Month: March 2011

Son of a biscuit, Saad dropped the F-bomb! I told you on Monday about Saad Hariri’s comment in a 2006 diplomatic cable leaked by Al-Akhbar newspaper that had the outgoing Prime Minister telling US Ambassador Jeffrey Feltman, “I will f**k Hezbollah.” To that I say: So f*cking what, fools? The impact of profanity was diluted […]

Just a few minutes after Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s speech on Wednesday, CNN ran a report that his car was attacked by a woman. I’m not entirely convinced. Sure, she could be an angry protester, but she could also be a foaming-from-the-mouth crazed supporter of bad boy Bashar. It’s the curse of being a 24/7, […]

So in a bizarre twist on an already mysterious story, an obscure group no one has ever heard of is claiming it kidnapped seven Estonians in Lebanon last Wednesday. Haraket al-Nahda wa al-Islah (the Movement for Renewal and Reform) apparently sent an email to the Lebanon Files website along with copies of the ID cards […]

BDS Flash Mob in Grand Central Station, NYC by atphalix The BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign against Israel staged a flash mob in New York’s Grand Central Station on Saturday to commemorate Palestinian Land Day and the Global BDS Day of Action. For the performance they took Journey’s “Don’t Stop Believing” and traded the […]

In the words of viral video Internet star Antoine Dodson, “y’all need to hide yo’ kids, hide yo wife,” because no one is safe in South Lebanon. The Israeli military released a map on Wednesday detailing what it claims are nearly 1,000 underground bunkers, weapons storage facilities and monitoring sites operated by Hezbollah. Analysts say […]

Bonus points to embattled dictator-of-the-moment Bashar al-Assad for rhetorical clarity (versus Gaddafi’s garble), visual techniques and production value during his speech on Wednesday to the Syrian people. Cameras panned with near-staged perfection to the MPs in parliament seated around him as they offered poetic lip service and emotionally-charged outbursts of support for Assad at fittingly […]

I told you about a horrific story on Monday: a Libyan woman who burst into a hotel in Tripoli over the weekend, begging to speak with the media about enduring a brutal gang rape by 15 of Muammar Gaddafi’s militiamen. New footage produced by Sky news shows journalists being wrestled to the ground and kicked. […]