Many voices in the world blame America, or a general process of Western economic policy in a sweeping and non-specific way, for the destruction of the World Trade Center, but this is dangerously confusing the issue. We need to look at specific motivations at specific levels.
Palestinian police killed two Arab demonstrators in the Gaza Strip in an attempt to quell growing protests against the bombing of Afghanistan. Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat has declared his support for the American-led attack on international terrorism, but militant Palestinians, some belonging to the terrorist groups Hamas and Islamic Jihad, staged massive demonstrations that threatened to undermine his leadership.
As army surplus stores struggle to keep gas masks stocked on North American shelves, a Canadian company is stepping up to fill the demand. Vancouver-based Brookdale International Systems Inc. has been shipping 1,000 EVAC-U8s per day-five times its normal rate-mainly to U.S. stores and organizations.
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