Archive for November 5, 2012

The Penn Arab Student Society controversy

I have received an email from a member of the Penn Arab Student Society but he wishes to remain anonymous:  “As an Arab at the University of Pennsylvania, I want to apologize profusely for the fact that the Penn Arab Students Society is co-sponso…

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Kuwaiti opposition versus Jordanian ruler

  A crisis is brewing between Kuwaiti opposition and Jordanian government in the wake of news that Jordan has sent a military team to assist Kuwait royal repression.  This is the video of Kuwaiti opposition figure, Muslim Al-Barrak, describin…

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

A Saudi conference on Women–I am not making this up

 I am not making this up.  This is from a conference on contemporary women in Qasim university in Saudi Arabia. (thanks Thaer)

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

What is happening at the Zionist-leaning Penn Arab Student Society

So this lousy organization which believes that Zionists are most qualified to speak about Syrian affairs, has decided that elections are too “traditional”.  They sent out this email today (an anonymous member sent it to me):”Hi PASS,As a change fr…

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

What is happening at the Zionist-leaning Penn Arab Student Society

So this lousy organization which believes that Zionists are most qualified to speak about Syrian affairs, has decided that elections are too “traditional”.  They sent out this email today (an anonymous member sent it to me):”Hi PASS,As a change fr…

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Yarmuk Camp

From Palestinian and Syrian sources yesterday, I am able to conclude that the attack on the Yarmuk refugee camp was perpetrated by the gangs of the Free Syrian Army. 

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Yarmuk Camp

From Palestinian and Syrian sources yesterday, I am able to conclude that the attack on the Yarmuk refugee camp was perpetrated by the gangs of the Free Syrian Army. 

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Yarmuk Camp

From Palestinian and Syrian sources yesterday, I am able to conclude that the attack on the Yarmuk refugee camp was perpetrated by the gangs of the Free Syrian Army. 

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Yarmuk Camp

From Palestinian and Syrian sources yesterday, I am able to conclude that the attack on the Yarmuk refugee camp was perpetrated by the gangs of the Free Syrian Army. 

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

New Saudi Interior Minister

The dismissal of Saudi Interior Minister is quite unusual in Saudi royal family record especially given how brief his stint has been.  Prince Ahmad just began to enjoy the limelight and to speak to the press.  But why was he dismissed? Most l…

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

FLASH: America’s favorite Saudi Prince appionted

The Saudi King has just appointed Muhammad Bin Nayif (who survived a butt bomb attack) as Minister of Interior.  An important step at the behest of the US.  He has emerged as America’s favorite Saudi prince by far.  He takes orders very …

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Abu Mazen on duty: how Abu Mazen is viewed by Arabs

This cartoon has been circulating widely by Arabs.  It shows the level of public anger felt against Abu Mazen.  There were attempts at demonstration in Hebron by the US-trained PA repressive police, crushed all demonstrations.  (thanks F…

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Wilson Center

When I lived in DC, the Wilson Center was a semi-serious outfit and they would bring scholars from around the world to speak on foreign relations.  In recent years, it has become a joke, really.  They invite Arab ministers of repressive state…

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

A New York Times editorial on why the PA should not go bankrupt

“although there is a danger in bankrupting the Palestinian Authority, which has begun to build the institutions of a state, including a police force, that also contribute to Israel’s security.”

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

This is the real Arab spring: West and Gulf dynasties

“David Cameron’s Gulf mission is a conspicuous attempt to calm relations between Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates, both vital trading partners, after spats caused by the changes during the Arab spring and fears over the growing strength of …

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Kuwait conflict

You can read the recent conflict in Kuwait as a struggle within the royal family.  Don’t get too excited, warn me Kuwaiti readers and friends.

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Angry reactions to Abu Mazen

See below: there is growing anger at Abu Mazen after his statement to Israeli TV.  The liar has been backtracking in Arabic interviews to no avail.  Here, a Fath thug student movement issues a threat that Abu Mazen is a “national fixture” and…

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Abu Mazen’s remark: and why you need to know Arabic to cover Arabs

Look at this in the Times:  “The remark set off angry protests across the Gaza Strip”.  The writer does not know Arabic and clearly missed the international Arab reactions.  At a time when streets are tightly controlled by the police in …

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

Egyptian TV stations in safe hands

Amir sent me this:  “”AAM [America Abroad Media] is pleased to announce the launch of a groundbreaking partnership with two of Egypt’s biggest television channels – Al Hayat and ON TV.”AAM’s Advisory Board”

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad

NSA is innocent of all charges

“”In response, the NSA assured us that “Perfect Citizen” was only a research and development project and that the military was not taking over civilian cyber security. These assurances did not allay concerns about militarization.”"

Posted on November 5, 2012 by As'ad