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STRIKES AGAINST AFGHANISTAN - FULL COVERAGE
Sludge Report: Operation Hope Destruction
Official Sources On Operation “Enduring Freedom”
NZ Political Reaction To Air Strikes
Images: Portraits Of The President’s Men
Opinion: Understanding Islam
Panic Selling In Kabul’s Markets
Meanwhile In Israel… Sharon Digs Himself In Deep
The View From Massey University
Howard’s End - Global Economic Meltdown Not Down To Bin Laden Alone
NZ Govt Briefed On Bin Laden
Angry Scoop Reader Honoured

OTHER NEWS
Yes That Was The Scoop HQ (and cat) On TV News
Stateside: Sweet Sounds Of Lang And Bennett
Scoop Images: What Peace Looks Like
National GE-Free NZ Day Protest Reports
Explanation Sought From Australian Sharemarket
Airforce Restructuring
Electric Shock Punishment Case Settlement
Scoop World: Peoples Global Action Meeting – A Personal Perspective
Perigo!
Katya Rivas

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STRIKES AGAINST AFGHANISTAN - FULL COVERAGE

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Sludge Report: Operation Hope Destruction

- In This Edition: Introducing The Warmongers And Their War - George “Dubya” Bush - Tony “Bomber” Blair – Vladimir “The Spook” Putin - Operation Enduring Freedom: The Theory And The Reality See... Sludge Report #112: The Warmongers And Their War [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00042.htm


Official Sources On Operation “Enduring Freedom”

- Aircraft and Tomahawk missiles hammered terrorist targets in Afghanistan, United States Department of Defense officials said in a Pentagon press conference today. See... Aircraft, Missiles Hammer Terrorists: USA States [1] - Rumsfeld, US Sec of Defense, Press Address Live [2] - President Bush Addresses The US As Bombing Begins [3] - The Evidence - UK Government Report On Bin Laden [4] Earlier: Bush Lays The Ground Work - Bush Directs Humanitarian Aid to Afghanistan [5] - Radio Address President Bush to Nation - 6 Oct [6]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00032.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00031.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00028.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00027.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00030.htm
[6] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00029.htm


NZ Political Reaction To Air Strikes

- The Green Party said today's US and British 'strike against terror' will kill and displace many innocent Afghani men, women and children. 'Strike against terror' will kill more innocents [1] - PM Helen Clark - PM Says Today’s Military Action Inevitable [2] - National - PM must not proceed with gutting of Air Force [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00163.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00159.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00166.htm


Images: Portraits Of The President’s Men

Two men, in addition to the President of the USA himself, will be principally responsible for the conduct of the military campaign against Afghanistan’s Taliban begun today. They are U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell, and U.S. Secretary of Defence Donald Rumsfeld. See... Scoop Images: The President’s Men [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00041.htm


Opinion: Understanding Islam

- The catastrophic attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have raised several questions about Islam and militant Muslims. The chief among them are, why are some Muslims so angry at the US that they would perpetrate such an inhuman act? See... Opinion: Understanding the Roots of Muslim Rage [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00044.htm


Panic Selling In Kabul’s Markets

- Kabul, 8 October 2001 - The Afghan stock market was sent reeling after the attacks on multiple cities in the country by US forces. Panic selling ensued as the market reached its lowest point since the Soviet occupation. See... Afghan economy "heading into recession" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00043.htm


Meanwhile In Israel… Sharon Digs Himself In Deep

- Ariel Sharon has declared war on the USA. It can’t be defined any other way. See... Opinion: Ariel Sharon Declares War On USA [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00034.htm


The View From Massey University

- This morning's raid's on Afghanistan may give cold shivers to those who have anxiously awaited American reprisals for the 11 September terrorist raids on Washington and New York. See... American and Brit. Raids "Measured and Powell-ish" [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/WO0110/S00033.htm


Howard’s End - Global Economic Meltdown Not Down To Bin Laden Alone

- The New Zealand public are being spun a line by the mainstream media that "but for" the September 11 attacks on America, the New Zealand public would have looked askance at the Government's $885 million bailout of Air NZ. Even before the attacks, airline revenues had already suffered their worst plunge in 25 years Maree Howard writes. See... Howard's End: 911 Did Not Cause Global Meltdown [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00032.htm


NZ Govt Briefed On Bin Laden

- Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister Phil Goff confirmed that members of the Government have been briefed by the United States on the evidence which currently exists linking al Qaeda and Bin Laden to the World Trade Centre and Pentagon terrorist attacks. See... Government Briefed by US on Bin Laden Connection [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00091.htm


Angry Scoop Reader Honoured

- Congratulations to Tim Mycock for taking the prize in the “Best Example of War Hysteria” category. See... Feedback: An Apology For The Previous Apology [1] FEEDBACK FILE: - Feedback: God Save America [2] - Feedback: Three Disgruntled Readers [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00027.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00017.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00003.htm

OTHER NEWS

Yes That Was The Scoop HQ (and cat) On TV News

- In This Edition: Victory Spurs Scoop To Soldier On… - WE WON! Scoop Scoops NZ Internet Awards – Scoop Editor Alastair Thompson At 7x7 On Monday. See... Scoop Update #8: Victory Spurs Scoop To Soldier On [1] Scoop Lazarus Manoeuvre – Full Coverage: - 28 September - Time's Up! Vote For Scoop Today! [2] - 7 September - Feedback + Executive Summary [3] - 6 September - Scoop Refuses To Say Die!!! [4] - 5 September - Scoop Metamorphosis Begins [5]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00028.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00228.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00033.htm
[4] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00029.htm
[5] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0109/S00024.htm


Stateside: Sweet Sounds Of Lang And Bennett

- The song began with the airy grace of a voice in flight and the audience applauding in recognition of a beloved and familiar line. Then the full impact of the meaning hit, and silence fell: "If happy little bluebirds fly beyond the rainbow, why oh why, can't I?" See... Stateside with Rosalea: Cowgirls Aren't In Kansas [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00039.htm


Scoop Images: What Peace Looks Like

- The world is in dire need of some good news, and some pleasing views on life. Living at Lake Ohau in the South Island of New Zealand, I can provide such relief with breath taking beauty that only exists in a pace such as this.” For Norman Mackay’s latest pictures see... Scoop Images: Glen Mary [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00040.htm


National GE-Free NZ Day Protest Reports

– Over 2,500 gathered in Wellington's Civic Square today to send a clear message to the Government. Wellington joined 20 centres around the country in order to show the public want New Zealand to remain GE Free. See... Wellington People Spell it Out to the Government [1] . - Auckland - Auckland Town Hall took centre stage today as banners bearing the signatures of thousands of people were wrapped around the building to mark national “GE-Free Day”. See... Aucklanders raise the banners for a GE-Free zone [2] - Dunedin - The co-ordinators of today's GE Free Rally in Dunedin have declared the event a success. An estimated 350 locals attended the rally which was organised by the Dunedin Coalition for a GE Free Environment. See... Dunedin GE Free Rally [3]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00039.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00038.htm
[3] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PO0110/S00040.htm


Explanation Sought From Australian Sharemarket

- Commerce Minister Paul Swain says his officials will preparing a submission to the Australian Government on the Australian Stock Exchange's proposal to amend its listing rules to update provisions relating to 'Foreign Exempt' companies. See... Government seeking more information on ASX rules [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00165.htm


Airforce Restructuring

- The Minister of Defence Mark Burton said the personal letters and briefings given this morning to 1100 RNZAF personnel brings to an end an unavoidable period of uncertainty. See... Minister Comments On Project Reshape [1] - ACT - Bitter Irony for Fired Air Force Personnel [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00162.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00158.htm


Electric Shock Punishment Case Settlement

- Prime Minister Helen Clark and Health Minister Annette King today announced that the Crown has reached a settlement with a group of 95 people who were patients in the Child and Adolescent Unit of Lake Alice hospital. See... Crown Settles With 95 Former Lake Alice Patients [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/PA0110/S00147.htm


Scoop World: Peoples Global Action Meeting – A Personal Perspective

- Knowing that it will take a little while for the many things decided in Cochabamba to be put in form, on the web page, etc. (many people are still traveling on the caravan to Colombia), I propose a personal and provisional synthesis. See... PGA Conference In Cochabamba, A Personal Account [1] and Peoples Global Action Call for Qatar WTO Protests [2]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00031.htm
[2] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/archive/scoop/stories/cc/08/200110011007.e9c4eb6c.html


Perigo!

- Good afternoon, Kaya Oraaaa & welcome to the Politically Incorrect Show for Friday, October 5, proudly sponsored by Neanderton Nicotine Ltd, the show that says bugger the politicians & bureaucrats & all the other bossyboot busybodies who try to run ... See... Lindsay Perigo: Who Ordered the Cab? [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00033.htm


Katya Rivas

- Beauty and charity live fused in one single manifestation that adapts itself to the present needs and encourages according to the persons I choose for such manifestation. See... Katya Rivas: Do Not Fear the Difficulties… [1]


[1] - http://www.scoop.co.nz/mason/stories/HL0110/S00035.htm

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