The United Nations Security Council has approved Resolution 1441, calling for Iraq to give up their weapons of mass destruction or face grave consequences.
The resolution is the latest aimed at Iraq, which has been suspected to harbor WMDs since the early 1980s.
"We will not agree to terms imposed on us by foreign aggressors."
Saddam Hussein, President of Iraq, November 9, 2002
"Dammit, those bastards really want to make this difficult, don't they?"
President Cheney, in response to Hussein's statement.
PRESIDENT URGES MILITARY INTERVENTION AGAINST IRAQ.
Washington Post, November 10, 2002
IRAQI NATIONAL ASSEMBLY FORMALLY REJECTS UN RESOLUTION 1441
Wall Street Journal, November 13, 2002
USS CONSTELLATION DEPLOYED TO PERSIAN GULF
New York Times, November 15, 2002
USS CONSTELLATION ATTACKED BY IRAQI AIR FORCE BOMBERS
Washington Post, November 15, 2002
The aircraft carrier USS Constellation came under attack in the Persian Gulf by the Iraqi Air Force.
Constellation was operating in support of Operation Southern Watch when she was attacked by three SU-25 fighter-bombers. Two were shot down by Constellation's fighters, while the remaining SU-25 managed to drop a single bomb on the carrier's forward flight deck, causing mild damage.
US DECLARES WAR ON IRAQ
New York Times, November 22, 2002
US NAVY BEGINS BOMBING OF IRAQ
Wall Street Journal, November 23, 2002
US MARINES LAND IN IRAQ
Wall Street Journal, November 28, 2002
US FORCES BESEIGE BAGHDAD
New York Times, November 30, 2002
SADDAM HUSSEIN CAUGHT TRYING TO FLEE BAGHDAD
Washington Post, December 7, 2002
Saddam Hussein, the dictator of Iraq, was caught by American forces attempting to flee the city in civilian disguise.
"Now, we can finally serve justice to this brutal autocrat."
President Cheney, announcing news of Saddam's capture.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 25, 2017 12:22:34 GMT
PRESIDENT ORDERS NEW INVESTIGATION INTO ARROW AIR CRASH
New York Times, December 12, 2002
On the 27th anniversary of a plane crash in Canada that killed members of the 101st Airborne Division, President Cheney has ordered a renewed investigation.
Arrow Air Flight 1285, a McDonnell-Douglas DC-8, was carrying US servicemen on their way home from Egypt when it crashed while taking off on the final leg of its journey in Gander, Newfoundland. All 256 people on board were killed.
The original investigation by the Canadian Aviation Safety Board determined the cause to be ice accumulation on the wings. A minority report, however, claimed the crash was caused by "detonations of unknown origin" on board the plane. Complicating matters, Islamic terrorists claimed credit for downing the plane, a claim that was dismissed by the original investigators.
In a press conference, Cheney said "I am pretty certain that this crash was caused by foul play." A special committee has been formed to carry out the new investigation.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 26, 2017 13:15:27 GMT
AIR FORCE ONE SUFFERS ACCIDENT IN IRAQ
Wall Street Journal, December 24, 2002
President Cheney suffered minor injuries after Air Force One suffered a landing accident in Iraq.
The president was visiting Iraq to check the progress of the war against Islamist insurgents. During the landing at Baghdad airport, his plane came in at too high a landing speed, causing it to careen off the runway. Fortunately, there were no fatalities.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 26, 2017 14:24:36 GMT
RICIN ATTACK IN LONDON UNDERGROUND
The Guardian, January 5, 2003
The worst act of terrorism in modern British history was carried out today when ricin was released in the London Underground, killing nearly 100 people and injuring hundreds more. Al-Qaeda has claimed responsibility for the attack.
"We stand in solidarity with our British brethren who have been victimized by these barbarians."
President Cheney, in response to the news of the London Underground attack.
SUSPECT IN LONDON UNDERGROUND BOMBINGS APPREHENDED
The Daily Mail, January 14, 2003
Brighton police announced that they have caught one of the perpetrators of the London Underground ricin attack.
Kamel Bourgass, an illegal immigrant from Algeria, was arrested in Brighton after nine days on the run.
A London mosque was the target of a bombing during Friday services, killing 11 people.
Shortly after the explosion, a man calling himself "The Purifier" sent an anonymous letter to police, claiming credit for the bombing. According to the letter, the bombing was retribution for the January 7 attack.
Prime Minister Tony Blair condemned the bombing, saying "Innocent Muslims should not be punished for the crimes of their radical brethren."
Post by silentrunner on Sept 28, 2017 17:44:49 GMT
BRISTOL MOSQUE TARGET OF CAR BOMB
The Telegraph, January 24, 2003
One week after a London mosque was targeted by a bomber calling himself "The Purifier", authorities believe he has struck again, this time in Bristol.
The Bristol Jamia Mosque was conducting Friday services when a Ford Transit pulled into the parking lot. After the driver, described by witnesses as a white male wearing a hood and sunglasses, got out and walked away, the van exploded.
45 people were killed in the explosion and nearly 100 more were severely injured.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 28, 2017 17:45:02 GMT
ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL HIT BY TRUCK BOMB
The Daily Mail, January 26, 2003
St. Paul's Cathedral, the second-largest place of worship in Britain, was hit by a devastating bomb attack during Sunday services.
A white lorry parked outside the cathedral during morning services. Moments after the driver left, the lorry exploded, destroying the west front. 88 people were killed in the blast, and nearly 150 were injured.
Mary Cheney, the second daughter of President Cheney, was the target of a shocking attack in Denver, Colorado.
Cheney and her partner Heather Poe were eating lunch at McDonald's when a young man, described by witnesses as Pakistani, walked up and shot at them with a handgun. Cheney was wounded in the stomach while Poe was hit in the thigh.
The president, upon hearing of the attack, immediately boarded Air Force One and flew to Colorado to be with his daughter in the hospital. Police are on a manhunt for the shooter.
REVEREND DRAWS FIRE FOR COMMENT ON PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER
Washington Post, February 4, 2002
Two days after Mary Cheney was wounded in a Denver McDonald's, an influential reverend has come under fire for remarks directed at the president's daughter.
Appearing on Fox News, Reverend Jerry Falwell said "I hope this incident compels Ms. Cheney to reconsider her life choices."
Falwell's statement, which is believed to refer to Ms. Cheney's homosexuality, has elicited criticism from both LGBT advocates and some conservatives. Radio host Rush Limbaugh has called the reverend's words "rather insensitive." President Cheney himself has been more blunt, telling a Denver reporter "The only difference between Christian Right folks like Falwell and the Islamists we're currently fighting in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq is that the latter seeks to get their way with bullets while the former tries to get their way with the ballot."
"President Cheney is totally off-base in comparing us to Al-Qaeda simply because of our stance on homosexuality. We actually give homosexuals a chance to repent and give up their self-destructive ways. Muslims don't-if you're homosexual, they kill you dead without a second thought.”
Scott Lively, in response to President Cheney's remarks on Jerry Falwell.
PERPETRATOR OF ATTACK ON PRESIDENT'S DAUGHTER CAUGHT
Wall Street Journal, February 7, 2003
The man responsible for the attempted murder of Mary Cheney has been caught in Colorado Springs.
23 year-old Faisal Shahzad was arrested in a motel, where he staying under an assumed name.
According to authorities, Shahzad was motivated by anger at both Ms. Cheney's "deviant" lifestyle and the "illegal" American occupation of Pakistan.
President Cheney has announced that elections are to be held in Pakistan this coming May to replace the provisional government set up by the US military that has been governing the county out of Peshawar since last June. Said government has been criticized by some as a neo-colonial regime.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 30, 2017 12:44:29 GMT
CRASH SITE OF AA63 FOUND
Washington Post, March 7, 2003
15 months after an American Airlines flight disappeared over the Atlantic, investigators announced that they have found the plane's final resting place 700 miles of the coast of Nova Scotia.
Using autonomous underwater vehicles, searchers have found at least three distinct debris fields, pointing to a mid-air breakup.
KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMED: AA63 BROUGHT DOWN BY BOMB
New York Times, March 2, 2003
The downing of American Airlines Flight 63 has been confirmed to be an act of terrorism by the mastermind of 9/11.
Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, under interrogation at Guantanamo Bay, told his interrogators that the plane was destroyed by a bomb smuggled on board by Richard Reid, a British national.
The confession of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed regarding the destruction of AA63 was paraded around by the Cheney administration. But more notable was a disaster he didn't take credit for: the crash of American Airlines Flight 587. The fact that Mohammed was silent on this disaster while being quite open on other acts of terrorism committed since 9/11 should have been a red flag to anyone believing the administration's line on that particular disaster.
Mary Schiavo, Irresponsibility: How Politics Trumped Truth In The American 587 Investigation, 2011
AA63 BLACK BOXES RECOVERED
New York Times, March 17, 2003
READOUT OF AA63 FDR CONFIRMS EXPLOSION
Wall Street Journal, March 31, 2003
According to the NTSB, the readout of American Airlines Flight 63's flight data recorder confirms reports that the plane was destroyed by a bomb.
In the final second before power to the black boxes was lost, the CVR recorded a loud noise while the FDR recorded a sudden and rapid loss of cabin pressure consistent with an onboard explosion perforating the fuselage. Investigators have yet to pinpoint the exact location of the explosion.
Post by silentrunner on Sept 30, 2017 17:37:54 GMT
PRIME MINISTER BLAIR ASSASSINATED
The Telegraph, May 7, 2003
Prime Minister Tony Blair was killed today in the first successful assassination of a sitting Prime Minister in 191 years.
Blair was going on a morning jog in Hyde Park when a Pakistani male walked up and shot him twice in the chest. The shooter, 20 year-old Shehzad Tanweer, was subsequently gunned down by Blair's bodyguards. Despite efforts to resuscitate him, Blair was pronounced dead on the scene.
LABOUR HOLDS EMERGENCY MEETING TO REPLACE BLAIR
The Guardian, May 7, 2003
After the untimely death of Prime Minister Tony Blair, the Labour Party held an emergency leadership election to choose his successor.
Ultimately, Chancellor of the Exchequer Gordon Brown was elected to succeed Blair.
BLAIR'S FUNERAL ROCKED BY PROTESTS
The Daily Mail, May 12, 2003
The funeral of slain Prime Minister Tony Blair was interrupted by protests over the late PM's foreign policy.
As Blair was being laid to rest in his hometown of Durham, several demonstrators gathered to protest British involvement in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Iraq.
Four months after the attack on the Bristol Jamia Mosque, the bomber calling himself "The Purifier" has struck another mosque.
The Croydon Mosque & Islamic Center was conducting Friday services when a black Mercedes-Benz TN panel van pulled into the parking lot. After the driver, described by witnesses as a white male in a grey hooded sweatshirt, walked away, the van exploded.
22 people were killed, and nearly 50 were seriously injured.
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ieph: In fact, I'm even thinking of reviving my wikibox TL right here.
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