Stories from 2002-02-28
"Al-Qaida and Taliban fighters are regrouping in the mountains of eastern Paktia province and just over the border in Pakistan, urging the faithful to wage holy war against U.S. forces, Afghan officials say." [more]
"Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle said Thursday that the United States will have failed in the war on terrorism unless it finds Osama bin Laden and Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar. Daschle also said he will need more information before going along with any expansion of the war." [more]
(1) The President shall prescribe procedures under which Federal agencies determine--
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"Most Muslims 77 percent say that U.S. actions in Afghanistan are 'morally unjustifiable' while 53 percent had an unfavorable view of the United States, according to a poll of nearly 10,000 people in nine Muslim nations." The United States had only a 5 percent approval rating in Pakistan, one of its closest allies in the "war on terrorism." [more]
"The Israeli military attacked two West Bank refugee camps with helicopter gunships, tanks and paratroopers Thursday in a high-stakes attempt to break strongholds of Palestinian militants. An Israeli soldier and 12 Palestinians were killed pushing the Palestinian toll past 1,000 in 17 months of fighting." [more]
"America needs more than just a military legacy in the Islamic world. The United States should not end its involvement short of reconstruction; any partial solution would pose a serious threat to the Karzai government. If it or its successor falls, even the American military success story will be in doubt." [more]
"About a third of the al Qaeda and Taliban prisoners at the U.S. Naval Base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, refused to eat on Thursday after guards forced a captive to remove a makeshift turban during prayers, military officials said." [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]
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