left arrow road sign Bear Left!

Fact of the Week

Fact of the Week

Two hours before the scheduled end of an international conference trying to agree on a verification protocol to the Biological Weapons Convention, the United States representative sought to scuttle the talks altogether. The talks will continue next year because not one of the other participants wanted to throw away six years of work by 144 countries.

The same government that wanted to throw out the work already done on the verification protocol is the same one that accuses Iran and Iraq of violating the Biological Weapons Convention.

Sources: Washington Post, 7 December 2001;
Acronym Institute press release, 9 December 2001.

Our Picks for Links of the Week: 10 December 2001

Our favorite resources on the 11 September attacks and their aftermath

This Week's Links:

Check out our Link Library for news, opinion, and just plain interesting stuff!

Bear Left!: link library | archives | privacy statement | about us

"Bear left!"/"Right, Frog!" (Kermit and Fozzie, The Muppet Movie)

Want to reprint a Bear Left! original work? Write us and ask (we don't bite)!

Bear Left! Is © 2001 by Paul Corrigan and Tim Francis-Wright, who produce this as a public service.