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  • President Bush cancels Minnesota visit (something else more important?)

    09/04/2002 11:28:44 AM PDT · by toast · 45 replies · 455+ views
    WASHINGTON — President Bush canceled a planned visit to Minnesota on Friday, the White House said.No explanation was offered, and officials did not return repeated phone calls Tuesday.Bush had planned to come for a roundtable discussion and a speech on welfare in Minneapolis.Bill Walsh, the chairman of the state GOP, said he had not heard of the cancellation."It was not a political event," he said. "We're hoping to get him back any time."
  • President Discusses Foreign Policy With Congressional Leaders (Iraq Statement)

    09/04/2002 10:46:50 AM PDT · by Miss Marple · 14 replies · 331+ views
    The White House ^ | September 4, 2002 | President George W. Bush
    10:42 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all for coming. It's been my honor to welcome the leadership of the United States Congress here, to welcome them back from the August recess. We talked about a variety of issues -- talked about the defense appropriations bill, and terrorism insurance, and an energy bill. Spent most of our time talking about a serious threat to the United States, a serious threat to the world, and that's Saddam Hussein. One of the things I made very clear to the members here is that doing nothing about that serious threat is not an...
  • Blair to meet Bush for Iraq talks (WAR STRATEGY TIME)

    09/04/2002 8:42:27 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 79 replies · 487+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 4, 2002 | BBC News
    Downing Street has confirmed that UK Prime Minister Tony Blair is set to fly to America for talks with US President George Bush. Mr Blair meets President Bush at his official Camp David retreat on Saturday when tackling the alleged threat posed by Iraq is certain to top the agenda. Describing Iraq's Saddam Hussein as a serious threat, President Bush said: "I look forward to talking with Tony Blair about our mutual concern to make the world safer." The UK prime minister on Wednesday again promised to produce a dossier of evidence against Iraq "in the next few weeks". Dossier...
  • HEAT'S ON TV SHOW'S 'PRO-PLO' WEB SITE (PBS Program)

    09/04/2002 3:49:37 AM PDT · by kattracks · 3 replies · 1,160+ views
    New York Post ^ | 9/04/02 | ALY SUJO
    <p>September 4, 2002 -- Following protests from Israeli and Jewish-American groups, the producers of a Web site for a new public TV show about Arab-Americans and 9/11 said they were removing material considered pro-Palestinian.</p> <p>The documentary, scheduled to air tonight on Channel 13, examines the lives of three Arab-Americans. Critics said the Web site for "Caught in the Crossfire: Arab-Americans in Wartime" gave an inaccurate history of the Middle East conflict.</p>
  • Rumsfeld Leery of Iraqi Offer to Return to Weapons Inspections

    09/04/2002 9:52:07 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 3 replies · 349+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 9/3/02 | Lawrence Morahan
    Commenting on reports that the Iraqi leadership has declared its willingness to discuss a return of U.N. weapons inspectors, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said the regime of Saddam Hussein had demonstrated "a wonderful talent and skill" over the years at manipulating the international community. "When it's the right moment to lean forward, they lean forward. When it's the right moment to lean back, they lean back. It's a dance they engage in," Rumsfeld said at a press conference Tuesday, in response to questions. Rumsfeld commented on remarks by Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Tarik Aziz, who said at the economic World...
  • Take path of active nonviolence in response to 9-11

    09/04/2002 9:58:09 AM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies · 425+ views
    Capital Times ^ | 9/04/02 | Jean McElhaney
    "We ask for your help to make the Sept. 11 anniversary a time to reflect on peace and healing, not a time to call for more war and violence." These are the words of Kelly Campbell, who lost a brother-in-law to the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11. She is a founding member and co-director of Peaceful Tomorrows, an organization started by Sept. 11 families who advocate peace, not war. I heard her speak in New York at the national conference of the Fellowship of Reconciliation in June. The theme of the conference was "The Power of Nonviolence: Exploring Alternatives." I...
  • Blair: Iraqi Regime 'Has to Change'

    09/04/2002 9:54:29 AM PDT · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 263+ views
    CNSNews ^ | 9/4/02 | Mike Wendling
    The British government will publish "in the next few weeks" details of evidence indicating that Saddam Hussein has continued to try to acquire weapons of mass destruction, Prime Minister Tony Blair said Tuesday. The plan mirrors the action taken by Britain in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks to boost international support for military action against Afghanistan. Speaking to reporters at a news conference in his parliamentary district of Sedgefield in northern England, Blair said, "The United States should not have to face this issue (of Iraq) alone. We should face it together." Blair said it was in the...
  • On the Importance of Jihad as a Means of Destroying the 'Infidel Countries'

    09/04/2002 10:20:34 AM PDT · by vannrox · 34 replies · 744+ views
    An Al-Qa'ida-Affiliated Online Magazine - MEMRI ^ | 8-2-2 | Al-Ansar, which is affiliated with Al-Qa'ida,(1) a columnist identified as Seif Al-Din Al-Ansari
    Special Dispatch Series - No. 418 September 04, 2002 No.418 An Al-Qa'ida-Affiliated Online Magazine: On the Importance of Jihad as a Means of Destroying the 'Infidel Countries' In an article in the sixteenth issue of the online magazine Al-Ansar, which is affiliated with Al-Qa'ida,(1) a columnist identified as Seif Al-Din Al-Ansari discussed the Koranic verse "Allah Will Torture Them [the Infidels] At Your Hands":The Annihilation of the Infidels is a Divine Decree"Regardless of the norms of 'humanist' belief, which sees destroying the infidel countries as a tragedy requiring us to show some conscientious empathy and... an atmosphere of sadness...
  • Muslims can only feel unease about 11 September (Indepedent BARF ALERT)

    09/02/2002 4:18:22 PM PDT · by zapiks44 · 36 replies · 728+ views
    The Independent ^ | September 2, 2002 | Yasmin Alibhai-Brown
    Muslims can only feel unease about 11 September They ask if we will also pray for the uncounted, innocent - maybe inevitable - victims of war in Afghanistan Yasmin Alibhai-Brown 02 September 2002 I have been dreading 11 September for a good two months. And now it is nearly upon us that weight has become almost intolerable. What happened to the 2,823 Americans and their families was unutterable and I hate the malevolent malcontents who perpetrate these acts – indeed the Tunisian-Swedish hijacker arrested on Friday may be one such plotter. However, I have to make this unambiguous proclamation to...
  • Report: Sept 11 Cost NYC Some $95 Billion

    09/04/2002 7:23:36 AM PDT · by areafiftyone · 6 replies · 304+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 9/4/02
    NEW YORK (Reuters) - The economic cost New York City suffers as the result of the Sept. 11 attacks will range from $83 billion to $95 billion, partly depending upon how many jobs are shifted out of the city, a new report said on Wednesday. City Comptroller William Thompson also estimated in his new report that it will cost $21.8 billion to replace the buildings, infrastructure and what he called "tenant assets" lost as a result of the attacks that toppled the World Trade Center. Some 13 million square feet of prime office space were destroyed -- an amount equal...
  • AN AXIS TO GRIND: The War Won't End in Baghdad

    09/04/2002 7:44:11 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 33 replies · 586+ views
    OpinionJournal ^ | September 4, 2002 | MICHAEL LEDEEN
    <p>Now that we are set to have our great debate on the war against terrorism, it seems it will be the wrong debate.</p> <p>By all indications, the discussion will be about using our irresistible military might against a single country in order to bring down its leader. We should instead be talking about using all our political, moral and military genius to support a vast democratic revolution to liberate all the peoples of the Middle East from tyranny. That is our real mission, the essence of the war in which we are engaged, and the proper subject of our national debate.</p>
  • It’s a War, Stupid [Liberals' appeasment of Iraq threat is un-American]

    09/04/2002 7:47:19 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 2 replies · 248+ views
    National Review Online ^ | September 4, 2002 | Kate O'Beirne
    September 4, 2002 9:00 a.m. It’s a War, Stupid Understanding and misunderstanding the detainees. From the September 16, 2002, issue of National Review. ven as the terrorist attacks were taking place last September 11, President Bush made use of the extraordinary authority he has to protect Americans from enemy action. Had the heroes of United Flight 93 not prevented their hijacked plane from reaching Washington, F-16s — deployed by President Bush — would have shot down the plane full of American citizens. There is no question that this first defensive action taken by the president in the war on terrorism...
  • U.S. 'was partly to blame' for terror attacks

    09/04/2002 8:02:06 AM PDT · by profmike23 · 22 replies · 393+ views
    Financial Times ^ | September 4, 2002 | Stacy Humes-Schulz
    A majority of Europeans think that US foreign policy is partially to blame for the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. A survey of American and European attitudes towards foreign relations found that 55 per cent of respondents from six European countries agreed that US policy had contributed to the attacks. The poll also found widespread public support within the US for an invasion of Iraq, with 75 per cent of American respondents in favour of using military force to overthrow Saddam Hussein and incite regime change. But both European and American respondents were cautious about the...
  • The War on Terror Won't End in Baghdad

    09/04/2002 8:05:08 AM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies · 305+ views
    Wall St Journal ^ | September 4, 2002 | MICHAEL LEDEEN
    <p>Now that we are set to have our great debate on the war against terrorism, it seems it will be the wrong debate.</p> <p>By all indications, the discussion will be about using our irresistible military might against a single country in order to bring down its leader. We should instead be talking about using all our political, moral and military genius to support a vast democratic revolution to liberate all the peoples of the Middle East from tyranny. That is our real mission, the essence of the war in which we are engaged, and the proper subject of our national debate.</p>
  • U.S. Ships Tanks to Gulf, Bush to Make Case on Iraq

    09/04/2002 4:57:06 AM PDT · by kattracks · 64 replies · 589+ views
    Reuters | 9/04/02 | Stefano Ambrogi
    LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will ship tanks and heavy armor to the Middle East this month as President Bush tries to garner domestic support for efforts to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.Shipping sources said Wednesday the U.S. Navy had booked a large commercial ship to carry tanks and heavy armor to the Gulf, a sign its own vessels might have made such shipments.The U.S. Military Sealift Command chartered a U.S.-flagged general cargo ship to sail from the southeast U.S. coast to an unspecified Gulf port for discharge in late September, they said. This is the third shipment...
  • FBI labels inquiry into Los Angeles airport shooting a terrorism investigation

    09/03/2002 6:20:18 PM PDT · by freeperfromnj · 21 replies · 390+ views
    The Associated Press | 9/3/02 8:38 PM | Christopher Newton
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The FBI is investigating the July 4 double killing at Los Angeles International Airport as possible terrorism even though there's no evidence linking the alleged shooter to any terrorist group, a spokesman said Tuesday. Justice Department officials have said all along that terrorism was among several possible motives for the attack at an Israeli airline counter, and investigators were looking for evidence the shooter, Hesham Mohamed Hadayet, had terror group connections. But until now the FBI had not publicly characterized the probe as a terrorism investigation. The Israeli government has called the event a terror attack since...
  • Desperation forced a horrific decision

    09/03/2002 10:15:04 AM PDT · by Sweet_Sunflower29 · 177 replies · 16,766+ views
    USA Today ^ | September 3, 2002 | Dennis Cauchon and Martha Moore
    <p>At first, it seemed like debris. Large objects were falling from the top of the World Trade Center's north tower, just a few minutes after American Airlines Flight 11 hit.</p> <p>"It took three or four to realize: They were people," says James Logozzo, who had gathered with co-workers in a Morgan Stanley boardroom on the 72nd floor of the south tower, just 120 feet away from the north tower. "Then this one woman fell."</p>
  • Saddam dossier "in a few weeks" (Blair, - my title)

    09/03/2002 7:27:17 AM PDT · by Mohammed El-Shahawi · 28 replies · 339+ views
    Yahoo UK ^ | 9/3/02 | Yahoo UK
    Blair: Iraq Is Real Threat Prime Minister Tony Blair has strengthened his support for a possible US-led attack on Iraq, saying the country "poses a real and unique threat".Mr Blair made the pledge whilst facing the Press at an open forum in his Sedgefield constituency. "I believe it is in the United Kingdom's national interest that the issue is addressed," he said. Constant dialogue The Prime Minister said "America should not face the issue alone" and promised "the fullest possible debate will take part in Parliament and elsewhere". "The rest of the world has a responsibility, not just America," he...
  • 'Wahhabi Lobby' Takes The Offensive

    07/22/2002 7:29:35 PM PDT · by blam · 15 replies · 583+ views
    Insight Magazine ^ | 7-15-2002 | Michael Waller
    'Wahhabi Lobby' Takes the Offensive Posted July 15, 2002 By J. Michael Waller Media Credit: JOSEPH BARRAK/AFP Oil wealth of the Saudis funds the Wahhabi movement to seize control of global Islam. Totalitarian regimes in the Middle East have targeted the United States with a well-financed influence campaign that is being rooted in American politics. Veteran watchers of the "active-measures" programs of the former Soviet Union say this Islamist propaganda offensive bears an uncanny resemblance to the old Soviet international front operations and the broad parade of fellow travelers who used themes of peace, tolerance and civil liberties to advance...
  • Israel to expel militants' relatives (PRICE OF SUICIDE BOMBING: UP)

    09/03/2002 5:20:12 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 43 replies · 370+ views
    BBC News ^ | September 3, 2002 | BBC News
    Israel's Supreme Court has approved the expulsion of relatives of a Palestinian militant from the West Bank to the Gaza Strip. In a landmark ruling, a nine-judge panel upheld an order issued last month against the brother and sister of a Palestinian suspected of organising suicide bombings. It said a third Palestinian related to another militant suspected of two shooting attacks near a Jewish settlement in the West Bank should be set free. Palestinian officials called the decision a "black day for human rights" and said they might file a complaint with the UN Security Council and the International Criminal...
  • Syria 'harbours bin Laden's men' (YOU'RE NEXT, ASSAD)

    09/03/2002 5:36:37 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 18 replies · 430+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 3, 2002 | Alan Philps
    Israel accused Syria yesterday of allowing up to 200 militants linked to Osama bin Laden's al-Qa'eda network to settle in southern Lebanon. The newspaper Ha'aretz, quoting "various intelligence services", said Syria had also provided sanctuary for bin Laden's son, Omar, before and after the September 11 attacks in America. The leader of the September 11 hijackers, Mohamed Atta, visited Syria two or three times, the newspaper said. The information was published amid rising tension between Israel and Syria, following the death of an Israeli soldier in a raid by Syrian-backed Hizbollah guerrillas across the Lebanese border. Benjamin Ben-Eliezer, the Israeli...
  • Kuwait breaks ranks on Saddam

    09/01/2002 5:43:08 PM PDT · by Ranger · 140 replies · 753+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 9/2/02
    Kuwait became the first Arab state yesterday to signal support for a US-led military coalition against Iraq, in marked contrast to the caution shown by other countries in the region. The Kuwaiti foreign minister, Sheikh Mohammed Sabah Salem al-Sabah, told The Telegraph: "While Saddam Hussein continues to keep Kuwaiti prisoners of war, and continues to televise threats against Kuwait, we consider the war against Iraq to have never ended."The sheikh's comments serve as encouragement for a Washington administration struggling to convince the international community of the need for military action.Saudi Arabia, which America used as a base during the 1991...
  • Israeli missile strike kills 5 Palestinians

    08/31/2002 9:15:07 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 55 replies · 330+ views
    Reuters | Saturday, August 31, 2002
    JENIN, West Bank, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Israeli helicopter gunships ambushed a car in the West Bank on Saturday, killing three Palestinian militants and two children with a double missile strike, Palestinian witnesses and medical officials said. They said two Apache helicopters struck at Tubas village near Jenin in the afternoon, obliterating the vehicle and its occupants, including a nine-year-old boy and a girl, also 9. But some residents of Tubas said the children were outside the car, felled by flying debris which also wounded seven other people. The three other people killed were men belonging either to the Islamic...
  • 600 Russian experts start working on key phase of Iran nuclear reactor

    09/01/2002 8:51:52 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 12 replies · 427+ views
    About 600 Russian experts started work Sunday on a key phase of the US$800 million project to set up a nuclear reactor in Iran. "We have reached the stage of assembling our reactor and the turbine," Viktor Kozlov, managing director of Atomstroiexport company was quoted as telling ITAR-Tass news agency. Kozlov told ITAR-Tass that as construction of the nuclear plant in Iran enters its final stage "the number of Russian specialists will rise and will reach 2,000 people by year-end," he said. The U.S. administration has expressed concern that the planned 1,000 megawatt reactor in Bushehr will help advance Iran's...
  • Iraq to dispatch emissaries to several European states

    09/01/2002 8:20:47 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 320+ views
    Iraq is due to dispatch envoys to European capitals, including Paris and Berlin, to explain its stance against US plots to overthrow the regime, Vice President Taha Yassin Ramadan said. "Iraq is going to send emissaries to several European countries, including France and Germany, to explain the scale of American threats against the Iraqi people and the dangers they pose to world peace and security," Ramadan told the official Iraq News Agency (INA) Sunday. He added French and German opposition to US schemes to strike Iraq without seeking a new UN mandate "mean that European countries are aware of the...
  • 5 Arab Terrorists Killed

    09/01/2002 2:12:06 AM PDT · by eclectic · 12 replies · 323+ views
    IDF forces killed 5 Arab terrorists over the weekend. Early this morning troops killed four members of a terror cell during in an exchange of gunfire in a field south of Hevron. The Arabs were making their way towards a Jewish community in order to attempt an infiltration. Soldiers found wire-cutting tools in their possession. On Saturday afternoon air-force helicopter gunships fired air-to-surface missiles at the car of an Al-Aksa Brigade terrorist in the PLO-controlled town of Tubas, near Shechem, killing him along with four other Arabs. Security officials say that the terrorist, identified as Rafat Daraghmeh, was planning an...
  • Ryanair hijacker trained as pilot in US (MORE ON UK HIJACK PLOT)

    09/01/2002 1:38:58 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 45 replies · 477+ views
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | September 1, 2002 | David Bamber and Julian Isherwood
    The Muslim convert accused of trying to hijack a Ryanair plane from Sweden to Stansted attended an American flying school leaving with a qualification to pilot light aircraft. The revelation that Kerim Chatty, 29, had taken flying lessons in the US - just like the September 11 terrorists - came as detectives investigated reports that he was planning to crash the plane into an American embassy in Europe, possibly London. An intelligence officer in Sweden told Reuters: "We know for sure that the plan was to crash the plane into a US embassy in Europe." If London were the target,...
  • Hasan Yousef Arrested by Israelis

    08/31/2002 11:42:47 AM PDT · by Mensch · 78 replies · 440+ views
    Just breaking on Fox news
  • Beating around the Bush.

    08/26/2002 7:34:49 AM PDT · by doubtingthomas2 · 23 replies · 322+ views
    Cape Cod Times ^ | SEAN GONSALVES
    Home news | arts | sports | biz | weather | classifieds Sean Gonsalves   Columnists Sean Gonsalves Appears Tuesdays Lawrence Brown Every Friday Francis Broadhurst Every other Thursday Letters Today's letters to the Cape Cod Times --------------------Send a letter to the Cape Cod Times Related Editorial Page Editor:William Mills -------------------- Beating around the Bush By SEAN GONSALVESI consider myself an aspiring devotee of what Gandhi termed satyagraha (truth-force), which in pop politics is described with ambiguous phrases like "passive resistance" and "civil disobedience." Call it what you want. I have no ideas for a better word to describe...
  • Chief of Staff Yaalon: We must win war against "cancerous" Palestinian threat

    08/26/2002 7:32:24 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 5 replies · 311+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 8/26/2002 | Israel Insider
    IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Moshe Yaalon said "the current Palestinian leadership does not recognize Israel's right to exist as a Jewish State and is trying to destroy Israel in stages." Israel and the Palestinians are "at war," Yaalon declared, and Israel must win this war at all costs - otherwise, Palestinian terror would spread like a cancer throughout the region. Left-wing politicians attacked Yaalon for giving a political-diplomatic speech. Yaalon addressed a conference organized in Jerusalem yesterday by the Chief Rabbinate ahead of the coming Jewish High Holy Days. Although Yaalon refused to begin speaking until journalists left the...
  • Youth of Islam - clearguidance.com [disturbing]

    08/07/2002 7:33:15 AM PDT · by white trash redneck · 114 replies · 6,478+ views
    Youth of Islam ^ | 7 aug 02 | anon
    Youth of Islam View Today's Active Threads Welcome to the Youth of Islam.If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. You may have to register before you can post: click the register link above to proceed. To start viewing messages, select the forum that you want to visit from the selection below.
  • West Bank - Son of executed female collaborator says he was tortured for confession

    08/25/2002 11:33:00 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 26 replies · 445+ views
    Associated Press | August 25, 2002
    TULKAREM, West Bank, Aug 25, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- The son of the first known Palestinian woman to be executed as an Israeli collaborator on Sunday said gunmen tortured him until he invented a story about his mother's involvement in a militant's death. Ikhlas Khouli, a 35-year-old mother of seven, was shot dead Saturday after being seized from her home in the West Bank city of Tulkarem. Bakir Khouli, 17, lifted up his T-shirt at his one-room house in Tulkarem on Sunday to reveal black and blue marks he said were made by electrical wires shortly before...
  • Saudi royal family pays 'protection money' to bin-Laden

    08/24/2002 9:56:15 PM PDT · by GaryMontana · 97 replies · 1,963+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 25, 2002 | DOUGLAS DAVIS
    LONDON - Senior members of the Saudi royal family paid "protection money" totaling at least $300 million to Osama bin-Laden and the Taliban to prevent them from attacking targets in Saudi Arabia, the London Sunday Times reported yesterday. The revelation, based on extensive investigations, was contained in papers filed in a $3,000 billion US lawsuit by lawyers representing the families of Sept. 11 victims. According to the documents, the deal was struck after two secret meetings involving members of the Saudi royal family and al-Qaida leaders, including bin-Laden. The cash enabled al-Qaida to fund training camps in Afghanistan that are...
  • Israel Arrests Univ. Attack Suspects

    08/21/2002 6:43:51 AM PDT · by Cagey · 9 replies · 281+ views
    AP ^ | 8-21-2002
    JERUSALEM (AP) - Israeli security forces have arrested several Palestinian suspects in the July 31 bombing at Jerusalem's Hebrew University in which nine people, including five Americans, were killed, Israel Radio said Wednesday.
  • Solving Saddam: What should the U.S. do about the Iraqi threat?

    08/22/2002 6:23:14 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 297+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | Thursday, August 22, 2002
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  • Security forces capture Hamas cell responsible for Hebrew University bombing

    08/21/2002 7:11:13 AM PDT · by Israel Insider · 33 replies · 396+ views
    Israel Insider ^ | 8/21/2002 | Israel Insider
    Security officials announced this afternoon the capture of six Palestinians from east Jerusalem who were responsible for some of the most deadly terror attacks in recent months. The Hamas terrorists perpetrated the suicide bombing at Jerusalem's Moment Café, the suicide attack at a Rishon Letzion billiards hall, and the bombing at Hebrew University on July 31. The cell was responsible for the deaths of 35 people, officials said. Most of the Palestinians are from the village of Silwan. The head of the cell is Waal Kassam, 31, a resident of Ras al-Amud. The arrests of the cell members took place...
  • Letter to USF Students Re: Sami Al-Arian

    08/22/2002 5:54:07 AM PDT · by doc30 · 2 replies · 301+ views
    e-mail | 8/21/02 | USF President Judy Genshaft
    Dear Colleague: As we begin the new academic year, I would like to take this opportunity to provide an update regarding Dr. Sami Al-Arian. Through events of the past year with which we all are familiar, this situation has been the source of intense disruption for the university. We as an institution, and I as a president, have had to think daily about the fundamental values of universities in a way that few institutions ever do. We care deeply about freedom in the United States. At USF, we understand that academic freedom is the core value of the academy. It...
  • MEDIA GIANTS BEHIND VICIOUS ANTI-U.S. FILM

    08/22/2002 1:39:57 AM PDT · by kattracks · 127 replies · 1,598+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/22/02 | LOU LUMENICK
    <p>August 22, 2002 -- Vivendi-Universal is bankrolling a new documentary defending anti-American terrorism - and a second media conglomerate, Viacom, is sponsoring the flick's red-carpet premiere in Toronto on Sept. 11.</p> <p>The film, "11'09"01," consists of 11 Sept. 11-themed shorts, several of which are being described as "stridently anti-American," that a Vivendi-Universal subsidiary commissioned from a team of international directors.</p>
  • Philippines - Two Jehovah's Witnesses hostages decapitated by Abu Sayyaf

    08/21/2002 5:54:16 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 158 replies · 786+ views
    An hostage decapitated in the south of the Philippines Wednesday August 21, 2002 - 23h40 GMT ZAMBOANGA (the Philippines), August 22 (AFP) - One of the six Christian hostages Filipinos removed by supposed islamists of the group Abu Sayaf in the south of the Philippines Wednesday was decapitated by its kidnappers, one learned military Thursday of source. The head of the hostage was found Wednesday evening near the headquarters of the army, in the capital of the island of Jolo, one specified of the same source. A second hostage decapitated in the south of the Philippines Thursday August 22,...
  • TERROR-BOMB SHOCK

    08/22/2002 1:49:03 AM PDT · by kattracks · 60 replies · 609+ views
    New York Post ^ | 8/22/02 | URI DAN and LINDA MASSARELLA
    <p>August 22, 2002 -- A trusted Palestinian painter at Hebrew University planted the bomb in the cafeteria that killed nine people, including five Americans, Israeli authorities said yesterday.</p> <p>Mohammed Oudeh, of East Jerusalem, even returned the next day to the campus to clean up the damage - with no one the wiser until authorities yesterday smashed a 15-member Hamas terror cell.</p>
  • Terrorism as a form of entertainment

    08/20/2002 1:14:00 PM PDT · by JohnathanRGalt · 8 replies · 403+ views
    SiMoKy Fed ^ | August 20, 2002 | Andrew Weisburd
    Terrorism as a form of entertainment This week we're featuring images and movies from www.qassam.net, in honor of the ISP's attempt to block us from accessing the site. Today's 'episode' is The Road Bomb. It goes like this: first they bury a bomb in a road. Then they retreat to a nearby hillside with a video camera. When an Israel truck drives over the bomb, they blow it to pieces, killing the occupants, and capturing the whole thing on tape. The tape is broadcase on Arab television, and then is uploaded to their webside, so they can share it...
  • Management or Confrontation? - The Brent Scowcroft problem.

    08/20/2002 8:18:01 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 3 replies · 619+ views
    National Review Online ^ | August 20, 2002 | John Derbyshire
    The first time Brent Scowcroft impinged on my consciousness was in December 1989, six months after the massacre of young Chinese patriots in Tiananmen Square. The particular way he impinged was by being photographed in Beijing's Great Hall of the People, smiling and raising a toast with Li Peng, one of the main organizers of the massacre. Like many others, I was shocked and baffled by this spectacle, and read with great interest the justifications for it offered by the Bush-41 administration. The principal justification was that it was "important to keep the lines open," and to "keep China...
  • Heavy Fighting in Gaza

    08/19/2002 11:30:58 PM PDT · by eclectic · 14 replies · 382+ views
    IsraelNationalNews.com ^ | 8/20/2002 | -
    (IsraelNN.com) Heavy exchanges of gunfire continue in Gaza at this hour. Early reports from the scene of the battle, mainly in the vicinity of N’vei Dekalim, indicated that an Israeli has been seriously injured. More details will be published as they become available.
  • IRAQ: EGYPT WILL NOT LET US WARSHIPS PASS THROUGH SUEZ CANAL

    08/19/2002 11:17:40 AM PDT · by kattracks · 212 replies · 1,186+ views
    Qatar News Agency | 8/19/02
    AMMAN, Aug. 17, 2002 (QNA via COMTEX) -- Dr. Oasma Al Baz, political advisor to the Egyptian president, said Egypt will not allow passage through the Suez Canal of US ships headed to strike Iraq. In statements published here Saturday he added Egypt rejects any military operation against Iraq, its territorial unity, independence and safety of Iraqi people, adding any military attack on Iraq represents a vary dangerous step endangering the security of the region. Dr. Al Baz said the question of UN weapons inspectors is an issue which concerns the UN and the Security Council and not Washington and...
  • Iraq Mission Aborted (Peter Jennings looks likes he's happy w/himself)

    08/19/2002 4:15:55 PM PDT · by mhking · 78 replies · 692+ views
    ABCNews & World News Tonight ^ | 8.19.02 | Peter McWhethy
    Iraq Mission Aborted President Bush Calls Off Operation to Take Out Al Qaeda Poison Gas Laboratory By John McWethy W A S H I N G T O N, Aug. 19 — The CIA and the Pentagon began planning a covert operation into Northern Iraq to destroy what appeared to be a budding chemical weapons laboratory several years ago, but late last week, the president called it off, sources told ABCNEWS. U.S. forces had been monitoring a small group of al Qaeda operatives for weeks as they experimented with poison gas and deadly toxins — killing barnyard animals and...
  • IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD... IT IS TIME FOR ISLAM TO REPENT! [Got that P.C. Liberals]

    08/20/2002 8:25:19 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 11 replies · 320+ views
    Etherzone.com | August 20, 2002 | Glenn R. Jackson
    IF THE TRUTH BE TOLD... IT IS TIME FOR ISLAM TO REPENT! By: Glenn R. Jackson Shortly after the September 11th attack Franklin Graham, son and successor to evangelist Billy Graham, came under intense criticism for calling Islam “a very evil and wicked religion.” Last week the Associated Press reported remarks by Franklin Graham that show he still holds some very un-Politically Correct views. The AP quotes Mr. Graham as saying “The silence of the (Islamic) clerics around the world is frightening to me.'' “How come they haven't come to this country, how come they haven't apologized to the American...
  • Saddam's Rap Sheet

    08/20/2002 8:33:47 AM PDT · by 1bigdictator · 2 replies · 350+ views
    New York Post | August 12, 2002 | Daniel Pipes and Jonathan Schanzer
    Saddam's Rap Sheet by Daniel Pipes and Jonathan Schanzer New York Post August 20, 2002 http://www.danielpipes.org/article/444 http://www.nypost.com/postopinion/opedcolumnists/55073.htm Consider the paradox: Almost every government agrees that Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein is an appalling monster and shudders at the prospect of his acquiring nuclear weapons. Yet those same governments are also furiously signaling their disapproval of an American-led military effort to depose him. That would be "risky adventurism," declares Germany's Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder; Saddam poses no immediate threat, and Washington lacks a justification to attack him. Most U.S. allies worldwide agree. But they are plain wrong. Saddam is an immediate menace, and...
  • Military says missile shot down helicopter in Chechnya - Over 150 Russian troops aboard

    08/20/2002 8:55:18 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 382+ views
    Interfax ^ | August 20, 2002
    Military says missile shot down helicopter in Chechnya KHANKALA. Aug 20 (Interfax) - Evidence has been found to confirm the theory that Monday's crash of a military helicopter in Chechnya, which killed more than 100 troops, was the result of a missile attack from the ground, a military source said on Tuesday. "An investigating group found the weapon of the crime, a Strela anti-aircraft missile launcher, which had been used," a source in the headquarters of the Combined Federal Forces in the North Caucasus told Interfax. Over 150 were aboard crashed helicopter in Chechnya - official source MOSCOW. Aug...
  • Iraq Lab Said Linked to al-Qaida

    08/20/2002 1:33:07 AM PDT · by My Favorite Headache · 11 replies · 326+ views
    AP | 8-20-02 | my favorite headache
    Iraq Lab Said Linked to al-Qaida CRAWFORD, Texas (AP) ? Arab terrorists linked to al-Qaida may have tested biological weapons at a small facility in northern Iraq known to American intelligence, a U.S. official said Monday. U.S. intelligence agencies had reason to suspect that the facility, in a part of northern Iraq not controlled by President Saddam Hussein's government, was a kind of laboratory for chemical and biological weapons activity that included testing on barnyard animals and at least one man, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity. ..
  • Kurdish Militants Conducted Tests With Deadly Toxin Ricin

    08/20/2002 3:01:02 AM PDT · by The Raven · 2 replies · 418+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | Aug 20, 2002 | David S. Cloud
    <p>WASHINGTON -- The U.S. has evidence that a Kurdish militant group with possible ties to al Qaeda has conducted crude chemical-weapons experiments in northern Iraq, a U.S. official said.</p> <p>The group, Ansar al Islam, allegedly has been producing ricin, a toxin that can easily be made from castor beans, at a camp in northeastern Iraq. Intelligence reports indicate that at least one man and some farm animals died after exposure to the poison, the official said.</p>