Saturday, 25 June, 2011, 10:9 ( 8:9 GMT )
Economy Alone Fails to Explain Turkey’s Success- By Ramzy Baroud
Many commentators today are basing the success of Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) in the June 12 elections largely on its ability to guide the country through a decade of remarkable growth.
ARTICLE SUMMARY: After all the other fake stories used to whip up public support for wars, you'd think we had learned something. Apparently not, judging from the media's unquestioning spreading of claims that Al Qathafi ordered Viagra-furled rapes - claims that look dubious under even a little scrutiny.
‘Permanent’ Despair: Did Egypt Really Open Rafah Crossing?- By Ramzy Baroud from Gaza
For most Palestinians, leaving Gaza through Egypt is as exasperating a process as entering it. Governed by political and cultural sensitivities, most Palestinian officials and public figures refrain from criticising the way Palestinians are treated at the Rafah border.
Nation of Islam's Akbar Muhammad Released in Guyana After Unjust Detention, False Charges - By Ashahed M. Muhammad
Abdul Akbar Muhammad, international representative of the Minister Louis Farrakhan and the Nation of Islam, is back safely in the United States after being detained by law enforcement officials in the South American country of Guyana.
One Missile, One Playground: The Will of Gaza - By Ramzy Baroud from Gaza
A ‘Hamas commander’ drove a beat-up grey van in northern Gaza and theatrically spoke on his walky-talky as I sat in the passenger seat. The van was almost barren, save for the most basic equipment propelling it to move forward over the bumpy roads of an overcrowded refugee camp.
Crushed Ice in Nuseirat: My Gaza Refugee Camp Revisited - By Ramzy Baroud from Gaza
“Do you remember Mahmoud?” asked Abu Nidal, my neighbour from nearly 20 years ago, when I lived in Gaza. “Yes, of course, I do,” I answered. I remembered him as yet another troublemaking child among the Nuseirat Refugee Camp’s numerous rabble-rousers.
Welcome to Gaza: Revolution and Change at the Rafah Border - By Ramzy Baroud
The Palestinian security officer at the Rafah border was overly polite. He wore a black uniform and walked around self-assuredly, as he instructed weary travelers on their next moves before being allowed back into Gaza. On the other side of the border, in Egypt, there was much anxiety, fear and anticipation.
Unity is Not Compromise: Towards a Real Palestinian Strategy - By Ramzy Baroud
As the ‘Palestine Papers’ demonstrated, the major obstacle to real, lasting and just peace in Palestine is the Israeli leadership’s unwillingness to accept anything less than full domination over the Palestinians.
Gaza Marathon: A Race for Freedom and Summer Camps - by Ramzy Baroud
Nader al-Masri is an inspiration. The 31-year-old Gaza athlete seems completely oblivious to challenges that would seem insurmountable to most. On May 5, he led a small pack of nine runners into the finish line of Gaza’s first marathon. Behind them, 1,300 children ran various distances.
So let me see if I got this right; the man accused of orchestrating a major attack on US soil, wasn't on the FBI's most wanted list, was supposedly in a cave for 10 years, who the rest of the world has reported dead for years, was finally caught, shot, and killed... no trial, no evidence, no proof, and his body was dumped into the ocean in the middle of the night, within 24 hours. Makes total sense and all State-sponsored.
Palestinian Unity and the New Middle East - by Ramzy Baroud
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s response to the Hamas-Fatah deal in Cairo was both swift and predictable. “The Palestinian Authority must choose either peace with Israel or peace with Hamas. There is no possibility for peace with both,” he said, in a televised speech shortly after the Palestinian political rivals reached a reconciliation agreement under Egyptian sponsorship on April 27.
US Rethinks Strategy: War as Opportunity in Libya - By Ramzy Baroud
The brutality of Libyan leader Muammar Al Qathafi, and his refusal to concede power, is costing Libya much more than innocent lives. The country is now also facing a possible loss of future independence and sovereignty.
Mixed messages: Arabs Challenge Israeli Hasbara
WHEN the Libyan people took on their leader Muammar Al Qathafi, Israeli officials seemed puzzled by the alarming and unprecedented trend of popular awakenings in the Arab world.
Has the Obama administration decided it wants the Al Qathafi regime to survive? That hypothesis is the only way to make sense of the administration's actions toward Libya.
In a remarkable essay, on Aljazeera.net, Lamis Andoni has revealed with a penetrating lucidity that which has escaped American pundits for generations. Ms. Andoni, entitled her piece, “Obama does not get it” there was far more to this analysis than pointing out Obama’s failed acuity.
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