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The Iconoclast

Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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DEBKA: Pro-Western Siniora government and Iran-Syria-backed Hizballah forces exchanged fire in the streets of Beirut Wednesday, May 7. DEBKAfile’s sources report both have ordered a general call-up of their adherents. Hizballah fighters clad in national army and police uniforms are infiltrating ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 4:14 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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The Times today chose to devote its longest piece, part of its Observance of Israel's Birthday series,  to Arabs who claim they don't feel they fully belong in Israel, that they are not made fully welcome. Given that the Arabs in Israel represent a permanent threat, given that in the Negev and ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 2:33 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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I don't like the phrase "senior moments." All the best and keenest people I know -- people who know everything, people who understand everything -- are over 80. No one can hold a candle to them or, at least, to two of them (and Jacques Barzun makes three). They never have "senior ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 12:33 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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What was Nabokov's view on Bellow?-- from a reader I recall some dismissive brief remark about "Herzog" in one of Nabokov's letters, and I recall an interview (with Israel Shenker) where that dislike is again mentioned. I don't think he paid much attention to Bellow, though I am sure ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 12:13 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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Is this song a joke? It sounds as if he's gargling with TCP. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 12:03 PM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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Such theatrics are sure to receive inordinate media coverage on a day when Israel should be taking her bow. Jerusalem Post:...Entitled "The Initiative of Return and Coexistence," the plan urges all Israelis to "welcome the Palestinians who will be returning to live together with ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 11:49 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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"If McCain becomes President, which looks increasingly likely..."--Rebecca Bynum's comments below No, it doesn't. Not if he doesn't make a clean break with Bush, not if he thinks that there is little he can do to get America unstuck from Tarbaby Iraq (with the likes of kagans and kristols ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 11:26 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qM7iXOdjDi4&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 11:19 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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The Dark Night of the Soul. Man's Inhumanity To Man. Stuff like that. ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 10:52 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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"Lara Delage-Toriel"? This slightly-off lac-lemanish Laura, like so many others determined to babble on in public about this matter, eager to find their names in print (while those who know better remain carefully silent)  makes one think there has been a misprint. For ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 9:30 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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Israel 1969Temí que en Israel acecharíacon dulzura insidiosala nostalgia que las diásporas secularesacumularon como un triste tesoroen las ciudades del infiel, en las juderías,en los ocasos de la estepa, en los sueños,la nostalgia de aquellos que te anhelaron,Jerusalén, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 9:08 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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Vladimir Nabokov may or may not be God, but he is supernatural, at least according to his son Dmitri. Stefanie Marsh writes in The Times on the Laura kerfuffle: Dmitri Nabokov has finally made a decision. For years the son of Vladimir has been tormenting critics, academics and the reading public ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 8:53 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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The Hezbollah supporter the McCain campaign dropped from its fundraising committee in Michigan, Ali Jawad, is demanding an apology even though he doesn't actually dispute anything Debbie Schlussel wrote about him as we reported last week. AP: DEARBORN, Michigan - Arab- and Muslim-American leaders ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 7:04 AM by Rebecca Bynum
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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On the subject of things porcine, Black Pig Morris a border side from Nottinghamshire, in Rochester on Saturday. Photograph by a member of my family ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 6:50 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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I'm in Pajamas again, developing my theme of pig tales, pigtails and Islam. PJM's editors have added an -ism to my naked Islam and Americanised my spelling and punctuation, but the piece seems to be otherwise intact. Click on the piggy for more: Update: and there's an Oxford comma ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 6:01 AM by Mary Jackson
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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In keeping with my new status as a retired old wrinkly I went to the garden centre yesterday. I inspected the geraniums, decided not to buy any new ones yet and had afternoon tea on the roof terrace overlooking the bedding plants. Got in the car to go home and first and turned the ignition key ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 5:56 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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From The Birmingham Mail – Hat Tip to Steve of Pub Philosopher A COUNCILLOR today called for more control over advertising posters in "culturally sensitive" areas of Birmingham. Coun Talib Hussain made his plea after a billboard on the corner of Sydenham Road and Golden Hillock Road, ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 3:24 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Wednesday, 07 May 2008
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From The Australian IT is being left to Burma's monks to help residents clear roads of fallen trees and other debris caused by killer tropical cyclone Nargis. The gathering of cinnamon-robed monks was one of the largest groups seen in Burma's main city since September when they led mass anti-government ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/07/2008 1:57 AM by Esmerelda Weatherwax
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Tuesday, 06 May 2008
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Brian of London writes about this week's Shire Network News: This week week we conclude our chat with Prof Barry Rubin, Director, Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center and Editor, Middle East Review of International Affairs (MERIA) Journal . As we approach the 60th anniversary ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2008 4:37 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 06 May 2008
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(Jack Teagarden) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTFTt0fqPos&feature=related ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2008 3:36 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 06 May 2008
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From Wikipedia (understating the case): the military achievements of the Goumiers in Italy were accompanied by widespread reports of war crimes: "...exceptional numbers of Moroccans were executed—many without trial—for allegedly murdering, raping, and pillaging their way across the ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2008 3:14 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 06 May 2008
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The French did have some -- a very few --  Moroccan and Senegalese troops. They were not bravely defending Western liberty; they were in the French army because it paid them. Their military significance was nil.  Their post-war behavior -- especially of the Moroccan "goumiers" ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2008 3:05 PM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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Tuesday, 06 May 2008
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Paddle your own ... er ... cat. (H/t David Thompson):  ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2008 12:53 PM by Mary Jackson
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Tuesday, 06 May 2008
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THE HAGUE, 06/05/08 - The Party for Freedom (PVV) will ask for an unscheduled debate to be held about a proposal put forward by Welfare State Secretary Jet Bussemaker for paying more attention to the role of Muslims in the liberation of the Netherlands during World War II. "The role played by ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2008 12:11 PM by Rebecca Bynum
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Tuesday, 06 May 2008
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An excellent article by Sam Harris, but one caveat must be recorded. Reza Aslan is wrongly described as "a polished, Iranian-born scholar of Islam."  His parents brought him to America when he was small, and he grew up among Iranian exiles who may have called themselves "Muslims" ...Read More...
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Posted on 05/06/2008 11:27 AM by Hugh Fitzgerald
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