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The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011



The Northern Territory news Tue 3 May 2011

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6 NT NEWS. Tuesday, May 3, 2011. www.ntnews.com.au P U B : N T N E W S D A T E : 3 -M A Y -2 0 1 1 P A G E : 6 C O L O R : C M Y K Important information: Applications for credit are subject to approval. Commonwealth Bank of Australia ABN 48 123 123 124. CBANK-1062C The Better Business Package. Business banking made breathtakingly simple. Build your Better Business Package with us today. Call 13 1998, visit us in branch or at commbank.com.au/businessbanking With our Better Business Package, youll achieve greater control of your business transactions, receive payments faster, earn interest on extra cash and have access to credit when you need it. Along with dedicated specialists and the largest branch network, the Better Business Package simplifi es the way you manage your fi nances. End of the face The Pentagon in Washington after Al-Qaida terrorists hijacked a plane and crashed into it ISLAMABAD: With one spectacular attack on September 11, 2001, Osama bin Laden put Islamist holy war on the global agenda of the 21st century and became a household name around the world. As the world watched live on television, his al-Qaida militants flattened New Yorks World Trade Centre, a devastating blow to the United States he loathed, and one that would have repercussions across the world. The Saudi-born fundamentalist believed the carnage in 2001 which left nearly 3000 people dead had been aided by God. Just as he had hoped, the hijacked planes that crashed into the Twin Towers as well as Washington and Pennsylvania ushered in a dramatic era of confrontation between the West and Islamic militants. Though the attack made him the worlds most wanted man, and forced him into hiding, it served as inspiration for a global jihadist movement that would grow far beyond any need for his guiding hand. From the subsequent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, to the 2005 attacks on Londons transport system and the emboldened Islamic militants of Pakistan, much in the modern world seemed to flow from that one fateful Tuesday in America. We say that the end of the United States is imminent, whether bin Laden or his followers are alive or dead, he said in a videotape message just four months after the attack. There was little early sign that bin Laden, reckoned to have dozens of siblings in his wealthy family, would one day be synonymous with global terror. Born in Riyadh in 1957, exact date unknown, he was tall even as a youngster and stood about six-foot five (196cm) as an adult. He took an engineering degree in 1975 and, though later remembered by those who knew him as always pious, his serious transformation took place four years later. The year 1979 was a watershed for many young Muslims the Iranian revolution, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan and Egypts peace treaty with Israel all helped radicalise a generation of frustrated believers. DEATH OF A TERRORIST l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l l ntnews.com.au JUSTICE DELIVERED FORMER Australian prime minister John Howard says the death of Osama bin Laden has delivered justice for those who died in terror attacks in the US and Bali. Mr Howard said the death removes from the world a man who stood for unspeakable evil, delivering justice to his victims. The top evil man has been taken out . . . and that is very good news, he said. Mr Howard, who was in Washington the day of the September 11 attacks, said the US should be congratulated. Hewarned there was still be a long fight ahead. We have to be vigilant lest there be some kind of retaliatory attack. That is the nature of the animal. NOTERRORIST THE death of Osama bin Laden will not end the war on terror and there is no evidence he masterminded the September 11 attacks, former Guantanamo Bay detainee MamdouhHabib says. America is the war on terror, George Bush is the war on Terror, Mr Habib said. What, you think with Osama bin Laden dying there wont be war any more? There is no evidence hewas a terrorist. FLOODOF EMOTION AN Australian who lost his mother in the plane that crashed into the Pentagon says hes relieved that Osama bin Laden is dead, but its no cause for celebration. Yvonne Kennedy was 62 when she died in Washington on September 11, 2001, leaving behind her son Simon, a Sydney-based comedian andwriter. This was a weird moment for me today. I was at home with my wife and kids . . . it brought it all back. I had a bit of a flood of emotions, Mr Kennedy told Sky News. Then it was a strange sensation of relief, but the relief is quite bitter . . . Its not a celebration for me. AIRPORTWARNING THE Federal Government must act immediately to plug the gaping security holes at Australias airports in the wake of Osama bin Ladens death, the Transport Workers Union says. Amid global fears of retaliatory attacks by bin Ladens alQaida, the TWU says problems with Australias aviation security can no longer be ignored.