Archive for November 17, 2012

Look at this lousy headline in Le Monde: what should Gaza do? Sink into the sea?

“Gaza, 64 ans de problèmes pour Israël”. (thanks Souheil)

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

What Zionists don’t get

““I’ve got to believe that the lesson from the 34 days in 2006, along with 2008, which went on for weeks, is that Israel does much better with short campaigns than with long ones,” Mr. Makovsky said.”  But you don’t get it, Mr. Brilliant.&…

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

The spokesperson of the US Department of State urges the Jordanian people to accept the pain inflicted on them by the puppet King

“MS. NULAND: It’s the IMF who’s made clear that the kinds of subsidies that the government has been providing are not sustainable for a modern economy, and that adjustments need to be made. We have supported the IMF, as in this case, and we supp…

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

Obama and Gaza

Obama started his first term having supported an Israeli war on Gaza and now he starts another term having supported another Israeli war on Gaza.  I for the life of me never understood the hopes that people in the pro-Palestinian community pinned …

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

Barry Obama and Gaza

“By rather stark contrast, Obama continues to defend Israel’s free hand in Gaza, causing commentators like Jeffrey Goldberg to gloat, not inaccurately: “Barack Obama hasn’t turned against Israel. This is a big surprise to everyone who has not paid atte…

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

Hamas-run victims

  “A Palestinian man carries a wounded child at a hospital following an Israeli air raid in Beit Lahia in the northern Gaza Strip, on November 17, 2012. Photograph: Moiz Salhi/AFP/Getty Images”.  

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

crunching the numbers on rocket attacks

Don sent me this:  “Phan Nguyen his new piece on Mondoweiss “Dissecting IDF propaganda: The numbers behind the rocket attacks”,  takes on the inflated numbers currently propagated by the IDF on social media. According to his count (backed…

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

Who is the liberal? Nabih Birri or Husayn?

Here is the image. (thanks Emily)

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ratio of death

The ratio of death thus far in Gaza is more than 10 to 1 and yet Israel is portrayed as the victim by the Western press.

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

Q and A about Gaza

“12:31[Comment From JasonJason: ] How do the locals feel about the current conflict? Do they blame Hamas or Israel? Would the Israeli Army be seen as liberators or invaders? Friday November 16, 2012 12:31 Jason12:33Ayman: The Israeli army would never e…

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Objective coverage in the Washington Post

“It’s hard to find fault with the not-subtle argument in support of Israel’s campaign against the Gaza-based group, which does fire many rockets at civilian neighborhoods”.

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

And now a word from Islamist kooks

“Spokesman of Egypt’s Shura Council Ahmed Fahmy asked the Interior Ministry on Tuesday to allow policemen to grow their beards in agreement with Sunnah (teachings of the Islamic prophet).” (thanks Kristian)

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

Nukes per person around the world

(the source) (thanks John)

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

Iraq and the US

This was not mentioned in the US press. The Iraqi delegate at the Arab League called for suspending oil shipments to the US to punish it for her support for Israel.  But his government later retracted his statement. 

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

US media

US media count all the homemade rockets of Hamas but they never manage to count the raids (in the hundreds) by Israel. 

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

The PA collaborationist regime

““It’s in Israel’s interest to preserve the PA,” says an officer, examining various contingencies.”

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

Deterioration of the Economist

The quality of the Economist’s coverage of Syria has become so pathetically low-quality that they now resort to interviewing a Syrian from the Likudnik Foundation for Defense of Democracies.

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

Please meet the Israeli "left"

“This week leaders of the leftist opposition praised the assassination of Ahmed al-Jabari, the Hamas military commander, on Wednesday.”

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Are those statements geonicideal or do they not count when uttered by Israeli officials?

“Israeli Interior Minister Eli Yishai says “the goal of the operation is to send Gaza back to the Middle Ages. Only then will Israel be calm for 40 years,” according to Israel’s Haaretz website.” (thanks Sultan)

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad

From Jadaliyya: Israeli aggression

Israeli aggression in pictures from Jadaliyya

Posted on November 17, 2012 by As'ad