Monday, March 31, 2008
Hariri Big Brother. The Hariri militia came to a woman's house in Hamra and forced to fill in the form. She refused. They came the next day with an order from the security forces that they control. (Notice the question about whether her house overlooks the house of "the ra'is"--a reference to the dead Hariri guy). (thanks Z.)
Sunday, March 30, 2008
PS Laleh found why the blogger was chosen to review a book on Lebanon in NYT, in addition to the qualification that stemmed from his visits to Lebanon, he said this about the Israeli war on Lebanon: "I sympathize one hundred percent with what Israel is trying to do here."
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Even the liberal pretender, the Wahhabi Saudi advocate who edits the mouthpiece, complained about that. In Saudi Arabia, it is a required refrain, you must understand. It is uttered even before beheading a victim, or stoning lovers.
(Al-Akbar was the only paper to do so in Lebanon. Yet, Hariri propagandists and hoodlums continue to wrongly associate the newspaper with Iran. I defy you to look at all the issues of last year to try to find one article in Al-Akhbar that praises Iran. I have criticized Khumanyni's Islamic Revolution, the Iranian president, Iranian policies, and the spiritual guide of Iran in Al-Akhbar. And I also defy you to look at the Hariri rag issues from the same year and try to find ONE issue in the same period that does NOT contain praise for Saudi Arabia. Start the exercise NOW).
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
Sunday, March 23, 2008
"Meanwhile, a U.S. helicopter fired on two checkpoints manned by U.S.-allied Sunni fighters near Samarra, 60 miles north of Baghdad, killing six and injuring two, Iraqi police said. It was the latest in a string of controversial "friendly fire" incidents in which U.S. forces have called in strikes on their new allies. Thousands of Sunnis have abandoned the insurgency and joined pro-U.S. defense groups, known as "awakening councils," a move credited with helping reduce violence in recent months. An Iraqi army commander and one of the paramilitary group's leaders both said the men were staffing a checkpoint when they came under fire."