Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Israel Seizes Palestinian Militants
And, the battle for Jerusalem continues as Israeli security forces continued to target Hamas leadership.
No Progress in Anthrax Probe As 4th Victim Dies
Anthrax has claimed another vicitim, while the authorities are not sure how she contracted the deadly disease.
No Progress in Anthrax Probe As 4th Victim Dies
Anthrax has claimed another vicitim, while the authorities are not sure how she contracted the deadly disease.
No Progress in Anthrax Probe As 4th Victim Dies
Anthrax has claimed another vicitim, while the authorities are not sure how she contracted the deadly disease.

Tuesday, October 30, 2001

Bush: Fear of bin Laden Nukes
One for your rumor of war files, at least I hope it is a rumor, that bin Laden has nukes, the small portable variety.
Church Massacre: 13 Arrested
That was fast work. I hope they did more than round up the usual suspects.
Hussein: War May Spread, Set World on Fire
A dire warning from the Butcher of Baghdad. This is an interesting situation, as we could interpret this as an attempt to assert leadership of the Islamic jihad, a reflection of his insecurity and fear that bin Laden and al Quida have stolen his thunder and undermined his role as champion of anti-Western forces. I bet he is actually hoping that the allied coalition will attack Iraq so he can rally his disaffected faithful.
Israel Makes Fresh Gaza Incursion
I think it's worth noting amid all the other distractions and rumors of war, that this is all really about Israel, and specifically Jerusalem. The military situation on the ground there is the real bellwether and sign to watch.

Thursday, October 25, 2001

POLL: Most Americans Want U.S. to Go After Saddam Hussein
Is Iraq next? Submitted for your rumor of war files.
Yahoo! Enhances Messaging Service
An item for your wired world/global village files. I wonder if perhaps I'm the only one who has seen e-mail and IMs in that Rev prophecy?
Anthrax Scare at State Department
In but one of this days anthrax news stories, anthrax has been found at State Department mailroom. Submitted for your pestilence and rumor of war files.

Wednesday, October 24, 2001

CAL THOMAS: Bishop Doesnt Think Islam is Peaceful
An item for your persecution files, it seems not everyone agrees that Islam is a warm and huggy religion.
Israel Adds a Complication to Anti-Terror Diplomacy
Well, it's not like we couldn't see this coming a mile (or a few thousand years) away. How is it that the U.S. gets attacked by terroriists and now suddenly Israel is the bad guy for also fighting back?
Spacecraft Enters Orbit Around Mars
And something cool for your signs in the heavens files, NASA finally wins one on Mars. I guess the Mars Defense Forces were having a bad day.
Early Results Are Negative in White House Anthrax Tests
Hey, the President doesn't have anthrax. It's nice to get good anthrax news.
Israel Says Raid Nets Key Suspects
Israel defies U.S., the U.S. softens the tone of the "diplomatic language" while considering introducing a statement in the Security Council condemning Israel. As the saying goes, "with friends like these..."

Tuesday, October 16, 2001

New Planets Discovered with Solar System-Like Orbits
An item for your signs in the stars files. Eight new extrasolar planets have been discovered. I really love these space science news items.
Saddam Behind Anthrax Outbreak?
And even more info on the possible Saddam connection.
Saddam Criticizes Arab Nations in U.S. Airstrikes
Somehow, I knew we had not heard that last of him. There is even some evidence that a terrorist suspect met with an Iraqi diplomat in Prague in the months leading up to the Sept. 11th terrorist attacks.
Tensions Rise in Kashmir Upon Powells Arrival in India
It looks like these two nuclear rivals may be getting ready for a real fight.How's that for a rumor of war?
Sharon May Accept Palestinian State
Well, this is interesting, isn't it. Have they replaced Sharon with a clone?

Thursday, October 11, 2001

Possible new threats may be linked to al Qaeda
An item for your rumor of war files, the FBI has announced a warning that new terrorist attacks may occur in the next few days.

Wednesday, October 10, 2001

Many Brits Check Off Jedi Knight for Religious Affiliation on Census Form
I can't help myself, it's a new religion. May the Farce be with you.
Experts Worry Over Tiny Nuclear Weapons
There have been rumors for years about missing Russian Cold War era "backpack nukes." Here is some updated info on what portable nuclear weapons may mean to the current conflict.
Al-Qaida Statement Calling Muslims to War
Here is the translation of the full text of the Al Qaida call for holy war against America and its allies.
Internet Hums After Afghanistan Strikes
This could be the world's first Internet war, in which people turn to the net as much as TV or newspapers to find out what is going on.
Signs of Fear, but Not More Anthrax, in Florida
Fear and anxiety over the possible use of anthrax as a weapon continues in Florida. No new cases have been found, authorities have said that this was definitely a malicious attack, though a link with the bin Laden terrorist network has not been established.