Archive for the 'Almost Funny' Category

Fire McGurk

Sunday, May 13th, 2018

Brett McGurk is the special US presidential envoy to Iraq, he is well known for his cosy relationship with Iranian sponsored Iraqi politicians such as Maliki. Please don’t get me wrong, there is nothing wrong with having a good relationship with potential adversaries who might drag you into long, costly and fruitless confrontations. Before his […]

فصل الكلام في لغة الأرقام

Sunday, February 10th, 2013

الكرة الآن بين حكومة الأقليم والحكومة المركزية التي ننتظر أن تتخذا قرارا يبعد الشبهات بتفضيل مصالحهم الضيقة ووضع المؤثرات الأقليمية والخارجية فوق مصالح شعبهم عن كلتيهما.

BBC Slant in Reporting Blackwater Case Dismissal

Friday, January 1st, 2010

The BBC report of the Blackwater case dismissal is sympathetic to the

إنما الأعمال بالنيات..لكننا بشر زائلون

Sunday, March 15th, 2009

أن أي نداء بإجراء التعداد السكاني سوف يقابل بالترحاب وقد نادى وزير التخطيط العراقي علي بابان والدكتور مهدي العلاق رئيس الجهاز المركزي للإحصاء بتصريحات تفصيلية عن خطة لتعداد السكان والإستعدادات لهافي تشرين الأول أكتوبر من العام الحالي. وهذه ليست المرة الأولى لإعلان النوايا والتحضير للتعداد لكنها تختلف عن سابقاتها بتوقيتها والدعم الحكومي الواضح، فالتوقيت جاء […]

The Incongruous Trial of Saddam

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

According to some definitions, humor consists of incongruous events and situations. Incongruous means lacking in harmony or inconsistent; in a scientific experiment, boxes which look exactly the same were placed in line, all had the same weight except one which was either much lighter or heavier than the others. The subjects were asked to lift […]

The Middle East Policy between Shakespeare and Hemingway

Saturday, September 2nd, 2006

Shakespeare wrote about human motivation, every play he wrote dealt with one motivation deeply, in detail and from different angles. Some say this is what makes his literature so great. Shakespeare emphasized the qualitative differences between motivations; each play identifies a motivation with different qualities almost incomparable with the others. His plays, and the motivations […]