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  • In the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan yesterday the surviving remnants of Osama bin Laden’s al-Qa’eda fled across frozen mountain tops in a bloody rout by U.S. backed forces that left hundreds of Al Qa’eda dead.
    Dec 17, 2001 | Story
  • As the search for Osama bin Laden and Mullah Omar intensifies in Afghanistan, so have US efforts to capture andquestion suspected Taliban and al Qaeda fighters. Over the last two days alone, at least 30 new prisoners have beenbrought to detention centers in Afghanistan, where they are being probed for information on the whereabouts of themissing leaders. These additions bring the total number of prisoners held by the United States up to 180, with...
    Jan 02, 2002 | Story
  • Afghanistan’s rulers said today they were negotiating the surrender of Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar as American paratroopers flew into the country to search for remnants of Osama bin Laden’s networks. And as the Bush administration increases US troop presence in Afghanistan, it maintains that less than 10 American soldiers have died inside the country. But a recent report from the Institute for War and Peace Reporting alleges...
    Jan 03, 2002 | Story
  • We turn now to a story about one of the most powerful companies you’ve never heard of. The company is called TheCarlyle Group and in the wake of the events of September 11th, its power and influence have become significantlystronger. The company operates within the so-called iron-triangle of industry, government and the military. Its listof former and current advisers and associates includes a vast array of some of the most powerful men...
    Jan 04, 2002 | Story
  • At Democracy Now! we have often called the Bush administration the Oiligarchy. Vice-President Dick Cheney of coursewas 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, DonaldEvans and Spencer Abraham, worked for another oil giant. Many of the US officials now working on the administration’sAfghanistan...
    Jan 10, 2002 | Story
  • As the US state department says it will no longer speculate about the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden, civilians continue to be the casualties of war, whether by bombs, or starvation.
    Jan 11, 2002 | Story
  • CBS News is reporting that the first attempt to rescue journalist Daniel Pearl from his captors has ended indisappointment. After zeroing in on prime kidnapping suspect, Sheik Omar Saeed, Pakistani police reportedly calledhim on Wednesday and attempted to negotiate. They told him that they had arrested members of his family and thatthey would release his loved ones if he would give up Pearl. Well, Saeed appeared to agree to these conditions,promising...
    Feb 08, 2002 | Story
  • 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...
    Feb 25, 2002 | Story
  • Newsweek magazine reported this week that two men interviewed by the magazine gave plausible accounts of having seen Osama bin Laden alive last winter, one as late as mid-February. One, who is described as a former Taliban official said bin Laden escaped Afghanistan on horseback last December under U.S. fire. This is just the latest in dozens of reports on the man George W Bush once vowed he would bring to justice "dead or alive." Since...
    Aug 14, 2002 | Story
  • Author Dan Briody connects the dots between the Bush family, the Saudi Royal family, Osama Bin Laden’s family and Donald Rumsfeld’s inner circle
    May 02, 2003 | Story