This is Abdullah bin AlHussein, a father and a proud Jordanian. Pleased to be with you on Twitter
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Ahmad `Asiri, spokesperson of the Saudi military gives the finger to British protesters against war on Yemen
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 9:34 AM
Wednesday, March 29, 2017
"Ms. Epperlein conducts her inquiry armed with a giant, fuzz-covered microphone and adorned with a pair of heavy black headphones. This equipment looks a bit comical, but its presence is as much a declaration of ethical principles as an arresting visual joke. The Stasi took pictures and made recordings in secret; its surveillance was stealthy, invisible. Ms. Epperlein — who with her cropped blond hair and regal bearing resembles Robin Wright in “House of Cards” — becomes a walking emblem of honesty and transparency, an embodiment of the documentary ideal." Mocking Karl Marx in the US. How brave.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 7:10 AM
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Having played Paintball with Hizbullah before, this writer is now playing ping pong. In return, the party divulge its secrets to him having been very pleased with his previous article on paint balling. "“Yes, a warning came from the CIA,” said a Hezbollah internal security commander who spoke on the condition that he not be identified because he was not authorized to talk to reporters. “They passed us this information through the mukhabarat (military intelligence), but we had our own information about the bombs.” One Lebanese official who was at the meeting said the CIA warning included evidence that was “very convincing and scary” because it was so specific. The evidence included phone intercepts and very detailed information on a number of cells operating along Lebanon’s border with Syria, as well as inside Beirut itself."
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 1:47 PM
He reached a mountain top in Argentina and wrote "Don't be sad, our Jerusalem. You are the hope". It is signed by Saudis-against-normalization (with Israel). This while AIPAC is celebrating the new trends in Saudi foreign policy.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 10:23 AM
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 8:00 AM
Monday, March 27, 2017
|Harvard’s Belfer Center Establishes Project on Saudi and GCC Security|
March 27, 2017
Cambridge, MA – The Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School has announced the establishment of The Project on Saudi and Gulf Cooperation Council Security. The project is made possible through a gift from HRH Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 10:55 AM
There are people who get a 10-year jail sentence for tweets in Gulf countries--all of which supported by those Western media that are feigning outrage
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 10:01 AM
"The most recent atrocity was the killing of as many as 200 Iraqi civilians from U.S. airstrikes this week in Mosul. That was preceded a few days earlier by the killing of dozens of Syrian civilians in Raqqa province when the U.S. targeted a school where people had taken refuge, which itself was preceded a week earlier by the U.S. destruction of a mosque near Aleppo that also killed dozens. And one of Trump’s first military actions was what can only be described as a massacre carried out by Navy SEALs, in which 30 Yemenis were killed; among the children killed was an 8-year-old American girl (whose 16-year-old American brother was killed by a drone under Obama)."
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 7:42 AM
"Australian firms have secured contracts to supply military equipment to Saudi Arabia, an autocracy accused of ongoing war crimes in a conflict that has killed more than 10,000 civilians." (thanks Amir)
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 7:39 AM
Notice that when protests occur and are repressed in Russia, they are treated in Western media as a sign of repression and brutality. But when protests occur and are repressed in Western countries, they are treated as a sign of lively democracy. You may ask: am I making an analogy between the lousy Russian regime and Western democracies? You bet I am.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 7:36 AM
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 7:33 AM
Sunday, March 26, 2017
In Arabic (but not in English) Marwan Al-Muasher praises Roma Khalaf and supports her characterization of Israel as racism. He would never writes that in English, and he even criticizes the Jordanian regime for ignoring Rima Khalaf.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 11:28 AM
This is the space devoted to the Israeli man who was behind bomb threats against synagogs and Jewish centers
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 10:05 AM
Then you read this sentence: "While North Korea lags developed countries in hacking capabilities". So they are bad but not as bad as developed countries are?
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 10:02 AM
New York Times pays tribute to a right-wing anti-communist who taught Western correspondents Russian
"“On another day,” Mr. Taubman said, “Boris reached into his briefcase and pulled out a real pistol, pointed it at me and started shouting in Russian, ‘Communicate, or die!’”" I hope this teaching technique is no more pursued. Just imagine the international uproar if an Arab who teaches Arabic were to resort to this terrible method.
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 9:42 AM
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 9:39 AM
"Almost 1,000 civilian non-combatant deaths have already been alleged from coalition actions across Iraq and Syria in March"
"A non-profit organization that tracks civilian casualties caused by airstrikes in the Middle East said it has shifted nearly all of its resources to track a surge of claims regarding U.S.-led strikes in Syria and Iraq. The group, called Airwars.org, had been tracking deaths caused by both Russian and U.S. airstrikes but said in a statement Friday that it was scaling back its work on “alleged Russian actions in Syria — so as best to focus our limited resources on continuing to properly monitor and assess reported casualties from the U.S. and its allies. Airwars director Chris Woods said the organization will “continue to track Russian civilian casualty allegations on a daily basis,” but will suspend its detailed case-by-case assessments for the near future. “Almost 1,000 civilian non-combatant deaths have already been alleged from coalition actions across Iraq and Syria in March — a record claim,” Airwars said in a statement. “These reported casualty levels are comparable with some of the worst periods of Russian activity in Syria.”"
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 9:29 AM
Some analysts, most prominently Charles Lister of the Middle East Institute, believe that a reconstituted al-Qaeda is now stronger than it has ever been. “With a majority of armed opposition groups holding back on the battlefield due to ongoing attempts to reach a political settlement, HTS’s [Hayat Tahrir al-Sham] insistence on remaining militarily active and in striking back hard at the heart of the regime is buying it invaluable popular credibility…" (thanks Basim)
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 9:21 AM
|Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth)|
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 8:53 AM
US War crimes and HRW: Look at this guy. He refers to Russian killing of Syrian civilians "slaughter" while he calls US killing of civilians "easing of rules"
|Kenneth Roth (@KenRoth)|
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 8:51 AM
"On March 6, the zoning board in Bayonne, New Jersey, turned down a request to convert an old warehouse into a mosque. Such denials are happening with increasing frequency in the United States. In the 10 years between 2000 and 2010, the Justice Department intervened seven times against local communities that prevented Muslims from building mosques or other religious institutions. In the six years between 2010 and 2016, that number jumped to 17...Trump’s mere presence in the White House is emboldening Americans who see Muslims not as fellow citizens, but as agents of a foreign threat. According to the ACLU, reports of “anti-Mosque activity”—defined as either public opposition to mosque construction or actual violent attacks—which averaged six incidents per year between 2012 and 2014, rose to 31 incidents in 2015 and 83 in 2016. Opposition to granting Muslims land for cemeteries is growing too."
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 8:29 AM
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 8:25 AM
An outcry in Iraq over this picture of Iraqi prime minister (and other Iraqi officials) behind Donald Trump
Posted by As'ad AbuKhalil at 7:55 AM