Archive for January 4, 2013

humans at war

From Ahmet in Tunisia:  “Asad, weren’t humans at war in the past tougher and more dogged and inventive to a fault?? from The Economist on the Paraguayan war (1864-70): “”López, however, would not give up. He moved his capital from one town to …

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Jordanian elections

From Jadaliyya.

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Qatar’s wealth

There is a common misconception in Western media: that Qatar’s wealth is from oil.  In reality, its wealth is from national gas and Qatar has little oil.  Here is the Times:  “to sell to a Middle Eastern monarchy built with oil wealth.”

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Muslim Brotherhood and Egyptian Jews

My weekly article in Al-Akhbar:  “The Muslims Brotherhood and Egyptian Jews”.

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

attitudes toward the disabled in Israel

“A narrow majority of Israelis — 52 percent — would prefer not to meet people who are mentally disabled, according to survey released by a leading Israeli organization that advocates for the intellectually challenged. In addition, 40% of those inte…

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

lies of Golda Meir

Look at the ease in which Golda Meir lies about Palestinian refugees.  (thanks Electronic Ali)

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

A brothel unto the nations

“Up until a few years ago Israel was a prime destination for traffickers of women. An estimated 3,000 women per year were smuggled in, mostly from Eastern Europe, to work in the sex industry.”

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Even prostitution in Israel gets a good press in Zionist US media

Here from the Times.

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Documentation in the New York Times

“Mr. Nasrallah and the Hezbollah group have kept their loyalty to Syria’s president, Bashar al-Assad, an Alawite, relatively low-key. Fighters from the movement cross the border to fight for the president, and some have been sent to protect areas imp…

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

The poor Muslims are coming to Lebanon

“The xenophobia and racism directed at Syrian and Palestinian refugees is one of the wages of political arithmetic, as Rhoda Kanaaneh calls it. It is a symptom of political sectarianism, and we are all complicit in this system until it is ended. Wit…

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Not in the US press

“Israeli naval vessels opened fire at Palestinian fishing boats off the northern Gaza coast early on Thursday. Witnesses said that the fishermen did not exceed the six-mile limit imposed by the Israeli occupation authorities on Palestinian territorial …

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Israel and Syrian "revolutionaries"

“Israel is in secret talks with Syrian rebels to help find the remains of an executed Israeli spy and prepare for an operation, Al Quds Al Arabi reports.  The report said Israeli officials held talks in Jordan with Syrian opposition officials in a…

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Gaza in Syria: a response

Adam sent me this:”Your correspondent from Turkey said this :” I am terribly sad for people of Syria, they are now paying the price of not supporting FSA…”OK. But when the regime shells Aleppo, is that for not supporting FSA too ?”

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

rule of law in the NATO republic of Libya

“”A police investigator was missing after being abducted in the militia-ridden Libyan city of Benghazi, police said on Thursday, but tests on a charred body showed it was not his. The corpse charred with hydrochloric acid and found in the Buhmeida d…

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Saudi jets over Yemen

“”Saudi Arabia has reportedly provided fighter jets to assist the United States with its drone strikes against Al-Qaeda targets in Yemen.” “The Times cited a US intelligence source as saying that “some of the so-called drone missions are actually Sa…

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Zionists hoodlums weigh in on Syria

“”In many respects the U.S.’s policy is too late,” said Aaron Zelin, a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy who studies radical Islamist movements. “The next opening won’t happen until after the regime falls, once all the rebels g…

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Gaza in Syria

From Angry Arab’s chief correspondent in Turkey, Ali:”I) Syrian Archbishop: Our wheat looted and sold to the Turkish under the gaze of Turkish customs officers: Assad, what Syria is now facing seems to me very coordinated and planned. The amount of …

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Zionism and anti-Semitism

Comrade Joseph’s article on Zionism and anti-Semitism in Arabic.

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Yet again, the New York Times sneakily rephrases

“A spokeswoman for the Israeli military, who spoke on the condition of anonymity under army rules, said the purpose of Tuesday’s raid on the village, Tamoun, was to arrest a resident, Murad Bani Odeh, who she said was suspected of being a terroris…

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad

Saudi media now heart Saddam’s Ba`th party

Notice how much media of Saudi princes now highlight and promote statements by remnants of Saddam’s Ba`th party. 

Posted on January 4, 2013 by As'ad