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 Axis - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In anatomy, the axis is the second cervical vertebra of the spine.
Axis is an opensource Webservices platform implementation of the Apache foundation
Axis Communications (also known as AXIS) is a swedish manufacturer of network print servers, high-end webcameras and miscellanous IT goods.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Axis   (236 words)

 ZNet | Terror War | Axis Of Evil-- In Washington D.C.
This REAL axis of evil is using 9/11 and the "war on terrorism" to carry out its foreign and domestic agenda on a truly impressive scale, and so far without much impediment at home or abroad.
The Washington Axis has found that war and wrapping themselves in the flag is just what was needed to divert the public from bread and butter issues, inducing the public to revel instead in the game of war, rooting for our side while we beat up yet another small adversary, with perhaps others to follow.
The Washington Axis has already leapt to the support of the military dictator of Pakistan, the ex-Stalinist boss of Uzbekistan, and it is clear that willingness to serve the "war on terrorism" will override any nasty political leadership qualities.
www.zmag.org /content/TerrorWar/herman_axis-of-evil.cfm   (1458 words)

 Axis of evil - SourceWatch
On January 30, 2002, the report Proliferation in the "Axis of Evil": North Korea, Iran, and Iraq (http://csis.org/burke/proliferation_axis.pdf) by Anthony H. Cordesman was published by the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
The concept of an "axis" evokes memories of the "Axis powers" of World War II (Germany, Italy and Japan) and functions to prepare the public for acceptance of war against nations that purportedly belong to the axis.
In May 2002, US Undersecretary of State John Bolton gave a speech titled "Beyond the Axis of Evil" in which he added Cuba, Libya and Syria to the nations that the U.S. claims are deliberately seeking to obtain chemical or biological weapons.
www.sourcewatch.org /wiki.phtml?title=Axis_of_Evil   (1097 words)

 Axis Of Evil
February 5, 2002: Beijing - Bitter after being snubbed for membership in the "Axis of Evil," Libya, China, and Syria today announced they had formed the "Axis of Just as Evil," which they said would be way eviler than that stupid Iran-Iraq-North Korea axis President Bush warned of in his State of the Union address.
Axis of Evil members, however, immediately dismissed the new axis as having, for starters, a really dumb name.
International reaction to Bush's Axis of Evil declaration was swift, as within minutes, France surrendered.
www.dw-jotd.com /axis_of_evil.htm   (368 words)

 Michael Ledeen on the State of the Union on National Review Online
The same critique was leveled against President Bush when he spoke of the Axis of Evil, and his attackers both ridicule him and say that the world would be a safer place if only he would stop making outrageous statements.
The only legitimate criticism of the Axis of Evil speech is that it was too limited, not that it was fanciful.
Like the countries that compose the Axis, the terror groups are now working intimately with one another, to the point where it hardly makes sense to separate them, either in our analysis of the threat they pose, or in our strategic planning.
www.nationalreview.com /ledeen/ledeen012303.asp   (827 words)

 Pakistan Link - Nayyer Ali
This Axis was opposed by the “Allies” as the alliance of Britain, America, Russia, and China was known.
Bush’s speechwriter conflated the two terms axis and evil in a clever manner that has a definite resonance with his audience.
The World War II axis was a real military alliance, although between Japan and the European powers there was not much in the way of direct assistance.
www.pakistanlink.com /nayyer/03082002.html   (1003 words)

 AlterNet: The Fog of War Talk
Consider the now-famous phrase, "axis of evil," which was first used by President Bush in his Jan. 29, 2002 State of the Union address.
The concept of an "axis," of course, evokes memories of the "Axis powers" of World War II and suggests an alliance or confederation of states that pose a significant danger precisely because of their common alignment – a menace greater than the sum of the parts.
In reality, "axis of evil" is a term chosen to selectively stigmatize countries for the purpose of justifying military actions against them.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=16497   (2476 words)

 BBC - BBC Four Documentaries - Holidays in the Axis of Evil
The Bush regime claims that North Korea, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya and Cuba are part of an "axis of evil".
When you say axis it suggests some kind of link and the only thing we found was that you could travel to all six countries on a tourist visa.
You've got a tiny group of people there, Ayatollah Khomeini's old guard, who control the military, the police and the law courts but are hated by at least 90% of the population.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/documentaries/features/axis.shtml   (1596 words)

 Defeating the Cuba-Venezuela axis - PittsburghLIVE.com
With the combination of Castro's evil genius, experience in political warfare and economic desperation -- and Chavez's unlimited money and recklessness -- the peace of this region is in peril.
The emerging axis of subversion forming between Cuba and Venezuela must be confronted before it can undermine democracy in Colombia, Nicaragua, Bolivia or another vulnerable neighbor.
Many countries in the region are intimidated by the ability of the Castro-Chavez axis to mobilize anti-government violence, as in Bolivia; or by Chavez brazen use of oil as flmail, as in the oil-starved and defenseless Caribbean island-nations; or by the leftist movements from which many of the current leaders came.
pittsburghlive.com /x/tribune-review/opinion/columnists/guests/s_319724.html   (1769 words)

 Guardian Unlimited | Special reports | Julian Borger meets David Frum, the man who created the axis of evil
We are at the end of Year One in the time of the Axis of Evil.
The detractors, who include most of Europe and the developing world, see the axis of evil speech more as a self-fulfilling prophecy that has set back the democracy movement in Iran, goaded North Korea towards nuclear brinkmanship and undermined any incentive Saddam Hussein might have had to disarm.
It is Gerson who tweaks the phrase into the "axis of evil", to make it sound more "theological".
www.guardian.co.uk /usa/story/0,12271,883698,00.html   (1547 words)

 AlterNet: 'Axis of Evil' Crumbles Under Scrutiny
In one of the most dramatic moments of his State of the Union address, President George W. Bush asserted that Iran, Iraq and North Korea jointly constitute "an axis of evil" that threatens world peace.
Simply by uttering this phrase -- so suggestive of the "Axis powers" (Germany, Italy and Japan) of World War II -- seemed to put the United States on a higher level of war preparation.
Consider first the concept of an "axis." The term suggests an alliance or confederation of states that pose a significant danger precisely because of their common alignment -- a menace greater than the sum of the parts.
www.alternet.org /story.html?StoryID=12321   (1152 words)

 Watch - Axis of Evil?
A man of such evil intentions cannot be allowed to acquire the capability to use weapons of mass destruction.
The reason, as explained by the contemporary philosopher Richard Rorty, was that it "thwarted their notion of confidence in education and social reform." The Progressives saw evil as incompatible with their notion of the infinite perfectibility of man....
Moreover, his "axis of evil" has sent a strong message to the North Korean people that they are not forgotten--and they are listening.
watch.windsofchange.net /themes_06.htm   (2195 words)

 Axis of Evil: President Bush Identifies and Emphatically Denounces "Axis of Homeland Evil" - WHITEHOUSE.ORG
These three so-called American places, each of which is a shameless enclave of gratuitous and detestable liberalism and free thought, befoul this great nation of ours by their very existence in three of its four noble geographic corners.
And so we will crush their evil, drown them in their own lattés, and re-populate Marin County with tens of thousands of True Patriot Southern Baptist commandos.
No longer will we turn the other cheek while these cowardly enemies of freedom and democracy dare to plot and plan for a future in which they are not carefully monitored by compassionate conservatives such as myself.
www.whitehouse.org /news/2002/022602.asp   (570 words)

 Wikinfo | Axis of evil
The axis of evil, as defined by United States President George W. Bush in his State of the Union Address on January 29, 2002, is constituted of "regimes that sponsor terror".
The only specific states named were Iraq, Iran, North Korea and then later Syria, but the definition could be interpreted broadly to include other regimes.
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=Axis_of_evil   (1317 words)

 David Frum's "Axis of Evil" - Authorial vanity strikes the Bush White House. By Timothy Noah
David Frum's "Axis of Evil" - Authorial vanity strikes the Bush White House.
I realize this is very "Washington" of me to mention but my husband is responsible for the "Axis of Evil" segment of Tuesday's State of the Union address.
Those who defended the article talked mostly about the phrase 'axis of evil': there was little serious discussion about the ethics of reprinting.
www.slate.com /id/2061695   (932 words)

 Phase out the 'axis of evil' - Editorials/Op-Ed - The Washington Times, America's Newspaper   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
First, it is time to phase out the expression "axis of evil" and in so doing gain greater advantage.
That is the basis for a direct negotiation, and, if successful, the implicit incentive of a moratorium on membership in the axis of evil and further talks on other divisive issues.
So, to escape from the axis, a peace treaty finally ending the Korean War and a verifiable guarantee not to pursue nuclear weapons seem a fair bargain even if that means the north retains some nuclear power plants.
www.washtimes.com /op-ed/20050830-093351-8644r.htm   (805 words)

 The Axis of Evil !
As we have seen in a previous Newsletter titled "Words" (click here) these are real things and one should always say what one means and mean what one says.
It is on this foundation that we will take a look at "the axis of evil".
The one is used as a tool to do good and the other is a deep spiritual condition that brings about all the evils mentioned in the previous verses.
www.liferesearchuniversal.com /axis.html   (788 words)

 Axis of Evil   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
President Bush says, "States like these, and their terrorist allies, constitute an axis of evil, arming to threaten the peace of the world.
Cook adds, "There clearly is an evil lurking in Iraq in the form of an insurgency that is composed of former Baathists, foreign fighters and Iraqi tribesmen.
When President Bush delivered his speech on the axis of evil in 2002, he outlined what he saw as a persistent and deadly threat.
www.voanews.com /english/NewsAnalysis/2005-08-03-voa51.cfm   (1112 words)

 USATODAY.com - 'Axis of evil' remark sparks damaging backlash   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Three weeks after President Bush opened a war of words against the "axis of evil," the early battles are not going well.
But the "axis of evil" rhetoric, now repeated again and again, is beginning to suggest the opposite mistake: a simplistic policy of hubris that alienates allies and inflames problems that can be managed more benignly.
Bush's terminology hearkens images of the foremost enemies of America's past: the World War II Axis powers and Cold War Russia, which Ronald Reagan aptly labeled the "evil empire." In the simplest sense, it is a reminder that equal resolve will be needed to defeat today's enemies.
www.usatoday.com /news/opinion/2002/02/19/nceditf.htm   (901 words)

 US's "Axis of Evil" as China Sees It
In April 2003, one end of the "axis of evil," Saddam's monstrous Iraq, was finally crushed by "the coalition of the good." The victory in Iraq looked like the times of the First Rome: a victorious warrior stood proudly, with the prostrate and looted dead body of the enemy under his feet.
However, while the Iraqi end of the "axis" rested upon the surrounding Arab world, riven with contradictions, the Korean end of the "axis" rests upon China.
So, today's war of the American "good" against the "axis of evil" in the Arab world (no matter whether in Iraq, Syria or Saudi Arabia) is fated to result in a US victory.
www.informationclearinghouse.info /article3287.htm   (1361 words)

 BuzzFlash > Premium > Axis of Evil: Perforated Praeter Naturam   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Just in time for the Holidays comes along a limited edition (5,000 copies) printing of an art/philosophy book entitled "Axis of Evil" that in word and provocative image explores the historical and artistic interpretation of the concept of evil.
"...Over half of the authors included in "Axis of Evil: Perforated Praeter Naturam" are veteran "mail artists" or true prime-movers of the movement (Anna Banana, Buzz Blurr, Jas W. Felter, Harley, E.F. Higgins, etc.), and this explains their familiarity and virtuosism in the use of perforated sheets.
Interviews with 16 journalists, artists, scholars, and activists explore the concept of evil and how it has been used to justify political and military actions throughout the world.
www.buzzflash.com /premiums/04/11/pre04075.html   (880 words)

 The other axis of evil, by Ignacio Ramonet
It is presided over by the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the World Trade Organisation: they form the real axis of evil (1).
The era of respect for human rights is over, as is shown by the disgraceful conditions in the Guantanamo, Cuba penal colony, where many Europeans (including French, British and Spanish citizens) have been imprisoned in cages.
The IMF, World Bank and WTO axis of evil has been hiding its true nature.
mondediplo.com /2002/03/01axis   (701 words)

 Bush Warned Over 'Axis of Evil'
A chorus of European leaders indicated yesterday that they would oppose military action against the states identified by George Bush as an "axis of evil", as the split between Europe and Washington widened further.
Asked about Mr Bush's approach to the "axis of evil", European Commission spokesman Gunnar Weigand said senior EU representatives "do not agree with that kind of policy".
The objections are likely to further enrage the Bush administration, which responded with fury to a comment by Mr Straw on Friday that the "axis of evil" speech was more of a vote-winning tactic in forthcoming US elections than a military strategy.
www.commondreams.org /headlines02/0205-01.htm   (874 words)

 Online NewsHour: "Axis of Evil"-- January 30, 2002
We were open to talks with Iran and North Korea and that the statement that we had an axis of evil was more rhetorical than historical, because I think that phrase immediately triggered in many people's mind Nazi Germany.
I think the administration is quite clear on it, as was revealed, I think, by the Secretary of Defense statement and now this statement that has come out of the White House.
RAY SUAREZ: Well, apart from the axis of evil statement, the president went on and said America will do what is necessary and then brought that point home - time is not on our side.
www.pbs.org /newshour/bb/international/jan-june02/axis_1-30.html   (2071 words)

 FrontPage magazine.com :: CAIR’s Axis of Evil by Stephen Schwartz
Together, the Wahhabis of CAIR, the Islamophobes of Pravda, and the neofascists of Antiwar.com form a genuine axis of evil.
It is time for CAIR and Hooper to abandon their contemptible campaign to present every inquiry into their character, and the nature of the Wahhabism they support, as a form of oppression.
Their axis of evil is doomed to defeat.
www.frontpagemag.com /Articles/ReadArticle.asp?ID=5517   (1943 words)

 frontline: terror and tehran: iran and the axis of evil | PBS
frontline: terror and tehran: iran and the axis of evil
In his State of the Union address on Jan. 29, President George W. Bush uttered words that may have altered the course of U.S. relations with Iran -- and the rest of the Middle East.
Azar Nafisi, an Iranian scholar at Johns Hopkins University, discusses the prospects for dialogue and mutual understanding between the U.S. and Iran.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/tehran/axis   (332 words)

 Axis of Evil, the band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-08-19)
Axis of Evil recorded a 5-song demo in April 2002.
There's a band in Ypsilanti, MI which is also called Axis of Evil.
This is a valid XHTML 1.0 Strict document.
www.axisofevilband.com   (31 words)

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