Friday, September 21, 2001

President Outlines Vision for New War
A New York Times review of President Bush's address to the Congress.
America Braces For War
For your war files, an article from the Economist on how America readies for war.

Wednesday, September 19, 2001

Coalition In Quotes
What world leaders have had to say about forming and joining a new international coalition against terrorism.
Pentagon Recommends Use of Nuclear Weapons
Well, this is certainly a sensational headline. I think it would be better to simply say that all options remain in the table.
U.S. Orders Planes to The Gulf
The first post-attack deployment has been ordered, the wheels of war have begun to move.

Tuesday, September 18, 2001

Iran Launches Missile Attack On Iraq
Call this one a rumor of war because MENL is the only news source that seems to be picking up this story.
Afghans Told to Prepare for Holy War
The latest war news. What would Yoda say about that headline? Wars not make one holy.
It has been said that the Palestinians are not in support of the anti-American terrorist acts. Arafat would have you believe that they are in sympathy with the victims and harbor no ill will towards Americans. Perhaps it would be instructive to look at Palestinian statements made before the terrorist attacks of last week.

A Palestinian Prayer
"Oh Allah, destroy America, for she is ruled by Zionist Jews... Allah will paint the White House black! ... The Muslims say to Britain, to France and to all the infidel nations that Jerusalem is Arab. We shall not respect anyone else's wishes regarding her. The only relevant party is the Islamic nation, which will not allow infidel nations to interfere... Allah shall take revenge on behalf of his prophet against the colonialist settlers who are sons of monkeys and pigs..." (Excerpts from the Friday sermon delivered by the PA-appointed "Mufti of Jerusalem and Palestine" Sheikh Ekrima Sabri at the Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount on July 11, 1997, broadcast over Voice of Palestine radio).

Friday, September 14, 2001

Congress Authorizes Use of 'All Necessary Force'
Well, it's official, or at least as official as it is going to be short of a formal declaration of war.

Thursday, September 13, 2001

U.S. May Wage War on Islamic Militants
Some analysis from Stratfor on possible military options in response to the recent terror attacks. There is no doubt that a military response is coming, within days possibly, certain in the near future.
Sifting Through the News Deluge
As the amount of news generated by recent events has reached almost unprecedented levels, I want to highlight what I consider the four most significant developments in the last 12 hours: (1) a report from Israeli intelligence that Saddam Hussein funded the Bin Laden operation; (2) the solidarity of the NATO military alliance and the prospect of collective international action; (3) the report that there was a threat made to Air Force One as well as the White House, which add the prospect of an assassination attempt to the horrors we have already witnessed; and, (4) the attempt to forge a new international coalition around the goal of antiterrorism efforts. These news items suggest that the Gulf War, never formally concluded, is about to enter a decisive and final phase.

Israeli intelligence: Iraq financed bombings

NATO Allies Back United States

Bush, Possible Target, Calls Attacks 'Acts of War'

Wednesday, September 12, 2001

Israeli intelligence: Iraq financed bombings
It is a challenge to sift through all the news reports today of the aftermath of the terror attacks. One report stood out among the many, a report from the Middle East Newsline that Israeli intelligence believes that Saddam Hussein financed the Bin Laden operation. The report also suggests that America has informed it's ally that an attack on Iraq and Afghanistan is possible within days. Israeli intelligence believes this will lead to a regional war. Submitted for your war and fearful events files.

Tuesday, September 11, 2001

What an amazing day, a day of infamy, terror and tragedy. The one question I've been asked the most today in countless e-mails and IMs is: Does this have anything to do with Bible prophecy? Yes. The United States has given the world many gifts and played many different roles, but from the perspective of Bible prophecy, the U.S. has only one real role, and that is to be the defender and protector of Israel. The enemies of Israel hate the U.S. for performing this role. The days events are indeed of prophetic import in that they stem from the conflict over that people and that land that God has chosen and called His own. This was but a battle in the larger war for Jerusalem, the City of God.
News Summary from CNN
-- Sources tell CNN one of two planes that crashed into World Trade Center was an American Airlines 767.
-- President Bush calls plane crashes at World Trade Center a terrorist act.
-- White House evacuated.
-- Fire reported on National Mall in Washington.
-- CNN confirms a plane hit the Pentagon.
-- Significant fire at the Pentagon.
-- One of World Trade Center towers collapses; fire forces evacuation of State Department.
-- United Nations evacuated.
-- Car bombing at the State Department, The Associated Press reports.
-- Pentagon monitoring second suspected hijacked plane.
-- Fighter scrambled amid reports of second plane headed for Pentagon.
-- FAA diverting all U.S.-bound international flights to Canada.
-- Part of Pentagon collapses.
-- Second World Trade Center tower collapses in Manhattan.
-- NTSB confirms plane crashes near Pittsburgh.
News Summary:

Three planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York City
within a span of one hour, beginning at 8:58 a.m..

The Pentagon has also been hit by a large plane and is being
evacuated. There was a huge fire ball.

The White House has been threatened with a terrorist attack and has
been evacuated. Federal Buildings in Washington have also been

All U.S. flights have been ordered to continue to their
destinations and all others have been grounded. Reuters said all
European flights into the United States have also been grounded.

Israel has evacuated their embassies all over the world.

President Bush evacuated to Air Force One.

American military installations on heightened defense condition.
Iraq Shoots Down U.S. Plane
Reminder, the Gulf War never officially ended. Submitted for your rumor of war files.
Day of Terror
The U.S. is under terrorist attack. Planes hijacked by terrorists have crashed into and destroyed the World Trade Center, another crashed into the Pentagon, and there are reports of an explosion on the Mall in D.C. Federal offices and installations have been evacuated, President Bush has been evacuated to Air Force One, and American military installations are on a heightened defense condition. Details continue to emerge.

Wednesday, September 05, 2001

The Positive Side of Biometrics
Have you been exposed to only the negative side of biometrics? Do you worry that you have not heard from the PR people in the industry? Does this keep you awake at night? Then never fear, Biometrics Digest has the answer, the warm and fuzzy side of biometrics, valiantly saving children and catching terrorists near you. Submitted for your mark of the beast files.