91 results for 'terrorism'
...Hook, Hamza has a hook. But the Captain, for all his wickedness, has a certain charm; Hamza has none. He is nothing but a nightmare, unrelieved in any way.
He is in our midst at the moment. He has been for years, presently in prison, fighting deportation to the United States on terrorism charges. He only has one hand and one eye, though where the missing appendages went is a matter of some dispute. He says that they were lost in Afghanistan, the result of an encounter with a landmine. Others say that the injuries were sustained while he was practicing bomb making.
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Abdelbaset al-Megrahi, the only man ever convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, one of the worst acts of mass murder in British history, died earlier this month at his home in Tripoli. He died a free man. He died three years after Kenny MacAskill, the wholly ridiculous Scottish Justice Secretary, announced to the world that he was to be released on 'compassionate' grounds, having only three months to live.
It was a decision taken, I understand, on the 'best medical advice' available at the time. This goes to prove one thing: the Libyan medical service is clearly ten times better than... (more)
India, like China, is a country to watch. If this is to be the Chinese century it’s just as likely to be the Indian one. This is a country that Gandhi would scarcely recognise; a country of rapid economic growth, of new technologies and gleaming skyscrapers; it’s a country of call-centres and Bollywood starlets, of glamour, fashion and high-living; it’s a country of the future.
There are problems; of course, not least of which is atrocious levels of corruption. This led to a series of protests beginning in the spring, with people coming out in support of Anna Hazare, an activist very... (more)
Terrorism is a symptom. WMDs are a symptom. War is a symptom. Lying politicians are a symptom. Rap gangstas are a symptom. Criminals on Wall Street are a symptom. In fact, most of what is wrong in the world today are only symptoms. The real problem is, we seem pathologically unable to look for causes, preferring, it seems, to believe that symptoms themselves are causes. So it is little wonder we are all feeling like we are caught in a whirlwind, being dragged ever closer to the abyss.
So what do the above symptoms have in common? Along with other symptoms only implied, they all are a... (more)
... a thief', or more intellectually, the phrase Delhi has historically been conversant with, 'divide et impera'.
As an educated middle class Muslim, I have often had to hear, 'Stand up and speak out!' I was required to speak out against the usurpation of my religion by fanatics and condemn terrorism. I now choose to follow the advice. I begin by emulating SR 'Epiglottis' Khan, "I am not a terrorist!" I venture further than my brief, "Nor are my co-religionists!" Let me explain why.
By his cryptic designation, Prasad appears to be a denizen of the shadowy, intelligence world. His... (more)
... that’s what, nothing that I can see. I can only agree with Melanie Phillips, who writes in the Daily Mail that “It is not merely the gross disproportionate numbers involved, which no other country in the world would even contemplate for a moment. It’s the fact that the deal declares that terrorism works.” One innocent life for a 1000 guilty; yes, terrorism works.
There are other things she says that I agree with. We do not understand, either in England or the United States, what Israel is up against – an enemy not fighting for a state or for justice but an Islamic cult of... (more)
...Abbas represents, no matter that he has been lauded by the ignorant, most often dictatorial, governments of the earth. Writing recently in the Washington Post, he said that the vote to add to the United Nations a new member state that calls for the elimination of its neighbour and glorifies terrorism will make peace harder, not easier, to achieve. After all, as he reminds us, Abbas is a man who has said that he will never recognise a Jewish state.
Make no mistake: this is not simply opposition to Zionism or to Israel. He and his acolytes are on record saying that not one Jew will... (more)
... – the Auschwitz generation - to face the facts of their past, to face the fact that Germany had not been liberated at all in 1945, that the Federal Republic was not a true democracy, merely a continuation of the Hitler state.Knowing nothing about Becker and next to nothing about German urban terrorism I read Utopia or Auschwitz; Germany’s 1968 Generation and the Holocaust by Hans Kundani, a London-based journalist. It’s quite a tale, a story of political pathology, intellectual delusion and sophistry of the most tortured kind imaginable. The RAF was supposedly of the political left but ... (more)
...that concerned about him." We know. When he does think, why would he think about a dead man?
Hamid Karzai, former Unocal employee, and installed Afghan President has stated that Bin Laden is dead, but he believes that Omar is still alive.
Dale Watson, of the F.B.I.'s own counter terrorism section said he believed Bin Laden to be dead.
Pakistan's Musharraf believes Bin Laden is dead, and has said as much to the CIA, through the CIA's Pakistani arm, the ISI.
The Pakistani Observer reported over five years ago that top Taliban officials who escaped Kabul during the... (more)
People always hear about terrorism; they would like to know how it started and the way it developed. This article is going to brief the origins of terrorism.
The very first existence of terrorism was heard between the 1st Century BCE and the -13th Century. From there, it spread in the Pre-Modern World.
Actually, this means that the history of terrorism is as old as humans' willingness to use violence to settle conflicts with neighbours and this has spread until it became used in politics as to hinder and intimidate people’s opinions for development. In this view, the Sicarii were... (more)