October 03, 2001
Patriots attack media amid cries of treason
( Duncan Campbell ) Just as the war-or-no-war debate has been conducted over the internet in ways perhaps not always reflected in the mainstream media, so, too, is the debate over patriotism and what it now means. It started, as has been reported now at some length, with the television show Politically Incorrect. Get the whole story here...
History, unfortunately, teaches nothing
( Jan Tekey ) We had the chance to live up to XX ? centuries. Twentieth Century - century of devastating wars and revolutions, century of the invention of the laser and nuclear bomb, smoothly has passed in the next time space. Thus all has taken place in such a manner that the prevailing part of earthmen, practically not feeling pulse and rhythm of new millennium, has remained to stay in inherent carelessness for human nature.
Clinton Administration supported
( Michel Chossudovsky ) Since the Soviet-Afghan war, recruiting Mujahedin ("holy warriors") to fight covert wars on Washington's behest has become an integral part of US foreign policy. A 1997 document of the US Congress reveals how the Clinton administration --under advice from the National Security Council headed by Anthony Lake-- had "helped turn Bosnia into a militant Islamic base" leading to the recruitment through the so-called "Militant Islamic Network," of thousands of Mujahedin from the Muslim world.
US atrocity unacceptable not Israel, India and Russia?
( Davy De Verteuil ) Please Mr.Michel Chossudovsky, you article couldn't be much futher from the truth even if you wrote the script in Hollywood or the white house.
Genocide or Peace
( George Monbiot ) The new consensus has missed something. It's a consideration which is well-understood in peacetime, but often, and disastrously, ignored in war. It's the factor which defeated Napoleon and possibly Hitler. It's the item which brings all humanitarian operations to a halt. It is, of course, the winter. And the Afghan winter, like the Russian one, is absolute. Aid workers with long experience of Afghanistan report that after the first week of November, there is nothing you can do. This is the detail that changes everything, the 's' which makes the difference between laughter and slaughter. Get the whole story here...
The West Shares the Blame
( Baltasar Garzon ) By the time this article is published, the armed assault on Afghanistan, the Taliban regime, Osama bin Laden or his followers may have already begun. For some, it seems, they are all the same. But not to speak out against this is either a serious mistake or guilty acquiescence of the bellicose plans proclaimed repeatedly by US leaders.
Ten Things You Should Know about
( Stephen Zunes ) The Middle East is the destination of the majority of American arms exports, creating enormous profits for weapons manufacturers and contributing greatly to the militarization of this already overly-militarized region. Despite promises of restraint, U.S. arms transfers to the region have topped $60 billion since the Gulf War. Arms sales are an important component of building political alliances between the U.S. and Middle Eastern countries, particularly with the military leadership of recipient countries. There is a strategic benefit for the U.S. in having U.S.-manufactured systems on the ground in the event of a direct U.S. military intervention. Arms sales are also a means of supporting military industries faced with declining demand in Western countries.
Politician - hostage of crowd
( Paul Luzakov ) Today George Bush cannot stop approaching war, even if he wanted too. Simply he is not given the chance to do it. The black female senator, voting against implementation by America of "anti-terrorist operation", was threatened by phone only because she dared to express against this decision! And it in a citadel of Freedom and Democracy! To think only: States, which are since long proud of political correctness and tolerance, have in a moment slid to the anti-Arabian moods, attacks and even pogroms. It was informed by the most courageous MASS MEDIA (including Radio 'Liberty'). Specially it was necessary for the politician even to speak and to calm the population, but rather in original manner. Say, it is not necessary to create self-court, all of us shall make rockets and bombs, in much more scales!