Munich attack: what we know – and what we don't know
Ten people were killed – one of whom appears to be the gunman – and at least 10 injured in a shooting at a shopping centre in the Bavarian capital
Washington Opened The Gates Of Hell In Iraq: Now Come The Furies
The late, great critic of the American Imperium, Chalmers Johnson, popularized the salient concept of “blowback”. That is, the notion that if you bomb, drone, invade, desecrate and slaughter—collaterally or otherwise— a people and their lands, they might find ways to return the favor
Attack on Iraq will open the gates of hell, Arabs warn
By Anne Penketh
CAIRO/LONDON, 6 September — Baghdad and fellow Arab states warned US President George W. Bush yesterday that attacking Iraq will “open the gates of hell” in the Middle East, although White House officials pressed ahead with a drive to win support for their war plans.
European and other nations, however, continued to give the thumbs down to Bush’s aim of toppling the Baghdad regime, despite his pledge to state his case against Saddam Hussein to the United Nations and seek congressional approval for any military moves to oust the Iraqi president.
Arab League chief Amr Moussa rounded off a foreign ministers meeting in Cairo with a warning that a US strike against Iraq would “open the gates of hell” in a region already “angry and frustrated” at Israel’s actions against the Palestinians during their nearly two-year conflict.
“We will continue to work to avoid a military confrontation ... because we believe that it will open the gates of hell in the Middle East,” Moussa told a news conference after the two-day meeting ended with a statement rejecting “any threat of attack” against Iraq.