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Sultans and Scarves

By on Jul 30, 2009 in Media, Politics | 0 comments

Three weeks ago, an Egyptian Muslim mother and wife, four months with child, was stabbed to death in Dresden, the civilian city bombed to the ground by the allies during World War II. She was stabbed in full view of her son and husband, and when her husband rushed to defend her, he himself was shot by the German police because they assumed him to be the attacker. Go figure. For the last three weeks, I’ve heard people say, and I’ve said it myself based on what I’ve seen – that the international media hasn’t found this story quite as interesting as that of The Death of Neda Sultan. I’ve now done the numbers: As of today, a search for Neda Sultan on Google, brings up about 1.14 Million results (I’m accounting for spelling variations by adding up the results for ‘Soltan’ and ‘Sultan’ – so this is the total of the two) for Neda. A similarly conducted search for Marwa Sherbini (with...

Obama In Cairo

By on Jun 9, 2009 in Politics | 0 comments

Well, here he was. Massive hype, of course, an event touted as a game-changer for American/Arab relations and something that a lot of people were eagerly expecting. Even before the event, certain facts were being highlighted within the region – Unlike most, if not all, US Presidents of the last few decades, Obama would not be visiting Israel and would not be driven straight from the airport to the Holocaust Museum. Obama would make his speech from Cairo, not from any of the other Middle-Eastern U.S. Buddy Nations of Arabia. This, in itself, is seen to augment Egypt’s arguably waning influence within the region. And so he comes, with a security details of around, apparently, 3,000 Americans – most of whom entered the country with no visa or who were given rushed, no-questions-asked visa’s in the airport as they landed, putting in a more embarrassing light the humiliation and...

Tele-Vision

By on May 11, 2009 in Featured, Media | 0 comments

Sit down. Tune in, and grab a beer. See what you might otherwise miss. Give us 30 seconds – and with one blank frame every thirty – we’ll put you up into a deep hypno-idiotic state during which you’ll be up to 25 times more susceptible to The Creed.

The Clinton Provides A Pass

By on Jan 27, 2009 in Politics | 0 comments

Despite the supposedly promising move of making George Mitchell the Middle East Envoy – it appears that any work he attempts will be under the glowering shadow of none other than second of the two infamous Clintons, good old Hillary. Consider if you will, the article at Reuters entitled “Clinton says Israel has the right to defend itself. ” This is not a novel or unique statement, and it is a factually redundant one given that any ‘nation’ (and I use the word here against my better judgment) legally has that right. In fact, the statement is old code, and what it means is this “That the USA will continue to support Israel no matter what Israel chooses to do and no matter what it becomes in the process. Israel has the USA-Backed MIGHT to do to the Palestinians whatever they goddamn please.” – so let’s not kid ourselves, that’s...

Good Night & Good Luck This Ain’t : ABC News…

By on Aug 14, 2007 in Politics | 2 comments

As usual, the local satellite channel MBC 4 continues to broadcast ABC News – featuring the effervescent Katie ‘Da Man’ Couric. Joy. Well, first of all – we’d all like to remind Katie that, generally speaking, ‘magnate’ is not best pronounced the same way you’d pronounce ‘magnet’… Moving on… Good Ole Katie, rather than actually do some research and find out some real hard data regarding whether things in Iraq are ‘getting better’ by checking indicators – such as crime rates, mortality rates, the quality of water, the availability of clean water and medicine, etc…Katie quotes polls conducted in America. She quotes the polls as indicating that the US military ‘surge’ have ‘improved conditions in Iraq’ and that despite those polls, two thirds of Americans still think the...

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