Monthly archive for February 2008

Saudi Arabian Officials Seize Symbols of Love

This is article is admittedly reckless on the part of CNN in the sense that it portrays all muslims in a negative light to the Western world. Typical. Having said that, I find the final sentence of the following snippet hilarious.

Every year, officials with the conservative Muslim kingdom’s Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and Prevention of Vice clamp down on shops a few days before February 14, instructing them to remove red roses, red wrapping paper, gift boxes and teddy bears. On the eve of the holiday, they raid stores and seize symbols of love.


Why Israel Bombed Syria

In a new article for the New Yorker magazine, the Pulitzer prize-winning journalist, Seymour Hersh, best known for his work exposing the My Lai massacre in Vietnam and the horrific mistreatment of Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib prison, says evidence indicates the bombing was a warning to Syria and its allies, including Iran.

Al Jazeera spoke to him about the bombing, why he feels the media failed on the story, and what it means for the Middle East.