Friday, March 31, 2006
This only proves my theory: that civil war looms over a country when Bush uses it for his "democracy" experiment: "A commander of a militant Palestinian group accused of firing missiles into Israel was killed yesterday in an explosion which led to gun battles that killed at least two people."
Not only for ideological reasons, but I distrust and oppose the Muslim Brotherhood, in all of its formations and expressions and organizations. These groups served as mere tools of the US/Saudi alliance throughout the Cold War, and promoted the most reactionary agenda there is, and were used to undermine the Left. Look at the Jama`ah Islamiyyah in Lebanon: they don't even have principles. They served their Syrian patrons back when their brethren in Syria were being massacred, and now they (after being bought off) serve Hariri Inc. This is another reason, among many, that I so distrust Hamas. Muslim Brotherhood: is Religion for Hire. Can you name one good contribution of the Muslim Brotherhood? They even produced the likes of Bin Laden. Futhermore, look at the regimes that have been closest to the Muslim Brotherhood in their history: Anwar Sadat's, Saudi Arabia, Jordanian Monarchy, Moroccan Monarchy, and Israel. (In the picture above, Fadi tells me that As`ad Harmush of the Jama`ah Islamiyyah is seen negotiating with mini-Hariri to shine his shoes).
Walid Jumblat was on LBC-TV. Could not believe that this man is considered “intelligent” and “intellectually sophisticated” by the standards of Lebanonese culture. He always brags that he subscribes to the Nation magazine and to NRB. Wow. Now, he also “finds” important documents on “the internet.” He now always mentions finding “documents” on the internet. He also thinks that he sounds quite profound when he mentions the internet. Only by Lebanonese standards would a war criminal, somebody who is responsible for the 2nd worst campaign of sectarian cleansing and mass expulsions (after the campaigns of the Lebanese Forces militia during the war), and who is responsible for the assassination of his critics during the war, and somebody who called all critics of the Syrian regime “traitors” over the 30 year period in which he was aligned with the Syrian regime, be considered a voice of democracy and "freedom." I watched him yesterday on Kalam An-Nas: and when he appears on that show, no call-ins are allowed, and the host asks him only Larry King-style soft ball questions that mostly pre-arranged. I also hate that in the superficial Lebanonese culture Jumblat is considered somebody who “understands” regional and international developments, and somebody who can predict future political developments (Hannah Arends used to say that politics is no more politics if we can predict). The intellectual limitations of Jumblat are such that he expresses himself always in the same words, and repeats them over and over again. But then again: my sources tell me that Hariri Inc, under the supervision of Saatchi and Saatchi, now produces talking points, that all the March 14th clowns are supposed to strictly adhere to. This explains why they all use the same words, just as Democratic and Republican operatives adhere to the RNC and DNC talking points. Jumblat yesterday made it impossible for Syrians, even those who fiercely oppose the Syrian regime, to accept him and his “movement.” He was quite unabashedly racist; at one point he stated that the Syrian problem with
Thursday, March 30, 2006
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Monday, March 27, 2006
Followers of Nadim (Bashir) Gemayyel shown in a training camp somewhere in Lebanon. Nadim can be seen in both pictures. (thanks anonymous)
Sunday, March 26, 2006
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Friday, March 24, 2006
PS On the day of her appointment, a Syrian writer, `Ali Al-`Abdullah, was arrested (with his son).