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Wednesday, October 31, 2001 FULL SHOW | HEADLINES | NEXT: The Oil Slicked Road to War in Afghanistan: A...
2001-10-31

"The War On Terrorism Is a Fraud"

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"The War Is A Fraud." Renowned British journalist John Pilger is grabbing headlines around the world this week for this cover story in a paper which has historically been a staunch supporter of Prime Minister Tony Blair.

He writes in The Mirror:

“The war against terrorism is a fraud. After three weeks’ bombing, not a single terrorist implicated in the attackson America has been caught or killed in Afghanistan.

“Instead, one of the poorest, most stricken nations has been terrorized by the most powerful–to the point whereAmerican pilots have run out of dubious "military" targets and are now destroying mud houses, a hospital, Red Crosswarehouses, lorries carrying refugees. . . .

"Bush’s concealed agenda is to exploit the oil and gas reserves in the Caspian basin, the greatest source of untappedfossil fuel on earth and enough, according to one estimate, to meet America’s voracious energy needs for ageneration."

Guest:

  • John Pilger, British journalist and film maker, author of the book ??Hidden Agendas and producer offifteen films, most recently "The New Rulers of the World," about globalization and Indonesia.

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