3rd Millennium


I agree with only the last sentence of John Jones' letter headlined 'Glad that US continues to be a force for good in the world' (South China Morning Post December 17), which is full of propaganda for a colonial world controlled by a country that has enriched the rich at

Thursday, 26 December, 2002, 12:00am

When the truth and propaganda become blurred in times of war

We are, or so we are told by leaders such as United States President George W. Bush, engaged in a war on terror. So what is The First Casualty, to quote the title of Phillip Knightley's classic book on war reporting? The truth.

2 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Power plays

When Hong Kong's Solicitor-General Robert Allcock landed in Washington this week, he may have detected an undercurrent of concern about the loss of much-cherished personal freedoms.

It would have had nothing to do with Article 23 of the Basic Law, the reason for his lobbying trip to the US capital.

22 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

Allies must stop acting like terrorists

All forms of terrorism must be condemned, and the Bali bombing is no exception.

Nevertheless, what happened in Bali has convinced me that the US and its allies simply will not win the 'war against terrorism', if they continue to employ the present tactics.

21 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

Owning up to mistakes

The shock of September 11 will take years for Americans to come to terms with. It was, after all, the first time since the war of 1812 that foreigners had struck at their nation's heart.

6 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

Bush's war on terror the enemy for Mideast peace hope

THE ISRAELI newspaper Ha'aretz is not a fan of Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's expansionist policy in the occupied Palestinian territories, so it understandably did not like US President George W. Bush's Middle East speech of June 24.

2 Jul 2002 - 12:00am

First things first

The allies' admission that the war in Afghanistan is far from over speaks volumes about the task being undertaken. Thousands of Taleban and al-Qaeda fighters believed to have been killed by months of sophisticated aerial bombardment and ground operations appear to have merely shifted to new combat zones.

20 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Xinjiang to demand return of local Afghan fighters

The Chairman of the Xinjiang Government said yesterday he would launch a campaign for the return of local residents captured fighting for the Taleban and al-Qaeda during the Afghan war.

9 Mar 2002 - 12:00am

Friendly warning

A warning last week by the European Union External Affairs Commissioner Chris Patten that the current focus of United States' policy in its war on terrorism is causing serious misgivings lays bare some fundamental issues connected to the role of the US as a superpower.

17 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Iraq attack still a possibility as US 'rules nothing in and nothing out'

Ensuring the widest possible range of options against a diverse list of potential targets - that, say government sources, sums up the military thinking of US President George W. Bush in his expanding 'new war' on terrorism.

8 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Treading softly

The United States has started a new phase in its war against terrorism by joining Philippine troops in what are being called training exercises just 100 km from where extremist Muslim rebels are holed up. But this time, the US must handle the situation much differently to the way it has in Afghanistan.

1 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

First things first

President George W. Bush made it clear in his State of the Union address that the next phase of the United States' war against terrorism will be against old adversaries. But far from looking to the next target, the US should be thinking about unfinished business and perhaps even turning towards its own security problems.

31 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

National address poses challenge for president in need of support

President George W. Bush faces one of the toughest oratorical challenges of his rule today when he delivers his first State of the Union address - a speech set to be dominated by his unfinished 'new war' on terrorism.

30 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Keep the aid flowing

The US$2.7 billion (HK$21 billion) that has been pledged towards the rebuilding of Afghanistan is a welcome first tranche of aid that will help the interim government to at least put in place some of the basic institutions of government.

22 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Taxing tasks for the new year

By crushing the Taleban, the United States has once again - just as it did in the Gulf War and in Kosovo - displayed its vast military superiority. No other nation has ever commanded forces so technically superior to any enemy they may have to face. Americans no doubt take heart from the swiftness of the victory. And yet, as President George W.

30 Dec 2001 - 12:00am