Archive for January 6, 2013

Comments on Syria

I have never seen more convergence of conventional (i.e. Western governments) (lack of) wisdom as I have seen in the observations and comments on Syria here and on twitter and Facebook.  Basically, writers and journalists in Western media (liberal…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Is this propaganda on behalf of the Free Syrian Army not too dumb?

I mean, this kind of Western propaganda is way too dumb, don’t you think?  (thanks “Ibn Rushd”)

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

violence against women in the US

I hate how stories of violence against women in faraway lands capture the attention of the US public and media but not stories about violence against women here in the US. People: on average, 23 women are killed by men EVERY WEEK here in the US.

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Hillary

“The opposition has taken an important step by forming the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.”  By the opposition did you mean Hillary?  And did Hillary form the National Coalition before or after her concussion…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Hillary

“The opposition has taken an important step by forming the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.”  By the opposition did you mean Hillary?  And did Hillary form the National Coalition before or after her concussion…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Hillary

“The opposition has taken an important step by forming the National Coalition of Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces.”  By the opposition did you mean Hillary?  And did Hillary form the National Coalition before or after her concussion…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Ibrahimi’s mediation

I am told by sources who should know that the specific sticking point in the Ibrahimi negotiations with the Asad regime revolves around his insistence on including representatives of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood in the transitional government. 

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Ibrahimi’s mediation

I am told by sources who should know that the specific sticking point in the Ibrahimi negotiations with the Asad regime revolves around his insistence on including representatives of the Syrian Muslim Brotherhood in the transitional government. 

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

The Zionist entity and its standards

“”How did we, as a society, lose the ability to formulate questions about the feasibility of a political alternative? How did it happen that a person who suggests a nonviolent solution is the delusionalone, the traitor, and the one who calls for the…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Origins of terrorism

“”The US has long known, and its own studies have emphatically concluded, that “terrorism” is motivated not by a “hatred of our freedoms” but by US policy and aggression in the Muslim world. This causal connection is not news to the US government. D…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Origins of terrorism

“”The US has long known, and its own studies have emphatically concluded, that “terrorism” is motivated not by a “hatred of our freedoms” but by US policy and aggression in the Muslim world. This causal connection is not news to the US government. D…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

The Barry Obama Doctrine

“”Since becoming commander in chief, Obama has signed off on approximately 300 drone strikes in Pakistan alone, more than six times the amount approved by President George W. Bush, according to the New America Foundation, a Washington think tank. It…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

The Barry Obama Doctrine

“”Since becoming commander in chief, Obama has signed off on approximately 300 drone strikes in Pakistan alone, more than six times the amount approved by President George W. Bush, according to the New America Foundation, a Washington think tank. It…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Tools of the House of Saud

“Senior Sunni sources say the Iraqi Islamic Party (IIP), part of the Muslim Brotherhood, is the prime mover in a campaign to create an autonomous Sunni fiefdom, by force if need be. “Sunnism is our slogan and a region is our goal,” senior cleric She…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

More of Anne Barnard’s methods: Mr. Moaz believes–and what Mr. Moaz believes goes in the paper. I beileve that this is a new school in journalism

“One activist in Damascus, who gave only a first name, Moaz, for safety reasons, said he believed that the government was behind the bombing in Barzeh and an explosion that killed at least 30 people on Wednesday at a gas station in Mleiha, an eastern…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Comrade Joseph on Egyptian Jews

“We must also keep in mind that a substantial percentage of the Jews in Egypt were not legally Egyptian, as they did not carry Egyptian nationality and many did not even speak Arabic and carried European passports (Italian, Russian, British and French)…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad

Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine

Sultan Al-Qassemi posted this on his Facebook page yesterday (I cite with his permission):”Highlights from today’s reading of Ilan Pappe’s Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine: 1- “Between 30 March and 15 May, 200 villages were occupied and their inhabitan…

Posted on January 6, 2013 by As'ad