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Weapons of Mass Destruction
U.S. is Dropping World's Biggest Non-Nuclear bomb in Afghanistan
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First, the Bad News, Then... The Bad News
As our world continues to spin out of control, two horrible events in the last two weeks had special resonance for me: the spreading anthrax terror, and the death of my old Afghan comrade, Abdul Haq. First, anthrax. In late 1990, after Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, I was in Baghdad covering the...
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The Oppressive World We May Unwittingly Create
NEW YORK -- It now looks, with 20-20 hindsight, as though he should have taken a few more deep breaths before smacking that tar-baby that is Afghanistan. We're running out of time for three reasons--winter, Ramadan and the prospect of millions of people starving to death. We've run out of time to...
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Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer News
Ari & I: October 31, 2001
Russell Mokhiber questions White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer
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'Brutality Smeared in Peanut Butter': Why America Must Stop the War Now
As darkness deepened over Afghanistan on Sunday, October 7, 2001, the US government, backed by the International Coalition Against Terror (the new, amenable surrogate for the United Nations), launched air strikes against Afghanistan. TV channels lingered on computer-animated images of cruise...
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Three Arguments Against the War
Unspeakable acts of violence were committed on September 11. The perpetrators of the horrific attack of September 11 must be brought to justice, using the instruments of domestic and international law. The unconscionable slaughter demands prosecution. But bombing a desperately poor country under...
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Afghanistan: U.S. Having Two Debates
AUSTIN — Afghanistan is to nation-building what Afghanistan is to war — pretty much the last place on earth you'd choose, if you had any choice at all. I point this out not to oppose the idea, about which I think we have no choice, but to underline that the task is hard, long and incredibly...
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Afghanistan: We Didn't Have To Do This
AS LONG AS WE STILL HAVE IT, I'm going to make the most of the First Amendment: What we are doing in, above, and to Afghanistan is short-sighted, counterproductive and immoral. That I am among a mere 6 or 10 percent of Americans (depending on the poll) who feel this way hurts my heart. The amount...
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New Targets of Terror: Media Outlets and a Poor Country to Build Back for Big Oil
Anti-U.S. sentiment, protests and anger are spreading across Pakistan even among anti-Taliban moderates and pro-western, English-speaking liberals. They wonder why the U.S. continues to bomb a poor country like their next-door-neighbor-to-the-west, Afghanistan. Today, as U.S. Secretary of State...
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No Glory in Unjust War on the Weak
TUCSON -- I cannot find the glory in this day. When I picked up the newspaper and saw "America Strikes Back!" blazed boastfully across it in letters I swear were 10 inches tall--shouldn't they reserve at least one type size for something like, say, nuclear war?--my heart sank. We've answered one...
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