Monthly Archives: February 2011

Zenga Zenga!

YouTube – Muammar Gaddafi – Zenga Zenga Song – Noy Alooshe Remix + Download Qaddafi YouTube Spoof by Israeli Gets Arab Fans – JERUSALEM — A YouTube clip mocking Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi’s megalomania is fast becoming a popular token

Posted in Miscellany

Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy?

Roger Ailes to be Indicted | The Big Picture   Here’s what I learned recently: Someone I spoke with claimed that Ailes was scheduled to speak at their event in March, but canceled. It appears that Roger’s people, ostensibly using

Posted in Miscellany

Let ’em have it (their own Taliban state, that is)

The Islamic Republic of Talibanistan – By Saleem H. Ali | Foreign Policy   There’s no denying that the Islamists’ brutish and austere vision of justice is foreign to the sensibilities of modern minds in the region and the Western

Posted in Miscellany

O declares “National State of Emergency” over Libya

Obama declares national state of emergency over Libya | The Cable “By any measure, Muammar el-Qaddafi’s government has violated international norms and common decency and must be held accountable,” the statement read. “We will stand steadfastly with the Libyan people

Posted in Miscellany

Grow up – we’re not going to intervene in Libya and shouldn’t

Eunomia » Staying Out of Libya (II)   Quite a few Westerners are beside themselves that our governments aren’t doing enough to overthrow Gaddafi, but Libyan rebels have so far been doing an exceptional job of taking over most of

Posted in Miscellany

1,000,000 Lightyears to Earth (from Washington DC)

Tomgram: Engelhardt, Washington’s Echo Chamber | TomDispatch   1. Let’s start with a recent New York Times op-ed, “The ‘Long War’ May Be Getting Shorter.”  Published last Tuesday as Libya was passing through “the gates of hell,” it was an

Posted in Miscellany

Gaddafi plays the imperialism card (Libya Live Blog continued at new location)

Live Blog – Libya Feb 22 | Al Jazeera Blogs   7.34pm: In case you missed it – the backdrop to Gaddafi’s speech – a piece of artwork showing a clenched fist crushing a US fighter jet, in front of

Posted in Miscellany

Should Rumsfeld apologize?

Tom Ricks reflects on the American reaction to 9/11 – “Rumsfeld, America, and apologies” – and how his own sense of the world has changed:  “I never expected to live in a country whose government officially embraced torture.”  He points

Posted in War Tagged with: , , , ,

Salafists against violence

Going to Extremes – by Tina Rosenberg | Foreign Policy   Operating on a shoestring budget, STREET offers mentoring for thousands of drop-ins and recently released Muslim convicts, helping with schooling, job training, and anti-violence counseling. If a STREET drop-in

Posted in Miscellany

Know what? Things are going pretty well for Israel…

Everyone Seems To Think The Egyptian Uprising Damaged Israel’s Strategic Position. That’s Nonsense. | The New Republic   Asked if the peace process with Israel was now dead, [Assad] replied, “No, it is not dead because you do not have

Posted in Miscellany