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Sunday, October 7
(First Day of Attack)

DoD Map Details First Day of Attack

· 25 strike aircraft (F-14 s and F/A-18s) from two US aircraft carriers in the Arabian Sea and Gulf.
· 15 Bombers (b-2 "stealth" bombers) from Missouri in the US (with mid-air refuling), plus B-1 and B-52s from Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean.
· 50 Tomahawk missiles launched from bombers, US warships and British subs.
· 30 targets were hit inside Afghanistan including al-Qaueda training camps in 8 Afghan cities: Kabul, Kandahar, Herat, Jelalabad, Khost.
· Ben Laden and Mullah Omar Survived from last night's strikes.
· Conservative estimates the first day of air strike, US had burned at least $50 million.
· US plane drop humanitarian food to Afghan refugees, a tactic of "carrot and stick" policy.
· Huge demonstration in support of Taliban in Pakistan.
· Dozens of antiwar protests across US, Europe, Asia and Mexico.
· Afghanistan says 20 dead from the attack.
· US increase security across the country, Bush sign order to ban all protest from Federal properties.

Just Befor the Attack.. UN Terrorism Talks Favour Cooperation Over Retaliation (October 6)


Weapons used in the Afghan attack
US Military forces in the region (Center for Defense Information)
Arab Allies Unconvinced by Evidence (AP)
Arab world split in reaction to attacks (AP)


Anti-War Walkout at U.C. Berkeley
Antiwar statements (Institute of Public Accuracy)

Britain Releases Evidence Against bin Laden (Assoicated Press, October 4, 2001)

bin Laden's Statement: http://www.guardian.co.uk/Print/0,3858,4272288,00.html

Map of Afghanistan Bagram Airbase (Near Kabul): http://globalsecurity.org/military/world/afghanistan/bagram.htm

Afghanistan Military Guide (Global Security.org): http://globalsecurity.org/military/world/afghanistan/

October 7 Startfor situation Report: http://www.stratfor.com/home/reports/011007.htm

DoD News Briefing - Rumsfeld and Myers Briefing on Enduring Freedom: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/t10072001_t1007sd.html

Afghanistan: Armed conflict poses risk of further ethnic violence (October 7, Human Rights Watch), see also:

Ethnically-Motivated Abuses Against Civilians (Human Rights Watch)
Poor Rights Record of Opposition Commanders (Human Rights Watch)

Speak No Evil: How patriotism is trying to silence voices of dissent (City Paper): http://www.citypaper.net/articles/100401/cs.cover.shtml

Monday, October 8

DOD Map Details Second Day of Attacks

· US again launch airstrikes against Kabul, Kandahar cities, Taliban fired anti aircraft missiles
· 30 people have been killed around Kabul Airport, include 4 UN workers
· Pentagon: Initial Strikes Modestly Successful, says 31 Afghan targets hit, attacks go on
· Taliban: Mullah M. Omar, Taliban leader and Ben Laden alive
· Taliban: We wait for gurilla war with Americans
· Northern Alliance: Ready to attack Kabul by tomorrow
· Northern Alliance: Pakistan must stop interfering future of Afghanistan
· US tell UN: The military actions will expand to outside countries of Afghanistan
· Bush Install New Anti-Terrorism Chief
· UN Appeals for Civilian Protection
· French journalist charged with spying in Afghanistan
· Bin Laden Group Vows Long Battle Against US


Strikes to last 'days or longer' (Guardian)
US Warns UN It May Strike Other Countries (Reuters)
Thousands of Egyptian students protest US attack (Reuters)
More Than 600 Arrested in Terror Probe (AP)
Pentagon: Initial Strikes Modestly Successful (AP)


World reaction to US-led Afghan strikes (Reuters)
U.S.-led raids on Afghanistan anger many Arabs (Reuters)
Powell Trip to Focus on Fortifying Resolve of Coalition Partners (LA Times)
As Bombing Proceeds: Now What? (IPA)

October 8 Startfor situation Report: http://www.stratfor.com/home/reports/011008.htm

TV News: A Militarized Zone (FAIR): http://www.fair.org/media-beat/011008.html

DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers on Day Two of Attacks: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/t10082001_t1008sdm.html

Nuke 'Em From On High (Wired News): http://www.wired.com/news/print/0,1294,47319,00.html

The main justification for this war has been totally fabricated (by Michel Chossudovsky): http://www.globalresearch.ca/articles/CHO110A.html

Tuesday, October 9

· Attacks reported in Kandahar in daylight today
· Refugees continue fleeing cities
· US Warns UN It May Strike Other Countries
· Bush Limits Briefings on Terror War
· Annan disturbed by US comments of expanding war
· Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Accuses US using "War on Terrorism" Against Iraq


Bombing resumes in Afghanistan (Guardian)
Annan disturbed by US comments of expanding war (Reuters)
Iraq's U.N. Ambassador Accuses U.S. (AP)
Bin Laden Group Vows Long Battle Against US (Reuters)
Bush Limits Briefings on Terror War (AP)


Nations May Expect Payback From US (AP)
Hollywood Think Tank Helping Army (AP)
Feingold Blocks Senate Attempt to Quickly Pass Anti-Terrorism Bill (AP)
bin Laden speech translations inaccurate, experts say (National Post)
"Smart" and "dumb" bombs used against Afghanistan (Agence France Presse)

October 9 Startfor situation Report: http://www.stratfor.com/home/sitreps.htm

MSF: Raises Concerns About US Air Drops and Rejects the Link Between Humanitarian and Military Actions

DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers on Attacks: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/t10092001_t1009sd.html

DOD Briefing Slide Shows: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/g011009-D-6570C.html

Wednesday, October 10

· US cruise missile kills Kabul civilians', Houses destroyed, says Taliban
· Afghan militia backs Bin Laden
· Blair meets troops in Gulf
· US/UK Says Air strikes destroy 85% of targets to pave way for troops
· About 1,000 growing Indonesian Muslim students protested outside parliament
· Some 2,000 Islamic theology students protested in the Iranian city of Qom against US strike
· Taliban Lifts Restrictions on bin Laden, Says He Is Free to Wage Holy War on U.S.
· U.S.-led forces conducted new daylight airstrikes Wednesday in Afghanistan
· NATO Secretary-General George Robertson labels al Qaeda as "evil criminals ... doing these evil atrocities"
· U.S. says three missiles hit target near U.N. workers, fourth unaccounted for
· Al Qaeda spokesman says thousands prepared to die until U.S. leaves region


New U.S. Attacks on Kandahar (AP)
US cruise missile kills Kabul civilians'
War about to enter new phase (Guardian)
Indonesian protests grow outside parliament (Reuters)
Iran Islamic students protest U.S. strikes (Reuters)
Taliban Lifts Restrictions on bin Laden (Reuters)
Opposition: 1,800 Taliban Deserted in Past 24 Hrs (Reuters) SAUDIS LAUNCH CRACKDOWN ON CHRISTIANS (MENL)


China Russia back Afghan coalition government (Reuters)
US bombers changed targets in midflight - crew (Reuters)


Civil Liberties at Home: "Enduring Freedom"? (IPS)
'There isn't a target in Afghanistan worth a $1m missile' (Guardian)

October 10 Startfor situation Report: http://www.stratfor.com/home/sitreps.htm


The FBI's 22 "Most Wanted Terrorists" List: http://www.fbi.gov/mostwant/terrorists/fugitives.htm

The So-Called Evidence Is a Farce (Nacro News): http://www.narconews.com/goff1.html

FREE SPEECH RADIO NEWS: Mumia on 9-11 and racism (Audio): http://stream.realimpact.org/rihurl.ram?file=webactive/freespeech/fsrn20011010.ra&start="22:54.0

Thursday, October 11

DoD Map Details of October 11 Attack

· Heaviest air strike to Kabul and other Afghan cities early today since US-led attacks started
· At least 76 people had been killed in the bombings so far and around 100 had been injured
· US air raids killed 18 in Kandahar, AIP reports
· Taliban envoy says 100 reported killed in the village near eastern Afghanistan of Jalalabad.
· Taliban leader's relatives reported killed
· Starvation looms for six million Afghan refugees
· US personnel on ground in Pakistan
· Behave or we attack, US warns Iraq
· Britain says no evidence linking Iraq to attacks
· Russian forces 'already in action'
· British Prime Minister Tony Blair at Oman
· U.S. is likely to target groups in East Asia linked to bin Laden
· Indonesian police to charge radical Muslim leader
· Canadian in Kuwait in killed
· US probe narrows to 220 detained after attacks
· US demands major corporate media networks to edit future bin Laden tapes

At White House Press Conference Tonight, Bush Gives Taliban 'Another Chance'

Transcrit of President Bush 's Press Conference


Starvation looms for six million Afghan refugees (Independent, UK)
UN resumes food aid deliveries to Afghanistan (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Jets Renew Attacks on Afghan Cities, U.S. Personnel Said in Pakistan (AP)
Airport ablaze as Kabul suffers biggest raids yet (Guardian)
Taliban envoy says 100 reported killed in village (Reuters)
US air raids killed 18 in Kandahar, AIP reports (Kyodo)
Civilians Mourn Dead in Kabul (AP)
Airstrikes Trigger Civilian Flight (AP)
US Personnel on Ground in Pakistan (AP)
Russian forces 'already in action' (The Times, UK)
Blair goes public to quell Arab fears of wider war (Guardian)
Behave or we attack, US warns Saddam (Telegraph.com, UK)
Pentagon searches for Iraqi connection in attacks (USA Today)
Britain says no evidence linking Iraq to attacks (Reuters)
Murder of Canadian in Kuwait premeditated" (Reuters)
Ex-Afghan King Pushes for Meeting (AP)
Probe Narrows To 220 Detained After Attacks (Washington Post)
OPEC Takes Wait-and-See Attitude as Prices Slide (IPS)
Indonesian police to charge radical Muslim leader (Reuters)
Blair: Campaign Doesn't Target Islam (AP)
U.S. Is Likely to Target Groups in East Asia Linked to bin Laden (International Herald Tribune)

Immigrants/Arab World

"Most wanted" gamble risk isolating Islam (Reuters)
Email about the word "Arab"
Lords rule terror suspects can be deported (Financial Times)


'There isn't a target in Afghanistan worth a $1m missile' (Guardian)
In Next Phase of Attacks, an Emphasis on Helicopter Strikes (New York Times)
Illustration: US Military Helicopters for Afghanistan
India, Pakistan Jockey for Influence in Afghanistan (IPS)
Gems give Afghan opposition licence to print money (Reuters)
Taliban, West Eager for Al-Jazeera Coverage (Reuters)
At US Request, Networks Agree to Edit Future bin Laden Tapes (New York Times)
'CNN of Arab world upsets all sides (The Baltimore Sun)


The west has won: Radical Islam can't beat democracy and capitalism (Guardian)


Afghans Skeptical of US Aid (AP)
Rebel Frustration Grows as Taliban Lines Are Spared (Washington Post)
Bin Laden Said to 'Own' The Taliban (Washington Post)


Satellite lofted for US seen as spy image relay (Reuters)
NRO Welcomes Yet Another Spy Satellite to Earth Orbit (Space.com)
Secrecy foe joins US move to scrub data on Web (Reuters)
CIA Sends 'Surge' of Spies to War Area (Los Angeles Times)

Secretary Rumsfeld Media Availability with Secretary White (DoD): http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/t10112001_t1011sda.html

BETWEEN THE LINES: Weekly WPKN Bridgeport, CT Radio Program

Program Summary: http://www.btlonline.org
Listen to RealAudio version of program: http://www.wpkn.org/wpkn/news/btl101901.ram

Friday, October 12

MEDIA ADVISORY: Networks Accept Government "Guidance" (FAIR): http://www.fair.org/press-releases/network-pressure.html
Killing Them Softly: Starvation and Dollar Bills For Afghan Kids (FAIR): http://www.fair.org/media-beat/011012.html
MISSING THE OIL STORY (TomPaine.com): http://www.tompaine.com/news/2001/10/11/index.html

DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers on Attacks: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/t10122001_t1012sd.html

DOD Briefing Slide Shows: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/g011012-D-6570C.html

Aerial Strikes Weaken Taliban, Terrorists, Says Rumsfeld (DoD): http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/n10122001_200110125.html

Saturday, October 13





Wednesday, October 24

Map of October 22 US Airstrikes in Afghanistan

· U.S. bombing has killed 52 people in a village near the southern Afghan city of Kandahar, the Pakistan-based Afghan Islamic Press reported. Taliban claim US hit an hostpital in Herat and more than 100 people have been Killed Mullah Abdul Salam Zaeef, the Taliban's ambassador to Pakistan, said Monday that 1,000 Afghans have been killed in the U.S.-led airstrikes since they began more than two weeks ago. He said a hospital in Herat had been bombed, killing more than 100 people. "It is now clear that America plans on intentionally targeting the Afghan people," Zaeef said. The Pentagon said it is investigating the report.
· PESHAWAR, Pakistan - Exiled Afghan elder Sayed Ahmad Gailani, a close associate of ex-King Zahir Shah, opened a meeting on the future of his isolated land with a call for an end to U.S. bombing and for moderate Taliban to join him.
· LONDON - British Prime Minister Tony Blair vowed the U.S.-led mission to bring prime suspect Osama bin Laden to justice for the September 11 attacks would succeed, however long it takes. Blair said he was still considering whether to deploy British troops, and if so which troops, on the ground in Afghanistan.
· ISLAMABAD - The World Bank said it expected to follow up a $300 million loan for Pakistan with further assistance to help privatise and restructure the banking sector.
· WASHINGTON - U.S. warplanes mistakenly dropped a 1,000-lb (450-kg) bomb near a home for the elderly in Afghanistan and two 500-lb (230-kg) bombs in a residential area outside the capital Kabul in what a senior Pentagon official called "rare errors."
· LONDON - Britain said U.S. air strikes against Afghanistan had destroyed nine al Qaeda training camps and severely damaged nine airfields and 24 military barracks. Also, Powell says campaign could end by wintertime


US Bomb Hit Afghan Hospital, U.N. Says (AP)
US Admits Bombs Hit Resident Areas (AP)
Taliban Hold Ground As US Strikes Front Lines (AP)
War Not Going Quite As Planned (IPS)
House Moves on Anti-Terror Bill (AP)


UNHCR Worries Link Terrorism to Refugees (UNHCR Geneva)


The UN camp that refugees cannot reach (Telegraph, UK)
Coalition divided on who should rule Kabul (Telegraph, UK)


Humanitarian Crisis Will Jeopardize U.S. Military Goals (STRATFOR)
Oct 23 Press briefing by the UN offices for Pakistan and Afghanistan (United Nations, New York)

Lists of Recent US Bombings that hit wrong targets in Afghanistan

DoD: Clarke Addresses Protecting Civilians, Taliban Lies http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/n10232001_200110239.html

DoD: Secretary Rumsfeld Interview with Voice of America http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/t10232001_t1023voa.html

DOD Video Files:

· A Taliban Command Post. (.mpg 2 MB) (011023-D-6570C-005)
· A Taliban 5th Corps Tank. (.mpg 2.2 MB) (011023-D-6570C-006)
· A Taliban 1st Corps Armored Vehicle. (.mpg 2.4 MB) (011023-D-6570C-007)
· A Taliban Command Post. (.rm 832K) (011023-D-6570C-008)
· A Taliban 5th Corps Tank. (.rm 896K) (011023-D-6570C-009)
· A Taliban 1st Corps Armored Vehicle. (.rm 928K) (011023-D-6570C-010)

Friday, October 26

October 23 -26 Updates News from Pakistan (by: Shahzad Ahmad)

1. Women call for end to bombing on civilians (October 23)
2. Anti-War demos (October 24)
3. Afghans short of medical supplies (October 25)
4. Refugees Crisis-Pakistan (October 25)
5. ICRC warehouses destroyed in US raid (October 26)

Urgent: Red Cross Facility Once Again Bombed by US Missile! (ICRC)
Wounded forced to flee as Afghan hospital system collapses (Guardian, UK)

DOD Enduring Freedom Operational Update - Rear. Adm. Stufflebeem (includes Q & A on Red Cross warehose bombing)

Latest Photos from Kabul (RAWA)


Taliban Executes Key Opposition Leader, Red Cross Buildings Hit in U.S. Strikes (AP)
Death of key anti-Taliban leader deals US body (Guardian, UK)
Northern Alliance losing faith in military support (Guardian, UK)
Different Political view points from several key players


Experts See New Arms Race in U.S. 'War' on Terrorism (IPS)
War Not Going Quite As Planned (IPS)
Britain to send in forces as allies admit problems (Guardian, UK)
Amid Conflict, Iran Fidgets over Shadow of U.S. Presence (IPS)

Tuesday, October 30

Kabul children killed at recent US bombing
October 26-Kabul Red Cross warehouse was destroyed during US air attack

US Deploy Cluster Bomb in Afghanistan (Shahzad Ahmad, Paksitan)
US Warns Afghans of Yellow Cluster Bomblets (Reuters)
US cluster bombing provokes anger (Guardian, UK)

What is Cluster Bomb?

DoD Map: October 28 US Attacks

October 29 DoD News Briefing - Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Myers: http://www.defenselink.mil/news/Oct2001/t10292001_t1029sd.html

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