The Heretic’s Mother, and Other Heretical Notions!

The issue of the recent interview I gave to Ynet continues to generate enough controversy it seems that my mother was finally asked by journalist to weigh in on it. She did so in a brief interview with the website Middle East transparent.

To no one’s surprise, I hope, my Mom refused to disown me, which is always a good thing I guess. Thanks Mom. “My son is free in his political stances.” She also said. “I have never tried to impose any opinion on him.” Very true. Unfortunately though, she has to bear some of the burden associated with my own opinions.  Sorry Mom.

Muna_wassefOn a different note, I have to apologize for my lack of activity on the blog lately, and for failing to take issue with some of the recent Syria-related developments. No. I have not been exactly otherwise preoccupied, but I fear protestations at this stage will go nowhere. The momentum has simply shifted in favor of the “realists,” and their brand of realism needs to run its course.  I fear the realists are far more righteous and morally indignant than the neo-cons, indeed, their ear drums are already cluttered with their mutual self-flattery and assertions with regard to the manifest correctness of their own assuredly ingenious ideas. They will not listen now. No. They are too busy being brilliant, in their own minds of course, to listen to those who will tell them that they are not, not by a long shot. We have to wait until such time when their brilliance become less self-evident to them, and their cluelessness becomes somewhat more admissible, then we might have a chance at giving them an earful, interspersed, hopefully, with some useful advice.

One word of caution though, if the Bush Administration Democracy Campaign has gained America’s new enemies and cost it some friends, some of whom might have actually been real and useful, the realists’ Stability & Peace Campaign is bound to make matters even worse, namely: by offering America a few new back stabbing friends, losing her last few allies in the region, and re-emboldening the terrorists. After all, terrorists were not exactly the products of liberal democratic regimes, and the European-born exceptions that some usually trudge up here are primarily the products of enduring western racism vis-à-vis the migrant communities in their midst, more so than Middle Eastern politics.

Be that as it may, the basic ethos of the game is still the same: the survival of the least hopeless and dumb in a world that is becoming more and more hostile to the merest hint of sanity and sobriety.

6 thoughts on “The Heretic’s Mother, and Other Heretical Notions!

  1. Damn Ammar, what anti-aging cream is your mom taking. I know I’m not suppose to hit on older women (I’m 23) but your gonna have to get me a plane ticket to Syria if the women look like that.

  2. Well said Ammar,but what can bashar offer ? The top priority is Iraq ,but bashar has no influence in Iraq…
    In Palestine,Hamas has joined the political process as for hezballah they follow the iranian wilayet faqih…

  3. KingDrudge, or Drugs is it!
    23 on our side of the world is way mature, but it looks NOT in your home town Cowboy.

  4. Don’t worry about your Mom Ammar… She looks like a real fighter! A beautiful woman with a distinct twinkle in her steely eyes.
    As to the latest U.S. blunder into Syria; Ms. Pelosi is a dangerous fool. On a personal note I can’t tell you how annoyed it made me to see the 3rd most powerful person in the United States don a special piece of clothing, a headscarf, due to her gender. Were she a he, no special clothing would be required. I know, it sounds like a little thing to fixate on but we also saw this forced subservience take place with the one female British hostage in Iran. This, to me as a western woman, is a huge insult to my gender. The fact that Pelosi was willing to do it just makes me sick.

  5. Indeed King, my Mom is quite the beautiful lady, and she does have an iron will, as Babs noted. I like to think that I take after her in this, and after my late Dad in terms of his patience, and forbearance. But I flatter myself I guess.
    As for Pelosi, in addition to the point Babs raised, she has reportedly offended the few democracy advocates she has consented to meet briefly in Damascus prior to her meeting with the President. Her Republican counterparts were far more courteous in this regard, and had a very long meeting with a number of well-established dissidents in the country, and have reportedly raised the case in their meetings with Syrian officials.

  6. Her Republican counterparts were far more courteous in this regard, and had a very long meeting with a number of well-established dissidents in the country, and have reportedly raised the case in their meetings with Syrian officials.
    I would very much like it if you would expand on this. News reports of who visited before Pelosi were blacked out here in the States (you probaly know this due to the Brit hostages, etc.)
    I would like very much to write to them and learn more about their meetings.
    Please email me privately if you don’t want to put it on the blog.

Comments are closed.