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Archive for the Month of February, 2005.
Viewing War on Terrorism NEWS articles 1 through 13 of 13.

February 3, 2005

Bush says Iran "primary state sponsor of terror" - Bush called Iran the "world's primary state sponsor of terror" and reiterated his accusations that the country is striving to develop nuclear weapons, a charge denied by Iran.

February 9, 2005

Rice: Iran Can't Delay Nuke Accountability - Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice warned Iran on Wednesday that it risks U.N. action if negotiations with Europe over its nuclear program don't progress.

February 10, 2005

Paranoia grips the U.S. capital - Rumsfeld has skillfully used terrorism hysteria and paranoia to wrest control of intelligence and make the Pentagon supreme in Washington's bureaucratic power struggles.

February 11, 2005

9/11 Report Cites Many Warnings About Hijackings - Federal aviation officials reviewed dozens of intelligence reports that warned about Osama bin Laden and Al Qaeda, some of which specifically discussed airline hijackings and suicide operations, according to a previously undisclosed report. The report discloses that the FAA warned airports in the spring of 2001 that "the intent of the hijacker is not to exchange hostages for prisoners, but to commit suicide in a spectacular explosion".

February 12, 2005

The Return of the Draft - Uncle Sam wants you. He needs you. He'll bribe you to sign up. He'll strong-arm you to re-enlist. And if that's not enough, he's got a plan to draft you.

February 18, 2005

America would back Israel attack on Iran - Bush added a new twist to the international tension over Iran's nuclear programme last night by pledging to support Israel if it tries to destroy the Islamic regime's capacity to make an atomic bomb.

February 19, 2005

Detainee Coerced Into Dropping Charges of Abuse Before Release - The American Civil Liberties Union today released files obtained from the Army revealing previously undisclosed allegations of abuse by U.S. soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. "The torture of detainees is too widespread and systemic to be dismissed as the rogue actions of a few misguided individuals".

February 21, 2005

Scott Ritter says US attack on Iran planned for June - On Friday evening in Olympia, former UNSCOM weapons inspector Scott Ritter appeared with journalist Dahr Jamail. Ritter made two shocking claims: George W. Bush has "signed off" on plans to bomb Iran in June 2005, and the U.S. manipulated the results of the Jan. 30 elections in Iraq....

February 22, 2005

Meanwhile, US drones at it - The US has been flying drones over Iran since April 2004, seeking evidence of nuclear weapons programmes and probing for weaknesses in Iran's air defences. Iran did not take the bait and turn on its radar, which would have revealed vital information about the country's air defence systems

Bush Denies U.S. Plans to Attack Iran - Even after all the inflammatory rhetoric accusing Iran of harboring terrorists and building nuclear weapons, even after it was revealed that the USA has special operations military personnel in Iran gathering intelligence, even after it was revealed that there are US drones flying over Iran to probe its air defenses, even after Scott Ritter revealed that Bush has already signed off on attacking Iran, Bush denies it.

February 23, 2005

Senator Calls for Permanent US Military Bases in Afghanistan - Senator John McCain has called for permanent U.S. military bases in Afghanistan to protect the security interests of the two countries.

February 26, 2005

19 Die As Taliban Launch Afghan Attacks - Taliban insurgents launched three attacks in southeastern Afghanistan in heavy combat that left 19 dead.

February 27, 2005

Afghans Accuse U.S. of Secret Spraying to Kill Poppies - He said he was watching over his sheep one night in early February when he heard a plane pass low overhead three times. By morning his eyes were so swollen he could not open them and the sheep around him were dying in convulsions. Although farmers had noticed a white powder on their crops, they cut grass and clover for their animals and picked spinach to eat anyway. Within hours the they were all severely ill.


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