Thursday, October 22, 2009


It's about time!

The US congress has just passed a law that would make it a crime to assault any person because of his or her sexual orientation! You'd think that assaulting people in general should be frowned upon, but apparently not with the gays, up until now that is!

Kudos for congress.

Still lots of work to be done for a country such as the USA, but this is definitely a good start.


Solde w Akbar!

Do you guys remember that show back in the day on MTV (Lebanese one) where Mireille Mazraani (at least I think that's what her name was) would be screaming solde w akbar all the time?

Well it seems that the Lebanese judiciary has gotten on board that ship.

Check out this news clip from LBC reporting on the judiciary seeking the death penalty for a bunch of arrested terrorists.

These are the guys that had been arrested for involvement in the Tripoli van bombing that killed a dozen or so Lebanese Army personnel.

This is what they have been accused of/what they have admitted to:

  • Tripoli bombing
  • Francois El Hajj assassination
  • Wissam Eid assassination
  • UNIFIL bombing in the south
  • Involvement in the assassination of Pierre Gemayel, or at least owning the weapon used
  • Possible involvement in the Damascus bombing
  • Planning the assassination of Ashraf Rifi
Does it seem a bit odd that these guys are pretty much responsible for almost every single little bombing/assassination that happened in the past couple years in Lebanon AND Syria?

Is the government putting the blame on a group/bunch of people to avoid blaming somebody else because of whatever political and security reasons?

Basically, is there a cover-up going on that someone should make a bigger fuss about?

And does it not seem odd that not a single politician in Lebanon has said anything about this? Or even praised the judiciary and the security services for their excellent investigative techniques (read as detainee abuse), which is pretty much what they do all the time in similar incidents?

This does not smell right to me!


Saturday, October 3, 2009

Stupid of the Day Award 3

In other Libya related news, check out these idiots who planned an assassination by mail. Much deserving of our Stupid of the Day Award.


Thursday, October 1, 2009

Good Old Qaddafi #2

The only good thing about having a lunatic dictator for a ruler of a rogue country, is the inordinate amount of blogging material provided.

So, for your (and our) periodic dose of entertainment, we present to you Good Old Qaddafi at the UN. He made an extra effort to appear this year, for the first time ever, to celebrate 40 years in office!

I'm sure most of you have either heard or read about his antics at the UN this past week. My absolute favorite part is his rant about the Taliban and how that is, in his view, comparable to the Vatican, yes the Vatican, you read right. The thought goes on to venture into how Iraq should have a civil war, after all both the US and Spain had civil wars and turned out fine.

The best part about the whole presentation is the paper on which his notes are written. I mean, SERIOUSLY? Could he not have used decent paper at least, and not appeared to have torn these out of his grand child's school notebook? Here's CNN's Jeanne Moos's take on it.

In other Qaddafi related news, he was apparently looking for a place to stay at while in the US. As it turns out, New Jersey turned down his request to pitch a tent there. Here's Letterman's take on it.

In other sexually-deprived, America-hating, self-righteous, egomaniac dictator news, Hugo Chavez of Venezuela managed to have a little chat with a reporter from Fox News. Check out his response to a Holocaust/Ahmadinejad related question. I can't say I disagree with his assessment of Fox News though!

On the other hand, Ahmadinejad's speech was a disappointment. No antics or pompous rants and definitely no quotable moments for this blogger. What a shame.