1. Today we celebrate the 8th anniversary of the “War in Afghanistan”.
”The War in Afghanistan, which began on October 7, 2001 as the U.S. military's Operation Enduring Freedom and the British military's Operation Herrick, was launched in response to the September 11 attacks.
The stated aim of the invasion was to find Osama bin Laden and other high-ranking Al-Qaeda members and put them on trial, to destroy the whole organization of Al-Qaeda, and to remove the Taliban regime which supported and gave safe harbor to Al-Qaeda. The United States's Bush Doctrine stated that, as policy, it would not distinguish between terrorist organisations and nations or governments that harbor them.”
The link to the entire story: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2001_war_in_Afghanistan
2. 16 year old teen beaten to death in Chicago.
To watch the video: http://www.nowpublic.com/world/raw-video-derrion-albert-16-teen-year-old-beaten-death-chicago-sep-27-2009
3. Four teens arrested for murder.
“MONT VERNON, N.H. -- The four teenagers accused of breaking into a home here and using a machete and a knife to butcher a mother and her 11-year-old daughter allegedly chose their victims by chance.” (Article from the Boston Globe)
Complete story: http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/10/4_teens_arreste.html