SOS: Who will come to Syria's rescue if not America?
Published June 5th, 2012 - 10:09 GMT
An Arab American writes about the conflict of wanting to save the people in Syria and the inability of America to help; an American girl takes on Saudi and loves it! Tamr Hosny is not thrilling everyone with his new song; and Fisk's Flaws
"The image of a wounded baby is the uprising in Syria. Videos and photos from the massacre in Houla last Friday flood the media. Families executed in their homes. Women and children shot at close range. On CNN's 360, Anderson Cooper pleaded with viewers not to change the channel from yet another report on Syria. The only thing worse than people slaughtering their own, he said, is the rest of the world turning away from it.
As an American, your heart breaks. How can we stop this violence?"
Saudi Arabia: GMarie, An Expat Who is Making the Most of Her Stay in the Kingdom
A fascinsating, extended interview with an American girl making the most of Saudi Arabia.
"As a single African-American female in Riyadh, how easy has it been for you to get out and about?
One of the things that have and is a good point with being with the U.S. Army, I can dispatch a vehicle and driver and go anywhere in Riyadh.
We must always follow the two-man rule, so with the driver (who counts as the second person) or another female, if I go to the mall, it is easy for me to get around Riyadh. One of the things I notice was the stares I received around town. So I asked my friend, Ablah, what she thought it was.
She said, two things; my hair (I wear mid-back length dreadlocks) and just being uncovered. So, I cover out in town now, just to blend in and take away some of the attention."
Tamer Hosny New Song, Hate it Without Any Hesitation!
A scathing review by a Waleg of the new Tamer Hosny song:
"Patriotism and being devoted to your country is a great thing but when it's used for the sole purpose to make money and fans, it becomes ridiculous, silly and unethical especially when it comes from someone that didn't support the Egyptian revolution from the beginning and was kicked out of Tahrir Square when he tried to save face."
But who is Waleg?
"Waleg.com, founded in 2004, by Ziad Barouni and Hana Rahman, has grown from a simple blog to become the first and largest pop culture and media gossip blog in the Middle East and North Africa."
"Robert Fisk is a multiple award-winning journalist on the Middle East, based in Beirut" but according to this blogger, he's a couple cards short of a deck.
Not everyone would put a medal on Fisk's chest when it comes to summing up the state of Beirut.