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  • Löfven: Israel Has the Right to Defend Itself

    07/15/2014 5:07:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    The Local ^ | 13 Jul 2014
    Social Democrat leader Stefan Löfven has been flooded with thousands of negative comments after he posted on Facebook that "Israel has the right to defend itself" in a post about the ongoing Gaza crisis. The election favourite posted the comment on Saturday night and within minutes he was on the receiving end of angry replies from users of the social network. "Israel must respect international law but obviously has the right to defend itself. It is a huge tragedy that the violence escalates," Löfven wrote. Most of the comments were critical of the political party leader's stance with one user...
  • How can anyone be a bystander while someone is stabbed? Mark Steyn

    09/12/2003 7:26:42 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 98 replies · 490+ views
    Steyn Online ^ | 12 Sep 2003 | Mark Steyn
    How can anyone be a bystander while someone is stabbed? By Mark Steyn (Filed: 13/09/2003) On September 11, 2001, the first individual to be named among the dead was the wife of the US Solicitor-General, Barbara Olson, whom I'd sat next to at dinner a couple of months earlier. On September 11, 2003, I woke to the news of the death of the Swedish foreign minister, Anna Lindh, whom I also sat next to a couple of months ago, at a conference. I can't claim anything other than the most casual acquaintance with either lady, but even an accidental proximity...
  • Supreme Court Sentences Mijailovic to Life (killed Swedish Foreign Minister)

    12/02/2004 3:53:40 PM PST · by BurbankKarl · 8 replies · 295+ views
    Radio Sweden ^ | 12/02/04 | various
    The Swedish Supreme Court has sentenced the confessed killer of foreign minister Anna Lindh to life imprisonment. In doing so, the panel over-ruled an appeals court which had ordered psychiatric care for Mijailo Mijailovic. The son of Serbian immigrants had confessed to stabbing Lindh to death last year, but had claimed he was responding to voices in his head. His lawyer, Mikael Nilsson, says Mijailovic will now apply to serve his sentence in Serbia. Nilsson told Swedish Television news that Mijailovic ”realises the potential threat against him is great in Sweden, both in jail and in society at large, so...
  • Court overturns Lindh killer sentence

    07/08/2004 3:17:12 AM PDT · by ScaniaBoy · 16 replies · 730+ views
    BBC ^ | 7 July 2004
    Mijailovic has "significant psychiatric problems" An appeals court in Sweden has thrown out the life prison sentence imposed on the man who killed the Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh last year. Mijailo Mijailovic will now be taken from prison to a closed psychiatric ward after tests concluded he was suffering a mental illness. An initial psychiatric assessment after his arrest concluded he was not mentally ill when he killed Miss Lindh. Miss Lindh was a hugely popular minister and her death shocked Sweden. Murder conviction upheld She died of her injuries on 11 September last year, a day after Mijailovic...
  • Lindh killer challenges verdict

    06/28/2004 10:55:54 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 170+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | June 28 2004
    The man convicted of the murder of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh last year has appeared in court to appeal against the verdict. Mijailo Mijailovic has admitted stabbing Anna Lindh but says he did not intend to kill her, a vital element in a murder conviction in Sweden. He is also arguing that he was mentally ill at the time of the attack. Mijailovic, 25, says he should be receiving psychiatric care rather than serving a prison sentence. The defendant did not speak at the appeal. He shook his head as he sat beside his lawyer, Peter Althin. Mr Althin...
  • Press consider Lindh killer's future (Sweden)

    03/24/2004 9:02:03 AM PST · by Charles Henrickson · 7 replies · 197+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | March 24, 2004
    The sentencing of Mijailo Mijailovic for the murder of Anna Lindh features prominently in Wednesday's Swedish papers but does not attract the blanket coverage given to her death or the subsequent police investigation. Stockholm's Aftonbladet reports that Mijailovic was completely silent as he was sentenced. It quotes a source saying he said almost nothing as he started his sentence on Tuesday evening and will meet his solicitor today, when they will discuss the possibility of appealing. Expressen concentrates on the time Mijailovic will spend in prison. The paper says he will serve at least 10 or 11 years and be...
  • Lindh killer gets life for murder

    03/23/2004 5:08:34 AM PST · by fdsa2 · 12 replies · 129+ views
    BBC ^ | 23 February 2004 | Staff
    The man who admitted knifing Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in a Stockholm department store has been jailed for life for murder. Mijailo Mijailovic had denied murder, insisting he carried out the attack because of "voices in his head". But psychiatric tests ruled he was sane when he carried out the attack last September. A court in Stockholm ruled on Tuesday that he was guilty of murder not manslaughter. He will serve at least 10 years before his sentence can be reviewed. Mijailovic had confessed to repeatedly stabbing the popular minister while she was out shopping, but insisted he did...
  • Closing Arguments in Swedish Foreign Minister Murder Case

    01/19/2004 8:00:06 AM PST · by RogerFGay · 13 replies · 176+ views
    MensNewsDaily.com ^ | January 19, 2004 | Roger F. Gay
     Closing Arguments in Swedish Foreign Minister Murder CaseJanuary 19, 2004 ROGER F. GAY FOR MND NEWSWIRE After two and a half days of testimony and arguments from both sides, five days after the trial began, closing arguments were given this morning in the case against Mijailo Mijailovic, the man being tried for the murder of Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh. The court announced its decision, made last Friday, that Mijailovic will undergo psychiatric evaluation. Deliberations have been suspended pending completion of the evaluation, which is estimated to take four to five weeks. After release of results, it is possible...
  • Self-confessed killer of Swedish FM Lindh goes on trial (Faces 15 years - Jesus told him to do it!)

    01/13/2004 6:43:32 AM PST · by dead · 15 replies · 135+ views
    Sydney Morning Herald ^ | January 14, 2004
    The man who has admitted killing Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh in September will go on trial for murder today, when he is expected to tell the court that Jesus told him to do it but that he had no political motive. Mijailo Mijailovic, 25, a Swede born to Serbian parents, confessed last week to fatally stabbing Lindh, one of the country's most popular politicians, at Stockholm's upmarket NK department store on September 10. The trial, which millions of Swedes are expected to follow via a live radio broadcast, is expected to conclude on January 19. If convicted, Mijailovic faces...
  • Mark Steyn: Dislocated Dining

    12/04/2003 2:10:31 PM PST · by quidnunc · 13 replies · 493+ views
    On the evening of September 11th, Rosemary Righter, the senior leader writer (“leader” is British for “editorial”) at The Times of London, was due at a dinner party. She arrived late, and found the tone, after a hard day at the office, oddly smug and triumphalist. Leaving early, she gave a lift to another guest. “Rosemary,” he said, “isn’t it marvelous to think that the arrogant bloody Americans have finally got it in the neck?” Involuntarily, she braked. Hard. Though not hard enough to precipitate him through the windshield, sadly. Miss Righter was one of the first to experience an admittedly...
  • Swedish police find trousers soaked in Lindh's blood: report

    11/02/2003 7:33:25 AM PST · by knighthawk · 10 replies · 126+ views
    Australian Broadcasting Company ^ | November 02 2003 | AFP
    Swedish police have found a pair of trousers covered in the blood of the country's foreign minister Anna Lindh which could belong to her killer, a newspaper has reported. The revelation comes just five days before prosecutors are due to bring formal charges against Mijailo Mijailovic, the key suspect for the September 10 knife attack against the popular Lindh. The Swedish police laboratory confirmed that the trousers, found in a forest, were soaked with Lindh's blood, the Expressen daily said. "In a precise place in the trousers there was also an object that allows us to say technically that the...
  • Suspect 'hated Anna Lindh'

    10/08/2003 10:46:11 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 34 replies · 250+ views
    News24 ^ | October 08 2003 | Sapa-AFP
    Stockholm - British DNA tests on traces from the knife used to kill Sweden's foreign minister Anna Lindh have strengthened the case against a suspect held in connection with the murder, press reports said Wednesday. Police refused to disclose the results of a video-conference on Tuesday, in which experts from Britain's Forensic Science Service briefed Swedish prosecutors, investigators, forensic scientists and police technicians. But reports say the DNA found on the knife matched that of 24-year-old Mijailo Mijailovic, who is being held in connection with the case. "The result strengthens the suspicion against the 24-year old," the TT news agency...
  • Sweden: Suspect Ordered Held in Lindh Murder (name, photo revealed)

    09/26/2003 6:04:41 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 62 replies · 437+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 26, 2003
    By KARL RITTER, Associated Press Writer STOCKHOLM, Sweden - A judge on Friday identified a Swedish man of Yugoslav origin as the main suspect in the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh and ordered him held for at least two more weeks while investigators gather more evidence. Judge Goeran Nilsson called Mijailo Mijailovic, 24, a flight risk and said he could jeopardize the investigation if freed from police custody. The decision gives authorities two weeks to investigate and prepare charges. Mijailovic, who was arrested Wednesday but not charged, was escorted into the courtroom by four guards, a yellow, jail-issue prison...
  • Swedish prosecutor moves against suspect in Lindh murder case/World bids farewell to Sweden's Lindh

    09/19/2003 5:48:22 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 29 replies · 283+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 19, 2003
    Two story-lines going on: The murder suspect and the memorial ceremony. This is today's thread for articles, pictures, etc., for events in Sweden. This first story deals primarily with the murder suspect: Swedish prosecutor moves against key suspect in Lindh murder case 1 hour, 34 minutes ago STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Swedish prosecutors requested the continued detention of a suspect, arrested earlier this week in connection with the murder of foreign minister Anna Lindh, increasing the chances of his indictment. Per Olof Svensson "is suspected of murder at NK, Hamngatan in Stockholm, on the 10th of September 2003," district court actuary...
  • Hunt for Lindh killer zooms in on man caught on video (Pics)

    09/15/2003 1:11:31 PM PDT · by Shermy · 32 replies · 328+ views
    AFP ^ | September 15, 2003
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Swedish police said that the hunt for the killer of the country's foreign minister Anna Lindh was now focused on a man whose face was caught on video near the crime scene. This development came amid media reports that investigators had actually identified him a day after his photos were released to the public. The police, however, said they had not yet made a positive identification. "We haven't identified him. We are getting closer," police spokeswoman Stina Wessling told AFP, adding the man's identification was "a priority" and would be a breakthrough in the case. "Interrogations strengthen...
  • Anyone . . . anywhere' - Mark Steyn

    09/15/2003 2:19:10 AM PDT · by kattracks · 11 replies · 163+ views
    Washington Times ^ | 9/15/03 | Mark Steyn
    <p>On September 11, 2001, the first individual to be named among the dead was the wife of the U.S. solicitor-general, Barbara Olson, whom I had sat next to at dinner a couple of months earlier. On Sept. 11 this year, I woke to the news of the death of Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, whom I also sat next to a couple of months ago, at a conference. I can't claim anything other than the most casual acquaintance with either lady, but even an accidental proximity to the victims of terrible murder is sobering.</p>
  • Swede as a nut, Don't be a turnip, Tony ... follow the Swedes, Love child rumor about Lindh.

    09/14/2003 9:16:39 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 8 replies · 300+ views
    TheSun ^ | 09/15/03 | GEORGE PASCOE-WATSON
    Swede as a nut We won ... Swedes celebrate last night By GEORGE PASCOE-WATSON Deputy Political Editorand MICHAEL LEA in Stockholm RELATED STORIES • Sun Says VIKING voters last night gave the euro a giant V-sign in a national referendum. Swedes stood up to EU bosses, their own government and business chiefs to say No overwhelmingly to the single currency. The “Nej” vote was huge despite a late wave of sympathy for pro-euro foreign minister Anna Lindh, murdered in Stockholm last week. And it dealt a severe blow to Tony Blair’s dream of persuading Britain to dump the Pound for...
  • Eurosceptic hails Lindh murder

    09/13/2003 4:41:32 PM PDT · by aculeus · 18 replies · 199+ views
    Electronic Telegraph ^ | 14/09/2003 | Daniel Foggo
    A prominent British Eurosceptic has described the murder of the Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh as the act of a "patriot" and called upon other anti-euro campaigners to be prepared to take similar action against government figures here. Police are investigating whether Greg Lance-Watkins, who runs EuroRealist, an internet site which is virulently against Britain's membership of the EU, has acted illegally. Ms Lindh, 46, a leading proponent of the pro-euro campaign in Sweden which culminates today in a referendum on whether to join the currency, was stabbed by an unknown assailant four days ago. Mr Lance-Watkins has issued a...
  • Swedish Voters Reject Adopting Euro as Economy Outperforms Germany, France

    09/14/2003 2:14:01 PM PDT · by Pikamax · 8 replies · 134+ views
    Bloomberg ^ | 09/14/03 | BG
    <p>Swedes Reject Euro in Referendum, Official Results Show Sept. 14 (Bloomberg) -- Swedes voted against adopting the euro, halting the expansion of the currency union in western Europe as the largest Nordic economy outperforms single-currency countries including Germany and France.</p>
  • Don't wait for government protection

    09/14/2003 8:33:53 AM PDT · by LibertyAndJusticeForAll · 6 replies · 157+ views
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 14, 2003 | MARK STEYN
    On Sept. 11, 2001, the first individual to be named among the dead was the wife of the solicitor general, Barbara Olson, whom I'd sat next to at dinner a couple of months earlier. On Sept. 11, 2003, I woke to the news of the death of the Swedish foreign minister, Anna Lindh, whom I also sat next to a couple of months ago, at a conference. I can't claim anything other than the most casual acquaintance with either lady, but even an accidental proximity to the victims of terrible murder is sobering. Lindh was a charmer, even if you...
  • Death of a saleswoman ;Lindh's legacy is Confusion and Ignorance

    09/14/2003 4:34:13 AM PDT · by kaylar · 1 replies · 216+ views
    Scotland On Sunday ^ | 09/14/2003 | Fraser Nelson and Gerald Warner
    Death of a saleswoman Fraser Nelson BY NOON yesterday the flowers laid outside the department store where Anna Lindh was murdered had grown into a mound four feet high - a mosaic of colour and handwritten notes ringed by candles. Two days after her death, the people there were still crying. Traffic that normally rushes past NK, Stockholm’s famous fashion arcade, slowed to a crawl as motorists, bus drivers and their passengers stared at the shrine beside the brass doors where Sweden’s foreign minister was rushed out by paramedics. Today, churches across Sweden will hold services in Lindh’s honour....
  • Swedish police cannot pull prints from knife used to kill foreign minister

    09/13/2003 4:45:07 PM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 8 replies · 162+ views
    SF Gate ^ | September 13, 2003 | Karl Ritter
    <p>Swedish police could not pull fingerprints from the knife used in the slaying of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh and planned to use DNA testing to find clues to the killer's identity, police said Saturday.</p> <p>Olof Egerstedt, director of the National Laboratory of Forensic Science, told The Associated Press that fingerprints could not be pulled from the knife because of its ribbed, plastic handle.</p>
  • Swedes Vote on Euro Under Shadow of Lindh Murder (and related stories)

    09/14/2003 6:53:39 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 43 replies · 284+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 14, 2003
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedes voted Sunday on whether to adopt the euro currency of 12 other European countries after sympathy for murdered pro-euro Foreign Minister Anna Lindh eroded a long "No" lead in opinion polls. Election officials said the majority of votes would be counted by 8:30 p.m. GMT and there would be no official word on voter turnout until polls in the vast but sparsely populated Scandinavian country closed at 6 p.m. GMT. Sweden had looked likely to vote a resounding "No" to joining the euro zone until the 46-year-old Lindh, who had been tipped as the next prime...
  • Eurosceptic hails Lindh murder

    09/13/2003 6:50:49 PM PDT · by Pan_Yans Wife · 5 replies · 200+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | September 14, 2003 | Daniel Foggo
    A prominent British Eurosceptic has described the murder of the Swedish foreign minister Anna Lindh as the act of a "patriot" and called upon other anti-euro campaigners to be prepared to take similar action against government figures here. Police are investigating whether Greg Lance-Watkins, who runs EuroRealist, an internet site which is virulently against Britain's membership of the EU, has acted illegally. Ms Lindh, 46, a leading proponent of the pro-euro campaign in Sweden which culminates today in a referendum on whether to join the currency, was stabbed by an unknown assailant four days ago. Mr Lance-Watkins has issued a...
  • Swedish Euro Vote Wide Open After Lindh Murder (and related stories)

    09/13/2003 9:18:26 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 22 replies · 279+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 13, 2003 | Alister Doyle
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedish sympathy for murdered pro-euro Foreign Minister Anna Lindh has thrown Sunday's vote on swapping the crown for the euro wide open, with one poll on the eve of the referendum pointing to an upset "Yes" win. Police said they were "very anxious" to question a dark-haired man in a cap whose image was caught by a security camera in the department store where Lindh was stabbed on Wednesday. They would not confirm reports he was the main suspect. In a sign that grief for Lindh may swing Swedes toward the European Union's single currency, a Gallup...
  • Swedish Euro 'Yes' Leads After Murder

    09/13/2003 1:21:02 AM PDT · by ambrose · 12 replies · 185+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-13 | Reuters
    Swedish Euro 'Yes' Leads After Murder Sat September 13, 2003 04:05 AM ET STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Support for a Swedish "Yes" to the euro overtook the "No" side in a poll for the first time since April after the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, but another survey Saturday showed a continued "No" lead. A Gallup poll, taken after Lindh died of stab wounds on Thursday, indicated that backing for the European Union's single currency had jumped to lead opposition by 43-42 percent, on an apparent wave of sympathy for the fervent pro-euro campaigner. Fifteen percent were undecided ahead of...
  • Sweden mourns slain Lindh in peace rally ahead of key euro vote (and related stories)

    09/12/2003 6:55:51 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 16 replies · 279+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | September 12, 2003
    STOCKHOLM (AFP) - Thousands of mourners were due to pay homage to slain foreign minister Anna Lindh as police broadened their hunt for a man who shocked Sweden by stabbing to death one of its most popular figures. Meanwhile, contrasting opinion polls on Friday kept Swedes guessing as to whether the slaying of Lindh, who was an ardent supporter of adopting the euro, may sway the outcome of a key currency referendum Sunday that carries wide-ranging repercussions for Europe. Led by Swedish Prime Minister Goeran Persson, the demonstration on Sergels Torg square has been called "A Protest Against Violence and...
  • Sweden Foreign Minister Lindh Murdered (New Info)

    09/11/2003 2:22:07 PM PDT · by Shermy · 38 replies · 194+ views
    AP ^ | September 11, 2003
    STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Police searched Thursday for a tall, stocky Swede with bad skin who fatally stabbed Foreign Minister Anna Lindh in a Stockholm store. Her death removed the nation's leading campaigner for replacing the krona with the euro — an issue that had inspired vehement opposition. The 46-year-old Lindh died at a hospital Thursday, a day after she was chased up an escalator and repeatedly stabbed in the stomach, chest and arm. Her attacker fled, dropping his knife and camouflage jacket. Police said they were searching for a 6-foot Swedish man with bad skin and shoulder-length dark-blond hair, possibly...
  • Sweden Morns Murder of Foreign Minister

    09/11/2003 9:54:07 AM PDT · by RogerFGay · 22 replies · 189+ views
    Fathering Magazine ^ | September 11, 2003 | Roger F. Gay
    Sweden Morns Murder of Foreign Minister Stockholm: Roger F. Gay Thursday, September 11, 2003 Two years to the day after the terrorist attacks in the United States, the Swedish people are preoccupied with a new tragedy. About quarter past four Wednesday afternoon Sweden's minister of foreign affairs Anna Lindh was stabbed repeatedly in a department store in Stockholm. The assailant struck quickly and immediately left the store and escaped. Witnesses have provided a description but the man's identity and motive are still unknown. Doctors at Karolinska Hospital worked through the night against life threatening injuries. Early this morning her...
  • World Pays Tribute to Lindh (Swedish FM murdered)

    09/11/2003 9:29:54 AM PDT · by Charles Henrickson · 17 replies · 240+ views
    Reuters ^ | September 11, 2003 | Patrick McLoughlin
    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Swedes wept and laid red roses to mourn murdered foreign minister Anna Lindh on Thursday amid a wave of national grief and incredulity as tributes poured in from world leaders. "Sweden has lost its face toward the world," Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson said. In Geneva, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan called Lindh a "great foreign minister, a great Swede and a great European." Lindh, a 46-year-old mother of two, was stabbed by an unidentified attacker in a Stockholm department store on Wednesday. The Swedish flag flew at half mast at the entrance of the Karolinska hospital where...
  • (Israel's Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom) Expresses Condolences to Swedish Government and People

    09/11/2003 7:43:33 AM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Jerusalem, September 11, 2003 FM Expresses Condolences to Swedish Government and People (Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman) Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom expressed today (September 11, 2003) the condolences of the government and people of Israel to the Swedish government and nation over the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. Foreign Minister Shalom asked that his personal sympathy also be expressed to the Lindh family for their loss. The Minister expressed outright condemnation of the criminal murder that took the life of a leader who guided Sweden’s foreign policy over the past five years. Any resort to such...
  • Swedish foreign minister victim of stabbing

    09/10/2003 10:11:56 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 139+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, September 11, 2003 | By Karl Ritter
    <p>STOCKHOLM &#8212; Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh, one of the country's most popular politicians, was in critical condition today after being stabbed repeatedly yesterday while shopping at an exclusive department store in downtown Stockholm.</p> <p>Police said they did not believe the attack was politically motivated and were searching for a man wearing a camouflage jacket, who fled the store. Mrs. Lindh underwent surgery at the Karolinska Hospital. Her wounds were serious but not life-threatening, a Foreign Ministry spokesman said.</p>
  • CNBC EUROPE: Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh Dead - Euro Referendum May Be Postponed

    09/11/2003 12:19:31 AM PDT · by Timesink · 43 replies · 441+ views
    CNBC Europe | September 11, 2003
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  • Blix To Head Intn'l WMD Panel ("It is very gratifying that Blix has accepted..")

    07/03/2003 6:49:49 AM PDT · by yankeedame · 16 replies · 211+ views
    Yahoo! News ^ | July 03, 2003 | TOMMY GRANDELL
    Blix Would Lead International WMD Panel July 03,2003 By TOMMY GRANDELL, Associated Press Writer STOCKHOLM, Sweden - Former Chief U.N. inspector Hans Blix will head a planned international commission on weapons of mass destruction, Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh said Thursday. The commission, which hasn't been established yet, would likely be based in the Swedish capital, Stockholm. Blix, who retired June 30 from the United Nations (news - web sites), was asked to lead the group, Lindh said. "It is very gratifying that Blix has accepted the presidency. He has unique experiences and knowledge," she said. "We must do everything...
  • Sweden's Foreign Minister: "Israel is losing its moral values"

    02/02/2003 1:00:05 PM PST · by anotherview · 43 replies · 1,099+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 2 February 2003 | Herb Keinon
    Sweden's Foreign Minister: "Israel is losing its moral values" By HERB KEINON After months of relative quiet from Stockholm, Swedish Foreign Minister Anna Lindh again raised eyebrows in Jerusalem with a speech Thursday in which she blasted the Israeli election results and put down Israel’s democracy. Speaking at an award ceremony in Stockholm where Hanan Ashrawi was awarded the 2002 Olof Palme Award, named after the slain Swedish prime minister, Lindh – in a speech full of praise for Ashrawi - said "I fear that the Palestinian people soon will lose all hope of an independent state, and that Israel...
  • U.S. Opposes Targeted Assassinations

    11/05/2002 4:53:11 PM PST · by GeneD · 17 replies · 226+ views
    wire.ap.org ^ | 11/05/2002 | Barry Schweid
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Bush administration renewed its opposition Tuesday to Israel's assassination of terror suspects, even after a U.S. missile killed a top al-Qaida operative and five other people in his car in Yemen. Sunday's strike in Yemen was the first such overt attack outside Afghanistan and could signal a new U.S. strategy against anti-Western terrorists. Israel, which pioneered targeting militants for assassination, sometimes also killing and injuring civilians in the attacks, has been admonished publicly and regularly by the State Department for the tactics. On Tuesday, while declining to discuss the U.S. operation in Yemen, spokesman Richard Boucher...
  • Yemen Leader to al-Qaida: 'Repent'

    11/05/2002 4:23:09 PM PST · by GeneD · 14 replies · 226+ views
    wire.ap.org ^ | 11/05/2002 | Ahmed Al-Haj
    SAN'A, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's president urged al-Qaida members Tuesday to ``repent'' and renounce violence following the weekend attack in which a U.S. Hellfire missile fired from a CIA plane killed the terrorist movement's top operative in the country. ``We call on everyone from among our countrymen who have been entangled in membership of the al-Qaida organization to repent ... and renounce all means of violence,'' President Ali Abdullah Saleh said in a statement read by a Cabinet minister on national television. Saleh said that those who ``return to the path of righteousness'' would be allowed to ``return to society...