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  CBC News In Depth: Afghanistan
Boneca is the 17th Canadian soldier to be killed in Afghanistan since the first battle group was sent to the country in February 2002.
Rahman was accused in Afghanistan of converting to Christianity, but the case was dismissed for lack of evidence and suspicion that he may be mentally ill. Many clerics in Afghanistan had called for him to be put to death.
Abdul Rahman, 41, is jailed in Afghanistan and faces the death penalty unless he agrees to convert back to Islam, said the judge at the Shariah court.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/afghanistan/timeline.html   (4388 words)

  :: Russ Feingold :: United States Senator
November 15, 2005- Senator Feingold is one of forty United States Senators to vote in favor of a flexible timetable for withdrawal from Iraq.
September 27, 2002 – Feingold calls on the administration to clarify its plans regarding Iraq's weapons of mass destruction and to advise Congress and the American people of the commitment that the U.S. is prepared to make in a post-invasion Iraq and the effect of that commitment on the fight against terrorism.
September 26, 2002 – On the floor of the United States Senate, Feingold states that the fight against terrorism must remain a top priority and that the administration's "discussion draft" of a resolution authorizing the use of force against Iraq is unacceptable.
www.feingold.senate.gov /issues_timeline.html   (4426 words)

 Afghanistan Tops Columbia as Capital of Illicit Narcotics - Reported on Front Page of San Francisco Chronicle
Feb 21, 2002: A ban on poppy growing by the Taliban in July 2000 along with severe droughts reduced Afghanistan's opium yield by 91% in 2001.
Yet the UN expects its 2002 opium crop to be equivalent to the bumper one of three years ago.
Afghanistan is the source of 75% of the world's heroin.
www.wanttoknow.info /afghanistandrugcapital   (1392 words)

 2002 Aussie Documents: We Will Help Invade Iraq
In February 2002 the Australian Ambassador to the UN stated to the Australian Wheat Board, which was previously investigated for Iraq kickbacks, that he "believed that US military action to depose Saddam Hussein was inevitable and that at this time the Australian Government would support and participate in such action,".
In February 2002 it was reported, again by the Observer, that Bush and Blair were to hold summits to "finalise Phase Two of the war against terrorism" and finalise the plot for military action against Iraq.
It described a visit to Washington by Sir Richard Dearlove, the head of MI6, and his conclusion that George W Bush wanted to remove Saddam through military action, justified by the conjunction of terrorism and WMD and that the intelligence and facts were being fixed around the policy.
infowars.net /articles/november2006/241106Iraq.htm   (1154 words)

 Rehabilitation and Reconstruction - ADB's Role in Afghanistan and the Region - ADB.org
Afghanistan is central to the promotion of regional trade and commerce.
For several thousand years up to the 16th century, Afghanistan was a meeting ground: a route for trade and the communication of ideas, religions, and skills between Europe and the Middle East, and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and the Far East.
Afghanistan’s isolation deepened in the 19th century with the industrialization of Europe and the partial de-industrialization of Asia.
www.adb.org /documents/reports/rehabilitation_afghanistan/theme800.asp   (2647 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)

 November 2002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The UK government has refused to either confirm or deny the putative poison gas attack revealed on November 16, although it is known that three men are currently being held and investigated under the terms of the Terrorism Act 2000.
The even more controversial organization Clonaid then announced that they had five clones waiting to be born, one of whom, they claimed, would be born in December 2002.
Kenyan hotel bombing: Three suicide bombers detonated themselves at a hotel in Mombasa, Kenya, killing a number of people, including Israeli tourists who have been presumed to be the targets of the attack.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/November_2002   (2367 words)

 Wikinfo | March 2002
A timeline of events in the news for March, 2002.
2001 U.S. Attack on Afghanistan: Army Chief Warrant Officer Stanley L. Harriman, of the Third Special Forces Group, is killed in an ambush along the road from Gardez to the Shahi Kot Valley.
Images, some of which are used under the doctrine of Fair use or used with permission, may not be available.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=March_2002   (749 words)

 Special report: Afghanistan | Special reports | Guardian Unlimited
November 22, Simon Jenkins: Craving a monstrous enemy, the prime minister has vastly overstated this supposed threat to world security.
November 28: When Britain and America went into Afghanistan in 2001, they claimed that the liberation of the country's burka-shrouded women was one of their top priorities.
November 21, audio: People in western Afghanistan are reportedly turning to extremist groups after a severe drought, says Christian Aid's Anjali Kwatra.
www.guardian.co.uk /afghanistan/0,,548335,00.html   (881 words)

 A TIMELINE SURROUNDING SEPTEMBER 11TH   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
A more complete timeline listing crucial events both before and after the September 11th suicide attacks, which have been blamed on bin Laden, establishes CIA foreknowledge of them and strongly suggests that there was criminal complicity on the part of the U.S. government in their execution.
November 21, 2001 — The British paper The Independent runs a story headlined, “Opium Farmers Rejoice at the Defeat of the Taliban.” The story reports that massive opium planting is underway all over the country.
January 10, 2002 — In a call from a speaker phone in open court, attorneys for “Mike” Vreeland call the Pentagon’s switchboard operator who confirms that Vreeland is indeed a Naval Lieutenant on active duty.
www.worldnewsstand.net /2002/article/3-20.htm   (3299 words)

 Time line of Afghanistan (1919-1996)
Afghanistan established an alliance with the Soviet Union, singing a treaty of friendship, before pouncing on the English army and driving it from Afghanistan, singing the Treaty of Rawalpinidi (Aug 8, 1919) to end the war.
Believing that the Loya Jirgah would not accept modernization, he attacked their power by establishing educational requirements to be a cleric, reducing their subsides, and seeking to replace them with graduates from law school.
The Soviet withdrawal was agreed to in April 1988; the last Soviet soldier left Afghanistan on February 15, 1989.
www.marxists.org /history/afghanistan/timeline.htm   (1486 words)

 Afghanistan timeline November 2003 infoTurkish.com Herşey Hakkında Türkçe Bilgi
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy released a report that estimated the area in Afghanistan used to grow poppies had risen from 4,210 acres (17 km²) in 2001 to 76,900 acres (311 km²) in 2002 and to 152,000 acres (615 km²) in 2003.
In Ghazni province, Afghanistan, two men on a motorcycle opened fire on a UNHCR vehicle, killing Bettina Goislard, a French woman who was a U.N. staff member, and injuring the driver.
U.S. soldiers killed one rebel in a clash in the Marzeh district of Nuristan province, Afghanistan.
www.infoturkish.com /Turkey/Afghanistan-timeline-November-2003.html   (7361 words)

 NationMaster - Statistics on Afghanistan. 860 facts and figures, stats and information on Afghan economy, crime, ...
Timeline of U.S. attack on Afghanistan in December 2001
Timeline of U.S. attack on Afghanistan in October 2001
Timeline of U.S. attack on Afghanistan in November 2001
www.nationmaster.com /country/af-afghanistan   (374 words)

 The Asia Foundation
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.
The culmination of this training was the production of Afghanistan Unveiled, an Emmy-nominated film by these journalists that documents the lives of Afghan women in the provinces during the past decade.
www.asiafoundation.org /Locations/afghanistan.html   (1079 words)

 Afghanistan timeline November 2002 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A rocket was launched from a truck on near the town of Lwara into a U.S. base.
Nine white phosphorus rockets were fired at a U.S. base near Lwara, Afghanistan, 178 km southwest of Kabul, at about 10:30 pm.
The newest U.N. refugee camp of Zhare Dasht was criticized as being too remote, overcrowded and dangerously close to a mine field.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Afghanistan_timeline_November_2002   (4228 words)

 Alleged Mass Gravesites: Press Release
In early 2002, PHR discovered and forensically examined the site, which revealed a recently formed mass grave in an area where witnesses said the bodies of a large number of Taliban prisoners (who surrendered at Kunduz to Northern Alliance forces in late November 2001) had been deposited and buried.
In May 2002, the UN seconded two PHR forensic experts, including the director of its International Forensic Program, William Haglund, Ph.D., to undertake a preliminary investigation of the site.
While claiming to support the reconstruction of Afghanistan, the United States' and the United Nations' suppressing or ignoring evidence of possible war crimes and crimes against humanity are instead contributing greatly to Afghanistan's instability by tacitly allowing warlords to act with impunity.
www.phrusa.org /research/afghanistan/report_graves_newsweek.html   (826 words)

 Afghanistan: History, Geography, Government, and Culture — Infoplease.com
Afghanistan, approximately the size of Texas, is bordered on the north by Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, and Tajikistan, on the extreme northeast by China, on the east and south by Pakistan, and by Iran on the west.
In the 19th century, Afghanistan became a battleground in the rivalry between imperial Britain and czarist Russia for control of Central Asia.
A history of women in Afghanistan: lessons learnt for the future or yesterdays and tomorrow: women in Afghanistan.
www.infoplease.com /ipa/A0107264.html   (1529 words)

 CakeGate and the Neocons - Benedict@Large
he downside of this is that the timeline may appear to have lost its focus.
his timeline is a work in progress, with "¶" indicating additions and changes since I last updated this chart.
Selected Afghanistan references are drawn from the well-linked A Timeline of Oil and Violence: Afghanistan, which presents a for more comprehensive view of that topic.
www.geocities.com /dearbenedict/time.html   (6487 words)

 Complete 911 Timeline
We have also mapped the relationships between the events in the 911 timeline and the entities that are associated with those events.
This timeline is meant to be a comprehensive resource for anyone attempting to understand 9/11 and the “war on terrorism” in general.
One of the strengths of this timeline is that it contains important nuggets of information that have been rescued from the obscurity of back page reporting and placed in their proper historical contexts.
www.cooperativeresearch.org /project.jsp?project=911_project   (2639 words)

 CNN.com - NATO's Afghan troop plea snubbed - Sep 13, 2006
European allies, with thousands of troops already committed in Afghanistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Congo and Lebanon are reluctant to send more to Kandahar and Helmand, where recent fighting has killed 30 NATO troops and hundreds of militants.
This development, which has caught the attention of the U.S. military in the past month, represents an important shift by the Taliban from their traditional strongholds in the south and east of the country.
"An Afghanistan that does not complete its democratic evolution and become a stable, terror-fighting state is going to come back to haunt us," she said.
edition.cnn.com /2006/WORLD/europe/09/13/nato.afghanistan/index.html   (920 words)

 Timeline - Afghanistan
To date, it is the heaviest ground fighting in Afghanistan.
In addition to soldiers from the U.S. and Afghanistan, special forces from Australia, Canada, Germany, Denmark, France and Norway take part in the push towards the mountains.
There were more than 2,000 coalition forces on the ground including seven companies of Airborne and Ranger Infantry, combat engineers, elements of three aviation battalions and civil affairs officials, and several coalition Special Operations units with Afghan militia.
www.warchronicle.com /afghanistan/news/timeline.htm   (892 words)

 CNN.com - Sources: Rumsfeld close to decision on Walker - January 3, 2002
The American is among eight detainees being held aboard the USS Bataan in the Arabian Sea.
He was captured last November after a Taliban prison uprising near Mazar-e Sharif in northern Afghanistan.
The sources also said Rumsfeld had made some decisions about how military tribunals should be conducted for suspected al Qaeda and Taliban terrorists, and plans would be presented to President Bush in the next several days.
archives.cnn.com /2002/US/01/03/gen.war.against.terror/index.html   (1021 words)

 frontline: terror and tehran: chronology - u.s. iran relations, 1906-2002 | PBS
On November 4, militant students seize the compound of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, demanding that the U.S. send the shah back to Iran so that he can stand trial.
In November, the United States again establishes diplomatic relations with Iraq, which had been severed after the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
Supreme Leader Khamenei condemns the U.S. strikes on Afghanistan, saying they are part of America's goal to "expand their power and domination." Meanwhile, news reports surface that Iran has agreed to perform search-and-rescue missions for U.S. pilots who crash on Iranian soil during the military strikes against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/tehran/etc/cron.html   (3507 words)

 Foreign Affairs - November/December 2002   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
In Afghanistan, the Bush administration seemed determined at first to keep NATO on the sidelines.
Now, as war with Iraq looms and the alliance ponders its own future, the president needs to reaffirm his commitment to the organization by including NATO in any new operation from the beginning.
As Afghanistan has shown, keeping the peace in foreign lands requires a variety of tools--some of which Washington just does not have.
www.foreignaffairs.org /2002/6.html   (813 words)

 CNN.com - Australia commits to Afghan force - Jul 12, 2005
Howard said the latest deployment decision, taken by the Cabinet on Tuesday, was in response to recent requests from the Karzai administration, which is facing a resurgent Taliban guerrilla movement in parts of the country, ahead of September 18 parliamentary elections.
Australia was one of the first countries to commit forces to Afghanistan as part of the U.S.-led action against the al Qaeda terrorist group and their Taliban hosts in 2001.
Howard said on Friday it was the goal of terrorists to disrupt planning and cooperation between allies in the war on terror.
edition.cnn.com /2005/WORLD/asiapcf/07/12/australia.afghanistan   (692 words)

 CNN.com - Laura Bush begins solo European tour - May 14, 2002
In Prague, she will participate in a roundtable on Afghanistan before she joins her husband, President Bush, on May 22 in Berlin.
In a historic first, Laura Bush in November recorded a Saturday White House radio address -- usually a platform for the president -- speaking on the plight of women and children in Afghanistan under what she described as the oppressive Taliban regime.
Anthony noted that while in Prague the first lady is scheduled to speak to the people of Afghanistan via Radio Free Afghanistan and participate in the roundtable on developing civil society in Afghanistan.
archives.cnn.com /2002/ALLPOLITICS/05/13/first.lady.trip   (854 words)

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