Archive for November 8, 2012

"Moderate torture"

I would never belittle the experiences and sufferings of political prisoners in the Asad regime’s prisons, but Yasin Hajj Saleh says in his book, Bi-l-Khalas, Ya Shabab, that he was subjected in one day during his years of prison experience to “moderat…

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

The Penn Arab Zionist Student Society

After issuing a Fatwa against elections, they seem to have reversed their position days after I posted on it.  Here is the new Fatwa from that discredit body:”After much consideration, the board has agreed that it would be better to keep the elec…

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

formerly known as psychological operations

“”The activities of the ISAF commander, messages released by public affairs offices, efforts by military information support to operations (formerly known as psychological operations), and the actions of individual soldiers throughout the Afghan the…

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

Elliott Abrams approves of the media of sons of Zayid: Zionists are just enamored of Gulf rulers these days

“In fact common sense about this issue has been almost entirely absent among Palestinian leaders, and more widely among Arab states. For this reason an editorial in The National, the English-language newspaper in the UAE, bears reading. Here is an exce…

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

Barry Obama Doctrine

“”Not even a full day had passed before newly reelected President Obama ordered another drone strike in Yemen.”"

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

One day for, and another day against

Ahmet of Tunisia sent me this:  “Asad, wasn’t he a week ago volunteering his intellectual (newly acquired military expertise) services to that very dynamic he is warning against today?? it hard trying to figure him out these days indeed: “But …

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

He is sad: the politics of the SNC

“The leadership of Syria’s main opposition group in exile is an all-male affair after elections failed to promote a single woman to the decision-making group of 41 members.Some of the female delegates at the Syrian National Council conference in the Qa…

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

Mustafa Abdul-NATO

“Jalil, who charmed U.S., NATO and European leaders in the early days of the uprising, was a factor in the U.S. and NATO decision to intervene here. A judge and former justice minister under Gadhafi, he promised to bring stability and leadership onc…

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

Now Hariri asks a US Zionists about what is good for Lebanon

“Others, however, argue that a Romney victory would ultimately have been in Lebanon’s better interests. “There are two elements to consider here: the Lebanon policy of a Romney administration and the Syria policy of a Romney administration. Both…

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

Israeli injustice

“The Prosecutor’s Office declared on Tuesday that it would cancel all charges against a Beit Hanina youth who was held in custody for three weeks on false charges of aggravated assault, after closed-circuit television footage proved that two Border Pol…

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

Bahrain Update

From Angry Arab’s Bahrain correspondent:  “Three important updates concerning Bahrain: 1) Human rights activist Yousif AlMuhafdha has been arrested. He is the acting Vice President of the Bahrain Center for Human Rights. His boss, Nabeel Rajab …

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

Muslim Brotherhood Prime Minister

Sultan sent me this: “BBC’s Stephen Sackur: Would you be prepared to travel to Israel? – Egypt PM: Hisham Qandil: I would do what it takes to bring peace to this region.From minute 20:00 exactly

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

language and culture of the Middle East

Krim sent me this:  “You keep on saying how important it is to know the language and culture of the region one reports on, well, this is a perfect example of that homily:The title of the article is: “Obama’s re-election celebrated around world”,…

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

screening

“”A Saudi official says a screen will separate genders on the country’s main advisory body to King Abdullah when women join it for the first time.”"

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

Look who is talking?

” “Some are calling this the Robert Ford plan or an American plan,” said Radwan Ziadeh, an SNC member who is the executive director of the Syrian Center for Political and Strategic Studies in Washington. Ford is the U.S. ambassador to Syria who has …

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

She is not a racist, damn it

“Helms also said that, despite using a racial slur, she doesn’t consider herself racist.”

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

Arbitrary system of injustice

“”The worlds top oil exporter has no written legal code or system of precedent, and judges determine cases based on their own interpretation of sharia. Lawyers say this means similar cases often yield starkly different verdicts and sentences.”"

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

The drones-in-chief

“The 28-year-old Pakistani accuses the president of robbing him of his father, three brothers and a nephew, all killed in a U.S. drone aircraft attack a month after Obama first took office.”The same person who attacked my home has gotten re-elected,”…

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

Let me guess: Obama will cancel the project after his re-election

““Obama and I decided to write a book together, a book of two friends,” said Wiesel, author of the bestselling memoir Night.”PS By the way, why are people afraid to say that Wiesel is a lousy writer who has the style and sophistication of Hallmark …

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad

The FSA’s kidnappers, bandits, murderers, and thieves

“Ukrainian journalist Ankhar Kochneva, captured by Syrian rebels on October 9, requested in a video posted online by activists that the Syrian, Ukrainian and Russian authorities meet the demands of her captors.  “I’m Ankhar and I am currently …

Posted on November 8, 2012 by As'ad