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War on Terror
US 10th Mountain Division soldiers in Afghanistan.jpg
U.S. Soldiers boarding a Boeing CH-47 Chinook helicopter during Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan
Date October 7, 2001-present
Location Middle East, South Asia, Southeast Asia, Horn of Africa, United States, Europe
Status War in Afghanistan (2001–present):
Other:
Belligerents
NATO participants:
Non-NATO participants:
International missions:
(note: most of contributing nations are included in the international operations)
Main targets:
Other targets:
Commanders
.United States Gen. Tommy Franks (CENTCOM commander 2001–2003),
United States Gen.
^ The usually camera-shy Franks retired from U.S. Central Command, known in Pentagon lingo as CentCom, in August 2003, after serving nearly four decades in the Army.
  • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

^ CENTCOM Commander Tommy Franks said today the War in Afghanistan is "far from over."
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Statement of General Tommy R. Franks, Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command to the House Armed Services Committee on the fiscal year 2003 National Defense Authorization budget request.
  • Federation of American Scientists - America's War on Terrorism - Arms Transfers 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.fas.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.John Abizaid (ISAF commander 2009–present),
United States Adm. William J. Fallon (CENTCOM commander 2007–2008),
United States Gen.
^ A summary of the high court's decisions on 70 cases presented during the 2007-2008 term 2008 Primary Schedule .
  • FOXNews.com - Is the War on Terrorism Winnable? - Politics | Republican Party | Democratic Party | Political Spectrum 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.foxnews.com [Source type: News]

^ Thaindian News - All Copyrights reserved 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010 - Thaindian.com Company Limited .
  • war on terror News 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.thaindian.com [Source type: General]

^ The BBC reported that in the first six months of 2009, the conflict in Afghanistan had resulted in 1,013 civilian casualties compared to only 818 in 2008 and only 684 in 2007.
  • Obama’s ‘War on Terror’ has terrifying human toll - Bangor Daily News 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.bangordailynews.com [Source type: General]

.David Petraeus (CENTCOM commander 2008–present),
United States Gen.
^ David Petraeus, commander of Central Command, and Gen.
  • WAR ON TERROR : Federal Jack 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.federaljack.com [Source type: News]

^ Yet, as recently as September 2007, the top U.S. commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, urged Washington to increase weapons sales to Iraq as soon as possible.
  • Questionable Reward: Arms Sales and the War on Terrorism | Arms Control Association 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.armscontrol.org [Source type: Original source]

^ David H. Petraeus, the senior American commander in Iraq, and Ryan C. Crocker, the American ambassador here, to defend their strategy for political reconciliation and improved security in the country.
  • Right Wing Nut House » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC rightwingnuthouse.com [Source type: Original source]

Stanley A. McChrystal (ISAF commander 2009-present),
Pakistan Gen. Ashfaq Pervez Kayani (Chief of the Army Staff 2007-present)
Pakistan Gen. Tariq Khan (Major General of FC)
Afghanistan Mohammed Omar
Afghanistan Baitullah Mehsud (K.I.A)
Afghanistan Mullah Dadullah (K.I.A.)
Flag of al-Qaeda.svg Osama bin Laden
Flag of al-Qaeda.svg Ayman al-Zawahiri
Flag of al-Qaeda.svg Abu Musab al-Zarqawi (K.I.A.)
Flag of al-Qaeda.svg Abu Ayyub al-Masri
Flag of Hezbollah.svg Imad Mughnieh (K.I.A.)
.The War on Terror (also known as the Global War on Terror or the War on Terrorism) is the common term for what the George W. Bush administration perceived or presented as the military, political, legal and ideological conflict against Islamic terrorism, Islamic militants and the regimes and organizations tied to them or that supported them, and was specifically used in reference to operations led by the United States and were supported by separate operations led by the United Kingdom and other countries, since the September 11, 2001 attacks.^ As many of you know, the United States was attacked on 9/11.
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

^ U.S. foreign policy offer their observations on the Bush administration's war on terrorism.
  • The War on Terror, Five Years Later : NPR 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Do you think that you, as a United States Senator, got the straight story from the Bush administration on this war?
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Flashback video: Edwards pledges unity throughout this “war on terrorism” 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

.It has since been expanded beyond the Bush administration, both in its scope and participating nation-states, as well as in the interpretation of the term.^ This semi-official attempt to disassociate the administration from the fierce rhetoric favored by George W. Bush and Dick Cheney has enraged Americans on both the right and left.
  • Joe Queenan Says Obama's New War Terminology Has Started a Trend - WSJ.com 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

^ Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in March that the administration was not using the term “war on terror” but no specific directive had come from the White House itself.

^ Do you think that you, as a United States Senator, got the straight story from the Bush administration on this war?
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Flashback video: Edwards pledges unity throughout this “war on terrorism” 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

.The Obama administration has discontinued use of the term "War on Terror" and instead uses the term "Overseas Contingency Operation".[1] However, President Obama has stated that the U.S. is at war with al-Qaeda.^ MORE ABOUT: War on Terror • Yemen • al-Qaeda • President Obama • cruise missiles .
  • War on Terror – News Stories About War on Terror - Page 1 | Newser 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.newser.com [Source type: News]

^ Close Obama administration to end use of term 'war on terror' .
  • Obama administration to end use of term 'war on terror' | World news | guardian.co.uk 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ War on Terror United States national security al-Qaeda interrogators [ 0:06 ] ..."
  • How to Break a Terrorist -- WBZ 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC multimedia.wbz.com [Source type: General]

[2]
.The stated objectives of the war in the US are to protect the citizens of the US and allies, to protect the business interests of the US and allies at home and abroad, break up terrorist cells in the US, and disrupt the activities of the international network of terrorist organizations made up of a number of groups under the umbrella of al-Qaeda.^ We've done it by seizing the assets of al Qaeda and other terrorist organizations.
  • The War on Terrorism - Council on Foreign Relations 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The “War on Terror” is a literal war saving and protecting millions of US Citizens.
  • Dana Priest: Obama Has Ended Bush’s “War On Terror” | The Plum Line 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC theplumline.whorunsgov.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The United States and its allies have made significant progress in destroying and disrupting key parts of the international terrorist network with which we are at war.
  • Waging War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.heritage.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[3][4] .Both the term and the policies it denotes have been a source of ongoing controversy, as critics argue it has been used to justify unilateral preventive war (despite Bush's claims for a pre-emptive one),[5] human rights abuses and other violations of international law.^ But human-rights groups were critical.
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ We need to reverse course on the Bush/Cheney war on human rights.

^ Choike - The war on terror: a war on human rights .
  • Choike - The war on terror: a war on human rights 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.choike.org [Source type: Original source]

[6][7][8][9]

Contents

Precursor to the 9/11 attacks

Al-Qaeda, led by Osama Bin Laden (a radical Islamist trained by the US during the 1980s to conduct guerrilla attacks against the Soviet Army in Afghanistan),[10] formed a large base of operations in Afghanistan, which had been ruled by the Islamist extremist regime of the Taliban since 1996.
.Following the bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania,[11] U.S. President Bill Clinton launched Operation Infinite Reach, a bombing campaign in Sudan and Afghanistan against targets the U.S. asserted were associated with al-Qaeda.^ The initial military campaign targeted Afghanistan and was followed by the invasion of Iraq.
  • The War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC infocollective.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A catacylsm started with the Embassy Bombing, an organization Al-Qaeda was mutally .
  • Fake War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.bushstole04.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Al-Qaeda is not connected to Iraq, and Iraq is not connected to 9/11.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - The true cost of the war on terror « - Blogs from CNN.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[12][13] .Although others have questioned the Sudan plant's use as a chemical warfare plant [14] The strikes failed to kill al-Qaeda'a leaders or their Taliban supporters (targets included a civilian pharmaceutical plant in Sudan that produced much of the region's malaria drugs[15] and around 50% of Sudan's pharmaceutical needs).^ "Its target was a hideout BELIEVED to be used by al-Qaeda operatives" .
  • US opens new front in Global War on Terror : IntentBlog 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Have other U.S. leaders suggested a link between Iraq and al Qaeda?
  • IraqTheVote.org: About the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC iraqthevote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Its target was a hideout believed to be used by al-Qaeda operatives.
  • US opens new front in Global War on Terror : IntentBlog 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: Original source]

[16][15]
.Next came the 2000 millennium attack plots which included an attempted bombing of Los Angeles International Airport.^ In addition, members of organizations comprising this movement are also responsible for numerous failed attempts at mass murder, both in the U.S. and in other countries, including the attempt to bomb the United Nations and the Lincoln and Holland Tunnels in New York in 1993 and the attempt to bomb the Los Angeles International Airport on New Year’s Eve 2000.
  • The Rhetoric of 9-11: Academic Position Statement on Fighting a Just War Against Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.americanrhetoric.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I can easily think of some examples of police work foiling terrorist plots: the 2000 Jordan bomb plot, the 2000 LAX bomb plot, and of course, the "liquid explosives" plot from last year.
  • Schneier on Security: On the "War on Terror" Rhetoric 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Britain recently convicted a British doctor of Iraqi descent with the attack on Glasgow airport and the attempt to detonate two bombs in London's West End.
  • The War on Terror Has Not Gone Away - WSJ.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC online.wsj.com [Source type: General]

.In October 2000 the USS Cole bombing occurred,[17] followed in 2001 by the September 11 attacks.^ October 11, 2001.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ October 17, 2001 .
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ East Africa bombings, 2000 attack on the U.S.S. Cole and praises " On the blessed Tuesday 11 September 2001...
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[18]

Post 9/11 events inside the United States

United States Customs and Border Protection officers.
.In addition to military efforts abroad, in the aftermath of 9/11 the Bush Administration increased domestic efforts to prevent future attacks.^ President Bush supports a doubling of the Peace Corps; candidates Kerry and Edwards likewise called for dramatic increases in the Corps' size in their losing effort in 2004.
  • Edwards: Fight War on Terror With Hippies | The Weekly Standard 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.weeklystandard.com [Source type: News]

^ The Times s ongoing attacks on the Bush administration also fail to acknowledge the unprecedented bureaucratic machinery that the government put in place immediately after September 11 to protect Muslims from bigotry.
  • The War on the War on Terror Continues by Heather Mac Donald 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.city-journal.org [Source type: Academic]

^ The September 11 2001 attacks against the World Trade Center and the Pentagon enabled the newly elected George W. Bush administration to launch a large scale military assault on the war on terror.
  • The War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC infocollective.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A new cabinet level agency called the United States Department of Homeland Security was created to lead and coordinate federal counter-terrorism activities.^ The Department of Homeland Security, after a five-year .
  • Fake War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.bushstole04.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To coordinate our efforts, we have created the new Office of Homeland Security.
  • President George W. Bush on war on National Review Online 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.nationalreview.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To coordinate our efforts we've created the new Office of Homeland Security.
  • DHS: President Discusses War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dhs.gov [Source type: Original source]

.The Justice Department launched a Special Registration procedure for certain male non-citizens in the U.S., requiring them to register in person at offices of the Immigration and Naturalization Service.^ The Justice Department publishes an interim regulation allowing non-citizens suspected of terrorism to be detained without charge for 48 hours or "an additional reasonable period of time" in the event of an "emergency or other extraordinary circumstance."
  • War on Terror Timeline | Mother Jones 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DHS, therefore, now prosecutes immigration cases before EOIR's tribunals, which remain in the Department of Justice under the Homeland Security Act of 2002.
  • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Under new legal opinion that erases decades of practice by the Department of Justice, the Department's Office of Legal Counsel has asserted that state and local law enforcement officials have, in certain circumstances, an ''inherent power'' to enforce the civil provisions of the immigration laws.
  • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

.The USA PATRIOT Act removed legal restrictions on information sharing between federal law enforcement and intelligence services and allowed for the investigation of suspected terrorists using means similar to those in place for other types of criminals.^ Furthermore, in the US there are legal restrictions on Intelligence being used in a criminal trial.
  • Schneier on Security: On the "War on Terror" Rhetoric 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

^ USA PATRIOT Act, is now more fully integrated with the Intelligence .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ The federal government does have law enforcement powers, but those powers have limits.
  • The War on Terrorism: Law Enforcement or National Security? » Publications » The Federalist Society 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.fed-soc.org [Source type: Original source]

.A new Terrorist Finance Tracking Program monitored the movements of terrorists' financial resources (discontinued after being revealed by The New York Times newspaper).^ AP via New York Times ] .
  • Above the Law - A Legal Tabloid - News, Gossip, and Colorful Commentary on Law Firms and the Legal Profession - War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC abovethelaw.com [Source type: News]

^ CBS News/New York Times poll.
  • Homeland Security Affairs: Article - Fractured Fairy Tale: The War on Terror and the Emperor's New Clothes 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.hsaj.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ New York: Times Books, 2005.
  • GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM - September 2006 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jfsc.ndu.edu [Source type: Academic]

.Telecommunication usage by known and suspected terrorists was studied through the NSA electronic surveillance program.^ So today I'm calling on the Congress to promptly pass legislation providing additional authority for the Terrorist Surveillance Program, along with broader reforms in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
  • Embassy Riyadh Saudi Arabia- U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC riyadh.usembassy.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ The mysterious events were seen as a case study in "renditions," or secret CIA operations to move terrorist suspects to third countries, outside U.S. legal authority.
  • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

^ We created the Terrorist Surveillance Program to monitor the communications between al Qaeda commanders abroad and terrorist operatives within our borders.
  • Transcript: President Bush Discusses Global War On Terror - U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC islamabad.usembassy.gov [Source type: Original source]

.Political interest groups have alleged that these laws remove important restrictions on governmental authority, and are a dangerous encroachment on civil liberties, possible unconstitutional violations of the Fourth Amendment.^ The American Civil Liberties Union announced that it had filed suit against the Justice Department today, demanding that it release a report on possible ethics violations by the authors the Bush administration’s so-called "torture memos."
  • The BLT: The Blog of Legal Times : War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC legaltimes.typepad.com [Source type: News]

^ Obama’s order gives the group the authority to avoid Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests — which means this foreign law enforcement organization can operate free of an important safeguard against governmental abuse.
  • War on Terror »Blogs For Victory 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogsforvictory.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But if these authorities try to take measures against 'vital' interests of one of its members and if that member has enough power, it will neglect all the resolutions and even completely disregard them.
  • Behind the War on Terror: Western Secret Strategy and the Struggle for Iraq: Amazon.co.uk: Nafeez Mosaddeq Ahmed: Books 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: General]

.On July 30, 2003, the ACLU filed the first legal challenge against Section 215 of the Patriot Act, claiming that it allows the FBI to violate a citizen's 1st Amendment rights, 4th Amendment Rights, and right to due process, by having the ability to search business, bookstore, and library records in a terrorist investigation—without disclosing to the individual that records were being searched.^ You voted against that amendment and for the act.
  • Edwards: War on Terror "is a Political Frame and Political Rhetoric" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Comments (0) Filed under Patriot Act .

^ July 30, 2003 .
  • William Blum: Myth and Denial in the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Terrorism (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

[19] .Also, governing bodies in a number of communities have passed symbolic resolutions against the act.^ [T]he case [against the Taliban] is strengthened," he added, "to the degree that its governing policies are so oppressive as to give the international community the strongest possible grounds for humanitarian intervention."
  • There Is "No War on Terror" by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ (A complete list of local and state resolutions against the act can be found here .
  • War on Terror Timeline | Mother Jones 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 - Passed 10/2/2002.
  • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

.In a speech on June 9, 2005, Bush said that the USA PATRIOT Act had been used to bring charges against more than 400 suspects, more than half of whom had been convicted.^ And Bush was more than eager to exploit that.
  • Obama Aide Declares End to War on Terrorism « The Washington Independent 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC washingtonindependent.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But the Bush Administration needed more than this.
  • The So-Called War on Terror: A Masterpiece of Propaganda | AfterDowningStreet.org 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.afterdowningstreet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The So-Called "War on Terror:" 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.globalpolicy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But the Bush administration needed more than this.
  • The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda | World | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.Meanwhile the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) quoted Justice Department figures showing that 7,000 people have complained of abuse of the Act.^ The Justice Departments Civil Rights Division has its own effort, the so-called Initiative to Combat Post-9/11 Discriminatory Backlash and a National Origin Working Group.
  • The War on the War on Terror Continues by Heather Mac Donald 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.city-journal.org [Source type: Academic]

^ Comments (0) The Justice Department wants to further loosen domestic spying laws under the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act to permit the monitoring...
  • newsdesk.org: War & Terrorism Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.newsdesk.org [Source type: News]

^ Made available in response to an American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit, the list contains the names of 645 prisoners who were detained at Bagram as of September 2009.
  • Global War on Terror | The Agonist 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC agonist.org [Source type: News]

.DARPA began an initiative in early 2002 with the creation of the Total Information Awareness program, designed to promote information technologies that could be used in counter-terrorism.^ "Big Brother" is no Longer a Fiction --From the American Civil Liberties Union Iran-Contra Convict, John Poindexter was appointed way back in February 2002 by the Bushleague as head of yet another government program designed to spy on Americans--the Information Awareness Office.

^ Remarkable surveillance technologies - astonishing new counter-terror weapons.
  • TERRORISM & RADICAL ISLAM - War on Terror by Grant Jeffrey, Sudden Terror: Exposing Militant Islam's War Against the United States and Israel by Dr. David Friedman, Terror Over America by Arno Froese, War on Terror by Grant Jeffrey, Attack on America by John Hagee, September 11 Prior Knowledge by Dennis Cuddy at ARMAGEDDON BOOKS - Antichrist, 666, Tribulation, Rapture, Millennium 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.armageddonbooks.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Israel just used the War on terror - it didn't create it.
  • The War on Terror Is the Leading Cause of Terrorism | World | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

.This program, facing criticism, has since been defunded by Congress.^ Congress Defunds Controversial 'Total Information' Program .
  • Full List of Articles in War On Terror section — Global Issues 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.globalissues.org [Source type: News]

.Various government bureaucracies which handled security and military functions were reorganized.^ The activities include visits to Israeli military bases and briefings with Israeli security experts and government officials.
  • Linda Ford and Ira Glunts: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other than for our military and other national security functions, we believe all other rights belong to the people and the states.
  • Mr. Conservative » Politicizing the War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.lubbockonline.com [Source type: General]

^ GBU-28s worth as much as $30 million, the Pentagon's Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a notice required by law for government-to-government military sales.
  • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

.Most notably, the Department of Homeland Security was created to coordinate "homeland security" efforts in the largest reorganization of the U.S. federal government since the consolidation of the armed forces into the Department of Defense.^ To coordinate our efforts we've created the new Office of Homeland Security.
  • DHS: President Discusses War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.dhs.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ The Department of Homeland Security, after a five-year .
  • Fake War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.bushstole04.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The U.S. has the multi-billion dollar FBI and CIA, plus well-armed local police forces in every state and city of the union, and now the new multi-billion dollar Homeland Security Agency.

.By 2003, 12 major conventions and protocols were designed to combat terrorism.^ Protocol Additional to the Geneva Conventions of 12 August 1949 and Relating to the Protection of Victims of Non-International Armed Conflicts art.
  • Who Can Be Detained in ‘The War on Terror?’ | Brennan Center for Justice 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.brennancenter.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A major reason for Gitmo was to keep the rights of the Gitmo detainees limited to those of terrorists and non-uniformed enemy combatants under the Articles of the Geneva Convention.
  • Mr. Conservative » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.lubbockonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Twelve universal conventions and protocols in force against terrorism have .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

.These were as well, adopted and ratified by a number of states to become international law.^ The ICT’s Boaz Ganor, a prominent member of the ICT/Syracuse partnership, wants an entire rewriting of international law so that states aren’t “limited by international norms” protecting civilians.
  • Linda Ford and Ira Glunts: Maxwell's Silver Hammer 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There are also questions as to whether these decisions are consistent with applicable international law.
  • Who Can Be Detained in ‘The War on Terror?’ | Brennan Center for Justice 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.brennancenter.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By attending Bilderberg 2005 meeting, these people are breaking federal laws of the United States.

.These conventions require states to co-operate on principal issues regarding unlawful seizure of aircraft for example, the physical protection of nuclear materials and freezing assets of militant networks.^ Obviously Syria and Iran primarily and also Saudi Arabia and other GCC (Gulf Co-operation Council) states .
  • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

^ By conducting operations to collect foreign intelligence and counterintelligence within the United States, including foreign intelligence and counterintelligence regarding United States persons, through human sources and by other lawful intelligence collection means.
  • Edwards: War on Terror "is a Political Frame and Political Rhetoric" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But a requirement to obtain a warrant, implied by application of the Fourth Amendment, would have pernicious effect on United States operations overseas, including, the Court feared, military operations.
  • The War on Terrorism: Law Enforcement or National Security? » Publications » The Federalist Society 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.fed-soc.org [Source type: Original source]

[20]
.In 2005 the Security Council also adopted resolution 1624 concerning incitement to commit acts of terrorism and the obligations of countries to comply with international human rights laws.^ Choike - The war on terror: a war on human rights .
  • Choike - The war on terror: a war on human rights 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.choike.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The war on terror: a war on human rights .
  • Choike - The war on terror: a war on human rights 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.choike.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Any act of international terrorism, whether committed .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

[21] .Although both resolutions require mandatory annual reports on counter-terrorism activities by adopting nations, the United States and Israel have both declined to submit reports.^ UN Action to Counter Terrorism Terrorism has been on the agenda of the United Nations for decades.
  • Choike - The war on terror: a war on human rights 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.choike.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The United States vetoed the resolution.
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Well, the United States and Israel can't accept that.
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

.On January 9, 2007, the House of Representatives passed a bill, by a vote of 299-128, enacting many of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission, something the Democrats campaigned on as part of their "100 hour plan". The bill passed in the U.S. Senate,[22] by a vote of 60-38, on March 13, 2007 and it was signed into law on August 3, 2007 by President Bush.^ We had a bill go into the Senate.
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ January 22, 2007.
  • GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM - September 2006 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jfsc.ndu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ Posted by ruth on January 11, 2007 05:38 AM .
  • US opens new front in Global War on Terror : IntentBlog 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: Original source]

It became Public Law 110-53.
.The Office of Strategic Influence was secretly created after 9/11 for the purpose of coordinating propaganda efforts, but was closed soon after being discovered.^ The Pentagon set up the Office of Strategic Influence (OSI) for this purpose.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A project of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Relief Web offers a variety of information about humanitarian relief efforts around the world.
  • Iraq (War on Terrorism). SLA News Division Web Site. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ibiblio.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the wake of 9/11, the creation of this "outside enemy" has served to obfuscate the real economic and strategic objectives behind the war in the Middle East and Central Asia.
  • Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The Bush administration implemented the Continuity of Operations Plan (or Continuity of Government) to ensure that U.S. government would be able to continue in catastrophic circumstances.^ The Bush Administration would need credible justification to proceed with its plans.
  • The So-Called War on Terror: A Masterpiece of Propaganda | AfterDowningStreet.org 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.afterdowningstreet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • The So-Called "War on Terror:" 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.globalpolicy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And that must mean that anything done to them is permissible, as long as it does not create publicity that would embarrass the Bush administration.

^ Iraq The Iraqi war was conceived in 1992, during the first Bush Administration, in a 46-page document entitled Draft Defense Planning Guidance.
  • The So-Called "War on Terror:" 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.globalpolicy.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Since 9/11, Islamic extremists made various attempts to attack the US homeland, with varying levels of organization and skill.^ Since 9/11, we have made substantial .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ That’s the number of terrorist attacks on US soil since 9/11.
  • War on Terror — New England Republican 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.nerepublican.com [Source type: News]

^ Please note, that since 9/11 there have not been any direct attacks on the U.S. homeland.
  • Firedoglake » Memorial Day Truth: There Is No “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For example, in 2001 vigilant passengers aboard a transatlantic flight to Miami prevented Richard Reid from detonating an explosive device.^ Richard Reid, who tried to ignite a bomb in his shoe while aboard an American Airline flight to Miami in December 2001, told police that his planned suicide attack was an attempt to strike a blow against the US campaign in Afghanistan and the Western economy.
  • William Blum: Myth and Denial in the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It was the same explosive that Richard C. Reid tried to detonate in his shoes during an American Airlines flight in December 2001.
  • PoliBlog: A Rough Draft of my Thoughts » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.poliblogger.com [Source type: General]

^ Tommy Turner, a combat medic attached to the unit, if not for an improvised explosive device that detonated, ripping through a Humvee Sept.
  • War on Terror (News/Activism) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.freerepublic.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Other terrorist plots have been stopped by federal agencies using new legal powers and investigative tools, sometimes in cooperation with foreign governments.^ And over the last five years, federal, state, and local law enforcement have used those tools to break up terrorist cells, and to prosecute terrorist operatives and supporters in New York, and Oregon, and Virginia, and Texas, and New Jersey, and Illinois, Ohio, and other states.
  • Transcript: President Bush Discusses Global War On Terror - U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC islamabad.usembassy.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Similarly, with increasing threat from terrorism, a new intelligence agency specifically targeting intelligence on terrorist activities around the globe will have to be created, so that such operations are cost effective.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - The true cost of the war on terror « - Blogs from CNN.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rather than blunt military force, RAND suggests that the focus should be on the "Central Intelligence Agency and Federal Bureau of Investigation, as well as their cooperation with foreign police and intelligence agencies."
  • War on Terror Out; Counterterrorism In | Danger Room | Wired.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.wired.com [Source type: General]

Such thwarted attacks include;
.The Obama administration has re-focused US involvement in the conflict on the withdrawal of its troops from Iraq, the controversial closing of Guantanamo Bay detention camp, and increasing the number of troops in Afghanistan.^ Increase the number of troops.
  • Putting blame on Pakistan won’t help war on terror by Tariq Amin-Khan « Rupee News 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC rupeenews.com [Source type: General]

^ Bush sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Suppose the prison at Guantanamo Bay is closed.
  • War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.gallup.com [Source type: Original source]

Terminology

.The conflict has also been referred to by other names other than the War on Terror.^ In other words, the "war on terror" refers to when the public at large is attacked.
  • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Other elements of our War on Terror: .
  • Guest Voices: Losing the War on Terror - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The War on Terror or ant other bullshit name is a lie.
  • Think Progress » Bush: ‘war on terror’ critics are ‘disingenuous or naive.’ 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

It has also been known as:
.On September 16, 2001, at Camp David, President George W. Bush mentioned the war on terror when he said, "This crusade - this war on terrorism - is going to take a while, [...] And the American people must be patient.^ Miliband criticises George Bush's 'war on terror' .
  • George W Bush: winning the war on terror - Telegraph 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Americans must take responsibility for STUPID F.P. .
  • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ September 16, 2001.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
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I'm going to be patient. But I can assure the American people I am determined." .[32] On September 20, 2001, during a televised address to a joint session of congress, President George W. Bush launched the war on terror when he said, "Our 'war on terror' begins with al Qaeda, but it does not end there.^ Our wars after the Bush years " .
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If we are at war, when does it end?
  • Top Obama Aides Embrace Bush’s War on Terror Rhetoric and Enemy Combatant Policy « JONATHAN TURLEY 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC jonathanturley.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Miliband criticises George Bush's 'war on terror' .
  • George W Bush: winning the war on terror - Telegraph 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

.It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated."^ It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated.'
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

^ Now, whether you can reach the goal of ending global terrorism or reducing it dramatically in impact, I don't know.
  • The War on Terrorism - Council on Foreign Relations 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no apparent way to the stop madness, to end the hemorrhaging of blood and treasure, but to impeach these men and, if found guilty, to remove them from office.
  • The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda | World | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[33] .Bush did not say when he expected this would be achieved.^ Bush did not say when he expected this would be achieved.
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

^ That way, Fielding’s reply that Bush did not want Rove to testify would be null and void.
  • Think Progress » Obama abandons ‘war on terror’ catchphrase. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ Bush and Gillani said nothing about the attack however, though both men did say they discussed Pakistani sovereignty.
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

.(Previous to this usage, after stepping off the presidential helicopter on Sunday, September 16, 2001, Bush stated in an unscripted and controversial comment: "This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while."^ September 16, 2001.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comments (8) Bush buoyed by terrorism .
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ (Previous to this usage, after stepping off the presidential helicopter on Sunday, September 16, 2001, Bush stated in an unscripted and controversial comment: "This crusade, this war on terrorism is going to take a while."
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

.Bush later apologized for this remark due to the negative connotations the word crusade has to people of Muslim faith.^ Bush later apologized for this remark due to the negative connotations the word crusade has to people of Muslim faith.
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

^ On September 16, 2001, the BBC reported Bush had declared a ‘crusade’ when the president remarked, “This crusade, this war on terrorism, is going to take a long time.” With the ripples of outrage it created in the Muslim world, the apology duly came.
  • Dissident Voice : Words, Words, Words: Rhetoric in the “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC dissidentvoice.org [Source type: Original source]

^ You are the one wearing a “tin-foil hat” in your denial of the consequences of continuing this “crusade” against the Muslim people.
  • Simons: Security measures necessary to the war on terrorism / LJWorld.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www2.ljworld.com [Source type: Original source]

.The word crusade was not used again).^ We saw that in the early gaffes -- in the use of the word "crusade" and the phrase "infinite justice" -- gaffes that suggest not errors of the heart but a heedlessness of nuance and a lack of grounding in history and literature.

^ Now… when Botch used the word “crusade”… that had connotations… .
  • Think Progress » Obama abandons ‘war on terror’ catchphrase. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

[34]
US President Barack Obama has rarely used the term, but in his inaugural address on January 20, 2009, he stated "Our nation is at war, against a far-reaching network of violence and hatred."[35] It is likely that the phrase will fall into disuse, as one referring to concepts and strategies of his predecessor.[36] .In March 2009 the Defense Department officially changed the name of operations from "Global War on Terror" to "Overseas Contingency Operation" (OCO).^ Defense Department officials 1 and 2 referred to in the AIPAC .
  • Fake War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.bushstole04.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The global war on terror is dead; long live "overseas contingency operations".
  • Obama administration to end use of term 'war on terror' | World news | guardian.co.uk 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.guardian.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ When will the global war on terror end?
  • MyDD :: "Do you believe there is such a thing as a global war on terror?" 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

[37] In March 2009, the Obama administration requested that Pentagon staff members avoid use of the term, instead using "Overseas Contingency Operation".[37]

US objectives

US soldier of the 10th Mountain Division in Nuristan
The George W. Bush administration defined the following objectives in the War on Terror:[38]
  1. Defeat terrorists such as Osama Bin Laden, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi and destroy their organizations
  2. Identify, locate and destroy terrorists along with their organizations
  3. Deny sponsorship, support and sanctuary to terrorists
    1. End the state sponsorship of terrorism
    2. Establish and maintain an international standard of accountability with regard to combating terrorism
    3. Strengthen and sustain the international effort to fight terrorism
    4. Work with willing and able states
    5. Enable weak states
    6. Persuade reluctant states
    7. Compel unwilling states
    8. Interdict and disrupt material support for terrorists
    9. Eliminate terrorist sanctuaries and havens
  4. Diminish the underlying conditions that terrorists seek to exploit
    1. Partner with the international community to strengthen weak states and prevent (re)emergence of terrorism
    2. Win the war of ideals
  5. Defend US citizens and interests at home and abroad
    1. Implement the National Strategy for Homeland Security
    2. Attain domain awareness
    3. Enhance measures to ensure the integrity, reliability, and availability of critical physical and information-based infrastructures at home and abroad
    4. Integrate measures to protect US citizens abroad
    5. Ensure an integrated incident management capability

US and NATO-led military operations

Operation Noble Eagle

.Operation Noble Eagle (ONE) is the name given to military operations related to homeland security and support to federal, state, and local agencies and the ongoing operation began September 14, 2001, in response to the September 11 terrorist attacks.^ The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were acts of war against the United States, peaceful .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ Was Iraq involved in the 9/11 terrorist attacks?
  • IraqTheVote.org: About the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC iraqthevote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The War on Terror was launched in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • The So-Called War on Terror: A Masterpiece of Propaganda | AfterDowningStreet.org 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.afterdowningstreet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[39]

Operation Eagle Assist

Following the attacks of September 11, 2001, Operation Eagle Assist began on October 9, 2001[40] after the North Atlantic Council's October 4 decision to operationalize Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty, and ended on May 16, 2002.

Operation Active Endeavour

.Beginning in October 2001, Operation Active Endeavour is a naval operation of NATO started in response to the 2001 US attacks.^ Since the October 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan, opium production has increased 33 fold since the US led invasion.
  • Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The War on Terror was launched in response to the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.
  • The So-Called War on Terror: A Masterpiece of Propaganda | AfterDowningStreet.org 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.afterdowningstreet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ US military officials make a formal request to Nato for the alliance to make an operational contribution in the fight against terrorism.
  • War on terrorism: Timeline - Telegraph 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

.It operates in the Mediterranean Sea and is designed to prevent the movement of militants or weapons of mass destruction as well as to enhance the security of shipping in general.^ Was it weapons of mass destruction?
  • KryssTal : USA: The "War On Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.krysstal.com [Source type: News]

^ And we launched the Proliferation Security Initiative, a coalition of more than 70 nations that is working together to stop shipments related to weapons of mass destruction on land, at sea, and in the air.
  • Transcript: President Bush Discusses Global War On Terror - U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC islamabad.usembassy.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Libya and terrorism Iraq and weapons of mass destruction Bioterrorism—and how to prevent it An alternative view of east-west history .
  • Full List of Articles in War On Terror section — Global Issues 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.globalissues.org [Source type: News]

The operation has also assisted Greece with its prevention of illegal immigration. .Ongoing operations in the Balkans have also been redesignated as part of the War on Terror.^ This was part of Edwards' own "War on Terror."
  • Edwards: War on Terror "is a Political Frame and Political Rhetoric" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Failure to end terrorism is not a failure of the "war on terror," it is a necessary part of its machinery of operation.
  • There Is "No War on Terror" by Edward S. Herman and David Peterson 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.thirdworldtraveler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ P.S. Those wanting to go on about Iraq being a distraction from the War on Terror (Overseas Contingency Operation responding to a Man-made Disaster?
  • CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness: Tuesday 090714 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC www.crossfit.com [Source type: General]

[citation needed]

Operation Enduring Freedom

.Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) is the official name used by the Bush administration for the War in Afghanistan, together with three smaller military actions, under the umbrella of the Global War on Terror (GWOT).^ Military operations will continue to play a significant role in the war on terrorism.
  • Winning the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.whitehouse.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "OMB says: 'This Administration prefers to avoid using the term "Long War" or "Global War on Terror" [GWOT].
  • The End of the Global War on Terror | 44 | washingtonpost.com 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • The End of the Global War on Terror | 44 | washingtonpost.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • The End of the Global War on Terror | 44 | washingtonpost.com 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bush administration for its policy of maximum secrecy in the war on terrorism.
  • War on Terror Timeline | Mother Jones 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan

US soldiers in southeastern Afghanistan check their coordinates during a combat patrol
British ISAF soldier in Helmand Province
US Army Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan
.On September 20, 2001, in the wake of the September 11 attacks on the United States, George W. Bush delivered an ultimatum to the Taliban government of Afghanistan to turn over Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda leaders operating in the country or face attack.^ As many of you know, the United States was attacked on 9/11.
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Osama Bin Laden could be captured.
  • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

^ September 11 attacks , terrorism , United States , United States Department of Defense , war on terror , War on Terrorism .

[33] .The Taliban demanded evidence of bin Laden's link to the September 11 attacks and, if such evidence warranted a trial, they offered to handle such a trial in an Islamic Court.^ Like the US is demanding that the Taliban hand over Osama bin Laden.
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ And he cited the attacks of 9/11 as evidence that such a plan can succeed.
  • Transcript: President Bush Discusses Global War On Terror - U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC islamabad.usembassy.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ We can't stop with bin Laden and the Taliban."
  • Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[41] .The US refused to provide any evidence.^ No, I troll rated you for saying that she gave a similar response on national security to various other Presidents without providing evidence, and then refusing to provide the evidence when asked.
  • Global War on Terror: Clinton Fails, Edwards Shines 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Afghani government agreed to help the US in capturing Osama, on a single condition: that the US provide direct evidence that OBL was behind the attacks.
  • Global War on Terror: Clinton Fails, Edwards Shines 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A , 116B The Taleban offered to turn Bin Laden over to a neutral party if the US provided any evidence to them that he had anything to do with the 1997 US African embassy bombings or the 9-11 attacks.
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  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Subsequently, in October 2001, US forces (with some coalition allies) invaded Afghanistan to oust the Taliban regime which had control of the country.^ This is particularly true for the US, but also for some European countries (Germany and Italy) which face demographic decline and a future labour shortage.

^ ISAF is doing better in fighting the newly resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan than U.S. Forces are in fighting their opponents in Iraq.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Taliban say they have shot down an unmanned US spyplane over Afghanistan.
  • War on terrorism: Timeline - Telegraph 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

.On October 7, 2001 the official invasion began with British and US forces conducting aerial bombing campaigns.^ The US CIA, US Special Forces, and the Norther Alliance forces began defeating the Taliban and Al Qaeda in November 2001.
  • We have no time to waste in war on terrorism - Tuesday, Dec. 15, 2009 | 2:01 a.m. - Las Vegas Sun 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lasvegassun.com [Source type: General]

^ Since the October 2001 US invasion of Afghanistan, opium production has increased 33 fold since the US led invasion.
  • Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is unclear how many U.S. citizens were picked up on material witness warrants in the sweep conducted by national security forces after the 2001 terrorist attacks.
  • Mr. Conservative » Politicizing the War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.lubbockonline.com [Source type: General]

[42]
.Waging war in Afghanistan had been of a lower priority for the US government than the war in Iraq.^ ISAF is doing better in fighting the newly resurgent Taliban in Afghanistan than U.S. Forces are in fighting their opponents in Iraq.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

^ So anybody who decided to vote Socialist after the bombings presumably expected that the Socialists would reverse the government’s Iraq policy and do less in the war on terror than the government was likely to do.
  • The war on terror and the war in Iraq — Crooked Timber 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The central issue of the conference will be "Did Australia go to war in Iraq and Afghanistan on a false pretext?"

.Admiral Mike Mullen, Staff Chairman the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said that while the situation in Afghanistan is "precarious and urgent," the 10,000 additional troops needed there would be unavailable "in any significant manner" unless withdrawals from Iraq are made.^ The situation in Iraq is different from Afghanistan militarily.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

^ On May 21, Canada announced that it would withdraw its troops from Afghanistan.
  • International Press - War on Terrorism - September 11 Terrorist Attacks - Iraq - Al-Qaeda 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.worldpress.org [Source type: News]

^ Although such a pact is unconfirmed at this time, Pakistani General Pervez Musharraf, chairman of their joint chiefs and chief of the Pakistani Army Staff, this year visited China at their request and discussed matters of mutual interest.
  • War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.2012.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Mullen stated that "my priorities . . . given to me by the commander in chief are: Focus on Iraq first. .It's been that way for some time.^ They did not know if it *would* end that way or not, and the outcome was in doubt for quite some time.
  • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

Focus on Afghanistan second."[43]

Operation Enduring Freedom - Philippines

US Special Forces soldier and infantrymen of the Philippine army
.In January 2002 the United States Special Operations Command, Pacific deployed to the Philippines to advise and assist the Armed Forces of the Philippines in combating Filipino Islamist groups.^ Traditionally, both troops are combat arms units specialized in mounted operations, he said.

^ Act authorizes the deployment of the armed forces to restore public order and enforce U.S. laws when a state of emergency is declared by the president.
  • The War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC infocollective.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I would also create an executive order that absolves our special forces and intel agencies of any problems that might arise from operating within the borders of sovereign countries.
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

.The operations were mainly focused on removing the Abu Sayyaf Group (ASG) and Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) from their stronghold on the island of Basilan.^ In the Philippines , an American-backed military campaign has the Abu Sayyaf Group, an Islamic extremist organization with links to Jemaah Islamiyah, clinging to footholds in the jungles of a handful of southern islands, officials said.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » More good news on global war on Islamist terrorism — from the Gray Lady 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC hotair.com [Source type: News]

^ In Indonesia , since 2005 authorities have arrested more than 200 members of Jemaah Islamiyah , an Islamic group with ties to Al Qaeda.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » More good news on global war on Islamist terrorism — from the Gray Lady 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC hotair.com [Source type: News]

^ But much of the attention focused on The Philippines, where U.S. troops returned to aid the Philippine battle against the vicious Abu-Sayyaf rebel group.
  • International Press - War on Terrorism - September 11 Terrorist Attacks - Iraq - Al-Qaeda 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.worldpress.org [Source type: News]

.The United States military has reported that they have removed over 80% of the Abu Sayyaf Group members from the region.^ Because they are a threat to the United States.'
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I'm proud to be here with active members of the United States military.
  • Transcript: President Bush Discusses Global War On Terror - U.S. Embassy Islamabad, Pakistan 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC islamabad.usembassy.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ They were isolated from the United States and its people.
  • Mr. Conservative » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.lubbockonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.The second portion of the operation was conducted as a humanitarian program called "Operation Smiles". The goal of the program was to provide medical care and services to the region of Basilan as part of a "Hearts and Minds" program.^ In Anguilla the US and the UK cooperated to establish and operate an offshore bank intended to service Colombian drug traffickers in a scheme called Operation Dinero.
  • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Not through a direct edict, but through a simple failure to provide the adequate medical care.
  • Conservatives4Palin.com: This Sounds "Death Panel-ish" To Me 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC www.conservatives4palin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So today I'm calling on the Congress to promptly pass legislation providing additional authority for the Terrorist Surveillance Program, along with broader reforms in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act.
  • Embassy Riyadh Saudi Arabia- U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC riyadh.usembassy.gov [Source type: Original source]

Operation Enduring Freedom - Horn of Africa

.This extension of "Operation Enduring Freedom" was titled OEF-HOA .^ DVD 07 Operation Enduring Freedom: America Fights Back .
  • GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM - September 2006 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jfsc.ndu.edu [Source type: Academic]

^ DOD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the death of three Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom .

^ Operation Enduring Freedom and the Afghanistan State .
  • War On Terror | Briarpatch Magazine - Fiercely independent (& often irreverent) news & views. 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC briarpatchmagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

.Unlike other operations contained in Operation Enduring Freedom, OEF-HOA does not have a specific organization as a target.^ Similarly, with increasing threat from terrorism, a new intelligence agency specifically targeting intelligence on terrorist activities around the globe will have to be created, so that such operations are cost effective.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - The true cost of the war on terror « - Blogs from CNN.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DOD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom .

^ DOD Identifies Marine Casualty The Department of Defense announced today the death of a Marine who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

.OEF-HOA instead focuses its efforts to disrupt and detect militant activities in the region and to work with willing governments to prevent the reemergence of militant cells and activities.^ Since the Clinton administration, there have been efforts to follow the money and disrupt terrorist networks’ ability to fund their activities.
  • Pajamas Media » The End of the Beginning of the War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Despite such difficulties, adds Mr. Rosand, the region's governments "seem to genuinely appreciate [the ICPAT's] technically focused, results-oriented work and are deeply engaged in the programme."
  • allAfrica.com: Africa: Continent Looks Beyond 'War On Terror' 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC allafrica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My sources within the government have informed me that thanks to the intrepid hard work and intelligence gathered earlier this week in Costa Rica , a deadly and widespread terror sleeper cell has been disrupted.
  • GayPatriot » War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.gaypatriot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In October 2002, the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) was established in Djibouti at Camp Le Monier.^ This sort of heated but friendly exchange happens all the time at the Combined Joint Task Force-82's joint operations command center.

^ That’s about joint terrorism task force making,” Franklin said.
  • The Indypendent » Bringing the War on Terrorism Home: Congress Considers How to ‘Disrupt’ Radical Movements in the United States 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.indypendent.org [Source type: Original source]

^ They expanded the number of Joint Terrorism Task Forces.
  • Embassy Riyadh Saudi Arabia- U.S. Embassy Riyadh, Saudi Arabia 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC riyadh.usembassy.gov [Source type: Original source]

.It contains approximately 2,000 personnel including US military and special operations forces (SOF) and coalition force members, Combined Task Force 150 (CTF-150).^ A. the progress of US military operations in Afghanistan .
  • Michelle Malkin » Gibbs accuses Bush/Cheney of “underresourcing” the whitewashed war on terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The participation of Turkey in the US-UK-Israeli military operation is also a factor, following an agreement reached between Ankara and Tel Aviv.
  • The Anglo-American War of Terror: An Overview 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Other aspects of modern technology, such as the ability to operate at night, add to the psychological impact of US airborne forces on terrorist groups.
  • Aggressive ISR in the War on Terrorism: Breaking the Cold War Paradigm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Task Force 150 consists of ships from a shifting group of nations, including Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Pakistan, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom.^ Full text of declaration in support of the U.S. position toward Iraq (BBC, January 29, 2003), issued by heads of government of : Spain, Portugal, Italy, United Kingdom, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and Denmark .
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Announce a new foreign policy that consists of renouncing the use of military force except in legitimate cases of self defence or in support of truly international aims.
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Available public sources show Al Qaeda and related groups to have been able to move funds to institutions in the following countries: Albania, Australia, Austria, the Bahamas, Belgium, Canada, the Caymans, Cyprus, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iraq, Italy, Kosovo, Kuwait, Libya, Macao, Malaysia, Malta, Mauritius, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Panama, Pakistan, the Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the Seychelles, Singapore, Somalia, South Africa, Sudan, Switzerland, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Yemen.
  • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

The primary goal of the coalition forces is to monitor, inspect, board and stop suspected shipments from entering the Horn of Africa region and affecting the US' "Operation Iraqi Freedom".[44]
.Included in the operation is the training of selected armed forces units of the countries of Djibouti, Kenya and Ethiopia in "counter-terrorism" and counter-insurgency tactics.^ Terror is a tactic, not a person or place or country.
  • MyDD :: "Do you believe there is such a thing as a global war on terror?" 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ However, this country needs a leader who is firm and committed to using force to defeat terrorists, whether abroad or within the United States.
  • Simons: Security measures necessary to the war on terrorism / LJWorld.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www2.ljworld.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is a source for news on our current conflicts, the War On Terror, including the War in Iraq and the War in Afghanistan as well as other Pakistan News, Afghanistan News, Iraq News and the Rest of the News in the Global War On Terror (aka Overseas Contingency Operations ) War on Terror News©2007-2009, ARM, all rights reserved.

.Humanitarian efforts conducted by CJTF-HOA include rebuilding of schools and medical clinics as well as providing medical services to those countries whose forces are being trained.^ It does seem that the country is being savagely attacked right now, by those who seek to loot it, control it, use it to fund their attacks on the rest of the world.

^ Often the border area in which these efforts are conducted—it is barely discernible where we are relative to the borders of the Nations that are adjacent to this country.
  • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country's most agile military force, the Marine Corps.
  • War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.2012.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The program expands as part of the Trans-Saharan Counterterrorism Initiative as CJTF personnel also assist in training the armed forces of Chad, Niger, Mauritania and Mali.^ Initially, the United States paid for most of the costs of training and equipping the Iraqi security forces.

^ [Milligan was not] a part of or associated with the armed forces of the enemy, was a non-belligerent, not subject to the law of war save as .
  • The War on Terrorism: Law Enforcement or National Security? » Publications » The Federalist Society 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.fed-soc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Under that initiative, all manifests for ocean going cargo destined for the United States are processed through ATS and reviewed by trained personnel.
  • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

[44] .However, the War on Terror does not include Sudan, where over 400,000 have died in an-ongoing civil war.^ How does this relate to the “war on terror”?
  • Think Progress » Bush: ‘war on terror’ critics are ‘disingenuous or naive.’ 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, these are ongoing terrorist wars.
  • Why We Cannot Win the War Against Terrorism | theTrumpet.com by the Philadelphia Church of God 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is America's war on terrorism a clash of civilizations?
  • The War on Terrorism, Part I: Is It "About Islam?" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC mtprof.msun.edu [Source type: Original source]

[45]
.On July 1, 2006, a Web-posted message purportedly written by Osama bin Laden urged Somalis to build an Islamic state in the country and warned western governments that the al-Qaeda network would fight against them if they intervened there.^ They managed both to catch Osama bin Laden AND get their oil*...
  • Freedom Forum - The "War on Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.ijaq.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Osama Bin Laden could be captured.
  • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who is Osama bin Laden?
  • Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[46]
.Somalia has been considered a "failed state" because its official central government was weak, dominated by warlords and unable to exert effective control over the country.^ "That game is considered 'dangerous' and 'criminal' because it exposes government sponsored terrorism."

^ Increased attention by the United States on Somalia, a country hopelessly split into warring factions and without an effective central government, is fueling speculation that Washington is targeting the Horn of Africa country in which Al-Qaeda is increasing its presence, writes Syed Saleem Shahzad.
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ State-sponsored terrorism exists because of our weakness!
  • Why We Cannot Win the War Against Terrorism | theTrumpet.com by the Philadelphia Church of God 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

.Beginning in mid-2006, the Islamic Courts Union (ICU), an Islamist faction campaigning on a restoration of "law and order" through Sharia Law, had rapidly taken control of much of southern Somalia.^ Humanitarian operations in Somalia were suspended and international staff evacuated when fighting between the Transitional Federal Government (TFG) -- backed by Ethiopian troops -- and the Union of Islamic Courts (UIC) intensified late last month.
  • US opens new front in Global War on Terror : IntentBlog 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ On 6th December, the UN Security Council authorised an African force to protect the transitional government against the Union of Islamic Courts, which had taken control of the capital and most of southern Somalia.
  • US opens new front in Global War on Terror : IntentBlog 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The US suspects that the Union of Islamic Courts, which controlled most of Somalia, had the support of al-Qaeda.
  • US opens new front in Global War on Terror : IntentBlog 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: Original source]

On December 14, 2006, the US Assistant Secretary of State Jendayi Frazer claimed al-Qaeda cell operatives were controlling the Islamic Courts Union, a claim denied by the ICU.[47]
.By late 2006, the UN-backed Transitional Federal Government (TFG) of Somalia had seen its power effectively limited to Baidoa, while the Islamic Courts Union controlled the majority of Southern Somalia, including the capital Mogadishu.^ The federal government does have law enforcement powers, but those powers have limits.
  • The War on Terrorism: Law Enforcement or National Security? » Publications » The Federalist Society 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.fed-soc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Comments (0) Mogadishu's transitional government, backed by Ethiopian troops, is credited with pushing out the hard-line Union of Islamic Courts.
  • newsdesk.org: War & Terrorism Archives 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.newsdesk.org [Source type: News]

^ Such control is efficient, especially with a limited number of assets, but may not be optimally effective.
  • Aggressive ISR in the War on Terrorism: Breaking the Cold War Paradigm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.On December 20, the Islamic Courts Union launched an offensive on the government stronghold of Baidoa, and saw early gains before Ethiopia intervened in favor of the government.^ Last Stronghold of Somalia's Islamic Militia Falls to Government Forces - 1/12/2007.
  • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

^ This offensive builds on the security gains of the surge, and demonstrates to the Iraqi people that their government is committed to protecting them.

^ December 29th, 2009 at 9:20 am Jeff 15 I think we are approaching a critical juncture where the Islamists see an opportunity to try and “bring down” the US Government.
  • Is Obama’s Weak Approach to War on Terror Inviting More Attacks? 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.floppingaces.net [Source type: Original source]

.By December 26, the Islamic Courts Union went into a "tactical retreat" towards Mogadishu, before again retreating as TFG/Ethiopian troops neared, leading them to take Mogadishu with no resistance.^ So he forgot about bin Laden, pulled troops out of Afganistan and left it to fall back into Taliban hands and went after his number one boogeyman.
  • Think Progress » Bush Attacks Critics Of ‘War On Terror’ As ‘Naïve’ 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ They responded by taking it to the World Court, presenting a case, they had no problem putting together evidence.
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Arguing before U.S District Court Judge Henry Kennedy, the Justice Department said for Kennedy to launch an inquiry into the tapes' destruction would be "unwise" and "imprudent."
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

The ICU then fled to Kismayo, where they fought Ethiopian/TFG forces in the Battle of Jilib.
.The Prime Minister of Somalia claimed that three "terror suspects" from the 1998 United States embassy bombings are being sheltered in Kismayo.^ Killed in US Embassy Bombings - 8/7/1998.
  • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

^ President Obama, acting just minutes after a Yemeni group affiliated with Al Qaeda claimed responsibility for the airplane bombing attempt over Detroit on Christmas, declared Monday that the United States would continue to press its accelerated offensive against terror cells in Yemen and elsewhere in the world.
  • GayPatriot » War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.gaypatriot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The United States has been engaging in terrorism against Afghanistan, against Iraq, and now they're threatening to extend their terrorism to other places in the Middle East.
  • Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

[48] .On 30 December 2006, al-Qaeda deputy leader Ayman al-Zawahiri called upon Muslims worldwide to fight against Ethiopia and the TFG in Somalia.^ Ayman al-Zawahiri statement of Sept.
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 'They are Muslims and the al-Qaeda are Muslims.

^ Ayman al-Zawahiri Calls for Jihad in Somalia - 1/5/2007.
  • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

[49]
.On January 8, 2007, the US launched the Battle of Ras Kamboni by bombing Ras Kamboni using AC-130 gunships.^ Israel has taken delivery from the US of some 5,000 "smart air launched weapons" including some 500 BLU 109 'bunker-buster bombs.
  • The Anglo-American War of Terror: An Overview 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But far more serious, write Nadeem Malik and Muhammad Rafique, is the possibility of Pakistan being used as a launching pad for a US strike on Afghanistan.
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted by: ace at January 28, 2007 5:18 PM .
  • Schneier on Security: On the "War on Terror" Rhetoric 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

[50]
.On September 14, 2009, US Special Forces killed two men and wounded and captured two others near the Somali village of Baarawe.^ Ten Gitmo Detainees Headed to US - 11/14/2009.
  • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

^ December 7, 2008 - Pearl Harbor Day Pearl Harbor Sixty-seven years ago, on Sunday, December 7, 1941 the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor, killing over two thousand people and wounding over a thousand.

^ Other aspects of modern technology, such as the ability to operate at night, add to the psychological impact of US airborne forces on terrorist groups.
  • Aggressive ISR in the War on Terrorism: Breaking the Cold War Paradigm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.airpower.maxwell.af.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Witnesses claim that helicopters used for the operation launched from French-flagged warships, but that could not be confirmed.^ US military intelligence has claimed that the messaging application Twitter could be used by terrorists as an operational tool.
  • Anorak News » War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.anorak.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ An earlier report claimed that fires plus two airplanes brought down the twin towers, ignoring the witness testimony and physical evidence that explosives were used.

[51] .A Somali based al-Qaida affiliated group, the Al-Shabab, has confirmed the death of "sheik commander" Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan along with an unspecified number of militants.^ Is it a terrorist group called al-Qaida?
  • G. Edward Griffin -- A Second Look At The War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.newswithviews.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Yemen-based group, which claims to be affiliated with Osama bin Laden's organisation, had earlier claimed responsibility for the failed attack and called for strikes on embassies in Yemen.
  • Yemen - the next target for the War on Terror? - AriRusila 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC arirusila.cafebabel.com [Source type: General]

^ The suspects allegedly are affiliated with an al-Qaida terrorist cell in central Iraq.

[52] Nabhan, a Kenyan, was wanted in connection with the 2002 Mombasa attacks.[53]

Operation Enduring Freedom - Trans Sahara

.Operation Enduring Freedom - Trans Sahara (OEF-TS) is the name of the military operation conducted by the United States and partner nations in the Sahara/Sahel region of Africa, consisting of counter-terrorism efforts and policing of arms and drug trafficking across central Africa.^ United States, hinder their movement across .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ But terrorism will last as long as the United States has any presence in the region.
  • war on terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.sunoasis.com [Source type: Original source]

^ United States, its allies and partners, .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

Operation Iraqi Freedom

.Iraq had been listed as a state sponsor of international terrorism by the United States since 1990[54], when Saddam Hussein fell out of US favor.^ United States and other members of the international .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ What we do know is that Saddam Hussein was on the terrorist list.
  • An Update on the Global War on Terror with Donald Rumsfeld - Council on Foreign Relations 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC secure.www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ I think it was the era of state-sponsored international terrorism.
  • Distorted Morality: America's War on Terror?, by Noam Chomsky (Talk delivered at Harvard University) 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.chomsky.info [Source type: Original source]

.The regime of Saddam Hussein proved a continuing problem for the UN and Iraq’s neighbors in its use of chemical weapons against Iranians and Kurds.^ Saddam Hussein and his search for nuclear weapons.
  • International Press - War on Terrorism - September 11 Terrorist Attacks - Iraq - Al-Qaeda 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.worldpress.org [Source type: News]

^ Saddam Hussein monopolized power in Iraq.
  • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This regime has already used weapons of mass destruction against Iraq's neighbors and against Iraq's people .
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

.After the Gulf War, the US, French and British militaries instituted and began patrolling Iraqi no-fly zones, to protect Iraq’s Kurdish minority and Shi’a Arab population—both of which suffered attacks from the Hussein regime before and after the Gulf War—in Iraq’s northern and southern regions, respectively.^ That Iraq has cruelly attacked its Kurdish minority can hardly be a justification for war.
  • Freedom Forum - The "War on Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.ijaq.net [Source type: Original source]

^ The US is providing the Iraqi military with weapons!!!!
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

^ US is giving guns to the Iraqi military.
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

.US forces continued in combat zone deployments through November 1995 and launched Operation Desert Fox against Iraq in 1998 after it failed to meet US demands of "unconditional cooperation" in weapons inspections.^ The psychological operations against Congress and us continue to this day.

^ Some are also calling for a boycott of US exports for its continuing support of Israeli actions against Palestinians.
  • The Democratic Party | PartyBuilder | Democrats Who Refute the "War on Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC my.democrats.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The report did not include U.S. troops killed or wounded in Iraq, or attacks by resistance fighters against American troops, 'because they were directed at combatants.'
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

[55]
.Prior to Operation Desert Fox, US president William Clinton predicted "And mark my words, he will develop weapons of mass destruction.^ Was it weapons of mass destruction?
  • KryssTal : USA: The "War On Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.krysstal.com [Source type: News]

^ Possesses weapons of mass destruction: To be determined .
  • Freedom Forum - The "War on Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.ijaq.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Possesses weapons of mass destruction: Yes .
  • Freedom Forum - The "War on Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.ijaq.net [Source type: Original source]

He will deploy them, and he will use them." .Clinton also declared a desire to remove Hussein from power and in the same speech said, "The hard fact is that so long as Saddam remains in power, he threatens the well-being of his people, the peace of his region, the security of the world."^ Saddam Hussein monopolized power in Iraq.
  • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The fact that people in the region admire Saddam Hussein is cause for reflection.
  • Council for a Livable World: Terrorism: War of Ideas 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC livableworld.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The concepts of forceful interrogations and the need to get dangerous people to reveal their life-threatening plans is as far removed from their daily experiences as, say, humility or well-reasoned arguments.

.In the aftermath of Operation Desert Fox, during December 1998, Iraq announced that it would no longer respect the no-fly zones and resumed its attempts to shoot down Coalition aircraft.^ Joint operations are no longer an exception.
  • An Update on the Global War on Terror with Donald Rumsfeld - Council on Foreign Relations 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC secure.www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Saddam was attempting regularly to kill American air crews and British air crews that were enforcing the northern and southern no-fly zones.
  • An Update on the Global War on Terror with Donald Rumsfeld - Council on Foreign Relations 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC secure.www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ US fighter jets guarding the no-fly zone over Iraq between the Kurdish North and the violent South have been consistently attacked and shot at since the cease fire marking the end of the first Iraq war.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: Rosie goes on diatribe against War on Terror, Bush, Troops; sympathizes with terrorists 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

.Air strikes by the British and US against Iraqi anti-aircraft and military targets continued over the next few years.^ The US is providing the Iraqi military with weapons!!!!
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

^ US is giving guns to the Iraqi military.
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Al-Qaeda continues to plot attacks against our homeland and other targets with the objective of inflicting mass casualties.
  • GovTrack: Senate Record: WORLDWIDE WAR ON TERROR (110-s20070206-15) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.govtrack.us [Source type: Original source]

.Also in 1998, Clinton signed the Iraq Liberation Act, which called for regime change in Iraq on the basis of its supposed possession of weapons of mass destruction, oppression of Iraqi citizens and attacks on other Middle Eastern countries.^ Was it weapons of mass destruction?
  • KryssTal : USA: The "War On Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.krysstal.com [Source type: News]

^ Bombing other countries is an act of war...
  • “Quietly” (i.e., with no press attention) “Widening Terror War to Yemen” | The Moderate Voice 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC themoderatevoice.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It called for regime change in Iraq, by force if necessary.
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

.The George W. Bush administration called for the United Nations Security Council to again send weapons inspectors to Iraq (previous inspectors had been expelled after being caught spying for the US) to find and destroy the alleged weapons of mass destruction and for a UNSC resolution.^ We know where this kind of national security got us.
  • WaPo: The War on Terror is Over (Wizbang) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Possesses weapons of mass destruction: To be determined .
  • Freedom Forum - The "War on Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.ijaq.net [Source type: Original source]

^ We're told that they didn't find weapons of mass destruction.
  • Chomsky: 'There Is No War On Terror' | | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[56][57] UNSC Resolution 1441 was passed unanimously, which offered Iraq "a final opportunity to comply with its disarmament obligations" or face "serious consequences."
.Resolution 1441 did not authorize the use of force by member states.^ It did not authorize the use of military force.
  • Firedoglake » Memorial Day Truth: There Is No “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, this country needs a leader who is firm and committed to using force to defeat terrorists, whether abroad or within the United States.
  • Simons: Security measures necessary to the war on terrorism / LJWorld.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www2.ljworld.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If we had not been prepared to use the techniques we did your kids would right now be making forced-conversions to Islam at gunpoint.
  • STR † THE FREEDOM BLOG© » War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC shelleytherepublican.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Iraqi government subsequently allowed UN inspectors to access Iraqi sites, while the US government continued to assert that Iraq was being obstructionist.^ US violation of UN efforts for peacefully resolving the Iraq WMD issue via continuation to final inspections by the IAEA) does actually imply war [9].
  • Eric Umansky: Global War on Terrorism: "Wrong Concept" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ericumansky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Especially when that is paired with US policy towards Iraq, towards the Iraqi civilian society which is getting destroyed.
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ For the past four years, Shammari was considered by U.S. and Iraqi intelligence officials to be a Continue reading "Officials in Iraq Confirm Death of Key Terrorist" » .

[3]
In October 2002, a large bipartisan majority in the United States Congress authorized the president to use force if necessary to disarm Iraq in order to "prosecute the war on terrorism."[58] After failing to overcome opposition from France, Russia, and China against a UNSC resolution that would sanction the use of force against Iraq, and before the UN weapons inspectors had completed their inspections (which were claimed to be fruitless by the US because of Iraq's alleged deception), the United States assembled a "Coalition of the Willing" composed of nations who pledged support for its policy of regime change in Iraq.
On March 19, 2003, the Iraq War began and the invasion of Iraq was launched the next day on March 20, 2003. The Bush administration stated the invasion was the "serious consequences" spoken of in UNSC Resolution 1441.
.Iraq's government was quickly toppled and on May 1, 2003, Bush announced that major combat operations in Iraq had ended.^ "Major combat operations in Iraq have ended.
  • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

^ War in Iraq - May 1st, 2003: "President Bush formally announces an 'end' to the war in Iraq."
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

^ President George W. Bush announced the end of major fighting on May 1, 2003.
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

[59] .However, an insurgency arose against the US-led coalition and the newly developing Iraqi military and post-Saddam government.^ The US is providing the Iraqi military with weapons!!!!
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

^ US is giving guns to the Iraqi military.
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

^ A billion dollars worth of fly by wire precision bombing and Saddam's Command and Control structures were gone - and in any case his army was oppressive not aggressive by the time of the US-led Coalition's attack.
  • Gordon Brown's pragmatic war on terror - Telegraph 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

.This insurgency led to far more coalition casualties than the invasion.^ FAR MORE so than the Palestinians.
  • Global War on Terror | Swords Crossed 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swordscrossed.org [Source type: Original source]

^ But society is far more than politics.

^ The February 26 explosion in the WTC resulted in six deaths, more than 1,000 casualties and damage in excess of half billion dollars.
  • An Overview of the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Elements of the insurgency were led by fugitive members of President Hussein's Ba'ath regime, which included Iraqi nationalists and pan-Arabists.^ Exactly 40 years later, that same Ba'ath Party would be demonised, sanctioned and finally removed by the USA with talk of "bringing democracy to the Iraqis" .
  • KryssTal : USA: The "War On Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.krysstal.com [Source type: News]

^ Is Iraqi President Saddam Hussein now in the crosshairs of Pentagon planners, as several US defense officials have been demanding?
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ President Reagan labeled the Islamic terrorists fighting the Russians in Afghanistan in the 80s (including the Taliban, a member of which was Osama bin Laden) as "freedom fighters."
  • Council for a Livable World: Terrorism: War of Ideas 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC livableworld.org [Source type: Original source]

.Many insurgency leaders are Islamists and claim to be fighting a religious war to reestablish the Islamic Caliphate of centuries past.^ Middle East point to one thing - World War III. We've been fighting a war for the past 18 months, which is the harbinger of World War III. The world is going to fight, whether they like it or not.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the past, U.S. military authorities have attributed the suicide attacks not to Iraqi Sunni militants who dominate the insurgency but to foreign Islamic extremists who have joined the fight in Iraq.
  • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

^ We need to change our policies or recognize that our enemy is a large insurgency group that will require War with many Arab nations if we are to defeat it.
  • Eric Umansky: Global War on Terrorism: "Wrong Concept" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ericumansky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[60]
.After months of insurgents' brutal violence against Iraqi civilians, in January 2007 President Bush presented a new strategy for Operation Iraqi Freedom based upon counter-insurgency theories and tactics developed by General David Petraeus.^ Not just that, he has in charge of the effort two men involved in the successful “surge” in Iraq, Defense Secretary Robert Gates who supervised that shift his strategy from his then-new perch at the Pentagon and General Stanley McChrystal who, as commander of the Joint Special Operations Command in 2007, helped General David Petraeus implement the surge in Iraq.
  • GayPatriot » War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.gaypatriot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Their inability to deal with Iraq: the insurgency, the sectarian violence, and terrorist tactics, has emboldened terrorists, made the US look weak and incompetent, and has led to a constant flow of new terrorist recruits at what is apparently a faster rate that the US can recruit soldiers.
  • War on Terror in Campaign 08 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.thenation.com [Source type: General]

^ They were calling for a withdrawal even as President Bush changed our counter-insurgency strategy and put General Petreaus in charge of a surge in US troop numbers – a surge every major Democrat including their nominee for president screamed at the top of their voices would be an utter, total, and complete failure.
  • Right Wing Nut House » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC rightwingnuthouse.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Iraq War troop surge of 2007 was part of this "new way forward" and, along with US backing of Sunni groups it had previously sought to defeat, has been credited with a widely recognized dramatic decrease in violence by up to 80%, and a more controversial possible increase in political and communal reconciliation in Iraq.^ The way forward requires a new approach.
  • GovTrack: Senate Record: WORLDWIDE WAR ON TERROR (110-s20070206-15) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.govtrack.us [Source type: Original source]

^ See more stories tagged with: violence , war in iraq , jihad .
  • The War on Terror Is the Leading Cause of Terrorism | World | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ It's more than possible we can do it Bush's way.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

International military support

.The invasion of Afghanistan is seen as the first action of this war, and initially involved forces from the United States, the United Kingdom, and the Afghan Northern Alliance.^ Four are from the United States, seven are from Afghanistan.

^ The United States will win the war.
  • Freedom Forum - The "War on Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.ijaq.net [Source type: Original source]

^ However, this country needs a leader who is firm and committed to using force to defeat terrorists, whether abroad or within the United States.
  • Simons: Security measures necessary to the war on terrorism / LJWorld.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www2.ljworld.com [Source type: Original source]

.Since the initial invasion period, these forces were augmented by troops and aircraft from Australia, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Netherlands, New Zealand and Norway amongst others.^ Other organizations like Canadian telecom company Telus, New Zealand sheep, Cynergy TK is but one of the cover athlete of Madden NFL 09.
  • Hour of the Time » 2009» March 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC www.hourofthetime.com [Source type: General]

^ However, notwithstanding all of these other motivational factors oil remains the core factor for the US invasion of Iraq.
  • Eric Umansky: Global War on Terrorism: "Wrong Concept" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ericumansky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bearing names like “Atlas” and “Hercules,” these displays of force, says Kelly, deter terrorists by showing them that New York is just too tough a target.
  • On the Front Line in the War on Terrorism by Judith Miller, City Journal Summer 2007 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.city-journal.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In 2006, there were about 33,000 troops in Afghanistan.^ There was also that crap about Bush reading 80 books in the summer of 2006...
  • The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda | World | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ But, we don’t have 160,000 troops in Afghanistan and the Philippines.
  • Think Progress » Bush Attacks Critics Of ‘War On Terror’ As ‘Naïve’ 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ As President Barack Obama’s announces sending 30,000 US troops to Afghanistan today, finding a way out of the Pakistan quagmire is next to impossible.
  • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

.On September 12, 2001, less than 24 hours after the attacks in New York City and Washington, NATO invoked Article 5 of the North Atlantic Treaty and declared the attacks to be an attack against all 19 NATO member countries.^ September 12, 2001.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The U.S. chose to declare Afghanistan the enemy after the terrorist attacks of September 2001.
  • War On Terror | Briarpatch Magazine - Fiercely independent (& often irreverent) news & views. 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC briarpatchmagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ September 24, 2001.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Australian Prime Minister John Howard also declared that Australia would invoke the ANZUS Treaty along similar lines.^ It would make Afghanistan an Islamic republic, with a directly elected president, with a lot of "on paper" executive power, and no prime minister.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

^ It is presumably no coincidence the Prime Minister has chosen the fifth anniversary of the invasion to signal that he would be more reluctant than his predecessor to go to war.
  • Gordon Brown's pragmatic war on terror - Telegraph 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ UPDATE 5/28/2004: We were totally wrong in our prediction that Jaffrey would be appointed the prime minister of the new Iraqi provisional government.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

.In the following months, NATO took a wide range of measures to respond to the threat of terrorism.^ However, the cost will be far greater if we do NOT effectively respond to the threat of terrorism: our very lives.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - The true cost of the war on terror « - Blogs from CNN.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The following page was created to capture a sample of the wide discussion and broad range of views shared by members of the Duke community in the wake of September 11.
  • Forum: America's War Against Terrorism - Duke University 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.duke.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Money laundering poses a real threat to our collective well-being because it facilitates a wide range of criminal activities, from tax evasion to international terrorism.
  • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

On November 22, 2002, the member states of the EAPC decided on a Partnership Action Plan against Terrorism which explicitly states that "EAPC States are committed to the protection and promotion of fundamental freedoms and human rights, as well as the rule of law, in combating terrorism."[61] NATO started naval operations in the Mediterranean Sea designed to prevent the movement of terrorists or weapons of mass destruction as well as to enhance the security of shipping in general called Operation Active Endeavour.
.Support for the United States cooled when America made clear its determination to invade Iraq in late 2002. Even so, many of the "coalition of the willing" countries that unconditionally supported the U.S.-led military action have sent troops to Afghanistan, particular neighbouring Pakistan, which has disowned its earlier support for the Taliban and contributed tens of thousands of soldiers to the conflict.^ Fourteen NATO member states sent troops to Afghanistan.
  • Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Four are from the United States, seven are from Afghanistan.

^ Bush sent troops to Afghanistan and Iraq.
  • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

.Pakistan was also engaged in the Waziristan War.^ Posted in Afghanistan , Counterinsurgency , Global War on Terror , Pakistan , Refugees , State Terrorism , US Foreign Policy , Violence , War , War crimes , Waziristan .
  • Global War on Terror « P U L S E 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC pulsemedia.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Supported by U.S. intelligence, Pakistan was attempting to remove the Taliban insurgency and al-Qaeda element from the northern tribal areas.^ If the al Qaeda movement is to be countered, then the roots of its support must be understood and systematically undercut,” said Paul Rogers, the report’s author and professor of global peace studies at Bradford University in northern England.
  • Where's the Outrage? » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.whereistheoutrage.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The operation, Rah-e Nijat (Path to Salvation), faces several obstacles, including entrenched militants, a local extremist support network, challenging terrain, and tactical sophistication among the Taliban, al Qaeda, and allied Uzbek fighters.
  • War on Terror « The Enterprise Blog 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blog.american.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Once Taliban are under control so called Al-Qaeda can be isolated and tamed.
  • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

[62]

Pakistan involvement

Pakistan

President Musharraf with President Bush.
.Following the September 11, 2001 attacks, former President of Pakistan Pervez Musharraf sided with the United States against the Taliban government in Afghanistan after an ultimatum by U.S. President George W. Bush.^ Four are from the United States, seven are from Afghanistan.

^ The U.S. chose to declare Afghanistan the enemy after the terrorist attacks of September 2001.
  • War On Terror | Briarpatch Magazine - Fiercely independent (& often irreverent) news & views. 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC briarpatchmagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 .
  • The So-Called War on Terror: A Masterpiece of Propaganda | AfterDowningStreet.org 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.afterdowningstreet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Musharraf agreed to give the United States the use of three airbases for Operation Enduring Freedom.^ Furthermore, the United States essentially agreed with that.
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ However, this country needs a leader who is firm and committed to using force to defeat terrorists, whether abroad or within the United States.
  • Simons: Security measures necessary to the war on terrorism / LJWorld.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www2.ljworld.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I was just at [the United States Military Academy at] West Point, giving a speech to their law class, and it was very, very inspiring.
  • The War on Terrorism - Council on Foreign Relations 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

.United States Secretary of State Colin Powell and other administration officials met with Musharraf.^ One of his first tasks will be to meet with United States Secretary of State Colin Powell.
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Colin Powell has also asked for explanations from Musharraf.
  • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

^ United States and other members of the international .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

.On 19 September 2001, Musharraf addressed the people of Pakistan and stated that, while he opposed military tactics against the Taliban, Pakistan risked being endangered by an alliance of India and the U.S. if it did not cooperate.^ India in anti-Taliban military plan.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In October 1999, the State Department encouraged the United Nations to enact Security Council Resolution 1267 against the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.
  • Pajamas Media » The End of the Beginning of the War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ According to Youssef Aschkar , the 'war on terror' did not start on September 11, 2001 : "between 1996 and September 11, 2001, the culture of hate and fear was spread to the United States by the publication of thousands of books and articles on the subject of terrorism.

[63] .In 2006, Musharraf testified that this stance was pressured by threats from the U.S., and revealed in his memoirs that he had "war-gamed" the United States as an adversary and decided that it would end in a loss for Pakistan.^ Similarly, the United States in June 2006 .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ Because they are a threat to the United States.'
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The United States will win the war.
  • Freedom Forum - The "War on Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.ijaq.net [Source type: Original source]

[64]
.On 12 January 2002, Musharraf gave a landmark speech against Islamic extremism, a few months after September 11.^ September 12, 2002.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Democratic party’s campaign of cognitive dissonance started in full gear a few months after 9/11 and not only continued thru the election, but is still going strong.
  • The Rosett Report » Mom, Apple Pie, and the Overseas Contingency Operation 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Demo:8th Anniversary of Guantánamo Bay:11 January:12.30-2pm: US Embassy 07-01-2010 13:56 .

.He unequivocally condemned all acts of terrorism and pledged to combat Islamic extremism and lawlessness within Pakistan itself.^ All acts of terrorism are politically motivated,” .
  • Think Progress » Bush: ‘war on terror’ critics are ‘disingenuous or naive.’ 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Pakistan itself is a victim of terrorism.
  • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the last few months alone, we have apprehended extremists within our borders who were sent here from the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan to commit new acts of terror.
  • Chattanooga Times Free Press | War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.timesfreepress.com [Source type: General]

.He vowed, the government was committed to root out extremism and made it clear that the banned militant organizations would not be allowed to resurface under any new name.He stressed, "the recent decision to ban extremist groups promoting militancy was taken in the national interest after thorough consultations.^ These militant groups also have their roots in frustration born out of injustice.
  • International Press - War on Terrorism - September 11 Terrorist Attacks - Iraq - Al-Qaeda 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.worldpress.org [Source type: News]

^ And as a whole, we made the decision to outs him.
  • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - The true cost of the war on terror « - Blogs from CNN.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ House Armed Services Committee Chairman Ike Skelton (D-MO) has stopped using the phrase “global war on terror” in committee budget documents, and the British government has banned the phrase “because it gives militant groups a shared identity .” .
  • Think Progress » Bush Attacks Critics Of ‘War On Terror’ As ‘Naïve’ 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

It was not taken under any foreign influence".[65]
.In 2002, the Musharraf-led government, took a firm stand against the jihadi organizations and groups promoting extremism, and arrested Maulana Masood Azhar, head of the Jaish-i-Mohammad, and Hafiz Saeed, chief of the Lashkar-i-Taiba, and took dozens of activists into custody.^ And Maulana Massoud Azhar, who founded Jaish, travelled to Afghanistan several times to meet bin Laden.
  • Al Qaeda and the "War on Terrorism" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.globalresearch.ca [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Scotland Yard said Friday's arrest took place at an address in Stockwell, south London, as “part of the investigation into the incidents of July 21.” .
  • The Command Post - Global War On Terror 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.command-post.org [Source type: News]
  • The Command Post - Global War On Terror 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.command-post.org [Source type: News]

^ We send ACORN over to organize the Talaban into a community service group.
  • Michelle Malkin » Document drop: Whitewashing the “Global War on Terror” out of existence 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: General]
  • Michelle Malkin » Document drop: Whitewashing the “Global War on Terror” out of existence 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: General]

.An official ban was imposed on the groups on January 12.[66] Later that year, the Saudi born Zayn al-Abidn Muhammed Hasayn Abu Zubaydah was arrested by Pakistani officials during a series of joint U.S. and Pakistan raids.^ Abu Zubaydah has been in American custody for over seven years.
  • Where's the Outrage? » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.whereistheoutrage.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ January 27, 2010 BAGHDAD – The 3rd Emergency Response Unit arrested a suspected terrorist today during a joint security operation conducted in Ad Duluiyah, located approximately 75 km north of Baghdad.

^ The 12 Americans killed in the bombing of the embassy in Kenya would be dwarfed only a few years later by thousands on 9/11.
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

.Zubaydah is said to have been a high-ranking al-Qaeda official with the title of operations chief and in charge of running al-Qaeda training camps.^ "The official said that was designed to make the detainees uncomfortable, as they were accustomed to high temperatures both in their native countries and in their cells.
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

^ David Hicks—a former Australian cowboy who allegedly attended an al Qaeda training camp and fought alongside the Taliban—pleaded not guilty as his military trial opened in Guantanamo Bay.
  • War on Terror Timeline | Mother Jones 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Although the 9/11 commission declared there was no link, documents that have been translated since then indicate that there were several meetings between Saddam or other high-level government officials and representatives of Al Qaeda.
  • Schneier on Security: On the "War on Terror" Rhetoric 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

.[67] Other prominent al-Qaeda members were arrested in the following two years, namely Ramzi Binalshibh, who is known to have been a financial backer of al-Qaeda operations, and Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who at the time of his capture was the third highest ranking official in al-Qaeda and had been directly in charge of the planning for the September 11 attacks.^ "The attacks of the 11 September 2001 were planned and carried out by Al Qaida" .
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ September 11 attacks, including the plot’s mastermind Khalid Shaykh .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ Three years later, more than two thirds of al Qaeda’s key members and associates have been detained, captured or killed.
  • An Update on the Global War on Terror with Donald Rumsfeld - Council on Foreign Relations 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC secure.www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

Waziristan

.In 2004 the Pakistani Army launched a campaign in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas of Pakistan's Waziristan region, sending in 80,000 troops.^ Pakistan deserves credit for its recent offensive against tribal militants in Swat and Waziristan, but the Pakistani Army's campaign is far from adequate.
  • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A prisoner exchange took place last week as a direct result of the negotiations, with the release of dozens of suspected militants for army officers in Waziristan, a tribal area considered a stronghold of Taliban and al-Qaida militants.
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ This bipartisan resolution expresses the strong opposition of this body to the President's decision to stay the course and send an additional 21,000 American troops to Iraq.
  • GovTrack: Senate Record: WORLDWIDE WAR ON TERROR (110-s20070206-15) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.govtrack.us [Source type: Original source]

.The goal of the conflict was to remove the al-Qaeda and Taliban forces in the region.^ Once Taliban are under control so called Al-Qaeda can be isolated and tamed.
  • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Statements by Al Qaeda, the Taliban, and their allies (arranged chronologically) : 1996 Al Qaeda fatwa against the U.S. 1998 Al Qaeda fatwa against the U.S. .
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Over seven years ago, the United States pursued al Qaeda and the Taliban with broad international support.
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.After the fall of the Taliban regime many members of the Taliban resistance fled to the Northern border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan where the Pakistani army had previously little control.^ Obama made his comments a day after issuing a public threat to attack Al Qaeda operatives hiding in a remote region of Pakistan near the Afghanistan border if Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf did not act against the terrorists.
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ (Oct 1) Full text In search of a messiah The United States, Pakistan, the Northern Alliance, China and the exiled Afghan king, to name a few, each have their own idea on the composition of a new government in Afghanistan should the present Taliban regime be toppled, writes Nadeem Malik.
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ India & Pakistan is started from Pakistani side, Border incursions are always from Pakistan side inside India.
  • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

.With the logistics and air support of the United States, the Pakistani Army captured or killed numerous al-Qaeda operatives such as Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, wanted for his involvement in the USS Cole bombing, Oplan Bojinka plot and the killing of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.^ Fact: USS Cole bombing off the coast of Yeman by Al Qaeda.
  • George W Bush: winning the war on terror - Telegraph 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ He has also claimed responsibility for the death of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan.
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ Not the bombing of the USS Cole , perpetrated by the Islamic fundamentalist group Al-Qaeda.
  • The War on Terror Made Him Do It | NewsBusters.org 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

.United States has carried out a campaign of Drone attacks on targets all over Federally Administered Tribal Areas.^ They have since blamed the United States for all wars, for poverty, and for bad weather.
  • Mr. Conservative » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.lubbockonline.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The innocent victims of yesterdays attacks in the United States should motivate Americans and non-Americans alike to re-evaluate [their common] situation and work out a new framework for the interconnection of peoples worldwide."
  • International Press - War on Terrorism - September 11 Terrorist Attacks - Iraq - Al-Qaeda 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.worldpress.org [Source type: News]

^ They all usually require the authorities in one country to carry out certain acts on behalf of the authorities of another country.
  • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

.However, the Pakistani Taliban resistance still operates in the Federally Administered Tribal Areas.^ Thus, when the Taliban begin to make themselves a nuisance again, which Syed Saleem Shahzad firmly believes they will do, using the Pakistani tribal areas as a base, Islamabad will turn a blind eye - if not give them support.
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The tribal areas are simmering with pro-Taliban sentiment and the Afghan refugee camps are viewed as time bombs.
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Taliban are also counting on ethnic ties to swing more support in the tribal areas on both sides of the border with Pakistan, writes Syed Saleem Shahzad.
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

The International Security Assistance Force

Current ISAF contributors in dark green, future in light green, and former in cyan.
The United Kingdom is the second largest contributor of ISAF troops in Afghanistan.
.December 2001 saw the creation of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) to assist the Afghan Transitional Administration and the first post-Taliban elected government.^ According to the document, the Afghan government will commit to providing sufficient police and troops to support the planned transition from the Nato-led International Security Assistance Force (Isaf).
  • Newshoggers.com: War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.newshoggers.com [Source type: News]

^ The International Stabilization and Assistance Force, which NATO now commands and which includes some 2,500 Canadian soldiers, was set up in late 2001 by the United Nations to do just what its name suggests – stabilize a country emerging from years of civil war and assist the fledgling Kabul government in its redevelopment efforts.
  • War On Terror | Briarpatch Magazine - Fiercely independent (& often irreverent) news & views. 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC briarpatchmagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Stanley A. McChrystal's very cautiously-worded support for a negotiated settlement with the Taliban leadership in an interview published Monday is only the first public signal of a policy decision by the Barack Obama administration to support a political settlement between the Hamid Karzai regime and the Taliban, an official of McChrystal's International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) command has revealed in an interview with IPS. .
  • Newshoggers.com: War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.newshoggers.com [Source type: News]

.With a renewed Taliban insurgency, it was announced in 2006 that ISAF would replace the U.S troops in the province as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.^ The name was then replaced by another fantastical one, explosively overblown with self-righteousness and cocksure certainty of success: ‘Enduring Freedom.’ Some rhetorical mastery!
  • Dissident Voice : Words, Words, Words: Rhetoric in the “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC dissidentvoice.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Maresca was thus twice disappointed: the Taliban would not be replaced very soon, and Unocal would have to cease its pleadings with the regime.
  • The So-Called War on Terror: A Masterpiece of Propaganda | AfterDowningStreet.org 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.afterdowningstreet.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ DOD Identifies Marine Casualties The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of three Marines who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom .

.The British 16th Air Assault Brigade (latter reinforced by Royal Marines) formed the core of the force in Southern Afghanistan, along with troops and helicopters from Australia, Canada and the Netherlands.^ Saddam was attempting regularly to kill American air crews and British air crews that were enforcing the northern and southern no-fly zones.
  • An Update on the Global War on Terror with Donald Rumsfeld - Council on Foreign Relations 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC secure.www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Counter-terrorism is a complex societal problem, and schoolteachers, relief workers and NGOs are as much shock troops in this conflict as are US and Royal Marines.
  • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If the Taliban retake Afghanistan, the people will suffer and perish as the Vietnamese and Cambodians did when Congress defunded our troops forcing them to pull out of the Vietnam War.
  • Mr. Conservative » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.lubbockonline.com [Source type: Original source]

.The initial force consisted of roughly 3,300 British, 2,000 Canadian, 1,400 from the Netherlands and 240 from Australia, along with special forces from Denmark and Estonia (and small contingents from other nations).^ They have a large national force; we have a small national force.
  • The War on Terrorism - Council on Foreign Relations 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The national database of possible targets now has some 300,000 items in it, including the Sears Tower in Chicago and an Illinois apple and pork festival.
  • Zbigniew Brzezinski: Terrorized by ‘War on Terror’ - Truthdig 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.truthdig.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Phase II of the Initiative is focused on the apprehension and removal of more than 300,000 aliens with unexecuted final orders of removal.
  • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

[68][69][70][71]
Summary of major troop contributions (over 400, 1 December 2008)[72]
ISAF total:52,450
.
  •  United States: 19,950 (total number of U.S troops in Afghanistan is 48,250 including National Guard.^ In October 1999, the State Department encouraged the United Nations to enact Security Council Resolution 1267 against the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.
    • Pajamas Media » The End of the Beginning of the War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The attack comes a day after the United Nations said the number of civilians killed in war-related violence in Afghanistan reached its highest level last year since U.S.-led forces ousted the Taliban in 2001.

    ^ Number of left-wing Colombian groups on the United States ' designated foreign terrorist list: 2 .
    • Terrorism (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

    )
  •  United Kingdom: 8,745
  •  Germany: 5,350
  •  Italy: 2,850
  •  Canada: 2,830
  •  France: 2,785
  •  Netherlands: 1,770
  •  Poland: 2,000
  •  Australia: 1,090
  •  Romania: 990
  •  Turkey: 860
  •  Sweden: 820
  •  Spain: 1,270
  •  Denmark: 700
  •  Bulgaria: 460
  •  Norway: 455
  •  Czech Republic: 415

US military aid to other countries

Pakistan

.In the three years before the attacks of September 11, Pakistan received approximately $9 million in American military aid.^ It is a military attack on a military target, by an American citizen.
  • Winds of Change.NET: 4 HA: War on Terror articles Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: Original source]

^ Terrorists had been attacking American interests for years.
  • An Update on the Global War on Terror with Donald Rumsfeld - Council on Foreign Relations 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC secure.www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Role of Pakistan's Military Intelligence (ISI) in the September 11 Attacks by Michel Chossudovsky, 2 Nov 2001 http://globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO111A.html Did the CIA have foreknowledge of the attack, who tried to profit with put options on American, United, Merrill Lynch...

In the three years after, the number increased to $4.2 billion, making it the country with the maximum funding post 9/11.[73]
.Such a huge inflow of funds has raised concerns that these funds were given without any accountability, as the end uses not being documented, and that large portions were used to suppress civilians' human rights and to purchase weapons to contain domestic problems like the Balochistan unrest Pakistan has stated that India has been supporting terror groups within FATA and Balochistan with the aim of creating unrest within the country which has also been blamed for the diversion of funds.^ But human-rights groups were critical.
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ Islam and use terrorism for ideological ends.
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ This is STATE TERROR on a hair raising level.
  • Chomsky: 'There Is No War On Terror' | | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

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Lebanon

.In 2007, a conflict began in northern Lebanon after fighting broke out between Fatah al-Islam, an Islamist militant organization, and the Lebanese Armed Forces on May 20, 2007 in Nahr al-Bared, a Palestinian refugee camp near Tripoli.^ The Jihadi gameplan is to force a fight between the West and Islam.
  • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 17 May 2007.
  • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

^ King thinks radical Islamists will say the United States has capitulated because the Obama administration would be pulling troops out of any conflict associated with al-Qaida.
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

.The conflict evolved mostly around the Siege of Nahr el-Bared, but minor clashes also occurred in the Ain al-Hilweh refugee camp in southern Lebanon and several bombings took place in and around Lebanon's capital Beirut.^ Al Qaeda and the Taliban pretty much move around as they please while the U.S. and NATO stay cooped up in Kabul and a few other places.
  • The War on Terror Is the Leading Cause of Terrorism | World | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ The bill took shape during several months of intense debate over how much parliamentary representation should be given to Iraq's minority groups.

^ This "transfer" (which would now be called "ethnic cleansing") meant that over 1,000,000 Palestinians were expelled and forced into refugee camps in Egypt , Jordan , Syria and Lebanon .
  • KryssTal : USA: The "War On Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.krysstal.com [Source type: News]

.Fatah-al-Islam has been described as a militant jihadist[77] movement that draws inspiration from al-Qaeda.^ Suspected militants with ties to Al-Qaeda continue to be arrested.
  • International Press - War on Terrorism - September 11 Terrorist Attacks - Iraq - Al-Qaeda 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.worldpress.org [Source type: News]

^ Nine Eleven Finding Answers, or NEFA Foundation , presents translations of Al Qaeda and other militant Islamists' statements in its Featured Documents section.
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Yes, that's why it is a "Regional War against Militant Wahabbism, especially Al Qaeda" .
  • Global War on Terror: Clinton Fails, Edwards Shines 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

[77] .The US provided military aid to the Lebanese government during the conflict.^ And that's when US aid went up, military aid.
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

^ US to provide aid that was not rapacious and deadly.

^ This could then be blamed on Islamic groups in Davao providing the justification for further US military presence in southeast Asia as part of the the so called war against terrorism.
  • What 'War Against Terrorism'? 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.btinternet.com [Source type: News]

On September 7, 2007 Lebanese government forces captured the camp and declared victory.

Yemen

.There had been a number of attacks against foreign targets in Yemen since the start of the WOT. Yemen has a weak central government and a powerful tribal system that leaves large lawless areas open for militant training and operations.^ Al-Qaeda continues to plot attacks against our homeland and other targets with the objective of inflicting mass casualties.
  • GovTrack: Senate Record: WORLDWIDE WAR ON TERROR (110-s20070206-15) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.govtrack.us [Source type: Original source]

^ Even before the Detroit incident, the United States in conjunction with the government of Yemen–had aggressively stepped up its counter-terrorism operations in the country, seeking to combat a rapidly expanding Al Qaeda network there.
  • GayPatriot » War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.gaypatriot.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That the IRA attacked with bombs against our government; it killed several people while a Conservative congress was being held and in which the prime minister, Margaret Thatcher, was (attending).
  • Suitably Flip: War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.suitablyflip.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Al-Qaida has a strong presence in the country.^ Our top intelligence person says that al-Qaida is the greatest terrorist threat to our country; that they direct their operations from a secure hideout in Pakistan.
  • GovTrack: Senate Record: WORLDWIDE WAR ON TERROR (110-s20070206-15) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.govtrack.us [Source type: Original source]

^ For example, Phase I of the two-phase alien absconder project first sought to target 5,900 aliens from countries with a known al Qaeda presence or known terrorist recruiting activity.
  • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ His calm yet authoritative presence served as a strong comfort and encouragement to the emergency services and the residents of New York City, and even to the country as a whole.
  • The War on Terrorism - Council on Foreign Relations 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

.The US, in an effort to support Yemeni counter-terrorism efforts, has increased military aid package to Yemen from less than $11 millions in 2006 to more than $70 millions in 2009, as well as providing up to $121 millions for development over the next three years.^ Well, that's increasing the threat of terror, substantially.
  • Chomsky: 'There Is No War On Terror' | | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ It can no more be defeated than terror can.
  • Firedoglake » Memorial Day Truth: There Is No “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is can no more be defeated than terror can.
  • Firedoglake » Memorial Day Truth: There Is No “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Israel

.The US has aided Israel against groups such as Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad.^ We have established a primary motive - to turn the US into a nation of Arab haters and Israel lovers eager to go to war against Zionism’s Arab enemies.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For more on Islamic Jihad, see our list of worldwide terrorist groups above on this Newstand.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Their Instruction Manual of Terror (the Quran) asks them to wage unrelenting war against us unbelievers in a endless global Jihad.
  • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

Former President George W. Bush told the Knesset that America "stands by Israel in the war on terror"[79]

Criticism of the War on Terror

.The notion of a "war" against "terror" or "terrorism" has proven highly contentious, with critics charging that it has been exploited by participating governments to pursue long-standing policy objectives, reduce civil liberties, and infringe upon human rights.^ But human-rights groups were critical.
  • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

^ A "War on Terror" is therefore a war on humanity.
  • Firedoglake » Memorial Day Truth: There Is No “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We are at war, against a specific branch of terrorism.
  • Global War on Terror: Clinton Fails, Edwards Shines 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some argue that the term war is not appropriate in this context (as in War on Drugs), since they believe there is no identifiable enemy, and that it is unlikely international terrorism can be brought to an end by military means.^ On the streets of London, there is no such thing as a 'war on terror', just as there can be no such thing as a 'war on drugs'.
  • Schneier on Security: On the "War on Terror" Rhetoric 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Terror and drugs cannot wage war.
  • The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda | World | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ There has been terrorism since the beginning of time.
  • Think Progress » Bush: ‘war on terror’ critics are ‘disingenuous or naive.’ 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[80] .The Director of Public Prosecutions and head of the Crown Prosecution Service in the United Kingdom, Ken McDonaldBritain's most senior criminal prosecutor—has stated that those responsible for acts of terror such as the 7 July 2005 London bombings are not "soldiers" in a war, but "inadequates" who should be dealt with by the criminal justice system.^ Most soldiers support the Leaders war on terror.
  • STR † THE FREEDOM BLOG© » War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC shelleytherepublican.com [Source type: Original source]

^ July 23, 2007 in War on Terrorism .

^ Islamic terrorism by the intelligence services of the United States, Britain and Russia from 1979 to .
  • Fake War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.bushstole04.com [Source type: Original source]

[81] .Other critics, such as Francis Fukuyama, note that "terrorism" is not an enemy, but a tactic; calling it a "war on terror", obscures differences between conflicts.^ The fallacy of Bush’s “war on terror” is that it is a fight against a tactic, not an enemy.
  • Firedoglake » Memorial Day Truth: There Is No “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Iraq + war on terrorism + Middle East conflict + critical perspectives .
  • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

^ Different war, different time, different enemy, different manpower.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: “Gen. Patton” on the war on terror, Harry Reid 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

For example, anti-occupation insurgents and international jihadists.
The term "terrorism" itself, has been also been characterized as unacceptably vague. .The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime stated that there is lack of agreement on a definition of terrorism and that has proven an obstacle to meaningful international countermeasures.^ In October 1999, the State Department encouraged the United Nations to enact Security Council Resolution 1267 against the Taliban and Osama bin Laden.
  • Pajamas Media » The End of the Beginning of the War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What they did was wage war on the United States and by treating their activities as principally a crime the Obama administration will have created a tangled set of expectations that will make dealing with the threat of jihadist terrorism more difficult, not less.
  • War on Terror « The Enterprise Blog 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blog.american.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As far as I could determine there was no reaction in the United States or for that matter in Europe.
  • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

.It proceeds to declare that "Some have often commented that one state's 'terrorist' is another state's 'freedom fighter'".[82] Opponents critical of this inherent subjectivity point out that governments such as Iran, Lebanon, and Venezuela consistently use the term "terrorism" to describe actions taken by the United States.^ Some states, such as Syria and Iran, continue to harbor terrorists at home and sponsor terrorist .
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ The freedom is from the state, or government.
  • Mr. Conservative » Politicizing the War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.lubbockonline.com [Source type: General]

^ United States government."
  • Fake War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.bushstole04.com [Source type: Original source]

[83]
.Further criticism maintains that the War on Terror provides a framework for perpetual war; that the announcement of such open-ended goals produces a state of endless conflict, since "terrorist groups" can continue to arise indefinitely.^ Iraq + war on terrorism + Middle East conflict + critical perspectives .
  • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

^ C. Douglas Lummis , former USA marine and lecturer: "Since it began its 'war on terrorism', the U.S. government has conferred upon itself three new rights.
  • KryssTal : USA: The "War On Terror" 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.krysstal.com [Source type: News]

^ What Dyer fails to recognize, and what the main stream media has struggled mightily with since the War on Terror began, is that events such as this are not independent of the Muslim religion.
  • The War on Terror Made Him Do It | NewsBusters.org 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

[84] President Bush has pledged that the War on Terror "will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped, and defeated".[85] During a July 2007 visit to the United States, newly appointed British Prime Minister Gordon Brown defined the War on Terror, specifically the element involving conflict with Al Qaeda, as "a generational battle".[86]
.The War on Terror has also been criticized as inefficient, with a number of security experts, politicians, and policy organizations having claimed that the War on Terror has been counterproductive: that it has consolidated opposition to the U.S., aided terrorist recruitment, and increased the likelihood of attacks against the U.S. and its allies.^ Real wars are wars against countries, and in the “war on terror,” we are attacking countries.
  • Think Progress » Obama abandons ‘war on terror’ catchphrase. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ We are at war, against a specific branch of terrorism.
  • Global War on Terror: Clinton Fails, Edwards Shines 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It’s not possible to have a war against a tactic (terror).
  • Think Progress » Obama abandons ‘war on terror’ catchphrase. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

In a 2005 briefing paper, the Oxford Research Group reported that "Al-Qaida and its affiliates remain active and effective, with a stronger support base and a higher intensity of attacks than before 9/11. ...Far from winning the 'war on terror', the second George W. Bush administration is maintaining policies that are not curbing paramilitary movements and are actually increasing violent anti-Americanism."[87] On September 19, 2008, the RAND Corporation presented the results of a comprehensive study for "Defeating Terrorist Groups" before the United States House Armed Services Committees, which concluded: "By far the most effective strategy against religious groups has been the use of local police and intelligence services, which were responsible for the end of 73 percent of [terrorist] groups since 1968."[88] and recommended "[The U.S. military] should generally resist being drawn into combat operations in Muslim countries where its presence is likely to increase terrorist recruitment." and proceeded stating that "ending the notion of a 'war' on terrorism" and "Moving away from military references would indicate that there was no battlefield solution to countering terrorism."
.Others have criticized the U.S. for double standards in its dealings with key allies that are also known to support terrorist groups, such as Pakistan.^ It is high time we Americans showed more maturity and far-sightedness in dealing with potential allies like Russia China and others.
  • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The Group has produced statements of industry standards on areas such as correspondent banking, suppression of financing of terrorism, and dealing with Politically Exposed Persons.
  • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Other possible candidates for such investigative efforts could include Iran, Pakistan, and Nigeria.
  • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

.Afghan President Hamid Karzai has repeatedly stated that in the "war against terrorism," “the central front is Pakistan"; Pakistan has also been alleged to provide Taliban operatives with covert support via the ISI.^ Pakistan’s efforts in war against terrorism are praised internationally.
  • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I disagree with author that Pakistan is failing in war against terror.
  • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And we must recognize Iraq as the central front in our war on terror...
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[89] .These accusations of double dealing regard civil liberties[90] and human rights as well as terrorism.^ The so-called War on Terror has provided the Bush administration with an excuse to undermine civil liberties at home, siphon resources from the poor to the rich, and Eshoo has embraced this agenda.

^ In addition to the civil liberties concerns, such a centralizing of communication actually undermines the defense to terrorism, as discussed below.
  • The War on Terrorism: Law Enforcement or National Security? » Publications » The Federalist Society 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.fed-soc.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Do you ever have discussions about the protections of Constitutional rights, and due process, and civil liberty-type questions in the course of discharging your responsibilities?
  • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

According to the Federation of American Scientists, "[i]n its haste to strengthen the "frontline" states' ability to confront transnational terrorist threats on their soil, and to gain the cooperation of regimes of geostrategic significance to the next phases of the "War on Terrorism", the administration is disregarding normative restrictions on U.S. aid to human rights abusers."[91] Amnesty International has argued that the Patriot Act gives the U.S. government free rein to violate the constitutional rights of citizens.[92] .The Bush administration's use of torture and alleged use of extraordinary rendition and secret prisons have all fueled opposition to the War on Terror.^ It was the music by which the Bush administration marched us all to war.
  • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

^ George W Bush: winning the war on terror .
  • George W Bush: winning the war on terror - Telegraph 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ Thailand was in trouble with the Bush Administration for its lukewarm support for the war on terrorism.
  • Terrorism (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

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.International support of the War on Terror has also faced a substantial decline, both in public opinion and by foreign state officials.^ He had what he called his “War Face” which he put on in public.
  • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: “Gen. Patton” on the war on terror, Harry Reid 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

^ International terrorism has a number of pillars of support.
  • The War on Terrorism - Council on Foreign Relations 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ According to Youssef Aschkar , the 'war on terror' did not start on September 11, 2001 : "between 1996 and September 11, 2001, the culture of hate and fear was spread to the United States by the publication of thousands of books and articles on the subject of terrorism.

.In 2002, strong majorities supported the U.S.-led War on Terror in Britain, France, Germany, Japan, India, and Russia.^ Britain banned the phrase “ war on terror .” .
  • Terrorism (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

^ While the Arab world expresses almost unanimous support for the US's war against terrorism, various countries are fulfilling their own agendas by playing along with Washington.
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You mention World War II. There is simply no comparison between the pin-pricks inflicted on us by world terrorism (9/11 included), and the havoc unleashed by either Germany or Japan, take your pick."
  • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

.By 2006, supporters of the effort were in the minority in Britain (49%), France (43%), Germany (47%), and Japan (26%).^ Under the phony pretext of protecting Poland, Great Britain and France immediately declared war on Germany.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Two of the U.S. officials said SISMI had passed similar reports about the alleged deal, based on the forgeries, to the intelligence services in Britain, France and Germany.
  • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

.Although a majority of Russians still supported the War on Terror, that majority had decreased by 21%.^ If you actually think there's a war on terror, then it's a different issue and we can argue on a moral plane as well, but still, to figure out the politics evidence is necessary.
  • Global War on Terror: Clinton Fails, Edwards Shines 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While the Arab world expresses almost unanimous support for the US's war against terrorism, various countries are fulfilling their own agendas by playing along with Washington.
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That assistance means continuing support for the War on the Terror which is aimed at every American.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

.Whereas 63% of the Spanish population supported the War on Terror in 2003, only 19% of the population indicated support in 2006. 19% of the Chinese population supports the War on Terror, and less than a fifth of the populations of Turkey, Egypt, and Jordan support the effort.^ Our war on terror is only begun...
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Terror is a tactic and the only “war” is a war of words.
  • Think Progress » Bush Attacks Critics Of ‘War On Terror’ As ‘Naïve’ 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ But more than that, we actually don't know whether Americans think the war on terror is the same thing as fighting terrorism or a cover for the war in Iraq.
  • Global War on Terror: Clinton Fails, Edwards Shines 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

.Indian support for the War on Terror has been stable.^ While the Arab world expresses almost unanimous support for the US's war against terrorism, various countries are fulfilling their own agendas by playing along with Washington.
  • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Blair also thanked Howard for Australia's support in the War on Terrorism (search), particularly after the July 7 bombings in the United Kingdom, which took the life of one Australian.
  • The Command Post - Global War On Terror 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.command-post.org [Source type: News]
  • The Command Post - Global War On Terror 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.command-post.org [Source type: News]

^ That assistance means continuing support for the War on the Terror which is aimed at every American.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

[97] .Andrew Kohut, speaking to the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, noted that, according to the Pew Research Center polls conducted in 2004, "majorities or pluralities in seven of the nine countries surveyed said the U.S.-led war on terror was not really a sincere effort to reduce international terrorism.^ November 30, 2007 in Foreign Affairs , Religion , War on Terrorism .

^ Real wars are wars against countries, and in the “war on terror,” we are attacking countries.
  • Think Progress » Obama abandons ‘war on terror’ catchphrase. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

^ You want to have a real war on terror.
  • Think Progress » Bush Attacks Critics Of ‘War On Terror’ As ‘Naïve’ 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

.This was true not only in Muslim countries such as Morocco and Turkey, but in France and Germany as well.^ The list of restricted nations includes such Islamic countries as Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Iran, Pakistan…and Iraq.

^ Such banks were typically ''ring-fenced,'' meaning that they offered services only to non-resident of the countries in which they were incorporated.
  • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ We only attack non-white countries such as Vietnam, Afghanistan, Iraq, etc.
  • Firedoglake » Memorial Day Truth: There Is No “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The true purpose of the war on terror, according to these skeptics, is American control of Middle East oil and U.S. domination of the world."^ Iraq + war on terrorism + Middle East conflict + critical perspectives .
  • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

^ War on Terror ally in the heart of the Middle East.
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ Whoever controlled the oil would be controlling the world.
  • Dissident Voice : 9/11 and the “War on Terrorism”: Facts and Myths 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC dissidentvoice.org [Source type: Original source]

[98]
.Stella Rimington, former head of the British intelligence service MI5 has criticized the war on terror as a "huge overreaction", and had decried the militarization and politicization of the U.S. efforts to be the wrong approach to terrorism.^ What's wrong with the concept the War on Terror is twofold.
  • Global War on Terror: Clinton Fails, Edwards Shines 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Where is the War against Terror heading?
  • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

^ The acclaimed critic of U.S. foreign policy analyzes Bush's current political troubles, the war on Iraq, and what's really behind the global 'war on terror.'
  • Chomsky: 'There Is No War On Terror' | | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

[99] In January 2009, the British Foreign Secretary, David Miliband, similarly wrote that "ultimately, the notion is misleading and mistaken" and later said "Historians will judge whether [the notion] has done more harm than good".[100][101][102]

Role of U.S. media

.Researchers in the area of communication studies and political science have found that American understanding of the war on terror is directly shaped by how the mainstream news media reports events associated with the war on terror.^ This is how we will win the War on Terror.
  • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

^ How does this relate to the “war on terror”?
  • Think Progress » Bush: ‘war on terror’ critics are ‘disingenuous or naive.’ 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then how do you have a war on terror?
  • Think Progress » Obama abandons ‘war on terror’ catchphrase. 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

In Bush’s War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age[103] political communication researcher Jim A. Kuypers illustrated "how the press failed America in its coverage on the War on Terror." In each comparison, Kuypers "detected massive bias on the part of the press." .This researcher called the mainstream news media an "anti-democratic institution" in his conclusion.^ The FOX series and other mainstream news media sources revealed that many of these Israelis were army veterans with electronics and explosives expertise.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Are insurgents in Iraq emboldened by voices in the news media expressing dissent or calling for troop withdrawals from Iraq?
  • Michelle Malkin » Gibbs accuses Bush/Cheney of “underresourcing” the whitewashed war on terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC michellemalkin.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There has yet to be a Democrat, or a hard-core leftist anti-war activist for that matter who has called for “surrender.” The idea simply hasn’t come-up.
  • Think Progress » Bush Attacks Critics Of ‘War On Terror’ As ‘Naïve’ 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

.The findings of the research basically suggest that the public is misinformed about government justification and plans concerning the war on terror.^ P.S. Those wanting to go on about Iraq being a distraction from the War on Terror (Overseas Contingency Operation responding to a Man-made Disaster?
  • CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness: Tuesday 090714 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC www.crossfit.com [Source type: General]

^ It was President Bush who popularized the War on Terror phrase, delivering a speech shortly after the attacks of September 11th which would outline his future plans.
  • The War on Terror Made Him Do It | NewsBusters.org 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

^ This could then be blamed on Islamic groups in Davao providing the justification for further US military presence in southeast Asia as part of the the so called war against terrorism.
  • What 'War Against Terrorism'? 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.btinternet.com [Source type: News]

.Others have also suggested that press coverage has contributed to a public confused and misinformed on both the nature and level of the threat to the U.S. posed by terrorism.^ Both have always had to cope with militant portions of their own military and political spectrums who define themselves in terms of a perceived military threat from the other nation.
  • The War on Terror Is the Leading Cause of Terrorism | World | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

^ This level of corruption, which we see both in public and in private but perhaps more obviously demonstrated in the public, displays a network of corruption and relationships that are, generally speaking, complex.
  • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ Because multiple agencies both contribute information to the National Targeting Center and rely on it for information, the Center allows a coordinated and centralized response to potential threats.
  • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

In his book, Trapped in the War on Terror[104] political scientist Ian S. Lustick, claimed, "The media have given constant attention to possible terrorist-initiated catastrophes and to the failures and weaknesses of the government's response." Lustick alleged that the War on Terror is disconnected from the real but remote threat terrorism poses, and that the generalized War on Terror began as part of the justification for invading Iraq, but then took on a life of its own, fueled by media coverage.
.Media researcher Stephen D. Cooper’s analysis of media criticism Watching the Watchdog: Bloggers As the Fifth Estate[105] contains many examples of controversies concerning mainstream reporting of the War on Terror.^ What Dyer fails to recognize, and what the main stream media has struggled mightily with since the War on Terror began, is that events such as this are not independent of the Muslim religion.
  • The War on Terror Made Him Do It | NewsBusters.org 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC newsbusters.org [Source type: General]

^ Reliable analytical websites : Prof. Bowen recommends the following for continuing sound analysis of regional events and other phenomena related to the War on Terrorism: .
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Her view, expressed in terms of Canada’s military strategy in Afghanistan, is that based on the U.S. Cold War policy of containment, the aim at best would be to attain a stalemate in the war on terror.
  • Putting blame on Pakistan won’t help war on terror by Tariq Amin-Khan « Rupee News 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC rupeenews.com [Source type: General]

.Cooper found that bloggers' criticisms of factual inaccuracies in news stories or bloggers’ discovery of the mainstream press’s failure to adequately check facts before publication caused many news organizations to retract or change news stories.^ So that, and the failure of the Department to adequately publicize this, to let people know whether or not they have a right to counsel, this has created a great deal of confusion.
  • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

^ The critical weakness in Neocon thinking is that they will be able to “enforce” their changes and hold power to “define the new system” (guess who they want on top?
  • Top Obama Aides Embrace Bush’s War on Terror Rhetoric and Enemy Combatant Policy « JONATHAN TURLEY 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC jonathanturley.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Critics said that Ashcroft's new antiterrorism tactics were in fact old tactics that the FBI discarded because they did not work.
  • Terrorism (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

.David Barstow won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Investigative Reporting by connecting the Department of Defense to over 75 retired generals supporting the Iraq War on TV and radio networks.^ We’ve won the War on Iraq!

^ I will bring the war to an end in 2009!” He’s taking another stand for “change,” but his message of “hope” clearly doesn’t extend to the people of Iraq!

^ We are convening this hearing of the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee to discuss the role of banking institutions, especially international banking institutions, and their connection to corruption and the war on terror.
  • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

.The Department of Defense recruited the retired generals to sell the war to the American public.^ Both events have served the powerful interests of genuine terrorists who have used the events to deceive the public, recruit soldiers, launch wars.

^ Public Agenda poll (sponsored by the Ford Foundation) of Americans' attitudes toward Middle East, war , illegal immigration and other issues (August 2005) .
  • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And note how casually he dismissed the sound advice of those retired generals who warned that a war against Iraq was unnecessary.
  • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Barstow also discovered undisclosed links between some retired generals and defense contractors. Barstow reported "the Bush administration used its control over access of information in an effort to transform the analysts into a kind of media Trojan horse"

Casualties

.There is no widely agreed on figure for the number of people that have been killed so far in the "War on Terror" as it has been defined by the Bush Administration to include the war in Afghanistan, the war in Iraq, and operations elsewhere.^ "There is no morality in a war.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There is no war on terror.
  • Firedoglake » Memorial Day Truth: There Is No “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I fully agree with the author's contention that the real war against terror is not in Afghanistan, not in Iraq or elsewhere, but in Pakistan.
  • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

Some estimates include the following:
  • Iraq: 62,570 to 1,124,000
    .
  • Opinion Research Business (ORB) poll conducted August 12-19, 2007 estimated 1,033,000 violent deaths due to the Iraq War.^ CNN Poll conducted by Opinion Research Corporation.

    ^ September 10, 2007 Dear Congresswoman Eshoo, We have been demanding Impeachment since before the Iraq War.

    ^ National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice makes case for war against Iraq to BBC (August 15, 2002) National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice (PBS Newshour, Sept.
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The range given was 946,000 to 1,120,000 deaths.^ That is a very inappropriate response given that the current death rate is 35,000 per year.
    • Simons: Security measures necessary to the war on terrorism / LJWorld.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www2.ljworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    .A nationally representative sample of approximately 2000 Iraqi adults answered whether any members of their household (living under their roof) were killed due to the Iraq War.^ National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice makes case for war against Iraq to BBC (August 15, 2002) National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice (PBS Newshour, Sept.
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We'll spend approximately $10 billion this month in Iraq yet can't see our way to spending the equivalent of 3.5 months worth of savage killing, err, I mean The War On Terror to do something humane.
    • The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda | World | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ But you can’t have it both ways; under the laws of war, if Al Qaeda suspects are combatants, it’s not unlawful for them to kill U.S. troops.
    • War On Terror | Briarpatch Magazine - Fiercely independent (& often irreverent) news & views. 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC briarpatchmagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

    .22% of the respondents had lost one or more household members.^ The House of Representatives approved a bill providing for quick elections if 100 or more members are killed at one time.
    • Terrorism (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

    .ORB reported that "48% died from a gunshot wound, 20% from the impact of a car bomb, 9% from aerial bombardment, 6% as a result of an accident and 6% from another blast/ordnance."^ This man, later identified as KHADR, was moving.” Khadr had by then been wounded in the head, eye, and leg by shrapnel, presumably from the earlier aerial bombardment or perhaps from a U.S. grenade.
    • War On Terror | Briarpatch Magazine - Fiercely independent (& often irreverent) news & views. 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC briarpatchmagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Two car bombs exploded in Bombay, killing at least 50 and wounding more than 130.
    • Terrorism (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

    ^ Then, during Friday prayers, a suicide car bomber in east Baghdad hit the Shia Al Subeih mosque, killing nine and wounding 20.
    • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

    [106][107][108][109]
  • .
  • Between 392,979 and 942,636 estimated Iraqi (655,000 with a confidence interval of 95%), civilian and combatant, according to the second Lancet survey of mortality.^ Hassan al-Majid convicted for ordering 1988 poison gas attack on Iraqi Kurds, killing 5,000 in deadliest attack ever against civilians .

    ^ Lancet report had 95% confidence in the range of 8 – 200,000 (which oddly got reported as 100,000) and had some flaws in their reporting… but Rosie apparantly think they were half a mil low.
    • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: Rosie goes on diatribe against War on Terror, Bush, Troops; sympathizes with terrorists 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

    ^ There will be between 700,000 and 1 million additional Iraqis who will die.
    • GovTrack: Senate Record: WORLDWIDE WAR ON TERROR (110-s20070206-15) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.govtrack.us [Source type: Original source]

    [110]
  • .
  • A minimum of 62,570 civilian deaths reported in the mass media up to 28 April 2007 according to IraqBodyCount.
  • 4000 U.S. military dead (2008 26 March).^ April 4, 2007 5:26 PM .
    • Democrats ban phrase: 'global war on terror': The Swamp 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ April 4, 2007 4:28 PM .
    • Democrats ban phrase: 'global war on terror': The Swamp 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    ^ April 4, 2007 7:28 PM .
    • Democrats ban phrase: 'global war on terror': The Swamp 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    22,401 wounded in action, of which 10,050 were unable to return to duty within 72 hours. .6,640 non-hostile injuries and 18,183 diseases (both requiring medical air transport).^ Preserving both liberty and security rather than sacrificing one or the other requires wise and, therefore, non-panicked policy.
    • The War on Terrorism: Law Enforcement or National Security? » Publications » The Federalist Society 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.fed-soc.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ When ISAF forces learned the injured individuals were policemen, they provided medical assistance before transporting them to an ISAF medical treatment facility, where they were assessed to have non-life threatening injuries.

    [111]
  • Afghanistan: between 10,960 and 49,600
  • According to Marc W. Herold's extensive database, Dossier on Civilian Victims of United States' Aerial Bombing, between 3,100 and 3,600 civilians were directly killed by U.S. Operation Enduring Freedom bombing and Special Forces attacks between October 7, 2001 and June 3, 2003. This estimate counts only "impact deaths"—deaths that occurred in the immediate aftermath of an explosion or shooting—and does not count deaths that occurred later as a result of injuries sustained, or deaths that occurred as an indirect consequence of the U.S. airstrikes and invasion.
    .
  • In an opinion article published in August 2002 in the neoconservative magazine The Weekly Standard, Joshua Muravchik of the American Enterprise Institute, a self-described neoconservative,[112] questioned Professor Herold's study entirely on the basis of one single incident that involved 25-93 deaths.^ The new guidelines retreat from an August 2002 definition that asserted that mistreatment amounted to torture only if it produced pain on the level associated with organ failure or death.
    • War on Terror Timeline | Mother Jones 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC motherjones.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ David Tell (Weekly Standard, November 4, 2002) on the clear thinking sweeping the D.C. area about the lack of importance what any terrorists' motives are Westerners suspected of sympathy with the aims of Al Qaeda: Joshua Muravchik (Weekly Standard, August 2002) reveals the shady methods used by University of New Hampshire professor Marc Herold , who falsely alleges that the U.S. created great numbers of civilian casualties in the war in Afghanistan.
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ One neocon in particular, Joshua Muravchik of the American Enterprise Institute, says that Bush will "need" to bomb Iran's nuclear facilities before he leaves office.
    • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

    .He did not provide any estimate his own.^ Employers who did not provide health benefits would pay $23 billion in penalties, down from the $27 billion previously estimated.
    • Mr. Conservative » Politicizing the War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.lubbockonline.com [Source type: General]

    [113]
  • In a pair of January 2002 studies, Carl Conetta of the Project on Defense Alternatives estimates that, at least 4,200-4,500 civilians were killed by mid-January 2002 as a result of the U.S. war and airstrikes, both directly as casualties of the aerial bombing campaign, and indirectly in the humanitarian crisis that the war and airstrikes contributed to.
    .
  • His first study, "Operation Enduring Freedom: Why a Higher Rate of Civilian Bombing Casualties?", released January 18, 2002, estimates that, at the low end, at least 1,000-1,300 civilians were directly killed in the aerial bombing campaign in just the 3 months between October 7, 2001 to January 1, 2002. The author found it impossible to provide an upper-end estimate to direct civilian casualties from the Operation Enduring Freedom bombing campaign that he noted as having an increased use of cluster bombs[114].^ October 18, 2001 .
    • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Bombs kill civilians.

    ^ Inside The Pentagon , 18 October 2001.
    • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

    In this lower-end estimate, only Western press sources were used for hard numbers, while heavy "reduction factors" were applied to Afghan government reports so that their estimates were reduced by as much as 75%[115].
    .
  • In similar numbers, a Los Angeles Times review of U.S., British, and Pakistani newspapers and international wire services found that between 1,067 and 1,201 direct civilian deaths were reported by those news organizations during the five months from October 7, 2001 to February 28, 2002. This review excluded all civilian deaths in Afghanistan that did not get reported by U.S., British, or Pakistani news, excluded 497 deaths that did get reported in U.S., British, and Pakistani news but that were not specifically identified as civilian or military, and excluded 754 civilian deaths that were reported by the Taliban but not independently confirmed.^ Los Angeles Times , 16 September 2001.
    • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Military deaths in Afghanistan : .
    • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

    ^ The attack comes a day after the United Nations said the number of civilians killed in war-related violence in Afghanistan reached its highest level last year since U.S.-led forces ousted the Taliban in 2001.

    [116]
  • Somalia: 7,000+
  • In December 2007, The Elman Peace and Human Rights Organisation said it had verified 6,500 civilian deaths, 8,516 people wounded, and 1.5 million displaced from homes in Mogadishu alone during the year 2007.[118]
  • USA
  • June 01 2009, Pvt. .William Andrew Long was shot and murdered by Abdulhakim Muhammad, while standing, unarmed outside a recruiting facility in Little Rock AR; marking the first U.S. casualty on U.S. soil, (as well as), the first attack on U.S. soil, since the War on Terror began.^ The War on Terror will be a long war.
    • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Acts of terrorism worldwide have increased considerably since the “war on terrorism” began.
    • Dissident Voice : 9/11 and the “War on Terrorism”: Facts and Myths 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC dissidentvoice.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The War on Terror will be long and very costly.
    • Mr. Conservative » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.lubbockonline.com [Source type: Original source]

    [119][120]
--> Casualty coalition in Iraq, Afghanistan and out of country
 USA: 5161*
 UK: 395
 Canada: 131*
 Spain: 102
 Italy: 54
 Germany: 39
 Poland: 36
 France: 35
 Denmark: 34
 Netherlands: 23
 Ukraine: 18
 Romania: 14
 Australia: 13
 Bulgaria: 13
 Estonia: 8
 Latvia: 6
 El Salvador: 5
 Georgia: 5
 Norway: 5
 Czech Republic: 4
 Slovakia: 4
 South Korea: 3
 Hungary: 3
 Portugal: 2
 Thailand: 2
 Sweden: 2
 Turkey: 2
 Belgium: 1
 Finland: 1
 Fiji: 1
 Kazakhstan: 1
 Azerbaijan: 1
 Lithuania: 1
TOTAL: 6,125

See also

Islam related
Tactics
Military
U.S. related
UK anti-terror legislation
Concepts
Other

References

."Operation Enduring Freedom - Deployments".^ We point out that ground combat is still going on in Afghanistan between Operation Enduring Freedom Forces and Al Quaida.
  • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Thursday will mark the third anniversary of the commencement of Operation Enduring Freedom, when America resolved to take the battle to the extremists, and we attacked the al Qaeda and Taliban in Afghanistan.
  • An Update on the Global War on Terror with Donald Rumsfeld - Council on Foreign Relations 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC secure.www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

^ Right now we categorize Operatiion Iraqi Freedon (Iraq-OIF) and Operation Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan-OEF) under the GWOT. These are both contingency operations.
  • The End of the Global War on Terror | 44 | washingtonpost.com 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
  • The End of the Global War on Terror | 44 | washingtonpost.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC voices.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]
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globalsecurity.org. .http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/ops/enduring-freedom_deploy.htm.^ For that issue, see the briefing paper prepared by Paul Stevens that appears on our website, http://www.fed-soc.org .
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^ WTC-911 - THE BASIC QUESTIONS http://www.apfn.org/apfn/WTC_questions.htm .
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^ And then to learn about PNAC http://www.newamericancentury.org/index.html .
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Further reading

  • Müller, Sebastian R. Hawala. .An Informal Payment System and Its Use to Finance Terrorism, Dec.^ The Gulf States today have some prominent free trade zones, multiple mechanisms for alternative and informal payment systems, and these are adjacent to gold markets.
    • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

    ^ During the 1960’s the Soviet Union decided to finance and train Muslim terror groups in the Middle East, using their client state cutouts to effect that policy.
    • The Rosett Report » Mom, Apple Pie, and the Overseas Contingency Operation 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

    .2006, ISBN 3-8655-0656-9
  • Kuypers, Jim A. Bush’s War: Media Bias and Justifications for War in a Terrorist Age, ISBN 0-7425-3653-X
  • Brian Michael Jenkins, Unconquerable Nation, RAND Corporation, Fall 2006, ISBN 0-8330-3893-1 and ISBN 0-8330-3891-5
  • Igmade (Stephan Trüby et al., eds.^ Prisoners, Mike Tyson, Michael Jackson, the dispossessed, et al.
    • Fort Hood shooter regularly described war on terror as "war on Islam" - Jihad Watch 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.jihadwatch.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ George W. Bush : Press Conference on Iraq (March 6, 2003): "so long as there's a terrorist network like al Qaeda, and others willing to fund them, finance them, equip them -- we're at war...
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Obama inherited this mess from Bush et al who should be the ones who taking the heat – not the new administration and certainly not in the first three weeks.
    • Top Obama Aides Embrace Bush’s War on Terror Rhetoric and Enemy Combatant Policy « JONATHAN TURLEY 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC jonathanturley.org [Source type: Original source]

    ), .5 Codes: Architecture, Paranoia and Risk in Times of Terror, Birkhäuser; 2006, ISBN 3-7643-7598-1
  • Richard Clarke, Against All Enemies: Inside America's War on Terror, Free Press; 2004, ISBN 0-7432-6024-4
  • Ira Chernus.^ All are against terrorism in principle.
    • War On Terror | Briarpatch Magazine - Fiercely independent (& often irreverent) news & views. 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC briarpatchmagazine.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Different war, different time, different enemy, different manpower.
    • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: “Gen. Patton” on the war on terror, Harry Reid 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We are at war, against a specific branch of terrorism.
    • Global War on Terror: Clinton Fails, Edwards Shines 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Monsters To Destroy: The Neoconservative War on Terror and Sin.^ In the war on Terror, we waste millions of dollars in firing Cruise missiles for destroying Palaces (like those of Saddam's) and other pompous symbols.
    • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Boulder, CO: Paradigm Publishers, 2006 ISBN 1-59451-276-0
  • Michael Scheuer, Imperial Hubris: Why the West is Losing the War on Terror, ISBN 1-57488-849-8
  • Michelle Malkin, In Defense Of Internment: The Case for Racial Profiling in World War II and the War on terror, September, 2004, National Book Network, hardcover, 416 pages, ISBN 0-89526-051-4
  • Steven Emerson (2002), American Jihad: The Terrorists Living Among Us, Free Press; 2003 paperback edition, ISBN 0-7432-3435-9
  • Lyal S. Sunga, (2002) US Anti-Terrorism Policy and Asia’s Options, in Johannen, Smith and Gomez, (eds.^ Terrorism and terrorists have always been with us and always will be.
    • WaPo: The War on Terror is Over (Wizbang) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC wizbangblog.com [Source type: General]

    ^ War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition .
    • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If its War on Terror why not prisoners of war?
    • The War on Terror Is the Leading Cause of Terrorism | World | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ) .September 11 & Political Freedoms: Asian Perspectives (Select) 242–264, ISBN 981-4022-24-1
  • Marina Ottoway, et al., Democratic Mirage in the Middle East, Carnegie Endowment for Ethics and International Peace, Policy Brief 20, (October 20, 2002).^ The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, were acts of war against the United States, peaceful .
    • Strategiepapier: war on terror « Transatlantikblog 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.transatlantikblog.de [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Further, admitting that status for Pakistan would make decades of Middle East policy seem a black joke at best.
    • The War on Terror Is the Leading Cause of Terrorism | World | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ The National Security Entry Exit Registration System (NSEERS) was implemented on September 11, 2002.
    • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

    .Available online
  • Marina Ottoway and Thomas Carothers, Think Again: Middle East Democracy,Foreign Policy (Nov./Dec.^ During the 1960’s the Soviet Union decided to finance and train Muslim terror groups in the Middle East, using their client state cutouts to effect that policy.
    • The Rosett Report » Mom, Apple Pie, and the Overseas Contingency Operation 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Do you really think that 8 years of his oppressive and agressive foreign policy has been positive?
    • George W Bush: winning the war on terror - Telegraph 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ DIRECTORY OF LINKS A resource for more information about Iraq, the Middle East conflict, Afghanistan, Korea, nuclear proliferation, war, peace, and the foreign policies of the Bush Administration.
    • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

    2004). .Available online
  • Chris Zambelis, The Strategic Implications of Political Liberalization and Democratization in the Middle East, Parameters, (Autumn 2005).^ MEMRI: The Middle East Media Resource Institute MEMRI TV: The Middle East Media Resource Institute TV Monitor Project The Long War Journal Michael Yon: Online Magazine .
    • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

    ^ Bush and America are LIBERATORS Bush took out the two most viscous regimes in the Middle East and that was the best gift Bush can give to average middle easterners.
    • George W Bush: winning the war on terror - Telegraph 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ He is author of numerous books on the Middle East, including “The Future of Political Islam.” Tribune Media Services .
    • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Available online
  • Adnan M. Hayajneh, The U.S. Strategy: Democracy and Internal Stability in the Arab World,Alternatives (Volume 3, No.^ This is a huge symbolic victory for the Bush Administration in its efforts to bring democracy to the Islamic world, symbolic only in the sense the Afghans are not Arabs, and it is among the Arabs that the real problems for the U.S. lie.
    • **************** War on Terror Newstand, 1st Edition *** 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.navyvets.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ No longer available at the London Sunday Times website, it may be available via other online sources.
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    2 & 3, Summer/Fall 2004). .Available online
  • Gary Gambill, Jumpstarting Arab Reform: The Bush Administration's Greater Middle East Initiative, Middle East Intelligence Bulletin (Vol.^ Meanwhile, Senate Democrats defended on Sunday [11/06/05] their push for a report on how President George W. Bush's administration handled prewar intelligence.
    • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

    ^ MEMRI: The Middle East Media Resource Institute MEMRI TV: The Middle East Media Resource Institute TV Monitor Project The Long War Journal Michael Yon: Online Magazine .
    • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

    ^ The administration has institutionalized racial profiling and is secretly rounding up thousands of Arab Americans and other people of Middle Eastern background.

    6, No. 6–7, June/July 2004). .Available online
  • Remarks by the President at the 20th Anniversary of the National Endowment for Democracy, United States Chamber of Commerce, Washington, D.C., President Bush Discusses Freedom in Iraq and Middle East, (November 6, 2003).^ [Based on article by Henry L. Marconi, PRAVDA.Ru, Sydney] 2003 - Refers to Iraq's Quest for Niger Uranium / President George W.Bush - January 28th, 2003: "President Bush refers to Iraq's quest for Niger uranium in State of Union address but does not say U.S. questioned intelligence."
    • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

    ^ In the Battle of Iraq, the United States and our allies have prevailed," the US president said two years ago from the deck of an aircraft carrier, just weeks after invading Iraq.
    • THE WAR IN CONTEXT:: Iraq, the War on Terrorism, and the Middle East Conflict - in Critical Perspective 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.warincontext.org [Source type: News]

    ^ President Bush issued guidelines banning racial profiling except in cases of terrorism and national security .
    • Terrorism (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

    .Available online
  • Hans Köchler, Terrorism and National Liberation.^ But unlike the war in Southeast Asia, the war on terror is not a war against sovereign nations or organized liberation movements.
    • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

    .Proceedings of the International Conference on the Question of Terrorism
    .^ HOSTETTLER. I have another question, a follow-up to a question made earlier with regard to charges of terrorism against individuals in removal proceedings.
    • War on Terrorism: Immigration Enforcement Since September 11, 2001 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In Australia, from March 14 to March 16, Sydney Truth Action will host an international conference to critically examine the events of 9/11 and Australias participation in the War on Terror.

    Frankfurt a. .M:/Bern/New York: Peter Lang, 1988, ISBN 3-8204-1217-4
  • Hans Köchler, Manila Lectures 2002. Terrorism and the Quest for a Just World Order.^ New York Times, 8 September 2002.
    • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ I'll just keep to uncontroversial sources like the New York Times [crowd laughter].
    • Noam Chomsky: The New War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.counterpunch.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Not only are they terrorizing just about every country in the world, but they are practicing daily on the domestic populace as well.
    • The Mega-Lie Called the "War on Terror": A Masterpiece of Propaganda | World | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Quezon City (Manila): FSJ Book World, 2002, ISBN 3-211-83091-X
  • Hans Köchler, The War on Terror, its Impact on the Sovereignty of Nations, and its Implications on Human Rights and Civil Liberties, Manila, September 2002
  • Hans Köchler, The United Nations and International Terrorism : Challenges to Collective Security, Shanghai, November 2002
  • Hans Köchler (ed.^ National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Carafano’s research focuses on developing the national security that the nation needs to secure the long-term interests of the United States – protecting its citizens, providing for economic growth, and preserving civil liberties.
    • Mr. Conservative » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.lubbockonline.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ President Bush issued guidelines banning racial profiling except in cases of terrorism and national security .
    • Terrorism (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

    ), .The 'Global War on Terror' and the Question of World Order.^ His greatest legacy, the global war against Islamist terror, has left the world a safer place, and his decision to project global power and military might against America's enemies has made it harder for Islamist terrorists to strike against London, Paris or Berlin.
    • George W Bush: winning the war on terror - Telegraph 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

    ^ Global War on Terrorism: DoD Should Consider All Funds Requested for the War When Determining Needs and Covering Expenses Government Accountability Office, September 2005.
    • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ An investment in Pakistan would reduce and eliminate the expenditure on GWOT (Global War on Terror).
    • Putting blame on Pakistan won’t help war on terror by Tariq Amin-Khan « Rupee News 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC rupeenews.com [Source type: General]

    .Vienna: International Progress Organization, 2008. ISBN 9783900704247
  • Robert Blecher, Free People Will Set the Course of History: Intellectuals, Democracy and American Empire, Middle East Report (March 2003).^ But is this what really happens in the Middle East when people exercise universal franchise?
    • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Of course, real “democracy” means the people get to decide a lot of central things about their own government.
    • The war on terror and the war in Iraq — Crooked Timber 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC crookedtimber.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That is not the change in course the American people voted for.
    • GovTrack: Senate Record: WORLDWIDE WAR ON TERROR (110-s20070206-15) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.govtrack.us [Source type: Original source]

    .Available online
  • Robert Fisk, What Does Democracy Really Mean In The Middle East?^ MEMRI: The Middle East Media Resource Institute MEMRI TV: The Middle East Media Resource Institute TV Monitor Project The Long War Journal Michael Yon: Online Magazine .
    • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

    ^ But is this what really happens in the Middle East when people exercise universal franchise?
    • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Introducing democracy to the middle east is a big part of that process, which is why I think we need to all get behind the effort in Iraq.
    • Firedoglake » Memorial Day Truth: There Is No “War on Terror” 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC firedoglake.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Whatever The West Decides,
    The London Independent (August 8, 2005). .Available online
  • Fawaz Gergez, Is Democracy in the Middle East a Pipedream?,Yale Global Online (April 25, 2005).^ R. James Woolsey, " The Elephant in the Middle East Living Room : Watching Wahhabis," National Review (December 14, 2005).
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ George W. Bush 's Statement on the Middle East conflict , April 4, 2002 Pres.
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ MEMRI: The Middle East Media Resource Institute MEMRI TV: The Middle East Media Resource Institute TV Monitor Project The Long War Journal Michael Yon: Online Magazine .
    • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

    .Available online
  • Donald Rumsfeld, Bureaucracy to Battlefield Speech, (September 10, 2001) Available online
  • Leon Hadar, The Green Peril: Creating the Islamic Fundamentalist Threat, (August 27, 1992) Available online
  • George W. Bush, A Period of Consequences, (September 23, 1999) Available online
  • George W. Bush, A Distinctly American Internationalism, (November 19, 1999) Available online
  • Nicholas Lemann, Dreaming About War, (July 16, 2001) The New Yorker.^ September 27, 2001.
    • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ George W. Bush 's speech to the United Nations of November 10, 2001 Pres.
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ September 16, 2001.
    • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Available online
  • James Der Derian, The Illusion of a Grand Strategy, (May 25, 2001) The New York Times Available online
  • Paul Wolfowitz, Briefing on the Defense Planning Guidance, (August 16, 2001).^ New York Time Magazine , 02 May 2004.
    • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ First article by New York Times.
    • The Command Post - Global War On Terror 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.command-post.org [Source type: News]
    • The Command Post - Global War On Terror 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.command-post.org [Source type: News]

    ^ New York: PublicAffairs, 2001.
    • GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM - September 2006 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jfsc.ndu.edu [Source type: Academic]

    .Available online
  • Henry Shelton, Change, Troops and Transformation, (August 28, 2001).^ BBC Online, 29 August, 2001 .
    • What 'War Against Terrorism'? 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.btinternet.com [Source type: News]

    .Available online
  • Project for the New American Century, Rebuilding America's Defenses, (September 2000).^ Restructuring America's Defenses was presented to the American government in 2000.

    ^ Open Directory Project: September 11, 2001 The Patriot Resource: World Trade Center and Pentagon Attacks America Attacked 911 - A tribute site.
    • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

    ^ His new book, The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America's Defense on 9/11 is supposed to be released in September.

    .Available online
  • Foreign Policy in Focus, The Bush Administration's Strategic Defense Review, (May 2001).^ Bush’s foreign policy was designed to infect the Muslim world with democracy, and the insurrection in Iran may yet prove to be a key outbreak.
    • CrossFit: Forging Elite Fitness: Tuesday 090714 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC www.crossfit.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The May issue of Vanity Fair contains an article that contends the Bush administration supported using extreme and perhaps torturous interrogation techniques at its highest levels.
    • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ Foreign Policy In Focus, 27 October 2005 (.pdf file).
    • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

    Available online
  • Col. Daniel Smith and others, Reforging the Sword: Forces for the 21st Century Security Strategy, Center for Defense Information, (September 2001), Available online
  • BBC News, Stumbling towards Pentagon reform: Ambitious agenda, (August 16, 2001). .Available online
  • Philip Gold, Savaging Donald Rumsfeld, The Washington Times, (August 28, 2001).^ BBC Online, 29 August, 2001 .
    • What 'War Against Terrorism'? 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.btinternet.com [Source type: News]

    ^ "Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and former Attorney General John Ashcroft got the same CIA briefing [July 17th, 2001?
    • Iraq War Trivia: 1991-2007 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC mirrorh.com [Source type: News]

    ^ In 2001, the Washington Times ran a story about a 68 page research paper issued by the Army School of Advanced Military Studies (SAMS).
    • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
    • SeanBryson.Com Stranger Than Fiction An Independent Investigation of 911 And War On Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.seanbryson.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Available online
  • Condoleezza Rice, Life after the Cold War, Council on Foreign Relations, (September 2000).^ Council on Foreign Relations : Iran collection.
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ (November 2009: Council on Foreign Relations).
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ October 4, 2004 Council on Foreign Relations .
    • An Update on the Global War on Terror with Donald Rumsfeld - Council on Foreign Relations 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC secure.www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

    .web.archive.org
  • Ashton Carter and William Perry, Preventive Defense, A New Security Strategy for America, Brooking Institution, (1999).^ Posted on the Brookings Institution web site.
    • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ His new book, The Ground Truth: The Story Behind America's Defense on 9/11 is supposed to be released in September.

    ^ National Security Archive at George Washington University) SITE Institute : chronicles information about terrorists in the news; provides links to their front groups' websites, etc.
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Available online
  • Steven Metz, Asymmetry and U.S. Military Strategy: Definition, Background, and Strategic Concepts, U.S. Army War College, (January 2001).^ National Military Strategic Plan for the War on Terrorism Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
    • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Her view, expressed in terms of Canada’s military strategy in Afghanistan, is that based on the U.S. Cold War policy of containment, the aim at best would be to attain a stalemate in the war on terror.
    • Putting blame on Pakistan won’t help war on terror by Tariq Amin-Khan « Rupee News 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC rupeenews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, 29 November 2007 (.pdf file).
    • The US "War on Terror": Plans, Costs, Effects 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.comw.org [Source type: Academic]

    .web.archive.org
  • Kenneth McKenzie, The Revenge of the Melians: Asymmetric Threats and the next QDR, National Defense University, (November 2000).^ And the idea of national defense is changing to encompass a broader range of threats than historically posed by a warring nation-state.
    • The War on Terrorism: Law Enforcement or National Security? » Publications » The Federalist Society 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.fed-soc.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Washington: National Defense University Press, 2003.
    • GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM - September 2006 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jfsc.ndu.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Washington: National Defense University Library.
    • GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM - September 2006 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jfsc.ndu.edu [Source type: Academic]

    .Available online
  • L. Ali Khan, "A Theory of International Terrorism" (2006) and The Essentialist Terrorist (2006)
  • Mohsin Hamid, The Reluctant Fundamentalist; 2007, ISBN 978-0241143650
  • Spencer, Robert (2003).^ Number of U.S. residents convicted of “international terrorism” between fall 2001 and fall 2003: 184 .
    • Terrorism (Harper's Magazine) 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.harpers.org [Source type: General]

    ^ HV 6431 .T478 2006 Hamilton, Daniel S. Terrorism and International Relations.
    • GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM - September 2006 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.jfsc.ndu.edu [Source type: Academic]

    ^ International Institute for Counter-Terrorism , Israeli experts provide fully documented academic articles and studies on global, regional and local terrorist threats.
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Onward Muslim Soldiers. Regnery Publishing, USA. ISBN 0-89526-100-6. 
  • Spencer, Robert (2005). The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (And the Crusades). Regnery Publishing, USA. ISBN 0-89526-013-1. 
  • Spencer, Robert (2006). The Truth About Muhammad. Regnery Publishing, USA. ISBN 978-1596980280. 
  • Malik, S. K. (1986). The Quranic Concept of War. Himalayan Books. ISBN 8170020204. 
  • Swarup, Ram (1982). Understanding Islam through Hadis. Voice of Dharma. ISBN 0-682-49948-X. 
  • Trifkovic, Serge (2006). Defeating Jihad. Regina Orthodox Press, USA. ISBN 192865326X. 
  • Phillips, Melanie (2006). .Londonistan: How Britain is Creating a Terror State Within.^ These state, local and regional institutions were originally created to improve the sharing of anti-terrorism intelligence among different state, local and federal law enforcement agencies.

    ^ This is a worldwide war and unfortunately it won't be over for years and will be won only if the United States and Great Britain remain strong in their resolve to fight terrorism.
    • Simons: Security measures necessary to the war on terrorism / LJWorld.com 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www2.ljworld.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pakistan’s shadowy intelligence agency, the ISI — sometimes referred to as a state within a state – has long been accused of links to terrorists and acts of terrorism.
    • Dissident Voice : 9/11 and the “War on Terrorism”: Facts and Myths 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC dissidentvoice.org [Source type: Original source]

    Encounter books. ISBN 1-59403-144-4.
     

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.The War on Terrorism, the War Against Terror, or War on Terror is an umbrella term used by the Bush administration to refer to the various military, political, and legal actions taken to curb the spread of terrorism.^ U.S. foreign policy offer their observations on the Bush administration's war on terrorism.
  • The War on Terror, Five Years Later : NPR 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.npr.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Political challenge of the War on Terrorism .
  • Political challenge of the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.usagold.com [Source type: Original source]

^ View 1 Comment "So-called" war on terror , Bush Administration , Iran .

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  • President Bush has consistently argued that Iraq is the central front in the War on Terror.^ President Bush announced "a major thrust of our war on terrorism ...

    ^ The "War on terrorism" and the Muslim community in the US .
    • Article: The "War on terrorism" and the Muslim community in the US 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC globalwebpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Watch Bush describe radicals in the war on terrorism -- 8:24 ) .
    • CNN.com - Bush:�Iraq crucial in war on terror - Oct 6, 2005 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

    .Al Qaeda leaders describe it the same way, which is why they are trying to use murder and mayhem to provoke sectarian violence, foment chaos, and create a safe haven for terror.^ We have ended the Taliban regime and al Qaeda’s safe haven in Afghanistan.
    • Winning the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.whitehouse.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They use violence to that end.
    • America Magazine - The War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.americamagazine.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Al Qaeda is to terror what the mafia is to crime.
    • ACL: War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC nord.twu.net [Source type: Original source]
    • George W. Bush: War on Terror Address to Congress 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.history2u.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Defeating al Qaeda has been central to our new strategy in Iraq from day one and will continue to be.^ Why al Qaeda is Fleeing Iraq .
    • The War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC strategypage.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Al Qaeda - Iraq link .
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Al Qaeda’s overall strategy was masterful.
    • League of the Scarlet Pimpernel: The Results and Future of The War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.secessionist.us [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • “All actions have consequences, and all nations, like individuals are ultimately held accountable for their actions.^ ScottMcC on July 25, 2007 at 1:13 AM .
    • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: “Gen. Patton” on the war on terror, Harry Reid 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ URL accessed on 2007 - 07-25 .
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ July 25, 2007 at 6:45 PM .
    • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Video: “Gen. Patton” on the war on terror, Harry Reid 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC hotair.com [Source type: Original source]

    .I felt that waging war in Iraq would have the consequence of harming America, not making it safer, both in the short and long term.”
    • Ann Wright, American diplomat who resigned her post in 2003 in protest, in an article for Peace and Policy, vol.^ American Invasion & Transitional Government 2003 Invasion of Iraq - Wikipedia article.
      • LaGrange County Public Library - Useful Links - War onTerrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.lagrange.lib.in.us [Source type: News]

      ^ I felt that waging war in Iraq would have the consequence of harming America, not making it safer, both in the short and long term.” Ann Wright , American diplomat who resigned her post in 2003 in protest, in an article for Peace and Policy, vol.
      • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      ^ I have never felt the Iraq War was necessary.
      • CNN Political Ticker: All politics, all the time Blog Archive - The true cost of the war on terror « - Blogs from CNN.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .9, journal of Toda Institute, www.toda.org
  • Al-Qaeda do not believe that the war is restricted only to the area where they come under attack.^ We are at war with al Qaeda,” he said.
    • War On Terrorism, Global War, Fighting Jihadists Over – White House : Homeland Security News 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.nationalterroralert.com [Source type: News]
    • war on terror : Homeland Security News 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.nationalterroralert.com [Source type: News]

    ^ 'They are Muslims and the al-Qaeda are Muslims.

    ^ We are indeed at war with al Qaeda and its affiliates...
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .They believe they attack the enemy – as they define them as enemy – wherever they are, the way America fights against Al-Qaeda wherever they are.^ Al-Qaeda attacked us.
    • The War On Terror™ (So Far) | Tampa | News | Cover 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC tampa.creativeloafing.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Keeping Score Against al Qaeda .
    • The War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC strategypage.com [Source type: Academic]

    ^ Al Qaeda’s plans for future attacks against .

    .So they are both involved in acts of terrorism.^ So they are both involved in acts of terrorism.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Both of them are involved in acts of terrorism.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Both are broad criminal acts of terror."
    • Is There a War on the Term 'War on Terror' - Political Punch 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.abcnews.com [Source type: General]

    .I believe the camp of the West, which is led by George Bush...^ I believe the camp of the West, which is led by George Bush...
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Campaigning for the presidency, Barack Obama led millions to believe he'd seek a new approach to the wars started so recklessly by his predecessor, George W. Bush.
    • PETER MCKAY: This war on terror is a joke | Mail Online 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.mailonsunday.co.uk [Source type: General]

    ^ A look at how George W. Bush's war on terror has led to numerous human rights .
    • Bush vs. Iraq: How the war on terror became a war on Iraqi human rights - Associated Content - associatedcontent.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.associatedcontent.com [Source type: General]

    .He is the head of the terrorists, or terrorism, in that non-Muslim camp.^ He is the head of the terrorists, or terrorism , in that non-Muslim camp.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The President’s “war on terrorism” has tarnished the United States’ image, undermining the support among Arabs and Muslims at home and abroad that is crucial to forestalling future terrorist plots.
    • JURIST - Forum: The Unraveling of the President's 'War on Terrorism' 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC jurist.law.pitt.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In the long run, it's enough to convince Muslims that terrorism and the sheltering of terrorists hasn't achieved its goals or made their lives better.
    • The End of the War on Terror - Al Qaeda - Esquire 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.esquire.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And the same thing with the Islamic camp – the head of that Islamic camp is Osama bin Laden.^ Osama bin Laden:  FAQ .

    ^ Osama Bin Laden could be captured.
    • Schneier on Security: War on Terror Over in the UK 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Osama bin Laden attacked us.
    • Afghanistan, Al Qaeda and the “War on Terror” | John Kerry 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.johnkerry.com [Source type: News]

    .It's another act of terrorism and violence.^ It's another act of terrorism and violence.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Third, and perhaps most importantly, Saudi Arabia has taken steps to combat the mindset that instills and justifies acts of terror, hatred and violence.
    • Saudi Arabia - Countering Terrorism - War of Ideas - Abdullah Ansary 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.saudi-us-relations.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Both have been targeted by acts of violence and terrorism in the name of religion.
    • Pakistan's Failing War on Terror, by Brian Fishman | Foreign Policy 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.foreignpolicy.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Both of them are involved in acts of terrorism.^ So they are both involved in acts of terrorism.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Both are broad criminal acts of terror."
    • Is There a War on the Term 'War on Terror' - Political Punch 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC blogs.abcnews.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Both of them are involved in acts of terrorism.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    Each one justifies it. One justifies it in the name of man – sovereignty for man – and one justifies it in the name of
.Allah-–sovereignty for Almighty Allah.^ One justifies it in the name of man – sovereignty for man – and one justifies it in the name of Allah -–sovereignty for Almighty Allah.
  • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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  • I Define a “terrorist” as a non-state actor who attacks civilian targets in order to strike terror into the hearts of the enemy community..^ These attacks are on civilian targets by shadowy terrorist groups.

    ^ What about the targeting of civilians who are Palestinian?
    • Conflicts Forum » How to lose the war on terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC conflictsforum.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The hotel was the target of a terrorist attack in November 2008.
    • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .A “state terrorist” is a state doing the same thing.^ A “state terrorist” is a state doing the same thing.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ If, after the war, the status quo continues and our attitude to religion remains the same, it will mean only one thing: that the terrorists won.

    ^ So yeah, if the movie Red Dawn had actually happened, and the United States had been overrun by the godless armies of the Soviet Union, I could see American freedom fighters rightly doing things the Reds would consider "terrorist."
    • Enough Already! by Jonah Goldberg on National Review Online 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC article.nationalreview.com [Source type: Original source]

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    • Michael Mann, Professor of Sociology, UCLA in ‘Incoherent Empire’, p 159
  • Though one person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter, terrorists do what the name suggests: they seek to strike terror into the hearts of their enemies by killings that blur distinctions between soldiers and civilians.^ But one man’s terrorist is another’s freedom fighter.
    • War On Terror | Augusta Free Press 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC augustafreepress.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In short, it is now notorious that one man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.
    • Understanding the 'war on terrorism' | openDemocracy 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.opendemocracy.net [Source type: Original source]

    ^ They emphasized that it would be a mistake to lump all "terrorists" together, since one person's terrorist, e.g., Hamas, is another person's "freedom fighter."
    • Council for a Livable World: Terrorism: War of Ideas 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC livableworld.org [Source type: Original source]

    .Terrorists are conventionally defined as non-state actors, but they are matched by “state terrorists”—states doing the same thing.^ Terrorists are conventionally defined as non-state actors, but they are matched by “state terrorists”—states doing the same thing.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ A “state terrorist” is a state doing the same thing.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Discusses states and non-state terrorist groups.
    • WarLinks.htm 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC academic.mbc.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    • Michael Mann, Professor of Sociology, UCLA, in Incoherent Empire, page 16
.Conflicts do not arise out of the blue.^ Michael Mann , Professor of Sociology, UCLA, in Incoherent Empire, page 16 Conflicts do not arise out of the blue.
  • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The occur as a result of causes and conditions, many of which are within the antagonists’ control.^ The occur as a result of causes and conditions, many of which are within the antagonists’ control.
  • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The situation is similar to the Cold War, when continuous pressure from many nations caused communism to collapse from within.

^ When those crimes occur within the United States, and are perpetrated by an individual or group associated with a domestic cause, they are defined as domestic terrorism.
  • International Global War on Terrorism, War on Terror, War Against Terror, Counterterrorism, Antiterrorism, Anti-terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction, bioterrorism, WMDs, Countering Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC cpc.au.af.mil [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

This is where leadership is important. .Terrorism cannot be overcome by the use of force because it does not address the underlying problems.^ Terrorism cannot be overcome by the use of force because it does not address the underlying problems.
  • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In order to effectively combat terrorism, there must be a multi faceted approach to addressing the underlying causes, as well as military action to address the immediate problems.
  • EefyWiki - Finding Solutions for a Global Problem: The War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC eefy.editme.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Terrorism is the use of force or violence against persons or property in violation of the criminal laws of the United States for purposes of ...
  • USASearch.gov: terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC usasearch.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In fact the use of force may not only fail to solve the problems, it may exacerbate them, and frequently leaves destruction and suffering in its wake.^ So what are the just aims for which force may be used?
  • Peter Simpson, "The War on Terrorism: its Moral Justification and Limits" 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC ethics.sandiego.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ In fact the use of force may not only fail to solve the problems, it may exacerbate them, and frequently leaves destruction and suffering in its wake.
  • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And finally, you may have to use force.
  • An Update on the Global War on Terror with Donald Rumsfeld - Council on Foreign Relations 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC secure.www.cfr.org [Source type: Original source]

    • Dalai Lama in his “Commemoration of the First Anniversary of September 11, 2001
  • "I think they very much see the world in a black and white way, us against them, Muslims against infidels."
    • Dr Sidney Jones, South-east Asia director of the International Crisis Group commenting on the suicide bombings in Bali. .Late Line Australian Broadcasting Commission, 03/10/05
  • The so called war against terrorism is in fact a war between two fanaticisms.^ Two sentences on the War on Terror?
    • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.mahalo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Can Israel win its war against terrorism?
    • Why We Cannot Win the War Against Terrorism | theTrumpet.com by the Philadelphia Church of God 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ An effective war against terrorism is not a conventional war.
    • War on Terror Does Not Require a War Machine | William A. Niskanen | Cato Institute: Daily Commentary 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.cato.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .One is theocratic, the other positivist and secular.^ One is theocratic, the other positivist and secular.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .One is the fervent belief of a defensive minority, the other the unquestioned assumption of an amorphous , confident elite.^ One is the fervent belief of a defensive minority, the other the unquestioned assumption of an amorphous , confident elite.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The Ha‘aretz News Service of Israel revealed that Lewin, was a one-time officer in the Israeli Defense Forces elite Sayeret Matkal commando unit.
    • WTC: STRANGER THAN FICTION 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.apfn.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ It is a condition of poverty, rage, cultural deprivation or the belief that one's innate culture has been robbed from him or decimated by some other power.
    • war on terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.sunoasis.com [Source type: Original source]

    .One sets out to kill, the other plunders, leaves and lets die.^ One sets out to kill, the other plunders, leaves and lets die.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Perhaps best policy is to be selective about which ideas we want to kill, by killing the people who belief in them, and which we want destroy by debate, and which we can let die a natural death?
    • Google Answers: War on terror success 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC answers.google.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A ban on headscarves just leaves women out in the cold We will stay until Afghanistan is secure Britain’s High Representative is letting Europe down badly .
    • Blair: shackled in war on terror | Tony Blair - Times Online 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.timesonline.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .One is strict and the other lax.^ One is strict and the other lax.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .One brooks no argument, the other 'communicates and tries to spin into every corner of the world.^ No one has been identified and tried and sentenced.
    • US opens new front in Global War on Terror : IntentBlog 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.intentblog.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One brooks no argument, the other 'communicates and tries to spin into every corner of the world.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ After the creation of the DHS, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, the National Counterterrorism Center, the U.S. Northern Command, the FBI’s new intelligence division and other counterterrorism agencies, no one is in charge.
    • TomPaine.com - There Is No War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.tompaine.com [Source type: Original source]

    .One claims the right to spill innocent blood, the other to sell the earth's entire water.^ One claims the right to spill innocent blood, the other to sell the earth's entire water.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ This isn't to say that India is entirely innocent, mind you - nor are other nations who blithely contribute to the gunpowder pile that is the sub-continent.
    • The War on Terror Is the Leading Cause of Terrorism | World | AlterNet 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    ^ There are only two things we should fight for: one is the defence of our homes, and the other is the Bill of Rights.
    • War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.2012.com.au [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .Outrageous to compare them.”
    • John Berger, 'Hold Everything Dear: Dispatches on Survival and Resistance', Verso.
  • You know, terror is an idea.^ You know, terror is an idea.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Wednesday, January 10th, 2007 A diplomatic source serving in Iraq’s Red Zone (you know, the scary bit) sent us this latest outrage from the War on Terror.
    • Wonkette 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC wonkette.com [Source type: General]

    ^ "Scientific research is based on the idea that everything that takes place is determined by laws of nature, and therefore this holds for the action of people."
    • # Natural Degrees Jobs Grants Online: Government War On Terrorism Secret Weapon; Nature-Psychology Conflict Resolution 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.ecopsych.com [Source type: Academic]

    .You don’t fight an idea with a conventional Army.^ You don’t fight an idea with a conventional Army.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ They WANT to be in the fight, and they want to protect their own – something you obviously don’t.
    • MsUnderestimated » War on Terror 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC msunderestimated.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ So they announced that if it is not stopped, we will enforce our Lashkar, invoke our Lashkaror army, you can calland we may go Afghanistan and fight against our enemies.
    • The revamped war on terror exposed 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC therealnews.com [Source type: News]

    .To win a war on terror you have to win the hearts and minds of people from whom, from where the terrorists are operating from.^ You are browsing the archives of ‘war on terror’.

    ^ If you oppose wars on any of the above, the terrorists win.
    • Think Progress » Bush Attacks Critics Of ‘War On Terror’ As ‘Naïve’ 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

    ^ It is vital that we win the war on the "war on terror".
    • Matthew Yglesias (January 01, 2008) - No More "War on Terror" (Foreign Policy) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC matthewyglesias.theatlantic.com [Source type: General]

    .If you win their hearts and mind and get them on your side, you’ll win the war.^ If you oppose wars on any of the above, the terrorists win.
    • Think Progress » Bush Attacks Critics Of ‘War On Terror’ As ‘Naïve’ 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

    ^ "Do you want to win the War on Terror?

    ^ You cannot win everyone's hearts and minds.
    • Schneier on Security: Doublespeak and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.schneier.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .If those people start regarding the terrorists as freedom fighters, history has told us that you can’t win the war.^ If you oppose wars on any of the above, the terrorists win.
    • Think Progress » Bush Attacks Critics Of ‘War On Terror’ As ‘Naïve’ 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC thinkprogress.org [Source type: General]

    ^ To win a war on terror you have to win the hearts and minds of people from whom, from where the terrorists are operating from.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ "Do you want to win the War on Terror?

    .
    • Imran Khan interview with Andrew Denton, Enough Rope, ABC Television, 13 October 2008
  • I’ll give you an example of (George Bush's) war on terror.^ I’ll give you the following: “The War on Terror” is indeed a poor name for the war.
    • GayPatriot - Comments on Global War On Terror no more 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.gaypatriot.net [Source type: General]

    ^ You are browsing the archives of ‘war on terror’.

    ^ Miliband criticises George Bush's 'war on terror' .
    • George W Bush: winning the war on terror - Telegraph 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.telegraph.co.uk [Source type: News]

    .He’s spent something like almost a trillion dollars.^ He’s spent something like almost a trillion dollars.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Almost half of Defense Department contracts are now awarded on a noncompetitive basis, giving companies like Halliburton with millions of dollars.
    • RealClearPolitics - Articles - Bush's Global War on Terror Has Backfired 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.realclearpolitics.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "It's almost as if they've been waiting to see something like this happen.
    • Fury over 'war on terror' board game | Mail Online 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.dailymail.co.uk [Source type: General]

    .The estimates are that anything up to a million people have died and has he made the world a safer place?^ Wake up, people, we are in a world of hurt.
    • The Rosett Report » Mom, Apple Pie, and the Overseas Contingency Operation 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The estimates are that anything up to a million people have died and has he made the world a safer place?
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ In fact, the United States has made crippling strikes upon the operations of terrorists worldwide and made the American homeland a far safer place to live.
    • FrontPage Magazine - Scorecard on the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC 97.74.65.51 [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .In my opinion he’s made the world a far more dangerous place.^ In my opinion he’s made the world a far more dangerous place.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The tip of the tactic is far more dangerous.

    ^ Its place, in my opinion anyway, in the comic book world...
    • Watchmen Movie Was Almost About The War On Terror - zack snyder - io9 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC io9.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .These are now nurseries for future terrorists.^ These are now nurseries for future terrorists.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ These enemy combatants are being questioned for information they hold regarding planned future terrorist attacks.
    • Waging War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.heritage.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Pakistan might be one of these, but it is in no position to strain the ties that now inextricably link its future to that of Washington, writes Nadeem Malik.
    • War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.atimes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • Imran Khan interview with Andrew Denton, Enough Rope, ABC Television, 13 October 2008
  • There are some Arabs who think that the Germans did the right thing by the Jews.^ Imran Khan interview with Andrew Denton , Enough Rope, ABC Television, 13 October 2008 I’ll give you an example of (George Bush's) war on terror.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Who else did we have saying so right after 9/11?
    • Hot Air » Blog Archive » Flashback video: Edwards pledges unity throughout this “war on terrorism” 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC hotair.com [Source type: General]

    ^ I don’t think that was wise, and I don’t think that was the right thing to do."

    .This makes it easy to recruit Arab terrorist.^ This makes it easy to recruit Arab terrorist.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Unfortunately, we are killing too few of the former to make a difference and more than enough of the latter to facilitate the recruitment of new terrorists to replace those we eliminate.
    • Expanding War, Contracting Meaning 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC baltimorechronicle.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It was a PR move to make him look good in the Arab world, he didn't fund or train the terrorists themselves, he just went for the publicity.
    • Democrats ban phrase: 'global war on terror': The Swamp 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: General]

    .
    • John le CarréInterview with Ramona Koval.^ John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval .
      • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .The Book Show, Australian Broadcasting Commission Radio National.^ The Progressive Point of View The Progressive Radio Show The Best of Progressive Radio Participating Stations Broadcaster Feed Special Sections .
      • Our War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Podcasts: Milt Rosenberg Show , John J. Miller - National Review , Ed Driscoll - Sirius Radio .
      • Roger L. Simon » Jamie Glazov’s Anger and the “Overseas Contingency Operation” 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ All that the Establishment has left in radio are the news shows on National Public Radio: narcoleptic radio.

      .(19 November 2008)
  • There is a big difference between fighting the cold war and fighting radical Islam.^ But there is one essential difference between communism and Islam.
    • History of Jihad - The War on Terror against Jihad today (2001- ongoing) 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.historyofjihad.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Posted November 19, 2008 9:56 AM .
    • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ November 2008) There is a big difference between fighting the cold war and fighting radical Islam.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .The rules have changed and we haven't.^ The rules have changed and we haven't.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval.^ John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval .
      • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .The Book Show, Australian Broadcasting Commission Radio National.^ The Progressive Point of View The Progressive Radio Show The Best of Progressive Radio Participating Stations Broadcaster Feed Special Sections .
      • Our War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Podcasts: Milt Rosenberg Show , John J. Miller - National Review , Ed Driscoll - Sirius Radio .
      • Roger L. Simon » Jamie Glazov’s Anger and the “Overseas Contingency Operation” 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ All that the Establishment has left in radio are the news shows on National Public Radio: narcoleptic radio.

      .(19 November 2008)
  • We were not faced (in the cold war) in a conflict with people who are prepared to die for their cause.^ And the people who die in wars are more and more and more people who are not in the military.
    • Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Posted November 19, 2008 9:56 AM .
    • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ When you go to war, people die!

    .We weren't in conflict with people whose idea is to kill as many as they could.^ We weren't in conflict with people whose idea is to kill as many as they could.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ The German soldiers my grandfather fought during World War II killed people, but they weren't murderers; they were soldiers.
    • Getting Rid of the "War on Terror" Mindset | The American Prospect 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.prospect.org [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Perhaps best policy is to be selective about which ideas we want to kill, by killing the people who belief in them, and which we want destroy by debate, and which we can let die a natural death?
    • Google Answers: War on terror success 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC answers.google.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval.^ John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval .
      • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .The Book Show, Australian Broadcasting Commission Radio National.^ The Progressive Point of View The Progressive Radio Show The Best of Progressive Radio Participating Stations Broadcaster Feed Special Sections .
      • Our War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Podcasts: Milt Rosenberg Show , John J. Miller - National Review , Ed Driscoll - Sirius Radio .
      • Roger L. Simon » Jamie Glazov’s Anger and the “Overseas Contingency Operation” 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ All that the Establishment has left in radio are the news shows on National Public Radio: narcoleptic radio.

      .(19 November 2008)
  • In the war on terror we did everything wrong that we could have done.^ Posted November 19, 2008 9:56 AM .
    • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ What's wrong with the concept the War on Terror is twofold.
    • Global War on Terror: Clinton Fails, Edwards Shines 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC mydd.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ November 2008) You can't make war against terror.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval.^ John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval .
      • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .The Book Show, Australian Broadcasting Commission Radio National.^ The Progressive Point of View The Progressive Radio Show The Best of Progressive Radio Participating Stations Broadcaster Feed Special Sections .
      • Our War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Podcasts: Milt Rosenberg Show , John J. Miller - National Review , Ed Driscoll - Sirius Radio .
      • Roger L. Simon » Jamie Glazov’s Anger and the “Overseas Contingency Operation” 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ All that the Establishment has left in radio are the news shows on National Public Radio: narcoleptic radio.

      .(19 November 2008)
  • You can't make war against terror.^ Can Israel win its war against terrorism?
    • Why We Cannot Win the War Against Terrorism | theTrumpet.com by the Philadelphia Church of God 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.thetrumpet.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ How can you make war on hate?
    • Zbigniew Brzezinski: Terrorized by ‘War on Terror’ - Truthdig 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.truthdig.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ "Do you want to win the War on Terror?

    Terror is a technique of battle. .It's a tactic that has been employed since time immemorial.^ It's a tactic that has been employed since time immemorial.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .You can conduct clandestine action against terrorists, and that must be done.^ Bloggers disagree greatly on definitions of terrorism and what actions should be taken against terrorists and terror organizations, and in the pundit -heavy blogosphere, little middle ground can be reached.
    • war on terror Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]
    • war on terror Articles, Posts, Blogs, Videos - Technorati 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC technorati.com [Source type: General]
    • war on terror Tag Page 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC www.technorati.com [Source type: General]

    ^ But how you frame the war has, in point of fact, always had bigger overall effects than any individual action conducted as operation of war.
    • YouTube - Victor Davis Hanson - Is the "War on Terror" Really a War? 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.youtube.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Over the past six months we have presented President Obama with a number of actions and initiatives against Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.
    • Obama drops 'global war on terror' for narrower focus 22 September 2009 20:33 UTC www.canada.com [Source type: News]

    .
    • John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval.^ John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval .
      • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .The Book Show, Australian Broadcasting Commission Radio National.^ The Progressive Point of View The Progressive Radio Show The Best of Progressive Radio Participating Stations Broadcaster Feed Special Sections .
      • Our War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Podcasts: Milt Rosenberg Show , John J. Miller - National Review , Ed Driscoll - Sirius Radio .
      • Roger L. Simon » Jamie Glazov’s Anger and the “Overseas Contingency Operation” 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ All that the Establishment has left in radio are the news shows on National Public Radio: narcoleptic radio.

      .(19 November 2008)
  • To operate an intelligence network against the Islamist terror is terribly difficult because they don't have a central command and control center such as we would understand.^ Posted November 19, 2008 9:56 AM .
    • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ This war against Islamist terror will continue.
    • Jay Reding.com — War On Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC jayreding.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because they don't care that much.
    • Chomsky: 'There Is No War On Terror' | | AlterNet 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.alternet.org [Source type: General]

    .Therefore you cannot penetrate at the top and find out what will happen on the ground.^ You can find out their correspondent banks.
    • Offshore Banking, Corruption, and the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC commdocs.house.gov [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You can check to find out.
    • Distorted Morality: America's War on Terror?, by Noam Chomsky (Talk delivered at Harvard University) 2 February 2010 17:58 UTC www.chomsky.info [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Therefore you cannot penetrate at the top and find out what will happen on the ground.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval.^ John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval .
      • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .The Book Show, Australian Broadcasting Commission Radio National.^ The Progressive Point of View The Progressive Radio Show The Best of Progressive Radio Participating Stations Broadcaster Feed Special Sections .
      • Our War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Podcasts: Milt Rosenberg Show , John J. Miller - National Review , Ed Driscoll - Sirius Radio .
      • Roger L. Simon » Jamie Glazov’s Anger and the “Overseas Contingency Operation” 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ All that the Establishment has left in radio are the news shows on National Public Radio: narcoleptic radio.

      .(19 November 2008)
  • Because we are so unfamiliar with the motivation of the people we are dealing with, we are more afraid of them than we need to be.^ We need more than a date.
    • Newshoggers.com: War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.newshoggers.com [Source type: News]

    ^ November 2008) Because we are so unfamiliar with the motivation of the people we are dealing with, we are more afraid of them than we need to be.
    • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ We need more people.
    • Where's the Outrage? » War on Terror 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.whereistheoutrage.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .
    • John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval.^ John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval .
      • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .The Book Show, Australian Broadcasting Commission Radio National.^ The Progressive Point of View The Progressive Radio Show The Best of Progressive Radio Participating Stations Broadcaster Feed Special Sections .
      • Our War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Podcasts: Milt Rosenberg Show , John J. Miller - National Review , Ed Driscoll - Sirius Radio .
      • Roger L. Simon » Jamie Glazov’s Anger and the “Overseas Contingency Operation” 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ All that the Establishment has left in radio are the news shows on National Public Radio: narcoleptic radio.

      .(19 November 2008)
  • On one hand we go like hell for every terror cell we can find, we penetrate it, we destroy it.^ Posted November 19, 2008 9:56 AM .
    • The Swamp: Global War on Terror Archives 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC www.swamppolitics.com [Source type: News]

    ^ But go through the legal process like millions do every year and we’ll welcome you with open arms.

    ^ As one leading expert has written: "The endeavor to find a 'general theory' of terrorism, one overall explanation of its roots, is a futile and misguided enterprise.
    • IraqTheVote.org: About the War on Terrorism 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC iraqthevote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    .On the other hand, there is a much bigger need for a political solution.^ There are many other political undercurrents.
    • The Press and the War on Terrorism: New Dangers and New Restrictions - Reports - Committee to Protect Journalists 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC cpj.org [Source type: News]

    ^ I don’t agree much with Lieberman’s domestic politics, but he is the only Democrat that understands politics ends at the water’s edge, especially when there is a war on.
    • Lieberman Suggests a War on Terrorism Tax - Washington Wire - WSJ 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC blogs.wsj.com [Source type: News]

    ^ There is of course verbal violence as well, political violence at the hands, primarily of the Christians and Muslims.
    • Guest Voices: Losing the War on Terror - On Faith at washingtonpost.com 31 January 2010 14:19 UTC newsweek.washingtonpost.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
    • John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval.^ John le Carré Interview with Ramona Koval .
      • War on Terrorism - Wikiquote 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC en.wikiquote.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

      .The Book Show, Australian Broadcasting Commission Radio National.^ The Progressive Point of View The Progressive Radio Show The Best of Progressive Radio Participating Stations Broadcaster Feed Special Sections .
      • Our War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]
      • Howard Zinn on The Uses of History and the War on Terrorism | The Progressive 28 January 2010 1:01 UTC www.progressive.org [Source type: Original source]

      ^ Podcasts: Milt Rosenberg Show , John J. Miller - National Review , Ed Driscoll - Sirius Radio .
      • Roger L. Simon » Jamie Glazov’s Anger and the “Overseas Contingency Operation” 25 September 2009 14:59 UTC pajamasmedia.com [Source type: General]

      ^ All that the Establishment has left in radio are the news shows on National Public Radio: narcoleptic radio.

      (19 November 2008)

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  1. (US) An ongoing campaign by the United States (and some of its allies) the stated aim of which is to counter international terrorism, but especially to counter al-Qaeda and other militant Muslim groups.
  2. The common term for the military, political, legal and ideological conflict against Islamic terrorism, and specifically used in reference to operations by the United States, in response to the September 11, 2001 attacks.

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The War on Terrorism or War on Terror is a campaign that the United States and some of its allies started to remove terrorist groups and to end states that sponsor terrorism. US-President Bush's argument was that the countries of North Korea, Cuba, Iran, and Iraq were a direct threat to America and its allies.



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