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There Has Been Fighting South Of Mazar

There has been fighting south of Mazar-i Sharif in Samangan province between commanders loyal to Uzbek leader Abdul Rashid Dostam and others loyal to Tajik warlord Ustad Atta Muhammad. 17 were killed…

It Is Reported In Asharq Al Awsat That

It is reported in Asharq al-Awsat that Copenhagen’s more prominent Jewish notables called for and organized a demonstration on Saturday September 28 against against the policies of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. They…

East Germanys Spy Files Competing

EAST GERMANY’S SPY FILES: COMPETING ISSUES OF PRIVACY AND OPENNESS Thought for the day: “Neighbours spied on the people living next door and there were instances of one spouse spying on the…

Of Three Persons Arrested In Peshawar

Of the three persons arrested in Peshawar by Pakistani authorites off an FBI tip a couple days ago, one turns out to be a Tunisian who goes by various names–including Lutfi and…

History News Network Httphnn

History News Network http://hnn.us/articles/987.html 9-23-02: News Abroad How Israel’s Occupation Affects Palestinian Children By Juan Cole Mr. Cole is professor of Middle Eastern and South Asian History at the University of Michigan…

I Have Technical Question For

I have a technical question for the militarily informed on this list. There has been some discussion here already about the Israeli government’s warning that if, during an American campaign against the…

Bushs Iraq Campaign With Regard To

Bush’s Iraq Campaign With regard to . . . comments on Bush’s recent success in pushing his Iraq campaign, I don’t actually think it is that surprising. It has long been apparent…

Grand Rapids Press First Battle In War

The Grand Rapids Press First battle in war on Iraq will be at home Sunday, September 22, 2002 By Ted Roelofs The Grand Rapids Press On the surface, oil executive Sid Jansma…

According To Afp Chief Al Qaeda

According to AFP, the chief al-Qaeda financier was Mohammed Galeb Kalaje Zouaydi, who used to be an accountant for the Saudi royal family. Arrested in Spain last April, Zouaydi had set up…

According To Asharq Al Awsat 19 Yemeni

According to Asharq al-Awsat, 19 Yemeni al-Qaida members originally found in Afghanistan have been turned over to Yemen by a “sister” country (apparently Jordan), and they are now being interrogated. There are…

If Hussein Is Ousted What Next Bush

If Hussein is ousted, what next? Bush team wants to set up democracy; critics say forced change will only create instability By Cameron McWhirter / The Detroit News http://www.detnews.com/2002/nation/0209/16/a01-588600.htm (based in part…

Elections In Pakistan Election Process

Elections in Pakistan The election process rolls on in Pakistan. General Musharraf has effectively blocked attempts by the two major political dynasties, the Bhuttos and the Sharifs, to be involved, charging them…

Would United States Really Like

Would the United States Really Like a Democratic Iraq? History News Network http://hnn.us/articles/975.html 9-16-02: News Abroad By Juan Cole One of the justifications U.S. hawks give for going to war with Iraq…

Cole Interview On Todd Mundt Show Npr

Cole interview on the Todd Mundt Show [NPR] The Cole interview can be listened to at: http://www.toddshow.org/ram/tmshow0911.ram. It requires a Real Audio Player, available free from http://www.real.com/realoneplayer.html?pp=home&src=020912realhome_1 (the free version is on…

News Of Capture Of Ramzi Bin Al Shibh B

News of the capture of Ramzi bin al-Shibh [b. al-Shaybah] in Karachi is exciting. Also captured, though this point has been litle commented on, was Abu Bakr al-Misri, the media point man…

In Defense Of Our Allies I Take Strong

In Defense of our Allies I take strong exception to the following statement [by a participant in H-Diplo]. >”Regional states and our feckless “allies” in Europe (an Ally is someone >who stands…

Both European Union And Human Rights

Both the European Union and Human Rights Watch have criticized General Pervez Musharraf’s attempts to stifle democracy in Pakistan. His “National Security Council,” very much unlike the US version, will virtually give…

Yemeni Police Have Discovered Further

Yemeni police have discovered a further 300 kg. of plastic explosives in the capital, Sanaa, which belonged to an al-Qaida cell. Two members of the cell had earlier accidentally blown themselves up,…

Successes And Failures Of War On Terror

Successes and Failures of the War on Terror Juan R. I. Cole Symposium on “Globalization and Terrorism” International Institute, University of Michigan September 11, 2002 On September 11, the al-Qaida terrorist network…

One Of Founders Of Algerias Armed

One of the founders of Algeria’s “Armed Islamic Group” revealed in an interview with Asharq al-Awsat that Usama Bin Laden gave monetary aid to the Algerian fundamentalists beginning in 1992. That was…

Rebellion Of Padshah Khan Zadran In

The rebellion of Padshah Khan Zadran in Eastern Afghanistan appears to have failed for the moment. The disaffected warlord, who has vowed to overthrow Karzai, had rockets fired into the middle of…

Bin Laden Preaches Against U

Bin Laden Preaches against U.S. Asim Daraz, an Egyptian journalist who lived in Afghanistan and associated for a while with Usama Bin Laden, showed videotape excerpts in London yesterday that help explain…

Architecture Of Middle East It Has Been

The Architecture of the Middle East It has been suggested that “American strategic planners intend to attempt to replace the existing Sykes-Picot/Balfour architecture of the region, which reflected British (and French) imperial…

Instability In Afghanistan Ability Of

Instability in Afghanistan The ability of terrorist forces (whether al-Qaida or Gulbuddin Hekmatyar) to set off a huge car bomb explosion in Kabul, killing at least 30 and injuring 50, on the…

Iraqi Shiites And Hizbullah There Seems

Iraqi Shi`ites and Hizbullah There seems to me to be a contradiction between the stated plans of the hawks in the Bush administration to establish a post-Saddam democracy in Iraq on the…

More On Sawa And Gutting Voice Of

More on Sawa and Gutting the Voice of America I’ve been listening to Radio Sawa, and the situation is even worse than I thought. It is available at: http://www.ibb.gov/radiosawa/index.html First of all,…

Al Qaeda In Holland Dutch Prosecutors

al-Qaeda in Holland Dutch prosecutors in Rotterdam said on Monday that they had arrested 8 persons who belong to a radical Islamic group that provided “logistical, material and financial support” to al-Qaeda,…

Gutting Voa And Radio Sawa Some News

Gutting VOA and Radio Sawa Some news reports from the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers this week have talked about the amazing success of Radio Sawa, the US government radio network…

Explosions Near Kabul Airport There

Explosions near Kabul Airport There were three explosions near Kabul airport on Saturday, according to the Turkish commander of the peace keeping forces in Afghanistan. It is a bit startling that even…