Keyword: powellwatch

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Free Republic "Bump List" Register

    09/30/2001 4:46:44 AM PDT · by John Robinson · 191 replies · 12,118+ views
    I have created a public register of "bump lists" here on Free Republic. I define a bump list as a name listed in the "To" field used to index articles. Free Republic Bump List Register
  • Brazil's Metamorphosis - A Communist triumph

    11/11/2003 1:10:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 7 replies · 632+ views
    www.jrnyquist.com ^ | 5 November 2003 | Igor Taam
    From time to time I read the news and articles of the PT (Worker’s Party), www.pt.org.br, official site. And it's not old news from old notebooks, it is this year’s declarations. It’s possible to see that old aspirations – suffering metamorphosis, or not – still live. Look at this affirmation of José Dirceu, head of Civil House: We are retaking the political agenda of 1964 because problems like cultural democratization, agrarian reform, national autonomy and citizenship are still ongoing since then. (http://200.155.6.3/site/noticias/noticias_int.asp?cod=16887) For the reader who doesn’t know what happened around 1964, I can explain in three words: Brazil's counter-revolution....
  • US "sobered" by anti-coalition attacks in Iraq...

    11/08/2003 6:43:11 PM PST · by Brian S · 19 replies · 249+ views
    AFP ^ | 11-09-03
    BAGHDAD, Nov 9 (AFP) - Visiting US Deputy Secretary of State Richard Armitage said Washington was "sobered" by attacks against coalition troops in what he called "a war zone," as two more US soldiers were killed in Iraq Saturday. While the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said it was temporarily closing its offices in Baghdad and Basra amid escalating violence, Iraq's interim Governing Council welcomed Turkey's decision not to send forces to the war-torn country. But Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul urged the United States not to show bias towards Iraqi Kurds and warned Ankara would not refrain...
  • 'Embarrassing' U.S. Memo Denigrating Nicaragua Surfaces During Powell's Visit

    11/04/2003 2:06:22 PM PST · by TheOtherOne · 11 replies · 149+ views
    'Embarrassing' U.S. Memo Denigrating Nicaragua Surfaces During Powell's VisitBy George Gedda Associated Press WriterPublished: Nov 4, 2003 MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) - The State Department is distancing itself from an official U.S. memo released during the visit of Secretary of State Colin Powell that describes Nicaragua as a country with little hope and portrays pro-Americans there in unflattering terms. "Nicaragua crawls along as the second-poorest country in the hemisphere after Haiti, battered by storms of nature and their own making, with little hope of changing things in the future," the unsigned document, released by the U.S. Embassy, said. "Privileged Nicaraguans see...
  • Raid kills 22 Taliban, Al Qaeda: U.S. civilians die in Afghan battle

    10/28/2003 5:30:05 AM PST · by Coop · 39 replies · 841+ views
    CNN ^ | 10/28/03 | Jamie McIntyre/Elise Labott
    <p>KABUL, Afghanistan -- At least 22 fighters from the ousted Taliban regime and al Qaeda network were killed in an aerial assault by U.S.-led forces in southeastern Paktika province, according to Reuters..</p> <p>Air support was called in on Tuesday after a group of Taliban and al Qaeda fugitives fired rockets and heavy machine-guns on a base used by U.S.-led troops and their Afghan allies in Shkin, near the Pakistan border, on Saturday, said Paktika province govenor Mohammad Ali Jalali.</p>
  • "What's the point of the new U.N. resolution?"

    10/17/2003 8:59:31 AM PDT · by KantianBurke · 6 replies · 183+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/17/03 | John Cullinan
    Power without responsibility. By John F. Cullinan What's the point? What, if any, are the possible benefits of Thursday's U.N. Security Council Resolution 1511 as compared with its certain costs? How exactly are U.S. interests — as well as those of ordinary Iraqis — served by a whole series of substantial, last-minute concessions satisfactory to Russia, France, Germany, China, Syria, and the U.N. bureaucracy itself, all determined opponents of the liberation of Iraq? Resolution 1511 offers at best superfluous Security Council blessing for Coalition forces in Iraq in exchange for accepting potentially troublesome deadlines and an almost certainly disruptive U.N....
  • U.S. drafts larger U.N. role in Iraq

    10/01/2003 10:33:31 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 4 replies · 179+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Thursday, October 2, 2003 | By Betsy Pisik
    <p>NEW YORK &#8212; The Bush administration yesterday circulated a draft resolution to give the United Nations a larger role in Iraq's reconstruction and reassure nations that it will hand power quickly to the Iraqi people.</p> <p>Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and U.S. Ambassador John D. Negroponte spent much of the day explaining the draft to foreign officials. The document does not spell out a specific timetable for Iraqis to draft a constitution and hold elections.</p>
  • Self-rule pledged for Iraq in 1 year

    09/29/2003 11:46:07 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 5 replies · 191+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Tuesday, September 30, 2003 | By Betsy Pisik
    <p>NEW YORK &#8212; The United States has narrowed differences with France by pledging to help draft an Iraqi constitution in six months and a government in one year, but many U.N. Security Council members say they will wait to see a proposed new draft resolution before they commit troops or aid.</p>
  • U.S. First Lady on Fence-Mending Mission

    09/29/2003 7:54:15 AM PDT · by Dr. Thorne · 9 replies · 239+ views
    FoxNews.com ^ | September 29, 2003 | Associated Press
    PARIS — Laura Bush (search) brings to ceremonies marking America's rejoining of the United Nations' (search) main cultural organization some lofty White House hopes: that the re-entry will help offset criticism of President Bush's foreign policies in Iraq and elsewhere as go-it-alone affairs.Continued...
  • France writes itself off as arrogant failure: New books see a country in decline

    09/29/2003 12:14:26 AM PDT · by Timesink · 88 replies · 812+ views
    The Times ^ | September 26, 2003 | Charles Brumner
    September 26, 2003France writes itself off as arrogant failureby charles brumner New books see a country in declineFRANCE is a nation in decline, blind to its failings and living beyond its means while strutting with empty arrogance on the world stage. That may sound like the standard Francophobe rant from across the Channel or the Atlantic but it is, surprisingly, a view gaining ground in France. Doubts about Gallic supremacy have been a periodic feature of France for centuries. They have now returned, fed by economic gloom and amplified by bestselling books. France, according to the thesis, has been overtaken...
  • Powell eyes constitution, elections for Iraq in 1 year

    09/27/2003 9:11:04 AM PDT · by .cnI redruM · 6 replies · 208+ views
    THE WASHINGTON TIMES ^ | 27 Sep 03 | By Betsy Pisik
    <p>NEW YORK — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell yesterday suggested a one-year time frame for handing power to the Iraqi people — six months to write a constitution and another six months to organize and hold new elections.</p> <p>Mr. Powell emphasized that the time frame was a goal and not a deadline.</p>
  • Virus Hits Federal Visa-Checking System

    09/24/2003 1:05:19 PM PDT · by MineralMan · 11 replies · 479+ views
    Computer Virus Cripples State Department's Visa-Checking System for About Nine Hours The Associated Press WASHINGTON Sept. 24 — A computer virus disrupted systems at the State Department for checking every visa applicant for terrorist or criminal history, leaving the U.S. government unable to issue visas for roughly nine hours. The virus crippled the department's Consular Lookout and Support System, known as CLASS, which contains more than 15 million records from the FBI, the State Department and U.S. immigration, drug-enforcement and intelligence agencies. Among the names are those of at least 78,000 suspected terrorists. In an internal message sent late Tuesday...
  • U.S. to Withhold Some Funds from Israel

    09/15/2003 3:17:50 PM PDT · by PatrioticCowboy · 117 replies · 556+ views
    Reuters ^ | 9-15-03
    U.S. to Withhold Some Funds from Israel Mon September 15, 2003 04:24 PM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration said on Monday it planned to withhold some funds from Israel because of its settlement activities in Palestinian areas. The deductions would come from a $9 billion package of U.S. loan guarantees to help Israel weather a deep recession and fiscal crisis. But administration officials said they have yet to decide whether to penalize Israel for building a fence through the West Bank. Congressional aides doubted the White House would carry out that threat. Under legislation authorizing the loan guarantees,...
  • Visas that Should Have Been Denied

    10/09/2002 7:11:36 PM PDT · by brightx · 5 replies · 456+ views
    National Review ^ | October 9, 2002 | Joel Mowbray
    The cover story in National Review's October 28th issue (out Friday) details how at least 15 of the 19 September 11 hijackers should have been denied visas — an assessment based on expert analyses of 15 of the terrorists' visa-application forms, obtained exclusively by NR. In the year after 9/11, the hand-wringing mostly centered on the FBI and CIA's failure to "connect the dots." But that would not have been a fatal blow if the "dots" had not been here in the first place. If the U.S. State Department had followed the law, at least 15 of the 19 "dots"...
  • The Southern Terror Front - Why is the State Department hindering the war on narcoterrorists?

    08/27/2003 7:52:58 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 82 replies · 739+ views
    WSJ ^ | August 23, 2003
    <p>Donald Rumsfeld's recent visit to Colombia is a welcome signal of solidarity toward America's most reliable Latin American ally in the war on terror.</p> <p>"The Colombians are in every sense holding up their side of the partnership against narcoterrorism, and so we are always trying to find ways that we can be helpful," the Secretary of Defense said in an interview en route to Bogota. Perhaps even some holdouts in the State Department will now get the message.</p>
  • Getting Iraqis to Take Over

    08/26/2003 9:35:07 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 5 replies · 327+ views
    Washington Post ^ | 08/27/03 | George F. Will
    It is sad yet stirring to say. With a realist's melancholy sense of the human cost of things, Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz is saying it: Part of the good news out of Iraq -- good news obscured by recent bad news, and sometimes mistaken for unalloyed bad news -- is that the deaths, including of 62 Americans, caused by hostile action in Iraq since major combat operations ended include the deaths of almost 50 Iraqis. They died, Wolfowitz says, as exemplary pioneers of Iraq's progress up from tyranny, while working with coalition forces to secure public order and...
  • U.N. makes attacks on workers a war crime

    08/26/2003 7:30:42 PM PDT · by dennisw · 45 replies · 1,062+ views
    cnn ^ | Tuesday, August 26, 2003 Posted: 9:02 PM EDT (0102 GMT)
    <p>UNITED NATIONS (CNN) -- The U.N. Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Tuesday that aims to strengthen protection of its personnel and other humanitarian workers throughout the world.</p> <p>The 15-member Security Council passed the resolution one week after the United Nations' Baghdad headquarters was destroyed by a truck bomb.</p>
  • 'I did not want to be a collaborator'

    07/31/2003 11:04:02 PM PDT · by FreeMeansNoID · 13 replies · 573+ views
    The Guardian (U.K.) ^ | July 28, 2003 | Isam al-Khafaji
    Isam al-Khafaji, a former member of the Iraqi reconstruction council, explains his decision to resign Monday July 28, 2003 The Guardian On July 9, with deep sorrow, I submitted my resignation as a member of the Iraqi Reconstruction and Development Council to US deputy secretary of defence Paul Wolfowitz. I did this with great sadness but, in doing so, I was able to leave Iraq with a clear conscience. If I had stayed any longer, I might not have been able to say that. I feared my role with the reconstruction council was sliding from what I had originally envisioned...
  • US to relaunch rebuilding of Afghanistan

    07/27/2003 2:55:53 PM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 12 replies · 616+ views
    Financial Times ^ | July 27 2003 21:11 | Victoria Burnett in Islamabad
    The US is preparing to reshuffle top officials with responsibility for Afghanistan, expand the number of staff serving in the country, and award an additional $1bn (?870m, £620m) in assistance in a bid to re-energise its reconstruction effort, according to US and Afghan officials familiar with the plans. The policy shift, whose motto is "Accelerate Success", was a response by US State and Defense Department officials to a chorus of concern about the Afghan reconstruction process, officials said. The US government was eager to point to Afghanistan as a success story as it faced difficulty in getting the situation in...
  • Stretched in Iraq, US may return to UN; Powell is discussing UN aid with Kofi Annan and others

    07/17/2003 6:19:22 PM PDT · by Brian S · 11 replies · 344+ views
    Secretary of State Powell is discussing UN aid with Kofi Annan and others. By Peter Ford | Staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor PARIS - Pressured by signs of fatigue and dissent among US soldiers fighting a guerrilla war in Iraq, and disappointed by allies' reluctance to join what many see as an occupation army, the US may be forced to cede some control over Iraq's future to governments who disagreed with the war. That is likely to be the price of coaxing major nations into an Iraqi force through the United Nations, a process Secretary of State Colin...
  • Iranian Alert -- DAY 31 -- LIVE THREAD PING LIST [Riots erupt]

    07/10/2003 1:07:40 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 169 replies · 3,646+ views
    Live Thread Ping List | 7.10.2003 | DoctorZin
    The next 24-72 hours may be the most important in Iran's history. As Michael Ledeen posted yesterday, "...we can already say that the regime's intimidation was not successful. And you have to admire the courage of these young Iranians..." The events there are encouraging. We have heard of a demonstration yesterday with about 100,000 Iranians in the Pars region of the city of Tehran. This is a huge demonstration given that the regime was doing everything possible to keep people from gathering in this matter. We are continuing to hear of the regime’s jamming of the broadcasts in much of...
  • Powell Backs Off Intervention in Iranian Politics

    07/03/2003 4:39:18 PM PDT · by freedom44 · 18 replies · 238+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/3/03 | Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Colin Powell (news - web sites) backed away from intervention in Iranian politics on Wednesday, saying Washington should stay away from what he called a "family fight" between reformists and conservatives. Powell also reminded listeners in a radio interview that President Mohammad Khatami (news - web sites) won elections and said that Iranian rulers might make concessions to the protest movement. The Bush administration annoyed the Iranian government last month by coming out strongly in support of student protests last month against Iran's clerical rulers. The protests included harsh criticism of Khatami, a moderate,...
  • Iranian Alert -- DAY 24 -- LIVE THREAD PING LIST

    07/03/2003 12:03:52 AM PDT · by DoctorZIn · 45 replies · 2,450+ views
    Live Thread Ping List | 7.3.2003 | DoctorZin
    In just 6 days (July 9th) the people of Iran are planning massive demonstrations events and strikes. On this date, 4 years ago, the regime brutally attacked peaceful student demonstrators while in their dorms. The result was the loss of life and liberty of hundreds of students, many of which are still unaccounted for. Once again, the regime has been threatening a major crackdown on the protesters. A major confrontation is just days away. Iran is a country ready for a regime change. If you follow this thread you will witness, I believe, the transformation of a country. This daily...
  • Zimbabwe calls Powell 'Uncle Tom'

    07/02/2003 12:06:29 AM PDT · by kattracks · 8 replies · 353+ views
    Guardian | 7/02/03 | Suzanne Goldenberg in Washington
    Officials in Zimbabwe hurled racial epithets at the US secretary of state, Colin Powell, yesterday, including branding him an "Uncle Tom" after his attack on President Robert Mugabe in the New York Times last week. In a deliberate echo of remarks last autumn by the entertainer and activist Harry Belafonte - who said that Mr Powell adopted a docile mien to preserve his status - Zimbabwe's official press called him a liar and a self-effacing servant of his white masters. The tirade appeared aimed at overshadowing the African tour next week by President Bush and other senior officials including Mr...
  • India's Foreign Service to receive corporate training

    06/29/2003 5:47:47 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 5 replies · 300+ views
    Hindustan Times ^ | New Delhi, June 30 | Saurabh Shukla
    With economic diplomacy becoming central to India’s foreign policy, Indian diplomats will now have to spend time with corporate houses before they go for a foreign posting. The Ministry of External Affairs has approved a proposal to send IFS probationers for a 3-4 week attachment to select corporate houses for hands-on experience on corporate and business issues. The stint is expected to accustom them to the corporate environment. It is aimed at coordinating the functioning of Indian missions and MNCs and corporate houses. Besides this, officials believe, a stint with an MNC or a corporate house will help diplomats understand...
  • US vs Pyongyang: Watch Rumsfeld

    04/23/2003 10:56:41 AM PDT · by Enemy Of The State · 11 replies · 482+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 4.24.03 | Phar Kim Beng
    US vs Pyongyang: Watch RumsfeldBy Phar Kim Beng HONG KONG - As talks finally get under way between the United States and North Korea, the latter, which has made obstinacy and diplomatic misbehavior an art form, would do well to keep in mind the growing influence and staying power in Washington of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. With the US victory in Iraq all but declared, barely a year after a previous triumph in Afghanistan, Rumsfeld's influence has increased by several notches. Together with other neo-conservatives who urged the Iraq war, "Rummy", as he is affectionately known in Washington, is...
  • Master list FR posted articles on UN Food for Oil program

    04/22/2003 12:40:51 PM PDT · by GailA · 252 replies · 12,023+ views
    GailA ^ | 4/22/03 | Various
    FR posted articles on UN Food for Oil program MASTER list THIS TOP ONE IS THE LATEST REPORT OUT OF THE USELESS NATIONS ON THE OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM UN OIL FOR FOOD PROGRAM REPORT (what UN is really raking in) 2/22-28/03 UN deal leaves Iraq Kurds at Baghdad's mercy Oil, Food and a Whole Lot of Questions The Oil-for-U.N.-Jobs Program Kofi Annandersen: Enron-style accounting at the U.N. Oil-for-Food Program William Safire: Follow the money Bum's Rush for Butcher's Big, Bad Debts Don’t expect UN to clean up Iraq (a sane German alert!) U.N. crambles to Reclaim Role Amid Debate...
  • Kofi Annan's Oil-For-Food Corruption/Oil, Food and a Whole Lot of Questions

    04/22/2003 9:53:14 PM PDT · by jmstein7 · 93 replies · 5,519+ views
    The EIB Network ^ | 2-22-03 | Rush Limbaugh/Claudia Rosett
    My [wife] caught a report by Fox News Channel's Eric Shawn about the U.N. oil-for-food program. This hasn't been picked up anywhere, but it will come as a blockbuster revelation for anyone wondering why the French, Germans and Russians stood in the way of liberating Iraq. This program was supposed to help the starving Iraqi people. Instead, it was a cash cow. This is why I always tell you: follow the money. Kofi Annan personally oversaw this program, and okayed requests under this program for things like laser light show equipment and cartoon making apparatus for Baghdad Bob. The United...
  • U.S. cites China, Israel, Saudi Arabia for poor human rights

    03/31/2003 6:10:26 PM PST · by Sabertooth · 196 replies · 1,048+ views
    CNN ^ | March 31st, 2003 | Elise Labott
    <p>Powell: "Where human rights and freedoms flourish, terrorists and tyrants do not thrive and conflict and chaos do not reign."</p> <p>WASHINGTON (CNN) -- Although noting some improvement, the State Department's annual human rights report once again accuses China of numerous, serious human rights abuses.</p>
  • Turkish parliament's double-fisted knockout

    03/04/2003 9:56:40 AM PST · by a_Turk · 62 replies · 155+ views
    Asia Times ^ | 3/4/2003 | Robert M Cutler
    Press reports, especially in North America, suggested that a deal between Ankara and Washington was just a question of money, using the metaphor of the bazaar to explain Turkish negotiating behavior. In the end, this description was shown to be ill-conceived and inaccurate. More was at stake than just the amount of money. Turkish leaders consistently said so, but no one in Washington seemed to hear them. The American administration also appeared to assume that the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Ankara could make its parliamentary deputies fall into line as easily as the Republican Party in the...
  • Snubbing Turkey--State Department missteps played a part in Saturday’s embarrassing vote.

    03/03/2003 8:04:12 AM PST · by SJackson · 179 replies · 947+ views
    National Review ^ | 3-3-03 | Joel Mowbray
    The Turkish parliament's failure this weekend to approve the basing of U.S. troops made headlines around the world, but the unreported backstory is how officials at the U.S. State Department have their fingerprints all over the mess in Ankara. With the margin of defeat so narrow — a mere four votes shy of a simple majority — State's unfortunate diplomacy in the past few months likely made the difference. Winning the support of Turkey for any Iraq invasion was the State Department's job and now many in the White House are wondering what went wrong. Turkey has been a reluctant,...
  • Quick Colin

    03/02/2003 12:06:50 AM PST · by kattracks · 13 replies · 345+ views
    PAGE SIX - New York Post ^ | 3/02/03 | RICHARD JOHNSON with PAULA FROELICH and CHRIS WILSON
    <p>SECRETARY of State Colin Powell put a snarky Iraqi reporter in his place the other day. The scribe tried to sandbag the statesman by asking, "Isn't it true that only 13 percent of young Americans can locate Iraq on a map?" "That may be true," Powell snapped. "You're probably right. But unfortunately for you, all 13 percent are Marines."</p>
  • We Will Not Shrink From War

    02/03/2003 9:19:30 AM PST · by Txslady · 7 replies · 250+ views
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Monday, February 3, 2003 12:01 a.m. EST | BY COLIN L. POWELL
    <p>We Will Not Shrink From War Iraq has flouted the will of the world with its deceptions and empty claims.</p> <p>President Bush warned in his State of the Union address that "the gravest danger facing America and the world is outlaw regimes that seek and possess nuclear, chemical and biological weapons." Exhibit A is Saddam Hussein's Iraq. As the president said, we need only look at how Saddam has terrorized, oppressed and murdered his own people to understand his methods. And, perhaps most critically, the president confirmed that Iraq has open channels and ties to terrorist organizations, including al Qaeda.</p>
  • Powell Says He Disagrees With Bush on University of Michigan Affirmative Action Case

    01/19/2003 2:50:22 PM PST · by TheRedSoxWinThePennant · 54 replies · 888+ views
    tbo.com ^ | 1-19-02 | ap
    In Rare Public Dissent, Powell Says He Disagrees With Bush on University of Michigan Affirmative Action Case By Scott Lindlaw Associated Press Writer Published: Jan 19, 2003 WASHINGTON (AP) - Secretary of State Colin Powell said Sunday he disagrees with President Bush's position on an affirmative action case before the Supreme Court. Powell, one of two black members of Bush's Cabinet, said he supports methods the University of Michigan uses to bolster minority enrollments in its undergraduate and law school programs. The policies offer points to minority applicants and set goals for minority admissions. "Whereas I have expressed my support...
  • Powell Advances Plan to Help Modernize Arab Society

    12/12/2002 11:02:35 PM PST · by hoosierskypilot · 22 replies · 263+ views
    Fox News ^ | 12/12/02 | AP
    WASHINGTON — The Bush administration outlined a program Thursday to help modernize Arab society, offering an initial contribution of $29 million and pledging to seek more from Congress and rich Arab countries. In the process, the administration hopes to deflect radicalism and combat illiteracy and poverty through scholarships and economic development. "We are adding hope to the U.S.-Middle East agenda. We are pledging our energy, our abilities and our idealism to bring hope to all God's children who call the Middle East home," Secretary of State Colin Powell said. "Hope begins with a paycheck," he said. "And that requires a...
  • POWELL SAYS SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT IS COMPELLING ISSUE FOR THE UNITED STATES

    08/16/2002 5:33:46 AM PDT · by madfly · 93 replies · 861+ views
    The Washington File ^ | Aug. 12, 2002 | Colin Powell
    08/12/2002 Byliner: Powell Says Sustainable Development is Compelling Issue for the United States (Powell article in special edition of U.N. publication) (2090) (This byliner by U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell appeared in an August 12 special edition of the United Nations Environment Program magazine "Our Planet" and is in the public domain. No republication restrictions.) (begin byliner) Only One Earth Colin L. Powell The World Summit on Sustainable Development comes barely 20 months after we welcomed in the new century. Despite the stories and images of trouble we read in our newspapers and view on our television screens, this...
  • Sustainable Development Called Security Imperative (Powell)

    08/07/2002 9:27:49 AM PDT · by cogitator · 49 replies · 826+ views
    Sustainable Development Called Security ImperativeWASHINGTON, DC, August 6, 2002 (ENS) - Sustainable development is a security imperative, writes Secretary of State Colin Powell in a special publication of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP). UNEP will publish a special edition of its magazine, "Our Planet," to coincide with the upcoming World Summit for Sustainable Development, containing articles on environmental issues by a variety of international leaders, including Powell. In his article, Powell describes sustainable development as a "compelling moral and humanitarian issue" and says that delivering environmentally friendly development is vital for delivering a more stable world. "Poverty, environmental...
  • A Balancing Act--Colin Powell as the Good American

    08/05/2002 7:04:45 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 2 replies · 223+ views
    U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell faces the delicate task of promoting the policies of the Bush administration while reassuring Asia that Washington has its interests in mind. In this exclusive interview, Powell describes how he sees the region's toughest problems United States Secretary of State Colin Powell on July 26 began his most extensive trip to Asia since the terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. Hitting eight countries in eight days, Powell arrived with a message: American foreign policy is not unilateralist, nor is it single-minded in its war on terrorism. In an exclusive interview in Bangkok with...
  • Powell still plans to meet Palestinians

    08/03/2002 11:25:28 AM PDT · by RCW2001 · 2 replies · 234+ views
    Powell still plans to meet Palestinians   (Adds possible Israeli-Palestinian meeting) By Danielle Haas JERUSALEM, Aug 3 (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said on Saturday he still hoped to meet Palestinian leaders next week despite a deadly bomb attack on an Israeli university that drew swift military retaliation from Israel. Powell condemned Palestinian attacks and mourned the five Americans and two Israelis who died in the Wednesday blast at a cafeteria of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, but said efforts to end 22 months of bloodshed must continue. "We can't walk away from it. We must continue to try to find...
  • Powell stresses cooperation in fight against terrorism

    08/03/2002 2:11:55 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 231+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Saturday, August 3, 2002 | By OLIVER TEVES Associated Press Writer
    MANILA, Philippines, Aug 03, 2002 (AP WorldStream via COMTEX) -- Stressing the need for multinational cooperation to fight terrorism, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Saturday he was pleased with the progress he has seen in Southeast Asia. Powell spoke at a news conference at the end of an eight-day, eight-nation tour of the region where Washington fears Muslim extremism could fester and provide al-Qaida with an alternative base after being driven out of Afghanistan. "In order to get these terrorists, not only al-Qaida, but other terrorists such as Abu Sayyaf, we have to work with our friends and...
  • Chance to repair risky polices

    08/01/2002 11:50:18 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 2 replies · 211+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Friday, August 2, 2002 | William Taylor/Eliot Walker
    <p>As the old saying goes, "Sometimes even a blind hog roots an acorn." For unknown reasons, the Bush administration may soon have a chance to root one.</p> <p>Following a very tense shootout between North and South Korean naval forces on June 29, Pyongyang surprisingly says it is ready for dialogue with Washington. In response, Secretary of State Colin Powell said last week he was not "not ruling out" a meeting with North Korea's Foreign Minister Paek Nam Sun this week at the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) meeting in Brunei. In fact, Mr. Powell and Mr. Paek have already met there briefly and informally over coffee, and there could be another more formal meeting. Let's hope so.</p>
  • Powell, ASEAN Sign Anti-Terror Pact

    08/01/2002 6:35:44 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 2 replies · 322+ views
    Pakistan Daily ^ | Augustus 1 2002 | AP
    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei (AP) — The United States and a bloc of Southeast Asian nations signed a sweeping treaty Thursday aimed at making the region, which has become a second front in the war against terrorism, more responsive to future threats. The signing capped a week of diplomacy that overcame fears from Vietnam and Indonesia that the accord could lead to the basing of U.S. troops in Southeast Asia, where American forces have already helped the Philippines battle the Abu Sayyaf guerrillas. Under the agreement, the Association of Southeast Asian Nations and Washington will share information, boost police cooperation...
  • Radical Muslims Plan Reception For Powell In Indonesia

    08/01/2002 4:51:03 AM PDT · by kattracks · 5 replies · 242+ views
    CNSNEWS.com ^ | 8/01/02 | Patrick Goodenough
    Pacific Rim Bureau (CNSNews.com) - Secretary of State Colin Powell heads Thursday to Jakarta, where radical Islamic groups have threatened to try to disrupt his brief visit to the world's most populous Muslim nation. The Islamic Youth Movement said it was coordinating plans with other groups to hold protest demonstrations at the U.S. Embassy, the airport, and the presidential palace, where Powell is to meet President Megawati Sukarnoputri on Friday. Extremists in Indonesia have in the past made threats against Westerners and Western interests. For instance, late last year, they held protests against the U.S.-led campaign in Afghanistan, but...
  • Baker example should instruct Powell

    07/30/2002 8:30:37 AM PDT · by Prodigal Son · 3 replies · 216+ views
    Dallas News (Dallas Morning News) ^ | July 30, 2002 | WILLIAM McKENZIE
    One ongoing story line about the Bush administration is that Colin Powell finds himself in a bind. Conservatives think the retired general is too moderate. The experienced man of the world knows the Mideast requires practicality. And the secretary of state must try to help Europe understand America's preference for action against Saddam Hussein. With Mr. Powell on a long Asia trip this week, The New York Times published an editorial on Sunday titled "D-Day for Colin Powell." The good news for Mr. Powell is that he has company, historically speaking. James A. Baker III faced similar quandaries. Conservatives considered...
  • Concern over ASEAN anti-terror treaty

    07/29/2002 12:08:02 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 178+ views
    CNN ^ | July 29, 2002
    <p>BANGKOK, Thailand -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell has arrived in Thailand as part of a nine-country Asia tour focussing on reducing tensions between India and Pakistan and continuing the global war on terrorism.</p> <p>The focal point will be an address by Powell to a summit of the Association of Southeast Asia Nations (ASEAN) being held in Brunei later this week.</p>
  • Powell trip eases border tension

    07/28/2002 10:44:24 PM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 1 replies · 169+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, July 29, 2002 | By Ralph Joseph
    <p>ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Secretary of State Colin L. Powell yesterday reported reduced tensions between India and Pakistan after a weekend of South Asia diplomacy that yielded little in the way of concrete results.</p> <p>"Thanks to the efforts of the international community, but especially the parties themselves, tensions have been reduced," he told reporters after flying to Islamabad from New Delhi.</p>
  • NYT ed: D-Day for Colin Powell

    07/27/2002 9:28:24 PM PDT · by Pokey78 · 23 replies · 134+ views
    The New York Times ^ | 07/28/2002 | editorial board
    It wouldn't be surprising if Colin Powell were daydreaming about the clout once exercised by secretaries of state like John Foster Dulles and Henry Kissinger, men whose sway over American foreign policy was largely uncontested. Mr. Powell has been bested on a number of important issues in recent months by more conservative and ideological figures in the Bush administration. Like the good soldier and loyal adviser that he is, Mr. Powell has swallowed the defeats, defended the party line and turned to the next crisis. The administration, and the nation, would be better served if Mr. Powell's views prevailed more...
  • Powell visit to India and Pakistan - a waste of taxpayer money

    07/27/2002 4:39:29 PM PDT · by AM2000 · 3 replies · 45+ views
    The Times of India and rediff.com (via Dawn)
    Powell play draws a blankNEW DELHI: Talks between visiting US Secretary of State Colin Powell and External Affairs Minister Yashwant Sinha failed to yield any new ground on the Indo-Pak stalemate. While India reiterated its well-known position on the ‘‘need for Pakistan to deliver on its pledges’’, the US side said it was used to its friends keeping their pledges. Sinha ruled out any further de-escalatory steps saying the ‘‘necessary conditions do not exist at present.’’ Powell spoke of the difficulties in monitoring the situation on the LoC. He also appreciated the movement towards free and fair elections in Jammu...
  • Powell downplays hopes on Kashmir - Secretary of State travels to New Delhi, then Islamabad

    07/27/2002 7:46:22 AM PDT · by AM2000 · 14 replies · 54+ views
    CNN.com ^ | July 27, 2002 Posted: 9:50 AM EDT (1350 GMT) | Andrea Koppel, CNN State Department
    <p>U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION SIGONELLA, Italy (CNN) --On the eve of his third visit to the subcontinent, U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell downplayed expectations that he can achieve a breakthrough and succeed in jump-starting long-stalled talks on Kashmir between nuclear rivals India and Pakistan.</p>
  • Powell: Israel's use of U.S. weapons under constant review

    07/25/2002 8:28:55 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 5 replies · 62+ views
    Ha'aretz Daily ^ | 7/26/02 | Yossi Verter, Ha'aretz Correspondent and Agencies
    Secretary of State Colin Powell said Thursday that Israel's use of U.S.-made weapons in attacks that kill civilians is under Bush administration review. However, he gave no indication that Israel's use of a U.S.-made F-16 jet fighter to kill execute a Hamas leader violated U.S. law, which specifies the weapons may be used only in self-defense. In the military strike, a one-ton bomb was exploded in a residential area in Gaza city, killing Hamas military wing commander Salah Shehada and 14 others, inlcuidng nine children. Powell said the administration was concerned about the loss of human life. "We are constantly...