Tag Archives: Terrorism

16 September 2013

Karzai: Fighting terrorism is a shared responsibility

At the 13th Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit, Afghan President Hamid Karzai stated that the war against terrorism is a shared responsibility and cannot be tackled by one country.

The SCO, founded in 2001, is a political, economic and military organization, originally established by China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. Karzai urged the other heads of state to begin counterterrorism efforts on their own and not wait for NATO, ISAF or the United States to get involved.

Source: Tolo News | Karzai Calls Fighting Terrorism a 'Shared Responsibility' at SCO Summit

26 August 2013

Karzai calls for a joint Afghan-Pakistani campaign against terrorism

According to Al Jazeera, the Afghan president Hamid Karzai made a plea for a joint anti-terrorism campaign with Pakistan during his one-day visit with the Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

President Karzai told journalists that the two countries should launch a joint campaign against ‘the menace of terrorism’. The President has previously urged Pakistan to help Afghanistan defeat fighters who he says are destabilizing both countries. The Afghan government considers Taliban safe havens in Pakistan to be the main cause of increased violence. During Karzai’s visit, the Pakistani Prime Minister called for constructive dialogue to improve bilateral relations, but reportedly did not comment on the joint campaign initiative.

Source: Al Jazeera | Karzai seeks Pakistan's help during visit

23 January 2013

Militant factions in Africa represent new face of terrorism, outside ‘command and control of al Qaeda’

The New York Times reports that militant factions in Africa represent a new face of terrorism — groups that are violently anti-American but not under the command and control of al Qaeda (AQ) leaders in Pakistan.

The increasing role of such groups was also noted by the independent inquiry into the attack on the United States diplomatic mission in Benghazi in September 2012. This inquiry had noted that the context in which the global terrorism threat, as most often represented by al Qaeda is ‘fragmenting and increasingly devolving to local affiliates and other actors who share many of AQ’s aims, including violent anti-Americanism, without necessarily being organized or operated under direct AQ command and control.’

Source: The New York Times | Panel Assails Role of State Department in Benghazi Attack
Source: The New York Times | North Africa Is a New Test

9 January 2013

U.S. law should deal harshly with individuals in the fight against money laundering

In a column published in the New York Times, Robert Mazur argues that making bankers more easily punishable under the law would help in the fight against professional money laundering.

Banks have laundered money for drug cartels and used schemes in order to move hundreds of millions of US Dollars to States that are subject to trade sanctions, such as Sudan, Cuba and Iran. Since 2006, more than a dozen banks have reached settlements with the Justice Department in the United States concerning violations related to money laundering. Mazur argues that ‘without the ability to “wash” billions of dollars of money from illicit sources each year and bank the untraceable profits’ both drug trade and terrorism as being criminal enterprises ‘would falter.’

Source: The New York Times | How to Halt the Terrorist Money Train

5 September 2011

US Transfer of Terrorism Suspects to Libya for Interrogation

Documents found at the abandoned office of Libya’s former spymaster appear to provide new details of the close relations the Central Intelligence Agency shared with the Libyan intelligence service — most notably suggesting that the Americans sent terrorism suspects at least eight times for questioning in Libya despite that country’s reputation for torture.

Source: http://www.nytimes.com

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