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  Afghanistan timeline February 2002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Afghanistan's former Taliban government had used the Kabul stadium for public executions and other harsh punishment to enforce its fundamentalist version of Islamic rules.
Afghanistan's aviation and tourism minister, Abdul Rahman, was killed in what appeared to be a mob attack on his plane at Kabul's airport by pilgrims angry that they had been unable to travel to Mecca, Saudi Arabia.
Hamid Karzai, head of the Afghan interim government, appointed Maulvi Zia-ul-haq Haqyar and Syed Akram uddin as the new governors of Baghlan and Takhar provinces in northern Afghanistan.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghanistan_timeline_February_2002   (1408 words)

 A Timeline of Oil and Violence - Afghanistan
Afghanistan's interim ruler Hamid Karzai and the Pakistan president agreed to revive plans (47a) for a trans-Afghanistan pipeline..
Afghanistan's Hamid Karzai to hold talks with his Pakistani and Turkmenistan counterparts (47c) regarding a pipeline from Turkmenistan, through Afghanistan, and through Pakistan to the coast.
The annual US Government estimate for opium poppy cultivation in Afghanistan was released Nov. 2004 (49): approximately 206,700 hectares of poppy were grown in 2004, representing a 239% increase in production over 2003 estimates.
www.ringnebula.com /Oil/Timeline.htm   (1675 words)

 Wikinfo | February 2002
A timeline of events in the news for February, 2002.
Secretary of State Colin L. Powell said today that the United States was willing to sign a treaty with Russia on limiting strategic nuclear weapons, indicating a possible shift in administration policy after withdrawing, last December, from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty of 1972.
Prince Willem-Alexander, heir to the Dutch throne, marries Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti in Amsterdam.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=February_2002   (375 words)

 The Debate: Did oil influence America's decision to invade Afghanistan? Were the true motives for war declared? Read ...
The war on Afghanistan was sold to the public as a reaction to the attacks on 11 September 2001.
Afghanistan is one of the world's poorest countries, where such an enormous sum sum of money would have had extraordinary value.
The leader of the new US-controlled interim government in Afghanistan, Hamid Karzai, was a key collaborator in the conspiracy to construct the major gas and oil pipe-line in the region, which was the hidden agenda of the US-led invasion.
www.thedebate.org /thedebate/afghanistan.asp   (2807 words)

 (2/21/2002) Dabhol - Enron Timeline
February, 1993: A formal agreement was signed for a plant that could generate about 2450 megawatts at an approximate cost of $3 billion.
January 18, 2002: According to documents released on this date, it was noted the Bush administration intervened with top Indian officials last year in a bid to salvage the Enron project in India.
February 8, 2002: Afghanistan's interim leader Hamid Karzai said he and Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf had agreed to revive a plan for a trans-Caspian gas pipeline from Turkmenistan to Pakistan.
www.monitor.net /monitor/0202a/enrontimeline.html   (2183 words)

 Abu Ghurayb Prison Prisoner Abuse - Chronology
February 2003 to 17 January 2004 - LTC Jerry Phillabaum served as the Battalion Commander of the 320th MP Battalion.
December 2002 to 7 January 2004 - CPT Donald Reese served as the Company Commander of the 372nd MP Company, which was in charge of guarding detainees at FOB Abu Ghraib.
August 2002 - The Washington Post alleges that in an August 2002 memo, the Justice Department advised the White House that torturing al Qaeda terrorists in captivity abroad "may be justified," and that international laws against torture "may be unconstitutional if applied to interrogations" conducted as part of the Global War on Terrorism.
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/world/iraq/abu-ghurayb-chronology.htm   (3289 words)

 Afghanistan - UN Security Council - Global Policy Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
This article looks critically at the elections in Afghanistan, asserting, "old structures and new US policies favor the handpicked Karzai." Arbitrary district lines, a lack of demographic information, and little means of verifying Afghan citizenship all help the declared Pashtun "majority" of which Karzai is a part.
Alliances in Afghanistan are primarily familial and local in nature, resulting in a political system that survives only by granting substantial power and autonomy to regional groups and warlords.
The absence of a strong central government in Afghanistan has rendered the voluntary disarmament of various groups in conflicts problematic, as they are reluctant to give up power amid instability and lawlessness in order to protect their own interests.
www.globalpolicy.org /security/issues/afgindx.htm   (3693 words)

 Torture, rendition, and other abuses against captives in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere
In one case, a prisoner was “curling into a fetal position on the floor and crying in pain.” [Financial Times, 12/7/2004] Torin Nelson, an interrogator stationed at Guantanamo from August 2002 to February 2003, similarly notices an increase in the aggressiveness of interrogation methods in the weeks before he leaves.
The first prisoners who arrived at Guantanamo Bay (see January 11, 2002) are accommodated in a location known as “Camp X-Ray.” This camp consists of small cages, measuring eight-by-eight feet, with open-air, chain-link walls, a concrete floor and a roof made of wood and metal.
Though Afghanistan was party to the 1949 treaty, Taliban fighters are not protected by the Conventions, the directive says, because the Taliban is not recognized by the US as Afghanistan’s legitimate government.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /item.jsp?item=torture,_rendition,_and_other_abuses_against_captives_in_iraq,_afghanistan,_and_elsewhere_990   (6782 words)

 2002 - Present Timeline
February 21, 2002: Police and intelligence agencies in Britain predict "a potentially huge increase in heroin trafficking because of massive and unchecked replanting of the opium crop in Afghanistan." This dovetails with a UN Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention report, which has detected massive opium planting that had mostly stopped under the Taliban.
March 22, 2002: Translator Sibel Edmonds later claims that she is fired by the FBI on this day after repeatedly raising suspicions about a coworker and her alleged connections to an unnamed foreign official and an unnamed foreign organization.
May 16, 2002 (C): In response to all of the revelations about what was known before 9/11 (see May 15, 2002), the major airlines hold a press conference saying they were never warned of a specific hijacking threat, and were not told to tighten security.
s3.amazonaws.com /911timeline/main/timelineafter2001.html   (11841 words)

 USAID Afghanistan: Weekly Report for February 19 — February 24, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
Da Afghanistan Bank’s (Afghanistan’s Central Bank) Panjshir and Logar capital branches have been brought into the DAfB Branches.com, bringing the total number of DAB branches operating on the automated system to 29.
Latest Attack: On the morning of February 21 in Farah Province, a group of villagers attempted to remove the reinforcing steel from a demolished bridget at Km310 on the Kandahar-Herat Highway.
In February 2005, there were 2 hostile incidents directly affecting USAID related activities and 5 indirect hostile incidents affecting USAID activities.
www.usaid.gov /locations/asia_near_east/afghanistan/weeklyreports/022405_report.html   (980 words)

 [No title]   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
It argues that `post-conflict' peace and reconstruction in Afghanistan may depend on a dramatic expansion of institutionalized economic interdependence: this will not necessarily require obeisance to standard international policy paradigms and it will have to draw on existing patterns of interdependence, even though many of these are rooted in brutally exploitative war economy conditions.
Afghanistan after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks in the U.S.; Establishment of a workable government; Election of the Loya Jirga, the country's legislative body.
As the war in Iraq seems to be ending, the war in Afghanistan seems to be horribly alive, particularly in the south of the country.
www.au.af.mil /au/aul/bibs/afgha03/afgha03.htm   (3898 words)

 The Asia Foundation
The Asia Foundation re-established an office in Kabul in February 2002 to launch programs in areas vital to the political, social, economic, and intellectual development of post-Taliban Afghanistan.
In close cooperation with the United Nations and the interim government of Afghanistan, The Asia Foundation assisted the Constitutional Commission to use input from the Afghan public to draft the country's new constitution.
Since 2002, the Foundation has focused on the special needs of women and girls in rebuilding their lives after the fall of the Taliban-led government.
www.asiafoundation.org /Locations/afghanistan.html   (1086 words)

 CNN.com - U.S. does not expect peacekeeping role in Afghanistan - February 25, 2002
Tommy Franks, head of the United States Central Command, said Monday that he does not expect U.S. forces to be involved in peacekeeping in Afghanistan.
Afghanistan's interim leader, Hamid Karzai, has called for Iranian cooperation in creating peace and stability in the region.
Karzai is on the second day of a trip to Iran, a longtime supporter of Afghan forces fighting against the Taliban.
archives.cnn.com /2002/US/02/25/ret.factsheet.facts/index.html   (549 words)

 AlterNet: The Enron-Cheney-Taliban Connection?
Afghanistan was controlled by religious extremists who didn't want to cooperate.
After a few cruise missiles were fired into Afghanistan and the Pentagon boasted that we had disabled bin Laden's "terrorist network," Unocal said they were abandoning plans for a route through the country.
The Taliban had demanded that the U.S. should also reconstruct Afghanistan's infrastructure and that the pipeline be open for local consumption.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=12525   (3736 words)

 Obsession   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
The U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan dies in hail of gunfire from Afghan troops as others plot to rescue him from four kidnappers in a Kabul hotel room.
Kandahar, Afghanistan, a vehicle bomb exploded outside office of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), killing one person, injuring one other, and causing major damage to the building, according to press reports.
Kabul, Afghanistan, a rocket was fired at the Intercontinental Hotel, which was crowded with guests, including foreign diplomats, journalists, and UN aid workers.
www.honestreporting.com /obsession/timeline.htm   (5535 words)

 Timeline of US Torture in Guantanamo, Afghanistan, and Iraq : July/August 2004 : Peacework
Peacework has been published monthly since 1972, intended to serve as a source of dependable information to those who strive for peace and justice and are committed to furthering the nonviolent social change necessary to achieve them.
This timeline is part of two lesson plans designed to help teachers create discussions about the prisoner of war torture revelations available at www.teachablemoment.org.
White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales in a memo advised President Bush to declare the prisoners in the "war on terror" to be outside the protections of the Geneva Conventions (for a description of the Geneva Conventions, please see the report at www.teachablemoment.org, American Treatment of Iraqi and Afghan Prisoners: An Introduction).
www.afsc.org /pwork/0407/040712.htm   (1605 words)

 BBC NEWS | World | South Asia | Country profiles | Timeline: Afghanistan
Half of Afghan population now estimated to be displaced by war, with many fleeing to neighbouring Iran or Pakistan.
2002 June - Loya Jirga, or grand council, elects Hamid Karzai as interim head of state.
2002 July - Vice-President Haji Abdul Qadir is assassinated by gunmen in Kabul.
news.bbc.co.uk /1/hi/world/south_asia/country_profiles/1162108.stm   (1328 words)

 Easongate: An Eason Jordan Timeline of Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
February 7, 2005 - Witness #5: David Gergen
February 7, 2005 - Witness # 7: Justin Vaisse
February 10, 2005 - Witness#9 – Bret Stephens
billroggio.com /easongate/archives/2005/02/an_eason_jordan.php   (2505 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Afghanistan
At a conference on Afghanistan in Tokyo in January 2002, Canada made a major commitment to assist in the reconstruction of the war-torn country.
Foreign Affairs says Afghanistan is now "the single largest recipient of Canadian bilateral aid." So far, according to Foreign Affairs, Canada has allocated a total of $616.5 million to Afghanistan, covering 2001 to 2009.
In February 2002, a battle group from the Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry was sent to Kandahar for six months and assisted the United States and other forces in Operation Enduring Freedom in their offensive against elements of the Taliban and al-Qaeda in the rugged southern regions.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/afghanistan/canada.html   (793 words)

 The Left Coaster: Timeline Leading to Iraq War
Note: this timeline is focused on the events leading upto the war for the most part.
Aug 26, 2002: Dick Cheney kicks off the march to war with the assertion: The risks of inaction are far greater than the risk of action.
Sept 24, 2002: UK intelligence issues the Sept dossier and includes the charges of a secret nuclear program as proof of Saddam's perfidity.
www.theleftcoaster.com /archives/000390.php   (3669 words)

 Afghanistan Online: Chronological History of Afghanistan--Part IV
Soviet Union defeated by Afghanistan, total withdrawal by the Soviets occurred on Feb. 15, 1989.
US states its intent was to destroy so called terrorist bases/training facilities used by Osama bin Laden and his followers.
September--The ex-king of Afghanistan, Mohammad Zahir Shah, calls for a grand assembly, or Loya Jirga to discuss ways of bringing peace to the country.
www.afghan-web.com /history/chron/index4.html   (1050 words)

 Context of 'February 19, 2002'
Implicitly at the beginning of 2002, and as a matter of formal policy by the end, it placed all other considerations second to regime change in Iraq.” [Atlantic Monthly, 10/2004] In February, 2002, Gen. Tommy Franks allegedly tells Sen. Bob Graham (D), “Senator, we have stopped fighting the war on terror in Afghanistan.
On February 15, 2002, President Bush directs the CIA to conduct operations in Iraq (see Early 2002).
In March 2002, Fifth Group Special Forces, an elite group whose members speak Arabic, Pashtun, and Dari, that is apparently different from Task Force 5, is sent from Afghanistan to Iraq.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /context.jsp?item=a0202iraqshift   (886 words)

 Gary Leupp: the Niger Uranium Deception and Plame Affair, a Chronology
Powell reportedly fumed in February 2003 on the eve of his infamous UN speech, "I'm not gonna read this bullshit!" But the fact that he gave a thoroughly bogus presentation to the UN, which he now regrets, indicates who had the upper hand within the government.
February 1-4: Powell rehearses the speech he is to give at the UN February 5.
February 14: IAEA makes a preliminary finding that the Niger documents are forgeries, based on the identification of several crude errors.
www.counterpunch.org /leupp11092005.html   (9132 words)

 September 11 News.com - January/February/March 2002 Photo Timeline - 2002 News Timeline of Sept. 11th, 2001 Related ...
September 11 News.com - January/February/March 2002 Photo Timeline - 2002 News Timeline of Sept. 11th, 2001 Related Events.
Afghanistan to a U.S. base in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.
Reporter Daniel Pearl is Kidnapped in Karachi Pakistan on January 23, 2002
www.september11news.com /2002Timeline.htm   (318 words)

 Timeline Two Gulf Wars
The United States (under the leadership of President George H.W. Bush, Defense Secretary Dick Cheney and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs Colin Powell) is satisfied with U.N. objectives and does not push on to Baghdad.
February 5, 2003—In an address to the Security Council, Colin Powell presents the case for force against Saddam Hussein's regime.
March 5, 2003—More than 200,000 U.S. troops, five carrier groups and 1,000 aircraft are in place or en route to the Middle East.
www.warchronicle.com /iraq/news/timeline_two_wars.htm   (817 words)

 USAID Afghanistan: Chronology of Major Events   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-21)
You are here » USAID Home » Locations » Asia and Near East » Afghanistan
New USAID Mission Director for Afghanistan Sworn In (PDF)
USAID Funds Ministry of Water and Electricity in Afghanistan
www.usaid.gov /locations/asia_near_east/afghanistan/timeline.html   (913 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Osama bin Laden
Qari Saifullah Akhtar, a top-level al-Qaeda member accused of running a training camp in Afghanistan is arrested in the United Arab Emirates.
Bin Laden associate Ramzi Yousef is sentenced to life without parole in February 1998 for orchestrating the bombing.
Osama bin Laden founds an international group known as al-Qaeda, which in Arabic means "the base." It is formed primarily of mujahedeen, meaning holy warriors, and others fighting the Soviets in Afghanistan.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/osamabinladen/alqaeda_timeline.html   (1463 words)

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