Stories from 2001-12-14
"For some leaders of major U.S. Muslim organizations who have been criticized for failing to condemn bin Laden, the tape was enough to get them on record. For other Muslims in the United States who were more suspicious of the nation's eagerness to justify the war in Afghanistan, no number of independent, nongovernment translations would be enough to convince them." [more]
"Legal specialists have mixed opinions on what use, if any, the tape would have in a criminal prosecution of bin Laden or other members of the terrorist group Al Qaeda that he is believed to lead." [more]
"In a few words caught on tape, Osama bin Laden pronounced himself guilty of masterminding the suicide attacks on the World Trade Center, legal experts said yesterday." [more]
"Convicted millennium terrorist Ahmed Ressam gave investigators crucial information about Zacarias Moussaoui, the only man indicted so far in the Sept. 11 attacks, sources say. Ressam, awaiting sentencing for plotting to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport two years ago, identified Moussaoui as having been in the same al-Qaida training camp Ressam attended in Afghanistan in 1998, the sources said." [more]
"Given the litigious nature of the United States, it should be no surprise that the American military has more lawyers than all other countries combined. Legal advisers are integral to planning and operations at all levels, reviewing targets and rules of engagement. Even at the White House level, constraints on civilian damage, either implicit or explicit, are articulated by legal counsel. Specific rules of engagement are further developed in the Pentagon by the Defense Department civilian leadership and the Joint Chiefs of Staff, with legal input, of course." [more]
"The latest Osama bin Laden tape is widely hailed as proof that he organised the September 11 attacks, though many papers report doubts in the Islamic world about its authenticity." [more]
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(IHT, Apr 30)
"In just five years, Bush has challenged more than 750 new laws, by far a record for any president, while becoming the first president since Thomas Jefferson to stay so long in office without issuing a veto." [more]
(Interactivist Info Exchange, Jul 26)
"Horizontalism is not an ideology, however, it is a relationship — a way of relating to one another in a directly democratic way while at the same time creating through the process of discovery. What has resulted is the creation of an amazing complex of movements, all linked." [more]
This website is a tribute to Why War?, one of the nation's first and most innovative post-9/11 student antiwar organizations. Born on October 22, 2001 at Swarthmore College, we were a handful of freshmen and sophmores who vocally opposed the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere. And now, seven years later, we are retiring this website as we focus our efforts on new directions. We hope that it continues to serve future activists and we remain confident that humanity is on the verge birthing a better world.