Another Warning

bq. The nation’s top law enforcement officials, saying they are convinced al Qaeda is planning an attack on the United States in the coming months, issued an urgent plea yesterday for information about seven people who they said could be involved in such an effort. [“Washington Post”:] This looks serious enough that so many Administration […]

The story repeats

A day after India’s new government took office, a landmine planted by Islamic separatist guerrillas killed at least 28 paramilitary soldiers and their relatives in Kashmir, underscoring the urgency of planned negotiations with Pakistan on the future of the disputed Himalayan province. Police officials said the blast killed 19 Border Security Force soldiers, six women […]

Our Allies

bq. Yet when Zubaydah was confronted by the false Saudis, writes Posner, “his reaction was not fear, but utter relief.” Happy to see them, he reeled off telephone numbers for a senior member of the royal family who would, said Zubaydah, “tell you what to do.” The man at the other end would be Prince […]

Mumbai Blasts (Updates)

“Sameer”: writes from Mumbai bq. The people of Mumbai have, as always, bounced right back, refusing to be cowed down. Whether this is resilience or apathy… one thing is certain. The spirit that keeps Mumbai ticking has not died down. An example of that resilience is the fact that the Sensex, which plumetted 120 points […]

Who shot Mohammed Al-Dura

The June 2003 issue of Atlantic Monthly has an article by James Fellows titled “Who shot Mohammed Al-Dura”. Al-Dura is the little boy who was shot dead in the arms of his helpless father’s arms during an Israeli-Palestinian confrontation. Television cameras caught the final moments of his life, when the father and son were crouched […]