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Monthly Archives: July, 2006

ME-West Relations Two Opinion Pieces by Dr. Abbas Bakhtiar

1. Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Middle East: With Friends Like These … ICH 29 July 2006 “The East is to-day the place of change – of changes so great … Continue reading

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The Pathology Of Israeli Power By Issa Khalaf

ICH 30 July 2006 As we witness the unfolding spectacle of ferocious, indiscriminate violence, destruction, and brutality in Gaza and Lebanon, it’s difficult to resist the conclusion that there is … Continue reading

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Days of darkness By Gideon Levy

Ha’aretz 30 July 2006     In war as in war: Israel is sinking into a strident, nationalistic atmosphere and darkness is beginning to cover everything. The brakes we still … Continue reading

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UN body criticises US on rights

BBC 28 July 2006 Help was slow in reaching many in New Orleans after Katrina The US should immediately shut all secret detention facilities used in its campaign against terror … Continue reading

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Timely Reminders

"Those who crusade, not for God in themselves, but against the devil in others, never succeed in making the world better, but leave it either as it was, or sometimes perceptibly worse than what it was, before the crusade began. By thinking primarily of evil we tend, however excellent our intentions, to create occasions for evil to manifest itself."
-- Aldous Huxley

"The only war that matters is the war against the imagination. All others are subsumed by it."
-- Diane DiPrima, "Rant", from Pieces of a Song.

"It is difficult
to get the news from poems
yet men die miserably every day
for lack
of what is found there"
-- William Carlos Williams, "Asphodel, That Greeny Flower"