Post by silentrunner on Sept 17, 2017 15:46:17 GMT
DEBRIS FROM LOST AIRLINER WASHES UP ON NANTUCKET
New York Times, December 30, 2001
Residents of Nantucket have reported airplane parts washing up on their beaches. Authorities believe these parts belong to American Airlines Flight 63, a Boeing 767 that disappeared over the Atlantic en route from Paris to Miami on December 22 with 197 people onboard.
The parts, consisting of a piece of aileron, the rudder, and a landing gear strut, have been sent to the NTSB to confirm whether or not they came from the missing aircraft.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 17, 2017 18:24:43 GMT
PRESIDENT CHENEY SUFFERS HEART ATTACK DURING NEW YEARS CELEBRATIONS
Washington Post, January 1, 2002
President Cheney was rushed to the hospital last night after suffering a heart attack during White House New Year celebrations.
Vice President Colin Powell, who has assumed presidential duties while Cheney recuperates in hospital, has assured reporters that the President is currently in stable condition and on the road to recovery.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 18, 2017 21:45:33 GMT
PRESIDENT ORDERS RENEWED INVESTIGATION INTO TWA 800
New York Times, January 15, 2002
President Cheney has ordered a second investigation into the 1996 crash of TWA Flight 800. The president, who is currently convalescing at his home in the Wyoming countryside, said "We believe that critical details about the crash were ignored by the original investigators."
TWA 800, a Boeing 747 en route from New York City to Paris, crashed off the coast of Long Island on July 17, 1996. All 230 people on board were killed. The initial NTSB investigation, which took four years, concluded that an explosion in the plane's fuel tank caused by faulty wiring had caused the crash.
Despite the NTSB's conclusion, some believe the plane was actually brought down by terrorism. Now, it seems that those people have a voice in President Cheney.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 18, 2017 22:10:26 GMT
INDIAN EMERGENCY GOVERNMENT CRITICIZED FOR HARSH MEASURES
The Guardian, January 21, 2002
One month after India was devastated in a nuclear exchange with Pakistan, its emergency military regime has attracted criticism for its draconian approach to maintaining order.
With most of India's civilian leadership having perished in the exchange, a cadre of military officers have established a junta headed by Chief of Army Staff Sundararajan Padmanabhan.
To maintain law and order in the regions still under government control, the junta has instituted harsh measures. Strict rationing of food, water and shelter has been implemented. Serious criminal offenses such as murder or sexual assault are dealt with by summary execution. In addition, criticism of the government is a criminal offense, along with unsanctioned gatherings of people, resulting in summary imprisonment. A strict curfew has been implemented across the nation, with violators being shot on sight.
British Prime Minister Tony Blair has called the Indian junta's measures "excessively authoritarian." Padmanabhan responded by saying "It's easy to pass judgement when you haven't experienced what we have for yourself."
After the disintegration of Pakistan's central government in last December's nuclear exchange, the northwestern part of the country has come under increasing control of the Taliban.
Having been driven from power in Afghanistan, the Taliban have taken advantage of the collapse of Pakistan and have managed to gain control over the rural tribal regions near the Afghan-Pakistani border. This presents a thorn in the side of American and Coalition forces in Afghanistan. The biggest fear is that the Taliban could get their hands on what's left of Pakistan's nuclear arsenal, a nightmare scenario for the West.
A car bomb went during Friday services at a mosque in Dearborn, Michingan, killing 10 people.
The bombing is thought to be part of a wave of anti-Muslim hate crimes occurring in the aftermath of 9/11.
President Cheney has condemned these crimes. "The vast majority of American Muslims are decent, freedom-loving people who are just as horrified by the actions of Islamic terrorists as the rest of us" he said in a press conference in Dearborn. "To resort to attacking innocent, non-terrorist Muslims is to sink as low as the terrorists themselves."
Well at least Cheney isn't totally degenerating to a rabid hate-monger. Its getting distinctly dispotic.
Not sure if India would be hit that badly by a nuclear exchange with Pakistan at this time as don't know if the latter had that much capacity to deliver weapons deep into India, which is a hell of a lot bigger. However there is likely to be a lot of disorder and internal strife, Wouldn't like to be in the large Muslim minority inside India after such a conflict, while there could well be a lot of regional power struggles breaking out as well.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 20, 2017 12:19:09 GMT
VENEZUELAN PRESIDENT OVERTHROWN IN COUP
New York Times, April 11, 2002
Hugo Chavez, the colorful and controversial president of Venezuela, has been overthrown in a military coup.
Chavez, who was elected to the presidency in 1999, has stirred up intense opposition due to his socialist policies. The rebelling officers have vowed to "undo the damage" caused by Chavez's so-called mismanagement.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 20, 2017 20:24:55 GMT
CIVIL WAR ERUPTS IN VENEZUELA
The Daily Mirror, April 13, 2002
Widespread fighting has broken out between supporters of deposed Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez and the military junta. Chavez, who has escaped to Cuba with, has called on the people of Venezuela to resist the "reactionaries" running the junta.
BILL INTRODUCED IN CONGRESS TO BAN "OBJECTIONABLE" VIDEO GAMES
Wall Street Journal, April 14, 2002
A bill has been introduced in Congress to ban the production and sale of video games with "objectionable" content. The Video Game Content Regulation Act, introduced by Representative Jim Sensenbrenner(R-WI), calls for the banning of any game with "gratuitous violence, sexual themes, or other morally questionable content." Critics note that the bill, if signed into law, would outlaw all video games rated higher than "T" by the ESRB.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 21, 2017 20:21:19 GMT
ARGUMENT IN UN OVER NORTHEAST INDIA
New York Times, April 14, 2002
A heated argument took place in the United Nations over China's occupation of Northeast India.
Kamalesh Sharma, Permanent Representative for India, accused China of muscling in on rightful Indian territory. Wang Yingfan, Permanent Representative for China, retorted by saying that China was simply there to keep the peace, which India was incapable of.
The People's Republic of China moved into the region after the nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan last December, taking advantage of India's retreat south of the 20th parallel.
The Video Game Content Regulation Act has been killed in the House of Representatives by a vote of 257 to 178. Video game companies everywhere have breathed a sigh of relief. Representative Sensenbrenner has refused to acknowledge defeat, saying he will re-introduce the bill when "the American people have elected more friendly voices."
Post by silentrunner on Sept 22, 2017 16:24:05 GMT
FORTUYN WOUNDED IN ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT
De Telegraaf, May 6, 2002
Pim Fortuyn, the controversial author and anti-immigration activist, was wounded while campaigning for his political party.
Fortuyn, who has attracted controversy for his stance on Muslim immigration to the Netherlands, was shot in a parking lot outside a radio station in Hilversum. The shooter was apprehended by Fortuyn's driver.
Afterwards, Fortuyn was rushed to a hospital. Doctors have reported his present condition to be stable.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 22, 2017 17:47:46 GMT
Northern Sri Lanka, May 15, 2002
Soosai watched the boat approach the shore through his binoculars. Onboard was something very valuable to Soosai and the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam.
Although the LTTE had signed a permanent ceasefire with the Sri Lankan government back in February, Soosai had little faith in the promised peace talks. Already, the president of Sri Lanka was putting pressure on the government to concede as little to the Tamils as possible.
That was why Soosai had made a clandestine deal with a sympathetic Indian Army officer. Now, the fruit of that deal was coming ashore...
"We-we have just received word that the city of Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka, has been destroyed by a nuclear explosion. Casualties are reported to be over 200,000. The President, Prime Minister, all of Parliament, and almost all of the military's top brass are believed to be dead."
Brian Williams, NBC News, May 22, 2002
President Cheney's reaction to the news of the Colombo attack.
"END ALL NUKES NOW!"
Graffiti by an anonymous protester on the Sri Lankan Embassy building in London.
futurist: Good luck to you, MN!
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MinnesotaNationalist: well, that was the most underwhelming jury duty ever. Came in one day, was told to go home, and now I'm told that I'm not needed anymore for this session.
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