Fact of the Week
Fact of the Week
Among the main weapons in the hands of the Taliban are Stinger antiaircraft
missiles. The United States gave 1000 of these missiles to Afghan rebels in 1986
and 1987 in their war against Soviet troops. Now, hundreds of these missiles
are in the hands of groups throughout Asia, including the Taliban.
2 October 2001;
Center for Defense Information
Our Picks for Links of the Week: 7 October 2001
Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath
This Week's Links:
Evidence Presented to Parliament: What Tony Blair presented to Parliament
to support British actions in Afghanistan.
Missionary Tony and His Holy British Empire: For now, Tony Blair orbits the
globe, but he will have to return to earth (Andrew Rawnsley, London Observer).
Our friends are killers, crooks and torturers: America and Britain are
allying to some of the nastiest butchers around (Robert Fisk, The Independent).
America's Frankenstein: The United States reinvented jihad as an instrument
of foreign policy, but now faces its creation anew (Praveen Swami, Frontline [Delhi]).
Building Up the U.N. Helps Build Our Case: Global international organizations,
especially the United Nations, are valuable resources in crises. (Robert Keohane,
Raleigh News and Observer via CommonDreams.org).
Media Spin Revolves Around the Word "Terrorist": News outlets should call the
hijackers "terrorists"—if they will use the label with integrity and consistency
(Norman Salomon, FAIR).
U.S. Pressures Qatar to Restrain TV Outlet: One of the only independent voices
in the Middle East is the target of our freedom-loving government (Andrea
Koppel and Elise Tablot, CNN, via CommonDreams.com).
The Wrong Man for the Job: John Dean recalls and regrets his role in
the nomination of William Rehnquist to the Supreme Court (Laura Miller, Salon.com).
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