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February 01, 2005

Young Tony Blair!


Tony Blair as a young boy. 10 Downing Street website.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:36 AM | Politics 2004 |

December 26, 2004

The neo-conservative factor


After the Naked Gun, a film about an incompetent gun-toting lunatic who creates total chaos and destruction wherever he goes.

Read this article by another hyphenated Adib about the neo-conservative-Likudnik!

Posted by mehrdad at 12:47 PM | Films | Politics 2004 |

November 18, 2004



Mordechai Vanunu served 18 years in a prison for blowing the whistle on the Israel's WMD programme. Last week he was arrested again. Here is his last interview before his arrest.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:27 AM | Politics 2004 |

November 17, 2004

Godzilla Rice


Bush rewards Condoleeza Rice for loyalty to his cause.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:21 AM | Look-alikes | Politics 2004 |

November 15, 2004

Saint George


Is this a holy war?

"I believe so strongly in the power of freedom. You know why I do? Because I've seen freedom work right here in our own country. I also have this belief, strong belief, that freedom is not this country's gift to the world; freedom is the Almighty's gift to every man and woman in this world. And as the greatest power on the face of the Earth, we have an obligation to help the spread of freedom."

Posted by mehrdad at 10:29 PM | Look-alikes | Politics 2004 |

November 11, 2004



Yasser Arafat & Ringo Starr

Reactions to Arafat's death.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:21 PM | Look-alikes | Politics 2004 |

November 03, 2004

US presidential results

Kerry concedes US election defeat, giving Bush a second term in office.

Posted by mehrdad at 02:46 PM | Politics 2004 |

October 21, 2004

Ca$h & Kerry: Store Manager of The Month


Who is going to be the Store Manager of The Month in November?

Posted by mehrdad at 06:49 PM | Politics 2004 |

October 12, 2004

The only hope for Iraq

Salam Pax whose weblog gave the world an insight into the lives of Iraqis, says fair elections are the only way to end the violence in Iraq.

He has also made several short films for BBC. You can watch the films here.

Posted by mehrdad at 08:49 PM | Politics 2004 |

September 25, 2004

Profitable business

According to The Guardian, George Bush's grandfather was a director and shareholder of companies that profited from their involvement with the financial backers of Nazi Germany. Obviously war can be a profitable business for some people. Their trick is to make somebody else pay for it and to ignore the casualties.

Posted by mehrdad at 06:08 PM | Politics 2004 |

September 18, 2004

Putin & Arnolfini


Vladimir Putin and the portrait of Arnolfini by Jan van Eyck (National Gallery, 1434)

Chechen warlord mocked Vladimir Putin's threats while Yeltsin and Gorbachev criticised him for endangering their hard-won democratic reforms.

Posted by mehrdad at 07:12 PM | Look-alikes | Politics 2004 |

September 16, 2004

Kofi is a Free Man


Kofi Annan and Morgan Freeman.

The United Nations Secretary-General Kofi Annan has told the BBC the US-led invasion of Iraq was an illegal act that contravened the UN charter. Better late than never!

Posted by mehrdad at 10:08 AM | Look-alikes | Politics 2004 |

August 28, 2004

Kerry's Persian ancestry

According to Reuters John Kerry is related to all the royal houses of Europe and can also claim kinship with Shahs of Persia! I have just found this picture of his Persian ancestor Kerry Jan Zand.


Posted by mehrdad at 11:04 PM | Politics 2004 |

June 23, 2004

Only in USA

Religious fundamentalist asking you to pray for George W. Bush and the members of his Iraq transition team!

Posted by mehrdad at 12:09 AM | Politics 2004 |

May 20, 2004

Fear and Disorientation

The New Yorker reported that the decision by Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was designed to create ?fear and disorientation? in Iraqi prisoners. Rumsfeld authorized the establishment of a highly secret program that was given approval of killing, capturing or possible interrogation of ?high value? targets in the Bush Administration?s war on terror. Read the article here.

Posted by mehrdad at 05:55 PM | Politics 2004 |

May 16, 2004

Middle East after Saddam

Read here the recent lecture by Fred Halliday on ?The Middle East after Saddam Hussein?.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:59 PM | Politics 2004 |

April 27, 2004

George W. Bush


I just couldn't resist making the above picture after reading this article.

Posted by mehrdad at 11:44 PM | Politics 2004 |

April 08, 2004

Libyan leader

Don?t miss the official website of Muammar Gadafi. It is packed full of funny stuff.

Posted by mehrdad at 09:38 AM | Politics 2004 |

March 31, 2004

Turning the Tide

Noam Chomsky has a weblog now.

Posted by mehrdad at 04:02 PM | Politics 2004 |

February 26, 2004

Licence to Bug


Clare Short, the former Minister, said that British agents have spied on Kofi Annan in the run up to the war on Iraq. Tony Blair later insisted he always had acted within the law.

Posted by mehrdad at 10:04 PM | Politics 2004 |

January 04, 2004

Rebranded Bush


According to the Guardian, the White House has retreated from its doctrine of regime change and pre-emptive military action and is returning to traditional diplomacy in an effort to repackage George Bush as a president for peace. Click here to read the article.

Posted by mehrdad at 01:34 PM | Politics 2004 |