October 11, 2001
The Clash of Ignorance
( Edward W. Said ) Samuel Huntington's article "The Clash of Civilizations?" appeared in the Summer 1993 issue of Foreign Affairs, where it immediately attracted a surprising amount of attention and reaction. Because the article was intended to supply Americans with an original thesis about "a new phase" in world politics after the end of the cold war, Huntington's terms of argument seemed compellingly large, bold, even visionary. He very clearly had his eye on rivals in the policy-making ranks, theorists such as Francis Fukuyama and his "end of history" ideas, as well as the legions who had celebrated the onset of globalism, tribalism and the dissipation of the state. But they, he allowed, had understood only some aspects of this new period. He was about to announce the "crucial, indeed a central, aspect" of what "global politics is likely to be in the coming years." Unhesitatingly he pressed on: Full Article
Russian Intelligence Figure Analyzes Further Threats to United States
( EIRNS ) The semi-official Russian news service Strana.ru today carried an interview with Andrei Kosyakov, described as a former aide to the Chairman of the Subcommittee for Monitoring Intelligence Service Activities, under the Supreme Soviet of Russia (while that existed, 1991-1993). The interview has a number of interesting elements, particularly in the second half, which intersect Tatyana Koryagina's strong warning earlier this week. Also the fact of its being put out now. Excerpts follow in translation. See also Lyndon LaRouche's assessment of Kosyakov's analysis. Full Article
Getting acquainted with the US new best friends
U.S. air strikes on Afghanistan have helped, purposefully, northern Afghan rebels. The rebels have, with support from Russia, Iran and a handful of idiosyncratic and autocratic regimes in Central Asian states that are former Soviet republics, battled the Taliban for years.
Osama Bin Laden alongside Bert from Sesame Street
( News ) Relying on the Internet for sourcing images can be dangerous as was illustrated when protestors at an anti-American Islamic rally in Bangladesh were pictured carrying posters of Osama Bin Laden flanked by Sesame Street character Bert. Full Article
Satellite Channel Sets a New Standard in the Arab World
It is the first 24-hour satellite news network in the Arab world. It is also the first Arab news outlet that offers uncensored information and free interpretation of political events.