Archive for the ‘English’ Category

Seen in Lebanon

You would not know this because Western media and the subservient (to US government and its standards) Western human rights organizations are always at pains to cover up for the March 14 movement in Lebanon, but there is growing racism against Syrian r…

Posted on June 6, 2013 by As'ad

Fee Syrian Army chief chasing Hizbullah to hell

“Free Syrian Army chief of staff Salim Idriss warned on Tuesday that if fighters from Hizbullah do not stop their military intervention in Syria, where they are backing government troops, “we will take all measures to hunt” them, “even in hell.”" (t…

Posted on May 29, 2013 by As'ad

The Isareli war plan

“Israel has pursued a policy of Bedouin urbanization for decades, in an effort to contain the Bedouin population on as little land as possible.” “The Prawer Plan, as it became known, suggested forcibly evicting 40 percent of the Bedouin community

Posted on May 27, 2013 by As'ad

Hany Abu-Assad

I don’t know where you are these days, Hany, and I have misplaced your phone number. I am not big on awards especially those dispensed by the White Man to natives, but I wish to congratulate you.  I know first hand how much you resisted the tempta…

Posted on May 26, 2013 by As'ad

In the Hamas police (non) state, it is illegal to criticize Qatar’s cleric, Qaradawi

“A former minister in Gaza’s Hamas-run Ministry of Interior was briefly detained on Sunday for allegedly insulting an influential Muslim cleric, his wife said.”

Posted on May 26, 2013 by As'ad


Hasan Nasrallah talked about Takfiri groups in Syria.  Takfiris are those who rush to declare the infidelity of their opponents, even if they are fellow Muslims who don’t share their particular exclusivist and conservative view and practice of rel…

Posted on May 26, 2013 by As'ad

Munib Al-Masir

I wish that Munib Al-Masri would just shut up.  If he wants to dance and perform for the pleasure of the Israeli occupiers, let him do that, but not on behalf of the Palestinian people.

Posted on May 26, 2013 by As'ad

Israeli calculations in Syria

“”The model that Israel had been using, the predictions we had been making, were based on far more defections from the Assad regime, and more fighting prowess and organization from the rebels,” said one Israeli military official, who spoke only on t…

Posted on May 25, 2013 by As'ad

Citing Hizbullah "sources" in Western media

In the last few weeks, Western media were full of reports about the war in Qusayr in which Western reported cited “Hizbullah fighters” or “Hizbullah sources” or “sources close to Hizbullah” or in the case of Nicholas Blanford “every singe fighter of Hi…

Posted on May 25, 2013 by As'ad

Those foreign fighters in Syria don’t get the attention of Western reporters

“A total of 12 fighters from Chechnya were killed Friday in Syria’s central Hama province, activists said. The fighters were killed when two rockets landed in the al- Hamra village in the eastern countryside of Hama, the Britain- based Syrian Observ…

Posted on May 25, 2013 by As'ad

a two-child limit for Muslim families

“Authorities in Myanmar’s western Rakhine state have imposed a two-child limit for Muslim Rohingya families, a policy that does not apply to Buddhists in the area and comes amid accusations of ethnic cleansing in the aftermath of sectarian viol…

Posted on May 25, 2013 by As'ad

rehabilitation of Saddam

There is a new phenomenon going on in oil and gas media: the rehabilitation of Saddam, and for purely sectarian purposes.  The same media, out of service to US imperial interests, demonized Saddam during the Bush’s years.  Now the tyrant is b…

Posted on May 24, 2013 by As'ad

a regime that kills its own people: the US III

“”The United States has killed four of its own citizens in drone strikes in Yemen and Pakistan, the Barack Obama administration has formally acknowledged. Eric Holder, the US attorney general, said in a letter addressed to congressional leaders…

Posted on May 23, 2013 by As'ad

Israel’s calculations

“Israel’s calculations are more complicated, given that it had a good working relationship with the Assad regime and is concerned about a failed state emerging next door. But on balance, a conflict that undermines Iran, further divides the Arab/Isla…

Posted on May 23, 2013 by As'ad

“of course we will allow Israel to use Jordanian air space for another attack on Syria”

“A senior Jordanian official has confirmed that the Hashemite Kingdom is allowing the Israelis to fly unmanned drones over its air space as part of the Israeli monitoring of the situation in Syria.The official, who is close to King Abdullah, told the J…

Posted on May 23, 2013 by As'ad

Dem nom de guerre? nom de guerre? what guerre, damn it?

“Der Autor, bekannt unter dem nom de guerre “Angry Arab” – durch das gleichnamige Blog -, wird seinem Namen gerecht, indem er seinen Zorn auf die von politischen Interessen und Beschränkungen verstellte Berichterstattung im Westen wie in arabischen …

Posted on May 23, 2013 by As'ad

clumsy reporting on Syria

Anne Barnard and other Western reporters writing on Syria clumsily write (based on what they are told by March 14 stringers and contacts in Lebanon) that Hizbullah is now announcing the death of its fighters in Syria.  The situation is more comple…

Posted on May 23, 2013 by As'ad

The Syrian-Qatari Observatory for Human Rights must have stumbed on Nicholas Blanford’s secret Hizbullah’s sources

The Observatory, which relies on a network of activists inside Syria, cited unidentified “sources close to the militant group” for its Hezbollah death toll Monday.” Is this statement not enough to discredit anything that comes out of this Center? I …

Posted on May 22, 2013 by As'ad

He changed his name from Bashshar

“Ms. Rifai said that among the refugees, she had encountered a 4-year-old boy named Bashar who said he was ashamed to have the same given name as Mr. Assad and had decided to call himself Mohammed instead.”  Yes, because he would be beaten up in…

Posted on May 22, 2013 by As'ad

dumb response to Massad’s article

Not pleased that this piece appears on Mondoweiss: “What is interesting about the article is that it – as is usual – identifies Jews as Ashkenazim only.  For all that Massad has relationships with Mizrahi Jews, his thinking remains monocausal …

Posted on May 22, 2013 by As'ad