"A 1980 UN convention banned the use against civilian targets of napalm, a terrifying mixture of jet fuel and polystyrene that sticks to skin as it burns. The US, which did not sign the treaty, is one of the few countries that makes use of the weapon." [more]
"The team searching for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is ending its operation without having found proof that Saddam Hussein had stocks of chemical, biological or nuclear weapons." [more]
"We should be ready to impose the will of the United Nations on them if they don't co-operate, but not by hurting the people of Iraq. / "Each one of them is as precious as the 3,000 people in the twin towers. We can't sacrifice them to putting it right," she [Clare Short, the International Development Secretary] said.
"The use of the drugs is outlined in a 58-page document seen by The Independent entitled Performance Maintenance During Continuous Flight Operations, produced by the Naval medical research laboratory in Pensacola, Florida. It says: "Combat naps, proper nutrition and caffeine are currently approved and accepted ways ... to prevent and manage fatigue. However, in sustained and continuous operations these methods may be insufficient ...""
"It was exactly six months ago that the first prisoners were flown to Guantanamo Bay from Afghanistan, their arrival in handcuffs, goggles and ear-muffs causing an international outcry. Despite the fact that the prisoners are interrogated on a regular basis, none has been charged. It is possible that none will ever be charged. The US Defence Secretary, Donald Rumsfeld, has admitted that even if a prisoner were placed before a military tribunal and found not guilty, the prisoner may not be released." [more]
"Dan Rather, one of the most respected and well-known broadcasters in the United States said last night that the mood of extreme patriotism engulfing the country since 11 September had stopped the media asking difficult questions of America's leaders. He said he was personally guilty of self-censorship." [more]
"Some had talked of wrapping up the operation in eastern Afghanistan in little more than 24 hours. But with the desperate battle for Shah-i-Kot this morning entering its sixth bloody day, two things have become increasingly clear: that the US has been surprised by the strength and tenacity of the Taliban and al-Qa'ida forces, and that those forces intend to battle to the end." [more]
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(Reuters, Dec 18)
"Federal prison officers in Brooklyn physically and verbally abused immigrants detained after the Sept. 11 attacks, slamming them against the wall and painfully twisting their arms and hands, the U.S. Justice Department's inspector general said on Thursday." [more]
(STAFF, DEBKAfile, Dec 14)
"Saddam was seized, possibly with the connivance of his own men, and held in that hole in Adwar for three weeks or more, which would have accounted for his appearance and condition. Meanwhile, his captors bargained for the $25m prize the Americans promised for information leading to his capture alive or dead." [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.