Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher of Huntington Beach, who was the keynote speaker when Blackwater opened its compound in North Carolina in the late 1990s, defended Blackwater’s crimes in Iraq today. Erik Prince, the president of Blackwater, was an intern in Rohrabacher’s Capitol Hill office in 1990 and they […]
By Rashad Al-Dabbagh The Independent Monitor On Sunday, September 23rd, Rana Jarbou and some 1,100 other women submitted a petition to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia, demanding that women be given the right to drive, citing the lack of any religious reasoning against it. The petition was submitted […]
An excellent article appeared in The Nation last week titled The New Counterinsurgency, “The goal of COIN is to replace Arab nationalism with a subdued, fragmented culture of subservient informants split along tribal and sectarian lines, like the mercenary Ute manhunters against the Navajo.”
I was at Borders earlier today, or yesterday since it’s past midnight, looking for Mearsheimer and Walt’s new book, The Israel Lobby. The book exposes the efforts of this loose coalition of pro-Israel groups, individuals, and institutions known as “The Israel Lobby” in shaping our nation’s foreign policy […]
Interesting story appeared today in the LA Times about an African-American Muslim’s trip to Cairo, Egypt. Click to view article Here’s my favorite part: He was surprised by Cairo’s nightlife, which stretched until the dawn call-to-prayers. He chuckled at scenes of women in colorful Islamic head scarves cuddling […]
“If it is the case that the district saves money by my leaving, I will do that,” said ousted Anaheim school board member Harald Matin. Good spin. Obviously he would have lost the special election.
ADL national director Abe Foxman For The Independent Monitor Dubbed by its critics as the “apartheid defense league” for its staunch support of Israel’s bigoted policies in Occupied Palestine, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) bowed to heavy criticism from Armenian-Americans and some Jewish groups. ADL Chairman Abe Foxman “revisited” […]