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Topic 52 of 96: How do the world's countries line up in the terrorism war?

Sat, Sep 22, 2001 (00:13) | Paul Terry Walhus (terry)
It's been oft said that the nations against terrorism should join us or they'll be on the other side.

Who's with us? Who's agin' us? And who's undecided?
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 Topic 52 of 96 [news]: How do the world's countries line up in the terrorism war?
 Response 1 of 4: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Sep 22, 2001 (00:19) * 164 lines 
War against terrorism

The United States has proposed an international coalition, with a military
component, to fight against terrorism. Many countries have offered
partial, if not full, backing and so far only four countries are
completely opposed. An outline of countries and their willingness to
participate follows below.

Full Backing

Australia: Backing U.S., will offer troops.

Britain: Will also offer military, fully behind U.S.

Bulgaria: Ready to offer troops.

Canada: Will offer military assistance, 100 per cent support.

Greece: Offers any help possible, hosts large U.S. military base. Wants to
review security for 2004 Olympics in Athens.

India: Will allow U.S. forces to use its facilities to launch strikes,
plus logistical help.

New Zealand: Support tied to Aussies.

Norway: To commit troops and military aid.

Philippines: May allow coalition to use airports and seaports.

Spain: Has offered its air bases for any retaliatory strikes; has promised
to act "without any reservations."

Uzbekistan: May loan its military bases for the deployment of U.S. troops.

Will cooperate, but not militarily

Algeria: Supportive, will offer intelligence.

Armenia: Condemned U.S.attacks.

Austria: Its constitution bans sending troops, but will allow airspace to
be used.

Azerbaijan: Offers intelligence assistance.

Bahrain: Supportive.

Bangladesh: One of the most populous Muslim states, has pledged support.

Belgium: Says it's not at war, wants balanced U.S. response.

Brunei: Sent condolences to U.S.

Croatia: Support fighting terrorism, but worries about being isolated.

Denmark: Condolences offered and will help investigation.

Ethiopia: Condemned attack on U.S.

Finland: Helping with surveillance.

France: Has reservations, wants "appropriate" attack.

Germany: No troops and warned U.S. to be balanced.

Hungary: Expressed "full solidarity" with U.S.

Israel: Backs U.S., but balks at American request to meet Palestinian
leaders. Fears if U.S. attacks Iraq, Saddam Hussein will target Israel.

Italy: Foreign minister in Washington this week, but will not participate.

Japan: Will help in any way, but constitution prevents military action.

Jordan: Supportive, police will help investigation, but its Muslim leaders

Kazakhstan: Supportive, but fears war could destabilize Muslim region.

Kuwait: Liberated in the Gulf War, backs U.S.

Kyrgyzstan: Worried about a massive refugee exodus.

Lebanon: Condemned U.S. attacks but warned against aggressive response.

Malaysia: Has tightened security and aided Pentagon with intelligence, but
warns violent response could increase terrorism.

Morocco: Supportive, will offer intelligence.

Mozambique: Condemned attack on U.S., but demands "balanced" American

Oman: Supportive.

Pakistan: Fully supportive, will allow military base and use of airspace,
has closed border to Afghanistan. But trying to ward off a U.S. attack by
seeking terrorist Osama bin Laden's arrest.

Russia: Backs strikes on Afghanistan but no troops, says U.S. military can
take care of itself.

Saudi Arabia: Bin Laden's former home, could be U.S.'s best source of
intelligence. Will assist investigation.

Tajikistan: May offer airspace and military bases to U.S.-led force, will
consult with Russia.

Tunisia: Supportive.


Egypt: Says its too early to talk of an alliance against "terrorism" and
the United States should think twice before taking military action that
would kill civilians.

Indonesia: Deputy leader said World Trade and Pentagon attacks may
"cleanse the sins of the United States," yet president to visit Washington
tomorrow to meet Bush.

Iran: Sending positive signals, including closing border. But may not be
part of coalition. Powell wants to "explore" potential co-operation.

Ireland: Feels a United Nations-led response warranted, but feels attack
on Afghanistan would be wrong and will not defeat terrorism.

Kenya: Offered condolences but appealed to U.S. to show restraint.

Palestine: Opposed Gulf War effort, but Yasser Arafat gave blood for
American victims last week. Many citizens strongly opposed.

Syria: Expressed sympathy and may help, but has long sponsored terrorism.

United Arab Emirates: Formally recognizes Afghanistan's ruling Taliban
militia, but has expressed some support to U.S.


Afghanistan: Ruling Taliban militia has closed its airspace and is
believed to be harbouring bin Laden. Opposes strikes, warns of regional
reprisals and "holy war."

China: Warned counter strike would "aggravate terrorism and violence."

Iraq: Opposes U.S. policy and expects to be a target.

Libya: Still believed to fund terrorists.

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 Topic 52 of 96 [news]: How do the world's countries line up in the terrorism war?
 Response 2 of 4: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Oct 14, 2001 (08:34) * 34 lines 
Saudi Aid to War on Terror Is Criticized


Former CIA officer
calls the country 'completely
unsupportive' of America's efforts.

WASHINGTON -- Saudi Arabia--although long considered a crucial ally of
the United States--has provided little if any assistance to
investigators hunting the friends and finances of Osama bin Laden and
his Al Qaeda terror network, according to intelligence and law
enforcement specialists.

On Sept. 20, President Bush sought to put the world on notice that he
saw no gray area in the fight against terrorism, warning that "from
this day forward, any nation that continues to harbor or support
terrorism will be regarded by the United States as a hostile regime."

Yet for more than a month after the attacks of Sept. 11--while
authorities have rounded up alleged terrorists and frozen suspicious
bank accounts across Europe--the Saudis have made no such overt moves.
"It's a problem," said Robert Baer, a former CIA officer in the Middle
East. "Saudi Arabia is completely unsupportive as of today. The
rank-and-file Saudi policeman is sympathetic to Bin Laden. They're not
telling us who these people were on the planes."

This is a problem . . .

 Topic 52 of 96 [news]: How do the world's countries line up in the terrorism war?
 Response 3 of 4: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sat, Nov  3, 2001 (20:39) * 124 lines 
Groups designated as terrorist organizations

Associated Press

St. Petersburg Times, published November 1, 2001

The 46 groups that Attorney General John Ashcroft on
Wednesday requested the State Department designate as
terrorist organizations have been previously identified by
the administration. The groups and their previous

* * *

Groups identified by President Bush in a Sept. 23 executive
order freezing assets of terrorist organizations

AIAI, also known as Al-Itihaad Al-Islamiya

Al Rasheed Trust, also known as Al Rashid Trust, Al-Rasheed
Trust, Al-Rashid Trust, Pakistan

Al Wafa, also known as Waafa Humanitarian Organization

Asbat Al-Ansar

Darkazanli Co., also known as Mamoun Darkazanli
Import-Export Co., Darkazanli Export-Import Sonderposten,
Hamburg, Germany

GSPC, also known as Salafist Group for Call and Combat

Islamic Army of Aden

Libyan Islamic Fighting Group

Makhtab Al-Khidamat/Al Kifah, Pakistan

Groups identified jointly by the Justice Department and
State Department on Oct. 12 as committing or supporting
terrorists acts

Al-Hamati Sweets Bakeries, Yemen

Al-Nur Honey Center, also known as Al-Nur Honey Press Shops,

Al-Shifa' Honey Press for Industry and Commerce, Yemen

Army of Mohammed, also known as Jaish-I-Mohammed, Pakistan

Jam'Iyat Al Ta'Awun Al Islamiyya, also known as Jam'Yah
Ta'Awun Al-Islamia, JIT, Society of Islamic Cooperation,

Rabita Trust, Pakistan

Groups identified by the State Department in April as having
committed at least one terrorist attack

Alex Boncayao Brigade (ABB)

Army for the Liberation of Rwanda (ALIR), also known as
Interahamwe, Former Armed Forces (Ex-Far)

Continuity Irish Republican Army (CIRA), also known as
Continuity Army Council

First of October Antifascist Resistance Group (GRAPO)

Lashkar-E-Tayyiba (LT) (Army of the Righteous)

Loyalist Volunteer Force (LVF)

New People's Army (NPA)

Orange Volunteers (OV)

People Against Gangsterism and Drugs (PAGAD)

Red Hand Defenders (RHD)

Revolutionary United Front (RUF)

Moro Islamic Liberation Front (MILF)

Free Aceh Movement (GAM)



The Breton Resistance Army (ARB)

Black Star

Anarchist Faction

Red Brigades-Combatant Communist Party (BR-PCC)

Revoluntionary Proletarian Nucleus

Turkish Hezbollah

Jerusalem Warriors

Palestinian Hezbollah

Umar Al-Mukhtar Forces

Martyrs of Al-Aqsa

Salah Al-Din Battalions

Movement for the Struggle of the Jordanian Islamic

Holy Warriors of Ahmad Daqamseh

Islamic Renewal and Reform Organization

Muhammad's Army

Islamic Deterrence Force

 Topic 52 of 96 [news]: How do the world's countries line up in the terrorism war?
 Response 4 of 4: Paul Terry Walhus (terry) * Sun, Feb  3, 2002 (08:09) * 1 lines 
There's a laundry list of terror for ya'.

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