October 13, 2011 |
NORFOLK, Va. - Survivors and relatives of those killed in the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen marked the 11th anniversary of the bombing Wednesday, weeks before the man accused of planning the attack was set to be arraigned on charges that could carry the death penalty. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri is scheduled to be arraigned Nov. 9 at the U.S. military base in Cuba on charges that include murder in violation of the law of war. It would be the first death-penalty war crimes trial for a prisoner at Guantanamo under President Obama.
October 24, 2012 |
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A dispute over whether a defendant must be present during a military tribunal brought proceedings to a halt Tuesday in the case of a Guantanamo prisoner accused in the attack on the Navy destroyer the USS Cole. A potential hurricane raised the prospect of an even longer disruption. Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri decided to boycott the pretrial motions hearing to protest the use of belly chains to move him from his cell at the Guantanamo Bay prison. Prosecutors wanted the 47-year-old prisoner brought to court to explain his reasoning on the record before any discussion of other motions in the case.
July 1, 2005 |
Greeted by four Black Hawk helicopters, the USS Cole slowly sailed up the Delaware yesterday and docked at Penn's Landing, a battle-tested participant in the city's July Fourth festivities. It has been nearly five years since al-Qaeda suicide bombers blew a 40-foot hole in the destroyer while it was refueling in Aden, Yemen, killing 17 sailors and injuring 39. The ship has been back in operation for three years. "We're honored to have the ship docking here today," said Lila Jones of Philadelphia, one of several hundred people - relatives of crew members, city officials, strutting Mummers, shimmying Eagles cheerleaders, members of the Pennsylvania Girlchoir of Philadelphia, Sons of the American Revolution, and a few of the idly curious - who turned out to welcome it. Many of its more than 300 officers and crew members stood on deck as the ship moved up the river.
October 18, 2000 |
In Philadelphia, Nancy Shivers sits by the phone and waits for final word that a promising young life has been cut short. In Woodleaf, N.C., Shivers' older sister, Sandra, and her husband, Ronald Francis, a retired Navy chief petty officer, also wait as divers comb the wrecked area of the USS Cole in Yemen for bodies of sailors killed Thursday in a terrorist attack. Their daughter, Shivers' niece, Lakeina Monique Francis, 19, is among sailors still missing after the bomb blast that killed 17. Shivers has little hope.
October 30, 2000 |
The bombing of the USS Cole, killing at least 17 crew members, would seem to demonstrate once again the vulnerability of the U.S. military forces to terrorist attacks - different only in magnitude from the 1983 bombing of the Marine barracks in Beirut, Lebanon (241 U.S. servicemen killed) but on the par with the 1996 bombing of Khobar Towers, in Dharan, Saudi Arabia (17 servicemen killed). But this criticism is naive and ahistoric. The best anti-terrorism/force protection (AT/FP)
October 15, 2000
Ivan Eland is the director of defense policy studies at the Cato Institute, a libertarian think-tank. He spoke to Commentary Page editor John Timpane about Thursday's terrorist bombing of the USS Cole. Timpane: As of now, there have been few credible claims of responsibility for the bombing of the Cole, although reports out of Washington say that Osama bin Laden is the strongest candidate. Eland: It's very possible that he could be behind it. Of the several groups that do suicide bombings, his is the only one that has targeted the United States in the past.
April 8, 2001 |
When the close-knit community of Morrisville, Bucks County, learned six months ago that one of its own, Chief Petty Officer Richard Dean Costelow, had been killed aboard the USS Cole in a terrorist bombing in Yemen, residents at first were shocked. Then they started planning. Yesterday those plans came to fruition in the form of a memorial plaque and monument honoring Costelow - Morrisville's own "American hero. " Hundreds, including friends, family and townspeople, were joined by state legislators in Williamson Park for the dedication ceremony and the opening day of the town's Little League season, its 50th.
October 22, 2000 |
At a memorial service in Norfolk, Va., on Wednesday, President Clinton mourned the 17 dead sailors of the USS Cole and solemnly warned those who attacked the destroyer: "You will not find a safe harbor, for we will find you, and justice will prevail. " Noble words. The reality, however, may turn out to be very different. If the United States can identify the plotters behind the attack on the U.S. destroyer in the Yemeni port city of Aden, a response will depend not only on the evidence but on a careful calibration of the impact such "justice" could have throughout the Middle East.
July 11, 2005
Re "The Cole: Just Doing Its Duty" (July 7): How dare you put a picture of the USS Cole with a man or boy wearing a Troy Aikman jersey in the same photo in the Daily News? You couldn't find another photo? Dumb. ! Steven Ciasullo Philadelphia
September 26, 2003
IWOULD like to advise this left-wing rag once and for all that we don't need 20 questions on 9/11. We only need one from all those bleeding hearts: "Can't we all just get along?" They're the rollover Democrats - that's what Bill Clinton and Gore did for eight years with bin Laden. The perverted coward president and Vince Foster ex-mistress Hillary did nothing about bin Laden for killing Americans in 1993, '95 and '98, and the USS Cole in 2000. And that's why we got 9/11.