November 17th 2001

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Cover Story: Widespread support for Development Bank

Editorial: Election 2001 - The issues which must be addressed

TESTIMONIAL: News Weekly: more than a magazine

BIOETHICS: Church leaders reject all human cloning

DEFENCE: Navy League endorses Coastwatch, rejects coast guard

Straws in the Wind: The great wombat race / Inch by inch / Escobar lives!

ECONOMICS: Development Bank - a boost for regional enterprise

COMMENT: Exposing the anti-American Left

Letter: Development Bank

Letter: Pakistan next?

Letter: Knowledge nation

Letter: What jobs?

Afghanistan: War on terror - the scorecard so far

CANBERRA OBSERVED: Baby bonus signals sea-change in family policy

HEALTH: Are too many Australian children over-medicated?

EUTHANASIA: Belgium threatens to go down the Dutch road

ECONOMY: Where competition policy fails

LITERATURE: Nobel winner celebrates life and civilisation

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Letter: Pakistan next?

by Peter Bertola

News Weekly, November 17, 2001


It is significantly interesting to speculate about why so many Muslim countries are siding with America against Osama bin Laden's al-Qaeda.

Pakistan would be most likely, indeed certain, to have been the next target after New York - a terrifying prospect, given that if Pakistan had fallen (or does fall) to the al-Qaeda, bin Laden would be in possession both of nuclear arms and of the means of delivery. Then what? Sweet talk, perhaps?

As it is, it may still be too late in dealing with the deadly threat.

Peter Bertola,
Esperance, WA

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