Protest 27 February 2011Posted by marisacat in 2012 Re Election, AFRICOM, DC Politics, Egypt, Inconvenient Voice of the Voter, Pan Arab Revolt - 2011, Total fucking lunatics.
Zagreb, Croatia: Policemen clash with protesters during an anti-government protest [Hrvoje Polan/AFP/Getty Images]
Just for contrast, who is gamboling around Tahrir Square Cairo?
McCain and Lieberman.
Really!, they are.
The Tweedledee and Tweedledum of cartoon politics. If only cartoons did not kill.
Some Angry Arab….
What are the origins of the name of Qadhdhafi or Qadhdhaf Ad-Dam (his special envoy, Ahmad Qadhdhaf Ad-Dam who resigned from his post two days ago and defected). Apparently, the legend of the family is that they were pious Sufis who kept invoking God and qur’anic citations until blood came out of their mouths, hence the name: Qadhdhafi (spitter or emitter) or Qadhdhaf Ad-Dam (spitter of blood).
Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 10:15 AM
A source who does not want to be identified sent me this:
“Oman is on fire and al-Jazeera is quiet, and so is al-Arabiyya who only reported on points lost in Oman stock market. And of course Omani channels are not saying a word. Reuters reported this yesterday: but the number of protesters was higher, around 3000; the police used tear gas and the protesters reacted by attacking the police injuring a high ranking one and sending him to hospital. The road to al-`Ayn in the Emirates was temporarily closed.
And this is what is not being reported:
Yesterday there was a demonstration in Sour and a police center was burned. Today: more protests in Sohar and the police used live ammunition killing a 15 year old boy. Banks are closed in Sohar now. The Wali of Sohar came out with other tribal leaders to calm people down but they were attacked and ran away. A police station was put on fire. It seems tanks are deployed there now. There are protests in Salala too. I don’t know if you know this, but Omani police and mukhabarat get much of their training in Jordan.
How did I get this info?… is sending me updates. info is reliable (my … People are spreading the news there be telephoning each other). If you report this, please don’t mention my name and try not to provide all the details:”
Posted by As’ad AbuKhalil at 10:11 AM