News and Analysis (5/16/11)

At least twelve demonstrators have been killed and “scores wounded” by Israeli troops gunning down “Palestinian refugees who gathered on” its borders “to demand a return to the homes they were forced to leave” …

… and Israel tries to deflect attention from its deadly force by accusing Iran and Syria of stirring Palestinian resentment against their oppressors:

Siding with the military government, Pope Shenouda III declares, “I understand that the youth are angry, but we need wisdom now, not anger;”but his followers demur, telling the Egyptian Church patriarch, “No father would be unjust to his children and be a tool to pressure them so they can forgo their rights”:

UAE pays the despised mercenary leader $529 million for “an 800-member battalion of foreign troops … to conduct special operations missions …, defend oil pipelines and skyscrapers from terrorist attacks and put down internal revolts”:

Revenge for the bin Ladin assassination, sectarian violence, or the consequence of the involvementof low-level officals “in minor criminal activities with local mafias?” No one is sure:

“Far from enabling a negotiated fair end of the conflict, the pursuit of the Oslo process has deepened Israeli segregationist policies and justified the tightening of the security control imposed on the Palestinian population as well as its geographical fragmentation”:

“Further trial hearings will distract Anwar as he prepares his three-party opposition alliance for general elections that are widely expected within a year”:

As a Gaddafi spokesman accuses NATO of killing “clerics who met in the port town of Brega, which has been fought over throughout the three-month conflict, to pray for peace” …

… an ICC prosecutor has requested warrants charging “Gadhafi, his son Seif al-Islam Gadhafi and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanoussi” “attacked civilians in their homes, shot at demonstrators with live ammunition, shelled funeral processions and deployed snipers to kill people leaving mosques”:






Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Follow by Email