Ms. Joanne Mariner Human Rights Watch New York 6 May 2006 Dear Ms. Mariner, I read your article "A September 11 Stand-in" regarding the Moussaoui trial on FindLaw. I found it very well written and noted particularly the cautious wording … Read more . . .
Exchange of letters with StateWatch Elias Davidsson to StateWatch 16 July 2006: From your writings I gather that Statewatch considers the "war on terror" as justified and endorses the conspiracy theory of the US administration regarding the events of 9/11. … Read more . . .
Sunday Herald, Glasgow, Scotland 7 April 2006 … Read more . . .
Dear Mr. Bruce Shapiro, I read your brief piece "The Moussaoui Paradox" posted yesterday on The Nation. I agree with much you say. Nevertheless, I believe that while your heart is pure, I believe that some of the facts mentioned … Read more . . .
Dear Elaine Cassel, 8. apr … Read more . . .
Martin Bright, Political Editor New Statesman U.K. 5 October 2006 Re: Exchange of letters between yourself and Mr. David Edwards concerning Tony Blair's recent speech Dear Mr. Bright, I read a letter exchange between yourself and David Edwards concerning Blair's … Read more . . .
Jan Oberg Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research, TFF, Sweden 18 June 2006 … Read more . . .
Larry Abramson, NPR 28 April 2006 Dear Mr. Abramson, I have followed your interesting and informative comments from the Moussaoui trial on NPR and wish to thank you for your enlightening observations and comments. I wish to ask you if … Read more . . .
Dear Ben Hayes, StateWatch Dear Ben, I just downloaded your impressive paper "Arming Big Brother" and read great parts thereof. The paper contains a wealth of useful resources for all of us who are concerned about the militarisation of the … Read more . . .
Dear Prof. Simma, [Prof. Bruno Simma is one of the most prominent scholars in international law and has been (or is still) a Judge at the International Court of Justice, The Hague] I read your very interesting article on the … Read more . . .
Dr. Brynjar Lia, Norwegian Defence Research Establishment Oslo. Norway, Dear Dr. Lia, I have read your book Globalisation and the Future of Terrorism, published by Routledge, 2005. On p. 174 you refer to "pro-al-Qaida web sites". On p. 175 you … Read more . . .
Dr. John Horgan University of St. Andrews, Scotland Dear Dr. Horgan, I have read your interesting book The Psychology of Terorrism published by Routledge in 2005. Your book gives rise to many questions of methodology which I will not pursue … Read more . . .
Dr. Paul Berman, American Academy Berlin Dear Dr. Berman, I read your book Terror and Liberalism published by W.W. Norton & Co. … Read more . . .
Dr. Stephen Zunes Associate Professor, University of San Francisco Dear Dr. Zunes, I have read your book "Tinderbox, U.S. Middle East Policy and the Roots of Terrorism". … Read more . . .
Elizabeth Pond, The Brookings Institution Press Washington, D.C. Dear Ms. Pond, I have read your book Friendly Fire, The Near-Death of the Transatlantic Alliance. … Read more . . .
Quotes from David Cole's book:
"The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, marked a quantum leap in the deadliness and audacity of terror. They revealed a vulnerability that many in the United States have never before appreciated."
"The horrific attacks of that day indelibly underscored the reality that the United States and its citizens are the targets of dangerous groups and individuals at home and abroad."
"The Antiterrorism Act of 1996…a precursor to the more infamous USA PATRIOT Act, resurrected guilt by association as a principle of criminal and immigration law. It created a special court to use secret evidence to deport foreigners labeled as 'terrorists'. It made support for the peaceful humanitarian and political activities of selected foreign groups a crime. And it repealed a short-lived law forbidding the FBI from investigating First Amendment activities, opening the door once again to politically focused FBI investigations."
"When terrorists hijacked four airplanes on a crisp Tuesday morning in September 2001, turning them into devastating explosives directed at the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, they not only killed thousands of innocent civilians in the most brutal act of terrorism ever perpetrated, but they also threatened to change the fabric of American life…In the wake of those attacks, new security measures were undoubtedly warranted."
"As September 11 dramatically demonstrated, the United States faces a real terrorist threat from abroad."Read more . . .
Ralph Peters wrote the book New Glory, Expanding America's Global Supremacy. Here are selected quotes:
"Now we face terrorists who regard death as a promotion""
"The new terrorists are vastly more dangerous, more implacable and crueler than their predecessors…They do not place their bombs solely for political leverage but to kill as many human beings as possible."
"Especially in the United States and Canada, our societies have become so humane that we cannot begin to comprehend the profoundly different mentality of our enemies."
"Today evil is at our fingertips. On the Internet. ..[t]he Internet became one of history's greatest tools for spreading hatred…Not only do extremist Web sites preach a parallel universe of conspiracies, but individuals around the world who once were ashamed of their perversions have learned that they are not alone…The Internet allows human monsters to amplify, transform, and reinvent themselves as heroes to those who shre their disappointments, fears, and lusts."
"The strategic arena of the Indian Ocean includes over two billion souls, from those 'Asian tigers' now missing a tooth or two to the postmodern empire South Asia is building…Despite our own military presence in the Indian Ocean and our recent adventures on land just to the north (Iraq is part of the same strategic calculus), we have not built up the well-rounded alliances essential to hegemony, leaving a tempting strategic vacuum for regional powers and ambitious states beyond. This is a great danger to us, to the region, and to world peace. The hard lesson of the past five hundred years is that the Indian Ocean needs a decided hegemon, whether Portuguese, British, or, however reluctantly, American…We must have tacit mastery of the sea and sky, along with the ability to project power ashore when it proves necessary."
"What shall we make of Germany, a country with all the self-righteousness of France but without the table manners? It's exasperating to hear Germans, of all people, inventing American or Israeli atrocities, forever imputing the worst possible motives to Washington and adopting a holier than you stance when the ovens of Auschwitz have barely stopped smoking."Read more . . .
From: Elias Davidsson. Reykjavik, Iceland 21 August 2006 To: Lord Bingham of Cornhill; Lord Nicholls of Birkenhead; Lord Hoffman; Lord Hope of Craighead; Lord Scott of Foscote; Lord Rodger of Earlsferry; Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe, Baroness Hale of Richmond and … Read more . . .