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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1998 The Brandeis Free Press “COVERING THE NEWS WITH A BRANDEIS EDGE” VOLUME III, NO. 14 FBI investigates CIA plot Clinton’s executive to assassinate Iraqi dictator privilege challenged operation, allegedly against strict BY ODELIA LEVY BY A LEX GREENBERG White House Independent orders not to carry out the opera- On Sunday, February 15th, the Prosecutor Kenneth Starr con- tion. However, in 1996 the FBI Los Angeles Times reported that tinued his investigation of the dropped the investigation, with no the FBI had conducted an investi- alleged sex scandal between attempt by the Justice Department gation concerning rumors that CIA President Bill Clinton and for- to prosecute the officers. agents had plotted to kill Iraqi dic- mer White House intern “Ultimately CIA and FBI offi- tator Saddam Hussein. The Times, Monica Lewinsky. Starr ques- cials realized that the investigation quoting anonymous sources, said tioned President Clinton’s clos- had been prompted by misleading that although all CIA agents being est aide, Bruce Lindsey last information about CIA activities in investigated were cleared, the week. The President might northern Iraq that was being spread probe affected the CIA’s ability to seek executive privilege in the region, allegedly by Iraqi conduct operations in Iraq. against Starr if negotiations Clinton’s top aide, Bruce dissident leaders unhappy with the ligence community that the CIA The alleged plan to kill Saddam with Starr over Lindsey’s testi- Clinton administration’s reluc- has become increasingly unable to Lindsey gave testimony to Hussein evolved out of a series of mony are not resolved. tance to take a more aggressive perform its role competently. In an Independent Counsel Kenneth operations conducted by the CIA The controversy arose over approach to toppling Saddam,” the article in the February issue of The in Northern Iraq. Working in con- Starr wanting to question Starr last week. article stated. Atlantic Monthly, Edward G. junction with the Iraqi National Lindsey and other top White House intern had met with Subsequent actions by Iraqi Shirley, a former official in the Congress, a front organization that House aides regarding strategy Vernon Jordan, President military and security forces foiled CIA, views the service as growing acted as an umbrella for all anti- sessions they held to discuss Clinton’s friend, earlier than two more attempts to oust Saddam increasingly dysfunctional. Shirley Iraqi Kurdish factions operating in the Lewinsky situation. The had been originally stated. Hussein. In 1996, the Iraqis said that the CIA “has for years the area, the CIA organized a White House regards these “Monica Lewinsky met with destroyed the remnants of the been running an espionage charade botched military offensive against conversations as confidential Vernon Jordan substantially CIA’s covert action program. in most countries, deceiving itself the Iraqi army in 1995. The alleged and protected under executive before the dates that have been Another attempt by the CIA, and others about the value of its assassination attempt was created privilege. In 1974, the reported and certainly long designed to sabotage Iraq’s energy recruited agents and intelligence by Wafiz Samarrai, a former chief Supreme Court established before there was any talk of a infrastructure, was penetrated by production.” Shirley points out that of Iraqi intelligence, who told the executive privilege and also Paula Jones witness list, sub- Iraqi double agents who betrayed the CIA’s method of calculating CIA of a plan to kill the Iraqi dic- ruled, however, that it did not poenas or depositions,” said Iraqi officials working with the success in terms of the number of tator. apply to President Richard Ginsburg. Originally, the press CIA. foreign agents recruited, “encour- The FBI investigation focused Nixon. reported that Lewinsky first The destruction of CIA opera- ages decent case officers, gradual- on five CIA officers who had been Meanwhile, Lewinsky’s met with Jordan on December tions in Iraq highlights a growing ly and naturally, to evolve into involved in the planning of the attorney, William Ginsburg, concern among experts in the intel- liars.” claimed that the former White SEE PAGE 4 Former midshipman Nigerian troops UPDATE topple junta in convicted of murder Sierra Leone Use of force in Iraq protested BY ILYA ABLAVSKY grabbed Jones and a struggle As a follow-up to chanted protests that drowned out Madeleine Diane Zamora, a former ensued. According to Graham’s BY JOSEPH KOCZERA Albright's speech in Ohio Wednesday, demonstrators cut short Bill Navy midshipman, was convict- confession, Jones managed to Nigerian army units this Richardson's speech at the University of Minnesota last Friday. ed of murder in the death of get out of the car, but Zamora week consolidated their Richardson, the U.S. ambassador to the UN, was outlining the gov- Adrienne Jones. A Texas jury insisted that Graham shoot her. hold over Freetown, the ernment's plans to attack Baghdad if U.N. Secretary General Kofi reached this verdict after delib- Jones’s body was found the next capital of Sierra Leone, end- Annan cannot come to a diplomatic solution during his visit to Iraq. erating for just six hours. She day. ing the rule of a ten month- Protesters voiced their opinions that the war is racist, driven by eco- was sentenced to imprisonment Graham and Zamora, who old junta which last year nomic interests concerning Middle Eastern oil, and unfair to Iraqi with the possibility of parole in met at a search-and-rescue train- topped the democratically- civilians, who are being starved by sanctions. (Reuters, 2/20) 40 years. Jones’s family ing class conducted at Civil Air elected government of requested that Patrol in 1991, both excelled President Ahmed Tejan the death Radon linked to lung cancer penalty not be academically at Kabbah. The Nigerian troops form sought. their high- Radon, the radioactive product of the decay of uranium in soil, has the spearhead of multi- At trial, the schools. They been shown to increase the risk of lung cancer, especially for smok- nation military force assem- prosecution were involved ers. A study conducted by the National Research Council has bled by the Economic contended that in track and shown that radon, which collects in low, enclosed rooms, con- Community of West Africa Zamora, now Zamora was a tributes to approximately 15,000-21,000 lung cancer deaths per (ECOMOG) to restore 19, demanded National Honor year, but only about 2,100-2,900 of those are non-smokers. that her high Society mem- democracy in Sierra Leone. (Reuters, 2/20) school sweet- ber. When By all accounts, the heart, David Graham was Nigerian take-over was Navy helicopter crashes Graham, kill Diane Zamora was sentenced to arrested for quick and nearly bloodless. Jones following murder, he had To restore order in the capi- A UH-1N "Huey" helicopter, on a practice search-and-rescue mis- sion from the China Lake Naval Base in California, crashed last a one-time sexu- 40 years in prison with the just begun ser- tal, martial law and a dusk- Wednesday in Sequoia National Forest, about 60 miles away. At al encounter possibility of parole. vice at the Air to-dawn curfew have been b e t w e e n Force Academy. instated while ECOMOG least four crew members were killed and the fifth is still missing. Graham and Jones. Zamora The most damning evidence forces work to find and dis- (CNN, 2/18) allegedly told Graham that the against Zamora at trial was arm all troops loyal to the only way he could sufficiently Graham’s confession, as well as junta. Child Thrown From Speeding Car atone for the infidelity was to witnesses who claimed that she Many of the leaders of A woman weaving through traffic on Interstate 95 in Florida last kill Jones. Graham confessed had confessed to them. the junta have already been the crime to the police and that However, Zamora claimed that captured; Lt. Col. Johnny Thursday reached speeds upwards of 90 mph before dropping her 18-month old son out the car window and onto the median, as confession was used at her relationship with Graham Paul Koroma, who led the Zamora’s trial. was abusive and that she did not stunned motorists looked on. The woman, Kris Ann Haddad, 30, coup against Kabbah last was arrested and charged with first-degree attempted murder and Prosecutors alleged that take part in the murder conspir- May, remains at large. The second-degree aggravated child abuse. The toddler survived, but is Graham, who will be tried for acy. commander of the Nigerian murder later this year, drove A polygraph test was admin- in serious condition. (Boston Globe, Knight-Ridder 2/20) forces, Gen. Timothy Jones to a deserted road in istered to her before trial, which Shelpidi, said that Compiled by Scott Bleiweis, Julia Deak, and Aaron Macks Texas, with Zamora hiding in she failed, but the results were ECOMOG’s next step is, “to thehatchback of the car. Zamora SEE PAGE 4 SEE PAGE 4 FEBRUARY 23, 1998 OPINION 2 Proliferation of nuclear weapons From The Right poses the greatest threat of all C O M M E N TA RY B Y J A M E S C O U T U R E Last week marked the departure of David Osborne from the BY DAVID N URENBERG down of Chernobyl was recorded as far away as MassJobs Council. Without much fanfare, Osborne quietly The United States is on the brink of attacking New England in the United States, it seems impos- resigned from the post which he has held since his appointment in Iraq for its refusal to allow inspection of chemical sible to wage any sort of nuclear exchange without 1991 by Governor William Weld. Despite his relative obscurity, and biological weapons sites. If we cannot con- dealing immense destruction to all the peoples of Osborne’s resignation should have a special significance to anyone science the existence of such technologies, it stands the Earth. who ever paid a dime in state taxes or suffered through the to reason that nuclear weapons must also be elimi- Still, opponents of nuclear war are not necessar- headache of dealing with a government agency. nated. General Lee Butler, former commander-in- ily opponents of nuclear disarmament. Many main- Osborne is the author of “Reinventing Government,” an inspir- chief of US Strategic Command, once declared that tain that, even five years after the end of the Cold ing work on how to make government more efficient and respon- “nuclear weapons have no defensible role,” that War, nuclear proliferation must continued so the sive to the needs of the people. Weld and then Lieutenant Governor “the case for their elimination is a thousand-fold principles of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) Paul Cellucci seemed to embrace Osborne’s ideas as they came into stronger and more urgent than for the deadly chem- will stave off nuclear war. MAD, however, implies office in the early 1990’s promising to practice a new brand of pol- icals and viruses already widely declared illegiti- two or more hostile states, and the current nuclear itics on Beacon Hill. mate, subject to destruction, and prohibited from nations - the USA, Russia, Britain, France, and After a promising start, the revolution to end the back- scratch- any future production.” China - have no formal declarations of hostility ing, log rolling style of politics practiced at the State House has Butler is not alone. Last December, 60 generals between them. failed. In a rare act of political courage, Osborne resigned last week and admirals worldwide called for the “continuous, Furthermore, far too many factors and variables in response to Acting Governor Cellucci’s continued failure to live complete, and irrevocable elimination of nuclear were involved in the Cold War for anyone to con- up to the promises of reform that swept the Weld/Cellucci admin- weapons.” clusively say that it was MAD that prevented istration into office. Osborne accused Cellucci of pandering to spe- Four formerly-nuclear nation-states - Belarus, nuclear exchange, that if not for the arms race we cial interests and practicing the same style of political deal making Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and South Africa - have would have had an all out nuclear war (especially in that the Weld/Cellucci team campaigned against. already given up their nuclear weapons, and light of the findings of the Canberra Commission, Osborne’s resignation signals that Cellucci is not willing to take Argentina and Brazil dismantled their nuclear pro- which suggest that Russia may never have had a the lead in creating effective state government. Unfortunately, it is grams. plan to invade Europe). MAD certainly didn’t pre- the people of Massachusetts that will suffer as a result. Whether it Yet the United States has allocated $25-$30 bil- vent conventional war - in fact, the nuclear weapons be through the skyrocketing costs of the Big Dig or the continued lion for nuclear weaponry in 1997, versus $27 bil- states engaged in an average of 5.2 wars from 1945- presence of tolls on the Mass Pike, we all pay costs of inefficient lion for education and $17 billion for housing. Even 1997, versus .67 wars between non-nuclear nations. government; every dollar lost to inefficiency is another dollar that if the terms of the START II treaty are adhered to, And MAD did not prevent the use of subtle nuclear could be cut in taxes and put back into the pockets of the people. by 2003 the USA and Russia will still have over weapons, like the depleted-uranium tank shells used The one bright spot in state government is the Treasury, which 7,500 strategic nuclear weapons deployed, with by the USA in the Gulf War. The nuclear byprod- is headed by Cellucci’s Republican Primary opponent Joseph D. more in the works, even though the current global ucts in these weapons made them dense enough to Malone. The number of employees in the Treasury has been stockpile of 20,000, according to the Nuclear Age penetrate armor, but produced radiation that poi- reduced by over 50% since Malone became the first Republican Peace Foundation, amounts to the equivalent soned both Iraqi and US soldiers. elected Treasurer in over a generation. At the same time, the state destructive force of one ton of TNT for every Even if no nuclear missiles are ever launched, lottery has become the most efficient in the nation. Last year the human being on the planet. they still deal grave harm to the populace of the lottery brought in nearly $3 billion in revenue at a cost only $70 The idea of a limited nuclear war, if it was ever world. The nuclear testing required to maintain million. feasible, is certainly not so now. A single modern weapons stockpiles results in immense environ- If even a fraction of the success in Treasury could be duplicated warhead yields a force of approximately 300 kilo- mental damage, which in the United States alone across the board, the savings could be tremendous. Unfortunately, tons, almost 30 times as much as the bombs will require a cleanup investment of $230 billion far too many politicians on Beacon Hill are too busy getting reelect- dropped on Japan in WW2 - enough force to kill over 75 years, and this estimate is predicted to ed to be concerned with making the bureaucracy that they help cre- 1,000,000 people instantly before even factoring the increase. Thirty-nine groups are already suing the ate work effectively and for the people. effects of fallout. Considering fallout from the melt- SEE PAGE 3 U.S. hypocritical in its LETTER TO THE EDITOR condemnation of Iraq Despite apathy label, Brandeis students are politically aware BY SETH D. M ICHAELS description doesn’t refer to duck the IMF reform require- Somewhere in the Asian con- Hussein’s Iraq, but that benefi- ments that keep the loans rolling BY ALEX GREENBERG the norm. Conservative dogma- tinent, there’s a shaky military ciary of Western monetary in. Conventional wisdom would tists remember well the student regime whose dictator holds largesse, Suharto’s imperiled Riots are common, much as say that politics don’t matter to activism over civil rights and power through force and has Indonesia. they had been in 1965, when Brandeis students. Students are America’s war with Vietnam. been known to invade small As the Indonesian rupee Suharto’s coup resulted in stereotyped at this university as Only by convincing the us not to neighbors and brutally persecute becomes more and more worth- 700,000 civilian deaths. The having little concern over who is be concerned with the back door ethnic minorities within its bor- less and food becomes more and irony is that the U.S., the prima- in office, Republican, or dealings conducted to further ders. more scarce, Suharto is looking ry funder to the IMF, is hoping to Democrat. However, I would elite interests at the expense of “There is no one who has for options; he has held power pull up Indonesia and maintain submit that there are many stu- the majority can Republicans done to his people or his neigh- since the 1965 military coup and Suharto’s alliance, they are mak- dents here who have informed hope to achieve their ends. bors what Saddam Hussein has is not anxious to give it up. ing plans to conduct bombing political opinions. The second reason for writing done,” said Madeline Albright at Ruling by corruption, nepotism, raids against Iraq, a chief U.S. Not only that, but Brandeis about this poll is to offer those Wednesday’s Ohio State “town and police-military repression, ally until the 1990 invasion of students consistently side with among us who feel helpless in hall” meeting, but the above Suharto is searching for ways to SEE PAGE 4 the party they feel offers the best combating dogmatic conser- hope for improving the lives of vatism a chance to do some- The Brandeis Free Press Americans, the Democratic thing. As evidenced in the poll, party. In a poll conducted by the the much talked about malaise Brandeis College Democrats of our student body is not the club, only six percent of those norm. Students are concerned Amanda Elk (x5646) and Andrew Szekely (x5604) - Editors-in-Chief with the direction that the polled considered themselves MANAGING EDITOR SENIOR EDITOR NATIONAL NEWS EDITOR REGIONAL NEWS EDITOR Republican. Republican party wishes to take Jesse Buckner-Alper Daniel J. Galvin Odelia Levy Stephen Rabin Additionally, the most well our country. However, many WORLD NEWS EDITOR OPINION EDITOR OPINION EDITOR UPDATE EDITOR known Republican currently in may be unsure as to how best Joseph Koczera Jordan Isenstadt Seth D. Michaels Scott Bleiweis office, Newt Gingrich, was rated combat such parochial propa- as bad or worse by over eighty ganda. REPORTERS: Ilya Ablavsky, Julia Deak, Alex Greenberg, Alex Riss percent of those who responded There are several forums COLUMNISTS: James Couture, David Nurenberg to the poll. already on campus that stand L AY O U T S TA F F : Eva Tayrose, Julia Deak, David Liu, Aaron Macks I submit these results to the against the ideology of the right. student body for two reasons. Get involved with political par- THE BRANDEIS FREE PRESS is an independent publication written, edited, and published by Brandeis The first is to demonstrate that ties. Express your opinions, University students. Our goal is to provide balanced coverage and analysis of important regional, national, and Brandeis students do take an even when they are outspoken. international events as well as opinions of the news from members of the Brandeis community. active interest in politics. It is in Do not let the minority domi- THE BRANDEIS FREE PRESS welcomes opinion pieces on current events and issues. 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FEBRUARY 23, 1998 NEWS 3 WEEKLY FOCUS World community divided over U.S. plan to attack Iraq BY EITAN HOENIG 1991, Iraq has been obstructing stand enough that in a speech to access to the eight so-called pres- The British Foreign Office is Last week, the crisis in Iraq access, including preventing the Pentagon, he put emphasis on idential sites. Significant French pushing for the creation of a seemed to be shifting more UNSCOM from putting monitor- implementing the “essence” of oil interests have led Chirac and Security Council resolution after towards a diplomatic resolution. ing cameras at 2 missile test sites, the U.N. resolutions, which gives his government to oppose any the end of Annan’s mission that Even though 6,000 American preventing entry into the Iraqi Annan much more maneuvering form of military solution. will either “codify” Iraq’s com- troops were transported to the Ministry of Agriculture, and space. Opposition comes from two pliance or “condemn Iraqi defi- Middle East, pressure by France, denying inspection of four The French government has other permanent members of the ance to show that any action Russia, China, the Vatican, and a Special Republican Guard sites U.N. Security Council, Russia and taken has the support of an inter- significant number of Arab nations labeled “presidential areas” by China, who have also ruled out all national consensus.” This resolu- caused the Clinton administration the government. military solutions. Russia has been tion would delay any attacks by to tone down its threats against Annan’s visit, which began on at the forefront of pushing for a at least a week; more important- Hussein. Friday, has been seen as a last diplomatic solution, and President ly, foreign opposition to military This shift towards diplomacy chance effort to avert war. Boris Yeltsin has warned about action coupled with their veto as a means of averting war and According to the British Foreign using force to allow access. power would make the passage of solving the crisis was most obvi- Office, “If Khofi Annan isn’t On Tuesday, Russian Foreign such a resolution that would sup- ous in U.N. Secretary General, able to succeed over the week- Minister Yvegeny Primakov said port the use of force almost, if not Khofi Annan’s plans to meet with end, we and the others would in a televised statement that the totally impossible. the Iraqi government in Baghdad take a lot of persuading that there “has indications that Iraq is ready Further indication that the and craft a solution. At the begin- is any other diplomatic means to carry out U.N. demands.” Clinton administration’s plans to ning of the week, the Clinton that could be tried.” Also, Russian President Yeltsin use force may be blunted is the administration did not favor Clinton has also told reporters and chairman of the Chinese large Arab opposition to U.S. poli- Annan’s plans. Only after sub- that “if diplomacy fails, we must U.N. Secretary General Khofi State Council, Lee Peng, issued a cy. According to ArabicNews.com, stantial negotiation during be and we are prepared to act.” joint statement last week calling a moderate Internet daily based in Annan will plans to meet with Annan’s meeting with the five Additionally, Annan said that “I for a peaceful settlement that Egypt, Presidents Hosni Mubarak don’t think it is misplaced” in ref- Iraqi government in an effort to would “provide for Iraq’s full of Egypt and Hafez Assad of Syria permanent members of the U.N. Security Council, where the erence to reports that it is a “last solve the crisis diplomatically. implementation of U.N. con- have both been “exerting all British ambassador to the United ditch effort.” cerned resolution” and would efforts to bring about a peaceful Nations hammered out a compro- This mission hinges on what is repeatedly blasted the Clinton “open the way to lift the sanc- solution.” Mubarak also publicly mise position, did the United termed a success. Although the administration’s policy over the tions imposed on Iraq.” Since gave strong support to Annan’s States agree. U.S. ambassador Richardson has last week. The French Foreign Iraq has a large amount of debt mission, and in a telephone call Annan plans to travel to Iraq said that “we reserve the right to Minister has stated that “war owed to Russia from transactions with Clinton, he stressed the to create an agreement which disagree if the conclusion of the means a confrontation with the in the 80’s with the Soviet Union, importance to deal with the Iraqi would give UNSCOM, the U.N. trip is not consistent with our Arab world and that is needless.” Russia has repeatedly called for crisis peacefully and referred to special committee formed by the interests,” the significant amount French President Chirac has given liberalized relations with Iraq the extensive efforts of Russia, 1991 Security Council resolu- of international and internal strong support to Annan’s meet- that would allow Russian con- France, and the Arab league to tions, declaring a cease fire in the opposition makes that unlikely. ing, including having a special cerns to be repaid by Iraqi indus- rule out the military option. Also, Gulf War and charged with dis- In fact the lack of any kind of meeting on Thursday with Annan tries. Mubarak said in Cairo last mantling all of Iraq’s weapons of coalition similar to the one on the Secretary General’s way to Britain, the United State’s clos- Tuesday that he “received a mes - mass destruction, greater access George Bush created in 1991 to Baghdad. Chirac has also stated est ally in this crisis and a partici- sage from President Saddam to sites that Hussein has declared oppose Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait that he hoped “wisdom and reason pant in the proposed air strikes has Hussein containing a number of off limits to the inspectors. Since has caused Clinton to soften his will prevail” in this crisis over begun to show signs of wavering. positive points.” Nuclear disarmament necessary for world safety CHECK US OUT ON THE WEB!!! FROM PAGE 2 wind and water and soil and seed to the far corners of HTTP://WWW.BRANDEIS.EDU/ STUDENTS/FREEPRESS US Department of Energy over nuclear-induced the globe and to generations yet unborn.” By this same environmental damage involved in the maintenance reasoning, maintenance of nuclear armament makes of the 19 publicly known sites across the country, no sense as well. This year marks the 50th anniversary totaling 3,900 square miles. In the former Soviet of the UN Declaration of Human Rights. Nuclear abo- Union, Lake Karachi in the Southern Urals is report- lition movements are attempting to bring about a for- edly so irradiated from nuclear testing that an hour’s mal declaration of the illegality of Nuclear Weapons, walk on the shore could result in lethal radiation poi- soning. as well as a commitment to disarmament, by the year 2000. This would be an important step, but by no Does nuclear holocaust President John F Kennedy stated that nuclear war means the only one, for it is still incumbent upon the scare you? “makes no sense in an age when the deadly poisons citizens of nuclear nations to organize and demand an produced by a nuclear exchange would be carried by end to one of the greatest threats to our planet. Do you want to help work WALK ON THE WEIRD SIDE for total disarmament and non-proliferation of the Mayors terrorize towns Real cemetery for virtual world's nuclear arsenals? A month after his defeat in the polls, Mayor Daniel F. Delvin of Upper Darby, PA, was charged pets founded in England with robbing a bank. He stole $1500 while threat- British entrepreneur Terry Squires has created a Come to the Brandeis Abolition 2000 cemetery for Tamagotchis, the “virtual pets” that have ening the tellers with a bomb. Three days later, in become popular worldwide. Despite the fact that presentation on an apparently unrelated incident, Snow Hill, MD Tamagotchis, being virtual, can be “resurrected,” Mayor Craig Johnson was arrested for allowing a enough people have apparently become sufficiently Thursday, February 26 town police car to be used in pornographic pho- tographs. (Chuck Shepard’s News of the Weird, attached to send them to Squires for burial. His Pollack Auditorium from 7-9 PM Valley Advocate) fenced-off plot of a pet cemetery in Southern England has reportedly become a graveyard for Tamagotchis from Switzerland, Germany, France, Canada and the Speakers, short films, and Professor or local vandal? United States. (CNN) discussion will help inform Emory University Business School professor Jeffrey Sonnenfeld resigned after security camera One ton pig sacrificed in participants of the facts, issues, footage revealed him to be the person responsible for vandalizing campus. According to the Valley Taiwanese contest and possibilities for activism. Advocate, Sonnenfeld was caught on tape “vandaliz- A 2,114 pound boar claimed the prize for biggest ing a wall in a school corridor,” and was “suspect- pig in Taiwan, the largest winner ever in the contest’s This will be the first in a series of ed...to be the one who previously had gouged doors, 200-year tradition. 14 men were required to lift the presentations, in association with the woodwork, and furniture in the building.” (Chuck boar, which was killed in a sacrifice at the temple that Shepard’s News of the Weird, Valley Advocate) Peace and Conflict Studies Program sponsored the competition. (AP) COMPILED BY DAVID NURENBERG FEBRUARY 23, 1998 NEWS 4 New evidence sheds Starr questions Clinton aide light on Ramsey case FROM PAGE 1 11, three days after the White House found out she could be a on Starr’s questioning of Marcia Lewis, his ex-wife. “To pit a mother against her daugh- BY RENEE J. FERNANDES potential witness in the Paula ter, to coerce her to talk — to The murder of six year old Jones case against the President. JonBenet Ramsey shocked the nation over a year ago. Over a year However, Ginsburg claims that Lewinsky met with Jordan in The investigation later no major developments have early November. reflects a been made regarding the case, and denigration of the Nathaniel Speights, one of just recently, investigators were Lewinsky’s lawyers, sent a further set back by a loss of vital information and evidence in the complaint to the Office of Professional Responsibilities at political process form of interviews and palm the Justice Department. - Professor Woll Vernon Jordan is reported to have met with Monica Lewinsky prints. Speights claimed that Starr and The young girl was found dead his office leaked information in November, earlier than stated on December 26, 1996 in the base- JonBenet Ramsey’s murder has regarding testimony and violat- before. ment of her Boulder, CO home. been unsolved for over a year. ed grand jury secrecy rules. He me it’s reminiscent of the president’s ability to run the The child beauty pageant contes- the National Enquirer for being also advocated the administer- McCarthy era, of the inquisi- country. He also added that in tant had been brutalized and inaccurately accused as a suspect. ing of a polygraph lie detector tion, and even, you know, you his opinion, sexual behavior is a choked. There have been recent set- test for Starr and his staff. could stretch it and say the private matter that is “obviously The most recent evidence backs in the ongoing murder Lewinsky’s father, Dr. Hitler era,” he said. not relevant” to what the public found regarding the investigation investigation. Authorities have Bernard Lewinsky, spoke pub- Professor Peter Woll (POL), elected him to do. Professor was an unidentifiable palm print in lost palm prints and interviews of licly for the first time. He commented that the investiga- Woll expressed his disapproval the Ramsey’s home, and skin sam- several friends and neighbors of expressed support for his tion “reflects a denigration of of Clinton vs. Jones, the ples found underneath JonBenet’s the Ramsey’s. Several people daughter during an interview the political process. It reflects Supreme Court case that fingernails. In order to further close to the case claim that they with Barbara Walters, on the scandal and unsubstantiated allowed Paula Jones to bring process this information, police were asked to be tested and give ABC program “20/20” . During charges...the media is also suit against President Clinton. are currently taking DNA samples interviews again. A neighbor of the interview he criticized responsible.” “Sitting presidents should not the Ramsey’s reported that he Starr’s actions as “uncon- Professor Woll didn’t believe be subject to lawsuits,” he said. In addition to mis - was interviewed a second time by scionable”. He also commented that the scandal affected the Boulder police and not informed placed evidence...the that they had lost their notes from the original interview. Detective commander Mark Beckner, the Junta leaders flee from capital investigation has head investigator who took over FROM PAGE 1 go after the junta leadership observers found it ironic that Nigeria, a dictatorial nation the case last fall, has refused to also resulted in a discuss the evidence. JonBenet’s into the hinterland. Most of with a poor human rights them are now fleeing... but we record, would intervene to libel suit against parents, John and Pat Ramsey, continue to be “under the umbrel- will chase them anywhere restore a democratic regime to the Ramsey la of suspicion,” according to they go.” ECOMOG will be aided in power, U. S. officials were supportive of ECOMOG’s Detective Beckner. family. The Boulder police also this quest by anti-junta mili- intervention in Sierra Leone. expressed an interest in re-inter- tias which have seized control State Department and palm prints from those closely viewing JonBenet’s 11 year old of Bo, Kenema, and other spokesman James Rubin associated with, or assumed to be brother Burke. However, Jim major towns. Nonetheless, expressed a “hope (that) the suspects in the case. Thus far, Jenkins, his attorney, fears that pro-junta forces remain in democratically-elected gov- police have been unable to find a the police will use the interview control of much of the coun- ernment of President Kabbah match for the palm print found. in a misleading manner and leak try, and have reportedly taken will quickly return to Among those asked for palm information to the press. He will at least seven European aid Freetown and that calm will President Kabbah to power by prints and DNA samples was try to prevent the interview. The workers hostage and also have soon be restored.” Rubin also April. In the meantime, they Stephen Thomas Miles, a 49- police are attempting “to use an engaged in widespread atroci- called on “all forces to exer- year-old photographer and sus- named the speedy distribution 11 year old child as a pawn in a ties against the local populace. of humanitarian aid as their cise restraint, avoid civilian pect in the murder case. He is in sorely misguided publicity war Nigerian government offi- primary goal. casualties, and respect the the process of suing John against his parents,” said Jenkins. cials say they hope to return Though many international human rights of all parties.” Ramsey, JonBenet’s father, and Lead prosecutor Support for regimes should be says that Graham based on more than money will also be tried FROM PAGE 2 Kuwait; according to William Cohen, “everyone in the world ently can get away with ethnic and interstate violence. Critics of all kinds notice this disparity, FROM PAGE 1 would welcome Hussein’s from MIT’s social critic Noam not used at trial. removal from power”. Chomsky to the conservative Meanwhile, Graham rejected Indonesia’s annexation of its Wall Street Journal, who stated a plea bargain offer and will go small neighbor East Timor was on Monday that “it is difficult to trial. “We’re only half done,” more violent and even more not to be cynical about the said lead prosecutor Mike unjust than Iraq’s invasion of motives [of the IMF member Parrish. “The man who pulled Kuwait which resulted in the nations]...many were Suharto’s the trigger still needs to be 1991 Gulf War, and the continu- backers or apologists...and even brought to justice.” Adrienne Jones, who had a one ing repression of Iraqi Kurds, today they are utterly silent - Zamora’s attorney, John while tragic, is certainly no less most notably in the case of night sexual encounter with Libebrager, plans to appeal the tragic than the deaths of hun- Clinton - on the case for true murder conviction. In interviews David Graham, was later killed It is difficult not to be cynical dreds of thousands of Timorese, democracy.” that he gave, he mentioned two by him and his girlfriend Diane nearly a quarter of the island’s Indonesia is one of the many about the motives [of the IMF possible grounds. First, he con- Zamora. population, from the 1970s to the nations whose human rights member nations]...many were tends that the jury did not have lesser charges for the jury to present (and in this vein, atrocities are ignored by the Suharto’s backers or apolo - the option of considering a less- consider is largely a matter for Hussein’s anti-Kurdish violence world, and whose only criticism gists...and even today they are er charge than first degree mur- discretion of prosecution. is roughly equivalent to that comes when they make mistakes der . Second, he feels that the which hurt the world financial utterly silent - most notably in Unless the action seem to the practiced by Turkey, currently jury pool was prejudiced by appellate court to be extremely up for membership in the establishment. It would not be the case of Clinton - on the case extensive pre-trial publicity. wrong and biased, a reversal of European Union). surprising if, buried between the for true democracy . Professor Richard Gaskins the conviction is unlikely. As a student at the Ohio State Gulf-conflict headlines, we saw a -Noam Chomsky (AMST) commented that both Last Wednesday, Zamora conference pointed out (before major fiscal bailout of Indonesia grounds for appeal are frequent- and unjust. Wouldn’t it be nice if was placed under suicide watch, his microphone was shut off), on the same day as a military ly used, but are usually unsuc- the world stepped in when some- following an attempt to cut her U.S. policy is not applied consis- crackdown. Iraq’s current regime cessful. He said that including thing besides money or credibili- arm with a razor. tently; some big countries appar- is justly recognized as dangerous ty is at stake?
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