Monday, February 25, 2002

  • Colombian Black Hawks Hit FARC Rebel Zone

    Ten US-supplied Black Hawk helicopters dropped 200 heavily-armed elite Colombian paratroopers into the capital of aformer rebel stronghold yesterday, as the government poured in ground troops to recapture the zone.

  • Bin Laden: The Forbidden Truth About Bush, Oil and Washington’s Secret Negotiations with Thetaliban

    At Democracy Now! we have often called the Bush administration the Oiligarchy. Vice-President Dick Cheney of course was the president of Halliburton, a company that provides services for the oil industry. For nearly a decade,National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice worked with Chevron, while secretaries of commerce and energy, Donald Evans and Spencer Abraham, worked for another oil giant. Many of the US officials now working on the administration’s Afghanistan policy also have extensive backgrounds in the world of multinational oil giants.

  • CIA-Backed Rebel Jonas Savimbi Killed in Angola

    The Angolan government has displayed the dead body of CIA sponsored rebel leader Jonas Savimbi. Government officials say he was killed in a commando raid in the far eastern region of the country on Friday. Savimbi was head of the Washington-backed UNITA movement. He was touted as a key ally against communism by the US and was received as a headof state by President Reagan at the White House in 1986. In addition to the millions of dollars he received from Washington in covert aid, Savimbi and UNITA also had substantial backing from the white apartheid government in South Africa as well as the dictator Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire.