As word moved across the Atlantic to here in Europe and beyond, the first focus was on Afghanistan,where officials of the Taleban government not only condemned the attack,but insisted-for whatever it is worth-that Osama Bin Laden is forbidden to use the country as a base for terrorism,and is in no position to do so. Though, he is believed to have planned previous terrorism from there In the Middle East...
Yassir Arrafat:We are completely shocked, completely shocked.
Yassir Arrafat offered condolences from the Palestinian people to America. A sympathy not shared by more militant Palestinians in Jerusalem.
Or these Muslims celebrating in Lebanon.
Generally, from leaders of Palestinian militant groups, there were denials of responsibility, but condemnations of US policy in the region.
Palestine:We call upon the American administration to review their attitude and policy towards the Palestinian question,because this policy arouses the anger and the hatred of our people...
M:Russian president Vladimir Putin extended his condolences, then at US request,canceled major military maneuvers by the Russian air force. There was hidden security in American embassies around the world,including in Berlin, for German citizens bought flowers to the gates as a memorial to today's victims.
And there was an air traffic into and out of London's Hitthrough airport was delayed.
Flights to the U.S were canceled indefinitely. British Prime Minister Tony Blair has this to say,"This mass terrorism is the new evil in our world today. It's perpetrated by fanatics who are artily indifferent to the science and the human life.
And we the democracies in this world are going to have to come together, to fight together,and to eradicate this evil completely from our world."