October 15, 2001
Clear and compelling
Responsibility for the terrorist atrocities in the United States
10 Downing Street
The Weakest Link
( M. Ranut ) Which prosecutor gets an "incontrovertible link" between an accused and a crime, keeps it hidden and simply tells the Judge that he has 'seen' it? If this type of evidence is available then he presents it. Full Article
Stench of death in a flattened village
Letter From Afghanistan
By Kathy Gannon
Now that America has attacked Afghanistan what next?
( Staff Writer ) The American Government leaves their country and their allies in a vulnerable 'Sitting Duck' position. The perpetrators have left not only a gaping hole on Manhattan and Washington but they have exposed a gap in the American Security and understanding of world affairs that the Government is fighting to close. Even as they claim to have closed this security hole, they still have to deal with the backlash that is yet to come.
We are all victims now
( Gary Younge ) So we have come a full and bloody circle. As the American firefighters quench the flames and clear the rubble from the remains of the twin towers in Manhattan, the US military, with British assistance, creates more rubble and starts more fires all over Afghanistan. The FBI has warned of more terror attacks in the next few days. In New York and Florida people live in fear of another anthrax attack. The al-Qaida terrorist network has warned Muslims in Britain and America not to fly. Meanwhile, winter in Afghanistan promises a humanitarian disaster of epic proportions. What started at ground zero is ending up as a zero-sum game. Full Article
Bread not bombs
( Nick Cohen ) The bombing of Afghanistan must stop. To say so isn't to appease mass murderers by pretending they are misunderstood fighters against imperialism. You can think, as I do, that the sum of human happiness would inflate exponentially if the Taliban and their Arab allies were driven from power. You can believe that the atrocities of 11 September changed the world and made hitherto unthinkable expedients necessary. You can even fall in love with Tony Blair's mythical America which stood 'side by side with us' in the Blitz of 1940, rather than staying out of the Second World War until 1941, and was 'born out of the defeat of slavery', rather than a declaration of independence by, among others, slave owners. Full Article