Archive for November 14, 2012

"Family mourns Gaza boy shot by Israeli forces while playing football"

 ”Thirteen-year-old Muhammad Abu Daqqa vividly recalls the moment his friend and cousin Ahmad Abu Daqqa was killed outside his southeast Gaza home while they were playing football last Thursday afternoon.“Suddenly, Ahmad fell on the ground and I…

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Neo-cons and Petraeus

“Prominent members of conservative, Washington-based defense think tanks were given permanent office space at his headquarters and access to military aircraft to tour the battlefield. They provided advice to field commanders that sometimes conflicte…

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

CORRECTION: Killed by Israeli terrorists: her name is Maria Yusuf Arafat

I was told by a Syrian reader that this picture belongs to a Syrian victim of Syrian regime bombing in Aleppo.  My apologies.

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

In a few weeks in Israel’s life

In a few weeks, Israel bombed Sudan, bombed Syria, and bombed Palestine and kidnapped a Lebanese shepherd.  A record of a few weeks only.

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Israeli terrorist killed his 11-month old

`Umar Jihad Al-Mashhrawi is the name of the child martyr.  If they ask you who killed him, tell them: the Israeli terrorists killed him.  Israeli terrorists–you need to remember–have been inflicting terrorism on the Palestinian population f…

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

The personal fortune of Abbas

” According to the paper, Abbas earns $1 million a month. US President Barack Obama’s annual salary, in comparison, stands at $400,000. The paper also quoted data published by the Inlight Press website according to which Abbas holds several Jordanian a…

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Gaza

Will Western liberral academics and journalists feign outrage over brutal Israeli attacks on Gaza and will they take turns in calling for arming of the Palestnian people?  And will their media hail Palestnian resistane fighters as heroes the way t…

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

People in Jordan want the downfall of the regime

Video of the protests.

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Let Pat Roberston judge

“Televangelist Pat Robertson on Monday suggested that former CIA Director David Petraeus, who recently resigned over an affair with his biographer, was the victim in the scandal because there was “a good-looking lady throwing herself at him” and…

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Muslims also like porn

“At least five pornographic websites are among Egypt’s 100 most frequently visited online destinations this year, according to Alexa, a division of Amazon.com that tracks online traffic patterns globally.   The statistic proves particula…

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

BDS at UC Irvine: The resolution was approved

“This evening, bitter feelings fill Woods Cove Hall in the UC Irvine Student Center as opponents of Israeli government policy rile up supporters of Israeli government policy with a “historic resolution.”While others “study” at Anthill Pub, the student …

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Not in the US press: Israel and gender equality

“While most other countries in the world have made significant strides promoting gender equality in recent years, Israel has been sliding backward.  In the World Economic Forum’s latest annual global gender gap index, published last month, Israel …

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

coaltion of Western and Eastern democracies

“”There is an opportunity for Britain, for America, for Saudi Arabia, Jordan and like-minded allies to come together and try to help shape the opposition, outside Syria and inside Syria,” he said during a visit to Syrian refugees in Jordan.” (thanks…

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Russia Today confuses Jordan with Lebanon

Look at the story below. (thanks Martin)

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Pentagon’s propagana websites

“”The site, and another one like it that centers on northwest Africa, is part of a propaganda effort by the U.S. military’s Africa Command aimed at countering extremists in two of Africa’s most dangerous regions — Somalia and the Maghreb. The U.S….

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Meet the Lebanese characters in the Petraeus affair: on the "persecution" of Catholics in Lebanon

“But Kelley’s brother, David Khawam, said neither of his sisters had anything but a social relationship with Petraeus. He said Jill is a born giver who early on channeled her efforts into political fundraising and later to the military.  It is …

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

"Spike in government surveillance of Google"

“”The US government made the most demands, asking for details 7,969 times in the first six months of 2012. Turkey topped the list for requests to remove content.” “The US has consistently topped the charts for data requests. France, Germany, Italy, …

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Syrian exile opposition: on principle

“”Pressure and promises of money from foreigners, namely America and Qatar, spurred the group’s creation.”"

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Israel in Jordanian textbooks

“”Two textbooks given out to Jordanian school children caused an uproar among anti-Zionist groups in the Hashemite Kingdom recently by listing Israel on the map of the Middle East – but failing to include Jordan and Palestine.”"

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad

Let the colonies run be run by colonial puppets

“”But why didn’t Britain or the United States take these places over and keep all that oil wealth for themselves? Simple. It turned out to be easier to let local elites run these societies, instead of turning them into sullen and resentful colonies….

Posted on November 14, 2012 by As'ad