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The Arab Press

I am starting to get the feeling that Arab journalists are not as bad as I may have previously thought. Over the last couple of weeks I've noticed that the most deranged and unhinged writing comes from Western writers contributing to these papers.

Now be warned that I don't get copies of any Middle-Eastern papers delivered to my door. The best I can do is read what they post on the english language sites.

So today I'm reading an article by Patrick Seale in The Daily Star. Patrick enlightens us to the ways of the world by telling us that the US is evil. Israel is evil too. Russia. Ditto evil.

G.W. is pure evil and he likes killing Muslims for sport.

Anyways, the entire article is quotable but to spare the space, I'll just give you the ending:
There have been many American interpretations of bin Laden's latest video lecture, most of them dismissive. "We are fighting you," bin Laden said, "because you attacked us and continue to attack us. ... You attacked us in Palestine. ...You attacked us in Somalia; you supported the Russian atrocities against us in Chechnya, the Indian oppression against us in Kashmir, and the Jewish aggression against us in Lebanon."

These grievances strike a chord with most Arabs and Muslims.

One phrase escaped the attention of the commentators. Addressing America, bin Laden declared: "We call on you to deal with us and interact with us on the basis of mutual interests and benefits." What is this if not an invitation to negotiate?

A wise American president would heed such calls, revise his policies and seek to make his peace with militant Islam. Not so, George W Bush!
So Patrick Seale is saying the G.W. is evil because of all the war/hunger/misery that he has caused. And yet he wants G.W. to 'make peace' with militant Islam? Why? So militant Islam can regroup and kill people in greater numbers a few years down the road? What kind of reasoning is that.

As a final note (and an added insult to the French) Patrick Seale is a 'Paris-based political analyst and commentator'. Translation: He lives in a bubble.

Perhaps all of these Western journalists are Karl Rove operatives. These journalists are placed in order to stir Arabs into a self-induced rage. This rage justifies killing the worst of them and thus makes G.W. a global cowboy loved by his simple-minded people. Come on... it makes sense.

About as much sense as Seale's article.

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