

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Arab mentality

Nadia sent me this:  “Gotta love these guys. An excerpt from an interview with a self-described Islamic scholar. Will your book also be translated into Arabic?Khorchide: Yes, but I’ll tailor it slightly to the Arab mentality.”

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Kuwait and Bahrain

Ali sent me this:  “Thought this might be relevant to the Questions about Kuwait posting: It should be noted that Kuwaiti naval forces participated in the “Joint Peninsula Shield” when Saudi Arabia and the UAE deployed security forces to the is…

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

payment for services rendered

“”The World Bank has approved an $80m (£50m) grant and pledged lending for Burma, the second poorest country in Asia, for the first time in 25 years.” “Last month, the US lifted sanctions and restrictions on financial institutions lending to Burma.”

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

UK and freedom of expression

“”Last April the foreign secretary, William Hague, called for Syria to “respect basic and universal human rights to freedoms of expression and assembly”. What does the intrusive surveillance of activists mean for a society that champions freedom of …

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

This Likudnik wants NATO bombers

“”The U.S. has lost a lot of leverage and it’s coming into this particular game too late,” said Ammar Abdulhamid, a Syrian dissident and fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, a center-right policy institute in Washington.”

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Massacres by…your friends

“”The execution of the soldiers, which was documented in a graphic video posted online Thursday, is not the first time that rebel fighters appear to have committed war crimes.”"The British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a pro-opposition …

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Balfour

“”It was not the Palestinians who blew up the King David Hotel, who blew up the British Embassy in Rome, who tried to assassinate Ernest Bevin, Britain’s foreign secretary, and who succeeded in assassinating Lord Moyne, British minister of state in …

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Abu Jihad

So the Israeli terrorists admitted killing Abu Jihad.  But when will they admit massacring our women and children over the decades? When?

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Meet the "revolutionaries"

“The BBC’s Jim Muir says summary killings have almost become “common practice” in SyriaSyrian rebels have been accused of possibly committing a war crime after a video allegedly showing the shooting of government soldiers appeared online.  The …

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Answers about Kuwait

Yesterday, Angry Arab’s correspondent on Bahrain posted some questions on Kuwait.  A reader who does not wish to be identified gave some answers:”I hope this email finds you well. Below, I attempt to provide some answers to your wonderful corres…

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Criticizing the Emir(s): friends of the West can’t be insulted

Basim sent me this:  “Kuwait Secret Service officers on Monday arrested prominent opposition leader and former MP Mussallam Al Barrak for publicly criticising the Gulf state Ruler, a rights official said. Humaidi, a lawyer, said Barrak was arre…

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Where is the silent Nobel Laureate?

“”When Buddhist mobs attacked Muslim localities in Minbya, Minpra, Myebon, Mrauk-U, Pauk Taw, Rathedaung, Kyauk Phyu, Ramree, Kyauk Taw and other villages and townships last week, a large number of people set out by boat to seek asylum in Bangladesh.”"

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Balfour Declaration

When I was an undergraduate student at the American University of Beirut, I took a most memorable course on the West and the Middle East with Walid Khalidi (by far one of the most effective teachers).  He once spent a class analyzing and dissectin…

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Arab Society at U Penn

Given the co-sponsorship with Israeli clubs on campus, I strongly suggest that that the Arab Society at U Penn adopt the Israeli flag as its logo.  More fitting for its disgusting mission.

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

Mahdi Bin Barakah

The anniversary of Mahdi Bin Barakah and his kidnapping and murder has just passed.  As you all know, the Mossad, French intelligence, and Moroccan intelligence all participated in the affair.  I want to thank my cousin, Albert Bourji, becaus…

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad

The Salafis are the last refuge of the failing Jordanian King

The Jordanian King thinks he is smart: he is now flirting with the Salafites in Jordan to use them against the Muslim Brotherhood.  He has been releasing them from jail.  Every time I decide that the man is an idiot he proves to me that he is…

Posted on November 2, 2012 by As'ad