Stories from 2002-08-02
"Hundreds of protesters have staged a fourth day of demonstrations in one of the most restive regions of Afghanistan ó the Khost area of neighbouring Paktia and Nangarhar provinces near the border with Pakistan."
"Indian and Pakistani officials say their armies traded heavy artillery fire overnight along the Line of Control (LoC) which divides the disputed Kashmir region. Indian police say three Indian soldiers were killed and two civilians wounded in the exchange of shelling in the Kargil, Tangdar and Gurez districts."
"Early reactions to Iraq's offer of talks over the possible resumption of arms inspections suggest the big powers on the UN Security Council will be divided over the issue. The UK gave the invitation a cool response, but Russia welcomed the move as an 'important step' and France expressed its support. The US and the United Nations have yet to respond." [more]
"The Iraqi invitation to the chief U.N. inspector to visit Baghdad for 'technical talks' won only skepticism on Friday from Britain, Washington's firmest military ally and one of the five key permanent members of the U.N. Security Council." [more]
"A federal judge ruled today that the Bush administration had no right to conceal the identities of hundreds of people arrested after the Sept. 11 terror attacks, and she ordered that most of their names be released within 15 days."
"ISLAMABAD, Pakistan ó A team of Pakistani intelligence officers and diplomats went to Cuba to help interrogate Taliban and al-Qaida prisoners held at the U.S. military base at Guantanamno Bay, Pakistani authorities said Friday." [more]
"Concerned that Southeast Asia's Muslim-majority nations provide fertile ground for the growth of terrorist organizations, the administration has been eager to establish closer security and intelligence ties, particularly with Malaysia and Indonesia. Yet the United States also has criticized both countries for repressing political dissent and abusing human rights." [more]
"Mr. Rumsfeld's efforts to consolidate his hold over military intelligence ó an enormous bureaucracy that includes the Defense Intelligence Agency, the National Security Agency, the National Reconnaissance Office and the intelligence branches of the individual military services ó carries important implications for the whole intelligence community." [more]
"Three administration sources said Mr. Rumsfeld is not happy at the rate at which al Qaeda and Taliban fighters are being found and eliminated in Gen. Franks' theater. Some of Mr. Rumsfeld's senior advisers view the four-star Army general as too cautious."
"Most glaring is that Donald Rumsfeld was in Iraq as the 1984 UN report was issued and said nothing about the allegations of chemical weapons use, despite State Department ìevidence.î On the contrary, The New York Times reported from Baghdad on March 29, 1984, ìAmerican diplomats pronounce themselves satisfied with relations between Iraq and the United States and suggest that normal diplomatic ties have been restored in all but name.î" [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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