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Taliban threatened with US strikes in July  
Attacks on US may have been 'pre-emptive' 
 The Guardian, UK, 9/21 - Is Bush in "Wag the Dog" scenario?

Sun 9/23/01

Feds: Drug seizures down following attacks 9/23 CNN
A list detailing wait times at northern and southern US land border ports of entry is posted daily at:

How much progress have the intelligence services made? 9/23 Independent, UK

US May Be Warning of More Serious Attacks 23-Sep-2001 Reuters with valuable links to biowar defense sites

Indian Women Peace Forum holds anti-US protest demos
9/23 Pak Newstop

Same terror, new target 9/23 Noam Chomsky Times of India

Mullah Omar holds secret meeting with Osama PakNews 9/23

Bush's Line in the Sand Won't Hold
By William O. Beeman, Pacific News Service, September 21, 2001

Peter Dale Scott's site on Al-Qaeda and Osama bin Laden, our current situation, what's being censored (Taliban, drug trade), and anti-war strategy

Bush dispatches his own 'plumbers unit' to plug leaks
9/23 US News

Report: U.S. Warns of Chance of Attack This Week 9/23 Yahoo News - Reuters

Bin Laden's family found shelter in Syria 9/23 Haaretz Daily, Israel

Knowing the Enemy 9/23 Debka File, Israeli Intelligence portal: scroll to the bottom to get a variety of stories. Description of Al-Qaeda senior commanders and their force structure for up to 200,000 men. Discussion of initial incursions by British SAS and US Delta boys into Afghanistan. top

Somalia rally against U.S. Middle East policy 9/23 CNN

Who Is Osama Bin Laden? 9/12 Centre for Research on Globalisation, Montreal. Goldmine of information, especially on heroin production in Afghanistan, originally set up by CIA backed groups, now on the order of $100-$200 billion, 1/3rd world total. Also coverage of Pak SIS involvement in Chechnya: "In a cruel irony, while the Islamic jihad --featured by the Bush Adminstration as "a threat to America"-- is blamed for the terrorist assaults on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, these same Islamic organisations constitute a key instrument of US military-intelligence operations in the Balkans and the former Soviet Union."

Jihad in Chechnya Sawt-ul-Qoqaz also and

Bin Laden’s Balkan Connections 9/01The Centre for Peace in the Balkans

`Israel exploits the tragedy' From the Palestinian press, September 13-19 as reported in Haaretz Daily


Putin Consults Central Asia Leaders 9/23 AP

Saudi Arabia Rejects U.S. Request 9/23 AP

'SAS exchanged gunfire with Taliban' 9/23 Times of India

Anger in the bazaars of Peshawar 9/23 Salon: The Taliban has strong support in the tribal areas of northwest Pakistan. If there is civil war, it will start here

Investigators Identify 4 to 5 Groups Linked to Bin Laden Operating in U.S.
9/23 Washington Post

Bio-Warfare Risks 9/23 Washington Post

Muyaidines paquistaníes se dirigen a Afganistán mientras Islamabad pide a EEUU una respuesta 'moderada' 9/23 El Mundo, Madrid

Bin Laden comes home to roost 1998, MSNBC informative

Los talibán amenazan con las 'serias consecuencias' que traerá un ataque de Estados Unidos 9/23 El Mundo, Madrid

La red terrorista dirigida por Bin Laden incluye un alto oficial en Europa y una célula en Gaza 9/23 El Mundo

Sat 9/22/01

Radio Havana Cuba - Weekend News Update - 22 September 2001

*Cuba Is Against Terrorism And Irrational War: Fidel Castro
*War Of Vengeance Makes Us No Better Than Terrorists, Says Nobel Laureate
*Venezuela Opposes Anti-Terrorist Methods That Are Equivalent To Terrorism
*Influential Brazilian Daily Blasts Bush's Belligerent, Unilateral Rhetoric
*The Only War We Need Is One Against Poverty: Argentina Labor Leader
*Writer Umberto Eco Calls Bush's Crusade Against Terrorism Demented

The Anglosphere: The Anglosphere at war 9/22 VNY

TASHKENT, AFP: US warplanes have landed in the former Soviet republic of Uzbekistan as Russian President Vladimir Putin, after an extended silence, voiced readiness to cooperate with US plans to strike Afghanistan -- but only after they are approved by the UN Security Council. 9/22

More US forces near Afghanistan 9/22 Times of India
KABUL: Even as US military aircraft landed at Tuzel in Uzbekistan, an isolated Taliban insisted it would not bend to Washington’s demand to hand over Osama bin Laden. Tahskent reporting.

Uzbekistan Jihad 9/22 Azzam
Informative view of the land the US chose for its base, after House Saud denied them the modern facilities they constructed in Saudi Arabia. Uzbekistan has a repressive government that jails and executes those that practice Islam.

"Uzbekistan is One of the Most Repressive New Independent States," says Helsinki Commission Chairman Smith, Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe news release, 10/18/99: "Only in Uzbekistan has the state formally criminalized religious dissent, by formally amending its criminal code to impose prison terms of up to five years for unauthorized religious activity."

"Paul Goble, Communications Director, Radio Free Europe/Radio
Liberty, noted that "Tashkent is converting Islam from a religion to a
political force of enormous and potentially destabilizing force." Noting the building of two prison camps for political opponents, he noted, "These camps will resemble the GULAG of the Soviet past, and even if no one is ever confined to them, their existence will cast a chilling shadow over the population."

News on Uzbekistan bases

Afghanistan, the Daunting Land 9/22 International Herald Tribune

Chomsky Compendium Interview for Greek, French, and Spanish press3 / 2 / 1
Chomsky Compendium Interview 4 ZMag

Arafat prepara en Arabia Saudí su esperada reunión con Peres 9/22 El Mundo, Spain

"Report: British M16 Spies Find Evil Bin Laden" 9/22 News of the World, UK. Cites name of the agents tracking Bin Laden: "But MI6 HAS maintained a small but specialised team since 1999. They are nicknamed The ‘Golden Crescent Club' and work for the ‘Global Issues Controllerate'. They are an elite unit of agents who usually investigate major drugs producers in Afghanistan, Pakistan and Turkey."

Cropduster Manual Discovered in Suspected Terrorist Hideout 9/22 Time Magazine
Sources tell TIME that U.S. officials suspect that bin Laden conspirators may have been planning to disperse biological or chemical agents from cropdusting planes 

CNN's Wolf Blitzer leads the charge

Schechter: Threats to the Media Znet

Prototype technologies could be useful for strikes
9/22 Jane's, UK
Discussion of technology to be deployed

Feature: Islam's long battle with the West 9/22 VNY

US Bereft of Arab Coalition After Saudi Arabia Backs out
, 9/22, Israeli Intelligence Portal: " Saturday afternoon, it became clear that events in Riyadh had dealt the final deathblow to the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell’s failed efforts to create an Arab front to bolster the Bush administration’s world war on terror. The reason for King Fahd secret exit from Saudi Arabia, followed by a large royal party, is believed by our most reliable sources to be a palace revolution sparked by differences in the royal family over support for the US offensive against Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden’s terror network and other rogue targets."

God bless Big Brother: Law enforcement officials are taking advantage of the war on terrorism to get everything they ever wanted 9/22 Salon

Fidel Castro on "Infinite Justice" 22 Sept 2001

How big a war? Hawk Paul Wolfowitz wants the U.S. to attack Iraq. Colin Powell doesn't -- and nobody knows who has Bush's ear 9/22 Salon

No Warning: Bush and the Taliban
9/22 In These Times, Chicago

U.S. Puts Afghan Strike Ahead of Full Plan 9/22 Yahoo News - New York Times

More US forces near Afghanistan: Uzbekistan 9/22 Times of India

Former Afghan King Zahir Shah: Man of the hour 9/22 Times of India

Osama hand in glove with LTTE Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam 9/22 Times of India

A la mosquée d'Argenteuil : "Bush va nous conduire vers la catastrophe" 9/22 Le Mondetop

Osama, supporters move to Uruzgan? 9/22 Dawn, Pakistan

U.S. Sends Planes, Men for Attack on Afghanistan 9/22 Reuters
Saudis not cooperating, may cause strikes to be postponed.

Special security for Musharraf, US citizens, 9/22 Dawn, Pakistan

An Insider's Guide To Afghanistan: A Catastrophe In The Making, 9/22, Simon Wollers, Havana

Statewatch: Report and documents
EU to adopt new laws on terrorism: definition of "terrorism" to cover groups with the aim of "seriously altering... the political, economic or social structure" of one or more countries and their institutions and includes "urban violence": 

Support for Bin Laden in Indonesia Indicates Possible Spread of Violence
9/22 Wall Street Journal

SECOND WAVE OF US FORCES DEPLOYED US WANTS TO USE PAK BASE: A second wave of US troops and warplanes were deployed to staging points near Afghanistan on Saturday. 9/22, Times of India

It Is Not Unpatriotic To Dissent:The Law Of Unintended Consequences, A Buzzflash Reader Commentary 9/22

Special Report: My Encounters with Osama bin Laden, 1998, Christian Science Monitor

Fri 9/21/01

US planning to topple Taliban? -- The Guardian 9/21

Body of Former FBI Chief of Counter Terrorism Found at WTC 9/21 CNN

US rejects call for evidence 9/21 Dawn, Pakistan

A Saddam connection? 9/21 Salon

Taliban warned of US strikes,  Attacks on US may have been 'pre-emptive' 9/21 The Guardian, UK - Is Bush in "Wag the Dog" scenario?

Israeli intelligence portal describes Israel's war preparations, hospitals on alert for large numbers of casualties. Reports House Saud moving to palace in Switzerland.  9/21

Israel, U.S. only countries where majority backs military strike 9/21 Haaretz Daily, Israel

Egypt rejects U.S. coalition, upgrades ties with Iraq 9/21 World Tribune, East West Services,  Falls Church, VA

Iraq suspected of sponsoring terrorist attacks 9/21 Washington Times
Ben Laden said to be going to Somalia - Sun Young Moon publication

Russia gives green light to Central Asian republics to cooperate with U.S. 9/21 World Tribune, East West Services,  Falls Church, VA

US and UK ready for joint military action 9/21 Financial Times

Bin Laden's Money, Communications Trails Examined 9/21 Yahoo 
What the European media has talked about for over a week...

Pakistan Hit By Violent Protests Over Cooperation With U.S. On Afghanistan
9/21 Yahoo

Codename embarrassment 9/21 The Guardian, UKtop

Secret memo reveals US plan to overthrow Taliban regime  9/21 The Guardian,UK

Afghans face humanitarian disaster 9/21 Gulf Times, Qatar

Militants 'leaving Kashmir' 9/21 Gulf Daily News, Bahrain

Seven arrested in France over 'US Embassy bomb plot' 9/21 Ananova, UK

Elite Forces Would Take Pivotal Role 9/21 International Herald Tribune

How and When to Respond? Quarrels on the Bush Team 9/21 International Herald Tribune

Africa Reacts, 9/21

ZMag/ZNet back on line 9/21 many interesting articles here

Police baton-charge religious protestors in Karachi
9/21 Pak News

Osama may have already left Afghanistan 9/21 Pak News

Terror in America
compendium by the Guardian, UK

France fears fractures from 'terrorist war',
9/21 the Guardian

Heavy Fighting as Afghan Opposition Attacks Taliban
, 9/21 Reuters

Le grand malaise des musulmans de France
9/21 Le Figaro

Bin Laden Money Trail: How America Stumbled 9/21 International Herald Tribune

Les Américains ne cherchent pas à monter une coalition militaire stricto sensu 9/21 Le Monde, Paris

Muslim hardliners call for strike in Pakistan, 9/21, Anananova, UK

Time to get the hell out of Bush's sight, 9/21, Haaretz Daily, Israel: catalog of Sharon's mistakes

Anarchy as Taliban lose control 9/21Daily Telegraph, UK

U.S. Plans To Overthrow Taliban Regime, Put Afghanistan Under U.N. Control. 9/21, Drudge Report

CNN statement about false claim it used old video
on Palestinians, 9/21

Thur 9/20/01

Overt assistance from Pakistan may bring dire consequences 9/20 Jane's

Terrorist Attacks Transform Protest 9/20, AP

Djibouti: Government Offers US Logistical Support
UN Integrated Regional Information Network 9/20

, 9/20 Radio Havana: "A full six million [Afghans] currently face starvation, while almost four million are refugees in camps along the Pakistani and Iranian borders. United Nations refugee sources say that a war would add to this misery to such an extent that it would convert Afghanistan into the worst humanitarian crisis on the planet. This is Washington's target. By all accounts it won't be a war but a genocide. Cuba agrees that justice must be brought down upon those who planned and carried out the attacks on New York and Washington, but not at the cost of more civilian lives. We do not believe that this is the justice the people of the United States are seeking."

Chomsky Interview on recent events,
normally on the downed ZMag site, 9/20

Cooksey: Expect racial profiling  9/20 Advocate Washington Bureau 
- U.S. Rep. John Cooksey, R-Monroe, told a network of Louisiana radio stations Monday that someone "wearing a diaper on his head" should expect to be interrogated...

Pentagon Recommends Use of Nuclear Weapons 9/20 Japan Today

Analysis of U.S. Military Options in Afghanistan 9/20 Washington Post

SOME TERRORISTS CAME TO U.S. BY WAY OF CUBA 9/20 So says the Drudge Report, but the LA Times article linked to is entitled "Officials Told of 'Major Assault' Plans - Inquiry: U.S. authorities were advised in August that as many as 200 terrorists were coming to U.S. as part of plot." The Cuban entry of 3 men in the Cayman island who never even went to the US is a small part of the story.


Made in the U.S.A.: How the U.S. Manufactures Terrorists
By Peter Dale Scott, Pacific News Service, September 19, 2001

Radio Havana Cuba news for 9/19

  • Cuba Expresses Deep Concern Over Atmosphere Of Hate In Us
  • Cuban Experts Alarmed By US Attempt To Convert Pain To Blind Rage
  • US Media Watchdog Deplores Warmongering In Media Outlets
  • In An Exception To War Rhetoric, Boston Globe Notes Growing Pacifism
  • Soviet Veterans Of Afghan War Warn The US What Awaits

Did the FBI Know More Than It's Revealing? 9/19 Boston Globe

Village Voice Archive Article: Niece of Former CIA Director Has Been Taliban's Spokesperson in the U.S.  Former CIA Station Chief Said Bin Laden's Threat To America Was Overblown

Explaining Arab Anger, 9/19, BBC

More censorship: ABC's 'Politically Incorrect' comes under fire for comments about terrorists; Host Bill Maher calls U.S. cowardly; FedEx pulls ads from show 9/19 Houston Chronicle

L'armée allemande pourrait participer aux représailles américaines
, 9/19 Le Monde - Bundestag authorizes German Army to participate in American operations

U.S. Speeds Preparation for Conflict
9/19 International Herald Tribune

Chirac calls on U.N. to lead fight against terrorism 9/19 Nando Times

Israeli Intelligence portal reports extensively on US plans to invade Afghanista, Irak
  9/19 102nd, 82nd en route to Pakistan

New York subway at risk of major flood
9/19 Yahoo News

Who did it? Foreign Report presents an alternative view
9/19 Jane's

Afghanistan Up Close
9/19 Mother Jones

Arafat, Sharon Order Moves Toward Truce, 9/19 Washington Post

Soviet Generals Warn Of 'Sea of Bloodshed', 9/19 Washington Post

Pak forces stationed in Afghanistan: Reports, 9/19 Times of India

5 die, 40 injured in bomb blast in Sialkot Pakistan, 9/19, Pak News

US 'lacks knowledge to launch land war'..., 9/19, Telegraph, UK

Terroristas árabes con sede en Alemania planean un ataque a la sede de la OTAN en Bruselas, 9/19 El Mundo


Shortage of Anthrax Vaccine, 9/18 Washington Post

Bin Laden Wants "Over Reaction" by the U.S. in Order to Stir up a Pan-Islamic Uprising. 9/18
Chicago Tribune

Bin Laden's vast financial network, 9/18 Salon

Anti-war forces muster in San Francisco 9/18 AP

ZMag  down: the site has been unavailable since 9/18. Chomsky has a good article on how the extermination of Afghan has begun following the US order to Pakistan to stop giving the Afghan food, which goes to many Afghan who do not support the Taliban. Update 9/19 - site down frmo virus, no backup. Effective censorship of a valuable site.

Afghan Taliban Says Sees Holy War Against U.S., 9/18, Reuters

2 Indians arrested for bombings in Philippines, 9/18 Times of India

Uzbekistan ready to host US for Afghan strikes, 9/18 Times of India

Follow international law, Russia tells US, 9/18, Times of Indiatop

Extradition Hinges On Proof: Clerics, 9/18, Times of India

Settlers launch drive to populate new sites, HAARETZ (Tel Aviv, Israel) 9/18 

 5 Israelis detained for `puzzling behavior' after WTC tragedy
HAARETZ (Tel Aviv, Israel) 9/18 - they were filming the WTC, and crying out with joy

4,000 Israelis Did Not Go To Work At World Trade Center On Sept. 11 Pak News - warned by the Israeli General Security Apparatus, the Shabak

Iran advises US against attack
  Sep 18, 2001 The News

Bush faces problems in forging coalition Sep 18, 2001 The News


Israel Says It Won't 'Pay Price' of Coalition..., 9/17/ Washington Post
Sharon Refuses to Relent on Palestinians to Help U.S. Build Support Among Arabs


Taliban hopeful after "positive" talks with Pakistanis: report, 9/17 Pak News

New Book on NSA Sheds Light on Secrets of US Army and Intelligence : THE BALTIMORE SUN, 9/17 in Pak News!
Wag the dog: Joint Chiefs terror plan against US cities to blame Castro

Sikhs assaulted in Britain, 9/17, Times of India
The Sikhs are neither Arabs nor Moslem...

The bloody Jordan river now flows through America
: A sword will hang over the U.S. until we convince Israel to make peace with the Palestinians, 9/17

US may set up military tribunals, Times of India, 9/17

New Powers Sought for Surveillance : Assassination Ban May Be Lifted for CIA, 9/17, Washington Post

Meet our new best friends: the Afghans. 9/17

Indian media cautions government against joining U.S. war..., 9/17 Yahoo

Washington's Call for War Plays Into Terrorist Hands
, 9/17, LA Times

The BCCI Affair
A Report to the Committee on Foreign Relations United States Senate, 1992

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Islam Question & Answer - Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

Islaam Homepage

Islamic Assembly of North America [IANA on LINE]

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Nida'ul Islam/ The Call of Islam Magazine Online

Words Written in Blood. Arabic book collection of Shaheed Sheikh

Abdullah Azzam [ARABIC]

Countries the US has bombed since WWIItop

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Estimates of the total number of Muslims range from 0.7 to 1.2 billion worldwide and 3 to 6 million in the U.S. About 20% of all people on earth follow Islam. The religion is in a period of rapid growth.

Christianity is currently the largest religion in the world. It is followed by about 33% of all people -- a percentage that has remaind stable for decades. It is expected that, if current trends continue, Islam will become the most popular religion sometime in the mid-21st century.


Death from America

Iraq news: Soaring death rates among Iraqi children, 1999 BBC, UNICEF 500,000 child deaths

Ramsey Clark: Report to UN Security Council re: Iraq, 1/26/2000
1.5 million deaths

US Bereft of Arab Coalition After Saudi Arabia Backs out

22 September: 
The United States has delayed the start of its offensive against Afghanistan and Osama Bin Laden, in retaliation for the terrorist strikes in New York and Washington, because of a dramatic turnaround of Arab support in the Middle East, DEBKAfile ’s Gulf and Washington sources report.
Saturday afternoon, it became clear that events in Riyadh had dealt the final deathblow to the US Secretary of State, Colin Powell’s failed efforts to create an Arab front to bolster the Bush administration’s world war on terror.
The reason for King Fahd secret exit from Saudi Arabia, followed by a large royal party (see earlier DEBKAfile World Exclusive on this page), is believed by our most reliable sources to be a palace revolution sparked by differences in the royal family over support for the US offensive against Afghanistan, Osama Bin Laden’s terror network and other rogue targets.  King Fahd and his Sudeiri faction, including defense minister Sultan, were in favor of letting the US place assault forces in forward bases on Saudi soil; the conservative, religious Crown Prince Abdullah, who runs the kingdom since King Fahd became ill, overruled him, backed by the religious establishment.
As a result, Saudi Arabia refused to let the US use the kingdom’s new combined air operations command center at Prince Sultan Air Base near Riyadh, after Air Force Lt. Gen Charles Wald had been dispatched to the base earlier this week, to take command of US air forces assigned to the Middle East and Southwest Asia.
His mission was to run the air war from the new, sophisticated air base opened this summer, a base linked to Al Dhafra in the United Arab Emirates and Seeb in the Sultanate of Oman. The Saudi base was also to have been the central command post not only for the 175 aircraft already based in the region for patrolling south Iraq’s no-flight zone, but also for directing attacks from other bases in the region in the new war offensive.
When General Wald landed in Saudi Arabia with his top aides on Tuesday, September 18, he was told he had no command base. That was when the feuding inside the royal house over its role in the American war against terrorism reached its climax. The monarch’s defeat in the argument inside the palace was apparently the main reason for his abrupt departure the next day, Wednesday, September 19. 
The Pentagon has since then been casting about for replacement bases of operation and holding up the onset of the scheduled US campaign.
DEBKAfile ’s military sources believe that one of General Wald’s options for his command post is the Bahrain. Some of the fighter craft due to have been based in Saudi Arabia have been moved to Incerlik, the big air base in South Turkey, after Anakara made all its bases available for the American war effort, and the Uzbek military airport of Tuzel, 15 km. from Tashkent.  Large-scale air and commando forces also landed Saturday in Tadjikistan, on the border of Afghanistan.
The American forces are now laboring to catch up with their schedule for the operation.
The upset in Riydah also sent the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat racing to Riydah to meet Crown Prince Abdullah and update his own strategy with the turn of events in the royal house.  DEBKAfile ’s Palestinian experts expect Arafat to turn tail and back out of the accommodations he broached under US and European pressure – including his commitment to a ceasefire.
According to DEBKAfile ’s Washington sources, the Bush administration realizes it has been let down by the Arab world, chiefly the Saudis and President Mubarak of Egypt, in its first steps to launch an international campaign to defeat world terrorism. It will go ahead, but not forget in a hurry.

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