Archive for December, 2012

propaganda on Syria

“”Understandably, the rebel version of events is heavily biased towards their own side and demonises the Syrian government. More surprising is the willingness of the international media, based often in Beirut but also in London and New York, to regu…

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

Zionism is always racism

 ”On Monday, right-wing activists took to the streets to protest the incident, and called for the deportation of Sudanese and Eritrean migrants from Israel. “The infiltrators come here without women and afterward people are surprised that they …

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

The PA’s Ministry of Health

Sammy responded to the reply by Muhammad from yesterday:”Professor AngryArab, I saw Mohamed’s response to my message you posted on your blog. He challenged me to “document a single case” of Palestinians dying due to simple illnesses due to the la…

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

liberators don’t have to pay

“” “They stayed six years and only paid rent for one year,” said Haji Najibullah Khan, who grew up in the Pashengar house that became a US base. He said the departing US commander warned him off pushing for rent money when they met a few weeks befor…

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

The Syrian conflict: behadings and dogs

““They beheaded him, cut him into pieces and fed him to the dogs,” said Agnès-Mariam de la Croix, mother superior of the Monastery of St James the Mutilated between Damascus and Homs.Forget the familiar Arab spring narrative about down-trodden mas…

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

Erdogan as an the stereotyped Arab

From Ali, Angry Arab’s correspondent in Turkey:”Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, I wish to discuss this photo with John Berger… Yesterday Erdogan visited the border town Akcakale where Arabs are living and to present him as one of them …

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

Zionism is always racism, literally

“ISRAELI Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he aims to repatriate tens of thousands of illegal African migrants and that the inflow into Israel from the Sinai peninsula has been brought to a halt.“Our aim is to repatriate tens of thousa…

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

The Israeli paper dome

Regan sent me this:  “It works awesome! Wikipedia says so… “The exact figures are classified. ‘When I talk, I quote Wikipedia,’ the engineer told me.”"

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

Syrian armed rebels are civilians too, damn it

Austin sent me this:  “I thought you might “appreciate” this dumb article about Syrian casualties which relies exclusively on unverifiable (and uncaveated) claims made by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The ENTIRE thing is replete with…

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

Dozens? Tens? Hundreds?

Saudi and Qatari media have been talking about hundreds of beheaded victims:”It was unclear how many people had been killed in the fighting in the district. One young witness said he believed a neighbor had been killed. Two videos purportedly from De…

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

the heroes of YOUR Syrian "revolution"

“When Ahmed, a resident of al-Ghouta al-Sharqiyeh in Damascus province, conveyed his gratitude and admiration for the courage of the Jihadi fighters to me, he said: “Although I myself haven’t adopted the ideology of al-Qaeda, and I don’t agree with man…

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

When will this man really retire, once and for all? Robert Fisk at his most dumb ever

There is nothing in this article that is not borrowed from Raphael Patai’s The Arab Mind. Nothing.  As if language can’t be used for precision and for lack of precision.  As if one uses language imprecisely it is the fault of language.  …

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

Anti-`Alawite bigotry: this is YOUR "revolution", not mine

This Syrian opposition figure, Hakam Al-Baba, is optimistic that one day there will be signs outside of Damascus declaring that the city is “free of `Alawites”.  Read the comments in agreements. (thanks Samah)

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

Cluelessness of some Western reporters in the Middle East

It just occurred to me: there have been many profiles of individuals and artists in Lebanon and the Middle East region but I am yet to read one thing in the Western press about the cult following of Ziad Rahbani.  I don’t recall reading anything a…

Posted on December 31, 2012 by As'ad

PA’s Ministry of Health

Mohammad sent me this regarding a post sent to me by Sammy the other day:”I am not in a position to be the mouthpiece of the PA, but Sammy’s post is clearly a twisted Story. for the following reasons:first: He said “many stories about people who died…

Posted on December 30, 2012 by As'ad

war looters in Syria

“Since the outbreak of the uprising 21 months ago, there have been reports of antiquities being stolen from sites that previously were well guarded. But now, according to a man involved in the trade, it is becoming more systematic.“It’s very si…

Posted on December 30, 2012 by As'ad

Turkey in Yemen

From Angry Arab’s correspondent in Turkey, Ali: ”Some Yemenis blame Turkey provoking civil war in the country and have said that Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan bears the responsibility of the murders in the country: It seems to me that th…

Posted on December 30, 2012 by As'ad

French socialists

“”But despite the praise — and protest — Hollande’s comments generated on both sides of the Mediterranean, he failed to touch on two terrible, living consequences of France’s legacy in Algeria. First among those is the historical background in w…

Posted on December 30, 2012 by As'ad

monkeys in battle

From a reader who does not want to be identified: ”Hi As’ad, I thought you might find this amusing. Don’t use my name if you post. You may recall the reports from 2003 of Morocco providing monkeys to clear mines in Iraq (  ). We all know ho…

Posted on December 30, 2012 by As'ad

Bluntly put: colonial aims in Africa

“”In 2007, J. Peter Pham, a State Department advisor who has been a permanent member of the advisory board of AFRICOM since its creation, testified as to the core mission of the new Pentagon command, which he spelled out in fairly blunt terms. It in…

Posted on December 30, 2012 by As'ad