ضرب ديبلوماسي هندي أميرا سعوديا مثلا للغباء و زعم أن المجاملة تنفع مع مثله

An unnamed Indian diplomat told Bobby Ghosh, the editor-in-chief of the Hindustan Times: “We regard Ivanka Trump the way we do half-wit Saudi princes. It’s in our national interest to flatter them.” – Independent, August 12, 2017

وقال دبلوماسيٌ هنديٌ لم يُذكَر اسمه لبوبي غوش، رئيس تحرير صحيفة هندوستان تايمز: “نحن نُقدِّر إيفانكا ترامب مثلما نُقدِّر الأمراء السعوديين الحمقى، إذ تقع مصلحتنا الوطنية في مجاملتهم”. – هاف بوست عربي 2017-08-12

كنت دائما أستغرب لما أسمع العرب يضربون الهنود مثلا للغباء بالذات في الأعوام الثلاثين الأخيرة إذ تتراجع الدول العربية و تتخلف بينما تطورت الهند مع مشاكلها الاقتصادية و التنموية و الاجتماعية الجسيمة

فعلا آل سعود و حكمهم على دولة و تأثيرها في الدول العربية الأخرى مهزلة و عار و ذلك أحد أسباب رخص حياة العربي في العالم كله

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Among the Accomplishments of the Egyptian Military Government Is Facilitation of Suicide

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In the wake of the horrific train accident in Alexandria, Egypt, this satirical tweet points out an important lesson for people in the United States who attribute chaos to the uprisings against the dictators and monarchs the United States government supports. Here’s my translation:

Before, the person who wanted to commit suicide had to throw himself under the wheels of the train. As for now, it is quite sufficient for him simply to ride it.

On May 14, 2017, Egyptian dictator Abd al-Fattah al-Sisi claimed that the recurring losses of the train system in Egypt precluded further investment:

By ignoring public health and safety and the environment and consumer protection, the U.S.-friendly governments of southwest Asia and north Africa kill far more people than ISIS or whoever the bogeyman of the month is. The ones they kill through torture, execution and the dire conditions of their prisons are simply icing on the cake.

The idea that dictators and monarchs provide stability is wrong. Ask your legislators to end US government support for these governments. Ending aid to Egypt and refusing cooperation with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia are great places to start.

More Babies in Fallujah

Justice For the Babies of Fallujah

I encourage anyone reading this blog to follow Fallujah Birth Defects on twitter – @FDefects. I am posting some of their recent pictures below. That all of these babies were born in Fallujah in just the past few weeks just doesn’t seem right. How many more babies have to suffer?  I am sickened and saddened that I live in a country that caused this and won’t take any responsibility for it. I guess I shouldn’t be surprised. But I am sorry. All I can do is help them to show the world. We can all do that…

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Turner County, Georgia is Prepared for Terrorism, or Why Didn’t I Get in on the Counter-Terrorism Boondoggle?

 The Martin News reported (or reproduced a Robert Friedman press release) on July 19, 2017:

[Turner County] Sheriff Andy Hester has returned from Israel after an intensive two weeks of public safety and counterterrorism training with the country’s top policing executives. Hester was among a 20-member delegation of senior law enforcement officials from Georgia, North Carolina and Tennessee who participated in the Georgia International Law Enforcement Exchange’s (GILEE) 25th annual peer-to-peer training program in partnership with Israel.

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Shakespeare’s Henry V had Warmongering Pundits Just Like USA Presidents Do Today!

The Columbia County Georgia public library allows me to download audio books to my Android devices. I’ve been listening to Shakespeare’s Henry V. In Act I, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Bishop of Ely, Westmoreland, and Exeter encourage and advise the English King Henry V to claim the throne of France while maintaining control of Scotland. The full text is available online.

After reading the text, think about the pundits writing in the New York Times & Washington Post and speaking on NPR & CNN & NBC and try to remember when the last time you read or heard anybody speaking against militarismContinue reading