Archive for January, 2013

Live: Syrian regime TV

Ziad captured this image from Syrian regime TV:  The writings on the screen from Syrian regime TV says:  “The Iraqi popular committee for solidarity with Syria:  The Flagrant Israeli aggression constitutes an evidence of the fear of the …

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

I never knew that it is anti-Semitic to insult the Israeli prime minister until I read about the uproar in UK for this cartoons in the Times

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

If there is a contest he would win, hands down

John Kerry is probably the most boring human being on this earth.  More boring than even Al Gore, but not more boring than Sa`d Hariri.

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

special treatment for Israel, always

If this were Iran, sanctions would have been imposed the following day: “In an extraordinary move, the council agreed to give Israel until November to reverse course.”

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

When Saudi princes allow women to drive in Saudi Arabia

(thanks Fatme)*It says under the picture:  “Saudi Arabia permits women to drive cars”.

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

The Iranian monkey in space

From Houari:  “Look at this neocolonialist view of the iran space monkey ! they dare talking about the terrified look of the monkey!! Let’s not talk by the terrified look of children in Palestine or in Afghanistan, let’s just talk about the pha…

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

Man of the Year for a Lebanese Forces propagandist

From a reader:  “They say he got the award because he’s a “reformist patriot whose courage and briiliant ideas are changing the world”.

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

History of slavery in Saudi Arabia

From Fawzi:  “all interesting read on saudi specially pages 32-37 , slavery in saudi last century”.

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

Clinton and Egypt

From M.:  “Reading your post today regarding Clinton’s comments on Egyptians and “understanding democracy”, I was immediately reminded of the following video:During the press conference at 5:20, the reporter states, “A State Department official…

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

Who removed this link???

From David: hey As’ad-the daily mail link: which is kind of a big deal…now leads to error message…were they forced to take it down?can you find it elsewhere??

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

Zionism and Nazism

“They also chanted slogans, such as “No Entry for Arabs,” although the players are not Arabs.Though Beitar fans have a long, checkered history of bigoted outbursts and violence, the latest behavior shocked many here. Critics said use of the word…

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

desperate for fame in Lebanon

From “Ibn Rushd”:  “[This guy] is such a fame whore. At the airport, he was simply asked why he was carrying so many books, so he turned the incident into an attack against the freedom of the press and he called all his buddies of “journalists a…

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

Letter from Lama Habash to her father (George Habash)

Arwa kindly translated the Arabic letter that I had posted: ”A Letter to my Father on his Fifth AnniversaryIn our discussion, Dad, about Arab nationalism, communism, religious expansion in our countries and Palestine’s liberation I admit I was a…

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

Chanting in Jordan

“A follower of the blog that lives in Jordan. I decided to send you this because you frequently show your love with arab hatafat on your blog. This was a leftist rally in Jordan a few days ago in solidarity with George. At the 21 minute mark theres …

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

Syrian anarchists my potato

From Diana:  “There’s a group on Facebook called Syrian Anarchists: But somehow, something seems missing in their understanding of anarchism as they praise the FSA, like here with the below comment: ”القوة تولد السلطةا

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

Opinions and plagiarisms of Fareed Zakaria

From Ahmet of Tunisia:  “Asad, the guy is talking up one regime that imprisons its citizens for “extending their tongues” at his Davos buddy, the King; and another whose monarch’s personal corruption has been the subject of a recently published…

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

West and democracy

“”He wanted to know why it is that the British government is so intent on fighting and bombing Islamic extremists in Mali, while simultaneously arming and funding equally brutal Islamic extremists in Syria.” “The more important point here is that of…

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

Cameron on Mubarak

“Then there’s Britain’s long-standing support for the Mubarak dictatorship, and Cameron’s personal support for Mubarak as the protest movement unfolded. In January, 2011, as tens of thousands of Egyptians assembled to demand an end to their dictator…

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

The pathetic Syrian regime responds to the Israeli raid

“Syria summoned the head of a United Nations mission in the Golan Heights on Thursday to protest against an Israeli air raid which Damascus said is a violation of a disengagement accord that followed the last major war between the two countries.”"Fr…

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad

gas masks for Arabs

If any Arab government were to arrange for TV cameras spectacles of distribution of gas masks to its citizens, would any Western newspaper print pictures? 

Posted on January 31, 2013 by As'ad