By Mary Buckley, Rick Fawn
International Responses to Terrorism is an invaluable publication for knowing the heritage of the realm instantly following the Sept. 11 terrorist assault and the 1st yr of the battle on Terror. It examines political, media and public responses to the assault, giving perception into the taking into account a wide selection of actors resembling the U.S., the united kingdom, Canada, Germany, Russia, Syria and the critical Asian republics. a superb starting for an account of the results of 9-11.
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2001. 14 [No author] ‘Winter is Coming and the Taliban are Strong as Ever. ’, The Guardian, 3 Nov. 2001, p. 6. 15 New York Times, 8 Nov. 2001. 16 Daily Telegraph, 14 Nov. 2001. 17 Reuters, 14 Nov. 2001. uk/hi/english/world/south_asia 19 Washington Times, 23 Nov. 2001. 20 Quoted in The Scotsman, 7 and 8 Dec. 2001. 21 The Times, 25 Jan. 2002. 22 Quoted in Financial Times, 14 May 2002. 23 Catherine Philip, ‘Taleban Oﬀers Reward for Westerners’, The Times, 6 April 2002. 24 The Times, 18 May 2002. 25 Cited in Charles Glover and Richard Wolﬀe, ‘Friends and Foes’, Financial Times, 6 March 2002, p.
62; and James Dwyer, David Kocieniewski, Deirdre Murphy and Peg Tyre, Two Seconds under the World: Terror comes to America – The Conspiracy behind the World Trade Center Bombing (New York: Crown, 1994). 2 Details of the CIA plan were ﬁrst published in the New York Times, 30 Sept. 2001. An investigation by British-based Financial Times found the Clinton administration declined oﬀers of intelligence sharing from Sudan two months before the 1998 East Africa embassy bombings that would have included 300 pages of detailed information on al-Qaeda.
In all these cases special conditions existed which made terrorism a more potent weapon: (i) due to humanitarian and judicial restraints the occupying power was unwilling to carry through draconian measures to wipe out the terrorist organizations; (ii) in each case there were intercommunal power struggles within the colony which rendered peaceful diplomatic settlement and withdrawal diﬃcult if not nigh impossible; (iii) the terrorists who succeeded in these conditions (as in Aden up until 1968) enjoyed massive if not solid support from their own ethnic groups, and this created an almost impenetrable barrier for the intelligence branches on which the government security forces depended for success, and a vast reservoir of active and tacit collaboration and support for their terrorist operatives.