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Tuesday, July 10, 2012
International election monitors in Libya
I read this sentence in the lead article in As-Safir today: "While international observers praised the elections for the constituent assembly describing it as successful despite the burning of some [polling] centers and the firing in others." Kid you not.
"فيما أشاد مراقبون دوليون بانتخابات «المجلس التأسيسي» واصفين إياها بالناجحة برغم إحراق بعض المراكز وإطلاق النار في أخرى. "
Comic by Terry Furry, reproduced from "Heard the One About the Funny Leftist?" by Cris Thompson, East Bay Express
As'ad AbuKhalil, born March 16, 1960. From Tyre, Lebanon, grew up in Beirut. Received his BA and MA from American University of Beirut in pol sc. Came to US in 1983 and received his PhD in comparative government from Georgetown University. Taught at Tufts University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Colorado College, and Randolph-Macon Woman's College. Served as a Scholar-in-Residence at Middle East Institute in Washington DC. He served as free-lance Middle East consultant for NBC News and ABC News, an experience that only served to increase his disdain for maintream US media. He is now professor of political science at California State University, Stanislaus and visiting professor at UC, Berkeley. His favorite food is fried eggplants.
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