Thursday, November 11, 2004

Arafat dies, Iraq burns  

The Palestinian President, Yasir Arafat, died at the age of 75 today. He is an engineer from Ghazza that spent the last 40 years of his life fighting for the Palestinians right to live and have their state. He is "The man who forged Palestinian identity". The French government held a big presidential funeral for him, and his body is being transferred to Cairo. The coward Arab leaders are going to pay their respect to him in Cairo because none of them even dare to think about going to the west bank to avoid hurting the feelings of the man of peace, sharon. The israeli government decided to prevent the PA from burying Arafat in Jerusalem, in another violation of the Geneva Convention. Who gives a damn about the Geneva rant when it is against "terrorists" anyway.

Am I going to get a speeding ticket?
and spend the rest of my life in prison like Vanunu?

Speaking of the freedom of speech, there is intentional news black out about the Iraqi situation. The US administration is neither covering the news of Iraq nor allowing any other media stations to do the work. The office of Al-Jazeera, broadcasting from the small US colony in the gulf called Qatar, was closed months ago. The other Arabic channel is Al-Arabia, and it is doing its best to be as bushy-friendly as they can; just some fragments of news that doesn’t mean anything. No one is covering what the hell is happening in Iraq.

by: Raed in the Middle

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