Archive for January 9, 2013

Prince Khalid Al-Faysal on Arab uprisings

Prince Khalid Al-Faysal is one of the most important second generation Saudi princes.  He is said to have authored this poem satirizing the Arab uprising and asking why Israel can remain a Jewish state while Islamic states are said to be terrorist…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Deeply regrets

The insignificant secretary-general of the UN deeply regretted the speech by Asad and then deeply regretted the decision by Bahrain court.  I personally deeply regret that this person has anything to say on any matter whatsoever.

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

UAE constitution

It is important to remind the Dubai police chief that Hasan Turabi had played a major role in drafting the UAE constitution.

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Israel’s drift to the right

I hate all those articles in the liberal Western press about Israel’s drift to the right, as if Israel under the “left” was any less war criminal and terrorist.

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Letter to the Editor in UK paper: never in the US press

“While Jonathan Freedland’s evident horror at Israel’s shift to the right is welcome (Comment, 5 January), his explanations fail to account for the country’s steady drift to the right since its inception and the ineluctable logic of imposing a Jewis…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Comarade Madawi Al-Rasheed

I want to write a tribute one day to this brave and principled woman, who is a professor at the University of London.  She is a rare brave Arab intellectual who has never wavered in her principled defense of human rights everywhere.  Her stan…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Humanitarian Personality of the Year

“”His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa has won the title of Humanitarian Personality of the Year with absolute majority of votes in a recent poll conducted by the Kuwaiti daily newspaper (Al-Sharq)in which tens of thousands of personalities fro…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

US-Saudi relations: based on human rights and democracy, of coruse

“”The US does more trade—overwhelmingly in oil and weapons—with Saudi Arabia than any other country in the Middle East, including Israel, and depends on close Saudi cooperation in its counterterrorism efforts in Yemen.” “When I met the current U…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

The Yemeni government welcomes further US bombing of Yemen

“”Yemen’s national security chief said on Tuesday that US drone strikes against Al-Qaeda targets will continue as the two governments keep up their counter-terrorism cooperation. “The Yemeni-American cooperation, including the use of friendly aircra…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

enlightening, again

“”According to a study by Erdmann, the Turkish State Administration on Religious Affairs (known as the Diyanet) has opened many private schools and vocational training opportunities for African imams with the aim of providing an enlightened form of …

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

major powers in Syria

“”It must be asked to what extent international powers share responsibility for sustaining or, worse, agitating, the conflict? For example, Turkey has, according to Turkish press reports, struck Syria 87 times, killing 12 soldiers and destroying tan…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Aljazeera: more crude than ever as propaganda outlet for Qatari ruling dynasty

From Ahmet of Tunisia:  “Asad; i really once thought Aljazeera Arabic was smarter than this. But it it seems that they have lost it and there is no way back. That ostensible objectivity and balance, which was probably due to a longer Emiri rope…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Meet the president of the Lebanese republic

“The Itinerary of a Globe-Trotting President”

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Arabic poetry in translation, by Tarif Khalidi

From comrade Tarif Khalidi:  “I attach two poems (by al-Buhturi & Abu’l `Ala’). They are from an anthology of Arabic literature, ancient & modern, verse & prose, all my own translations, which should be completed in a couple of years…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Abe Foxman

This just in: Abe Foxman just released a statement saying that any criticism of him or any attempt at mocking his buffoonish personality shall be treated as anti-Semitism by his organization.  Beware.

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

The real pro-gun lobby in Washington, DC

From Basim:  “It dawned on me … isn’t the biggest pro-gun lobby in Washington actually AIPAC? And the pro-Israel lobby generally? Can you think of any other group that advocates the sale of weapons of mass destruction on a scale large enough t…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Prisoner exchange in Syria

From Ali, Tureky correspondent:”Syrian daily Al Watan said on December 31 that Syrian forces arrested four Turkish fighter pilots who were trying to sneak into a military airport with an armed group in the northern province of Aleppo. This claim was …

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Fabrications and lies of Al-Arabiyya (the news station of King Fahd’s brother-in-law)

From Ali, Angry Arab’s chief correspondent in Turkey: ”Assad this may be a long mail but I think it’s important, because it is one of the best example of media manipulation of all time.Al Arabiya: “Syrian opposition fighters have announced the c…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

French fascists for Bashshar

Adam sent me this:  “French far-right leader Marine Le Pen who, like her father, has nostalgia for french colonization of Algeria, and adopts the most vulgar anti-arab anti-muslim rhetoric, here pretends to support the sovereignty of Syria in a…

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad

Shooting at Syrian refugees in Jordan

For some reason, the sudden and fake lovers of the Syrian people have gone silent over the shooting by Jordanian regime goons at Syrian refugees in Jordan. 

Posted on January 9, 2013 by As'ad