Archive for February 1, 2013

Hillary hearts the Mubaraks

“Indeed, it was Hillary Clinton – not the Egyptian people – who proclaimed in 2009: “I really consider President and Mrs. Mubarak to be friends of my family. So I hope to see him often here in Egypt and in the United States.” (As a related bonus, se…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

Sen. Hagel now denies that there is such a thing as a pro-Israeli lobby

“One of the most hostile questioners was Senator Lindsey Graham of South Carolina, who told Mr. Hagel to “name one dumb thing we’ve been goaded into doing because of the pressure from the Israeli or Jewish lobby.” Mr. Hagel, who in 2006 said t…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

A Hariri journalist seeking fame in Lebanon

From a person who does not want to be identified:”yaa As`ad. I’m laughing so hard at this story. When I travelled to the States a few months ago, I spent all my time in used bookstores like I usually do. I was coming back with about 50 books, 20 maga…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

The missing Daily Mail’s missing page

From a reader:  “Yesterday you posted a link to a Daily Mail page about a “US schemes in Syria”, involving false flag use of chemical weapons. => The page in now offline, no explanation seems to be given, and I couldn’t find any other art…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

plagiarism by Fareed Zakaria?

I received this note from John R Bradley: ”Regarding the comment you posted about Fareed Zakaria’s suggestion that Moocco and Jordan may be the best options, post-Arab Spring, and the question of whether he wrote “this himself or did he plagiari…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

RCMP may train Saudi Arabia’s ‘cruel’ police

“”Plus, he said, the Saudi royals love the Mounties and their horses. “…Mr. Jones, the Rutgers expert, cited an arms-transfer database maintained by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute that showed Canada has sold billions of dollar…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

Saudi Air Force: accidental sexual assault

“Alotaibi is accused of pulling the boy into a room at the Circus Circus hotel on the Las Vegas Strip on New Year’s Eve and sexually assaulting him in the bathroom. Alotaibi had been visiting Las Vegas while temporarily stationed at Lackland Air Fo…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

How to best protect Israeli occupation and aggression

“Federal lawmakers opposed to selling military aircraft and tanks to the Egyptian government pressed on Thursday, despite the defeat of an amendment that would have blocked the sale and apparent uncertainty about how their plan would affect Israel

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

Al-Azhar in the air

“Cairo airport officials say Egypt’s top Muslim cleric cancelled a visit to Saudi Arabia at the invitation of its monarch when he discovered that senior delegates traveling with him were assigned economy class seats by their Saudi hosts. The officia…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

The Syrian Opposition Activist

I have a suggestion for Western media.  Instead of peppering their silly articles on Syria from Lebanon or Egypt or Turkey with “a Syrian opposition activist” reached through Skype, why not identify that person from now on as “THE Syrian oppositio…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

Syrian opposition "activists" lend a hand to Israeli propaganda

From Angry Arab’s chief correspondent in Turkey:”After the Israel attack on Syria, members of the opposition start to contribute the disinformation campaign lead by Zionist media outlets.”But an opposition activist told the Washington Post that, alth…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

Saudi Arabia and Free Syrian Army want more Israeli attacks

From Ali, the chief Turkey correspondent:  “Saudi-based Al-Watan newspaper reported that the Syrian regime had transferred nonconventional weapons to Hezbollah.Al-Watan, quoting unnamed sources from the Syrian opposition, reported that Assad had…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

"the Black Block man"

From J. “So the Black Block man turned out not to be Palestinian at all, and was not carrying Israeli plans to destroy Egypt–He was simply a “disturbed” individual we are now told.”

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

Barry Obama Doctrine: U.S. responds to Israel attacking Syria by warning Syria

“”In the warning, White House deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said ‘Syria should not further destabilise the region by transferring weaponry to Hezbollah.’ “”

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

the Arab ummah can be proud:

“Sheikh Jawaan bin Hamad, one of the sons of Qatar’s Emir, Shiekh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, bought the world’s most expensive car this week.”

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

Look how Western media report Israeli violations of Lebanese airspace

From a Reader: The Associated Press (AP): “Israeli warplanes flew over southern Lebanon Friday, two days after an airstrike near Damascus, as Syria’s army chief of staff warned against testing his country’s capabilities.”Lebanese National News Agenc…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

Israeli discreet cooperation

“”Keeping silent, and so avoiding accusations of provocatively bragging of its exploits, also smoothes Israel’s discreet cooperation with Muslim neighbors – such as Turkey or Jordan – who might otherwise feel bound to distance themselves.”" (thanks …

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

Israeli hopes and Ba`thist behavior

“”Maoz said the strike might have been coordinated with the U.S. and Turkey. He and other Israeli security experts predicted that Assad would be unable to retaliate.” “Most Israelis hope Syria and the rest of the region will behave as they have in t…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

Syrian chief-of-staff of the armed forces

The chief-of-staff of the Syrian armed forces spoke about the Israeli attack on Syria.  He said that “we know the extent of our capabilities and preparedness to utilize them in the right time”.  He did not specify “the right time” but based o…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad

FLASH: Syrian GOVERNMENT Plans to Respond to Israeli attack

Syrian military high command summoned the best astrologists in Syria to help determine the “best time and place” for Syrian response to Israeli attack on Syria.  Once the movements of the planets line up correctly, a response is inevitable. Stay t…

Posted on February 1, 2013 by As'ad