At 15:24 03/12/2001, you wrote: >The BBC World Service has taken a policy decision not to describe the >attacks on the US as "terrorism". <quote> He said US networks regarded the attacks on Afghanistan as a football match with Washington as the home team. </quote> Finally, a TV news network with real backbone. I've grown absolutely sick of the western-centric reporting of this whole situation. I personally view the attack as terrorism, but terrorism is being used as an excuse to carry out acts of war against elements seen as "unsavoury" without declarations of war. I mean, the Northern Alliance is an incredibly loose coalition of feudal warlords who have only recently stopped massacring each other long enough to kill as many Taliban soldiers as possible. So, what happens when they finish killing their new enemies and they have to share power with the old ones? Check out today's events in Jerusalem. Acts of terrorism being portrayed as a declaration of war. Nations declare war, not terrorists. You can't punish an entire country for the acts of a few extremists. The world's going to hell in a hand-basket, and those in power in the western world are running around like kids in a gun store, with absolutely no idea of the consequences. I'm off to pick a nice place for my ashes to be scattered by the nuclear wind. Seb.