October 01, 2006
9/11 Newsblog Hiatus
Today is October 1, 2006 and the 9/11 Newsblog is going on hiatus until Sept. 11, 2007. Items related to September 11, 2001 will in the meantime continue to appear on the Libertarian Professor blog
Posted by: bruceholl at 09:09 PM CDT
September 30, 2006
9/11 News Items
Reuters: "A new video tape
has emerged which shows two of the Sept. 11 hijackers, including ringleader Mohammed Atta, at a hideout of Osama bin Laden's in Afghanistan, Britain's Sunday Times newspaper reported."
6abc.com" Pennsylvania's Official 9/11 Memoria
l has been unveiled in Lower Makefield, Bucks County.
Voice of America: The VOA
"launched the first full news hour of a new radio broadcasting service to the Afghanistan-Pakistan border region this week. In the coming months VOA Deewa (Light) Radio will expand to 6 hours of daily news programming." The language of the broadcast is Pashto.
Posted by: bruceholl at 09:32 PM CDT
September 29, 2006
9/11 News Items
US Central Command: "BAGHDAD – Iraqi National Police and Multi-National Division – Baghdad Soldiers killed four terrorists, detained seven and confiscated six AK-47 assault rifles
Wednesday after the MND-B Soldiers responded to a small-arms fire attack at a sewage treatment plant in Doura."
US Department of Defense: "The presidents of the United States and Kazakhstan
today reaffirmed their commitment to working together to defeat terrorism and promote peace and stability in Central Asia and elsewhere in the world."
RFE/Radio Liberty: "Two new security initiatives were launched this week in Iraq
. The first, initiated by tribal leaders in the Al-Anbar Governorate, seeks to confront Al-Qaeda fighters operating in the area. The second, a joint operation by Iraqi and British forces, seeks to rein in militias operating in the southern governorate of Al-Basrah."
Voice of America: "A U.S. military commander in the Iraqi city of Ramadi
, west of Baghdad, says more local people are deciding to cooperate with his forces and their Iraqi counterparts, and to end their support for the insurgency. The commander's report is partly at odds with a survey of Iraqi public opinion published this week, but some aspects of the survey support the officer's views."
Posted by: admin at 08:52 PM CDT
September 26, 2006
9/11 Blog & News Items
Counterterrorism Blog: On the orders of President Bush, the Director of National Intelligence "has released [a] declassified version of the key judgments from the April [National Intelligence Estimate], from which one conclusion was leaked to and reported by the "New York Times." This post by Andrew Cochran
includes a link to the declassified document and a summary of its main points.
Jihad Watch contains an update
, including a lengthy interpolated quote from Reuters, on the Pope's (in all probability futile) attempt to placate Muslim clerics.
RETWA: Genetic testing is underway on the remains of Shamil Basayev
, the Chechen separatist leader who was killed in Ingushetia on July 10, 2006.
US Central Command: "In three separate incidents in northeastern Afghanistan
recently, extremists attacked a mosque, fired rocket propelled grenades at a medical clinic and fired inside a village injuring Afghan children." Attacking a mosque would seem an even greater affront to Islam than the Pope's recent remarks, and yet it hasn't generated the same controversy.
Voice of America: US National Intelligence Director John Negroponte say
s that the leaked portion of the National Intelligence Estimate gives a distorted picture of the report (see the link above to the Counterterrorism Blog post on the subject).
Posted by: bruceholl at 08:34 PM CDT