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Resources on 9/11 and the War on Afghanistan

Antiwar.com
Common Dreams
Open Democracy

Middle East Times (Cairo)
http://www.metimes.com/
http://www.metimes.com/2K1/issue2001-37/opin/opin_index.htm

The Frontier Post from Peshawar, Pakistan
http://www.frontierpost.com.pk/
http://www.frontierpost.com.pk/afghan.asp

The Times of Central Asia (extensive coverage from Kyrgyzstan)
http://www.times.kg/

Syria Times
http://www.teshreen.com/syriatimes/
http://www.teshreen.com/syriatimes/s-sa/apolitic-s.htm
http://www.teshreen.com/syriatimes/s-sa/opinion-s.htm

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Khaleej Times Home Page
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/
http://www.khaleejtimes.com/editor.htm

investigation

Muslim countries — reaction
denunciations of the attack from Muslim political leaders (from Wednesday)
http://www.npr.org/ramfiles/me/20010912.me.11.ram

What the Papers Say in the Middle East
http://www.guardian.co.uk/wtccrash/story/0,1300,551050,00.html

Ally Egypt Says Cooperating with US, Urges Caution
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-attack-egypt-maher.html

Mubarak Opposes Anti-Terrorist Coalition Outside UN Auspices: Report
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/010915/1/1gk39.html

reaction from North Africa
http://allafrica.com/stories/200109120327.html
http://allafrica.com/northafrica/

United Arab Emirates Reviews Taliban Ties, Vows to Help Fight Terror
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-attack-uae.html

liberal Pakistani opinion
http://www.thefridaytimes.com/

comment from Iran
http://80.75.0.12/Description.asp?Da=9/15/2001&Cat=14&Num=1

Saddam Hussein Warns US, West Not to Launch “New crusade”
http://www.nandotimes.com/world/story/79482p-1111449c.html
Saddam Hussein Urges Restraint, Healing
http://web.realcities.com/content/rc/news/attack/tallahassee/1956265121.htm
Saddam Hussein Issues Open Letter
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_399309.html

Hackers Call for Attacks Against Arab and Islamic Sites
http://www.islam-online.net/English/News/2001-09/15/article7.shtml

Muslim countries — information sources

Afghan News Network
http://www.myafghan.com/

Lemar-Aaftab Afghan Magazine
http://www.afghanmagazine.com/

Afghan Info Center
http://www.afghan-info.com/

Arabic News
http://www.arabicnews.com/

Middle East Network Information Center
http://link.lanic.utexas.edu/menic/

Information Resources for Islamic, Middle Eastern and Near Eastern Studies
http://www.library.ucsb.edu/subj/neareast.html

Muslim countries — background
anthropological take on fundamentalism
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Anthropology/publications/FUNDMNTALISM.htm

Taleban Grants Access to Strike Target (September 1998)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_165000/165083.stm

Osama Bin Laden to Lead Taliban Military Operations
http://english.pravda.ru/hotspots/2001/08/01/11487.html

Der Bergbunker von Osama bin Laden
http://www.bild.de/service/archiv/2001/sep/15/news/bunker/bunker.html

US reaction

the guy who screwed up Logan security was a Republican patronage
appointment
(“not his fault he wasn’t extraordinary in a culture that accepted
mediocrity”)
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/258/metro/
Logan_security_director_sought_free_rein+.shtml

Senate Use of Force Resolution
http://abcnews.go.com/sections/politics/DailyNews/WTC_dc010914.html#sidebar

US comment
We Need the Rule of Law, Not the Rule of War
http://www.boston.com/dailyglobe2/258/oped/We_need_the_rule_of_law_not_the_rule_of_warP.shtml

http://www.opendemocracy.net/forum/strands_home.asp
wacky far-right rant full of false and irrelevant accusations
http://disc.server.com/discussion.cgi?id=149495&article=9218
Total Barbarism Demands Total War
http://www.nydailynews.com/2001-09-14/News_and_Views/Opinion/a-125208.asp?last
jargon watch: conservative Muslim says that “victims” can’t be realAmericans
http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/?id=95001128

other reaction
Israel Launches Seven Attacks Against Palestinians
http://sg.news.yahoo.com/010915/1/1gk5n.html
China Denies Reports of Links to Taliban
http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/world/international-attack-china.html

civil liberties
http://dlis.gseis.ucla.edu/people/pagre/war.html
Information Security: A New Priority
http://www.thestandard.com/article/0,1902,28987,00.html

European news links
http://www.euractiv.com/cgi-bin/eurb/cgint.exe?1&1000=1&tmpl=index

C-SPAN daily schedule, almost all of which is about the war
http://inside.c-spanarchives.org:8080/cspan/cspan.csp?command=dfullschedule

coverage and resources from US News and World Report
http://www.usnews.com/usnews/briefings/terror0901.htm

Newspapers US and Worldwide
http://www.refdesk.com/paper.html

investigation
Economist summary of the investigation
http://www.economist.com/agenda/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=786197

“the prime suspect is Osama bin Laden, but it may be impossible to prove
this”
http://www.economist.com/agenda/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=786151

Why? An Attempt to Explain the Unexplainable
http://www.janes.com/regional_news/americas/news/jdw/jdw010914_1_n.shtml

intelligent article about shooting down planes (or failing to)
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/15/national/15CONT.html

Bin Laden: The Former CIA “Client” Obsessed With Training Pilots
http://www.guardian.co.uk/wtccrash/story/0,1300,551037,00.html

Bin Laden Linked to Two Fundamentalist Islamic Groups in Egypt
http://www.metimes.com/2K1/issue2001-37/reg/bin_laden_linked.htm

Terrorists’ Funding Targeted
(maybe it’s a financial war: follow the money, prevent them paying for
attacks)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34495-2001Sep14.html

Belgian Police Probe Bin Laden Links
http://213.159.10.102/belgiummain.asp?pad=88,89,&item_id=13895

Newspaper: Echelon Gave Authorities Warning Of Attacks
http://www.newsbytes.com/news/01/170072.html

response
The Day the World Changed
http://www.economist.com/opinion/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=780341

Pakistani Leaders Agree on Measures to Assist US
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A32037-2001Sep14.html

Russian General Against Siding With USA in Possible Strikes
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010915002989

Putin Would Not Support a US Invasion of Afghanistan
http://globalarchive.ft.com/globalarchive/article.html?id=010915001404

Americans and Islamists blaming one another
http://www.economist.com/agenda/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=785171

Gunmen Shoot Boy as Warning to India Not to Help US Against Taliban
http://www.ananova.com/news/story/sm_399225.html

Turkey Lowers Flags in Respect for Victims of Savage Terrorist Attacks
http://www.TurkishDailyNews.com/FrTDN/latest/for.htm#f6

A Defiant New York City
http://www.economist.com/world/na/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=780368

article on “workplace-recovery centers”
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/2000/08/elhai.htm

Air Travel Under Siege
http://www.economist.com/agenda/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=786126

Terror Doesn’t Spare Young
(“it’s too much for my brain to tolerate”)
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34501-2001Sep14.html

Child Trauma Academy: Coping with Traumatic Events
http://www.childtrauma.org/

Microsoft to Change Flight Game
http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/technology/AP-Attacks-Flight-Simulator.html

civil liberties
A Wide, Aggressive Probe Collides With Civil Rights
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34046-2001Sep14.html

Senator Leahy’s speech defending civil liberties
http://www.senate.gov/~leahy/press/200109/091201.html

Sacrificing Freedoms in the Name of Saving Them
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=11509

China Censors Anti-US Reaction
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34491-2001Sep14.html

Some Foresee a Sea Change in Attitudes on Freedoms
(including discussion of face recognition systems)
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/15/national/15CIVI.html

“we shouldn’t automatically give up our constitutional rights”
http://www.salon.com/news/col/cona/2001/09/14/rights/

Society’s Freedoms May Be Curtailed
http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,3604,552322,00.html

tolerance
“how far should ethnic profiling go in the quest to nab the terrorists?”
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/09/14/profiling/

law
A New Legal Landscape
(introduction to several attack-related articles from National Law
Journal)
http://www.law.com/cgi-bin/nwlink.cgi?ACG=ZZZGDOIPMRC

In Times of Crisis, Law Speaks, but Often With a Forked Tongue
http://www.law.com/cgi-bin/nwlink.cgi?ACG=ZZZGWFRGMRC

The Day the US Supreme Court Shut Down
http://www.law.com/cgi-bin/nwlink.cgi?ACG=ZZZYURPZKRC

commentary
Jerry Falwell and Pat Robertson are Christians
http://www.nandotimes.com/opinions/story/79337p-1109025c.html

Violence Doesn’t Work
http://www.globalexchange.org/september11/zinn091401.html

What Does Retaliation Mean in a Media War?
http://www.tompaine.com/opinion/2001/09/12/1.html

A Time for Peace, Not Retaliation
http://www.tompaine.com/opinion/2001/09/11/

International Crime, Not War
http://www.fpif.org/commentary/0109terror-crime.html

Beware Unintended Results
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/15/opinion/15LEWI.html

comment from Pakistan
http://www.dawn.com/2001/09/15/op.htm#3

The Real Challenge Is How to Eradicate the Sources of Terrorism
(Turkey, of course, has its own unpublicized war going with the Kurds)
http://www.TurkishDailyNews.com/FrTDN/latest/comment.htm

Linkage to Islam Rejected
http://www.TurkishDailyNews.com/FrTDN/latest/dom.htm#d2
criticism of US alliances with repressive Middle Eastern governments
“many of the people running this country are long-time supporters of
terrorism”
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=11506

We’ll Go Forward From This Moment
http://www.miami.com/herald/special/news/worldtrade/digdocs/008039.htm
socialist comment
http://www.internationalsocialist.org/Statement.pdf

criticism of US media coverage
http://www.zmag.org/schechcalam.htm

the history of extremism over here, as well as over there
http://www.alternet.org/story.html?StoryID=11505

Actually, They Do Dare Call It Treason
(review of conservative Web sites’ condemnation of dissent)
http://conwebwatch.tripod.com/stories/2001/treason.html
jargon watch:
http://www.opinionjournal.com/best/?id=95001143
jargon watch: “victims” can’t be real Americans

background
The Strategic Implications of Terrorism
http://www.st-and.ac.uk/academic/intrel/research/cstpv/publications1d.htm

The Advent of Netwar
http://www.rand.org/publications/MR/MR789/

South Asia Is Like the Middle East, Except Everyone Has Nuclear Weapons
http://www.salon.com/news/feature/2001/09/13/pakistan/

BBC Monitoring Country Profiles
http://www.monitor.bbc.co.uk/countryprof1.shtml

bin Laden profile
http://www.newyorker.com/FROM_THE_ARCHIVE/ARCHIVES/?010917fr_archive07

The Treasury Coddles Tax Cheats (August 2001)
(oh, and it’s easy for terrorists to move money around)
http://www.thenewrepublic.com/082701/giridharadas082701.html

US Announces Afghan Aid Package (May 2001)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1336000/1336958.stm

Noam Chomsky’s Lecture “The Current Crises in the Middle East” (December2000)
http://www.media.mit.edu/~nitin/mideast/chomsky.html

Clinton speech on terrorism at the UN, September 1998
http://clinton3.nara.gov/WH/New/html/19980921-29469.html

Ronald Reagan’s proclamations on Afghanistan Day in 1982 and 1983
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/resource/speeches/1982/31082c.htm
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/resource/speeches/1983/32183d.htm
http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/resource/speeches/1983/32183e.htm

on the building of the World Trade Center
http://www.newyorker.com/FROM_THE_ARCHIVE/ARCHIVES/?010917fr_archive06

The Advantages of Defeat (September 1861)
http://www.theatlantic.com/issues/1861sep/defeat.htm

comment on Pearl Harbor, published in 1941
http://www.newyorker.com/FROM_THE_ARCHIVE/ARCHIVES/?010917fr_archive08

investigation

Economist summary of the investigation
http://www.economist.com/agenda/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=786197

“the prime suspect is Osama bin Laden, but it may be impossible to prove
this”
http://www.economist.com/agenda/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=786151

Why? An Attempt to Explain the Unexplainable
http://www.janes.com/regional_news/americas/news/jdw/jdw010914_1_n.shtml

shooting down planes?
http://www.nytimes.com/2001/09/15/national/15CONT.html

Bin Laden: The Former CIA “Client” Obsessed With Training Pilots
http://www.guardian.co.uk/wtccrash/story/0,1300,551037,00.html

Bin Laden Linked to Two Fundamentalist Islamic Groups in Egypt
http://www.metimes.com/2K1/issue2001-37/reg/bin_laden_linked.htm

Terrorists’ Funding Targeted
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A34495-2001Sep14.html

Belgian Police Probe Bin Laden Links
http://213.159.10.102/belgiummain.asp?pad=88,89,&item_id=13895

Jeffrey St. Clair is editor of CounterPunch. His new book is Killing Trayvons: an Anthology of American Violence (with JoAnn Wypijewski and Kevin Alexander Gray). He can be reached at: sitka@comcast.net. Alexander Cockburn’s Guillotined! and A Colossal Wreck are available from CounterPunch.

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