Archive for February 3, 2013

Angry Arab in short hair and mustache in 1993

This is from a program I did on C-Span back in 1993. 

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

What is a legitimate Syrian opposition? Hillary provides a definition

““We have worked assiduously, first to create some kind of legitimate opposition,” she said.”

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

Car in Burqa in Saudi Arabia

“Nous sommes en 2013 et les femmes n’ont toujours pas le droit de conduire en Arabie saoudite. Pour y remédier, un blogueur arabe, Asaad Abu Khalil, qui tient le blog Angry Arab, a imaginé une burqa pour voitures, qu’on pourrait baptiser …

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

slush funds for House of Saud

“BAE Systems was at the centre of a Serious Fraud Office investigation into allegations that it made corrupt payments totalling £6bn to Saudi royals to secure the al-Yamamah arms deal.  The company was suspected of bribing ruling Saudis throu…

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

Washington and Riyadh, yet again

“This means that the current level of external intervention in Syria is similar to the level exercised against the Soviet Union and its communist proxies following the Soviet intervention in Afghanistan. The external supporters are providing not onl…

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

Academic freedoms in the US

“”Dershowitz has been joined in his current crusade by a cast of crazed and fanatical Israel-centric characters such as Brooklyn State Assembly member Dov Hikind. Ignoring the BDS movement’s explicit non-violence stance, Hikind publicly (and falsely…

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

Qatar adn Saudi Arabia: don’t act with permission from the US master

“Senior European officials here said Britain and France were both urging the Obama administration to stop blocking allies in the Persian Gulf, like Qatar, from providing the rebels with more sophisticated arms and intelligence assistance.”

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

Muhammad Dahlan resurfaces: he is a bodyguard for Shaykh Muhammad Bin Zayid

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US puppets in the Syrian oppostion get no respect, damn it

“who directs a Syrian opposition council cobbled together with Washington’s help,”

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

This is what counts as a "national" opposition

“He also called for the West to destroy the government’s air power, which would require the direct military intervention that Washington has ruled out.”  Why not open the borders to Israel? Why not call on Israel to drop a nuclear bomb on Syri…

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

US does not tolerate repression around the world

” is a response to months of intensifying political repression in Russia since Vladimir V. Putin returned to the presidency last May and a number of actions perceived by Washington as anti-American.”  Oh, really.  The US does not like politic…

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

Look how the Economist identifies WINEP: you never see that in the US press, EVER

“the hawkish Washington Institute for Near East Policy, which has close ties with Israel”.

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

Social media and the revolutionary organization

A valuable contribution by comrade Hossam on “social media and the revolutionary organization in the 21st centuty”.  It should be translated.

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad

Nicholas Blanford and his typically shoddy (and Israeli inspired) standards of journalism

“Israeli Lt. Col. Dany Shoham (ret.), a specialist in chemical and biological warfare who served in Israel’s Ministry of Defense in the 1990s, says it’s possible that that facility was developing or upgrading components related to chemical weapo…

Posted on February 3, 2013 by As'ad