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  • Explosions in Riyadh, So Let's Blame Dubya!

    05/18/2003 12:28:01 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 7 replies · 329+ views ^ | 18 May 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Explosions in Riyadh, So Let's Blame Dubya!" Posted by Doc Farmer Sunday, May 18, 2003 I lived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, for about four-and-a-half years before I moved to Doha, Qatar, last July. And other than the way they drive in Riyadh, I really liked it there. I've still got friends there. I've even got family there--my cousin and her hubby. So you can imagine my concern when I heard about the terrorist bombings of three residential compounds and a joint Saudi/American business there. I sent an e-mail to my friends and colleagues there, and thank God, they're all fine....
  • Representative Government in the Middle East

    05/03/2003 12:04:50 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 209+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 03 May 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "Representative Government in the Middle East" Posted by Doc Farmer Saturday, May 03, 2003 Let me start by saying that "democracy" is a bad concept for any form of government that involves more than 20 people or so. And even then, it should be limited to the choice of movie or restaurant. And yet, you'll hear folks hoping for "democracy" in the Middle East. No thanks. They've got enough problems here, thank you. Face it, "democracy" is a fancy Greek word for "mob rule." And yet, in most "democratic" organizations, it's not the mob who rules, but who is ruled....
  • What's Wrong With Being a "Minority"?

    04/19/2003 10:57:06 AM PDT · by DocFarmer · 32 replies · 256+ views
    ChronWatch ^ | 19 April 2003 | Doc Farmer
    "What's Wrong With Being a "Minority"?" Posted by Doc Farmer Saturday, April 19, 2003 I've lived in the Middle East now for a bit more than five years. I'm not a Muslim, I'm not a Semite or Nilotic or "Palestinian" (if there IS such a "race"). I'm an American. More accurately, I'm a fat, bald, ugly, middle-aged white guy. In America, I'd barely get a second glance. Here, people stare. Not unlike when you drive by a really bad car wreck slowly--you just can't believe it's THAT bad... Okay, I'm kidding. A bit. But after living in Saudi Arabia for...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-WarEndur.Freedom 03/25/03-Tikrit,Baghdad,Fayda,Al Faw,Najaf,Nasiriyah,Basra,Umm Qasr

    03/24/2003 4:16:36 PM PST · by Diogenesis · 101 replies · 2,138+ views
    Yahoo, AP, Reuters, DOD, IraqiTV, ..., and the usual suspects. Many brave photographers | 3/25/03 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 03/25/03 - Tikrit, Baghdad, Fayda,Al Faw,Najaf,Nasiriyah,HMAS Kinimbla,captured mines, Basra, Az Bayr, Az Zubayara, Umm Qasr BREAKING Tikrit - Mailbox for the Baath Party Baghdad - Mutisystem Organ Failure for Saddam? Tense and Post-surrender Errors in Speech Fayda, north of Mosul - new attacks on Iraq Southern Iraq - oil wells burn Southern Iraq - Iraqis freed by the USA Southern Iraq - headquarters of the 51st Iraqi Mechanized Infantry Division Al Faw -British Royal Marines bring justice to the Baath party Najaf - Weapons hot Nasiriyah - Battle at the Euphrates River...
  • Key developments concerning Iraq

    03/19/2003 2:25:07 PM PST · by B4Ranch · 20 replies · 271+ views ^ | 3/19/2003 | AP
    Key developments concerning Iraq 38 minutes ago By The Associated Press DOHA, Qatar - Latest developments in the Iraq (news - web sites) crisis: _Columns of U.S. tanks, Bradley fighting vehicles and fuel trucks fought sandstorms as they snaked through the Kuwaiti desert toward the Iraqi border. About 300,000 U.S. and British troops were within striking distance of Iraq, backed by more than 1,000 warplanes. _Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein (news - web sites) showed no sign he would submit to the 0100 GMT Thursday deadline to resign. Iraq's parliament reaffirmed support for Saddam, while armed members of his Baath Party...
  • Saddam Reportedly Opens Suicide Camp

    03/11/2003 11:14:12 AM PST · by Dallas · 44 replies · 259+ views
    DOHA, Qatar -- Saddam Hussein has opened a training camp for Arab volunteers willing to carry out suicide bombings against U.S. forces in case they invade Iraq, Arab media and Iraqi dissidents said Tuesday. The dissidents, speaking by telephone from Jordan, said scores of Arab volunteers have gone to a special camp run by the Iraqi intelligence service near the town of al-Khalis, 40 miles northeast of Baghdad. Most of the volunteers are Islamic activists who belong to pan-Arab groups that maintain close ties with Saddam's regime, the dissidents said on condition of anonymity. The Qatar-based Al-Jazeera satellite television...
  • Tommy Franks crib - Doha, Qatar

    02/18/2003 3:38:11 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 210+ views
    Yahoo! News Photos ^ | 2/18/03 | AP
    Tue Feb 18,12:28 PM ET An unidentified member of the US military's Central Command (CENTCOM) personnel sit behind rows of networking computers in the Joint Operations Center (JOC) as they process information relating to regional operations, Tuesday, Feb. 18, 2003, at Camp As-Sayliyah on the outskirts of Doha, Qatar. Camp As-Sayliyah supports the largest CENTCOM pre-positioning facilities outside of the US with senior U.S. military planners in place for the looming war with Iraq. U.S. Navy (news - web sites) Seabees as well as Army engineers have recently expanded the base which now supports over 1,000 personnel. (AP Photo/Wally...
  • GOTTA SEE THIS-War Endur.Freedom 9/17/02-Letter, Baghdad, Bagram, Beit Lahia,Pyramid,Doha

    09/17/2002 9:54:24 AM PDT · by Diogenesis · 55 replies · 677+ views
    Reuters, AP, Yahoo, Many Brave Photographyers | 9/17/02 | The Armies of Good against the Axis of Evil
    GOTTA SEE THIS - War for Enduring Freedom 9/17/02 BREAKING: Messages from Saddam and the USS Abraham Lincoln Incirlik, USS Abraham Lincoln, Hussein's letter, Baghdad, Bagram, Uddin, Jeza, brick factory, Kabul, market, potter, Mazar-e-Sharif, Mazar Hotel, Jalalabad garrison, Terrorits in Ramallah, Beit Lahia, Arafat's Al Aqsa, American flag burning, Lebanon, Wazzani river, Cairo, Egypt, Great Pyramid's door, Doha, Qatar, Al Udeid Air Base, Lukman, Usama Matar, Hizb ut-Tahrir (The Liberation Party), Kamal Derwish sought ===================== Turkey =================== In Turkey, at the Incirlik air base, heroes check missiles on F-16 fighters as other heroes patrol the No-Fly Zone in Northern Iraq...
  • Trade War Against US Escalates

    05/30/2002 7:22:19 AM PDT · by madeinchina · 7 replies · 291+ views
    Trade Alert ^ | 5/29/02 | William Hawkins
    Last week China became the latest country to impose safeguard tariffs on steel imports, claiming this was necessary to prevent a surge of imports diverted from the American market. Beijing also demanded a World Trade Organization dispute panel be formed to rule on the legality of the safeguard tariffs imposed by the United States in March. Beijing has thus chosen to engage the United States in its first formal dispute since joining the WTO last December. Gordon Moffat, director of the Brussels-based European Confederation of Iron and Steel Industries, declined to blame Beijing for its decision to impose tariffs. He...