Monthly Archives: July 2005

N.O. Muslims, Friedman, Khalidi, Zogby, Neo-Orientalists, Oil, Gaza

1) Here’s an outspoken piece about New Orleans Muslims, New Orleans race, and racism. It’s on a blog that I’m finding is really worth checking out for intra-Muslim discourse: Thursday, July 21, 2005Racial Tension in the American Ummaby Kelly Crosby … Continue reading

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Friedman, Reports, Zionism, Africa, Haw, Cole, Taseer, Tancredo, NO Radio

Back from the beach, and will try to get this going some more again. 1) Friedman laid this egg of an op-ed last week. If there were to be a list of “excuse makers,” he’d be one of the top … Continue reading

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Czyz Essay, Cole, Chatham, Escobar, AIPAC, Allam, Tancredo, Bubba, Cole, Ratzinger, ACLU, Marx, Roberts, Gitmo

This is probably the last posting for a week or so — off to the beach: 1) This is an essay on Karl Rove’s creation of enemies, by one of this list’s readers. US VS. THEMby Vincent Czyz At a … Continue reading

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Johnson, Kos, Terrorism, Niger, Ledeen, Labour MPs, Chatham House, Greenstock

1) Just another article explaining what Bush & Co hath wrought in Iraq, this time in cultural patrimony terms: http://hnn.us/articles/13002.html Why History Will Judge Us Harshly for Our Violation’sof Iraq’s PatrimonyBy Chalmers Johnson Mr. Johnson, the author of Blowback and … Continue reading

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London, Dershowitz, Wall, Pipes, Hitchens

1) Another useful op-ed on London. The main point is that “your security is only assured if ours is. If our women and children are killed, then your women and children are killed…”: http://www.guardian.co.uk/alqaida/story/0,12469,1529875,00.html Not hate, vengeanceMundher al-AdhamiSaturday July 16, … Continue reading

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Frist Letter, Badmash, Middle East Studies, Watch List, PR, Democracy, Erdogan, …

1) While rattling around my computer today, I found this letter that I had written to Senator Bill Frist in January 2003. At the time he sent a soothing reply which I recall spewing flowery prose about “standing tall,” “remaining … Continue reading

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Galloway, Milne, Suicide, London

Happy Bastille Day! Anyone for storming a prison and impaling the head of a prison warden on a pike? Uh, maybe next year… Today all postings are related to London in one form or another, mostly analyses placing the blame … Continue reading

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Flypaper, Al-Ihsan, Snipers, Gitmo, Iraq

1) Well, at least I wasn’t the only one thinking this. Here’s Kos’s take on Thursday:http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2005/7/7/13114/59047Flypaper by kos Thu Jul 7th, 2005 at 10:42:26 PDTBush’s latest rationale for maintaining the course inIraq adventure has been the “flypaper strategy” –it’s better … Continue reading

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Bodi, Bosnia’s 7/9, Anthropologists, Civilizations, Iraq Memory Foundation, Museums, Dodge, Iraq

1) Faisal Bodi Op-Ed: http://www.guardian.co.uk/attackonlondon/story/0,16132,1524808,00.html Blair put us in the firing line The war on Iraq made the attack on London inevitable Faisal BodiSaturday July 9, 2005The Guardian Amid all the punditry about whether there was anal-Qaida connection to Thursday’s … Continue reading

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London, Sheep

1) Concerning the implications of the London bombings, here is a fine analysis of political reactions on the right wing following the London bombings, especially concerning the “war on terrorism.” Go to their link for further links and the full … Continue reading

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